Jimmy Pesto from ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Is the Best Villain on Television

Jimmy Pesto, Bob's BurgersFOX Broadcasting Co.

Every hero needs his villain, and Bob Belcher of Bob’s Burgers wouldn’t be as lovable without the grimy, slimy Jimmy Pesto of Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria. He’s handsome (just look at that butt-chin), smart, and his restaurant is hella classy. Poor Bob spends half his time just trying to keep up. Jimmy’s pulled a lot of fast ones during his time on Bob’s Burgers, and we can’t help but love him for it. Here are some of the best and worst moments, brought to us by the incomparable Jimmy Pesto.


Bob was devastated when Jimmy beat his Burgerboss video score, but the nail in the coffin was the moment when Jimmy entered his name in as “BOB SUX.” This was definitely Jimmy Pesto at his worst, but it also inspired one of the best episodes, in which Aziz Ansari as the voice of Darryl (AKA DRL) ultimately came through and saved the day. “Burgerboss” was nominated for a 2012 Emmy, and we think Jimmy Pesto deserves some credit for being the spark that created all that hilarious gamer drama.

Family Fracas

When Jimmy Pesto and family won that damn minivan on the Family Fracas! game show under hella “suspicious circumstances” and got away with it, something in you probably died a little bit. But at least we still have this awesome clip of Tina saying, “Your ass is grass… and I’m gonna mow it.”

Pesto Tries Burgers

Jimmy tried to destroy Bob’s business in “Burger Wars,” and does the unthinkable when he starts selling… burgers?! A serious burger war ensued and Bob (once again) fought for his lease on the restaurant as Jimmy did everything in his power to outsell him. This was definitely Jimmy at his worst, but in the end he was no match for Bob’s Meatsiah burger and Linda’s hilarious voodoo dabblings.

Baby Num-Nums

“Sheesh! Cab, Bob?” was easily one of the most unforgettable episodes ever. All of the drama centered around Tina’s birthday party got out of control when Bob had to get a second job as a taxi driver, and ended up meeting transsexual prostitutes Glitter, Marbles, and Cha-Cha, who reveal the single-most hilarious fact about Jimmy Pesto. As it turns out, he’s got a serious diaper fetish and is well known around a little spot called Desire Dungeon, where he goes by the name of Baby Num-Nums. EPIC.

Jimmy Pesto, Jr.

The truth is that Jimmy Pesto is pretty much the worst. But if there was no Jimmy Pesto, there’d be no Jimmy Pesto Jr., and no reason for Tina to get all super awkward! And we love it when Tina gets super awkward.