66. “Hamburger Dinner Theater”
(Season 1, Episode 5)
Bob Belcher is often such an irrational character that it’s truly frustrating when he’s the only rational person in the room. When he tries to convince the audience of Linda’s dinner theater that, no, it’s not part of the show, they’re actually being robbed, it’s somewhat infuriating—this sort of plot also later shows up in episodes like “Dr. Yap” and “The Unnatural.” Despite that, “Hamburger Dinner Theater” is the best episode of the first five, as well as one that feels unlike anything else the show has done. I doubt they would attempt a moment as ballsy as those gore effects used on Mort at this point in the series.
Best moment: When Louise lets her annoyance with Canucks be known.