blame it on Hollie

Even though—in hindsight—it is clearly right up my alley, I must confess that I haven’t been watching Bob’s Burgers. Oh, I caught the occasional snippet or quote via previews or the internet, but I was already too far behind to jump in. (I like to see shows from the beginning so I know what’s going on.)

Then I started to notice that our own Darling Hollie was using a picture from the show as her Facebook avatar—the little girl in the bunny ears, which has always been my favorite…even though I wasn’t really familiar with her character. And if Darling Hollie was a fan, then there had to be something awesome about the show, right?

I still didn’t jump right in. Oh, no, I started doing the occasional search to see when it might start to repeat from the beginning. It took a few months…but finally I discovered that Season 1 was going to start airing again on the Cartoon Network, & so I started to record it.

There have been a few shows I’ve kicked myself about not watching from the very beginning (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope, Supernatural) & this is one of them! Ohmigosh, do I love this show. It not only makes me laugh all the way through, but I catch myself laughing again later, just remembering a certain line or scene.

Yep, I absolutely love Louise, the little girl in the bunny ears. (Although, am I the only one who thinks her name should be Tina & the other girl should be Louise? I don’t know why, but it just seems like their names should be switched to better match their personalities.)  Maybe because we—or at least she & Mistress Heidi—seem to have so much in common.

And Linda’s voice… Ugh, so grating, but it’s gotten stuck in my head like nobody’s business! But in a good way, I guess, because it makes me chuckle every time my subconscious shrieks, “Oh, Bobby!” :tongue:

In fact, I like Bob’s Burgers so much, there are two things I now desperately want from Darling Hollie

#1 — I want to see her dress up like this for Halloween

#2 — I want my very own Bunny Hat…  (Which I suspect she could make in her sleep. :skater: )

However, if Darling Hollie makes me a hat, then we end up getting together for Halloween one day down the road, we’ll probably have to fight over which of us gets to dress up as which sister.  I’m happy to be Tina, as long as someone finds me the wig & (blue, thank you very much) t-shirt.

So expect some Bob’s Burgers references to pop up here in The Dungeon & on my Facebook & Twitter pages in the future as I begin to channel that precocious, slightly even young Louise. My hope is that you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. But if you don’t…

Blame it on Darling Hollie!


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  1. Hollie says:

    hahahaha… I DO have the pink yarn!
    I love this show. I like to think of myself as Louise, but in reality my family sees me more as Linda. Especially as I have (on more than one occasion )screamed “screw you all” at them.
    Off to create now…….

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, I *adore* Louise. She’s like my inner bad girl… my alter ego…what I think Mistress Heidi was probably like as a little girl. :devilheart:

      And if you actually manage a Bunny Hat, I am going to squeee so loudly! I’ll wear it, too, you know I will. 😉

  2. Kathleen O says:

    I am not familiar with this show. I am not sure if we get it here in Canada. What TV channel is it on. I will have to check it out.. Those Rabbit hats may just become a fashion item….

    • Heidi says:

      It’s originally a Fox show, & is still running—I think. You may have to ask Darling Hollie to be sure. I’ve been catching them on Cartoon Network, tho, because I wanted to see the show from the beginning & it’s already 5 or 6 seasons in. :snowball:

      It’s just very funny, witty, & snarky. Makes me laugh & also gives me some great lines to use in everyday life. But be warned: the mother’s voice will get into your head & drive you just a tiny bit crazy. :killlove:

      • Hollie says:

        It is Still on FOX and they are making new episodes!!! Squeee!!!!!

        • Heidi says:

          YAY!!! :candy:

          I just love how they change the name on the exterminator van each time & the names of the burgers that show up on the board. Puns! So funny! :tongue:

  3. LeeAnn Pratt says:

    Will I get pummelled when I confess I hae only watched like 5 mins of this show…ever? :swak:

    • Heidi says:

      Of course not…unless it’s because you didn’t like it. Then, you may not get pummeled, but I will be shocked. :penguindrop:

      That being said, look how long it took ME to start watching it! And there are times when I know a show would be funny, but I’m just not in the mood. Or I watch something & it doesn’t click for me…but then I check it out much later & love it. (This happened to me with Seinfeld.) So maybe you’ll just catch up later & think it’s as hilarious as Darling Hollie & I know it is now. :spankme:

  4. Michelle says:

    One of my sisters recently raved about this show and I thought “Eh, weird cartoon – not my cup of tea”. But now that you’ve put you stamp of approval on it I may need to reconsider! (but if my sister ever asks it was all her idea, ok?)

    • Heidi says:

      Oooh, look—I’ve dragged someone else over to the Dark Side. :devilheart:

      That was kind of my feeling when it was first on. Sure, I thought it might have a cute joke here or there, but there were so many animated sitcoms on (The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad…) I just didn’t feel like picking one & getting involved. But now I realize I was remiss, because this one is a hoot! Wait until you meet Louise. :sadpenguin:

      And, yes—if your sister ever asks, it was totally her idea! :snowball:

  5. Dee says:

    My good friend Gail loves this show too but Tina is her icon picture on Twitter. I know I need to watch more of it (especially the episode where Louise has her first crush) but I have to share this blog entry with her!


    • Heidi says:

      I have to admit, Tina is growing on me. At first, I thought she was just kind of sad…& I still have an issue with the names, because Tina seems so much more like a Louise to me!…but now I sort of adore her. She’s just so funny with her monotone comments & crushes on every boy she sees. :spaghetti:

      And, yes, please share this post with her. I’d love to hear her thoughts on the show, too. :swak:

  6. Holly says:

    That show cracks me up and I want to be there if you guys get together and dress as them.

    • Heidi says:

      Yay, another fan! :robotlove:

      Oh, I think dressing up like Tina & Louise would be a hoot. I’d do it in a second, if I could find the right clothes. I’ll bet Darling Hollie would insist on being Louise, tho…esp. since she’s the only one who can make a bunny ears hat. But that’s okay; I can be Tina in public & Louise at home. :snowball:

      • Hollie says:

        Maybe we could just have a Louise Party!! Everyone shows up dressed as Louise…ahhhhhh..just think of all the trouble we could cause…. :angel:

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