Because my health currently prohibits me from working, I’ve been watching a lot of television. Too much television. I would not recommend that anyone watch the amount of television that I watch. It is not at all healthy. However, in the past few years, I’ve come across the animated gem that is Bob’s Burgers, and I am enamored. Anyone who knows me knows that I talk basically about mental illness, weird animal fun facts, and Bob’s Burgers. I’ll watch the show on loop. Despite what others might say, I do not see my obsession as an unhealthy choice. I half-heartedly justify it by citing a dodgy Vice article I once read that states cartoons can help ease depression. Really, it’s just a comfort show. I’ve seen enough to know what’s going to happen; the constant, quick puns make me laugh; and the family is incredibly awkward and heart-warming and they support each other no matter what.
Overall, Bob’s Burgers is excellent (in my opinion) because it doesn’t rely on cutaway gags and vulgarity like other “adult” animated shows. The timing and improvisation is impeccable. I would like to shine a spotlight, though, on my very favorite character: Regular-Sized Rudy.