Animation Domination Finales: Bob's Burgers Kills And American Dad Says Goodbye
Foxís Sunday night Animation Domination, by name or by sheer existence, is one of the most familiar schedules on television. Though we donít often break down the shows on a weekly basis, we thought itíd be good to pay our respects, since Animation Domination will be no more by next fall. (For the most part, anyway.) Beyond that, it was also a night of milestones, as The Simpsons finished its 25th season, Family Guy ended its Season 12, and American Dad said goodbye to Fox audiences altogether, as it will be moving to TBS next season.
And so without further aDíoh, letís dive right in.
Bobís BurgersThe Episode: While its fellow A.D. compadres have all been on the air longer, Bobís Burgers has consistently been a stronger show than the others, and thereís no exception to be found in the Season 4-ending ďWorld Wharf II: The Wharfening (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town Ė Part II.Ē Not only was this the rare two-parter, but the episode also utilized a more suspenseful storyline than usual, keeping Bob and the hilarious Mr. Fischoeder (Kevin Kline) tied beneath a pier while they awaited either rescue from Linda and the kids, or their bullet-ridden doom from Felix Fischoeder (Zach Galifianakis) and his aspiring vocalist girlfriend Fanny (Jordan Peele). Bobís impending horror is balanced by Louiseís drive to figure out what Bobís haphazard text messages stand for. With additional guest voices from Paul F. Tomkins, Gary Cole and Jenny Slate, this was a solid ďevent-sizedĒ ending to a pretty excellent season.
Best line:: Mr. Fischoeder Ė ďI hope you got my best side. Iím talking about my weiner bulge.Ē
The Season in a Sentence: Like a turtle paddle boat that is inexplicably faster than the rest, Bobís Burgers remains the freshest pack of faces in Fox animation, and it continues to shine the brightest, even as itís been continually shoehorned into the positively awful early Sunday evening time slot.
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