This Sunday, Bob’s Burgers, the Emmy-winning animated series about a family of five who run a small-time burger joint, begins its fifth season on Fox. The show, which features voices from comedians like Eugene Mirman, H. Jon Benjamin and Kristen Schaal, kicks things off with a musical episode -- as in, an episode about high school musicals.
"This was our biggest undertaking," says show creator Loren Bouchard in a conversation with Soundcheck host John Schaefer. "We knew we wanted to do the 'kids put on a musical' type of episode, and then we doubled down because we created these two competing musicals."
As a songwriter himself, Bouchard is heavily involved in the music for Bob's Burgers: he wrote the theme, and has worked on many of the songs that have popped up in the show over the years. He talks about putting together an upcoming Bob's Burgers soundtrack, getting his first four-track cassette recorder, and about the Disney music that he loved as a kid.
Watch an exclusive preview of the Bob's Burgers season five premiere below!