Bob’s Burgers enters national debate on sweet potato vs. regular fries in clever episode

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Bob’s Burgers has often returned to the concept of the simplicity of a Bob Belcher burger. Sure, there may be witty names on the chalkboard, but it’s mostly about a well-seasoned piece of meat between two pieces of bread. Times have changed for the art of the burger joint, and Bob is understandably frustrated when his…

The kids of Kings Dominion plan an assault in the penultimate episode of Deadly Class season 1

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We’ve talked a lot about the episodic tropes that Syfy’s Deadly Class is either falling into or subverting, depending on how you feel about the show. There’s been a House Party Episode, a Road Trip Episode, and a School Dance Episode. At first glance, “Kids of the Black Hole” doesn’t seem to fit a subcategory until…

A fecal finale of American Vandal somehow turns a season about poop into a commentary on a generation

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What started off feeling like a less ambitious, more juvenile season of American Vandal slowly revealed itself to be something much greater and more unexpected. The saga of the Turd Burglar is not just about Mrs. Montgomery getting covered in shit or T-shirts launched with cat feces on them. It’s also about an entire…

A kiss with tongue, a canceled skip day, and a broken friendship on American Vandal

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What people who dismiss American Vandal as just puerile humor miss is that it’s much smarter than it looks from the outside. Yes, it has funny poop jokes. And lots of poop jokes. And more poop jokes. But as this episode proved, the writers are also willing to wade into the complex territory of social politics and high…

Forced confessions and forced turds battle for air in American Vandal’s 2nd episode

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The second episode of the new season of American Vandal deepened the mystery of the story of the Turd Burglar, first feeling like a riff on Making a Murderer in its examination of false confessions, but ending with Sam’s theory that maybe Kevin ‘Shit Stain’ McClain’s confession wasn’t false after all. We also learn…