We're all belchers: finding a new American family in the animated world of Bob's burgers
Smith, Shelby. 2018. We're all belchers: finding a new American family in the animated world of Bob's burgers -- In Proceedings: 14th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 57
Bob's Burgers, an animated television show airing on FOX, tells the story of the Belcher family. The Belcher's own a burger restaurant and the show explores all of the day-to-day mishaps that tend to occur. While the show often features absurd plot points, at its base it is a show about an average, loving family. Bob's Burgers pushes back against the typical sitcom expectations of a working-class family and instead shows a family that is deeply connected and caring. This content analysis of ten episodes from the first seven seasons explores the healthy family dynamics represented. This research explores the importance of positive media representations of working-class families and the positive representation of a working-class father.
Presented to the 14th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Rhatigan Student Center, Wichita State University, April 27, 2018.
Research completed in the Department of Sociology, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences