Sunday, May 22, 2016


The directors for one of Fox's prime time shows board, direct and time animation out of a small studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. And they've worked their way past the century mark.

... “Bob’s Burgers” now hits the Big 100, with Sunday night’s sixth season-ending installment entitled “Glued, Where’s My Bob?” at 9:30 (in fact, the website, usually reliable in such matters, counts Sunday’s offering as actually No. 107, but 100 is likely a better marketing hook for the season finale) .

[The show] is like “The Simpsons'” young nephew that’s moved from an unsteady kindergartner to a confident fifth-grader. It entered syndication last fall and is performing decently. It even won a 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Animated Comedy. And don’t look now, but a burger cookbook authored by Bouchard and the show’s writers actually ranks 9th on the New York Times Bestseller List of Food and Diet Books.

Moreover, “Bob’s Burgers” has shown sufficient heat as a consistent Sunday night performer for Fox to justify renewal for seasons seven and eight. Not too bad for a ‘toon about a guy who runs a burger joint with the help of his sassy wife and three kids that often feels like a time traveler from the 1970s. ...

The crew for BB has been remarkably stable and consistent over the course of its run. Sure, there have been artists that have come and gone, a lot of veterans remain. And as one of them noted:

"When you're with anything for six seasons, you feel like you've won the lottery. Sure, there's "The Simpsons", but a hundred episodes doesn't happen that often, you know?"


K_tigress said...

Yup got-a love a show that has a character who shares the same name as me and who looked like me as a 7 year old.
But yeah over great show and loved it from the start.

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