Review - Bob's Burgers Is Stale

Like a great deal of people my age, I enjoy FOX's animation domination Sundays. Sure, each of its shows has problems, but overall, they're all pretty enjoyable. I laugh when I watch them, even though they're not quite as sharp-toothed as South Park or Archer (which, funnily enough, stars the same voice actor as Bob's, H. Jon Benjamin), cable TV's animated comedies. But don't let that fool you about Bob's Burgers - while watching the pilot episode of FOX's newest addition to its Sunday block, I found myself rarely even cracking a smile. The characters are bad, the plot is trite and contrived, and the jokes are racy for the sake of pushing the envelope. When the show has some genuinely funny moments - and to be fair, there are a couple - it's genuinely surprising. But then the show makes another base joke about itchy crotches or autism, and the show immediately goes back to square one of being just bad. Read More....


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