Posts tagged as bob’s burgers

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 [...]

Jon Benjamin Demonstrates How to Be a Professional Voice Actor

Voice actor extraordinaire Jon Benjamin has been one of the most prominent talents in his field for years now, voicing major characters on Bob's Burgers, Archer, Home Movies, and more. Now, we finally get to see how he manages to achieve such a high level of voiceover perfection: torturing his engineers.

Fox Orders Up Another Season of 'Bob's Burgers' with a Side of Burger Puns

Fox just announced it has picked up animated comedy Bob’s Burgers for a full 22-episode fourth season, expected to begin airing next fall. The show, currently in the midst of Season Three, just received an order for an additional six scripts from Fox a few weeks back, but this fourth season news is infinitely more exciting for fans of the Emmy-nominated program. Bob's Burgers' current season continues to air Sunday nights at 8:30, with big-name guests like Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, and Jeffrey Tambor lending their voices this time around. 22 episodes means the Bob's Burgers writers have a lot more burger puns to come [...]

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.

Jon Benjamin "Legtimately Annoyed" by His Fellow 'Bob's Burgers' Cast Members

“I am legitimately annoyed by the other [Bob's Burgers] actors a huge part of the time… Recording sessions for [creator] Loren [Bouchard]’s shows can run six, seven hours, which doesn’t sound like a huge deal — everybody works that long — but when you’re in a recording booth it’s suffocating. So in a weird way he has created this family dynamic, which is like, ‘God, I wish Kristen Schaal would stop eating that fucking rice cake thing she’s always eating. It’s so annoying. And Eugene Mirman, I wish he would get off his iPad and stop tweeting for five minutes so he can do his fucking lines. And John Roberts is [...]

'Bob's Burgers' Takes On 'The Warriors' With the Trailer for Its Halloween Episode

Bob's Burgers's first-ever Halloween installment is airing this Sunday, and the show's creative team cut an in-house trailer  that's an homage to The Warriors. The episode involves the Belcher kids going trick-or-treating unsupervised in search of full-sized candy bars, but they get caught up in the local teenagers' tradition "Hell Hunt." The trailer alone is already a million times scarier than the entirety of The Warriors is.

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."

Check Out the 'Bob's Burger's' Test Pilot

Here's the original 2010 test pilot for Fox's Bob's Burgers, which, in addition to a hairier Bob and a more Home Movies-esque look, features Bob and Linda's son Daniel instead of their daughter Tina. It's still the same exact character, just different gender, name, and design. Daniel is even voiced by Dan Mintz, who voices Tina Belcher on the show. You can't pull off that kind of a switch on a live action show, that's for sure.

Talking to Kristen Schaal about 'Bob's Burgers' and Being More Autobiographical On Stage

Between prominent roles in Bob's Burgers, The Daily Show, 30 Rock, and Flight of the Conchords, it seems like Kristen Schaal has had a part in just about every great TV comedy over the past few years. In addition to her busy TV and movie career, Schaal is also an accomplished stand-up, having hosted, with comedy partner Kurt Braunohler, the long-running, wildly-popular NYC comedy showcase Hot Tub, which just ended its run after Schaal and Braunohler both moved to the West Coast. I had the chance to watch Kristen Schaal perform an amazing, funny set at a Funny or Die showcase presented by Marriott and Wired last week and [...]