The rejected ‘Bob’s Burgers’ pilot looked a little different

All of Bob's hair might have violated the health code.


Audra Schroeder


Published Apr 24, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:54 pm CDT

If you’re a Bob’s Burgers fan, you probably have a favorite character or episode or inside joke. The show’s popularity has grown pretty organically, but it didn’t always look like it does now. 

This 2012 YouTube clip shows the pilot that was sent to Fox, and the first thing that stands out is that the character of Tina was originally a boy named Daniel (perhaps named after actor Dan Mintz). Good thing they changed it up because the eldest Belcher child has become a feminist hero and we’re all better off for it. 

H/T Digg | Screengrab via LordCanzite/YouTube 

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*First Published: Apr 24, 2015, 4:33 pm CDT