Burger of the Day: The Comic-Flan Burger

After a highlight reel of Season 10, the panel begins with creator Loren Bouchard, writer Nora Smith, H. Jon Benjamin (Bob), John Roberts (Linda), Kristen Schaal (Louise), Eugene Mirman (Gene), Dan Mintz (Tina), Larry Murphy (Teddy), and Supervising Producer Janelle Momery, who is a special guest for keeping production afloat during quarantine as animation is one of the only things still going right now. Kristen misses going to places but likes being able to spend time with her family, though Jon isn’t too fond of being with his family. Eugene misses improvising when they record together as well as seeing all his friends in the cast.

The transition to working from home was very smooth with Janelle’s help. They then begin previewing upcoming episodes, starting with the second episode “Worms of Endearment”, which we get a clip for and apparently is a bit more timely than they expected. There’s a pinworm epidemic, back when epidemic stories were fun. “Dream a Little Bob of Bob” is a fever dream for Bob, much like the “Flu-ouise” episode was for Louise. Then the Halloween episode where the kids deliver a burger to a haunted house, followed by the 200th episode “Bob Belcher and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Kids”, acting as a Rashomon style story. They then do a Thanksgiving episode, “Diarrhea of a Poopy Kid”, then Christmas.

The topic then turns to representation and how Loren praises the many female cast members and that he plans to keep the writers room 50% women. Kristen suggests creating male characters for the show to be voiced by female actors, similar to how many female characters in the show are voiced by men, Linda and Tina included. They also discuss the Bob’s Burgers movie that sadly cannot be released due to movie theaters currently being shut down, though Eugene jokingly suggests investing in a drive-in to just show that movie. After that, a fan Q&A with fans who tune into the Zoom call.

Bob’s Burgers returns to Fox on September 27, 2020 with “Dream a Little Bob of Bob”. Watch this panel here.

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