Burgers for Everyone

Fox’s new animated sitcom is full of laughs and tons of fun. A bunch of hilarious characters to go along with witty dialogue making the show snap and flow throughout. You would never think that a simple plot about a burger joint will end up being this enjoyable, but it is.

However, maybe simple is the perfect ingredient to give this show a successful run, just like the great animated sitcoms of our time such as Family Guy, The Simpsons, and King Of the Hill.

While it’s hard to but this show in that category just yet, it’s safe to say the hilarity is cooked just the way you like it.

Restaurant owner Bob Belcher, voiced by Jon Benjamin [“Family Guy” “Archer”] run’s Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and three kids. With the restaurant not doing very, Bob’s kids do not make it any easier. Let’s just say his kids aren’t the sharpest knives in the kitchen, especially Bob’s son, Gene, is the fat boy who has a bullhorn, which makes fart sounds. Bob’s two daughters, Tina and Louise, are not too smart either. One is constantly complaining about one of her itchy body parts, while the other spread a rumor that the restaurant has burgers made from human flesh.

Having the health inspectors stop by the restaurant does not help Bob’s business one bit. Of course, Bob’s kids are to blame for making things more difficult than they already are. Especially when one of the kids brings by a casket with a dead body inside.

Bob himself has plenty on his mind with the restaurant floundering. His devotion has him so dedicated to his work that he even forgets his wedding anniversary, along with other important days, especially his birthday. Bob’s wife, Linda supports his dream through thick and thin, and because of that, she shows that she really loves her husband no matter what.

As you can see, this show is character driven, which is a plus. Each character has a flaw that makes the dialogue that much more laughable. There are times where you will be laughing out loud because of the R rated comedy displayed that the average adult would get. That alone gives the show a sort of slapstick comedy that people would want to watch.

The setting of the show is also very simple, making it a cozy environment. Beyond the restaurant is a city rich
with character. There are places around Bob’s Burgers such as a funeral home and crematorium; down the street is Wonder Wharf, the ocean side pier; and a few blocks away is Wagstaff Middle School, where Bob and Linda’s kids go to school.

This new Fox series was created by Loren Bouchard [“Home Movies, “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist”]. Overall, it’s an excellent debut for a new animated series. In the end, Bob’s Burgers gets an A, and definitely passes the inspection.

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At the site, I'm a music, television and graphic novel kind of guy and that's what I'll be writing for the most part. Expect some book and music reviews as well though [insert demon horns here]. I grew up in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, the same neighborhood many of the best mafia films of our day were based on, idolizing guys like Robert Deniro, Martin Scorsese and Al Pacino. I'm also a big sports fan and follow the New York Yankees immensely.

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