It’s fair to say that the opening for tonight’s episode of Bob’s Burgers, “Tina-rannasaurus Wrecks,” probably made me laugh more than any other thing I’ve seen on television so far this season. Tina behind the wheel of the Belcher family car, uuuuuhhhhhh-ing while they lurched towards the only other parked car in the empty lot, became progressively funnier as Bob’s coaching went from positive parent-child bonding to stupefied panic.
Had Bob dinged Jimmy Pesto’s car on his own, he might have felt a little guilty, but I doubt that he would have bothered to leave a note. Tina’s involvement complicated Bob’s adult world and I loved watching Bob try to carefully handle Tina while simultaneously trying to wiggle his way out of an insurance issue. As much as Tina wanted to help her dad, she was unable to control her guilt over her part in Bob’s white lies.
Watching Tina squirm under the pressure of her dad’s lie made me feel a little bit bad for her, but she was so adorably awkward that it was impossible to hold back laughter as she tried to pull off her “everything is OK face” or her casual “ha-ha-ha” laughter. When Tina started to think of herself as a jinx to the family, Bob realized that things had gone too far and decided to make things right for her sake. Read More...