Cast and Creators of Fox’s Hit Animated Series, Bob’s Burgers, Share Upcoming Exclusives for Fans at PaleyFest L.A.
The Belcher family for Season Six of Emmy Award-winning Bob’s Burgers airing Sundays on FOX. © 2017 TCFFC All Rights Reserved.
The second weekend of PaleyFest L.A. saw fans of the hit animated series, Bob’s Burgers, gather at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood to see exclusive clips and never before seen footage of upcoming episodes along with a live Q&A and table read with the cast and creators of the show.
There was no shortage of laughter in the theater that evening as most fans of Bob’s would come to expect from the comedic personalities that the fans have come to love.
Moderating the panel that evening was Bob’s Burgers creator, Loren Bouchard, who went on to explain that what makes the show so unique and captivating is that the core of the Belcher Family is optimism. The cast collectively agreed that optimism is certainly an underlying theme between the Belchers as that’s what ultimately glues the family together no matter what obstacles are thrown at them. “In terms of the show itself, a companion to optimism is acceptance and inclusiveness. This show is supportive of anyone and everyone and so non-judgmental and that’s in large part because of you (the fans).” – Executive Producer, Jim Dauterive.
Fans were treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming Easter episode that sees Bob and Linda get competitive over who hides their Easter eggs better. Things take a turn when the couple accidentally gets very drunk on a mysterious bottle of cheap wine. Loren also revealed the news that Bob’s Burgers will finally release a complete soundtrack album this year with the most memorable musical numbers that were written and produced for the show. The official release for the Bob’s Burgers musical album is May 12th, 2017. Fans also learned that a new character will be introduced before this season is over. The biggest reveal was right after the live table read when Loren confirmed that the first episode of the next season will be completely drawn by the fans. Bob’s Burgers has begun promoting a contest through their social media to get fans excited to submit work and be selected to create a full episode.
Make sure to tune in to Bob’s Burgers Sunday nights on FOX.
PaleyFest LA 2017 honoring Bob’s Burgers, presented by The Paley Center for Media, at the DOLBY THEATRE on March 24, 2017 in Hollywood, California. © Imeh Bryant for the Paley Center
Panelists included: Jon Benjamin, “Bob Belcher”; John Roberts, “Linda Belcher”; Kristen Schaal, “Louise Belcher”; Eugene Mirman, “Gene Belcher”; Dan Mintz, “Tina Belcher”; Larry Murphy, “Uncle Teddy”; Loren Bouchard, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer; Jim Dauterive,Executive Producer; Paul F. Tompkins, Special Guest; John Early, Special Guest; Brian Gattas, Special Guest; Lindsey Stoddart, Special Guest; and Jennifer Smedley, Special Guest
It was just a few years ago when ‘bloggers’ were perceived as being mostly women. To be more specific ‘women in fashion’. Or you may have also thought of New York fashion bloggers.
All big cities have their own distinctive style, each having their own trends and fashion tendencies based largely upon the local weather, lifestyle and local taste. For men, the Los Angeles fashion scene has always been considered ‘California casual’ and has been notorious for shorts, chinos, flip flops, tees and polo shirts. But not anymore!
In recent years, Los Angeles has been going through significant revitalization from entertainment, art, food and, yes, even fashion. But in particular: men’s fashion! The days are long gone when men were labeled as ‘metrosexual’ (which, by the way, was a term I’ve never liked) just because they cared about their appearance. It’s now more common and socially acceptable for guys to be fashionable and to take pride in their grooming routine and overall appearance without having to be mislabeled, and without having any actual involvement in the men’s fashion industry.
Thanks to the recent rise of social media, nowadays you can also easily find menswear bloggers throughout all platforms. In L.A., menswear influencers have not only taken the social media fashion scene by storm but they have also replaced the traditional ‘California casual’ uniform with an entirely new fashion. These influencers are not just blogging about their suits and ties, they’re blogging about street style, athletic wear, casualwear, full suits and men’s high fashion.
But it doesn’t end there. The L.A. men’s fashion scene has grown so rapidly that meetup groups and collaborations amongst bloggers and brands are happening everywhere! The first and largest networking and menswear social club in L.A. is known as ‘The Social Gents’, created by Steve A. Nunez, owner of ‘The Social Cut’, a men’s grooming cafe offering gourmet coffee, a barbershop and tailoring services. Steve created The Social Gents in an attempt to feed the need to unite ‘modern gentlemen’ and to provide a platform for men’s’ fashion influencers to socialize, facilitate networking and cross promotion, and and to be able to confidently talk men’s fashion and grooming.
As a blogger and business owner in the men’s fashion and grooming industry, Steve couldn’t find events to network with fellow bloggers and other entrepreneurs in the industry. Menswear fashion meetups in L.A. have been scarce, and when he did finally stumble upon potential meetups, he found that these events are exclusive to influencers with large followings and clicks are notorious. Steve then decided that he wanted to do away with that industry culture and create a new culture in the men’s fashion world by creating a meetup where every gentleman that attends feels welcomed and confident, regardless of the size of their following. And Steve hoped that attendees come out learning something new and create new friendships, partnerships and collaborations.
The Social Gents’ goal is to bring fashion bloggers, influencers, menswear enthusiasts, fashion industry people, designers, stylists, labels and anyone interested in menswear and men’s grooming together to connect face-to-face, collaborate and share life experiences.
At The Social Gents’ meetups, guests are greeted with a gift bag filled with dapper goodies provided by brand supporters. The brand supporters utilize these events as an opportunity to interact with menswear enthusiasts in a more personal way and also to promote their brands and products. Attendees also enjoy complimentary libations as they mingle and enjoy different activities such as wine tasting, listen to panel discussions by top menswear brands and influencers, experience a grooming lounge and the much anticipated photo ops, to name a few.
The Social Gents have hosted menswear events throughout Southern California from Los Angeles, to Pasadena, to Downtown Pomona. They’ve had the likes of George Laboda, a highly popular men’s lifestyle influencer and co-creator of ‘Gents Lounge’, and participation from major brands such as: SprezzaBox, Ties.com, The Tie Guys, Harrison Blake, Johnny B and Cremo Company to name a few.
It’s also an exciting time for menswear enthusiasts with so many new men’s fashion brands popping up on social media and looking to build connections with influencers. Established companies are also taking notice of the modern gentleman by making more grooming products tailored for men. Beauty stores, such as Sephora and Ulta, which traditionally catered only to females, are now adding or significantly expanding their men’s grooming sections to cater to the modern gentlemen.
This ‘groomed gentlemen’ lifestyle goes way beyond just clothes and grooming. It’s a revitalization of the gentleman that takes pride in himself, his work and shares the best fashion and professional advice. We don’t want to prep you for a fashion runway. We just want you to look and be your best!
For more information on The Social Gents or to participate at our next event, please visit: TheSocialGents.com
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Until Next Time, Gents!