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The Bob's Burgers Writers Know When It's Time For Jokes To Take A Backseat
The enormously popular "Bob's Burgers" is a show from the mind of Loren Bouchard and a writers' room that is committed to the heart of the show. New York Times writer Carina Chocano recently sat in on a Zoom writing session for an episode and explained what she believes is their key to success.
Chocano explained she was “ struck not only by the ease and lack of hierarchy — like a family writing about a family — but by the way that, as adjustments were made to a script, the better joke didn't always win; pacing, tone, and trueness to character were more essential.”
She also detailed witnessing a moment where Bouchard killed a very funny moment proposed by the writers because he didn’t want it to come across as manipulative or insincere. "Bob's Burgers" is a show praised for its relatability, and it's a testament to the creative team that they're willing to "kill their darlings," so to speak, in order to keep the show's heart.