Probably my favorite thing about Bob’s Burgers is that they don’t do that thing where the characters try to one-up each other with an endless barrage of jokes? No, the characters react like actual people instead. They actually laugh or chuckle when somebody says something actually funny and/or weird. They stop mid-sentence. They do double-takes. And it all feels so very natural, because that is exactly what common people do. And that is such a refreshing change of pace, when you consider the fact that the norm in these things is to have jokes relentlessly thrown at you at break-necking speed.
also the comedy doesn’t rely on the parents hating and berating eachother idk i love that
it shows how you don’t need to be offensive to be funny
general banter is the best way to write dialogue
i think the coolest thing about this show is that they actually record all the characters in a scene at once, so the actors are all in the studio together and can riff off of each other and actually improv some of their dialogue.
i love when a character laughs and you can just tell it’s the actor reaction to an improvised line that was just genuinely funny and off-the-cuff rather than a scripted joke