Since it debuted in 2011, Bob's Burgers has slowly but surely gained a cult following (search for "Tina Belcher" on Tumblr and you'll see what we mean), as well as a reputation for hilariously depicting the exploits of a loving, slightly dysfunctional clan. For the unfamiliar, the show follows Bob Belcher (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin), the owner of a struggling burger joint in a seaside town, and his family (played by comedy-nerd faves that include Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal). But unlike its family-oriented cartoon predecessors such as The Simpsons and Family Guy, the humor is more reliant on real emotions than rapid-fire pop-culture references.
Much of the credit for that goes to creator Loren Bouchard, a former writer for Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist and co-creator of the Adult Swim cult favorite Home Movies. He got the cast on board before writing the show, and makes a point of having his actors record their parts at the same time — the better to capture that family dynamic on screen. "It anchors every moment, to have them all together, pretending to be a family," he explains. Bouchard and his team are hard at work on the show's fifth season, but he took some time to chat about his favorite moments from the series so far, and what's to come in the fourth season's finale on May 18th. By Amy Plitt