The third broadcast season of the animated sitcom Bob's Burgers began airing on the Fox network in the United States on September 30, 2012, and concluded on May 12, 2013. All main cast members reprised their roles, the season also featured guest stars such as Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Jeffrey Tambor, Gary Cole and Aziz Ansari.
On May 14, 2012, Fox renewed Bob's Burgers for a third season consisting of 13 episodes. On August 23, 2012, six additional scripts were ordered. The third season will consist of the 13 episodes from the second production cycle that did not air during the second season, and will also include episodes from the third cycle.
A biker gang sets up shop in the restaurant, where they lament the loss of their beloved leader.
The Belcher kids break with a long standing Halloween tradition, veering away from their usual trick or treat trek in favor of a posh neighborhood that's known for its oversize goodies.
Worried that his kids are not enjoying summer vacation because he's making them work in the restaurant, Bob fires them. But they soon become bored and take jobs as "weed pickers" for a pair of hippie farmers.
Bob does a tour of duty as a private chef on a docked cruise ship and brings along the family to witness his true culinary skills, but the special occasion is scuttled when the kooky captain shanghais the whole family.
Bob's plans for his favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, change when Mr. Fischoeder hires him as a chef, and Linda and the kids to play his family, as he tries to stage a perfect holiday dinner in order to make a former flame jealous.
Mr. Fischoeder's new pier attraction, a mechanical shark, goes haywire and terrorizes the town, and it falls to Bob and the family to catch it.
After Tina accidentally wrecks the car, and gets the whole family involved with a slimy insurance agent, she worries that she's a "jinx".
Gene gets his first girlfriend, but it doesn't take long for the family to realize that she is incredibly annoying and they pressure him to break up with her.
When Bob inherits a storage unit around Christmas, visions of riches dance in the heads of the family, but what they find inside is a squatter who claims he once worked as a mannequin.
Linda worries that her relationship with Louise isn't as good as it should be, so, much to Louise's chagrin, she forces the young lady to participate in a mother-daughter seminar. With mom away, Tina turns to Bob for a lesson in shaving her legs.
The new health inspector proves to be a decent fellow, until he blackmails Bob into being allowed to perform his atrocious music at the restaurant, which drives away the customers.
There is a "Mad Pooper" running wild at the Belcher children's middle school and Tina finds herself on a mission to get to the "bottom" of the situation.
When a heart-shaped pancake simply doesn't cut it, the kids convince Bob to let them skip school in order to help him find a Valentine's Day gift that will "wow" Linda. Meanwhile, in the spirit of the romantic holiday, Linda sets up a speed-dating event at the restaurant that doesn't go exactly as planned.
Linda thinks Bob doesn't appreciate her and quits the restaurant to work at a grocery store. In her absence, Bob tries - and fails - to run the place on his own and the kids are stuck in the middle of the marital mayhem. Meanwhile, things get romantic for Tina when she meets her potential soul mate while restocking the milk fridge.
When Gene finds an expensive talking toilet out in the woods, he and his friends decide to protect it as much as they can while an evil toilet hunter is looking for the toilet.
Louise expects to get a charge out of taking down her Thomas Edison-obsessed science teacher when she re-creates one of the famous inventor's experiments that involved electrocuting an elephant.
Jimmy Jr. is threatened when Tina starts dating a ballet dancer named Josh and the two boys get into an epic dance-off for her heart
The Belcher family road-trips down to Florida to visit Linda's parents who live in a senior home that - to Linda's complete horror - is full of senior swingers! Plus, to keep themselves entertained, Tina, Gene and Louise go on a hunt for a mysterious python that allegedly ate one of the residents' dogs.
After the family car breaks down and ruins their plans for a movie night out, the Belchers find themselves competing on the TV game show "Family Fracas!" To the dismay of the program's host, they keep winning and coming back each night...that is until their lucky streak comes to a suspicious end.
After Bob cuts his finger and faints at the sight of his own blood, Linda brings him to the hospital and leaves the kids home alone. Not ones to waste a golden opportunity, Tina, Gene and Louise transform the basement of the restaurant into a makeshift casino. But they get more than they gamble for when landlord Mr. Fischoeder stops by and catches them in action.
While accompanying Tina to a "Boyz 4 Now" concert, Louise develops a crush on one of the lead singers, Boo Boo - and is in disbelief that she actually likes a boy! Meanwhile, Gene gets creative - and slightly offensive - in a table-setting competition.
Bob chaperones a school trip to the museum and experiences some father-daughter bonding with Louise, while Gene and his gang are on the lookout for exhibits with busts, and not the kind that are sculpted out of stone. Later, on the museum steps, Linda offers her distinctive chanting talents to striking workers.
After Gene loses his confidence at his baseball game, Linda decides to sign him up for baseball camp. The only problem? She needs money to pay for it! Meanwhile, Tina discovers her love for espresso and becomes a caffeine addict.