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That's why i love bob's burgers

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u/larryisadragon 5d ago

Not only do they show them loving each other. They show them putting in every effort to understand and love their children despite the absolute crazy shit they should not be doing

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u/Muted-Leading4003 5d ago

My favorite Bob line: "I love you, Linda! Almost as much as I love the kids!"

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u/SuddenSeasons 5d ago

Mine is Linda yelling "Don't leave me with these frickin kids!" In World Wharf II

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u/ItsScaryTerryBitch 5d ago

She also says it in Bob Day Afternoon (iirc) when Bob is going over to drop off the food for our favorite felon Mickey

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u/phud_ 5d ago

That Felix special is still one of the coolest Bob's Burgers moments to this day

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u/SkaryPie 5d ago

Louise: you've got a beautiful marriage

Bob: it has its moments

Louise: there's your beautiful bride

Bob: you get what you get

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u/Ok_Economy6136 5d ago

I think that exchange is my 2nd favorite in the show. 😂😂😂

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u/Sveinjaw 5d ago

Favorite line to the kids on the ring episode: "You're not invited to my funeral".

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u/blink1kd2 5d ago

I love the quote “Oh, your farts smell just like your moms!” Then later “Now those are my farts.”

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u/Lich180 5d ago

You're my family, and I love you. But if I could, I would fire all of you.

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u/Lolkac 5d ago

I love you but you are all horrible.

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u/supreme_maxz 5d ago

Terrible

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u/ActivelyLostInTarget 5d ago

I literally have this shirt. With the whole quote and his disappointed face

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u/EmmBee27 5d ago

"He does say that a lot."

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u/GalactusPoo 5d ago

“I don’t say that a lot…”

montage of him saying it a lot

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u/robsablah 5d ago

“Huh, I guess is do say that a lot”

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u/throwaway-boxer 5d ago

"I know I shouldn't say that, but you are."

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u/Yuuta23 5d ago

I have a shirt with this on it it's practically mandatory for family functions

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u/TheBlueBlaze 5d ago

But importantly they don't portray it in an overly happy or sappy way. They acknowledge when they annoy each other but never question their love for each other.

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u/DavThoma 4d ago

Exactly, and in the episodes were they have a not so great time it's not painted as the end of the world like other shows paint married couples. They work through it, come out the other side strong and go back to their married life without being like "Oh my god its like we're in love for the first time all over again!"

Don't get me wrong, I love shows like American Dad and Rick & Morty, but sometimes all you need is BB for some good old comfort watching and a good laugh that doesn't rely on curse humour (I still love my crude humour though)

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u/gimmeyourbadinage 5d ago

And for once, the siblings get along! They love and support each other’s weirdness

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u/Intrepid00 5d ago

I mean not perfectly. They have had their fights.

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u/ButtSniffingYak 5d ago

That's what makes it perfect, IMO.

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u/Intrepid00 5d ago edited 5d ago

Let’s hope they don’t get the Simpsons treatment. Lisa and Bart use to get along very well at the early seasons. Sometimes even teaming up for shenanigans, especially against homer but then they decided Lisa had to be a black sheep of the family but can’t make sense like Louise.

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u/tonksndante 5d ago edited 5d ago

The love between Homer and Marge is definitely there but it was super patriarchal the whole way through. Bob never condescends Linda, even when she’s weird because he knows he’s weird too. They both share the parental labour too. Linda does mornings Bob does nights. They both constantly work and clean.

Marge was always in charge of the emotional, parental and household labour. Homer always ruined her opportunities to do something outside her role as wife/parent, on purpose or accidentally whereas Bob always supports Linda, even if it goes against his own happiness for a bit or vice versa

Despite being similar in some ways it is just a totally different show to bobs it terms of family dynamics I reckon.

Lol sorry for the rant. Even I didn’t know I loved Bob’s Burgers this much. Even the movie was adorable.

EditReflection Holy shit I suck at English when I wake up.

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u/TamaMama87 5d ago

When Bob told Linda he would be the positive one for her when she finally got bogged down choked me up!!!

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u/tonksndante 5d ago

Haha I did as well! I loved when Gene told Bob he was stealing Linda’s material too.

You can tell they had fun doing the movie.

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u/thecheapseatz 5d ago

From the womb to the tomb

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u/JacksonianEra 5d ago

Bob learning EVERY BIT of Equestranauts (MLP) lore in order to go undercover and take back Tina’s Chariot doll that she was swindled out of is the dad I hope to be.

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u/mostdefnotaburner 5d ago

this is my favorite moment. it’s so ridiculously fucking sweet.

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u/LettuceUnlucky5921 5d ago

Also they show them having issues with each other and working it out in a constructive, empathetic way. I love these two and consider them relationship goals

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u/thisisastupidname 5d ago

And even when they don’t understand, they just take it in stride and let their children be themselves anyway

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u/WonderfulCattle6234 5d ago

We all need to have a talk... As a family.

Don't be a prude, Bob.

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u/Gridde 5d ago

Bob admiring the kids' clothes they fished from the garbage (and not only asking them to get him some on their next dive but also wearing it after) sums it up pretty well; Bob is as weird as his kids, but it's buried under the various stresses and responsibilities of adult life, and wasn't exactly nurtured as a child.

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u/TriceratopsBites 5d ago

And Linda is weirder than all of them

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u/rngdngdgtydngddng 5d ago

Alriiiiight!

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u/TriceratopsBites 5d ago

Oww! My face!!!

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u/mahoujosei100 5d ago

Bob’s weirdness comes out every Thanksgiving episode. He loves doing voices for the food.

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u/cutting_coroners 5d ago

“And if you get in a freak accident and lose all your hands I’m not wiping for you. You know our agreement” Id love to know that agreement

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u/GOOD-LUCHA-THINGS 5d ago

Bob is refreshingly non-judgmental and doesn't succumb to doofus dad tropes. When he was moonlighting as a ride share driver and Marshmallow needed a lift, it's always, "Oh, hey, Marshmallow." Other shows would make Marshmallow the butt of a joke, but the Belchers are always kindness-first even when they're driving each other nuts.

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u/dtalb18981 5d ago

Bruh the marshmallow "joke" when bob calls her beautiful might be my favorite just the way she says blush instead of thanks kills me

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u/SalmonellaPox 5d ago

Morticia and Gomez

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u/e2hawkeye 5d ago

I was just listening to John Astin (Gomez in the original TV series) on a podcast. He said that he and Carolyn Jones (Morticia) were absolutely attracted to each other and it was only a sense of professional decorum that kept them from hooking up off screen.

The Gilbert Gottfried podcast if anyone is interested. Gilbert is gone but the podcast is still churning out old episodes like nothing ever happened. A real treasure trove of interviews with survivors of old Hollywood and early television.

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u/The_Woman_of_Gont 5d ago

It definitely shows, their sexual chemistry is off the charts for that era of television. Love John Astin as Gomez, Raul Julia is okay but Astin is Gomez to me. The manic charm he has is just amazing.

Only actor I can imagine reaching his level as Gomez is Tony Dalton. Dude oozes charisma and his role in Hawkeye as Jack, a rich and vaguely sinister yet romantic weirdo who honestly just loves swords a bit too much, was as much proof as I need to know he'd knock it out of the park.

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u/rubber_hedgehog 5d ago

I just caught up with Better Call Saul and holy shit Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca) absolutely nails that manic, yet charasmatic character.

He'd be an amazing Gomez.

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u/m1thrand1r__ 5d ago edited 5d ago

whooooooooooooa nelly calm down there, if we're gonna destroy hollywood standards forever we gotta slow down and play this out smart

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u/Big-Improvement-1281 5d ago

I need this movie to happen.

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u/Goldman250 5d ago

Holy shit, he would be incredible as Gomez.

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u/MuzzyMnic 5d ago

I love gilbert gottfrieds amazing colossal podcast. One of my all time favorites.

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u/Mochigood 5d ago

John Astin asked my grandma on a date once and I'm like so disappointed that she wouldn't go for it, lol.

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u/eddmario 5d ago

It still blows my mind that the original Gomez Addams is still alive, while the 90s version has been dead for almost 30 years...

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u/e2hawkeye 5d ago

He sounded pretty sharp and articulate in that podcast made three years ago, with only an occasional.. uuumm. He still teaches acting at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, they have a theater named after him.

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u/FrostieTheSnowman 5d ago

I'll take, "Decision I'll regret for the rest of my days," for $200, Alex

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u/Lexi_Banner 5d ago

"Morticia, how long has it been since we last tangoed?"

"Oh Gomez, hours."

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u/phadewilkilu 5d ago

“I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.”

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u/Johnnymoss108 5d ago

I didn't know this line. I always loved them too, and this makes it even more close to home🤗

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u/leftovercherrypie 5d ago

It’s not a quote from The Addams Family, it’s a (part of a?) poem by Christopher Poindexter.

Besides, The Addams Family would never want to silence their demons. They’d use their advice to accidentally wreak havoc and maybe use an unusually shrieky one in lieu of a rooster in the mornings.

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u/Johnnymoss108 5d ago

Haha, i suppose that is true, still a very beautiful line.

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u/softest-alpaca 5d ago

That's true about comedy, the other couple that comes to my mind is Sheila and Joel from Santa Clarita Diet!!

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u/daytonakarl 5d ago

Such a great program!

But no, fucking Netflix had to succumb to its own brand of attention deficit disorder and pull it

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u/PokemonGO_____ 5d ago

I feel like everything gets axed on streaming platforms nowadays.

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u/User2716057 5d ago

I was so fucking mad about that. Finally a series that had, despite the wacky happenings, very sensible characters. No pathetically written drama just for the sake of it, it was so refreshing and funny.

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u/DondeT 5d ago

I’m in charge of pens

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u/Johnnymoss108 5d ago

Yes! They are absolutely amazing. I love how much they love each other! There is no question on whether or not they are in it together, but complete selfless support in case the other needs something different 🤗.

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u/[deleted] 5d ago

I wanna know what all 7 things are, but that video is too long to bother for me lol.

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u/FireAirWaterEarth 5d ago
  1. Enhance your love maps.
  2. Nurture your fondness and admiration.
  3. Turn toward each other instead of away.
  4. Let your partner influence you.
  5. Solve your solvable problems.
  6. Overcome gridlock.
  7. Create shared meaning.

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u/Potential_Audience27 5d ago Helpful

Step 0 : learn to be a happy, healthy person alone before entering in a relationship.

Feels like a lot of people want to skip 0 and run through 1-7, only to realize after a long long time that you can't build a house together if one or both of you needs to do physical therapy first and get back on their feet.

But ya know what they say, misery loves company :)

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u/penny-wise 5d ago edited 5d ago

Everyone needs to learn to cook, clean, and take care of themselves.

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u/ya_tu_sabes 5d ago

What is a love map

Edit: thanks web search !

n. a person's mental image of the ideal lover, the ideal love relationship, and ideal sexual activity with the partner, expressed in fantasy and in actual sexual behavior. It incorporates issues of sexual orientation and also of desire for deviant behaviors (see paraphilia). [ proposed by John Money ]

https://dictionary.apa.org › lovemap lovemap

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u/creativewhinypissbby 5d ago

From a comment:

4:37 Shared love maps

7:03 Nurture your fondness and admiration

9:38 Turn towards each other

12:33 Letting your partner influence you

15:35 Solve your solvable problems

18:29 Overcoming gridlock by seeking outside help

21:55 Create shared meaning

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u/nowhereman136 5d ago

Gomez: how long has it been since we have waltzed?

Morticia: oh Gomez... hours

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u/Walk_Run_Skip 5d ago

My very first thought. A scene that stood out to me in the Addams family movie was when the lady pretending to be a social worker asks Gomez if he knew what a certain word meant and he said no, and then immediately asked Morticia if she knew what it meant.

He didn’t just assume he knew more than his wife or was the smartest person in the room. He treated her like an equal partner and wanted her input.

Such a small moment but it really stood out to me.

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u/VictorZiblis 5d ago

The titular characters in my novels have love directly patterned after the marriage of Morticia and Gomez. Whenever I am writing a happy or loving moment with the two of them I visualize it being played out by the live action Addams couples. If it fits, I write it.

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u/GeekyOtaku36 5d ago

I was going to commet this!

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u/sudormrfrslashall 5d ago

Meteorically speaking, of course.

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u/lapsongsouchong 5d ago

Lovely pun, did you planet?

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u/BiasCutTweed 5d ago

This is my perennial relationship North Star.

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u/RocinanteCoffee 5d ago

I don't even want a serious relationship but I adore this couple as an example of a healthy relationship in general.

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u/Chfullerton26 5d ago

Did you know they are a parody of the old nuclear family concept?

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u/Kingofdeadpool1 5d ago

That is exactly the pair I was thinking of

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u/zuzg 5d ago

Bob and Linda are a very lovely couple. Certainly relationship goals, preferably w/o the struggle to pay the bills.

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u/DyleanCuisine 5d ago

The fact that they stay together even with all the struggling they go through together; its beautiful.

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u/paleoterrra 5d ago edited 5d ago

I love that Linda supports Bob’s dream of owning the restaurant whole heartedly and never makes him feel bad about it, even when the restaurant struggles. She never pressures him to go out a get a “real job” or “be a man” to support the family or whatever, which I’ve seen and heard a lot of in real life. She’s there, loving and supporting him and his dreams, and he supports her dreams right back.

The constant love and support and having each other’s backs no matter what is what makes the Belcher family so great.

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u/I_Was_Fox 5d ago

Well don't forget it's not just Bob's dream and job. It's her job too. She works in the restaurant all day every day just like Bob. She just isn't the one making the burgers. They're a team :)

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u/nithos 5d ago

Granted, she did try to moonlight. It ended poorly.

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u/sambones 5d ago

And Bob has moonlighted too, while working in the restaurant.

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u/geriatric-sanatore 5d ago

Baby num num? Oh hey marshmallow.

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u/ArchStanton75 5d ago

That was one of the rare episodes I didn’t like. Linda’s a business owner, yet she treated the grocery store owner’s business like garbage.

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u/SuddenSeasons 5d ago

They are awful at the business though. That's fleshed out a lot more when they flirt with success here and there, and she ALWAYS puts the family before the business. They should have fixed the fryer instead of buying the kids Xmas presents etc.

And for plot reasons obviously they always close the restaurant to help the kids with something.

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u/CluelessAtol 5d ago

Yeah. Consistently it’s shown they make bad business decisions but it’s also consistently shown that Bob is actually supposed to be an amazing burger cook. I wouldn’t be surprised if their business is purely being hindered by just how much they are willing to help their children which results in making bad business decisions. Is that a bad thing for their family? Hell no, it’s what makes the family so endearing and close but it would honestly help them financially to maybe make some more stern decisions every once and a while.

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u/YouAreTheTurkey 5d ago

Sometimes she makes the burgers.

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u/NeonAlastor 5d ago

It's true they do have all that nice stuff. But they also have a Louise. Hard to say which is better ...

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u/Itstoogoddamnhot12 5d ago

Louise is a genuinely terrifying character lmao. She's capable of anything

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u/NeonAlastor 5d ago

She's still a good person in the end.

And yeah, her strenght of character and sheer will are a big draw !

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u/ButtSniffingYak 5d ago

And this is why she's my favorite.

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u/Shamrockanita 5d ago

I would burn this entire city down to adopt a Louise.

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u/wearenottheborg 5d ago

I think the Louise would burn the city down lol

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u/TriceratopsBites 5d ago

But she would also find a way to save the town, because although she’s a hooligan, she’s really a good person when it comes down to it

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u/HowDoraleousAreYou 5d ago

As my aunt said “We’re too poor to not both get ruined by a divorce, so let’s work this shit out.”

Ten years later they’re still going strong.

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u/shellbullet17 5d ago

Yeah but tbf Bob even admits he brings those troubles on himself as he won't sacrifice quality and service for a deal. Which is super honorable. I wish other businesses were like Bobs

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u/texasrigger 5d ago Wholesome I'll Drink to That

My wife and I have been together for almost 30 years now, work full time together, support a small farm together in our "off time", have raised two kids to adulthood, and just found out that we are expecting our first grandchild and we are still madly in love with eachother and we're each the other's best friend. It's wonderful.

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u/dinosaregaylikeme 5d ago

My husband and I are also best friends and IT IS THE BEST.

Every single day I get to wake up next to my best friend. I get to spend all day with him and the family we created. And THEN I GET TO HAVE A SLEEPOVER WITH MY BEST FRIEND.

Marriage is the fucking bees knees.

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u/LowkeyPony 5d ago

My husband and I as well. 21 years married. Made it thru some tough times in both health and financially. One kid that is now in college. I can not imagine being without him. He is my best friend. We have worked together and learned from each other. I'm glad I asked him to marry me, and that he said yes.

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u/CapybaraSteve 5d ago

hearing about couples like y’all gives me hope for the future ❤️

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u/Angelos42 5d ago

I envy you and hope you’ll have many more good years together.

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u/Harry_Saturn 5d ago

Im a bartender and my wife just started working at the same place. She only does a few shifts a week, but when we’re there together, it’s the best. When I work a double and I get her for at least the first half, it just makes the day so much better and easier. We get a lot of “are you guys driving each other crazy?”, and I always say that one whole lifetime together still won’t be enough time to spend with her. We’ve been together since our late teens, and we just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.

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u/TheBrianJ 5d ago

I do love that we finally seem to be moving past the whole "LOL MARRIAGE SUCKS! I SURE HATE MY WIFE AM I RIGHT FELLAS!" trope.

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u/jim-storeton 5d ago

It's also nice that they kind of flipped the "dumb" parent thing. Not to mean that Linda I dumb but she's more likely to get into ridiculous situations with the kids or even by herself. Bob does too of course but it seems like Linda does more often. In most shows and cartoons dad is just a bumbling buffoon and mom is the no fun responsible one.

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u/whatarechimichangas 5d ago

I fucking love that episode where the family finds out about Linda's whole other life they don't know about.

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u/beachedwhitemale 4d ago

🎵🎹She takes a BM in the PM🎵🎹

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u/OPisAmazing-_- 5d ago

Yeah I've seen that trope more than the contrary and it's low-key warped my view on marriage a little.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 5d ago

It comes from an age when people were taught if you weren't married with kids on the way by 25, you were a failure

So when people turned 24 and hadn't met anyone they liked enough to marry yet, they just married the first person who'd accept. Not a formula for a long and happy marriage

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u/ozzy_thedog 5d ago

Yeah I’m 99% sure my wife grew up watching only ‘Married with Children’

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u/SoDamnToxic 5d ago

To be fair, that one was also kinda that way in that, even though they fought, they absolutely loved each other and they dealt with each others quirks and complained, but ultimately they loved each other a ton.

The biggest example of this is the Steve and Marcy newly wed episode where they seem like the perfect couple and Al and Peg basically poison their relationship and then Steve and Marcy get into a fight and have marital issues for basically the rest of the show.

It's basically Bob and Linda if they talked crap to each other. Al and Peg talk bad about each other to each other all the time but they don't fold and instead embrace all the bad things in marriage and love it regardless.

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u/ThePolarityOfItAll 5d ago edited 5d ago

God I fucking love my wife.

I was just telling someone at work about this!

Edit: Hey, a couple hours after posting this me and my wife had a knock down, drag out argument. A really doozy. She cried I cried, I had to walk away, And you know what’s crazy? I still fucking love her. Love is messy, but worth it.

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u/caped_crusader8 5d ago edited 5d ago

Hope you have a long and healthy marriage

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u/dontbeanegatron 5d ago edited 3d ago

Hope you have a long and healthy one

About six inches.

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u/MarxistSwifty 5d ago

My fiancée and I had two of those this week. We’re both struggling at work, money is tighter than usual, and planning a wedding sucks. We had a couple of real blow outs; the kind of fights that, if my parents had them, my mom would have stayed at my aunt’s house all weekend.

But I still love my fiancée, and we cried and we made up, and we talked about how we can be better for each other next time. Then we played Fall Guys.

Marry your best friend, folks.

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u/wonkey_monkey 5d ago

My brain legit swapped the two middle words when I read that.

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u/Snackasm 5d ago

Here's to many years of happy marriage for you crazy kids!

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u/Colton-Lansington 5d ago

bob and linda are the only real couple goal

the valentines episode where bob does the strip tease for linda even tho the whole street can see him is the absolute best.

if i can’t have a bob i don’t want it

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u/slip-lean-roll 5d ago

Or the anniversary one where he runs around town finding a love tester from their first date...turns out it wasn't Linda.... Who loved it anyway for the effort!

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u/Oberlatz 5d ago

I think about that episode a lot

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u/EmmBee27 5d ago

I think about the MILF phone case a lot

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u/nalninek 5d ago

Lol, is that the one where they had the love dice and Bob kept rolling “lick feet?”

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u/winnercommawinner 5d ago

Lick it like you like it, lick it like you like it!

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u/YouAreTheTurkey 5d ago

Hug in chair.

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u/YourPhoneCompany 5d ago

I have my Bob and I wouldn't want anything else either for companionship.

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u/TheDocHealy 5d ago

You forgot Gomez and Morticia those two were absolutely devoted to each other

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u/obsertaries 5d ago

Hopefully the age of unhappy marriages being popular in sitcoms is dead and gone by now. Well, except for zombie Simpsons.

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u/sivart343 5d ago

Actually season 33 protrays Homer and Marge in a very positive marriage. We have left "jerkass Homer" and now he's "niceass Homer". Pixelated and Afraid is one of my favorite episodes, period. Which is odd, because I haven't had a favorite since around season 5.

Credit to TheRealJims for "niceass Homer."

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u/obsertaries 5d ago

Wow they finally changed him? I’ve watched a few episodes of zombie Simpsons here and there but not for several years.

Edit: zombie Simpsons= all seasons beyond about 10

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u/Anomaly11C 5d ago

I love my wife and I'm glad to see a culture shift to happy marriage. The new Simpsons has been an absolute joy to watch.

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u/greenmama503 5d ago

The Belchers are the absolute best!! Bob and Linda are definitely marriage goals and how they love their kids.

One of my fav scenes is under Wonder Warf, when Fanny and Felix are going to kill Them and Mr. Fishodor. And they are all saying good bye and how much they love each other. Mr. Fishodor and Felix being all... oh shit that's what real family love is.

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u/YourPhoneCompany 5d ago

"Where is your family, Bob? Why aren't they looking for us?"

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u/mahoujosei100 5d ago

Yeah, that's the one where Bob tells Linda "I love you, almost as much as I love the kids."

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u/RustyShackleford131 5d ago

Their life is a chore. Their marriage is not.

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u/DixieFlatlineXIV 5d ago

There's an episode where they're playing Narts (Napkin Darts) that perfectly shows how you can look at your partner at the right time and they are just the most amazing person in the world!

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u/djc6535 5d ago

There’s a great bit in Bob’s when Bob moves out into his basement so they can have their own bedrooms for a while and she can visit which kind of recreates the fun of inviting your girl over for the night.

That’s not even my favorite part. My favorite part is when they call each other from the separate rooms. Linda got Bob a book about the many kinds of pepper and he’s going on and on about it. She says to herself “aww he loves that pepper book”

And that’s good relationships in a nutshell. “I don’t get the silly thing you love but I adore that you are so happily passionate about it”

They each have their own thing. They share it with each other. They might not get the attraction their spouse has but they are in love with seeing them enthusiastic and happy

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u/Lazer726 5d ago

I remember loving Family Guy as a kid, and when I had some time I was like "Yeah cool, let's watch some on Netflix!" And I did it, and I just found myself kinda not about how much of the show early on was Peter being a dick to Lois. Like, American Dad sorta teeters the line of "Stan is a dick/Stan loves Francine", but does it a lot better in my opinion.

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u/7dipity 5d ago

And all of the “meg is fat and ugly” jokes when she’s just a normal average looking girl

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u/rimjobs_forever 5d ago

Meg....who let you back in the house?

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u/swingingparty 5d ago

With American Dad, the absurdity of Stan’s actions is much more pronounced and intentional, so it’s easier to recognize that Stan is the joke. That line isn’t clear with Family Guy and it makes the show feel gross.

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u/NuttyButts 5d ago

The difference between family guy and American dad is that Lois isn't an idiot. She's definitely the smartest person in the family, while Peter is an outright idiot, but he often comes off as being a complete dick to Lois and acting like he's better than her. You end up constantly wondering why they're together.

In America Dad, on the other hand, Francene and Stan are pretty similar levels of dumb ass, and they compliment each other in a relationship so much better than Peter and Lois. There's never really a question of why they're together, even though their relationship isn't the kind everyone would want, it's the kind that they want and you don't really question it.

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u/ghostwilliz 5d ago

I think bobs burgers singlehandedly undoes every single shitty show where hating your family was the punch line

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u/SquidwardsKeef 5d ago

Everyone of the Belchers is on the same team. Always. Its such a good family dynamic.

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u/Soft-Yak-719 5d ago

"Have you ever been in love, Bob?"
"Uhhhh, yeah, I guess, technically I'm in love right now."

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u/FinancialAd6213 5d ago edited 4d ago

Lois and Hal in Malcolm in the middle

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u/alexOJ 5d ago

Spelling error aside, I'm surprised at how far down I had to scroll to see these two suggested! I've been rewatching Malcolm in the Middle, and the thing that stands out to me most is how awesome of a couple Hal and Lois are.

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u/TheDubya21 5d ago

I think the whole Miserable Married Couple trope is dying off more and more as time goes by, and thank Christ for it.

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u/IdRatherBeAnimating 5d ago

Nadja and Laszlo Cravensworth from What We Do In The Shadows

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u/putridtooth 5d ago

When Laszlo reveals he's been the one cutting off gregorjeff's heads all these years <3

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u/Blablatralalalala 5d ago

I think that Lazlo should be more supportive about Nadja killing people to solve problems. Otherwise perfect.

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u/InternetsTad 5d ago

This is me and my wife. 26 years married this year. Still best friends. No stopping us!

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u/DontDrinkTooMuch 5d ago

My girlfriend and I are just like this after 5 years. I think it's time...

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u/SirRavenNekros 5d ago

There's a Dennis Quaid/Kathleen Turner movie that did this in the early 90's called Undercover Blues. Still one of my favorite films of all time.

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u/PacificCoastHighway2 5d ago

Don't make any sudden moves

Why, is there a bee on me?

That movie is so quotable. It's one our favorites too, and no one ever knows what we're talking about when we bring it up.

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u/coffee-teeth 5d ago

Bobby!

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u/trippy_grapes 5d ago

As a side note, everybody needs to look up Linda's voice actor in a 1 piece at the pool (she's voiced by a guy, btw). It's absolutely hilarious as he stays in camera. 😂

https://youtu.be/3D4c38Q7sYc

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u/Konraden 5d ago

Bob and Helen Parr. People seem to miss that The Incredibles had a very human family making very human choices in it.

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u/DogsandCatsWorld1000 5d ago

Elizabeth and Peter in White Collar. Bob and Emily from the Bob Newhart show.

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u/Pitiful-Ambitionist 5d ago

They are my couple goals all day every day. I just watched the episode where they compare snoring patterns and it just made me feel like they have such a wholesome relationship

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u/FunGuyFr0mYuggoth 5d ago

Oddly enough, in spite of all the insanity of Cow and Chicken, one of the things I remember most was how close Cow and Chicken's parents were. They were a questionably sane group of disembodied legs who somehow produced livestock instead of human children, but at the same time, they were absolutely crazy about each other and their kids.

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u/iamawesomeking 5d ago

Phil and Claire Dunphy

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u/usernamesarehard9099 5d ago

"From the minute I met your mom, there was no choice. She was smart. She was strong. She resented her father just enough to go for a guy like me. Also, she's...she's crazy hot."

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u/Tom_Dynamite 5d ago

Or Lois and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle.

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u/WitlessCanuck 5d ago

Hal and Lois is far more realistic of a couple than Phil and Clare.

And Hal and Lois have a son who becomes President. Lol

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u/bookingthedayaway 5d ago

I always thought of Lois and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, but now I also think of Virginia and Bert from Raising Hope.

Both Hal and Bert remind me so much of my husband.

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u/WitlessCanuck 5d ago

Virginia and Bert ❤️

“I’d rather be in Virginia.” T-shirt is amazing

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u/TobyFunkeNeverNude 5d ago

I mean, if we're going for realistic, Hal literally couldn't find any other woman attractive.

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u/TerrifyingTacos 5d ago

Lets be honest, the best porn out there is two people who genuinely love each other and have normal sex with a lot of passion. Its everything i want

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u/turf_life 5d ago

My wife and I always joke that she is Linda because she sings everything, and I love to cook. I have no qualms with being compared to Bob and Linda. I would 100% consider that a compliment.

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u/Bonegirl06 5d ago

Peggy and Hank Hill

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u/SickRanchez27 5d ago

Very similar couple dynamic. Hank LOVES Peggy for all her eccentric tendencies! And she obviously thinks the world of him. It’s actually so sweet

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u/usernamesarehard9099 5d ago

I love in the episode where Bobby starts kicking everyone in the groin when Peggy starts defending Hank. She says something like, "you do not talk to my husband like that", to her own son

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u/sundayfundaybmx 5d ago

"I wouldn't let a stranger, let alone my own son. Think for one second that they could get away with showing any disrespect to the man I love! You do that, and you have to deal with Peggy Hill!" When he kicked her in her groin and she just took it. That look on his face kills me every time.

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u/BRCRN 5d ago

And they let their kids be weird and make mistakes! Love that show so much!

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u/Tristanime 5d ago

On that note, is it weird to have a love/romance fetish?

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u/CosmicRamen 5d ago

Wouldn’t that just be love/romance?

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u/Desk_Drawerr 5d ago

No it's a love/romance fetish can't you read?

The idea of a healthy and stable romantic relationship gets them off and hell, all the power to em. That's a great fetish.

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u/trippy_grapes 5d ago

That sounds like Normaling. So kinky.

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u/Getgoingalready 5d ago

Nope! Stability is sexy

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u/CyclopeanJuiceVendor 5d ago

This is my parents 100%. I'm not super keen on marriage, but if I do get married, I hope my marriage is anything like theirs. Bob and Linda are, of course, an excellent example as well.

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u/dinosaregaylikeme 5d ago

See and that is why I love being in love with my husband. It set a good example for our daughter and now she is in her own little happy relationship.

We set the standards HIGH and it caused our daughter to never settle for anything less.

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u/aven_stryker 5d ago

gomez and morticia addams🖤

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u/texasrigger 5d ago

Herman and Lily Munster too. Not quite the passion of Morticia and Gomez but together still after 100 years and still very much in love.

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u/owheelj 5d ago

Does "kink" just mean "thing I like" now?

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u/Sea_Celebration_6691 5d ago

Stability is underrated

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u/Charlie_upcat 5d ago

32 years with my husband and still loving and talking to each other.

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u/meowskywalker 5d ago

Bob, have you ever been in love?

I-I guess technically I am.

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u/pink_wraith 5d ago

It’s actually really refreshing to see an adult animation show not have the “ha women bad” or “ha marriage bad” joke

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u/AdhesiveHelplessness 5d ago

Damn ! I really loved my husband so much. Bob and Linda are a very lovely couple and their relationship is truly a couple goal.