‘Bob’s Burgers’: An Oral Historical past of How the Annual Custom of Ruining Bob’s Thanksgiving Started

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Wendy Molyneux: The Thanksgiving track that Linda sings was completely improvised by John Roberts. We had it written that Linda was going to threaten to sing a Thanksgiving track, however within the sales space John began singing and it ended up turning into this superb track.

John Roberts, Linda on Bob’s Burgers: I began enjoying Linda — my mother, mainly — within the East Village earlier than Bob’s Burgers. Then I began doing her on YouTube, which is when she broke out. I met H. Jon Benjamin by our mutual good friend David Cross, and Linda ended up being written for me on Bob’s Burgers

In “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal,” we weren’t fairly as musical again then, however I got here up with this little track about cranberry sauce and killing turkeys, which is humorous as a result of I’m vegetarian. Linda positively would kill the turkey, although — joyously. Anyway, I improvised this little track, they usually pieced it collectively and put it within the present after which once more over the top credit.

Dillihay: Most animation for Bob’s Burgers is completed abroad, however our in-house animators at all times do the sequences over the closing credit. They wished these scenes — that’s after they can exhibit and have enjoyable.

Wendy Molyneux: After this episode, it spiraled into this series-long runner that Bob can’t have a great Thanksgiving. Lizzie and I wrote the following three Thanksgiving episodes and yet one more afterward. It turned a private problem for us yearly to determine how we might destroy Bob’s Thanksgiving once more. 

I believe it really works as a result of folks actually establish with it. Irrespective of how a lot you idealize a vacation, the potential for it to unwind in catastrophe is a part of the strain and happiness of the event. We’re all at all times teetering on the point of a vacation apocalypse.

Benjamin: Although this episode is a loopy conceit, there’s nonetheless one thing in regards to the present that’s at all times grounded. Bob’s Burgers displays the common, on a regular basis pressures households undergo, together with the vacations, the place one thing at all times will get fucked up. That’s what makes the vacations each joyous and terrible.

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