Posts tagged as bob’s burgers

'Rick and Morty', 'Bob's Burgers', and 'American Dad!': Three Cartoons at Three Stages of Life

Due to the nature of animation, cartoons can last a lot longer than live action shows. Characters don't age, so the 4th grade can be played out dozens of times in a row without the threat of puberty ever setting in. But as the 25th season of The Simpsons reminds us each week, that doesn't necessarily mean they should last forever. The writing gets stale, storylines get re-used, and as Lisa Simpson reminded us was when The Simpsons was still in its prime, the characters can't have the same impact they once had. With that mind, let's take a look at three animated comedies at different stages in their [...]

People Who Watch 'Modern Family' Make More Than Those Who Watch 'Bob's Burgers'

Viewers of ABC's Modern Family are the most affluent of network television watchers, while Bob's Burgers viewers are at the opposite end of the spectrum. The Wrap analyzed average median income of primetime viewers from Nielsen's data, and determined that the median income for viewers in the 18-49 demographic is $81,100 for Modern Family viewers, while Bob's Burgers viewers earn $48,800.

On the richer end of things, Parks and Recreation draws the second most affluent viewers with a median income of $81,000. Sitcoms The Goldbergs, The Mindy Project, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, The Michael J. Fox Show, Super Fun Night, Trophy Wife, and The Middle all have viewers with a [...]

Talking to Jon Benjamin About 'Bob's Burgers', Voicing Animated Characters and Crying in the Shower

Bob Belcher and his restaurant may be cursed with an unlucky streak, but even before the fourth season premieres this Sunday, Fox has already renewd Bob's Burgers for a fifth. While portraying a dysfunctional, blue-collar family struggling to stay afloat, the show has successfully challenged Seth MacFarlane's hegemony in the world of animated primetime comedy while attracting a growing fanbase. While the Belcher family continues to struggle, Bob's Burgers continues to grow.

Jon Benjamin, the voice behind  protagonist Bob Belcher, has been lauded for his hilarously gruff dead pan which has brought to life many animated leading men such as Sterling Archer in FX's [...]

Molly Shannon, Will Forte, Jordan Peele to Voice Characters on 'Bob's Burgers'

Bob's Burgers and the rest of Fox's animated lineup return on Sunday, September 29, and Fox recently announced its impressive lineup of guest stars this year. Molly Shannon will appear on Bob's Burgers as a classmate of Louise’s, Will Forte will voice a seaplane captain who teaches Linda to fly, and Jordan Peele will voice a football player appearing in a Bob’s Burgers commercial. Other new voices include Kathryn Hahn, Bobcat Goldthwait, Rachel Dratch, Matt Walsh, and the return of Tim Meadows, Gary Cole, Ken Jeong, Aziz Ansari, Megan Mullally and Jenny Slate.

Meanwhile, The Simpsons guest voices this year include Kristen Wiig, Elisabeth Moss, Zach Galifianakis, Rachel Maddow, Stan Lee, Harlan Ellison, Anderson [...]

Checking In with 'Bob's Burgers' Halfway Through Season 3

2012 was a big year for Bob's Burgers, as slowly but surely people found it on the air, on Hulu, and streaming on Netflix until, almost incredibly, the show emerged from hiatus as a rare and prized television commodity: a returning new hit comedy.

It’s really been quite a nice run for Fox development in recent years. Thanks to shows like the grower-favorite Raising Hope, the unqualified smash New Girl, and the inexplicably indomitable Seth MacFarlane Ratings Juggernaut, Fox has quietly positioned itself as perhaps the new network standard for high-quality comedies (especially given NBC’s ongoing long, slow fade to black). And perhaps no network sitcom has been so [...]

'Bob's Burgers' Is Releasing a Music Album

Fox's Bob's Burgers has frequently featured top-notch original music since its early days, and it's finally all being collected for an album. Creator Loren Bouchard says that a deal to release a Bob's Burgers album has been finalized, and that it'll be coming out this fall on iTunes. There aren't any more details on the album beyond that, but hopefully, it'll include such instant classics as "Electric Love" and "Will You Be Mine (Coal Mine)." Bob's Burgers makes its midseason premiere this Sunday at a new time, 7pm.

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Talking to Loren Bouchard About 'Bob’s Burgers', 'Home Movies', and Pitching Shows About Cannibals and the Devil

Despite the occasional talking toilet, eight-year-old auteur, and Satanic family member, the works of Loren Bouchard are surprisingly grounded for cartoon shows. Creator of Adult Swim favorites Home Movies and Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil, Bouchard has an ear for naturalistic dialogue that verges on the improvised, and a knack for making the most outlandish characters and plots seem mundanely relatable. The organic vibe is one he’s honed since his start as a producer and writer for Comedy Central’s Dr. Katz, one of the first shows to commit free-wheeling conversations between comedians to animation.

His latest creation, the wonderful Bob’s Burgers, has quietly established itself as one of [...]

Fox Renews 'Bob's Burgers' for Season 5

Bob's Burgers will be around for years to come. Fox announced today that they've renewed the animated comedy for a fifth season that will consist of 22 episodes. Season 5 will air during the 2014-15 TV season, while Season 4 is set to debut this Sunday along with the rest of Fox's animated block. Bob's Burgers earned its second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Comedy Series this year.

Bob's Burgers is the first show from Fox's Sunday night animated lineup to be renewed for 2014-15. Because of how much longer it takes to prep animated shows, they're typically renewed in the fall of the previous season rather than the spring, [...]

Here's a Cartoon St. Vincent Covering a Song from 'Bob's Burgers'

Here's a new web series (via Vulture) called "Bob's Buskers" in which big-time musicians cover silly songs from Bob's Burgers. Then, the animators for Bob's Burgers draw the musicians playing said song in front of Bob's Burgers' titular storefront. In the first installment, St. Vincent covers the song "Bad Tina" from a Season 2 episode of the show. Hopefully, a future episode in the series will feature whoever plays the Arrested Development ukulele theme song covering the Bob's Burgers ukulele theme song.

The 'Bob's Burgers' Christmas Special Has Zach Galfianakis, Blood, and Lube

Sneak a peek at the holiday episode of Bob's Burgers, which airs this Sunday at 8:30 on Fox and guest stars big-time Hollywood movie star Zach Galifianakis. Just judging by this quick preview, it has more blood and lube than just about any TV Christmas special ever – save for that one really weird Peanuts special that they're not allowed to air anymore.

'Bob's Burgers' Fourth Season Has Made the Show Even Better by Shaking Things Up

We're at about the halfway point of season four of Bob's Burgers, and the show has smartly shaken up its formula. Bouchard and his writers have heightened what we know about the characters by frequently moving them outside of their comfort zone of the titular burger joint; “A River Runs Through Bob” was a strong place to start this season, because it gave the Belchers nothing but themselves to rely on. By the end of the episode, Bob and Linda (H. Jon Benjamin and John Roberts, respectively) were reduced to a pair of feral, worm-sucking woodspeople. Instead of engaging with outside forces, they were forced react to each other, a [...]

'Bob's Burgers' Returns with an Episode Away From Bob's Burgers, and It Works

For three seasons, Bob’s Burgers has been based in one primary location: Bob’s Burgers. Like Cheers, the restaurant contained an endless amount of hilarious stories that allowed Bob and his family to relate to the world around them. The outside world came to them, and at no point has this felt tired or old.

Season four opener, “A River Runs Through Bob,” makes a preemptive strike on the formula and changes things up before Burgers gets stale. Rather than continuing to give fans more of the same, the show moves the family to the great outdoors and away from the previously established world and characters.

Talking to Eugene Mirman About The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, 'Bob's Burgers', and the NYC Standup Scene

It's going to be an exciting weekend for Eugene Mirman. Not only is Bob's Burgers, the Fox animated comedy he lends his voice to, returning for its fourth season Sunday night, but also the sixth annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is happening in New York from Thursday through Sunday. This year, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will feature the return of some influential New York standup shows, like Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's Hot Tub and Mirman's own Invite Them Up, with Bobby Tisdale, as well as a bouncy castle with a therapist in it and delightfully-titled one-off shows like "Comics We Hope Don't Move to LA (Though We Understand There Is [...]

'Bob's Burgers' Writers Share Facts About Australia

McSweeney's has a list of abandoned jokes from the Bob's Burgers writer's room today. They're all facts about Australia that didn't make it an episode, like "If you’re having a waffle, you say you’re going on a waffle-bout" and "Paul Hogan personally awakens all Australian citizens each morning."