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Just wanted to share from probably my new favorite TV show. Louise, a girl, and her sister talking about being "girly"

Louise: But I don't like it.

Tina: So?

Louise: Well, why? Why don't I like it? Why have I never liked any of this stuff?

Tina: What do you mean?

Louise: I mean... Ugh. I don't know. Is something wrong with me? Am I not being a girl right or something?

Tina: What? Louise, it's fine that you don't like it. It doesn't mean anything's wrong with you. I mean, you like your stuff, like your Burobu cards, and they like their pixie princess stuff. Everyone can just like what they like and be who they are, and that's okay.

Just wanted to share from probably my new favorite TV show. Louise, a girl, and her sister talking about being "girly" Louise: But *I* don't like it. Tina: So? Louise: Well, why? Why don't I like it? Why have I never liked any of this stuff? Tina: What do you mean? Louise: I mean... Ugh. I don't know. Is something wrong with me? Am I not being a girl right or something? Tina: What? Louise, it's fine that you don't like it. It doesn't mean anything's wrong with you. I mean, you like your stuff, like your Burobu cards, and they like their pixie princess stuff. Everyone can just like what they like and be who they are, and that's okay.

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I was so scared when that scene started that it was going to turn into some trans bullshit lol

“If dudes had uteruses they’d be called duderuses”

Yeah Bob’s Burgers is pretty “based” as the kids say.

Remember when we told kids to just be yourself…pepperidge farm remembers.

Yes, I love this part.

I also love the part of the episode where Tina shaves her legs and Louise says she’s gonna let her leg hair grow out all scraggly so she can braid it and that she wants her legs to look like tumbleweeds instead of being smooth. 🤣

[–] Sailor_Paradise 20 points Edited

I love bobs burgers. Louise is my favorite in fact she was the reason I started watching the show in the first place. I also like Tina despite her obviously male voice I related to her as shy tween girl who's a bit of a perv Apparently she was supposed to boy so maybes why her voice is like this I don't know. I don't mind the voices that much since I grew up with the show considering other characters are voiced by the opposite sex like the boy twins who are voiced by real life sisters. Speaking of trans apparently there are many videos of people claiming gene (the weird brother) as genderfluid or future egg/trans girl. Which is ridiculous. Also speaking of that they had brief trans characters but there portrayals would be considered offensive nowadays (and accurate portrayal) Like this one, and this

I like how even in cartoons they're clockable compared to the female characters

I love Tina because teenage girls in media are rarely allowed to be truly awkward and kind of gross, while still being likable, like boys are.

[–] legopants [OP] 25 points Edited

Gene's behavior is spot on to a boy who's grown up around mainly girls and women. It doesn't make him an "egg", he's literally just a male child displaying normal behavior growing up with two sisters. My younger brother was like that to an extent. It's not a gender thing, I've seen those same videos you mentioned though.

My brother was like that too, and he's not even gay. He seems to be a good husband now, seeing from outside.

It’s great in some ways, but as much as I love the show, it’s on the TWAW kick. Not even acknowledging that only one of the main female characters is voiced by an actual woman (Louise), during pride month, there were ads with the fam decked out in pride gear, including Tina in a “trans rights” shirt.

only one of the main female characters is voiced by an actual woman (Louise)

Yeah, I've enjoyed what I've seen of the show and think it does have some good messages, but I loathe the female erasure in their voice casting.

Same! It really gets under my skin for some reason. I think there’s a huge issue with 4 out of 5 of the main family members being voiced by men, even though only 2 of those characters are male. A lot of the background characters are also voiced by men... especially old ladies.

I like the show, but this has always bothered me, and especially more since waking up to feminism.

It gets under my skin because it's clearly a mockery of these women.

I like the show, but this has always bothered me, and especially more since waking up to feminism

Its not just you. This kind of casting seems to be part of the show creator's brand (he does it in other shows he's worked on). It wouldn't be so bad if it was just one or two characters (or if there were lots of women voicing grown male characters). But having the overwhelming majority of VAs be men voicing female characters feels sexist even if that wasn't the intent.

IMO, I think they use it as a crutch. As if the female characters can't be funny unless they have weird man-voices

Not even acknowledging that only one of the main female characters is voiced by an actual woman (Louise),

Yeah. I like the show. But the fact that the voice actors are overwhelmingly male (despite most of the main cast being females) irks me. Like, the animation industry was recently forced to re-cast multiple White actors with Black actors because its deemed racist to have White people play POC in a CARTOON (even though i doubt Black folks were suffering due to Dr Hibbert being voiced by a White man this whole time). But somehow its not sexist to deny female VAs jobs by hiring men to play female characters?

Love this show, it's very cute and witty. Louise is a mafia boss/anarchist through and through lol.

I love that scene so so very much. Gender roles aren't forced on characters, they explore them, but it never gets too preachy.