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Hamburger Helper

With ''Bob's Burgers'' dishing up a fifth season of tasty laughs (premiering Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. on Fox), we review TV's best and worst animated slabs of beef

Bob’s Burgers
Restaurant Bob’s Burgers, somewhere on the East Coast
[4/4 stars]
Bob Belcher is not a cook. He is an artiste. His burgers of the day are as punny as they are delicious (A Leek of Their Own, anyone?). Try topping that, Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria!

SpongeBob Squarepants
Restaurant The Krusty Krab, Bikini Bottom
[3/4 stars]
The signature Krabby Patty — grilled to mouthwatering perfection by SpongeBob — inspired such jealousy in rival restaurateur Plankton that he stopped at nothing to uncover its top secret formula.

Family Guy
Restaurant McBurgertown, Quahog
[2.5/4 stars]
This fast-food joint’s hamburgers are so delectable that Peter ate 30 in one sitting. But, as revealed by the talking bovine Mr. Cow, McBurgertown’s slaughterhouse commits atrocities that would make Upton Sinclair lose his lunch.

South Park
Restaurant Cartman Burger, South Park
[1/4 stars]
Cartman’s preparation technique isn’t to be relished: His secret flavor enhancer is his own gas. Yep, he puts the burgers down his pants, and voilà — the health-code violations start stacking up.

The Simpsons
Restaurant Krusty Burger, Springfield
[0.5/4 stars]
Hey, hey, kids! Remember when Krusty’s stapled half-eaten burgers back together and called them new? Yeah…forget the fries, you’re more likely to get a side of food poisoning with your order. A not-so-happy meal indeed!