8. “The Equestranauts”
(Season 4, Episode 17)
It’s bizarre that it took so long for a show to make fun of the Brony phenomenon, but I’m glad it’s this one that got to it first. Along with the fact that “The Equestranauts” is one of the funniest episodes of possibly the funniest adult animated comedy currently on TV, Bob’s Burgers also has a fitting outlook for taking on the Brony community. The show’s perspective on weird characters has always been a loving one, so where a show like Family Guy or South Park would handle the material with a certain amount of loathing, Bob’s Burgers looks at Bronies (or “Equesticals”) with respectful intrigue. You don’t have to be a Brony or even like the community to find this approach more likable and funny than a crueler approach would have been.
Best moment: When Tina has a moment every fan fiction writer must experience once in a while.