As Bob’s Burgers’ Louise learns the hard way in next Sunday’s season premiere, her cherished pink bunny hat is ears one day, gone the next.
“It’s a big, big deal. We almost didn’t want to do it,” creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard tells TVLine about the Season 3 opener, which airs Sept. 30 at 8:30/7:30c on Fox. “We don’t even show her bare head – out of respect.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the animated comedy, here’s all you need to know for the premiere: Louise, the youngest Belcher sibling (voiced by 30 Rock’s Kristen Schaal), is never without her favorite piece of haberdashery. So when it’s taken from her, the result is “a very eventful episode,” Bouchard says ominously.
The series kicks off its guest-star laden third season with Reno 911!’s Wendy McLendon-Covey and Robert Ben Garant lending their voices to the episode. In addition, Schaal’s comedy partner Kurt Braunohler (host of IFC’s Bunk) voices a teen bully. “You’ll see his character again,” Bouchard promises.
He adds that you’ll probably be entertained by Louise’s efforts to retrieve the accessory, but don’t expect to be enlightened. “We still don’t explain why she’s so connected to this thing and why she feels compelled to have it on her head at all times, including – seemingly – while she sleeps and swims,” he adds. “But we do show a little bit of just how scary things can get when it gets taken from her.”Follow @kimroots