The Badminton Game by David Inshaw, 1972-73. I watched a documentary about this painting by British painter David Inshaw. Despite once hanging in 10 Downing Street, the piece is currently in storage at the Tate gallery. If you get a chance to watch any of the series, titled Hidden Paintings, it is really quite fascinating to hear that so many paintings are kept away from the public eye: around 200,000 paintings are in public ownership, and yet over 80% of these are not actually on display.
The way they make the family dynamic work in this show is what makes it consistently superb to me. Yeah, it’s embracing misfits, and it’s portraying a family that is devoted to each other and obviously loves one another. But you get some of each of those in other cartoons (and sitcoms); Bob’s Burgers manages to marry those two things perfectly and apply it to the Belchers every week. […] But instead of making the characters into caricatures that grate on the audience and each other, they made them a working family that knows and loves each others’ uniqueness. (x)