Like St. Vincent before him, an animated Stephin Merritt has done a cover of a song from Bob’s Burgers for the Bob’s Buskers series. In this edition, Merritt covers “Electric Love” from season three episode “Topsy,” in which all three of the Blecher children, along with their aunt Gayle and landlord Mr. Fischoeder put on a play about Thomas Edison’s affair with an elephant in an attempt to devastate Kristen Schaal-voiced character Louise’s Edison-obsessed teacher. The clip features the family at the park watching Merritt as Topsy with an assist from Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb) as the inventor. It is undeniably delightful. The Buskers series is no the first instance of a band covering a Burgers cut, as the National did their own version of Linda Belcher’s Thanksgiving Song in time for the holiday last year. In a perfect world, “Butts, Butts, Butts” from “Art Crawl” will get the Buskers treatment by Diplo. It just feels right. Watch the Merritt clip over at NYMag.
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