Everybody knows Bob’s Burgers. It airs on television every day. It has comic books, action figures, and Halloween costumes. They’ve invaded The Simpsons and Archer. Real burger joints have even turned themselves into living versions of the fictional burger chain. Bob’s Burgers isn’t just a popular television show, but it’s become a legitimate phenomenon and it’s one of the few shows on TV that conjures such a feeling of positivity. Created by Loren Bouchard, Bob’s Burgers is now a permanent fixture of many people’s viewing schedules. However, before the birth of Bob’s Burgers, Loren Bouchard was working on another animated series, Home Movies, which has gone on to achieve cult status over time. With Home Movies now over 20 years old and Bob’s Burgers about to celebrate its first feature film, it feels like the perfect time to examine how one show never could have existed if it wasn’t for the demise of the other.