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-->'''[=BoJack=]''': [[{{Understatement}} We might have gone too dark on that series finale]].

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-->'''[=BoJack=]''': [[{{Understatement}} We might have gone too dark on that series finale]].finale.


* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Princess Carolyn alludes to the time that she caught Bojack masturbating to old pictures of himself.

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* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Princess Carolyn alludes to the time that she caught Bojack masturbating to old pictures of himself. He insists that he was masturbating to what it ''represented.''


* BaitAndSwitch: In one scene, Bojack thinks that he's dying, only for Todd to reassure him that he isn't. Cut to him flatlining, and the doctors saying that they did everything that they could. Only we see his TV children waiting outside heartbroken, and it's revealed that this is just the ''JustForFun/HorsinAround'' GrandFinale, which Bojack is watching in the hospital.

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* BaitAndSwitch: BaitAndSwitch
**
In one scene, Bojack thinks that he's dying, only for Todd to reassure him that he isn't. Cut to him flatlining, and the doctors saying that they did everything that they could. Only we see his TV children waiting outside heartbroken, and it's revealed that this is just the ''JustForFun/HorsinAround'' GrandFinale, which Bojack is watching in the hospital.hospital.
** Earlier, Todd is giving Bojack a pep talk as the latter is making himself a smoothie. He cuts Todd off by turning his blender on, presumably to drown him out, but a cut to Todd reveals that he was just patiently waiting for Bojack to finish blending to keep talking.



* CutawayGag: Plenty, which is unusual for the show as a whole. The episode even features not one, but ''two'' cutaway gags ''within'' a first cutaway.

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* CutawayGag: Plenty, which is unusual A rarity for the this show as a whole.(chalk it up to EarlyInstallmentWeirdness). The episode even features not one, but ''two'' cutaway gags ''within'' a first cutaway.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This episode features way ''too'' many [[CutawayGag Cutaway Gags]] than the series would normally do.
** For people who would start watching later in the series, Bojack and Princess Carolyn are dating, something that would be dropped later in the season.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: This In general, the first episode features way ''too'' many [[CutawayGag Cutaway Gags]] is a lot more lighthearted than the series [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]] the show would normally do.
eventually become. This is partially why the initially critical response initially wrote it off as just another ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' wannabe.
** For people who one thing, there's an abundance of {{cutaway gag}}s, something that would start watching later quickly be phased out in the series, middle of the first season.
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Bojack and Princess Carolyn are dating, something that would be dropped later in still dating. They break up halfway through the season.season and it's only occasionally alluded to in future episodes to emphasize their growing isolation from one another.



** The episode features little of the series' trademark mixture of humor and sadness, although the edges have some here and there.


* InstantlyProvenWrong: Bojack claims that he never explicitly said that he "doesn't respect [Princess Carolyn] enough to have a baby with her". The flashback proves that he ''did'' say it in those exact words.



* NoExceptYes: Bojack claims that he never explicitly said that he "doesn't respect [Princess Carolyn] enough to have a baby with her". The flashback proves that he ''did'' say it in those exact words.


-->'''[=BoJack=]''': ''(visibly angry)'' Damn it, can't you respect a dying man's wish?

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-->'''[=BoJack=]''': ''(visibly angry)'' Damn it, can't you respect a dying man's wish?wish?
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-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:''' [Yeah!

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-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:''' [Yeah!Yeah!


** Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane are not part of the main group yet, with the former making a brief appearance during [[spoiler: Bojack and Princess Carolyn's first of many break-ups]] and at the end when [[spoiler: he attends the party at Bojack's and reveals himself to be Diane's boyfriend]]; and the latter appearing near the end of the episode.

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** Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane are not part of the main group yet, with the former making a brief appearance during [[spoiler: Bojack and Princess Carolyn's first of many break-ups]] break-ups and at the end when [[spoiler: he attends the party at Bojack's and reveals himself to be Diane's boyfriend]]; boyfriend; and the latter appearing near the end of the episode.



** Bojack's first actions on screen after being announced on ''The Charlie Rose Show'', as established above, [[JadedWashout pretty much tell you]] [[DrowningMySorrows all you need to know about him]]. To elaborate, he enters the studio drunk and not giving a shit, reflecting his failure stance; then, begins talking about the show [[ItsAllAboutMe only to come around back to him]], showing his [[{{Narcissist}} narcissism]] and finally procedes to try to pretend he's doing a good job at the interview, showing his insecurities and need for acceptance. Finally, when Charlie asks him what has he been doing since the show ended, Bojack fails to come up with an answer, proving that he's stuck in his past and hasn't moved forward, and as the series progresses, [[spoiler: how much is he at a loss of how to do it.]]

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** Bojack's first actions on screen after being announced on ''The Charlie Rose Show'', as established above, [[JadedWashout pretty much tell you]] [[DrowningMySorrows all you need to know about him]]. To elaborate, he enters the studio drunk and not giving a shit, reflecting his failure stance; then, begins talking about the show [[ItsAllAboutMe only to come around back to him]], showing his [[{{Narcissist}} narcissism]] and finally procedes to try to pretend he's doing a good job at the interview, showing his insecurities and need for acceptance. Finally, when Charlie asks him what has he been doing since the show ended, Bojack fails to come up with an answer, proving that he's stuck in his past and hasn't moved forward, and as the series progresses, [[spoiler: how much is he at a loss of how to do it.]]



* FauxHorrific: Bojack has this reaction when he discovers [[spoiler: his ghostwriter, Diane and his rival, Mr. Peanutbutter, are dating.]]

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* FauxHorrific: Bojack has this reaction when he discovers [[spoiler: his ghostwriter, Diane and his rival, Mr. Peanutbutter, are dating.]]



* LetMeGetThisStraight: [[spoiler: Once Bojack finds out Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter are dating, he starts asking them personal questions to wrap that idea around his head. To get a full glimpse of the questions asked, look below on OverlyLongGag]].

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* LetMeGetThisStraight: [[spoiler: Once Bojack finds out Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter are dating, he starts asking them personal questions to wrap that idea around his head. To get a full glimpse of the questions asked, look below on OverlyLongGag]].OverlyLongGag.



* OverlyLongGag: [=BoJack=] after discovering [[spoiler: that Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter are dating]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: You two are dating?]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: Yeah!]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' ''[[spoiler: (to Diane)]]'' [[spoiler: You're dating him?]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler: Yes.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: This is your boyfriend.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: That is correct.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler: Uh huh.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:'''[[spoiler: You (Diane) are going out with you (Mr. Peanutbutter).]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler: Uh huh.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: But in a sexual way, not just as friends.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: That's right.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: You have seen her naked.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: Many times, yes.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: You are attracted to this (Mr. Peanutbutter).]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler: Yes.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: This penis has been inside this vagina.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: Yep!]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: But in a sexual way?]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: Oh yes!]]

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* OverlyLongGag: [=BoJack=] after discovering [[spoiler: that Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter are dating]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler:
dating.
-->'''Bojack:'''
You two are dating?]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: Yeah!]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' ''[[spoiler: (to Diane)]]'' [[spoiler:
dating?
-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:''' [Yeah!
-->'''Bojack:''' ''(to Diane)''
You're dating him?]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler: Yes.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler:
him?
-->'''Diane:''' Yes.
-->'''Bojack:'''
This is your boyfriend.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler:
boyfriend.
-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:'''
That is correct.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler:
correct.
-->'''Diane:'''
Uh huh.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:'''[[spoiler:
huh.
-->'''Bojack:'''
You (Diane) are going out with you (Mr. Peanutbutter).]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler:
Peanutbutter).
-->'''Diane:'''
Uh huh.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler:
huh.
-->''' Bojack:'''
But in a sexual way, not just as friends.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler:
friends.
-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:'''
That's right.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler:
right.
-->'''Bojack:'''
You have seen her naked.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler:
naked.
-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:'''
Many times, yes.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler:
yes.
-->'''Bojack:'''
You are attracted to this (Mr. Peanutbutter).]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Diane]]:''' [[spoiler: Yes.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler:
Peanutbutter).
-->'''Diane:''' Yes.
-->'''Bojack:'''
This penis has been inside this vagina.]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler: Yep!]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler:
vagina.
-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:''' Yep!
-->'''Bojack:'''
But in a sexual way?]]
-->'''[[spoiler: Mr. Peanutbutter]]:''' [[spoiler:
way?
-->'''Mr. Peanutbutter:'''
Oh yes!]]yes!



-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: Huh]].

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-->'''[[spoiler: Bojack]]:''' [[spoiler: Huh]].-->'''Bojack:''' Huh.


** There's also a minor one in the first episode, where Princess Caroline berates [=BoJack=] for not respecting her enough to have a baby with her. Cut to a scene where [=BoJack=] attempts to flee for thirty solid seconds after Caroline mentions a cute baby.

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** There's also a minor one in the first episode, one, where Princess Caroline berates [=BoJack=] for not respecting her enough to have a baby with her. Cut to a scene where [=BoJack=] attempts to flee for thirty solid seconds after Caroline mentions a cute baby.

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* GilliganCut: One of the darkest ever done. Just as Todd is trying to reassure [=BoJack=] that he's not going to die, the scene cuts to [=BoJack=] apparently spazzing and dying in a hospital bed, as the doctors proceed to go outside to tell the familiars. Then, see BaitAndSwitch above.


* DeadpanSnarker: Princess Carolyn, absolutely. Also goes with CatsAreSnarkers.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Princess Carolyn, absolutely. Also goes with CatsAreSnarkers. [=BoJack=] as well, in a more aggressive, condescending and weary way.



* VomitIndiscretionShot: See OverlyLongGag above.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: See OverlyLongGag above.above.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: One of the wishes [=BoJack=] asks for Todd to do after he dies when he thinks he's having a heart attack is for his epitaph to say he was born in 1975 rather than 1965. Todd is having none of it:
-->'''Todd''': No one is gonna believe that!
-->'''[=BoJack=]''': ''(visibly angry)'' Damn it, can't you respect a dying man's wish?


-->'''[=BoJack=]''': [[ComicalUnderstatement We might have gone too dark on that series finale]].

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-->'''[=BoJack=]''': [[ComicalUnderstatement [[{{Understatement}} We might have gone too dark on that series finale]].

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