This weekend I had a bunch of “firsts.” First trip to San Diego, first trip to Comic Con, first time seeing fifteen women in a group wearing identical Princess Leia slave costumes. I also saw my first hamburger eating contest which was weird and wonderful. Right before the winner started on his 14th burger, he tore open his t-shirt and the crowd cheered and chanted “Eat, Eat, Eat.” For the rest of the night I proceeded to “drink my calories” which is a phrase actresses in LA like to use. Only I wasn’t doing it because of body image issues, I was doing it because the hamburger eating contest made me lose my appetite. Wait, I vaguely remember eating chocolate mousse and then going back for seconds somewhere around my third course of white wine.
My favorite part of the weekend was seeing the Bob’s Burgers panel. Bob’s Burgers is a new animated sitcom coming to Fox on Sunday nights between the Simpsons and Family Guy. My boyfriend is the voice of Tina, a 13 year old hopeless romantic:
and the rest of the cast is made up of great comedians like Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, John Roberts, and Jon Benjamin. the creator is Loren Bouchard (Home Movies!!) and the show runner is Jim Dauterive (King of the Hill!) and I saw the first seven minutes and it’s so funny. Even the people in the room who aren’t dating someone involved in the show thought so too. It doesn’t air until January, but if we’re lucky, Fox will put that 7 minute clip up on Hulu or something. I would like to watch it at least 50 more times. They did put up a fun clip of the cast and producers doing press stuff at Comic Con: