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Old 03-13-11, 11:25 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

Originally Posted by xfusejc View Post
Fox is a big fan of airing things out of order. Futurama, anyone?
I think people who criticize FOX now and cite their treatment of past shows do so unfairly. Yes, in the past FOX mismanaged a ton of shows and aired things out of order; Futurama is one example, but Firefly is a much better illustration of out-of-order airings.

However, people need to recognize that FOX from 2007 until the present is much different from the FOX of the late 90s and early-to-mid 2000s, mostly due to Kevin Reilly becoming President.

Which is why I wonder the reasoning behind airing the episodes out of production order; was it executive input or did the show's producers/writers make the decision?
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Old 03-14-11, 08:36 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

This has been great every week. Great characters, I really hope this one sticks around.

Really liked this episode as well.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

The voice of Bob sounds a lot like Archer on FX.
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Old 03-14-11, 09:01 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
The voice of Bob sounds a lot like Archer on FX.
That's because they're both voiced by H. Jon Benjamin.
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Old 03-14-11, 09:11 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

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[IMG]Louise plants listening devices all over the house to keep an ear on what's happening[/spoiler]
Did I miss that part of the episode or are they referring to the actual bugs that were loose?
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

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Did I miss that part of the episode or are they referring to the actual bugs that were loose?
They were talking about the actual bugs
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Old 03-14-11, 10:37 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

Just got around to watching this and thought it was a great episode. I really hope it gets renewed for a second season. Louise is seriously one of the funniest characters on TV now, everything she says or does is hysterical.

I noticed this in the background...



...and thought it was funny how when Louise was a baby she still had the pink hat but the bunny ears hadn't "grown" yet.
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Old 03-15-11, 07:02 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Bed and Breakfast" -- 3/13/11

This episode made me a fan!

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Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11



Episode 8 of 13

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When Linda asks Bob to let her sister (guest star Megan Mullally) hang her paintings in the restaurant for Art Week, Bob finds he's forced to contend with the city's Art Council, a shady troop of intimidating old ladies who control the art exhibited around town.


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Old 03-20-11, 07:59 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

My God, I love this show. I can't believe they made a plot involving "animal anus paintings" actually work. I love that the only reason Bob embraced the art was to spite Edith.

Louise is still my favorite character, but Bob and Gene are great too. Even Tina has grown on me and provides consistent laughs. The only one that sort of gets on my nerves now and then is Linda, but she's usually alright. This show is definitely an example of starting off rough and improving immensely with each episode. Louise treating those neighborhood kids like hookers was great.

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And now, the obligatory memorable quotes...

Bob: "Louise, don't say suck."
Louise: "Don't say suck, please."

Louise: "Someone's gonna have to lose an ear!"
Tina: "I can't, I have glasses."
Louise: "What's your excuse?"
Gene: "Don't got one, have at it!"

Bob: "What are you kids doing?"
Louise: "What knife?!"

Bob: "You know who loves the crap you kids do?"
Tina: "You?"
Bob: "No, your mother."

Bob: "You can't have a 28-year-old albino friend!"

Louise: "What's it going to take to get you into this rhinoceros anus today?"

Louise: "Dad, what's that?"
Bob: "It's an an...it's an anus. I mean, what has all of this been about?"

Gene: "Is dad going to jail?"
Tina: "I'll wait for you."
Louise: "Word of advice dad, don't tell your cellmate what you're in for."

Linda: "How do you know what my underwear looks like?
Gene: "How don't I know?! She wears it around the house flaunting it! Like she's all that!"

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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

Best one yet.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

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Best one yet.
Seriously. This one was amazing.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

This episode made me laugh out loud more than anything in recent memory. This show is an absolute winner if you ask me. If you aren't a believer, then at least check out this one episode on Hulu...

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This episode, along with last week's made me a believer. Very funny episodes. I actually want to watch it again.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of the dialog is ad-libbed in this? Some little interactions feel very fluid and funny to the actors.
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Old 03-21-11, 02:19 PM
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

The show was somewhat slow to grab me, but the last couple especially have been awesome.

Where did you get the money...
Shhhh.....It's Art Crawl.
Yeah, but where......
Shhhhh, shhhhhhh......Art Crawl.


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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

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Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of the dialog is ad-libbed in this? Some little interactions feel very fluid and funny to the actors.
Some of it probably is. Creator Loren Bouchard and H. Jon Benjamin both worked on Home Movies and Dr. Katz prior to this and those were heavily improvised. This seems more scripted with a few improve moments.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

The first season of Home Movies was mostly improvised, but I think after that, and with the move away from Squigglevision, it became more script-oriented.

Based on the way Bob's Burgers is animated, I'm pretty sure it's scripted. But given some of those involved, I'm sure they play a part in the writing process or do a little improv here and there, but I imagine it's minimal. That's just the nature of the animated medium though; it's harder to improv because you have to have the animated character and the voice actor sync up.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

I can't begin to speak towards the animation tools used, but South Park has no issues using their computers to create a show week after week with very little lead times.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

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The show was somewhat slow to grab me, but the last couple especially have been awesome.
Same here. It's become an unexpected highlight of FOX' Sunday night for me. Last night's episode was hilarious.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

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The first season of Home Movies was mostly improvised, but I think after that, and with the move away from Squigglevision, it became more script-oriented.

Based on the way Bob's Burgers is animated, I'm pretty sure it's scripted. But given some of those involved, I'm sure they play a part in the writing process or do a little improv here and there, but I imagine it's minimal. That's just the nature of the animated medium though; it's harder to improv because you have to have the animated character and the voice actor sync up.
True, Home Movies became more scripted, but I don't think it had to do with the animation method. They moved to Flash, the same thing Bob's and South Park use, because it was cheaper, faster, and some potential viewers just didn't like squigglevision. They still did a lot of improv, but had a script to fall back on instead of just an outline. I think the changes were mostly just due to learning what worked best for production. Losing Paula Poundstone was probably a factor too.

I noticed Bouchard was a consultant on the The Ricky Gervais Show, which (probably Flash) animated the existing podcast audio.

Here's an H. Jon quote I found on recording Bob's Burgers:
Q: You’re also the lead voice on “Bob’s Burgers;” any difficulty in switching back and forth between Archer, Bob and the other voices you do?

Benjamin: They’re stuck with what they get, unfortunately, but it seems to be working. One day I did both on the same day, and “Bob’s Burgers” does six-hour recording sessions, with a lot of improv. I don’t want to sound like an asshole, but that was one rough day; I worked, like, seven hours. I guess I do sound like an asshole.
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Re: Bob's Burgers -- "Art Crawl" -- 03/20/11

I stand corrected. It definitely didn't strike me as a show that lent itself to improv, but it's cool that they use it.

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On another note, while I really like H. Jon Benjamin and think he's a hilarious guy, he isn't exactly the best voice actor around (not like a Mel Blanc, Billy West, Hank Azaria, or Frank Oz, for example). Most of the characters I've heard him voice (Ben on Dr. Katz, Coach McGuirk on Home Movies, Archer on Archer, and Bob on Bob's Burgers) all sound basically like his speaking voice with only slight variations. That's not to say he isn't great at voicing those characters; in fact, he's perfect and I can't imagine anyone else voicing those characters. But it's just one of those things that annoys me sometimes, when voice actors use their speaking voice to voice multiple characters.

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Bob's Burgers -- "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs" -- 03/27/11



Episode 9 of 13

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When Bob and Gene start watching Spaghetti Western films, they wind up alienating Louise. As Gene takes pointers from the films on how to deal with his archrival at school, Tina takes out her aggression and fights her way through a conflict-resolution program.


Promos, which unfortunately can't be embedded:

Promo #1
Promo #2
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"Don't throw repressed memory Emily"
"She won't remember this"

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Yeah, that line killed me.
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