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'Bob's Burgers' Sees the Restaurant Accused of Serving Human Meat (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 10th 2011 3:26AM
'Bob's Burgers'FOX took another stab at a new animated series for their Sunday "Animation Domination" block. 'Bob's Burgers' (Sun., 8:30PM on FOX) is from the same creative team that brought us the uniquely bizarre 'Dr. Katz.'

'Bob' is much more traditional than 'Katz' was, but it still has that subversive edge to it.

This premiere saw the restaurant under siege from the Health Department after daughter Louise spread a rumor that the meat was made from human flesh. The fact that the restaurant is set next to a mortuary made things even worse. The fact that the health inspector used to date Bob's wife, Linda, turned it into a nightmare.

And yet, after fighting all episode against the stigma of serving human meat, it turned out to give them one of their best days ever.

A bus pulled up moments before they got the all-clear on their meat being 100% beef. "We have kind of an adventurous eaters club," an old lady on the bus said. "We like to try new things."

It should be interesting to see if 'Bob's Burgers' can sustain the unique flavor of comedy it offered in this first episode. While it's easy to fear that a burger restaurant might be too limiting a premise for a television series, great comedy has come from settings just as specific, like 'Cheers.' It remains to be seen if 'Bob's' can achieve similar creative variety.

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I love h john benjamin's characters, with the soccer coach from Home Movies being a standout, but this show didn't do a lot for me. The "child molester" was pretty much the only LOL joke. The ending would have been better with a cameo appearance by Andrew Zimmer. I'll keep watching in the hopes it gets better.

January 10 2011 at 10:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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