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A devoted and happily-married housewife organises a surprise party on the occasion of her husband's birthday, unbeknownst to her that her dentist spouse is experiencing a sudden mid-life crisis at his office.
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Andy Hamilton Andy Hamilton ... Dr. Bob Fish, DDS (voice)
Harry Enfield ... (voice)
Alison Snowden Alison Snowden ... Margaret Fish (voice)
Andrew MacLachlan Andrew MacLachlan ... (voice)
Tessa Wojtczak ... (voice)
Sally Grace Sally Grace ... (voice)
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Margaret Fish is planning a surprise party for her dentist husband, Bob. Meanwhile, at the office, Bob his having a mid-life crisis while insects munch on what's left of his plants. When Bob returns home, Margaret has a terrible time getting him into the room where everyone's hidden until he's halfway through changing clothes and talking about how horrid all their nebbishy friends are (the same friends hidden all over the room). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Language:

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Release Date:

27 May 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El cumpleaños de Bob See more »

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Mono

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This is the first episode of the Bob and Margaret (1998) television series. See more »

Alternate Versions

Only one scene was censored whenever the short aired on U.S. TV. Which is the infamous part with Bob not wearing any pants at all, was altered by placing a large maple leaf over his pelvic area. This was done whenever the short aired on Cartoon Network's "O, Canada". See more »

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Version of Bob and Margaret: Bob's Birthday See more »

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I guess that my generation's going to be reaching middle age soon
14 November 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

The winner of Best Animated Short Film at the 67th Academy Awards is a look at middle age. I understand that "Bob's Birthday" became the inspiration for an animated series. I've never seen the series, so I can only focus on this story of a dentist's misgivings about reaching middle age while his wife invites their friends over for a birthday party.

I should note that this is a mature cartoon, but in my opinion that improves it. The cartoon doesn't sugar-coat or dumb anything down. It treats the characters with respect the whole time. It also brings to mind the fact that the millennials will start reaching middle age in a few years. That creates all the more incentive for us to check out "Bob's Birthday". I recommend it.


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