Thursday, May 19, 2016

Show Creator SPEAKS

The orignator of Bob's Burgers remembers:

LOREN BOUCHARD: I originally thought the show should be about a family that runs a restaurant who are cannibals. Very early on, [Fox] said, "Well, do you need the cannibalism?" I had really put it in there because I thought they would want it. I'm coming off of working for Adult Swim, and the darker, more shocking aspect seemed like what you needed in order for an animated idea to cut through the noise. ...

TV series and features seldom end up where they first started, although occasionally it happens.

I'm disappointed that the cannibal thing got cut. Maybe they could have added pygmies or old Nazis in the basement for more texture and viewer interest.


Matthew said...

Kooky & sensational aspects in writing only get you so far... and while they can certainly add bits of inventiveness to the entertainment, it's usually going down the wrong road in terms of sustainability for long form plot & content with a series. "Bobs FLESH Burgers" I'm not so sure about that one.

Grant said...

There's nothing on "adult swim" either dark or adult. It's mostly juvenile leftovers from the margins of Beavis and Butthead's Jr. High notebooks.

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