Exclusive: Series creator Loren Bouchard reacts to Bob’s Burgers’ ‘Everybody’s Dead’ fan theory, calling it the most extreme he’s ever read.
Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard loves reading the various fan theories regarding the long-running sitcom, except for one that argues “everyone is dead.” Bouchard developed the series with king of the hill alum Jim Dauterive with the idea of blending Fox’s traditional animated family formula with that of a workplace comedy. Bob’s Burgers centers on the eponymous cook and restaurant owner and his wife Linda and children Tina, Gene and Louise as they run the titular burger restaurant and their middle class lives in an unnamed coastal town in the Northeast States -United.
H. Jon Benjamin directs the cast of Bob’s Burgers as the titular patriarch of Belcher alongside John Roberts as Linda, Dan Mintz as Tina, Eugene Mirman as Gene, Kristen Schaal as Louise, and Larry Murphy as family friend and regular from Teddy’s restaurant. After initially debuting to mixed reviews, the anime series has gone on to receive rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for its unique sense of humor and quirky characters. Bob’s Burgers has developed a devoted following in the years since its premiere and while it has led to a number of charming theories and fan art, it has also taken darker paths.
While speaking exclusively with Screen Rant for the series’ long-awaited movie expansion, creator Loren Bouchard opened up about the various Bob’s Burgers fan theories. Bouchard said he “devours“fan of theories and loves them, except for the”the most extremean indicating that the Belcher family have been dead for most of the series and exist only as ghosts. See Bouchard’s reaction below:
“I love fan theories. I devour them. There’s no doubt that the most extreme – and it’s not our favorite, but it’s worth saying – is that everyone is dead, and they’re ghosts. And this one, I’m like, ‘Oh, you can do this for anything.’ It’s just easy, because it’s so dramatic. And then you’re like, ‘Yeah! They’re all ghosts.'”
Bob’s Burgers isn’t the only Fox animated series to get the treatment of the fan theory that everyone on the show is dead, or some variation thereof. The oldest The Simpsons fan theory holds that Homer has been in a coma since the season 4 April Fool’s Day episode saw him land in the hospital after Bart shook a can of Homer’s beer with a cocktail shaker to paint and the ensuing explosion nearly wiped out the Simpsons patriarch. Although the episode ended with Homer waking up from his coma after Bart tearfully confessed that he was the cause, many continued to argue that the wild nature of the sequel The simpsons the seasons could indicate that Homer never woke up.
Just like Bouchard’s reaction to the Bob’s Burgers fan theory, The simpsons co-showrunner Al Jean has since debunked this theory, calling it “intriguingbut assuring that this is not true. Unlike the longer Fox sitcom, however, Bob’s Burgers has generally remained a grounded show even with some of its most original episodes and amidst its musical numbers, further minimizing the likelihood that the “everyone is dead“the theory is true. Audiences can re-watch all 12 seasons of Bob’s Burgers stream on Hulu now and catch Bob’s Burgers movie information in theaters this Friday to decide for themselves.
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- Bob’s Burgers (2022) movieRelease date: May 27, 2022
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