Bob’s Burgers: Why Tina Belcher is My Spirit Animal

Amanda Velez
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Bob’s Burgers Live! is coming back for yet another tour across the U.S. It first became a thing in 2013 and includes standup and improv comedy from the cast. It’s a unique way for fans to interact with their favorite Bob’s Burgers characters and allows them to experience the show in a live action setting.

I’m super excited about this event because I’d potentially get to be in the same room with Dan Mintz, who is the voice actor for Tina Belcher. Tina is the oldest child of the Belcher family. She is a socially awkward twelve-year-old who loves unicorns and zombies and spends her free time daydreaming about Quippiquisset Island. She isn’t the coolest character (no, that’s Louise), but she is my favorite. I’ll even go as far as say she’s my spirit animal. Why? Because we have so much in common. In fact, I’ve often wondered if Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard stalked me in order to gain inspiration for the character.

Of course, now you’re probably curious as to what characteristics Tina and I share. This is gonna kill my street cred but…I am proud to have her as a representation of who I am and one day hope to become a “smart, strong, sensual woman” like her someday.

Below is a list of the many (embarrassing) reasons why Tina Belcher is my spirit animal (don’t judge me!):

Dancing Skills

tina dancing

We both are horrible dancers. Seriously, my one move is the Tim Allen cabbage patch.

Social Awkwardness


We miss normal social cues. We can’t help it that we’re awkward. Just love us!

Make-Up Challenged


Neither of us knows how to apply makeup correctly. Anyways, isn’t natural in right now?



We have “relationships” with unattainable men like Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Grant Gustin, etc. Which just proves we have very active imaginations.

Love of Animals


We love animals. Maybe a little too much…

Writers at Heart


We enjoy writing in our free time. No, I will not share with you my Sailor Moon fanfiction.

All About That Bass


We both have an unhealthy butt obsession. Probably stemming from the fact that we don’t have one. Well, a substantial one. Like J.Lo or Kim K.

Tour dates have yet to be released for Bob’s Burgers Live! but we’ll keep you updated once they do. Also, be sure to watch the 100th episode of Bob’s Burgers on May 22 on Fox.

Amanda Velez
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