The fact that H. Jon Benjamin voices both Archer in Archer and Bob in Bob’s Burgers is a fact that lends itself well to crossovers, something Archer did in the fourth season with Archer working in the burger shop in the art style of the spy-spoof show. Now we get a chance to see it the other way around, with the Archer team drawn in Bob’s Burgers-style getting serenaded by Linda and other great shenanigans.
When you watch the video above, titled “I Had Something For This Burger,” it’s so immersive and accurate that it’s difficult to believe it was a fan-made passion project from animator Simon Chong who used dialogue from the shows and over seven months created this seamless scene. I never knew I needed a Louise/Cheryl or Tina/Lana interaction so badly until now.
In the video description, he writes:
“Bob’s Burgers is hands down my favourite animated show ever made. I just adore it, it’s my happy place and long may it continue. Archer is another of my favourite shows, and I really enjoyed the crossover between the two in Archer’s 4th season. This piece started out as a doodle back in January 2017, and soon spiraled into something where I challenged to myself to imitate the Bob’s Burgers animation style, and using dialogue from both shows, form some sort of short where the characters meet. This has been an absolute passion project, and it’s made to honor both shows in the only way I know how, through my art.
“Unfortunately, though I love Krieger, Cyril and Ray, I had to drop them from the episode. Bob’s restaurant isn’t a very big space for that many interacting characters, and also adding three more characters to the 10 already featuring added a huge additional level of complexity for having characters interact through dialogue.”
Chong nails everything we love about the two shows, from the opening and ending credits to gently poking fun at how much yelling goes on in Archer. While I recognize some of the dialogue from different episodes of both shows, they’re tied together and edits so well that it’s never distracting or obvious.
What do you think about the crossover?
(via Nerdist, image: screencap)
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