I wish my parents and mentors really ingrained this thought into my core being in my formative years. It’s taken me a long time and hard work to "get it" even though I’m naturally inclined to leadership roles.
Probably my favorite thing about Bob’s Burgers is that they don’t do that thing where the characters try to one-up each other with an endless barrage of jokes? No, the characters react like actual people instead. They actually laugh or chuckle when somebody says something actually funny and/or weird. They stop mid-sentence. They do double-takes. And it all feels so very natural, because that is exactly what common people do. And that is such a refreshing change of pace, when you consider the fact that the norm in these things is to have jokes relentlessly thrown at you at break-necking speed.
Bob’s Burgers perfectly highlights how the writing in TV shows is making a huge shift from idealized, clearly scripted call and response to less streamlined, more realistic dialogue. It’s probably the biggest change to comedy recently, and it’s a HUGE shift.
and of course, the puns
If I am not mistaken they actually do a lot of improv with the voice actors which leads to a more natural sounding dialogue, because there is no set script.