The kids solve a Halloween mystery in a charming Bob's Burgers

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As far as animated Halloween episodes go, “Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street” is a fairly unadventurous entry into the category. While other shows ramp up the antics on Halloween night, Bob’s Burgers keeps things simple this year with a Scooby-Doo-esque mystery. Luckily, Bob’s Burgers does well with simple, so there…

Bob's Burgers returns with a perfectly Tina-centric episode

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It’s pretty wild that a show with nine seasons under its belt can continue being not only compelling and hilarious, but genuine. Shows like, let’s say, The Simpsons, continue to be successful and entertaining (depending who you speak to), but it’s hard to put trust in the characters’ emotions. Despite the several…

A celebratory scheme goes too far on a Mother's Day Bob's Burgers

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Despite some appearances, the Belcher family is a matriarchy. Yes, Bob runs the restaurant and is part of making the decisions, but at the end of the day, what Linda says usually goes. So when she decides in “Mo Mommy Mo Problems” that her Mother’s Day gift will be a day of everyone saying “yes” to what she wants to…

Bob's Burgers pits Louise against a new enemy while she faces a new fear

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At this point it’s fairly well-known that no one should get on Louise’s bad side. So when “As I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow Ramps” starts out with a new neighbor pushing her buttons and threatening her reputation by calling her “tricycle girl,” it’s a given that things are about to get ugly. What’s surprising…

Fox renews Family Guy and Bob's Burgers, saving us from sending a petition to NBC

At this point, it’ll probably just be easier to go through every network and make a list of the shows that haven’t been canceled yet, and it looks like we can add two to Fox’s list. As reported by Variety, Fox has actually renewed both Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy, so we know it will have at least three shows now…

Sticking their noses in other people’s business: 16 TV Cyranos

You know Cyrano de Bergerac even if you don’t know Cyrano De Bergerac. The protagonist of Edmond Rostand’s century-old play—based loosely on the life of an actual French polymath—is a canonical figure, his romantic plight, panache, and prodigious proboscis immortalized in countless stagings, adaptations, and lit-class…

It's not a Bob's Burgers birthday without barfing, bacon, and a disgruntled Bob

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One of Bob’s Burgers greatest strengths is its ability to ground its outlandish comedy in psychology and motivation that feels true to the characters. That’s not an easy thing for a show to do, especially when that show is in its eighth season. As someone who’s been reviewing Modern Family for the last three seasons,…

On The Late Show, H. Jon Benjamin succeeds in cracking up Stephen Colbert with his failed threesome 

Whether playing Sterling Archer, Bob Belcher, Ben Katz, Coach John McGuirk, or the most unexpectedly soulful can of mixed vegetables in movie and TV history, H. Jon Benjamin just makes failure funny. On Friday’s Late Show to promote Archer’s latest narrative left turn (the super-spy is basically Rip Riley as Indiana…

The Belchers face horrors both real and imagined on a fear-filled Bob's Burgers

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Fear is a complicated emotion. It can be caused by real threats, anticipation of the horrible, fictional scenarios, or potential of emotional distress. This week Bob’s Burgers skillfully tackled all those aspects of terror from the perspective of not only the Belchers but some much-welcomed guest characters, old and…

A sporty Bob's Burgers reveals the Belchers' passions and gives a nod to Home Movies 

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It finally happened. The Bob’s Burgers/Home Movies crossover fans have been waiting for aired tonight (sort of). While the characters aren’t explicitly from the late 90s series created by Loren Bouchard starring H. Jon Benjamin, some familiar faces and voices found their way into “The Hurt Soccer.” Melissa Bardin…

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