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The Bob's Burgers Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pig's Laundry, Jun 22, 2016.

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Who's your favorite character on Bob's Burgers?

  1. Bob

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  2. Linda

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  3. Tina

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  4. Gene

    30.0%
  5. Louise

    50.0%
  6. Teddy

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  7. Mort

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  8. Jimmy Pesto

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  9. Jimmy Jr.

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  10. Andy and Ollie

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  11. Zeke

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  12. Mr. Fishoeder

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  13. Mr. Frond

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  14. Gayle

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  15. other (sorry, can't list all the characters here)

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Multiple votes are allowed.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Heh, the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover was pretty bad but this particular cutaway scene was pretty clever:

     
  2. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    And yet Bob's is being renewed up to its 8th season, so suck on that, Peter! :)
     
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  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    To be fair though...

    The fact Bob's Burgers even got to 3 seasons was amazing. The show didn't exactly have the best ratings, and it took years for the show to catch on. I should know, as I watched it from the beginning. I had the first Bob's Burgers T-shirt which was an unrelated logo that probably existed in the series' development. Went on clearance a couple weeks later. That could have very well been the only piece of merchandising the show got. The show was constantly in danger of being cancelled, and even when it became a massive cult hit, Fox wanted to sabotage it by giving it the King of the Hill/Futurama death slot so weaker sitcoms could flourish (which they didn't). Slowly but surely the show gained a cult following, and I wouldn't be surprised if that was all on adult swim rebroadcasts that were the reason. I mean, Bob's Burgers came out at a time when Fox was trying multiple other animated sitcoms. That awful Allen Gregory and the underrated and shoul have been on cable Napoleon Dynamite. Of which I'm disappointed didn't take, but if its sacrifice meant Bob's Burgers would get its chance, so be it.

    So basically Bob's Burgers gets more buzz now than Family Guy and The Simpsons put together.

    Meanwhile, The Cleveland Show had low ratings, mostly due to disinterest. While I contend that it was at least a superior show to Family Guy at the time with far more likable characters and even slightly better voice talent, I can see why a third Seth MacFarline Show ticked viewers off. Even though all Seth's involvement was voicing 2 characters and it was really Mike Henry's show.
     
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  4. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well the point of the joke was that Bob's Burgers had to air between The Simpsons and Family Guy to get solid ratings otherwise it would crash like The Cleavland Show. But, in the spring when Bob's aired post-Simpsons, it was essentially tying it in the ratings. The Simpsons and Family Guy have fallen a lot, but Bob's is rather steady in the ratings, taking away the football inflated episodes, I doubt The Simpsons is much stronger than Bob's Burgers anymore.
     
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  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    :eek:Just a reminder that the seventh season premieres in less than an hour! :eek:
     
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  6. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    For the first time, Louise's Kuchi Kopi doll becomes a plot device, leading to a trippy fever dream involving Kuchi (deformed by heat no thanks to her parents) and the rest of Louise's dolls.
     
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I must say, I really loved this episode. I actually think it's my new favorite. It was extremely funny and I definitely wasn't expecting a musical episode.I especially liked the songs Louise sung, even though the songs were pretty short. John H. Benjamin(at least I assume it was him) did a great job playing Kuchi. As I suspected, Amy Schumer had a very small role despite being advertised, which I don't mind.

    Oh and I like how the name of the toy shop was "About a Toy", a nice little reference.

    Also, am I the only one who would watch a spin off or at least several more episodes about Kuchi Kopi land?
     
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  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I can't remember where I read it, either the Bob's Burgers Wikipedia or one of the 107 facts, but the thing is, Kuchikopi usually signifies someone's decent into madness. Bob had a The Shining moment with Kuchi all the way back in "Crawl Space," and Louise was growing paranoid and blind greedy talking to it while stroking the ambergris in the episode of the same name. While this is a fever dream, notice that Kuchi was talking very much not like a sane person through the whole thing, threatening to kill.

    I really like how most of the musical numbers were handled with a "please don't" interruption. And once again, Teddy drops by to make the show even more funny. There's so much of the play between him and Bob that's improvised. Wouldn't be surprised if the entire scene about Teddy shouting the name of his childhood toy was at least somewhat improv. Also... funny that all the toys have very Japanese, Ghibli-esque names. Not just Louise's, but Teddy's and the Amy Schumer cameo woman's too.

    She seems like the kind of comedian guest voice actor they'd use occasionally. Wouldn't be surprised if she does another guest spot on the show as a full fledged character.
     
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, probably. And she seems like she'd be a good voice actor, not that the show has ever had a bad one.


    Oh, and one other thing about the episode: Didn't the melted Kuchi doll kind of remind anyone of a character from "Squidbillies" ? :

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Bob's Burgers, probably because it's a Lauren Bouchard show, has a history of seeking out comedians and comedic actors for show roles, be they recurring or one shot. They have a good idea of who they want most of the time, and that kind of voice actor that's a comedian first is who they usually want to seek out. They had Key and Peel on the show, but never together until last season's episode about the couch being destroyed. Amy, being a comedienne would be right in their wheelhouse.
     
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Loved this episode about Teddy passive aggressively buying a boat and trying to rub it in his ex's face, only for it to backfire horridly. And I like the reasonable spin on the fact that Tina can't get a cell phone in an era where everyone has one because the restaurant isn't that successful and Tina losing things.

    I really wish that they'd have full versions of these songs from the end theme. Really liked Teddy singing "Somewhere beyond the Sea."

    And on the note of the other cartoon that night (as there's no thread on it), I really appreciated the Simpson family going to Boston and making as many Bostonian references as possible (lessened by the fact they had to use bland name products). But the one reference that really made me smile was at the Jordan's Motel and Furniture (no, they don't really have Motels), they had a small photo above the bed that said "The Movie Loft."

    Now THAT'S an obscure local reference. For the longest time the only copy of the Muppet Movie I had was taped off TV from the WSBK-38 Movie Loft broadcast.
     
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  12. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Eh, wasn't a fan of the season premiere. Loved the second episode with them going on a boat trip with Teddy just so he could show off to his ex-wife and ultimately getting chased by bulls and all that, felt really cartoony and I liked it.
     
  13. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    This show has had some fun Halloween episodes, and the latest was no exception. Gotta love how confident Tina gets when she becomes a bad girl, and how seriously so many people took witches and witchcraft. :)
     
  14. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    So hilarious the way Bob kept botching the sting operation between the health inspector and the new meat supplier who was supplying Bob and Jimmy Pesto with cheap horse meat.
    I also liked how the supplier wasn't really evil so much as cheap, and may very well be a new friend of Bob's we'll get to see again someday.
     
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  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Just saw the most recent episode today. I thought it was alright. At first when Hugo and Ron showed up to bust Bob, I was a little worried it might turn into a bit of a rehash of the human flesh episode (give me the benefit of the doubt, it's their seventh season, I don't know how long they can stay fresh) , but I was pleasantly surprised when things took a different route. I thought the plot was a little lacking in some areas - I think it could've benefitted from a Louise and Gene b-plot, they had a lot of funny lines but they were otherwise kind of just there and not doing much, but could just be me, I dunno.
     
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  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Two new episodes aired tonight, and they were hilarious as always. In the first, we got to see Louise's old nemesis Logan return and get revenge on her. We also got to see one of the few times she shed tears as Logan attempts to shove his smelly armpit in her face, and also
    perhaps the only time she has ever hugged one of her siblings after Gene took the fall for her.
    There was even a subplot about Bob and Linda getting high off drug-laced butterscotch cookies during a visit to the accountant's, as well as one with Tina suddenly getting a crush on a new boy and trying to get him to notice her.

    The other one was Thanksgiving-themed, and was about Louise and Gene trying to sabotage Tina's "sexy turkey" play just so they could get a half day off.
    It worked, all right. Maybe a little too well.
     
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  17. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Anyone else see last night's episode? It was really nice to see one that focused on Tina's relationship with Jimmy Jr., and it showed that he was more willing to bond with her when she was a remote-controlled robot (she sprained her ankle while wearing high-heels, and was allowed to stay home while it healed and use the robot to continue her schooling). Also enjoyed seeing Louise and Gene using the robot after dark to take advantage of the night security guard.
     
  18. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I liked the Louis-Gene plot and Bob's banjo but eh I'm not much of a fan of the Tina-Jimmy Jr. relationship.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was pretty cute at first but now it's gotten pretty tedious. Granted, it doesn't take up quite as much of Tina's character as it used to, but it really never goes anywhere and Jimmy Jr. has kind of shown himself to be a bit of a jerk at times. Although, I suppose we were all butt-holes when we were fourteen, but still.
     
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  20. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Though JJ is a lot friendlier compared to his dad. :)
     


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