Created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company, Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom show still ongoing. Even though the review of the first seasons was mixed, as the show went on, the feedback turned a lot more positive and it has gained popularity. The series premiere gained a lot of viewers and made Bob's Burgers the highest-rated series premiere. After that point, reruns started airing on TV and even a comic book based on the show was released, along with an official soundtrack. The series has many nominations as well as awards, including the Emmy award for the Outstanding Animation Program. A film based on the series is also planned to come out, though the due date has been delayed and is currently unknown due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Plot of Bob's Burgers
The animated series Bob's Burger is centered around the Belcher family, who runs a hamburger restaurant in an unnamed city by the sea. The fans think the mysterious city is Ocean City in New Jersey, because of the accents, the look of the buildings, and the seaside the characters so often go to. Even though it's the dad, Bob Belcher who makes the burgers, his wife Linda helps him out, as well as occasionally their kids Tina, Gene, and Louise. The restaurant has some regular people, most notably Teddy the handyman, and Mort from the neighboring crematorium. The Bob's Burgers building is between two different shops; of which one is a crematorium, and the other's name changing with every episode as a running gag. Across the street is another building called "Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria", an upscale and more successful restaurant with which Bob and his family have to compete.
The plot of each episode change, sometimes involving the whole family in one storyline, and mostly following two different groups of the family in simultaneous stories. Different characters will show up on the shows, creating tension and giving the show its depth. The children who all go to the Wagstaff School, often escape the school or go on adventures together.
The fact that the characterization of everyone is varying and well thought out makes the show enjoyable to watch. It is funny and relatable, and it relates to both family and workplace issues which makes the show a whole lot better. The show also has a lot of different writers which makes things interesting and unique in every episode.
The Growth of the Show
Bob's Burgers was initially not well received, and the critiques accused the show of being either not as funny as the creators thought it was, bland, or vulgar and immature. The critic reviews and scores were not so high. After the first season, though, these all started to change. The scores went up high and the reviews started becoming more positive, even praising and encouraging. Bob's Burgers was now deemed a very rare show that had a lot of potentials and was very funny to watch. It even started getting listed on the funniest TV show lists online.