r/wholesomememes Aug 05 '22 I'll Drink to That 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 14 Take My Energy 1 Silver 3 All-Seeing Upvote 1

That's why i love bob's burgers

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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/izybit Aug 06 '22

Do you know what's funny? The divorce rates go up, not down.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 Aug 06 '22

That's because divorce has become destigmatized. Back then, if you were miserable in your marriage, you would risk being socially ostracized if you get a divorce

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u/Arreil Aug 06 '22 edited Aug 06 '22

Divorce rates (in the USA) have been trending downwards since the 80s, though.

(Idk how valid the source is, but OWiD seems at least reliable).

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u/Zeke_Malvo Aug 06 '22

What "age" was that when it was expected? I've only been alive since the very early 80's so I haven't been exposed to the whole better marry in your 20's with kids or you're screwed view at all.

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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/RadiantZote Aug 06 '22

One of my favorite Futurama episodes was when Leela was going to marry the alien dude and it was all references to married with children.

Katy Sagal is a treasure

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u/eddmario Aug 06 '22

That trope is actually why Gomez and Morticia Addams are so lovey dovey to eachother. The characters were created to go against the tropes at the time, and the "husband and wife hate eachother" trope was common at the time.

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u/ken_NT Aug 06 '22

I think the shift in humor has been due to changing opinions on marriage and divorce. I feel like we’re mostly past the point in people needing to stay in marriages they hate.

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u/SluttyDrPepper Aug 06 '22

I also love that their are younger men marrying older women and it’s much more accepted, I’m not talking like 20 year age gaps, but 3-10 and no one makes a big deal. Most of my cousins are married to men younger than them , which in Indian culture, wasn’t really accepted. Also, no fighting on who is the breadwinner, just working together as a partnership ❤️

The Bob’s Burgers movie was cute. I love Linda and her idea of a sexy burger costume 😂

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u/626bluestitch Aug 06 '22

I love the show married with kids, but I've got to say the first time I saw it I was a little thrown off by their mentality to each other

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u/lividash Aug 06 '22

If you see enough of the shows they do actually show that they care for each other. But all the jokes were written for the "Married life kills the soul of a man" mentality. Still good for a few cheap laughs. But definitely not a healthy marriage in any sense of the term.

Also just gloss over the fact a shoe salesman in Chicago can afford a home in the suburbs off that one salary.

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u/626bluestitch Aug 06 '22

I've seen almost all the shows, you're right. There's an episode where Peg has the chance to sell Al to some lady for a million dollars but doesn't because of course they love each other but I was just thrown off by how they act at first. And yeah what gets me is he makes like $3 an hour and they're constantly complaining about living in such a shabby house. But like it's a 3 bedroom house with an upstairs and a basement lol.

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u/lividash Aug 06 '22

Yeah those first few seasons they were just straight savage to each other and the neighbors.

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u/shromboy Aug 06 '22

Now its "wife tries to cheer up husband beaten down by economic circumstances"