Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Pepper Don't Preach Burger (Bob's Burgers TV Series)

 Bob's Burgers Season One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight 
 (Amazon Prime Video)

My grandma didn't have this thing called the internet in 2011. She didn't have a computer either. Actually. I think she did have a computer. She used to just read the Bible on it. Not even joking. She also reads my blog, so Granda Ma, I'm just opening this up. No shoots. Love Ya.

If it wasn't for all of those things, I would have never found this show by the name of "That shit with the burgers". I didn't know the name at the time and saying curse words was cool. I was flipping in the on-demand that was my best friend at the time. Oh, my God. Comcast had the best On Demand. So much selection. I watched everything that was Skateboarding at least 50 times. Zoo York and them "City Maps" (R.I.P Harold Hunter). So after watching everything that was skateboarding (I swear it didn't update much since I was in high school). I gave this random show a chance. 

 Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard that premiered on Fox on January 9, 2011. The series centers on the Belcher family – parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise – who run a hamburger restaurant.

I still remember the first episode I have seen cause I swear it is a nightmare. I have. Had before. I wrote that like that on purpose.  I haven't had the nightmare. I mean I hope it never happens, at the time. 

It's the second episode of the show the first season and the parents are having sex and the children hear. Not any parents, grandparents. I cried laughing. I didn't see this coming. I don't know what I thought this show was going to be but, like this is not even close. 

They was coming outta the gate to show you this not just for kids. Not just for kids I mean. DO kids watch this show? 

Bob's Burgers Season One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight 
 (Amazon Prime Video)

Quick Facts 
Bob's Burgers has been ranked as one of the top 60 Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time

The show was conceived by  Loren Bouchard  after he developed Home Movies

A film adaptation based on the animated TV series is in the works and is scheduled for a July 17, 2020 release

Every episode features one or more "Today's Special" burgers on a chalkboard on the wall behind the counter. The name of the special is usually a play on words that indicates what comes on the burger (ex.: "It's Fun to Eat at the rYe M C A Burger": Comes with Rye, Mustard, Cheese, and Avocado). Other "Special" burgers are also mentioned by the family without being written on their chalkboard. The joke is often that the play on words is overly complex or obscure.  (More facts later)  

 Favitore characters

 Louise Alexandra Belcher (voiced by Kristen Schaal) – Louise Belcher is the youngest of the Belcher siblings and is revealed to be 9 years old in season 1. She is still 9 by Christmas five seasons later. If you count the years, however, she is 13 by the end of the series. In spite of being the youngest, she usually dominates her two older siblings by "wear[ing] down your self-esteem over a period of years." Precociously intelligent, manipulative, and aggressive (even towards adults), she is more than willing to exploit people if there is anything to be gained, and has a history of gaslighting her siblings, especially Tina. She has an offbeat and dark sense of humor and picks locks as a hobby. Louise always wears her signature pink hat with bunny ears, regardless of the time of day or situation; to date, viewers have never seen her uncovered head. She claims that she has "a raging staph infection under here" in the episode "Synchronized Swimming" when they try to make her take it off. In "Ear-sy Rider," when a high-schooler stole her hat from her, her head was off screen, then she wore a hoodie till she got it back. Louise is not immune to breaking her tough character persona, however: she called Bob "daddy" until she was eight, felt guilty about almost electrocuting her sister to death, still believes in Santa Claus, has a disturbing crush on a boy-band member, and proclaims she does love her family in the face of death at the end of season 4. Since she was a baby, Louise has always liked Bob more than Linda, opting to spend more time with him as she finds him much more interesting; it can generally be assumed that Louise and Bob have a very strong relationship, although she is the most prone amongst her siblings to mock him. In "Carpe Museum", Louise accidentally reveals her plan to take over the family restaurant when Bob retires, after renaming it to "Louise's Burgers."

 Calvin Fischoeder (voiced by Kevin Kline) – Mr. Fischoeder is an odd local landlord and businessman who dresses in a white suit, a white cape, and a white eyepatch over his left eye, and who has a hairstyle similar to Vanity Fair publisher Graydon Carter. He owns or has a stake in just about everything on the harbor (and many things in town) including the Belcher and Pesto restaurants. He likes Bob despite Bob always being late with his rent (partially because Bob knows a legendary burger recipe that he greatly enjoys and Bob reminds him of his father due to Bob's hairy arms). Louise describes him as being "one white cat away from being a supervillain". His last name is pronounced "Fish-odor." He smokes marijuana, as revealed in "Bob Fires The Kids." In "Ambergris", it is revealed that Calvin has a brother named Felix who is the reason why Calvin wears an eyepatch.

 Jimmy Pesto, Jr. (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – Almost always referred to as "Jimmy Junior", Jimmy Pesto, Jr. is the oldest son of Jimmy Pesto and speaks with a lisp. Jimmy works as the busboy at Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria. He is Tina's classmate, love interest and on-again, off-again boyfriend. Tina has a crush on him and tries her best to get his attention (slow dancing with him, forcibly sharing a pasta strand with him, etc.). He is close friends with Zeke, has a noticeable speech impediment, and loves dancing. He appears to be among the most popular students at Wagstaff Middle School, though many students turned against him in "The Millie-Churian Candidate" after Louise sabotaged his class president campaign. He is also prone to envy; in "Stand By Gene" he resents Gene for becoming friends with Zeke, and in "Two for Tina" he feuds with Tina's love interest Josh despite their on-and-off relationship. Jimmy has gone on dates with Tina, and Louise said they were dating, however, Jimmy tends to forget this from time to time. Louise calls him "brace face" in "The Belchies," implying he wears braces, but these are never seen, aside from in his fifth-grade school picture in "The Millie-Churian Candidate".

Teddy (voiced by Larry Murphy) – Teddy Francisco is a talkative, kind-hearted, burly contractor who is a loyal and regular customer of Bob’s Burgers. Although he is now overweight and bald, Teddy was attractive, had long blonde hair and was physically fit in his youth. He was attractive enough to be cast as a lifeguard in a 1980s exploitation movie The Deepening, filmed at Wonder Wharf. However, an incident during filming took such a psychological toll on him that he resorted to eating and gained a substantial amount of weight. Teddy is extremely fond of the Belchers and wants to be a part of the family. He considers Bob to be his “bestie” but, while Bob likes Teddy, he is only willing to classify Teddy as his “best customer”. Teddy is divorced, lives alone and dates infrequently. He was once married to a woman named Denise who treated him poorly (according to Teddy, he and Denise had a threesome with a man named Ray which consisted of him just watching Ray and Denise have sex), was unfaithful and eventually left him for a man who is interested in boats and owns a waterside bar called “The Schoon Hound” where she works as a waitress. In the episode “Thanks-Hoarding”, it is revealed that Teddy is a hoarder due to childhood trauma. Long-winded at times, Teddy frequently tells needlessly detailed stories about mundane situations that usually bore the listener. While he is known to eat nearly anything (on one occasion, he ate a piece of a sponge Bob handed to him and, according to Linda, a receipt) Bob's hamburgers seem to be among his favorite foods. In the episode “Friends with Burger-fits”, Teddy learns that his daily consumption of Bob’s burgers have caused him to develop extremely high cholesterol. Generally mild-mannered and affable, Teddy participates in on-going therapy sessions as he sometimes has angry, violent outbursts over minor incidents which he instantly regrets often causing him to burst into tears and apologize.

Bob's Burgers Season One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight 
 (Amazon Prime Video)

More Quick Facts 

The Show was to be darker. Really dark.
When Bouchard first pitched the idea of Bob’s Burgers to Fox, he had a slightly different vision for the family that fans know and love today. He imagined the Belchers as cannibals, with their restaurant serving as a cover for their dietary habits. “There was a brief period when I first started talking to [the network executives]—because I was coming off of doing Lucy: Daughter Of The Devil and I had this kind of more occult-y, sort of darker edge to the way I was thinking then,” Bouchard told The A.V. Club. “I did pitch the show [as] a family of cannibals who runs a restaurant. There’s sort of a Sweeney Todd aspect to it.” While the network chose to steer Bouchard away from the cannibalism concept, he did incorporate that idea into the pilot episode in the form of Louise spreading a rumor that the family’s burgers were, in fact, made of human flesh.

Bob has a tattoo of his nose and mustache on his back.

I always knew that Bob had this wildlife. He has lived. He drank outta a Lizard’s tail one time. No, really he did

Archer Is Bob, Bob is Archer    

 Everybody loves Bob’s Burgers and Archer—and the fact that both titular characters are voiced by H. Jon Benjamin (who uses his signature speaking voice for both)—it is no surprise that there was Bob’s Burgers/Archer crossover.

The season four premiere of Archer finds Sterling Archer in a fugue state believing he is actually Bob, owner of Bob’s Burgers. It isn’t until an attack in the restaurant by the KGB that Archer starts to “awaken” once again, deciding to leave Linda (guest voiced by John Roberts), the kids, and his burger-flipping days behind for good.

Favitore Episodes  

 Season One. Episode One "Human Flesh"
 After a number of unsuccessful openings, Bob Belcher and his family re-re-open their fast food burger restaurant, 'Bob's Burgers', in the hope of success because Wonder Warf is getting "mobbed". Shortly after the re-opening, Bob assigns his preteen son, Gene, the job of handing out burger samples to passers-by outside. However, when Gene offends mourners from the crematorium next door, he drops a number of the burgers all over the street, but picks them up and continues to hand them out. This is immediately noticed by Hugo, the visiting health inspector, and his assistant Ron, who are at the restaurant to investigate a rumor that the burgers are made from human flesh from the crematorium. 

Season Two Episode Two. "Bob Day Afternoon" 
 After a bit of role-playing training at home, Bob goes across the street to the bank in order to ask for a loan, despite having fairly low credit scores and several outstanding loans with them already. Upon arriving at the bank, he is rejected by his mean and rude bank teller, who doesn't treat him as a client and even encourages mocking Bob for his low credit scores. Upon returning to Bob's Burgers, Bob sees several police cars, followed by a SWAT team and a series of news vans, heading back towards the bank. A police detective enters their store, announcing that there is a holdup and hostage situation in progress in the bank and that he needs Bob's Burgers to act as a headquarters for the police response.

 Season Three. Ep. 12 "Broadcast Wagstaff School News"
 Tina decides to audition for the Wagstaff School News, a school news program taught by Mr. Grant the Video Comm Teacher. When Tammy, her former icon/best friend from "Bad Tina," manipulates Tina into talking excessively slower than usual, she ends up as Staff Intern, making Tammy the anchor, Andy, and Ollie Pesto the field reporters, and Zeke the sports broadcaster. When she sees that the Wagstaff School is all about gossip instead of expected news, she is left with no choice until she finds out about a series of defecations committed by a "serial pooper," classified by her as the "Mad Pooper," but to Linda as "The Butt-ler." As a result of this, she makes her own newscast called Tina News to share to the public about the Mad Pooper, drawing more attention to Tina News than the Wagstaff School News, angering Mr. Grant and Tammy.

 Season Three. Episode Fourteenth "Lindapendent Woman"
 Bob and Linda try to think of ways to cut expenses. Linda decides to go shopping at Fresh Feed, a Trader Joe's-style grocery store, where after talking to the manager about the store gets a part-time job. Bob is not keen to the idea, but Linda is found to be excited at her job. She leaves Bob to run the place (poorly) on his own.

Meanwhile, the kids visit their mother at Fresh Feed, where Gene eats all the free samples of mini egg rolls, Louise ties frozen shrimp to balloons, and Tina decides to take a tour behind the dairy fridge, where she meets a boy whose finger got bitten by his turtle. Due to a call from his mother, the boy hastily leaves, and Tina is only able to grab the boy's bandage. Tina is determined to find him.

Season Four. Episode Four "My Big Fat Greek Bob" 

Gretchen asks Linda to help her host "marital aid" parties for women. For each different group of women, Linda and Gretchen adapt their strategies, such as making up stories about Bob's lack of sexual prowess in order to break the ice, and better sell the sex toys. Meanwhile, Bob is apprehensive when he fills in for his friend as the cook for a college fraternity, Beta Upsilon Pi. However, he finds the frat's members—including Pud, Hefty Jeff, and Turd—to be down to earth, dorky, and friendly. Pud, the Beta president, explains that they are unpopular and are constantly being pranked by the snooty rival frat, the Alphas. They get Bob to assist them in retaliating against the Alphas by driving them to the Alphas' frat house for a prank. (they put a rotting fish into the outside unit of a central a/c system. This air never actually goes into the house so the prank is no real prank at all) In celebration of his involvement, the Betas have him drink from the frat house treasure: Beta, a hollowed out, taxidermied iguana that was once the house mascot. 


 Season Five. Episode Twenty-one "The Oeder Games" 

The tenants of Ocean Avenue meet in Bob's restaurant to talk about Mr. Fischoeder's latest rent increase, which none of them can afford. Bob rallies the other tenants to join him in a rent strike if Fischoeder will not price their rent more reasonably. Together, all the tenants go to Fischoeder's place to deliver their demand. In response, Fischoeder proposes a water balloon fight on his entire property saying that, though the losers will suffer the rent increase, the winner will have their rent cut in half. Though Bob tries to convince the other tenants not to participate they quickly fold, grabbing balloons and going into hiding. Louise and the rest of the family conspire to protect Bob, who refuses to attack anyone. 

Fun Facts 

Bob Burgers has a cookbook. 

I want to say cookbook(s), cause you have the one with loot crate and you have the other one. The one with Loot Crate is the cool one. It comes in this little box shaped like the restaurant. You know, the one I was telling y'all to buy. The cookbook features all the burgers from the show on nice thick cards that are paired with amazing artwork. Serving as an art piece as much as recipes.

If you watched the show long enough you would notice this. Maybe you do watch the show but not really watching the start or something. Maybe you sick of this being pointed out all the time. The van and the storefront next door always changing. Can somebody upload the intro from all seasons, please? Be real, how long did it take you before you noticed?

Maybe we should bring this never ending list to the end my friend. This should be enough to get you started with watching the show. 

 Oh and some people also believe that the show is really about Bob and dealing with the death of his family. Okay bye. 

   Bob's Burgers Season One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight 
 (Amazon Prime Video)

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