From the strange mind of Loren Bouchard, creator of Lucy: Daughter of the Devil and focused on a hapless burger slinger and his extremely odd family, Bob’s Burgers is one of the funniest cartoons on TV right now. Not only is it highly subversive in it’s own way, it is eminently quotable and features some amazing vocal work by the ubiquitious H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Family Guy, and many others), Kristen Schaal (30 Rock, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show) , Eugene Mirman (Delocated, Flight of the Conchords), with guest artists like Kevin Kline and Megan Mullally.
So basically, yeah. Awesome.
The first season was only 13 episodes, but I have watched each of those episodes at least three times. One of my office mates and I have rewatched certain scenes on a daily and then weekly basis.
And when Fox’s fall lineup was released, and Bob’s Burgers wasn’t on it, well we cried just a little. On the inside. In private.
Luckily, Fox hasn’t left us out in the cold sans Bob and most importantly Louise, his probably psychopathic/sociopathic daughter played by Schaal who steals every scene she’s in. The show returns this March, back on the so-called “Animation Domination” aka “Seth Macfarland plus a smidge of Matt Groening”. Hallelujah.
And one of the writers has started a blog Behind Bob’s Burgers giving us a bit of a behind the scenes peek. Not much there yet, but I’m hopeful. Though even the picture of Robert Pattinson with Louise’s hat is enough for me.
All of this is to say, WATCH BOB’S BURGERS on March 3, 8:30 pm and laugh, dammit, laugh.
That is all.