Bob’s Burgers will return to FOX on September 25, and fans can expect big things on the animated series during season seven. Loren Bouchard revealed his plans for season seven to Entertainment Weekly.
The action will start with the season premiere, and it will show Bob’s Burgers own take on the Wizard of Oz.
“The first episode is probably the freshest in terms of we haven’t ever quite done this before. Other shows have done this but it’s our take on the sort of Wizard of Oz construct. Louise is suffering from a fever when the episode starts. She’s clearly come down with the flu. She’s very excited because she’s going to miss school. She gets all her toys together. Then her mother, while helping her gather her toys in her room, drops her favorite toy, the Kuchi Kopi nightlight, in the toilet. Then the family tries to dry it off in a misguided attempt — they put it with a bunch of rice in the oven on low temperature and they melt it.
That’s all in the beginning of the show. Then basically, the rest of the episode is bouncing back and forth between the fever dream that she’s having and the family trying to figure out how to repair or replace this Kuchi Kopi nightlight, neither of which is easy.”
Amy Schumer will have a cameo on that episode, but there are plenty of other guest stars coming to the series this season. Bouchard revealed that:
“We’ve got Judah Friedlander and Ken Marino, and Robert Smigel comes back as the security guard. He’s so funny. He’s doing that Triumph, [the Insult Comic Dog] voice for us. We go back to Kurt Braunohler, Samantha Bee, Jim Gaffigan. Zach Galifianakis comes back as Felix in the Christmas episode. Oh, Kerri Kenney-Silver is somebody we’ve been wanting to work with since season 1. Now we’ve got her in two episodes!”
In addition to all of that, fans will also see more creative episodes. There are three big holiday episodes starting with the “Teen-a-Witch” Halloween episode. The Christmas episode is titled “The Last Gingerbread House on the Left.” Nora Smith wrote both the premiere and the Christmas episode.
The plot for the episode was described as follows:
“It’s this great idea that she had that was just kind of a one-liner that we were very attracted to, which was the idea of an underground gingerbread house building competition. That was the germ of it. Basically, it turns out that Mr. Frond is part of this group of other well-off gentlemen who meet around Christmas to see who can build the best gingerbread house. It’s a judged competition, and if you’re hosting, you’re allowed to bring in a guest. He brings Bob in — Bob is pulled into the high-stake world of underground gingerbread house building.
The kids and Linda and Teddy have a caroling story that goes on simultaneously. They go caroling in Mr. Fishoeder’s neighborhood, but it’s not exactly what Linda hoped it would be.”
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