Bob and Margaret (1998–2001)

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Based on the animated short _Bob's Birthday (1993)_, this series follows the daily adventures of a London dentist and his chiropodist wife.

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Alison Snowden ...
 Margaret Fish (53 episodes, 1998-2001)
Jamie Watson ...
 Various (28 episodes, 1998-2001)
Andy Hamilton ...
 Bob Fish (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Bob Fish (26 episodes, 2001)
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Animated British TV series which follows the adventures of a married couple, Bob and Margaret Fish. Bob is a dentist and Margaret is a Chiropodist. They have no children. The show turns every-day occurrences such, as going to the grocery store, into comedic outings. Written by Mike Hatchett <[hatchetts13@webtv.net]>

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A quietly, and something screaming, hilarious animated sitcom
22 February 2002 | by (Calgary, Alberta) – See all my reviews

I can understand why some people don't like Bob and Margaret. It is a remarkably cerebral cartoon that's occasionally fairly serious in tone, occasionally a real downer, and where nearly every episode breaks down on some level to a debate of the finer points of ethics.

Consider, though, that all of the above can also apply to Seinfeld.

It helps to have a certain familiarity with British culture. That there are people out there like Margaret's parents, who barely acknowledge their daughter and her accomplishments, and profusely thank Bob for "taking her off their hands," and who wouldn't dare ask for something as presumptuous as food. Or Canadian culture - that the vulgar and obnoxious cousins Cookie and Melvin occasionally strike depressingly close to home.

As for the move to Canada, it doesn't particularly matter. Even in London, Bob and Margaret were forever alien in anything they attempted to do. Making them literal aliens is a reasonable next step.


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