Bob’s Burgers: Assessing season 8, its impact and likability

Photo Credit: Bob's Burgers/Fox Image Acquired from Fox Flash
Photo Credit: Bob's Burgers/Fox Image Acquired from Fox Flash /

Wrapping up this Bob’s Burgers assessment is season 8. Arguably the best yet, season 8 managed to bring a new level of depth to the series.

It’s hard to believe that for almost 2 months, we’ve been looking at the previous seasons of Bob’s Burgers. Time really does fly when you’re having fun and that’s sort of the motto for season 8. Season 8 of Bob’s Burgers was fun but still made strides and went by surprisingly fast.

Each Sunday, I’ll discuss a season, talk about what made the season stand out, some memorable episodes and if I consider it a favorite. As per usual, I’d love to hear feedback from fellow Bob’s Burgers fans including your thoughts on the season, your favorite episode from each season and general thoughts.

Season 8 is a lot like its previous season as it does feature a lot of milestones. The biggest and most noteworthy is the show’s Christmas 1-hour musical episode. With the show getting a movie eventually, it was a good test. The other milestone was obviously the premiere featuring fan-drawn animation for the entirety of it.

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As a season, it didn’t focus on one particular character. What made season 8 stand apart was how deeply it focused on a character. Each character-driven episode had incredible moments of character growth. Once again, the humor and the show’s normal formula were kept the same.

I feel like I’ve said this every time, but season 8 has a plethora of memorable episodes as noted above. Since “The Bleakening” and “Brunchsquatch” were already mentioned, we’ll be looking at some other memorable episodes. The Valentine’s Day episode, “V for Valentine-detta” was unique in which pairings it featured and doesn’t just include romantic love.

After the show took its “Olympics break,” it came back with a lot of memorable episodes. “The Hurt Soccer” was a quintessential Louise episode, a surprising Easter egg and a solid B-plotline with Linda and Gene. Another memorable episode was “Cheer Up, Sleepy Gene,” focusing on Gene’s first sleepover, his maturity along with Bob and Linda’s sleeping habits.

Photo Credit: Bob’s Burgers/Fox Image Acquired from Fox Flash
Photo Credit: Bob’s Burgers/Fox Image Acquired from Fox Flash /

The last two memorable episodes aired before and as the show’s season finale. First was “Mission Impos-slug-ble.” It featured a hilarious parody, a focus on Louise and Tina’s relationship and an entertaining plot. Last but not least is “Something Old, Something New, Something Bob Caters for You.” As the season 8 finale, this episode was incredible.

Complete with songs, Bob showcasing his love for food, the kids making it into a game and Linda saving the day, it was everything. It might have been a quieter episode, but it was the perfect embodiment of the series and season 8 as a whole.

Even though it recently finished airing, season 8 is a fan favorite. Once again, the show kept the formula the same but still made creative episodes. It focused more on the Belchers and the character development for each was well-executed. It truly set the bar incredibly high for season 9.

Personally, I loved season 8. It’s easily one of my favorite seasons of all time and it proves the show’s ability to stay fresh. It feels like the show is gradually getting better with its storytelling, focus on characters and better at taking risks.

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There are a lot of episodes I enjoyed in season 8. Besides the ones mentioned above, I also enjoyed: “Thanks-hoarding,” “Are You There Bob? It’s Me, Birthday,” “Y Tu Ga-Ga Tambien,” and “Boywatch.”

Do you consider Bob’s Burgers season 8 a favorite of yours? What are some of your favorite season 8 episodes?