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"I'm not a stander, Frank."
- Bob to Frank
Robert Dewitt "Bob Pogo" Pogrohovich is a major character of F is for Family. He is Frank's obese boss at the airport who has to ride on a mobility scooter to move. However, he later loses some weight after being trapped in his car for 17 hours and now moves on feet from the start of season 2. He is voiced by David Koechner.

Personality Edit

Bob Pogo is an angry, volatile, extremely obese man who is shown to have little respect for his employees, though he formed some sort of respect towards Frank after he was promoted to manager. He often struggles to move or breathe, and is a heavy smoker. His greatest joy in life seems to come from eating. He refers to the baggage handlers as "donkeys", leaves angry messages on Frank's answering machine and tactlessly fired Frank on Christmas Eve. Although he was instructed to do this by Dunbarton, he did enjoy rubbing it in Frank's face.

This caused Frank to lock him inside his car, dropping his keys at his feet where he couldn't reach. We later find out that Pogo was trapped for hours and had to soil himself to stay warm. He was eventually rescued, being pulled out of the car by the jaws of life in front of his sons. This incident also caused frostbite on his fingers, and the whole thing led to him trying to lose weight. He manages to lose enough so that he no longer needs his scooter to get around, but his diet is incredibly hard for him to stick to.

In the past, it seems that Bob was much nicer and had a friendship with Frank. He was much thinner despite still possessing similar eating habits. It would seem that as he aged, his metabolism caught up with him. He encourages Frank's dream of being a pilot, and talks about his own dream of having an office job with his own desk and a chair with wheels. Bob appears to have substantial shares in Mohican Airways, as Frank stated he would likely make a fortune when Mohican was sold to Alaquippa. Bob's dream is to buy a boat.

At the end of Season 3, he had a near-fatal heart attack that he was initially resuscitated from, but landed him in the hospital for weeks. By the time he returned in Season 4, he was very different. His skin was unnaturally pale, he struggled even more to breathe and walk, and even had to use an IV drip in his office, among other machinery, and had a very weak stomach that usually caused him to use the bathroom for very long, in one instance, he broke a hotel toilet after using it. But the most notable change is his weight, either from liposuction or major weight loss from weeks in traction, he is now skinnier, in contrast to his weight at the start of the series, but as a result, he now has a major amount loose skin that hangs off of many areas on his body, which usually causes him to get stuck to the floor when he falls or get sucked into a floor vent. He has named his panniculus skin Gordon.

Health Issues Edit

Bob Pogo young

Bob Pogo in 1958

Bob's unhealthy lifestyle has lead to numerous health issues, most obviously his extreme obesity. He's mentioned that he has had five heart attacks (resulting in his heart only having two functional chambers) and has gotten stuck inside a tub three times in his life. He also suffers from kidney stones thanks to his crash dieting attempt to lose weight. Pogo has high blood pressure, which is the most probable reason for his short fuse. When going for some time without eating, Bob mentions how he suffers from low blood sugar, indicating he could also have developed Type II diabetes as another result of his gluttonous lifestyle. This is further proven in Season 4, when he is shown to enter an incredibly euphoric state after consuming even the smallest amounts of sugar, e.g. a single M&M chocolate.

An unrelated birth defect Pogo suffered from apparently involved a third nipple that grew on the inside of his cheek, though he has since had it surgically removed.

Episode Appearances Edit

Quotes Edit

  • "Dunbarton gave your job to his shit for brains nephew Scoop."
  • "God is a Negro? I'm in trouble."
  • "If I could pull a trigger, I'd kill myself."
  • ”Everybody look at our black guy! He’s happy and well fed.”
  • "WHAT THE FUCK?! A COUPLE ASSASSINATIONS, AND THEY GET WHATEVER THEY WANT?!"
  • "Drive like the wind, Frank!"

Trivia Edit

  • David Koechner, who voices Bob, is a longtime friend of Bill Burr.
  • As of now, Bob Pogo is the only character so far to receive a major change to his physical appearance in the present time (in which he remains that way throughout the entire Season 4).

ReferencesEdit

  1. shown in episode 3-03 to be ever so slightly shorter than Frank who is 5’11”.
  2. He is the same age as Frank.
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