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tyraniak

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« Reply #40 on: 03-22-2013 21:26 »

I also got some serious Home Movies vibes from the Topsy spisode, especially with the Thomas edison song
Startug

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« Reply #41 on: 03-27-2013 00:49 »

I love that song. I think when the show ends, they'll release a soundtrack.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #42 on: 05-15-2013 00:29 »

I saw one episode a while ago (from TV at some random time, probably a new episode here) and if I remember anything about it anymore, it wasn't  very funny, but had solid plot. Characters and their interactions seemed little dumb. I might try to watch it again.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #43 on: 05-15-2013 00:41 »

I think it's a really funny show. Most of the humor comes from the character interactions, especially since most of the characters are really, really weird -- each in their own way.

pumpkinpie

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« Reply #44 on: 06-07-2013 00:24 »

Funniest thing I ever heard last night "They'll finger anything with a pulse!" -Gene. Had both mom and I in tears.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #45 on: 06-07-2013 01:09 »

Currently making my way through season 3 and I love this show. I love how every character is ridiculous except Bob who plays the straight man even in the most insane situations. All three of the kids' one-liners always get me, I really can't decide which is my favorite. Great cast = great show.
tyraniak

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« Reply #46 on: 06-07-2013 23:34 »

really good show and they're gonna start showing reruns on adult swim in a few weeks, so now's a perfect chance for everyone to catch up
Beamer

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« Reply #47 on: 06-11-2013 10:12 »

This show took a while to grow on me, but by the time it was in its third season, it had become far and away the stand-out of Fox's animation line-up. Amazed no one has mentioned Teddy though. Hands-down the funniest damn character in this show! smile

"Your name is Bob Burger."
"What? No it's not."
"Yeah it is."
"No, it's not."
"Really? Then who am I thinking of? Bob Burgers?"
"No--"
"BUT THE SIGN--"
tyraniak

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« Reply #48 on: 06-11-2013 18:19 »

"a kid threw a sno cone at my windshield, I thought I ran over a rainbow, it was terrifying"
JoshTheater

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« Reply #49 on: 06-11-2013 19:25 »

"Rough song, Linda. She's talking about us, Mort."
totalnerduk

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« Reply #50 on: 06-12-2013 09:38 »

I'm up to episode 5. Very funny in some parts, cringeworthy in others. I prefer Archer. So much.
Beamer

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« Reply #51 on: 06-12-2013 09:53 »

I'm up to episode 5. Very funny in some parts, cringeworthy in others. I prefer Archer. So much.
Stick with it. I don't feel Bob's Burgers fully hit its stride until season 3, but it's well worth it.

Archer is definitely the superior of the two shows, though I wasn't too big on the most recent season (too much reliance on callbacks/running gags for my liking... some absolute gems in the middle of the season, though).
JoshTheater

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« Reply #52 on: 06-15-2013 22:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-15-2013 22:35 »

I'm almost done with season 3, and honestly, as much as I love Archer, this show may have just barely pulled ahead in my mind in terms of the funniest animated show on television right now. Archer is still fantastic although it seems to be slightly dropping in quality recently, whereas Bob's Burgers is just getting funnier and funnier. If we're comparing season 2 of Archer with season 1 of Bob's Burgers, then yes, Archer wins hands down...but comparing season 4 of Archer with season 3 of Bob's, Bob's easily takes the cake in my opinion.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #53 on: 06-16-2013 04:02 »

I'm up to episode 3 of season 2. So far, it's still pretty hit-and-miss. I think I would have enjoyed this much more a few years ago... but right now, I'm just not feeling it.

Sorry guys, I'm giving up.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #54 on: 06-16-2013 07:11 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2013 07:16 »

I also found it hit-and-miss at the beginning, it definitely becomes much less-so as it goes along. I think you're giving up just a little too soon, you haven't reached most of the really good episodes in season 2 yet, so maybe you should at least give it until the end of season 2, especially considering it's a pretty short season (season 3 is a lot longer at a whole 23 episodes).  In fact, the next episode, Burgerboss, is one of my favorites, so at least watch that one?

Anyway, you probably won't change your mind so...sorry you couldn't get behind the show's goofy spirit. It totally clicks with me. I adore the quirky personalities of each of the kids, which only become better utilized and more interesting with time. I found the show's musical stylings to be cringeworthy at first, but once I let my guard down I've learned to embrace how oddball and truly funny it really is. It's like the sense of humor I learned to not let out because others find it obnoxious but that my inner child still finds really charming and giggle-inducing.
Beamer

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« Reply #55 on: 08-26-2013 14:37 »

Bump!

The AV Club is currently doing a walkthrough of Bob's Burgers' third season (for those unfamiliar, it's a very in-depth discussion of the season with the show runner of the show in question, done episode-by-episode). Part 1 of 5 can be seen here, with a new installment set to come out daily for the rest of this week:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/bobs-burgers-showrunner-loren-bouchard-breaks-down,102021/

It's a really, really good read so far. Loren Bouchard cares for his characters quite deeply, and it definitely shows. smile
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #56 on: 08-26-2013 16:21 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acMmqY_bUEE
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #57 on: 08-28-2013 16:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-29-2013 18:21 »

I never even gave it a chance, so I won't just call it straight-up terrible. Maybe I'm not watching it because of the animation (I know, that's no reason not to watch it, I'm just picky sometimes). Funny thing about that, though. I hear Family Guy made fun of Bob's Burgers' animation once, when Family Guy's animation is one of the most horrific things I've ever seen.

But I assume it's getting decent ratings, since Fox hasn't cancelled it yet. I mean, it does come on between The Simpsons and Family Guy, so I can see that. Not that either show is getting great ratings, but people do watch both shows.
tyraniak

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« Reply #58 on: 08-28-2013 16:49 »

It's got a loyal following and critics seem to like it. With Cleveland show done and American Dad heading to TBS I see Bob's sticking around for the foreseeable future
Beamer

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« Reply #59 on: 08-29-2013 01:58 »

I never even gave it a chance, so I won't just call it straight-up terrible. The animation looks pretty bad to me. Funny thing about that, though. I hear Family Guy made fun of Bob's Burger's animation once, when Family Guy's animation is one of the most horrific things I've ever seen.

But I assume it's getting decent ratings, since Fox hasn't cancelled it yet. I mean, it does come on between The Simpsons and Family Guy, so I can see that. If this gets renewed again next year, then I'll know that it's the ratings. If Futurama had had that time slot, then I assume it would have gotten similar ratings on Fox.

1. "I'll know it's the ratings." Uhhh, yeah. Duh. That's entirely what this business is about. What else would it be? I can literally only think of ONE example where a tv show was cancelled for reasons other than ratings.

2. The Simpsons has been rating quite poorly recently. And Family Guy's doing well but still not as well as it once was. Not to mention, when Futurama WAS on Fox, Family Guy was getting terrible ratings! It got cancelled after 3 seasons originally. Pairing the shows up during Futurama's original run wouldn't have helped at all. And I believe Futurama WAS on after The Simpsons for quite a while, no?

3. Bob's Burgers is an excellent show and you should give it a chance. I didn't get fully into it until its third season (after I'd seen 1 and 2 in their entirity, too), but it's been incredibly rewarding since I have. The writing is sharp and the writers clearly care deeply about these characters, the cast is phenominal and it's probably second only to Parks and Rec as the best character-based comedy on tv right now. Why let "bad animation" put you off? (and it's not even that bad - the drawing style's a little weird but you get used to it)
Destroyer334545

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« Reply #60 on: 08-29-2013 03:44 »

Home Movies has crap animation, but it's dialogue based, not slapstick humor
Bob's Burgers is CHARACTER based, and just as good, I Love em both
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #61 on: 08-29-2013 18:12 »
« Last Edit on: 08-29-2013 19:29 »

And I believe Futurama WAS on after The Simpsons for quite a while, no?
Not really. During the first broadcast season (spring 1999), the first two episodes aired after The Simpsons, then Futurama was moved to Tuesdays because Fox wanted to give Family Guy the post-Simpsons time slot. Then, during broadcast season 2, Family Guy went to Thursday (I think it was Thursday) and Futurama returned to the Sunday 8:30pm time slot. But in January 2000, Malcolm in the Middle took over that time slot, and that's when Futurama moved to 7pm, which is where it remained for the rest of its life on Fox. I looked at the air dates, and if my math is correct, 10 episodes in total aired after The Simpsons. 10 out of the 72 episodes broadcast on Fox.
Beamer

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« Reply #62 on: 08-29-2013 18:20 »

Fair enough, though the rest of my argument still stands.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #63 on: 08-29-2013 19:29 »

One more thing. Yes, I realize that Family Guy was doing terribly back then. I never said that the two shows should have been paired up. Back when Futurama was on, The Simpsons was getting semi-decent ratings (in the top 50, I believe), which might have helped Futurama had it been on after The Simpsons. Fox hated the show for at least two reasons. First of all, they were disturbed by some of its elements (suicide booths, Zoidberg, etc.). But would that have mattered to them if it was getting good ratings? Probably not. Which brings me to reason #2: the ratings weren't good enough. But that's because Fox hardly ever advertised the show, and it was getting pre-empted for football, due to its 7pm time slot. So it was kind of Fox's fault to begin with. Well, I'd better go before I go into a massive rant about why I hate Fox.
tyraniak

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« Reply #64 on: 08-29-2013 21:44 »
« Last Edit on: 08-29-2013 21:46 »

I don't entirely blame Fox. It was dumb of them to switch time slots so quickly and so often, but at the time both shows were cancelled there wasn't much of a market for DVDs as there is now, nor was there anything like Netflix or Hulu.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #65 on: 08-29-2013 22:10 »

I agree with you there. Fox handled the show terribly, but you make some good points about DVDs/Netflix/etc.
Beamer

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« Reply #66 on: 08-30-2013 02:54 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2013 03:00 »

I don't entirely blame Fox. It was dumb of them to switch time slots so quickly and so often, but at the time both shows were cancelled there wasn't much of a market for DVDs as there is now, nor was there anything like Netflix or Hulu.

It still failed on Fox primarily due to a lack of promotion. It also seems pretty safe to assume that they would've cancelled it WAY earlier if Groening weren't involved.
cartoonlover27

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« Reply #67 on: 08-30-2013 02:59 »

I don't entirely blame Fox. It was dumb of them to switch time slots so quickly and so often, but at the time both shows were cancelled there wasn't much of a market for DVDs as there is now, nor was there anything like Netflix or Hulu.

It still failed on Fox primarily due to a lack of promotion. It also seems pretty safe to assume that they would've cancelled it WAY earlier if Groening weren't involved.

Very true. They're disturbed by Zoidberg? Ok, yes, he is a disguisting, smelly, alien doctor that has performed only one surgery right, but what's that got to do with anything?
My Manwich

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« Reply #68 on: 08-30-2013 04:34 »

I have watched a few episodes but I have just not been able to get into the show.  I will keep trying because I felt the same way about the Cleveland show and ended up loving that one.
Lost My Phone

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« Reply #69 on: 08-30-2013 04:38 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2013 04:39 »

I don't entirely blame Fox. It was dumb of them to switch time slots so quickly and so often, but at the time both shows were cancelled there wasn't much of a market for DVDs as there is now, nor was there anything like Netflix or Hulu.

It still failed on Fox primarily due to a lack of promotion. It also seems pretty safe to assume that they would've cancelled it WAY earlier if Groening weren't involved.

Very true. They're disturbed by Zoidberg? Ok, yes, he is a disguisting, smelly, alien doctor that has performed only one surgery right, but what's that got to do with anything?
Here is something Matt Groening said in the DVD commentary for "I, Roommate":

"Anyway, the network really– really was freaked out by the show, the suicide booths– and lobster creatures and Bender being so anti-social and so– yeah, this was our show to tone things down."

I can't imagine what he could mean by "lobster creatures" other than Zoidberg.
Beamer

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« Reply #70 on: 12-19-2013 03:59 »

The AV Club has named Bob's Burgers the 3rd best show of 2013. Figured I'd post the article here, as it provides a very interesting look at the show:

http://www.avclub.com/article/bobs-burgers-tina-makes-the-series-a-must-watch-an-200663
tyraniak

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« Reply #71 on: 12-19-2013 04:13 »

Really the only animation domination show I still care about
Fnord
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« Reply #72 on: 04-02-2014 09:33 »

Awright! The only TV show I watch!

Let's make it rain chocolate!
Beamer

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« Reply #73 on: 04-02-2014 09:39 »

So, this is the thread where we discuss Futurama now, right?
WitchRaven

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« Reply #74 on: 04-02-2014 13:55 »

Guess so.  Like this show.  Tina is a character I relate to.   Now we have a board that celebrates it.

Motor Oil

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« Reply #75 on: 04-02-2014 14:26 »

The yellow made me want to try this show again, and I must say, I'm enjoying it so far. (Then again, I haven't seen more than three episodes.) It's a quirky show, not as good as Futurama or anything, but the thing I've always cared about in any show is the characters--and something character-based, like Bob's Burgers, appeals to me in this sense.
I should probably watch a bit more before judging it, though.
Fnord
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« Reply #76 on: 04-03-2014 07:33 »

Waitaminute, It doesn't say BOB'S BURGERS at the top of the PEEL webpages.

WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
Beamer

Space Pope
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« Reply #77 on: 04-03-2014 07:44 »

Take it to the Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction forum, Fnord. no no
Motor Oil

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« Reply #78 on: 04-25-2014 00:42 »

I finished season three, and I really, really like this show. It's about people who love each other, and I really like that. Each family member has their very real quirks. Tina is probably my favorite character, but I also really like Louise. Reading the article Beamer linked definitely improved my impression of the show, which was pretty good already.
tyraniak

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« Reply #79 on: 05-12-2014 19:38 »

It looks like it's getting the 7:30/6:30 slot this season. I think this is a really bad idea since it's already taken a ratings nosedived after it's last time change. I wouldn't be too surprised if it got the axe after it hits syndication numbers, and if that's the case, I may be done with fox after this
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