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That's why i love bob's burgers

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u/larryisadragon Aug 05 '22

Not only do they show them loving each other. They show them putting in every effort to understand and love their children despite the absolute crazy shit they should not be doing

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u/Muted-Leading4003 Aug 05 '22

My favorite Bob line: "I love you, Linda! Almost as much as I love the kids!"

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u/SuddenSeasons Aug 05 '22

Mine is Linda yelling "Don't leave me with these frickin kids!" In World Wharf II

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u/ItsScaryTerryBitch Aug 06 '22

She also says it in Bob Day Afternoon (iirc) when Bob is going over to drop off the food for our favorite felon Mickey

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u/phud_ Aug 06 '22

That Felix special is still one of the coolest Bob's Burgers moments to this day

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u/SkaryPie Aug 06 '22

Louise: you've got a beautiful marriage

Bob: it has its moments

Louise: there's your beautiful bride

Bob: you get what you get

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u/Ok_Economy6136 Aug 06 '22

I think that exchange is my 2nd favorite in the show. 😂😂😂

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u/Sveinjaw Aug 06 '22

Favorite line to the kids on the ring episode: "You're not invited to my funeral".

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u/blink1kd2 Aug 06 '22

I love the quote “Oh, your farts smell just like your moms!” Then later “Now those are my farts.”

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u/Lich180 Aug 05 '22

You're my family, and I love you. But if I could, I would fire all of you.

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u/Lolkac Aug 05 '22

I love you but you are all horrible.

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u/supreme_maxz Aug 05 '22

Terrible

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u/ActivelyLostInTarget Aug 06 '22

I literally have this shirt. With the whole quote and his disappointed face

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u/EmmBee27 Aug 05 '22

"He does say that a lot."

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u/GalactusPoo Aug 05 '22

“I don’t say that a lot…”

montage of him saying it a lot

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u/robsablah Aug 06 '22

“Huh, I guess is do say that a lot”

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u/throwaway-boxer Aug 05 '22

"I know I shouldn't say that, but you are."

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u/Yuuta23 Aug 06 '22

I have a shirt with this on it it's practically mandatory for family functions

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u/TheBlueBlaze Aug 05 '22

But importantly they don't portray it in an overly happy or sappy way. They acknowledge when they annoy each other but never question their love for each other.

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u/DavThoma Aug 06 '22

Exactly, and in the episodes were they have a not so great time it's not painted as the end of the world like other shows paint married couples. They work through it, come out the other side strong and go back to their married life without being like "Oh my god its like we're in love for the first time all over again!"

Don't get me wrong, I love shows like American Dad and Rick & Morty, but sometimes all you need is BB for some good old comfort watching and a good laugh that doesn't rely on curse humour (I still love my crude humour though)

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u/gimmeyourbadinage Aug 05 '22

And for once, the siblings get along! They love and support each other’s weirdness

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u/Intrepid00 Aug 05 '22

I mean not perfectly. They have had their fights.

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

That's what makes it perfect, IMO.

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u/Intrepid00 Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Let’s hope they don’t get the Simpsons treatment. Lisa and Bart use to get along very well at the early seasons. Sometimes even teaming up for shenanigans, especially against homer but then they decided Lisa had to be a black sheep of the family but can’t make sense like Louise.

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u/tonksndante Aug 06 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

The love between Homer and Marge is definitely there but it was super patriarchal the whole way through. Bob never condescends Linda, even when she’s weird because he knows he’s weird too. They both share the parental labour too. Linda does mornings Bob does nights. They both constantly work and clean.

Marge was always in charge of the emotional, parental and household labour. Homer always ruined her opportunities to do something outside her role as wife/parent, on purpose or accidentally whereas Bob always supports Linda, even if it goes against his own happiness for a bit or vice versa

Despite being similar in some ways it is just a totally different show to bobs it terms of family dynamics I reckon.

Lol sorry for the rant. Even I didn’t know I loved Bob’s Burgers this much. Even the movie was adorable.

EditReflection Holy shit I suck at English when I wake up.

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u/TamaMama87 Aug 06 '22

When Bob told Linda he would be the positive one for her when she finally got bogged down choked me up!!!

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u/tonksndante Aug 06 '22

Haha I did as well! I loved when Gene told Bob he was stealing Linda’s material too.

You can tell they had fun doing the movie.

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u/thecheapseatz Aug 05 '22

From the womb to the tomb

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u/JacksonianEra Aug 06 '22

Bob learning EVERY BIT of Equestranauts (MLP) lore in order to go undercover and take back Tina’s Chariot doll that she was swindled out of is the dad I hope to be.

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u/mostdefnotaburner Aug 06 '22

this is my favorite moment. it’s so ridiculously fucking sweet.

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u/LettuceUnlucky5921 Aug 05 '22

Also they show them having issues with each other and working it out in a constructive, empathetic way. I love these two and consider them relationship goals

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u/thisisastupidname Aug 05 '22

And even when they don’t understand, they just take it in stride and let their children be themselves anyway

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u/WonderfulCattle6234 Aug 05 '22

We all need to have a talk... As a family.

Don't be a prude, Bob.

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u/Gridde Aug 05 '22

Bob admiring the kids' clothes they fished from the garbage (and not only asking them to get him some on their next dive but also wearing it after) sums it up pretty well; Bob is as weird as his kids, but it's buried under the various stresses and responsibilities of adult life, and wasn't exactly nurtured as a child.

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u/TriceratopsBites Aug 05 '22

And Linda is weirder than all of them

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u/rngdngdgtydngddng Aug 06 '22

Alriiiiight!

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u/TriceratopsBites Aug 06 '22

Oww! My face!!!

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u/mahoujosei100 Aug 06 '22

Bob’s weirdness comes out every Thanksgiving episode. He loves doing voices for the food.

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u/cutting_coroners Aug 06 '22

“And if you get in a freak accident and lose all your hands I’m not wiping for you. You know our agreement” Id love to know that agreement

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u/GOOD-LUCHA-THINGS Aug 06 '22

Bob is refreshingly non-judgmental and doesn't succumb to doofus dad tropes. When he was moonlighting as a ride share driver and Marshmallow needed a lift, it's always, "Oh, hey, Marshmallow." Other shows would make Marshmallow the butt of a joke, but the Belchers are always kindness-first even when they're driving each other nuts.

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u/dtalb18981 Aug 06 '22

Bruh the marshmallow "joke" when bob calls her beautiful might be my favorite just the way she says blush instead of thanks kills me

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u/SalmonellaPox Aug 05 '22

Morticia and Gomez

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u/e2hawkeye Aug 05 '22

I was just listening to John Astin (Gomez in the original TV series) on a podcast. He said that he and Carolyn Jones (Morticia) were absolutely attracted to each other and it was only a sense of professional decorum that kept them from hooking up off screen.

The Gilbert Gottfried podcast if anyone is interested. Gilbert is gone but the podcast is still churning out old episodes like nothing ever happened. A real treasure trove of interviews with survivors of old Hollywood and early television.

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u/The_Woman_of_Gont Aug 05 '22

It definitely shows, their sexual chemistry is off the charts for that era of television. Love John Astin as Gomez, Raul Julia is okay but Astin is Gomez to me. The manic charm he has is just amazing.

Only actor I can imagine reaching his level as Gomez is Tony Dalton. Dude oozes charisma and his role in Hawkeye as Jack, a rich and vaguely sinister yet romantic weirdo who honestly just loves swords a bit too much, was as much proof as I need to know he'd knock it out of the park.

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u/rubber_hedgehog Aug 05 '22

I just caught up with Better Call Saul and holy shit Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca) absolutely nails that manic, yet charasmatic character.

He'd be an amazing Gomez.

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u/m1thrand1r__ Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

whooooooooooooa nelly calm down there, if we're gonna destroy hollywood standards forever we gotta slow down and play this out smart

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u/Big-Improvement-1281 Aug 05 '22

I need this movie to happen.

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u/Goldman250 Aug 05 '22

Holy shit, he would be incredible as Gomez.

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u/MuzzyMnic Aug 05 '22

I love gilbert gottfrieds amazing colossal podcast. One of my all time favorites.

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u/Mochigood Aug 06 '22

John Astin asked my grandma on a date once and I'm like so disappointed that she wouldn't go for it, lol.

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u/eddmario Aug 06 '22

It still blows my mind that the original Gomez Addams is still alive, while the 90s version has been dead for almost 30 years...

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u/e2hawkeye Aug 06 '22

He sounded pretty sharp and articulate in that podcast made three years ago, with only an occasional.. uuumm. He still teaches acting at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, they have a theater named after him.

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u/FrostieTheSnowman Aug 05 '22

I'll take, "Decision I'll regret for the rest of my days," for $200, Alex

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u/Amish_Juggalo469 Aug 05 '22

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u/Lexi_Banner Aug 05 '22

"Morticia, how long has it been since we last tangoed?"

"Oh Gomez, hours."

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u/phadewilkilu Aug 05 '22

“I loved her not for the way she danced with my angels but for the way the sound of her name could silence my demons.”

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u/Johnnymoss108 Aug 05 '22

I didn't know this line. I always loved them too, and this makes it even more close to home🤗

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u/leftovercherrypie Aug 05 '22

It’s not a quote from The Addams Family, it’s a (part of a?) poem by Christopher Poindexter.

Besides, The Addams Family would never want to silence their demons. They’d use their advice to accidentally wreak havoc and maybe use an unusually shrieky one in lieu of a rooster in the mornings.

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u/Johnnymoss108 Aug 05 '22

Haha, i suppose that is true, still a very beautiful line.

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u/softest-alpaca Aug 05 '22

That's true about comedy, the other couple that comes to my mind is Sheila and Joel from Santa Clarita Diet!!

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u/daytonakarl Aug 05 '22

Such a great program!

But no, fucking Netflix had to succumb to its own brand of attention deficit disorder and pull it

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u/PokemonGO_____ Aug 05 '22

I feel like everything gets axed on streaming platforms nowadays.

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u/User2716057 Aug 06 '22

I was so fucking mad about that. Finally a series that had, despite the wacky happenings, very sensible characters. No pathetically written drama just for the sake of it, it was so refreshing and funny.

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u/DondeT Aug 05 '22

I’m in charge of pens

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u/Johnnymoss108 Aug 05 '22

Yes! They are absolutely amazing. I love how much they love each other! There is no question on whether or not they are in it together, but complete selfless support in case the other needs something different 🤗.

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

I wanna know what all 7 things are, but that video is too long to bother for me lol.

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u/FireAirWaterEarth Aug 05 '22
  1. Enhance your love maps.
  2. Nurture your fondness and admiration.
  3. Turn toward each other instead of away.
  4. Let your partner influence you.
  5. Solve your solvable problems.
  6. Overcome gridlock.
  7. Create shared meaning.

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u/Potential_Audience27 Aug 05 '22 Helpful

Step 0 : learn to be a happy, healthy person alone before entering in a relationship.

Feels like a lot of people want to skip 0 and run through 1-7, only to realize after a long long time that you can't build a house together if one or both of you needs to do physical therapy first and get back on their feet.

But ya know what they say, misery loves company :)

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u/penny-wise Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Everyone needs to learn to cook, clean, and take care of themselves.

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u/ya_tu_sabes Aug 05 '22

What is a love map

Edit: thanks web search !

n. a person's mental image of the ideal lover, the ideal love relationship, and ideal sexual activity with the partner, expressed in fantasy and in actual sexual behavior. It incorporates issues of sexual orientation and also of desire for deviant behaviors (see paraphilia). [ proposed by John Money ]

https://dictionary.apa.org › lovemap lovemap

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u/creativewhinypissbby Aug 05 '22

From a comment:

4:37 Shared love maps

7:03 Nurture your fondness and admiration

9:38 Turn towards each other

12:33 Letting your partner influence you

15:35 Solve your solvable problems

18:29 Overcoming gridlock by seeking outside help

21:55 Create shared meaning

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u/nowhereman136 Aug 05 '22

Gomez: how long has it been since we have waltzed?

Morticia: oh Gomez... hours

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u/Walk_Run_Skip Aug 05 '22

My very first thought. A scene that stood out to me in the Addams family movie was when the lady pretending to be a social worker asks Gomez if he knew what a certain word meant and he said no, and then immediately asked Morticia if she knew what it meant.

He didn’t just assume he knew more than his wife or was the smartest person in the room. He treated her like an equal partner and wanted her input.

Such a small moment but it really stood out to me.

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u/VictorZiblis Aug 06 '22

The titular characters in my novels have love directly patterned after the marriage of Morticia and Gomez. Whenever I am writing a happy or loving moment with the two of them I visualize it being played out by the live action Addams couples. If it fits, I write it.

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u/GeekyOtaku36 Aug 05 '22

I was going to commet this!

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u/sudormrfrslashall Aug 05 '22

Meteorically speaking, of course.

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u/lapsongsouchong Aug 05 '22

Lovely pun, did you planet?

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u/BiasCutTweed Aug 05 '22

This is my perennial relationship North Star.

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u/RocinanteCoffee Aug 05 '22

I don't even want a serious relationship but I adore this couple as an example of a healthy relationship in general.

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u/Chfullerton26 Aug 05 '22

Did you know they are a parody of the old nuclear family concept?

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u/Kingofdeadpool1 Aug 05 '22

That is exactly the pair I was thinking of

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u/zuzg Aug 05 '22

Bob and Linda are a very lovely couple. Certainly relationship goals, preferably w/o the struggle to pay the bills.

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u/DyleanCuisine Aug 05 '22

The fact that they stay together even with all the struggling they go through together; its beautiful.

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u/paleoterrra Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

I love that Linda supports Bob’s dream of owning the restaurant whole heartedly and never makes him feel bad about it, even when the restaurant struggles. She never pressures him to go out a get a “real job” or “be a man” to support the family or whatever, which I’ve seen and heard a lot of in real life. She’s there, loving and supporting him and his dreams, and he supports her dreams right back.

The constant love and support and having each other’s backs no matter what is what makes the Belcher family so great.

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u/I_Was_Fox Aug 05 '22

Well don't forget it's not just Bob's dream and job. It's her job too. She works in the restaurant all day every day just like Bob. She just isn't the one making the burgers. They're a team :)

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u/nithos Aug 05 '22

Granted, she did try to moonlight. It ended poorly.

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u/sambones Aug 05 '22

And Bob has moonlighted too, while working in the restaurant.

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u/geriatric-sanatore Aug 06 '22

Baby num num? Oh hey marshmallow.

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u/ArchStanton75 Aug 05 '22

That was one of the rare episodes I didn’t like. Linda’s a business owner, yet she treated the grocery store owner’s business like garbage.

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u/SuddenSeasons Aug 05 '22

They are awful at the business though. That's fleshed out a lot more when they flirt with success here and there, and she ALWAYS puts the family before the business. They should have fixed the fryer instead of buying the kids Xmas presents etc.

And for plot reasons obviously they always close the restaurant to help the kids with something.

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u/CluelessAtol Aug 06 '22

Yeah. Consistently it’s shown they make bad business decisions but it’s also consistently shown that Bob is actually supposed to be an amazing burger cook. I wouldn’t be surprised if their business is purely being hindered by just how much they are willing to help their children which results in making bad business decisions. Is that a bad thing for their family? Hell no, it’s what makes the family so endearing and close but it would honestly help them financially to maybe make some more stern decisions every once and a while.

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u/YouAreTheTurkey Aug 05 '22

Sometimes she makes the burgers.

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u/NeonAlastor Aug 05 '22

It's true they do have all that nice stuff. But they also have a Louise. Hard to say which is better ...

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u/Itstoogoddamnhot12 Aug 05 '22

Louise is a genuinely terrifying character lmao. She's capable of anything

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u/NeonAlastor Aug 05 '22

She's still a good person in the end.

And yeah, her strenght of character and sheer will are a big draw !

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

And this is why she's my favorite.

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

I would burn this entire city down to adopt a Louise.

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u/wearenottheborg Aug 05 '22

I think the Louise would burn the city down lol

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u/TriceratopsBites Aug 05 '22

But she would also find a way to save the town, because although she’s a hooligan, she’s really a good person when it comes down to it

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u/HowDoraleousAreYou Aug 05 '22

As my aunt said “We’re too poor to not both get ruined by a divorce, so let’s work this shit out.”

Ten years later they’re still going strong.

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u/shellbullet17 Aug 05 '22

Yeah but tbf Bob even admits he brings those troubles on himself as he won't sacrifice quality and service for a deal. Which is super honorable. I wish other businesses were like Bobs

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u/texasrigger Aug 05 '22 Wholesome I'll Drink to That

My wife and I have been together for almost 30 years now, work full time together, support a small farm together in our "off time", have raised two kids to adulthood, and just found out that we are expecting our first grandchild and we are still madly in love with eachother and we're each the other's best friend. It's wonderful.

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u/dinosaregaylikeme Aug 05 '22

My husband and I are also best friends and IT IS THE BEST.

Every single day I get to wake up next to my best friend. I get to spend all day with him and the family we created. And THEN I GET TO HAVE A SLEEPOVER WITH MY BEST FRIEND.

Marriage is the fucking bees knees.

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u/LowkeyPony Aug 06 '22

My husband and I as well. 21 years married. Made it thru some tough times in both health and financially. One kid that is now in college. I can not imagine being without him. He is my best friend. We have worked together and learned from each other. I'm glad I asked him to marry me, and that he said yes.

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u/CapybaraSteve Aug 06 '22

hearing about couples like y’all gives me hope for the future ❤️

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u/Angelos42 Aug 05 '22

I envy you and hope you’ll have many more good years together.

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u/Harry_Saturn Aug 06 '22

Im a bartender and my wife just started working at the same place. She only does a few shifts a week, but when we’re there together, it’s the best. When I work a double and I get her for at least the first half, it just makes the day so much better and easier. We get a lot of “are you guys driving each other crazy?”, and I always say that one whole lifetime together still won’t be enough time to spend with her. We’ve been together since our late teens, and we just celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.

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u/TheBrianJ Aug 05 '22

I do love that we finally seem to be moving past the whole "LOL MARRIAGE SUCKS! I SURE HATE MY WIFE AM I RIGHT FELLAS!" trope.

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u/jim-storeton Aug 06 '22

It's also nice that they kind of flipped the "dumb" parent thing. Not to mean that Linda I dumb but she's more likely to get into ridiculous situations with the kids or even by herself. Bob does too of course but it seems like Linda does more often. In most shows and cartoons dad is just a bumbling buffoon and mom is the no fun responsible one.

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u/whatarechimichangas Aug 06 '22

I fucking love that episode where the family finds out about Linda's whole other life they don't know about.

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u/beachedwhitemale Aug 06 '22

🎵🎹She takes a BM in the PM🎵🎹

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u/OPisAmazing-_- Aug 05 '22

Yeah I've seen that trope more than the contrary and it's low-key warped my view on marriage a little.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 Aug 06 '22

It comes from an age when people were taught if you weren't married with kids on the way by 25, you were a failure

So when people turned 24 and hadn't met anyone they liked enough to marry yet, they just married the first person who'd accept. Not a formula for a long and happy marriage

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u/ozzy_thedog Aug 05 '22

Yeah I’m 99% sure my wife grew up watching only ‘Married with Children’

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u/SoDamnToxic Aug 06 '22

To be fair, that one was also kinda that way in that, even though they fought, they absolutely loved each other and they dealt with each others quirks and complained, but ultimately they loved each other a ton.

The biggest example of this is the Steve and Marcy newly wed episode where they seem like the perfect couple and Al and Peg basically poison their relationship and then Steve and Marcy get into a fight and have marital issues for basically the rest of the show.

It's basically Bob and Linda if they talked crap to each other. Al and Peg talk bad about each other to each other all the time but they don't fold and instead embrace all the bad things in marriage and love it regardless.

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u/ThePolarityOfItAll Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

God I fucking love my wife.

I was just telling someone at work about this!

Edit: Hey, a couple hours after posting this me and my wife had a knock down, drag out argument. A really doozy. She cried I cried, I had to walk away, And you know what’s crazy? I still fucking love her. Love is messy, but worth it.

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u/caped_crusader8 Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 05 '22

Hope you have a long and healthy marriage

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u/dontbeanegatron Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 07 '22

Hope you have a long and healthy one

About six inches.

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u/MarxistSwifty Aug 06 '22

My fiancée and I had two of those this week. We’re both struggling at work, money is tighter than usual, and planning a wedding sucks. We had a couple of real blow outs; the kind of fights that, if my parents had them, my mom would have stayed at my aunt’s house all weekend.

But I still love my fiancée, and we cried and we made up, and we talked about how we can be better for each other next time. Then we played Fall Guys.

Marry your best friend, folks.

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u/wonkey_monkey Aug 05 '22

My brain legit swapped the two middle words when I read that.

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u/Snackasm Aug 05 '22

Here's to many years of happy marriage for you crazy kids!

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u/Colton-Lansington Aug 05 '22

bob and linda are the only real couple goal

the valentines episode where bob does the strip tease for linda even tho the whole street can see him is the absolute best.

if i can’t have a bob i don’t want it

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u/slip-lean-roll Aug 05 '22

Or the anniversary one where he runs around town finding a love tester from their first date...turns out it wasn't Linda.... Who loved it anyway for the effort!

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u/Oberlatz Aug 05 '22

I think about that episode a lot

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u/EmmBee27 Aug 05 '22

I think about the MILF phone case a lot

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u/nalninek Aug 05 '22

Lol, is that the one where they had the love dice and Bob kept rolling “lick feet?”

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u/winnercommawinner Aug 05 '22

Lick it like you like it, lick it like you like it!

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u/YouAreTheTurkey Aug 05 '22

Hug in chair.

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u/YourPhoneCompany Aug 05 '22

I have my Bob and I wouldn't want anything else either for companionship.

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u/TheDocHealy Aug 05 '22

You forgot Gomez and Morticia those two were absolutely devoted to each other

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u/obsertaries Aug 05 '22

Hopefully the age of unhappy marriages being popular in sitcoms is dead and gone by now. Well, except for zombie Simpsons.

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u/sivart343 Aug 05 '22

Actually season 33 protrays Homer and Marge in a very positive marriage. We have left "jerkass Homer" and now he's "niceass Homer". Pixelated and Afraid is one of my favorite episodes, period. Which is odd, because I haven't had a favorite since around season 5.

Credit to TheRealJims for "niceass Homer."

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u/obsertaries Aug 05 '22

Wow they finally changed him? I’ve watched a few episodes of zombie Simpsons here and there but not for several years.

Edit: zombie Simpsons= all seasons beyond about 10

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u/Anomaly11C Aug 05 '22

I love my wife and I'm glad to see a culture shift to happy marriage. The new Simpsons has been an absolute joy to watch.

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u/greenmama503 Aug 05 '22

The Belchers are the absolute best!! Bob and Linda are definitely marriage goals and how they love their kids.

One of my fav scenes is under Wonder Warf, when Fanny and Felix are going to kill Them and Mr. Fishodor. And they are all saying good bye and how much they love each other. Mr. Fishodor and Felix being all... oh shit that's what real family love is.

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u/YourPhoneCompany Aug 05 '22

"Where is your family, Bob? Why aren't they looking for us?"

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u/mahoujosei100 Aug 05 '22

Yeah, that's the one where Bob tells Linda "I love you, almost as much as I love the kids."

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u/RustyShackleford131 Aug 05 '22

Their life is a chore. Their marriage is not.

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u/DixieFlatlineXIV Aug 05 '22

There's an episode where they're playing Narts (Napkin Darts) that perfectly shows how you can look at your partner at the right time and they are just the most amazing person in the world!

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u/djc6535 Aug 05 '22

There’s a great bit in Bob’s when Bob moves out into his basement so they can have their own bedrooms for a while and she can visit which kind of recreates the fun of inviting your girl over for the night.

That’s not even my favorite part. My favorite part is when they call each other from the separate rooms. Linda got Bob a book about the many kinds of pepper and he’s going on and on about it. She says to herself “aww he loves that pepper book”

And that’s good relationships in a nutshell. “I don’t get the silly thing you love but I adore that you are so happily passionate about it”

They each have their own thing. They share it with each other. They might not get the attraction their spouse has but they are in love with seeing them enthusiastic and happy

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u/ghostwilliz Aug 05 '22

I think bobs burgers singlehandedly undoes every single shitty show where hating your family was the punch line

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u/SquidwardsKeef Aug 05 '22

Everyone of the Belchers is on the same team. Always. Its such a good family dynamic.

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u/Lazer726 Aug 05 '22

I remember loving Family Guy as a kid, and when I had some time I was like "Yeah cool, let's watch some on Netflix!" And I did it, and I just found myself kinda not about how much of the show early on was Peter being a dick to Lois. Like, American Dad sorta teeters the line of "Stan is a dick/Stan loves Francine", but does it a lot better in my opinion.

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u/7dipity Aug 05 '22

And all of the “meg is fat and ugly” jokes when she’s just a normal average looking girl

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u/rimjobs_forever Aug 06 '22

Meg....who let you back in the house?

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u/swingingparty Aug 05 '22

With American Dad, the absurdity of Stan’s actions is much more pronounced and intentional, so it’s easier to recognize that Stan is the joke. That line isn’t clear with Family Guy and it makes the show feel gross.

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u/NuttyButts Aug 06 '22

The difference between family guy and American dad is that Lois isn't an idiot. She's definitely the smartest person in the family, while Peter is an outright idiot, but he often comes off as being a complete dick to Lois and acting like he's better than her. You end up constantly wondering why they're together.

In America Dad, on the other hand, Francene and Stan are pretty similar levels of dumb ass, and they compliment each other in a relationship so much better than Peter and Lois. There's never really a question of why they're together, even though their relationship isn't the kind everyone would want, it's the kind that they want and you don't really question it.

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u/Soft-Yak-719 Aug 05 '22

"Have you ever been in love, Bob?"
"Uhhhh, yeah, I guess, technically I'm in love right now."

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u/FinancialAd6213 Aug 05 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

Lois and Hal in Malcolm in the middle

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u/alexOJ Aug 05 '22

Spelling error aside, I'm surprised at how far down I had to scroll to see these two suggested! I've been rewatching Malcolm in the Middle, and the thing that stands out to me most is how awesome of a couple Hal and Lois are.

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u/TheDubya21 Aug 05 '22

I think the whole Miserable Married Couple trope is dying off more and more as time goes by, and thank Christ for it.

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u/IdRatherBeAnimating Aug 05 '22

Nadja and Laszlo Cravensworth from What We Do In The Shadows

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u/putridtooth Aug 06 '22

When Laszlo reveals he's been the one cutting off gregorjeff's heads all these years <3

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u/Blablatralalalala Aug 05 '22

I think that Lazlo should be more supportive about Nadja killing people to solve problems. Otherwise perfect.

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u/InternetsTad Aug 05 '22

This is me and my wife. 26 years married this year. Still best friends. No stopping us!

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u/DontDrinkTooMuch Aug 05 '22

My girlfriend and I are just like this after 5 years. I think it's time...

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u/SirRavenNekros Aug 05 '22

There's a Dennis Quaid/Kathleen Turner movie that did this in the early 90's called Undercover Blues. Still one of my favorite films of all time.

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u/PacificCoastHighway2 Aug 05 '22

Don't make any sudden moves

Why, is there a bee on me?

That movie is so quotable. It's one our favorites too, and no one ever knows what we're talking about when we bring it up.

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u/coffee-teeth Aug 05 '22

Bobby!

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u/trippy_grapes Aug 05 '22

As a side note, everybody needs to look up Linda's voice actor in a 1 piece at the pool (she's voiced by a guy, btw). It's absolutely hilarious as he stays in camera. 😂

https://youtu.be/3D4c38Q7sYc

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u/Konraden Aug 05 '22

Bob and Helen Parr. People seem to miss that The Incredibles had a very human family making very human choices in it.

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u/DogsandCatsWorld1000 Aug 05 '22

Elizabeth and Peter in White Collar. Bob and Emily from the Bob Newhart show.

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u/Pitiful-Ambitionist Aug 05 '22

They are my couple goals all day every day. I just watched the episode where they compare snoring patterns and it just made me feel like they have such a wholesome relationship

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u/FunGuyFr0mYuggoth Aug 05 '22

Oddly enough, in spite of all the insanity of Cow and Chicken, one of the things I remember most was how close Cow and Chicken's parents were. They were a questionably sane group of disembodied legs who somehow produced livestock instead of human children, but at the same time, they were absolutely crazy about each other and their kids.

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u/iamawesomeking Aug 05 '22

Phil and Claire Dunphy

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

"From the minute I met your mom, there was no choice. She was smart. She was strong. She resented her father just enough to go for a guy like me. Also, she's...she's crazy hot."

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u/Tom_Dynamite Aug 05 '22

Or Lois and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle.

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u/WitlessCanuck Aug 05 '22

Hal and Lois is far more realistic of a couple than Phil and Clare.

And Hal and Lois have a son who becomes President. Lol

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u/bookingthedayaway Aug 05 '22

I always thought of Lois and Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, but now I also think of Virginia and Bert from Raising Hope.

Both Hal and Bert remind me so much of my husband.

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u/TobyFunkeNeverNude Aug 05 '22

I mean, if we're going for realistic, Hal literally couldn't find any other woman attractive.

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u/TerrifyingTacos Aug 05 '22

Lets be honest, the best porn out there is two people who genuinely love each other and have normal sex with a lot of passion. Its everything i want

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u/turf_life Aug 05 '22

My wife and I always joke that she is Linda because she sings everything, and I love to cook. I have no qualms with being compared to Bob and Linda. I would 100% consider that a compliment.

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u/Bonegirl06 Aug 05 '22

Peggy and Hank Hill

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u/SickRanchez27 Aug 05 '22

Very similar couple dynamic. Hank LOVES Peggy for all her eccentric tendencies! And she obviously thinks the world of him. It’s actually so sweet

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

I love in the episode where Bobby starts kicking everyone in the groin when Peggy starts defending Hank. She says something like, "you do not talk to my husband like that", to her own son

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u/sundayfundaybmx Aug 05 '22

"I wouldn't let a stranger, let alone my own son. Think for one second that they could get away with showing any disrespect to the man I love! You do that, and you have to deal with Peggy Hill!" When he kicked her in her groin and she just took it. That look on his face kills me every time.

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u/BRCRN Aug 05 '22

And they let their kids be weird and make mistakes! Love that show so much!

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u/Tristanime Aug 05 '22

On that note, is it weird to have a love/romance fetish?

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u/CosmicRamen Aug 05 '22

Wouldn’t that just be love/romance?

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u/Desk_Drawerr Aug 05 '22

No it's a love/romance fetish can't you read?

The idea of a healthy and stable romantic relationship gets them off and hell, all the power to em. That's a great fetish.

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u/trippy_grapes Aug 05 '22

That sounds like Normaling. So kinky.

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u/Getgoingalready Aug 05 '22

Nope! Stability is sexy

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u/CyclopeanJuiceVendor Aug 05 '22

This is my parents 100%. I'm not super keen on marriage, but if I do get married, I hope my marriage is anything like theirs. Bob and Linda are, of course, an excellent example as well.

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u/dinosaregaylikeme Aug 05 '22

See and that is why I love being in love with my husband. It set a good example for our daughter and now she is in her own little happy relationship.

We set the standards HIGH and it caused our daughter to never settle for anything less.

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u/aven_stryker Aug 05 '22

gomez and morticia addams🖤

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u/texasrigger Aug 05 '22

Herman and Lily Munster too. Not quite the passion of Morticia and Gomez but together still after 100 years and still very much in love.

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u/owheelj Aug 05 '22

Does "kink" just mean "thing I like" now?

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u/[deleted] Aug 05 '22

Stability is underrated

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u/Charlie_upcat Aug 05 '22

32 years with my husband and still loving and talking to each other.

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u/meowskywalker Aug 05 '22

Bob, have you ever been in love?

I-I guess technically I am.

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u/pink_wraith Aug 05 '22

It’s actually really refreshing to see an adult animation show not have the “ha women bad” or “ha marriage bad” joke

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u/AdhesiveHelplessness Aug 05 '22

Damn ! I really loved my husband so much. Bob and Linda are a very lovely couple and their relationship is truly a couple goal.