First time on doing this, was planning to do a discussion for a while now but don’t know why now, and in this discussion article, this has been on my tip of my tongue. Concerning around a certain character that we haven’t seen in a really long time. She made her first cameo back in Season 4, became friends with Louise, and haven’t seen her ever since. Okay, the title gave it away, I am referring to the character of Jessica.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Jessica. Bland, boring Jessica, the redheaded female that like I said, can be boring and a total snoozefest, but can be mysterious and deceiving, that became Louise’s first female friend after the whole slumber party fiasco. Yeah, that Jessica. It’s been like 50+ episodes since we last saw her and as we about to enter Season 7, which is like in a few weeks or so, and just like Florida Hurricane Drought that ended not to long ago with Hermine, the whole “Jessica Drought” needs to end soon. And my question for this is…why the wait? When is she coming back? Will we see more of her in the coming future? Come on, writers!
Okay, well enough for that questionable rant I just made, let’s address a few points revolving around the topic. First off, one of the Behind Bob’s Burgers episode when talking behind the scenes on the “Eat, Spray, Linda” episode, when Lizzie Mollyneux answered a fan’s question on the show revolving around the whereabouts of Jessica. For what I’m about to talk about, go watch the video below and it probably start at the 4:29 mark of the video.
So, it is revealed that the writers were planning to bring Jessica back to do another episode, which would be good news, but…it’s going to be a major long shot and of course, the reason why I said that is because due to her being a fan favorite, they have to find the perfect timing for her to come back into the spotlight. And I get it, we don’t want the character’s return to the scene to be rushed. But when it comes to the fanbase of the series, we can be a tad impatient when a character that is hugely popular makes it debut and never comes back after this that got the fans hoping for more of him or her. I mean, take the Bleach manga series for example, and spoiler alert if you haven’t catch up, where you have the fans hoping for either the character of Sosuke Aizen or Grimmjow Jeagerjaques to come back, and this was in the final arc, with Aizen coming back in Chapter 617 into 618 even though he was mentioned back in Chapter 510. And with Grimmjow returning in Chapter 624 into 625 despite fan speculations that he did came back via blade in Chapter 500 or his arm and torso in Chapter 518…huh, the life and times of me being a manga reviewer. Those were the days. Anyway, back to Jessica, became a popular character after the episode that she debuted and here we are, having this discussion on when is she coming back? I mean, you got Logan to come back, you got Millie to come back, Sasha to come back, even Abby, Jodie, and Harley to come back, and that’s three out of four girls who attended the slumber party and got bombarded out by Louise. And there’s nothing interesting for those three. At least we found out what’s Abby’s real name is…shout out to Gravity Falls, am I right? And of course, still hoping for her to come back because I keep on mentioning it on my reviews, and of course, Louise and Jessica does have that Odd Couple/Thelma and Louise dynamic, so hoping for Louise and Jessica to come back so they can create mischief.
The second point on this is of course, her voice actress, I’m referring to Actress Kathryn Hahn, who voiced the character. And the only way to bring the character back into the spotlight is for the actress to reprise her role, which I think that won’t be possible mostly because the actress is very busy at this moment. I know that she was in a movie that was released early this year called ‘Bad Moms,’ yeah the one with Mila Kunis from Family Guy. And I’m guessing she’ll be working on other stuff in the near future. So I hope she can reprise her role once she’s done with it, don’t know when is that gonna happen, so I guess we’ll wait and see until then. Playing the waiting game.
Of course, with this, bringing up the questions on the so-called “criteria” of bringing Jessica back comes the speculations, my speculations on how would Jessica come back to the series. I know that if you want to bring her back, the episode has to, I don’t know, center around Louise coming with a scheme or a prank that doesn’t require the help of either Tina and/or Gene or Andy and Ollie that she’ll come down to one last resort, and no, I’m NOT talking about Rudy, I’m talking about Jessica. And don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Rudy but if you would compare Louise with either him or Jessica, Jessica has some similar things with Louise, they’re both mischievous in their own ways, the perfect tag team to create trouble. Like I said earlier, like a cross of a Odd Couple, Thelma and Louise, type of dynamic. Yeah, like Thelma and Louise, except of course, Thelma is Jessica and Louise…is Louise, of course. Of course, some differences because when it comes to their mischievous personality, Louise is full on mischievous with a sweet spot, sometimes. And with Jessica, it’s like she kept her mischievous side hidden from the public so that they won’t know about it, not wanted to get in any trouble whenever she did something. Maybe that could be explain why Louise thinks that she’s boring and bland like stale bread, or dry wallpaper, club soda. Don’t know if the whole “wetting the bed” connects to that since of course, she has go to bed early, then comes the middle of the night, noticed that her pants was wet, had to change her pants, put a pair of new ones, put the wet ones in the bag, and head back to bed and wake up in the morning to wash it away. But when it comes to Rudy, even though him and Louise had been friends way before Jessica was introduced, but when it comes to their personalities…to quote Louise back in “Friends with Burgerfits,” too soft. Like I said, I have nothing against Rudy, but I’m pretty sure Rudy isn’t the mischievous one in the group. Not to mention, his health. Don’t forget, Rudy almost died from an asthma attack when him and Louise sneak into the Amazon exhibit in “Carpe Museum” when she threw away his backpack that carried his inhaler. You’re lucky Bob came in and save Rudy from a tragedy waiting to happen. Man, how many near-death experiences did we face in this series? Anyway, my other speculations, and this is from what I read from a sub-Reddit not to long ago, that maybe we could make up some sort of situation where we have to get Millie involve in this, in which Jessica has to be on board, coming in and go toe to toe. In which I think that might be either a good or stupidest idea to ever come up with. Almost sounds like the plot to Batman v. Superman.
Now the real reason why I want Jessica to come back is because she is the first female that Louise ever made, and well, you could thank Linda for coming up with the slumber party that found Louise the perfect match personality wise. Most of Louise’s friends are male, well, Rudy seems like the perfect friend, pretty sure she uses Andy and Ollie for schemes, but otherwise, friends as well. But besides gender, both Louise and Jessica do have a mischievous personality, like to create trouble, ready to create havoc, despite Louise mentions that Jessica’s bland and boring and that she doesn’t do much. Okay, don’t know if the last one’s true or not, but I know what I’m talking about. But you know, girls just want to have fun. And what concerning me about this is that we only knew a little about her since she was first introduced. We know that her parents are osteopaths, they’re special doctors that specializes on the bones, joints, and muscles. Probably making a lot of money, living in some sort of fancy house. Somewhere in the scale between middle class and higher class. Next comes the whole wetting the bed thing, some people when they were kids, between the ages of one or two to nine or ten, often wet the bed and let’s face it, it can be embarrassing for unknown reasons. Maybe it mostly because they forgot to go to the bathroom before heading off to sleep. Last I checked, not a doctor, pretty sure you could or could not control what your bladder if you want to. But maybe it’s not that in the normal scale. Maybe bladder infection could be the blame? Yes, a child can have a bladder infection. So…chances of mentioning the bladder infection…possibly between a low to low-medium chance, but that’s just a guess. And I know that sometimes, bed-wetting is a physical thing because you can’t control your bladder, but sometimes, it can be a mental thing. And I sense nothing wrong with Jessica mentally, for now. That was also a guess. And maybe with Jessica’s return, you know that friends have the other friend’s back whenever there’s a situation, maybe that could play a role if she does come back, being Louise’s conscience, despite there were some episodes when Louise’s conscience catches up to Louise whenever she did something bad. Who knows, she maybe be our only option to get Louise to take off her hat, with moral support from her and…Louise’s family. Either that or make a bet, loser had to take it off. Yeah, a bet could work, but I think I like the first one better.
Now to refer back to what I said in the beginning in the last paragraph, really love to see another episode that includes Louise and Jessica, hanging out, nothing wrong with an episode that is full on girls’ night out, or day out or weekend out since they are young at age. Plotting schemes and just having fun, and not in a traditional way like doing makeup or going clothes shopping. I mean like pulling schemes, pulling pranks like…remember the brownie surprise when Louise put a plate of a piece of brownie on Mr. Frond’s chair, which Frond sat on without warning, thinking that he shatted himself. That and…throwing water balloons from the top of the building…and…throwing rocks at cars. Okay, that last one should sound a bit extreme yet crazy to think this one up. And Louise got her crazy from Linda’s side of the family.
So all and all, it’s been over two years since we last saw Jessica since her debut back in “Slumber Party,” feels like a long time, but I guess in the writer(s)’ perspective, not long enough. And that bothers me because we got introduced to someone who is Louise’s perfect match and all of a sudden, “Where in the Hell is she?” Hoping for Season 5 to bring her, no luck. Season 6, no luck. And somethings tells me the upcoming season, Season 7, could do the same. So please, Season 8, bring her back! Do it for the fanbase! Her and Louise are perfect for each other! And NOT in a shipping way, even thought I sort of on the lengths of shipping the two. I like to apologize, FanFiction swayed me to ship these two together…go read “Sentimental Storm Clouds” on FanFiction.net or on AO3 and give mjrrgr (FanFiction)/majorrager (AO3) credit for the amazing story. Anyway, that’s enough with the speculations and the short temper tantrum, so I have a few questions for y’all on this topic.
So yeah, that’s about it on this first ever discussion article, don’t know if I should continue this with the others in the coming future. But with Season 7 now coming in a few days, don’t know how that is gonna play out? But until then, the wait for Jessica’s return is still going on, Maybe I could do a “Where the Hell is Jessica” segment in the Bob’s Burgers reviews. Yeah…yeah…maybe that would work. We can do it right now in this discussion article, the comment has to be funny and original. The best one to make me laugh out loud the most will be mentioned in my 50th Review either the 27th or the 28th of September. So here it is…”Where the Hell is Jessica?” Is she campaigning for Hillary Clinton? Is she ruling the country of Spain with an iron fist? Or is she busy deflating footballs for the duration of this football season? Put in comments, along with your answers. The best one that made LOL will be featured in the upcoming review. So until then, I’ll see you guys for Season 7 and Jessica, you better return, girl. Because I don’t control the fanbase…I’m just saying.
Okay, one thing that kind of concerns me revolving around Jessica. Mostly revolves around the sweater that Gene found in the trash in “Tina Tailor Soldier Spy” when looking for clues when he found a sweater that has the name “Jessica” stitched on to it. I don’t know if that same sweater belongs to her? Could be her, could be another girl or woman that is also named Jessica. Not sure about that. I mean...I don’t know, something tells me that won’t be brought up at any time.
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