Television on the Spectrum: The Best (and Worst) Depictions of Asperger Syndrome on TV

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Tina Belcher, Bob’s Burgers 

Despite her parents’ insistence that she’s not autistic — and despite her inability to count toothpicks on the floor with Rain Man-style accuracy — 14-year-old Tina probably falls somewhere on the spectrum. She isn’t good with customers, and has both a terrible sense of what’s considered appropriate in polite conversation and a horse fixation. The sexually charged young lady also obsessively writes erotic fan-fiction (and friend-fiction), which makes her a refreshing change from all the asexual autistic characters on TV.