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** For starters, a fragment of ''JustForFun/HorsinAround'', the show [=BoJack=] recorded in his glory days, is played. However brief, the [=BoJack=] portrayed in the archive footage is lively, energetic and fun to be around as his character of [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "The Horse"]]. Then, we cut to The Charlie Rose Show whose interviewee is the horse himself and he presents himself apparently aged well, only to then reveal to be completely wasted, barely concious of his surroundings and even trying (and failing) to appear well adjusted to his fading stardom.

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** For starters, a fragment of ''JustForFun/HorsinAround'', the show [=BoJack=] recorded in his glory days, is played. However brief, the [=BoJack=] portrayed in the archive footage is lively, energetic and fun to be around as his character of [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "The Horse"]]. Then, we cut to The Charlie Rose Show whose interviewee is the horse himself and he presents himself apparently aged well, only to then reveal to be completely wasted, barely concious conscious of his surroundings and even trying (and failing) to appear well adjusted to his fading stardom.



** When Charlie Rose just mentions ''JustforFun/HorsinAround'', [=Bojack=] automatically defends it, expecting him to mock the show. For everyone who knows the series, [=BJ=] has a very troubled, tug-and-pull relationship with the show because of all of the backstage fiasco and consequences, especially in [[Recap/BojackHorsemanS3E11ThatsTooMuchMan "That's Too Much, Man!"]], but he defends it because in his mind, it's the only ''good'' thing he did.

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** When Charlie Rose just mentions ''JustforFun/HorsinAround'', [=Bojack=] [=BoJack=] automatically defends it, expecting him to mock the show. For everyone who knows the series, [=BJ=] has a very troubled, tug-and-pull relationship with the show because of all of the backstage fiasco and consequences, especially in [[Recap/BojackHorsemanS3E11ThatsTooMuchMan "That's Too Much, Man!"]], but he defends it because in his mind, it's the only ''good'' thing he did.



* Flipís reaction to the forced cancellation of ''Philbert'', with his hands anxiously shaking and reaching to pour himself a drink as he tries to [[TryingNotToCry calmly but desperately]] reassure Princess Carolyn that the showís legacy isnít over... only to realize sheís [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere already jumped ship]]. As [[TheScrappy unbearably shitty]] as he may be, not above putting his cast through hell for his own artistic benefit, itís surprisingly tragic to see Flipís creative vision forced to fold before it really even had the chance to stick around, [[BittersweetEnding despite the toxicity it created for BoJack and crew]]. Then Flip [[MoodWhiplash sorta goes off tangent]] and is convinced [[TomatoInTheMirror he was Princess Carolyn the whole time]].

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* Flipís reaction to the forced cancellation of ''Philbert'', with his hands anxiously shaking and reaching to pour himself a drink as he tries to [[TryingNotToCry calmly but desperately]] reassure Princess Carolyn that the showís legacy isnít over... only to realize sheís [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere already jumped ship]]. As [[TheScrappy unbearably shitty]] as he may be, not above putting his cast through hell for his own artistic benefit, itís surprisingly tragic to see Flipís creative vision forced to fold before it really even had the chance to stick around, [[BittersweetEnding despite the toxicity it created for BoJack [=BoJack=] and crew]]. Then Flip [[MoodWhiplash sorta goes off tangent]] and is convinced [[TomatoInTheMirror he was Princess Carolyn the whole time]].


-->'''Diane:''' The real reason you go to Vietnam is because you accidentally see your soon-to-be-ex-husband kiss someone else. At first you think, "Oh, it's a fling. Whatever, they're drunk, it's a party." But he puts his hand on the small of her back exactly the way he used to do to you. It means, "I've got you," and when he did it to you, it made you feel safe. And you realize he will never do that to you again. And it breaks your heart, again, after your heart was so broken you thought it could never get any more broken. You thought it was safe, but it still, somehow, finds a new way to break. Because, even though you're the one who asked for this, [[NowWhat now that you've got it, you are completely adrift]], with no compass, or map, or sense of where to go, or what to do. So you go to Vietnam. You think you might find community. A connection to something bigger, but, you don't. In fat, you feel even more alone than you were before you left. But, you survive. You learn you can survive being alone.

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-->'''Diane:''' The real reason you go to Vietnam is because you accidentally see your soon-to-be-ex-husband kiss someone else. At first you think, "Oh, it's a fling. Whatever, they're drunk, it's a party." But he puts his hand on the small of her back exactly the way he used to do to you. It means, "I've got you," and when he did it to you, it made you feel safe. And you realize he will never do that to you again. And it breaks your heart, again, after your heart was so broken you thought it could never get any more broken. You thought it was safe, but it still, somehow, finds a new way to break. Because, even though you're the one who asked for this, [[NowWhat now that you've got it, you are completely adrift]], with no compass, or map, or sense of where to go, or what to do. So you go to Vietnam. You think you might find community. A connection to something bigger, but, you don't. In fat, fact, you feel even more alone than you were before you left. But, you survive. You learn you can survive being alone.


-->'''Diane:''' The real reason you go to Vietnam is because you accidentally see your soon-to-be-ex-husband kiss someone else. At first you think, "Oh, it's a fling. Whatever, they're drunk, it's a party." But he puts his hand on the small of her back exactly the way he used to do to you. It means, "I've got you," and when he did it to you, it made you feel safe. And you realize he will never do that to you again. And it breaks your heart, again, after your heart was so broken you thought it could never get any more broken. You thought it was safe, but it still, somehow, finds a new way to break. Because, even though you're the one who asked for this, [[NowWhat now that you've got it, you are completely adrift]], with no compass, or map, or sense of where to go, or what to do. So you go to Vietnam.

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-->'''Diane:''' The real reason you go to Vietnam is because you accidentally see your soon-to-be-ex-husband kiss someone else. At first you think, "Oh, it's a fling. Whatever, they're drunk, it's a party." But he puts his hand on the small of her back exactly the way he used to do to you. It means, "I've got you," and when he did it to you, it made you feel safe. And you realize he will never do that to you again. And it breaks your heart, again, after your heart was so broken you thought it could never get any more broken. You thought it was safe, but it still, somehow, finds a new way to break. Because, even though you're the one who asked for this, [[NowWhat now that you've got it, you are completely adrift]], with no compass, or map, or sense of where to go, or what to do. So you go to Vietnam.
Vietnam. You think you might find community. A connection to something bigger, but, you don't. In fat, you feel even more alone than you were before you left. But, you survive. You learn you can survive being alone.



* And then the CruelTwistEnding: He was at the wrong funeral the whole time.

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* And then Though it was PlayedForLaughs, the CruelTwistEnding: He was ending is still pretty depressing considering the fact that Bojack gave his entire raw, emotional eulogy at the wrong funeral the whole time.funeral.

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* The altered opening has [=BoJack=] walking through a completely empty home. His actions have finally alienated everyone from his life. The fact he asks Sarah Lynn to party despite knowing it will end her sobriety (which he previously insisted she continue) shows just how lonely and desperate for a friend he is.

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*** We end the season on Diane stomping out her cig and driving into a tunnel, and with her earlier admission that she feels like human garbage, her depression doesn't seem to be getting better anytime soon.



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* Bojack and Diane's friendship crumbling down throughout the season.


** Vance Waggoner is an excellent DeconstructiveParody of celebrities who are horrible even by basic decency standards. If anything, the way he's even able to slime his way into Hollywood's graces by spin his artful expression of being a caitiff nugget of shit into the harmless "lovable scumbag" image is nothing short of horrifying. Even worse, while his humiliation (when it happens) is satisfying, his family and friends are often dragged along with him, with his family not being immune to his violent behavior.

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** Vance Waggoner is an excellent DeconstructiveParody of celebrities who are horrible even by basic decency standards. If anything, the way he's even able to slime his way into Hollywood's graces by spin spinning his artful expression of being a caitiff nugget of shit into the a harmless "lovable "profitable scumbag" image perception is nothing short of horrifying. Even worse, while his humiliation (when it happens) is satisfying, his family and friends are often dragged along with him, with his family not being immune often caught in the crossfire of his scandals and victims to his violent behavior.



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** Vance Waggoner is an excellent DeconstructiveParody of celebrities who are horrible even by basic decency standards. If anything, the way he's even able to slime his way into Hollywood's graces by spin his artful expression of being a caitiff nugget of shit into the harmless "lovable scumbag" image is nothing short of horrifying. Even worse, while his humiliation (when it happens) is satisfying, his family and friends are often dragged along with him, with his family not being immune to his violent behavior.


* For a lot of people, the whole subplot with [=BoJack=] and his senile abusive mother Beatrice really hit close to home, especially when it came to her funeral.

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* For a lot of people, the whole subplot with [=BoJack=] and his senile abusive mother Beatrice really hit close to home, especially when it came to her funeral. funeral, as many have had parents like Beatrice and went through much the same motions he went through.



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* The contrast between Diane in 2009 and Diane in 2018 shows how much she became a shell of her former self. She went straight from a meek and gentle girl who was so excited to meet Bojack to a cold and jaded woman who now wants nothing to do with him.

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*For a lot of people, the whole subplot with [=BoJack=] and his senile abusive mother Beatrice really hit close to home, especially when it came to her funeral.

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** Beatrice [[ICouldaBeenAContender threw away her chance at a wealthy life and a happy relationship]] to follow Butterscotch under the hopes that they could be a happy family. [[NotSoDifferent Much like [=BoJack=],]] she never got a good relationship out of it, and her husband died without ever giving her that chance. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Her life was worse knowing for sure that she gave up so much for a relationship that only amounted to heartache.]]

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