‘The Great North’: TV Review

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The first time I saw Bob’s Burgers was at a Fox junket day nearly a year before the show premiered. In the green room where reporters waited between interviews, the Bob’s Burgers pilot was playing over and over again for nine hours. The pilot started off lightly amusing, but over the course of the repetition, it somehow got better and better and by the end of the day I was convinced both that Bob’s Burgers was Fox’s latest animated masterpiece — it remains, 200 episodes later, one of the best things on broadcast TV — and also that the show required some commitment to become accustomed to its voice and its vibe.

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