So far season six appears to be a return to basics. After last’s season’s ambitious storyline, the season six premier feels much smaller in scope. That’s not a bad thing.
Part of what makes Bob’s Burgers such a great show is its ability to deliver funny, clever, and surprisingly good original music nearly every week. From silly riffs about Linda’s search for Harry Truman or Gene’s fear of snakes, to full-blown musical numbers like Gene’s ode to Thomas Edison “Electric Love.”
The animated sitcom has long inhabited a categorical limbo with American television audiences. Many will easily dismiss all cartoons as inherently childish. Such viewers are seemingly unable to suspend their disbelief that animation can be for grownups, too.
By JIM SABATASO | STAFF Today begins FXX’s 12-day Simpsons marathon. As a result, the Internet is having a veritable orgasm of Simpsons clickbait. So it’s time we get on the bandwagon. I’ll post a more thoughtful piece on the show’s lasting cultural impact next week. In the meantime, here’s something to hold you over. Like Shakespeare before it,…