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"Come meet our family, and let us meat you!"Note
"Listen, you're my children and I love you, but you're all terrible at what you do here and I feel like I should tell you. I'd fire all of you if I could."
Bob Belcher

Bob's Burgers is an American Long Runner animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and developed by Bouchard and Showrunner Jim Dauterive for the Fox Broadcasting Company, starring H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy. It follows Bob Belcher, his family and their floundering burger joint.

Loren Bouchard stated that Bob's Burgers came out of the fact that Fox's animation brand centers mostly on family, but that he also wanted to dabble in workplace comedy.

Bob's Burgers gains most of its humor through quirky characters and situations that also display a level of realism that is rarely seen in animated shows. Especially noteworthy is the show's realistic portrayal of the Belchers as a financially unstable working class family, the interactions between imaginative children and busy, half-interested adults, and a level of diversity amongst the cast and guest stars that mostly avoids stereotyping. For these reasons, it falls very close to King of the Hill on the adult animation spectrum, steering clear of most Animated Shock Comedy tropes. Indeed, some have considered it a worthy (if crazier) successor.

Bob's Burgers is rerunning on Cartoon Network's [adult swim], FXX, and local broadcast stations on a regular basis.

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Bob's Burgers celebrated its 10-year anniversary in January 2021.

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Heh. "Duderuses."


They Folded a Steel Grill

Jules and the Belchers hide in Jules' secret recipe room. Before hiding, Louise opens a window to make the auctioneer and movers think they escaped through it, despite the fact the grill can't fit through it.

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