Probably my favorite thing about Bob’s Burgers is that they don’t do that thing where the characters try to one-up each other with an endless barrage of jokes? No, the characters react like actual people instead. They actually laugh or chuckle when somebody says something actually funny and/or weird. They stop mid-sentence. They do double-takes. And it all feels so very natural, because that is exactly what common people do. And that is such a refreshing change of pace, when you consider the fact that the norm in these things is to have jokes relentlessly thrown at you at break-necking speed.
also the comedy doesn’t rely on the parents hating and berating eachother idk i love that
it shows how you don’t need to be offensive to be funny
Bob’s family are my favourite family on tv right now.
Also, let’s talk about how it isn’t “Bob’s the dumb, self-centered one and his wife Linda is the killjoy.” Bob is pretty capable and is very concerned with his family’s welfare; Linda is pretty silly herself. If anything, Bob is the killjoy more often than Linda is, subverting the trope - but it’s the sort of thing where they really do work well as a marriage, and you don’t ask yourself why they stay together.
And Tina is the best thirteen-year-old girl on TV.