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May 12th, 2018 by Gigi Teen Geek

By Gigi

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Bob’s Burger table read of “Long Time Listener, First Time Bob” at the North Hollywood Studio on Friday, May 11th. It was my first table read, so I was very excited and it was also my first time at Bob’s Burgers studio office! After the entertaining reading with H. Jon Benjamin (Bob Belcher), Kristen Schaal (Louise Belcher), Dan Mintz (Tina Belcher), John Roberts (Linda Belcher), Loren Bouchard (creator), and guest stars Ron Fuches (Patrick), Nick Offerman (Clem) and Rob Huebel (Vance). I was able to have a one-on-one conversation with Jim Dauterive, writer and developer of Bob’s Burgers. During the interview, we discussed the process of creating an animated show for Fox.

Originally, when Jim came to Hollywood, he had no ambitions of becoming a writer for animation. He wanted to write for films, but the opportunity to presented itself when he wrote some spec scripts for a few television shows. By 1996, he was hired for King of the Hill to bring a more realistic portrayal of Texans in the series. Jim treated writing King of the Hill as writing for a live action scripted series, which wasn’t hard for him to do since it’s such a naturalistic setting. In that way Bob’s Burgers is similar to King of the Hill. Both shows are pretty realistic, discounting the occasional fantasy scenes. The Bob’s Burgers character work in a restaurant and they have natural, organic dialogue. Jim even jokes that Texans call King of the Hill a documentary. Fox has used The Simpsons as the seed to grow the animated series with teaming up experienced staff with new creative talent. Simpsons as an established series is a template for their other animated series. They take an established Fox series showrunner and pair with a new talented creator to establish a winning team who can navigate the business of TV while allowing them free reign to make a unique show that fits the lineup. That’s how Jim and Lorne teamed up after Fox ordered Bob’s Burger. For Family Guy, David Zuckerman of King of the Hill was paired with Seth Macfarlane. Even before the start of Fox animations, The Simpsons showrunner Matt Groening was paired with James Brooks and Sam Simon.

It takes about nine months after the table read for the animators to finish an episode and have it ready to be viewed on air. Sometimes they will save five or six episodes that will air the next season. Jim said there is no linear schedule they follow, but they do make holiday episodes like the Halloween episode “The Wolf of Wharf Street” follow a schedule. The most recent Bob’s Burgers episode, “Boywatch”, was written a year and a half ago, but Jim wanted to wait until it was summertime-ish to air it. There is truly no strict order they follow when it comes to releasing episodes.

For “Long Time Listener, First Time Bob”, Scott Jacobson pitched the idea, and Loren approved it. The episode idea then goes through the writers who will help Scott structure the story. Scott will make an outline that must be approved, and once it was approved he wrote the script. Then following Loren’s notes, the writers will edit the script. The final script rewrites always occur the night before the table read. According to Jim, the voice actors will be recorded Wednesday, and the animators will listen in to see how the animations will work in the episode. This process is obviously long and very collaborative, so episodes are not finished until they are about to be aired.

Jim describes the show as a family environment, where for the most part the staff have been together since the beginning. The writers are always in a great mood, and their work environment is very conducive to doing a great show. It shows in the quality and tone of the show. The lightheartedness and positivity in each episode is a also a reflection of the work room. I believe that has contributed to the longevity of this show, and I’m excited to see what they plan to do next season.

Comment your favorite Bob’s Burgers episode below!

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October 24th, 2017 by Cherry

Why is their so much fun stuff to do this halloween? I might have to sneak to the westside to the 5th Annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl and of course flirt at the Thriller Night Halloween Bash! I even have a GREAT costume ideas thanks to Bob’s Burners Cheriff or Sexy Nurse Teddy style. If you don’t plan to meet me DTLA and want to stay close to home ….

 

 

 

 

DON’T MISS SANTA MONICA’S 
HOTTEST HALLOWEEN PARTIES 
5th Annual Santa Monica ZOMBIE Crawl
&
Thriller Night Halloween Bash
Westside’s Largest Halloween Party at  
1212 Santa Monica on Promenade 
5th Annual Santa Monica ZOMBIE CRAWL
Saturday, Oct. 28
6pm starting at Rusty’s on the Pier
Moan & Growl Your Way Around Downtown Santa Monica
Enjoy KILLER Food & Drinks Specials w/ Zombie Crawl
wristband at participating locations:
Rusty’s Surf Ranch (Check-in Location)
Big Dean’s
Del Frisco’s Grille
Ye Olde King’s Head
Barney’s Beanery
Cabo Cantina
1212 Santa Monica (Official Afterparty)
FREE Zombie makeup provided at starting location! Early arrival suggested
Zombie Crawl Rules
# 1. Must Dress Like A Zombie
# 2. Must Walk with Arms extended
# 3.  Must Drag A Leg
# 4. Must Moan and Growl (no talking)
Tickets:
$12 in advance, $15 day of
Move at your own pace, we recommend one hour at each location.
Invite your friends on Facebook
Want a Free Ride to Zombie Crawl??
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Thriller Night Halloween Bash
Saturday, Oct. 28
8 pm – 2 am
Spin PR’s 9th Annual Halloween Party Returns at Exciting & HUGE New Venue!
The Biggest Halloween Party on the Westside!
– Music & Video Mashups by
DJ Oscar
 – Costume Contests & Prizes –
– Spooky Decorations
 – Food & Drink Specials 8-10 pm
Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka
Tickets:
GA: $20 in adv. or $30 day of
VIP: $30 in adv. or $40 day of
 **** USE CODE LAZOMBIES for 20% OFF ****
Tables & Bottle Service Available by calling 323-330-9559
Click HERE to view photos from last year’s party!
Invite your friends on Facebook
 
Want a Free Ride to Zombie Crawl??
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 to receive a $10 Uber credit after you arrive at the event



 

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July 18th, 2016 by Cherry

I’m ready to take a BITE from the toddland booth (#4537 by Warner Bros) at San Diego Comic Con 2016 with all the cool Bob’s Burgers exclusive! Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 6.32.38 PM

You can purchase wave one of your toddland exclusives right now and pick them up at SDCC starting on Preview Night! toddland items can be picked up all during comic con BUT (big BUT) they will not ship or refund so make sure when you order that remember to pick all your cool Bob’s Burgers Comic Con exclusives! They will accommodate purchasers by allowing a friend to pick up the order but you MUST write their name/info in the notes section of your ORDER so that they can release them. Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 6.33.10 PM

This year the toddland’s booth is set up exactly like the beloved animated series Bob’s Burgers so make sure you swing by, take a selfie and pick up a t-shirt or any of the 20 exclusives available at SDCC ONLY! they will also have a Wave 2 of new SDCC Exclusives that will include shoes, a light up plus and a wallet

 

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Louise Bunny Ears Fleece ($64): This awesome hoodie is very limited, and once it’s gone, it’s gone – so make sure you grab yours now. Not only does it feature Louise’s iconic bunny ears, but the interior also features screenprints of kuchi kopi and ketchup and mustard bottles.

Louise hoody interior details

Equestra-Con T-Shirt ($28): Available in purple and/or dark gray, you can show your love for all things EquestraCon with this awesome shirt. Equesticles unite! Bronconius is gonna be so jelly.

Restaurant Camp T-Shirt ($28): Available in blue, brown, or green.  Because not all of us got to go to horse camp.

Restaurant Camp Green

Restaurant Camp Brown

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Restaurant Camp Blue

Gayle of Thrones T-Shirt ($28): Relive the iconic season 5 episode – and mash-up of two of your favorite things – through this Gayle of Thrones t-shirt.  Cat Dragons for the win!

San Diego Comic-Con Queso Burger of the Day T-Shirt ($28): It’s the Bob’s Burgers Burger of the Day – the San Diego Comic-Con Queso Burger! The shirt boasts the restaurant logo on the front, and the special SDCC burger sign on the back just for Comic-Con!Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 6.34.51 PM

Front of Shirt
Front of Shirt Zoom
Back of Shirt

Back of Shirt Zoom

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 6.35.21 PMPre-order your San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusives now on toddland’s site.

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I want the shoes but they are sold out! <boo hoo> So am feeling the sweatshirt! What items are on your must buy NOW list? Let me know in the comments below want …..

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December 19th, 2015 by Cherry

 

The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book Written by Loren Bouchard and The Writers of Bob’s Burgers, Contribution by Cole Bowden

This is the perfect gift for any Bob’s Burgers (Fox) or just burger fan that is available to order or pick up at brick and mortar bookstores. I was able to chat with creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Jim Dauterive at San Diego Comic Con this past summer where they mentioned the book release (sadly SOMEONE turned my mic off <boo hoo> so no audio). I recommend giving them the book with either a gift certificate to a new burger joint or with cooking implements, buns/bread and gift certificate for the grocery store or butcher to buy good beef or make vegetarian with beef substitute so that they try recipes themselves!

But it’s always a blast to talk with the the team and cast of my favorite adult/family friendly animated series.

Interview with Bob’s Burgers: H. Jon Benjamin, Larry Murphy & John Roberts via @YouTube

Interview with Bobs Burgers: Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman & Kristen Schaal via @YouTube

BUY THIS BOOK

The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers

Written by Loren Bouchard and The Writers of Bob’s Burgers, Contribution by Cole Bowden

The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book gives hungry fans their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher’s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day in seventy-five original, practical recipes. With its warm, edgy humor, outstanding vocal cast, and signature musical numbers, Bob’s Burgers has become one of the most acclaimed and popular animated series on television, winning the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program and inspiring a hit ongoing comic book and original sound track album. Now fans can get the ultimate Bob’s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day.Recipes include the “Bleu is the Warmest Cheese Burger,” the “Bruschetta-Bout-It Burger,” and the “Shoot-Out at the OK-ra Corral Burger (comes with Fried Okra).” Serve the “Sweaty Palms Burger (comes with Hearts of Palm)” to your ultimate crush, just like Tina Belcher, or ponder modern American literature with the “I Know Why the Cajun Burger Sings Burger.” Fully illustrated with all-new art in the series’s signature style, The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book showcases the entire Belcher family as well as beloved characters including Teddy, Jimmy Pesto Jr., and Aunt Gayle. All recipes come from the fan-created and heavily followed blog “The Bob’s Burger Experiment.”

About the Author

Loren Bouchard is the Emmy-winning creator and producer of Bob’s Burgers, cocreator of Home Movies, and writer and producer of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. Cole Bowden started the cult favorite Tumblr blog the Bob’s Burger Experiment, which has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Serious Eats, The AV Club, Nerdist, and NPR’s food blog, The Salt.

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