In an old post on a subreddit dedicated to the animated series, Aldejekyll said, “If Bob’s Burgers ever did live action, the Fischoeder brothers must be played by Henry Winkler and Drew Carey.” Accompanying the statement was a Image of the two brothers and the two actors side by side. Based on those images alone, the poster seemed to make a solid point. Winkler, a man still best known for living above someone else’s garage, looked just like Herr Fischoeder, sans the eye patch, of course. For his part, Carey was a dead ringer for Felix, too. Both are still active in the performance industry, with Winkler appearing on the critically acclaimed HBO Max original series “Barry” and Carey still actively hosting “The Price Is Right,” so it’s not inappropriate to give their names to this entirely theoretical one Live throw in the hat action concept.
Except, well, this post was made over four years ago, and even then, the information it contained was somewhat outdated. As noted by Conchobair, “Drew Carey doesn’t look the same now.” He then linked a more recent image of the significantly slimmed down TV show host. Could he still play it? Secure. He even proved that he had some decent singing skills during his time on Disney’s live-action Gepetto, so the musical aspect of Bob’s Burgers would also be within his skill set, but the whole point of the post was to point out visual similarities to compare. So, on that front at least, the show was something of a bust.