January 24, 1901
July 16, 1978
|Behind the scenes|
"Your Time Is Gonna Come" (5.13)
His grandchildren include Eric Forman, Laurie Forman and Penny. Burt is a somewhat shy, soft and kind old man and usually tries to avoid his wife's yelling and insulting by lying to her, telling her that he is "going for a smoke", though Burt tells Eric that he doesn't smoke. He also is seen pretending to sleep to avoid trouble with his wife.
Burt and Bea appear on the show for the first and only time in Season 5. Burt has a heart attack while outside hiding from his wife in the episode Your Time Is Gonna Come, and minutes later is found by Eric in the driveway, lying on the pavement and not moving. He is then rushed to the hospital immediately, where he passed away.
- And if she breaks all of your golf clubs, she means 'Happy Anniversary!'
- – Burt explaining Bea to an upset Kitty