Sunday's Bob's Burgers is dedicated to the romantically challenged.
"I don't even know if I would do that. That's how bad I am," guest star Gary Cole (Sgt. Bosco) tells TVGuide.com. "I'm really anti-romantic. My wife and I have an agreement that Valentine's Day is a scam. We established that a long time ago."
It's not terribly surprising since the actor — known for his extensive resume that includes cult-fave film Office Space and a recurring guest role on The Good Wife — doesn't fall for the typical romantic films, preferring Albert Brooks' fantasy afterlife flick Defending Your Life instead. "It's certainly an otherworldly situation, but he falls in love with [Meryl Streep's character]," he says. "To me, I thought that was a very romantic movie."
Cole's all-time favorite films? The Last Detail and Dog Day Afternoon, the latter of which inspired the first episode of Bob's Burgers he worked on, "Bob Day Afternoon." The actor's knowledge of the film loosely informed Sgt. Bosco.
"If he was based on anybody in the film, he would be the late Charlie Durning who played [Sgt. Moretti] the chief detective who was in charge of the case as soon as they arrived at the bank scene, the hostage scene," Cole says. "Although Bosco isn't real similar to that character, I had him in the back of my mind anyway."
So how does the hard-bitten cop make his way to Linda's hearts-and-flowers speed-dating event on Sunday's episode? "It doesn't make any sense, which is all the more reason to do it in the world of Bob's Burgers," he says.
See the gritty and romantic worlds collide in our exclusive sneak peek of "My Fuzzy Valentine":
Will Bosco ruin Linda's event? Shouldn't Gina get that infection treated?
Bob's Burgers airs Sunday at 8:30/7:30c on Fox