Bob’s Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belcher family – parents Bob and Linda and their children Tina, Gene and Louise – who run a hamburger restaurant. The show was conceived by Bouchard after he developed Home Movies.
While reviews for the first season were mixed, feedback for subsequent seasons has been much more positive. The series premiere drew in 9.39 million viewers, making it the highest-rated series premiere of the season and finishing ninth in the ratings for the week it aired. Reruns began airing on Cartoon Network’s late night programming block Adult Swim on 23 June 2013 and began airing in syndication on local stations in September 2015.
In episode 22 of season 3, originally aired on 5 May 2013, Kate Bush is mentioned by one of the characters. Daughter Louise, annoyed and bored about visiting a museum, decides to sneak into the closed Amazon-themed Room, along with her buddy Rudy. It soon becomes apparent to Bob what Louise did and he finds her in the Amazon room fairly quickly. Rudy tries to get away with exclaiming “I am Kate Bush”.
A comic book series based on the show, published by Dynamite Entertainment, began in September 2014 and a soundtrack album was released on 12 May 2017. In 2013, TV Guide ranked Bob’s Burgers as one of the top 60 Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time. The series has been nominated for several awards, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program seven consecutive times, winning in 2014 and 2017. The show has run for nine seasons and has been renewed by Fox for a tenth. A feature film of the animated television series is in the works and is scheduled for a July 17, 2020 release.