13. Michael Madsen as Kevin Costner
Episode: “The Moody Foodie”
This is one of those instances where a throwaway line is vastly improved by the story behind it. Apparently Madsen wasn’t scheduled to record for Bob’s Burgers at all—he was just accidentally dropped off in front of the studio the day they happened to be finishing up a Reservoir Dogs parody. Confronted with this stunning coincidence, writers had no choice but to do the obvious: Rope Madsen into voicing one off-screen line as Kevin Costner in Tin Cup.
“Now that’s how you make a birdie.”
12. Jon Glaser as Jairo
Episode: “Sexy Dance Fighting”
Like every sitcom ever made, Bob’s first season took a while to find its voice, but Glaser’s Jairo hinted at the zanier side of the show’s potential. A far cry from his role as Councilman Jamm on Parks and Recreation, Glaser’s oddball Capoeira instructor wielded a set of infectious battle cries. Go ahead, try watching the whole episode without yelling “Ponytail! Ponytail! Brazil!” out loud, alone on the couch.
“Here, Bob, let me show you some very convenient sphincter-relaxing exercises. Tight! Relax. Tight! Relax.”
10 & 11. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman as Beverly and Cooper
Episode: “Bob Fires the Kids”
Though Mullally has had plenty of screen time as Linda’s crackpot sister Gayle, one of her best moments came when she pulled in real-life husband Nick Offerman to play her on-screen partner. It’s a lot of fun seeing the pair stray so far from Ron and Tammy Swanson as the crunchy granola couple who may or may not (but absolutely) is using children as unwitting pot deliverers.
Cooper: “And then I woke up, nude, on horseback, in the forest, and there she was, my Beverly.”
Beverly: “I wandered away from a community birthing in a barn nearby.”
Cooper: “She looked like a fairy queen pooping under a tree.”
9. Katherine Hahn as Jessica
Episode: “Slumber Party”
Louise doesn’t have much in the way of competent rivals, or real friends, really—so it was refreshing to see her foiled by the deceptively boring Jessica. Hahn does an admirable job of playing a wallflower with more to her than meets the eye. In this case, it’s a dark, smelly secret.
Louise: “You picked my lock?”
Jessica: “It practically picked itself.”
Louise: “You pick yourself, you pick your nose!”
Jessica: “You pick your butt!”
Louise: “You pick your nose because you think your face is a butt and you should think that!”
8. Cyndi Lauper singing “Taffy Butt”
Episode: “The Belchies”
After hamming it up in The Simpsons and 30 Rock, Lauper once again proves she’s game for self-parody. In this case, she lampoons her Goonies theme “Good Enough”, crooning about a confectious dummy filled with treasure. A tale as old as time.
“The next day / You will see / Taff is washed up on the beach and / Oh my god is that a gold bar? / The wave just washed him out far / The kids didn’t look close enough in the / Taffy Butt”
7. Aziz Ansari as Darryl
Unlike a lot of others on this list, you don’t have to wait until the credits roll to know for sure that it’s Ansari behind the mic. His pointed drawl and comic timing are unmistakable, and make him a perfect addition to the kids’ gang.
Bob: “I can’t really shake, cause my—”
Darryl: “You just wanna E.T. it?”
Bob: “God, I almost want to beat you up.”