John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner
THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE
GOD I JUST TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY
This is one of the best pieces of comedy that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love this. I have been looking for this online for awhile.
This is my favorite story ever and I will reblog it every time I see it.
i’ve been seeing a lotta love for bob’s burgers recently, and i’m confused — isn’t bob’s burgers transmisogynistic as fuck??
Most of it’s contained in the episode “Sheesh! Cab, Bob?” in season 1. I’m pretty sure the 3 transwomen in that episode are voiced by cis men, unfortunately. Marshmallow, who’s a trans woman, recurs in a few episodes and they use her preferred pronouns and she’s never been the butt of a joke (that I’m aware of) outside of the aforementioned episode. There’s an episode in season 4 where someone calls Marshmallow handsome and Bob responds with, “Marshmallow isn’t handsome, she’s beautiful.”
Another example could be when Gene asks, “Which are the lady parts?” and Tina answers, “The vagina and the heart.” I can’t think of any others at the moment.
Of course, some take issue with cis men voicing cis women because it’s funnier, which I guess undermines the legitimacy/seriousness of transwomen with deeper voices?
It’s definitely not perfect, but I do feel that it’s less transmisogynistic than other shows I’ve seen.