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…

H. Jon Benjamin describes his failed children's show, in which Matt Walsh tried to suck his own dick

Between his work on Archer, Bob’s Burgers, and any number of Adult Swim shows, H. Jon Benjamin is one of comedy’s most successful voice actors, in addition to working regularly on-camera. Of course, Benjamin hasn’t always been on his current hot streak, and that’s the subject of his just-released memoir, Failure Is An…

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…

John Oliver and Jon Benjamin reveal the childish injustice of immigration courts on Last Week Tonight

Few issues are more heated these days than immigration. Especially since the United States government is in the hands of really, really racist people. Anyway, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver took on the issue with host Oliver’s signature blend of investigative reporting, comic hyperbole, and nonsense-puncturing…

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…

The Belcher kids show off their sleuthing skills on a secret-filled Bob's Burgers

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Louise Belcher’s ability to not only turn the most menial tasks into an adventure, but also to create ten times more work for herself to get out of something just to prove a point is admirable. On this week’s Bob’s Burgers, she does both with aplomb when the kids are asked to create handmade birthday gifts for their…

Bob's Burgers returns from a weeks-long hiatus with a schoolyard sensation

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When the last episode of Bob’s Burgers aired, the Minnesota Vikings still had a chance at the Super Bowl, Hope Hicks was still the White House Communications Director, and no one knew what Vero was. Maybe that’s why Fox decided to re-air the season premiere before this week’s new episode: to remind us in a…

Girl power heals a broken heart on an empowering Bob's Burgers

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Tina’s obsessive on-again-off-again relationship with Jimmy Junior is one of the most nuanced portrayals of young, modern love on television. Tina’s a strong independent woman who just happens to be obsessed with boy’s butts and sick dance moves—her heart wants what it wants and she isn’t ashamed to go after it. So…

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