Bob's Burgers: Best Burger
December 1, 2014 8:23 PM - Season 5, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Bob enters into a Best Burger competition, but Gene doesn't put the secret ingredient into the cooler for the contest. Can the kids get the garlic before time runs out? Will Bob overcome his need to find reasons for his shortcomings?
posted by filthy light thief (9 comments total)
 
This episode was even better than the last one!
posted by Pendragon at 10:03 AM on December 2, 2014


They got nice ties in Thailand?
posted by nubs at 1:31 PM on December 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


I identify with each member of the Belcher family so very much, particularly the aspects of Gene and Bob that were the focus of this episode. It was like the more serious emotional equivalent of when Tina talks about butts.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:23 PM on December 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


It's an interesting observation that Bob intentionally gave Gene an important job to self-sabotage and thus avoid blame for losing to Jimmy Pesto. It was nice to see him get a little recognition for his cooking.
posted by ob1quixote at 10:35 PM on December 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


And now I really want to try black garlic.
posted by meese at 6:54 AM on December 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Bob's Burgers really is one of the best family sitcoms since...a very long time. This episode was very good - not as flashy as the last episode, say - but it was highly representative of why Bob's Burgers is as excellent as it is.
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:28 PM on December 3, 2014


It's an interesting observation that Bob intentionally gave Gene an important job to self-sabotage and thus avoid blame for losing to Jimmy Pesto.

And I really liked his quick and easy willingness to admit it.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:04 PM on December 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Jimmy Pesto is one of the best bad guys on TV today, if only because he's just so "Fuck it, I'm the bad guy." None of this tortured soul or bigger gambit stuff, he's just a dude who's an asshole and knows he's an asshole and enjoys the fact that he can get away with being an asshole.
posted by Etrigan at 7:57 AM on December 5, 2014 [1 favorite]


What I love about the show all around is the enthusiasm everyone has and the acceptance of who and what they are. Pesto knows he is an asshole and just goes for it. Linda is excited about everything, and goes all in with whatever is going on. Chuck loathes Bob and doesn't hesitate about letting it all hang out there. Gene knows he screws up a lot, recognizes it, fights through it (this episode), but still accepts that he is the one who will most often "gene out". The guy who runs Figjam is deeply committed to his store and banning people. Mickey becomes a pedicab driver and is all in, as is Manny in the pedicab turf war. And Ron, who just happens to be in the wrong pedicab, gets involved too - "I'll fight Manny or Ray, but I would prefer to fight Ray because he is smaller."

There's something refreshing about a show where the characters are all in like this, where no one sits back and is the cynical smart ass. These people commit.
posted by nubs at 11:28 AM on December 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


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