Tuned In Journal
PASADENA, Calif. -- Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” debuted last season and quietly developed into a cult phenomenon, improving creatively through its first season and earning a second season that debuts Sunday at 8:30 p.m. on WPGH.
Series creator Loren Bouchard (“Dr. Katz,” “Home Movies”) said “Bob’s Burgers” had a long period of development that gave the producers and cast time to tweak the show and learn to adhere to an ethic of telling stories with Bob’s family at the center.
“The easy thing to do when you write episode after episode is bring in the strange new character versus the family and I think we learned in the first season to write stories where the family are butting heads and extra characters are the gravy and not the meat,” Bouchard said in January during Fox’s portion of the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
So the focus in season two remains on Bob (voice of H. Jon Benjamin, “Archer”), wife Linda (John Roberts) and children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal, “Flight of the Conchords”) and their home base of the Bob’s Burgers diner. But with the setting established, Bouchard is not afraid to grow the world in the same way that other animated shows have gotten more specific as they go along.
“It’s a great nerdy pleasure to start mapping it out,” he said. “You start knowing how the kids walk to school. You start knowing how big a cruise ship can dock down at the port before they dredge the harbor. It’s very sort of municipal.”
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