This Sunday, cult favorite and (recent) Emmy winner “Bob’s Burgers” returns to TV, kicking off its fifth season with a “musical episode.” The premise is promising: Gene is unhappy with his school’s selection of “Working Girl: The Musical,” so he stages his own idea — “Die Hard: The Musical” — in protest. The episode cuts between the two productions, culminating in a standoff.
In a new interview with WNYC’s Soundcheck, series creator Loren Bouchard talks the premiere episode, his love of music and his early influences. Did you know, for example, that Bouchard wrote the series’ infectious theme song? Says Bouchard: “We love music that’s a little silly, a little child-like, a little unfinished and goofy. I sometimes think of the music from the old “Muppet Show,” where it really was as if it came from these puppets. We use a filter that’s a little bit like that. We’re trying to walk the line where we want it to be melodic and in time and in tune, but it’s not quite as important — any of those things — as if it’s got a little bit of comedy to it and some life.”
Check out the full interview here, or embedded below: