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This is a listing of citizens of Hollywoo unaffiliated to any group, business, agency or unrelated to showbiz altogether, all of which appear in a major and minor role or just mentioned by passing in Bojack Horseman.

For the main character index, see here.

For people related to Hollywoo ventures in any way, see here.

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Miscellaneous Residents

    Neal McBeal, the Navy Seal 
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Played by: Patton Oswalt

A returning Navy Sealnote  who starts feuding with BoJack over some muffins.


  • Aggressive Negotiations: If you're willing to call them negotiations, which is stretching the term a bit too much. While being a somewhat wronged party, Neal demands BoJack apologies and some form of "compensation" over buying the muffins in a fit of pettiness, and he's too willing to use the news to coerce him into doing so.
  • All Issues Are Political Issues: Frames BoJack taking his muffins as a sign of Bojack's disrespect for the army, and therefore for American values.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: Is he a Navy SEALnote  or a literal Navy Sealnote ?
  • Anti-Villain: He's an entitled jerkass, true, but BoJack is just as petty and entitled in this case.
  • Cheated Angle: He's always shown head-on.
  • Chest of Medals: His uniform is covered in medals that indicate his military accomplishments.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He's angry that BoJack isn't treating him the respect he thinks he's due as a returning soldier.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: His response to BoJack taking the last box of his favourite brand of muffins is to whip up a media frenzy targeting him.
  • Entitled Bastard: The whole reason why the conflict started was because BoJack stolenote  Neal's muffins and he wanted justice.
  • Evil Is Petty: He's not evil but he is petty. See above.
  • Four-Star Badass: How he likes to present himself .
  • I Shall Taunt You: His and Tom Jumbo-Grumbo's tactic to get BoJack to respond to their accusations, knowing that he can't handle criticism.
  • It's the Principle of the Thing: He doesn't really care about the muffins, he just wanted to get back at BoJack for his perceived disrespect.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He does raise a good point that BoJack doesn't care about the feelings of others and feels entitled to everything since he's a celebrity.
  • Kick the Dog: He goes out of his way to annoy and inconvenience BoJack over a simple box of muffins.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Given BoJack also went out of his way to inconvenience McBeal over a simple box of muffins, his actions are slightly justified.
  • Knight Templar: He firmly believes he's standing up for vetrans by engaging in his petty feud.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After the demanded public apology goes south, he drops his feud with BoJack as pointless.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the end, he never gets the muffins that started the whole feud. BoJack instead gives him stale hamburger buns and an insincere apology.
  • Malicious Slander: His attack strategy against BoJack is to defame him until he explains himself.
  • Never Accepted in His Hometown: He portrays himself this way, as a hero not accepted by the people he protects. Given the way the public rallies behind him, it's not true.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appears in "BoJack Hates The Troops".
  • Starter Villain: The first antagonist BoJack has to face against on-screen.
  • Tautological Templar: Whatever he does, Neal believes that he's doing it for fair and justified reasons. Of course, some people may think otherwise.

    Prison Gangs (Aryan Nation & Latin Kings) 
Klaus (Aryan Leader) played by: Chris Parnell
Latin Kings Leader played by: Horatio Sanz

Two gangs Todd joins while in prison. Lead by Klaus and an unnamed goat respectively.


  • Affably Evil: Both are very friendly to Todd despite being gang members. Until they found out Todd was two-timing them, then they both tried to kill him.
  • Ambiguously Gay: To further establish the "two dates to the prom" analogy, the two gang leaders act like they're dating Todd. Klaus even brought flowers.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Or at least Beware the Affably Evil Ones. Both leaders are laid-back guys who treat potential recruits with respect. However, if someone crosses them, he won't hesitate to kill them.
  • The Cartel: The Latin Kings.
  • Enemy Mine: At the end of the prison riot, the Aryans and Latins both put aside their differences to try and murder Todd.
  • Fantastic Racism: Subverted, while the Aryan Nation are whites-only and the Latin Kings are Hispanics, both gangs have human and animal members. Apparently in this show, race/ethnicity transcends species.
  • Friendly Enemy: Surprisingly, considering how racist real Aryan gangs are, Klaus and the Latin Kings leader seem to get along well. When trying to sway Todd to their sides, they try to make their gang look good, instead of making the other look bad. Reaches its apex when they're both agreeing to bury the hatchet after a vicious Prison Riot between the two... by cheerfully trying to curb-stomp Todd.
  • Playing Both Sides: Todd gets recruitment offers from both gangs, and is unsure which one he favors, so he (rather naively) tries to join both of them. When they find out, they aren't pleased.
  • Prison Riot: Upon realizing that Todd had (unintentionally) double-crossed them both, the two gangs get into a deadly fight that kills multiple inmates and guards, before they focus on attacking Todd.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: The Aryan Nation.

    Alex 
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Played by: Joel McHale

A very normal person and definitely-not-a-spy who, just like Wanda, has just woken from a 30-year old coma and is just trying to adjust himself to the new world.


  • Accidental Aesop: He did learn something; there's no need for a counter ideology to battle capitalism, capitalism will destroy and consume itself anyway!
  • Affably Evil: Personable, nice and a proud KGB agent.
  • Ambiguous Allegiance: At first, he seems to be firmly on the Soviet Union side, but after finding out that the USSR has fallen and that there are plenty of decent Americans, he changes sides and tries to follow their way of life. However, during the collapse of Todd's Disneyland, Alex's comments about capitalism destroying itself cast some doubt about whether he really wants to change or he's just pretending.
  • Ambiguously Evil: He's a KGB agent, but he's quite personable and we never see him do anything terrible onscreen.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Wanda, much to BoJack's chagrin. They're both from different times, they are in new positions in the world and they're struggling to catch up with the present.
  • Commonality Connection: Connects with Wanda immediately since they're both dealing with the effects of their 30-year comas.
  • Dirty Communist: He's in reality a covert agent and spy for the KGB, working while the USSR was still a thing. Ironically, when BoJack tries to expose him as such, this only earns him more sympathy since he's coping with the fact that he no longer has a job or a place in the new world.
  • Fake Defector: Implied with his speech at the end of "Yesterdayland", since he hasn't completely abandoned the "capitalism is bad" ideas. To be fair, this might be just an ideology and not him reverting to his old ways.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: A former KGB agent who has trouble getting used to the new state of things. The fact that, like Wanda, he's been on a coma for 30 years doesn't help at all.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Is he still in the Communist wave? Has he changed viewpoints? Is he getting back on his old ways because he feels it's the only way he's comfortable? Or he has just realized the irony of not having to do anything while capitalism destroys itself?
  • Honesty Is the Best Policy: While BoJack outed him first, he was planning on confessing his past to everyone he met as part of changing his ways and starting a new life. Of course, given how quickly he reverts, how honest he was it's up for debate.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Maybe. It's hard to completely confirm since he seemed genuine in his desire to change, but at the same time he's still a terrorist against capitalism at heart.
  • The Mole: The reason why he was meeting with everyone. It's rendered null by the fact that his employers, the URSS and KGB, have since disappears during the time he was out of action.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: Inverted surprisingly. Alex manages to hide his true intentions very well and only starts behaving in suspicious ways once he's been outed as a formar spy.
  • Romantic False Lead: He is introduced as a possible romantic partner for Wanda, before becoming the first metaphorical obstacle in their relationship.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: He's having a real hard time accepting that the world he once knew is gone now and he has to adapt with the current times.
  • Why We Are Bummed Communism Fell: He used to be a KGB agent who ended going into a coma that lasted around 30 years during which the USSR collapsed. Now, he practically is without a job.

    Oxnard the Accountant 
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Played by: Jake Johnson

Mr. Peanutbutter's long-suffering meerkat accountant, who's often forced to help advise with financing Todd's and Peanutbutter's ridiculous business schemes.


  • Beleaguered Assistant: The very definition of this trope.
  • Big "NO!": Gives one as Mr. Peanutbutter drives him back to work.
  • Butt-Monkey: Comes with being the accountant to Mr. Peanutbutter. Later, in Season 3, he is literally dragged away from his family to work, and the playhouse he constructed for his son is destoyed by Bojack and Sarah Lynn. To add insult to injury, Sarah criticizes his building skills afterwards.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: His sarcastic suggestion regarding spaghetti strainers ultimately saves the day in the Season 3 finale, when the strainers are used to save Pacific Ocean City.
  • Honest Advisor
  • I Was Just Joking: Sarcastically suggests a spaghetti strainer hat as a business idea. Mr. Peanutbutter takes him seriously.
  • Only Sane Man: As Mr. Peanutbutter's accountant, he has to deal with the stupid ideas he and Todd come up with, much to his chagrin.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": Does this whenever Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd pitch a new idea to him.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Subverted: Mr. Peanutbutter literally drags him away from his son when he tries to spend time with him.
    • Ironically, his favorite song is the Trope Namer, "Cat's in the Cradle", which he wanted to listen to with his son.
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    The Closer 

Played by: Candice Bergen

When you do bad things, you have something you can point to when people eventually leave you. It's not you, you tell yourself. It's that bad thing you did.

An incredibly talented negotiator working for the L.A Gazette. She contacts Bojack in order to try and get him to keep being subscribed to the Gazette, but ends up giving him excellent advice as well.


  • The Ace: Intelligent, caring and knows the ins and outs of people like the back of her hand. Her wall is adorned with Employee of the Month awards for a reason.
  • Ambiguous Species: She has grey colored hands, so she is definitely not human.
  • Anti-Villain: Incredibly downplayed. She's not evil at all, gives out excellent advice and actually helps Bojack, but it's all for the selfish motive of keeping him subscribed to her company's paper.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Why she's so successful. She can easily understand why a client is the way they are with little effort.
  • The Dreaded: Her power is feared by everyone below her.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Her face is never shown: only her sitting at her computer, turned away from the viewer.
  • Mundane Utility: She's a highly educated, polite, persuasive, patient and compassionate woman with an amazing emotional and inter-personal intelligence. The L.A. Gazette takes full advantage of all of these qualities by having her convince angry customers to keep their newspaper subscriptions. There's also J.O.H.N.N.Y., a flying drone she has at her disposal, which is presumably able to reach any place in or around L.A. almost instantly. She uses it to offer refreshments to her customers through the phone.
  • Politeness Judo: Is polite, helpful, and sympathetic to callers, so they'll feel bad about wanting to cancel their subscription.
  • The Shrink: Version three: The Awesome Shrink. She gives great advice, clearly understands Bojack and sets him on a better path by the end of the episode.
  • The Social Expert: She is able to work out BoJack's personal issues, set him on a path to deal with them, and gets him to retain his subscription to her paper, over the course of one phone call.

    Miles the Intern 

Played by: Hannibal Buress

An intern at Felicity Huffman's reality TV show. He briefly dates Hollyhock.


  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, he looks like a decent guy who genuinely likes Hollyhock, but is willing to dump her to get his script discovered by an agent. A realistic example, since he's never really shown to be that bad of a guy, just selfish enough to let good things go to waste.
  • Butt-Monkey: Discussed. Being an intern, Miles mentions being at the bottom of the pecking order and having to do menial jobs. It comes with the job description, apparently; being a slave in name only. Although, because of his low importance, he can roam freely and do whatever he wants.
  • Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": In-Universe. He's an aspiring writer and as per their agreement, gives BoJack a spec script to shop around. Given his description of the main concept, it's clearly just a biographical comedy about him. BJ is not impressed.
  • Interspecies Romance: He enters a brief relationship with Hollyhock, a horsegirl.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a blue beanie.
  • Only One Name: Miles, just Miles.

    Vance Waggoner 

Played by: Bobby Cannavale

One of the most controversial movie stars in Hollywood, Waggoner has slipped in and out of people's minds due to a long list of misdemeanors (including some of the most disgusting, over-the-top behavior any celebrity would dare to replicate) which have threatened his career over the years. Now hoping for work, Waggoner is approached by Princess Carolyn to star in Philbert, which is only a recipe for disaster... if only BoJack wasn't already taking an accidental shot at Waggoner.


  • Allegorical Character: He's a stand-in for all male celebrities who have maintained a career despite accusations (and sometimes evidence) of abusive behavior, with one or two references to specific celebrity controversies (such as his drunken rant at the police officer a la Mel Gibson's 2006 arrest tape).
  • Ascended Extra: A one-shot character in season 5, he returns to play a significant part in the second half of the final season.
  • Asshole Victim: Whenever he gets in trouble, it's almost a given he deserves it. Shame it never sticks.
  • Ax-Crazy: Completely unstable, violent and very quick to anger. That's assuming he won't switch back and forth between insane and rude in seconds.
  • Backhanded Apology: He's gotten so used to getting his way in and out of trouble, he can recite half-hearted apologies the same way someone would tell a lame joke.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Mostly because regardless of what the person in question has done for him, he's bound to offend them almost immediately all without a care in the world.
  • Chronic Villainy: No matter how many times he's caught doing horrible shit to others and being a dangerous psychopath to other people, he's always back to doing the same over and over again. Even with the apology cleanse he gets from Hollywoo every time he returns, it doesn't occur to him that maybe he could stop doing it, if only to save himself the trouble of doing fake apologies and shame walks. Then again, he might caught on to the fact his infamy might add to his "bad boy" myth...
  • Domestic Abuse: He has even strangled his wife at least once before. He also (verbally) threatened his teenage daughter.
  • Easily Forgiven: His antics are considered to give him a natural bad-boy vibe by Hollywoo executives, so when he does something that would be a career-killer for an actress or any other professional, he's actually doing himself a favour.
  • Hate Sink: Up to Eleven. Not once in his entire appearance is this scumbag made to be likable or cool, but in addition to being a waste of a human being who has engaged in domestic violence, sexual harassment, possible pedophilia, among other horrible stuff, and feels only paper-thin regret in how it affected his career; he's also a backstabber who will bail on any project if a better one comes along, and has no respect for anyone: co-workers, his publicist, and even his own family included.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: He's very much a Politically Incorrect Villain who definitely has some preferred hate targets, but he's antagonistic towards everyone to varied extents, with the thin veneer of charm only appearing when there's something in it for him.
  • Hypocrite: Despite being a known wife-basher, he claims to have become a feminist ally just to try and improve his reputation.
  • Jerkass: He's racist, sexist, violently abusive to his own family, and just an overall douchebag to everyone around him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Douchebag he may be, Vance is entirely correct that Philbert is full of misogyny and sexism. Too bad he genuinely doesn't care about that and just uses the bad press to save his own career.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Despite any claims he's made about his misbehavior being a thing of the past, he hasn't really changed at all.
  • Laughably Evil: His actions are never condoned, but most of the things he's described as having done are so ludicrous, over-the-top, and offensive, it's impossible not to laugh. Not to say anything about his pathetically insincere apologies.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Vance Waggoner is a thinly veiled parody of Mel Gibson, with a touch of Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, and any other celebrity with a bad-boy reputation. His drunken antisemitic outburst is even directly based on a real DUI incident from 2006 involving Mel Gibson.
  • Pet the Dog: When BoJack's name becomes mud, he becomes the horse's new sponsor for AA and casts him in a movie. He also gives him legitimate advice to embrace his new persona and give the public what they want.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Misogyny and sexism aside, he's also made racist rants against Jewish, Swedish, and Chinese people.
  • Shadow Archetype: He displays a lot of traits that Bojack has either tried to move away from, or he would draw the line at. As much of a jerkass that Bojack can be, he's not a particularly violent person. This comes to a head when Bojack is caught strangling his own girlfriend (albeit under the influence of drugs). Unlike Vance however, Bojack suffers guilt from his actions and takes earnest steps to repent his mistake, despite being able to get away with it as easily as Vance does.
  • The Sociopath: A realistic example. Egotistical, highly narcissistic, superficially charming, completely shameless, devoid of any empathy (even for his own family), and constantly engaging in dangerously illegal behavior against better judgement.
  • Some of My Best Friends Are X: When Vance gets caught in a DUI arrest, he goes into a long tirade against women and Jews. Once he's forced to give a statement in A Ryan Seacrest Type's radio show, he brings his Jewish "friend" (and associate) Mark Feuerstein to show that no, he's totally not antisemitic.
  • Straw Character: He exists solely to show how famous men are held to a lower standard.
  • Straw Misogynist: He outright admits that he has no respect for women, not even for his own wife and daughter.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Zig-zagged with him offering to become Bojack's sponsor in the final season. While he ultimately demonstrates that he hasn't changed at all and puts Bojack in the situation which causes him to relapse, he also produces and directs Horny Unicorn for Bojack to star in with no strings attached, which the series finale revealed was a huge success and has revitalized Bojack's career.
  • Villain Has a Point: In the last season, he tells Bojack to embrace his new persona and give the public what they want in having someone to hate. Vance points out that if he can make a comeback, then so can the horse. Sure enough, the next year Bojack's career is revived thanks to the film they make together.

    J.D. Salinger 
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Played by: Alan Arkin

A famous novelist known for The Catcher in the Rye...and not much else. Tired of writing and pressure from the public, he ends Faking the Dead and becomes a Reclusive Artist, at least until Princess Carolyn finds him and gets him started on MBN and Hollywoo.


  • Alternate History: This universe's J.D. Salinger is still alive. It should be stated that while it would be cool, there's no way the real Salinger is Faking the Dead at all.
  • A Father to His Men: A stern, grumpy Parental Substitute with no sense of humor, but a father figure, nonetheless, especially in his interactions with Todd and Mia.
  • Artist Disillusionment: In-Universe, this is the reason why he faked his own death. He was tired of the constant demands from fans of The Catcher in the Rye, as well as pressure to write a new book and increasing dislike for the médium. Princess Carolyn pulls him out of retirement by telling him that in Hollywoo, nobody ever reads, meaning he could start anew.
  • Badass Boast: To the team of his show.
    J. D. Salinger: Listen up, everyone. What you are part of tonight is bigger than you. It's bigger than any of us. I expect all of you to work together. But I also expect that one of you will tower above the rest. And that outstanding individual will receive this pen. It was through this pen that I bled Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters upon the page. Also, it has four different colors. Black, red, blue and for some reason, green. By the end of tonight, this pen will be bestowed upon the person most deserving. Because nothing is more important than television, and no one more important than the people who make that television. Now, let's get to work.
  • Berserk Button: Eventually the fact that people in Hollywoo don't know any of his works becomes a sore subject for him. The final nail in his and Princess Carolyn's working relationship is when she's unable to identify a reference to his short story collection "Nine Stories".
  • Black Sheep Hit: In-Universe. The Catcher in the Rye is this for him, admitting that once it got published, the public wanted more in the same style in spite of his desire to do other things.
  • Byronic Hero: Played for Laughs. He's passionate, driven, jaded, selfish and quite pushy because he wants to create the perfect TV show. Even his grandiose demands are nothing more than Mundane Made Awesome.
  • The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Despite his cover being a simple bicycle shop owner, he never really bothered learning anything about bikes to keep up the charade. As such, when Princess Carolyn comes looking for him, his cover is blown within the first few seconds.
  • Creator Backlash: In-Universe. Once fed up with writing, he reinvents himself as a loner with no traces to his former life. He also often expresses regret about certain of his novels, especially certain elements he sees in Hollywoo's everyday life that might have fit better in the context (according to him, anyway).
  • Creator Breakdown: In-Universe. He ended up jaded and cynical about his passion of writing, eventually to the point of wanting to leave everything behind and do something else. The only reason he decides to make it big into Hollywoo is because he's informed hardly anybody reads anymore.
  • Despair Event Horizon: J.D. is tired of writing and how much disappointment and so little fulfillment he has gotten out of doing it, so he decides to fake his death and become a bicycle seller. Princess Carolyn shows up to sway him to Hollywoo's comforting wings.
  • Developers' Foresight: Non-videogame variation. It'd be easier to proclaim Salinger and his Mission Control as Crazy-Prepared, given the many deviations the game takes and how truly unpredictable the tests are. They still pull it off with great results.
  • Drunk with Power: Upon being given full control of his own TV show, Salinger starts playing a mean game of Prima Donna Director, with every single thing having to go according to plan and unreasonably high expectations from the crew and participants, all fitting within his design and vision.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More subdued, and exasperated, but a snarker still.
  • Faking the Dead: The poor guy, having become cynical towards writing, pretended to have died and went into seclusion, starting a bike shop, just to get away from his legacy and everything else.
  • Giver of Lame Names: He gives his fairly simplistic game show an Overly Long Title.
  • A God Am I: He proclaims himself as such while directing his show in MBN. Most of the problems Bojack faces in the game show that are not caused by Mr. Peanutbutter are a direct consequence of Salinger's demented whims.
  • It Will Never Catch On: One can literally see the gears switching in Princess Carolyn's head from "this is gonna be huge" to "This Is Gonna Suck" when Salinger pitches a Cliché Storm with a Overly Long Name to MBN for a TV show. Fortunately, because the network head is Wanda Pierce, the show gets green lighted.
  • Jerkass: Short tempered, demanding and willing to exploit other people's feelings for what he considers "higher art". That an artist who once valued honesty and frankness over aesthetic goes mad with power once released of any constraints only serves to underscore how Inherent in the System it is to become carried away with your desires and ideals in a place as rampant with excesses and vacuous morons as Hollywoo.
    I'll tell you when it's too far. This is my art, goddamn it. I'm J. goddamn D. goddamn Salinger, and I want rain!
  • Large Ham: He starts as The Quiet One, but as the creator of his own show, he soon starts ranting and chewing the scenery in order to get things done.
  • Mad Artist: He has quite an interesting take on what's artistic.
  • Mean Boss: To Todd, for a brief time at least, and, to some degree, towards Mia. Nothing gets in the line of making a good show, emotions especially.
  • Mission Control: His main worksite, in which he handles every single thing that happens in Hollywoo Stars & Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things? Let's Find Out!, and when it should happen. In short, like Big Brother if his plaything was a TV show.
  • Old Master: Played With. Within the walls of MBN Network, he's probably the most experienced person in any room he's in; but being new to the television and media business makes him a Fish out of Water, both a blessing (he wants to be as nondescript as possible) and a curse (he has to start from scratch in Hollywoo). He catches up for the most part.
  • Put On The Bus: He hasn't been seen ever since joining Gecko-Rabitowitz.
  • Reclusive Artist: In-Universe. After failing to deal with the stress of celebrity status, Salinger faked his death and opened a bike shop in order to avoid dealing with people who would recognize him. Princess Carolyn convinces him to turn from literature to TV.
  • Renowned Selective Mentor: The reason why Mia and Todd desperately want to impress him: He wants someone who will tower above everyone and subjects himself to anything but the highest demands and quality of work. Anything short of that won't do for him.
  • Rousing Speech: See Badass Boast.
  • Serious Business: Network television, since it's his best shot at doing what he believes is true art.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: When Pinky mentions wanting to continue the show of Hollywoo Stars & Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things? Let's Find Out!, Salinger instead pulls the plug right there, admitting that he doesn't want the show to overstay its welcome and that it has served its purpose: Now people know if celebrities know anything.
  • So Proud of You: By the end of "Let's Find Out", Salinger has declared Mia as the true hero of the night after saving the transmission of the program, to the point of giving her the pen, his respect and lampshade her importance to the staff.
  • Small Reference Pools: One of the main selling points Princess Carolyn presents to him in order to aboard the Hollywoo ship: hardly anybody in there would recognize him, let alone identify one of his works, so he's got a clean slate. She previously proved her point by failing to guess which were his works while introducing herself:
    Princess Carolyn: I wanna say The Hobbi...
    Princess Carolyn: Look. I'm an agent. It doesn't matter whether I've read your work.
  • Starting a New Life: He tried to do so after faking his death. Alas, his plan had one flaw: he seriously didn't knew anything about selling bikes to customers.
  • Student and Master Team: With Mia, who's not only The Apprentice, but also an Hypercompetent Sidekick to the already competent Salinger.
  • That Man Is Dead: After resurfacing back into business, this time in Hollywoo, one of J.D.'s main goals is to distance himself as much as possible from his writer days, wanting to carve a reputation of a producer. Although he still brags about his books from time to time to impress his peers.
  • The Last Straw: For him, the fact that Princess Carolyn failed to recognize one of the most obvious references to his work Nine Stories is the final insult and leads to him to renounce VIM and move to Gekko-Rabitowitz.
  • What Could Have Been: In-Universe. During the Kiss Cam shot with BoJack and Mr. Peanutbutter, Salinger laments that he didn't have one for The Catcher in the Rye. Oh, well, just another regret of many.

Youth

    Vincent Adultman 
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Played By: Alison Brie
Debut: "Horse Majeur"
Final Appearance: "After The Party" (official); "Higher Love" (cameo)

An adult who goes out with Princess Carolyn. Allegedly, but only according to BoJack, he is actually three kids in a trenchcoat. Claims to have a son named Kevin, although if the three kids theory is true, Kevin is actually just the kid playing his head.


  • Ass in a Lion Skin: It's obvious that "Vincent" is basically three kids on top of one another in an attempt to get in a bar and get some alcohol. Their right arm is a broom, for Pete's sake. Nevertheless, everyone who meets "him" not only doesn't question him about this, but easily accepts and believes what they pretend to be.
  • Blatant Lies: After being seen as his "actual" self - Kevin - Princess Carolyn angrily confronts him over having seen what was obviously his son.
    P.C.: Are there other secrets I don't know about?
    Vincent: Uhhh nope!
  • Children Are Innocent: Despite the fact that "he" snuck inside a bar to get alcohol, Vincent is probably the most idealistic and caring person in Hollywoo. He's also clueless when it comes to adult relationships or exactly how wrong in reality is that he and Princess Carolyn are dating, but he still gives the old college try.
  • Clark Kenting: Vincent? Three children stacked on top of each other in a trench coat? Ha! Pull the other leg! Even after Princess Carolyn sees the top child, Kevin, without the trenchcoat, she becomes convinced that Kevin is "Vincent's" son. Kevin decides to roll with that.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: In this case, for being used by three kids.
  • Damned by a Fool's Praise: As it turns out, Vincent used to be the consultant for PB Livin when it came to when to invest. This explains why the company ends up wasting a lot a money and ultimately goes bankrupt.
  • Free-Range Children: They never seem to have any problem being out alone for hours at a time. Kevin at one point mentions moms working full time and taking night classes so they're desperate for their kids to be quiet is what he thinks is normal.
  • Given Name Reveal: The kid on top of the other two is named Kevin.
  • Hidden Depths: You wouldn't expect three kids in a trench coat pretending to be an adult turn out to be a decent person and earn a happy ending, but "he" does.
  • Irony: The three kids in a trenchcoat are more emotionally mature than the bunch of grownups they hang out with. Then again, considering what a Dysfunction Junction the cast is, it's probably intentional.
  • Hugh Mann: Vincent Adultman.
  • Kid Has a Point: Part of the reason why nobody believes BoJack's (rightly) claims of his disguise and child-like appearance is that Vincent often shows enough emotional maturity and gives sensible advice.
  • Masquerade: Everyone thinks he's a real adult. The only one who sees him for who he is is BoJack and he's ignored when he brings it up.
  • Nice Guy: Very much so. The "guy" is hardly malicious and always willing to give people advice and consolation.
  • Not What It Looks Like: When Princess Carolyn sees a kid who looks just like Vincent and concludes that Vincent must have a wife and kid he's not telling her about, "Vincent" rushes over to explain: he's divorced, and the kid she saw is his son. Vincent is definitely not the same person as that kid, because that would be crazy!
  • Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation: His job making "business transactions" at the "business factory."
  • Old Man Marrying a Child: With Princess Carolyn. An unique variation in that she is unaware of it and he (they) are too innocent to fully understand what's happening.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Despite how flimsy his disguise is and how transparent his lies are (claiming to work at a "Business factory"), which only BoJack ever calls out, he somehow maintains a relationship with Princess Carolyn.
  • Pet the Dog: At the end of "Horse Majeur", Vincent pats BoJack in the mane with his broom hand. BoJack begrudgingly admits that he rather likes it and that it kinda tickles.
  • Precocious Crush: Considering that Vincent seems to be happy with Princess Carolyn, it may be possible that Kevin has one on her.
  • Put on a Bus: He disappears during season 2 after Princess Carolyn breaks up with him. He makes a cameo in the next episode, though, as PB Livin's "Business advisor".
  • Second Love: To Princess Carolyn, at least until they break up.
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: Being literally three kids in a trench coat, Vincent "Adultman" approaches most adult problems before him in terms and solutions a child can understand. Like taking a time-out from his relationship with Princess Carolyn to understand why he was so cranky with her, causing him to realize he was wrong and that he loves her.
  • Totempole Trench: He's three kids in a trench coat with a broom and a prop hand for arms.
  • Understanding Boyfriend: To Princess Carolyn, after she breaks up with BoJack.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Played with. The three boys in a trench coat are definitely children, with children's limited understanding of adult business and relationships, but their Simple-Minded Wisdom impress the adults around them so much that nobody (save BoJack) ever suspects that "he" might not be an adult. How could someone so wise just be a kid (or kids)?!

    Irving Jannings 
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Played by: Amy Schumer
Debut: "Chickens"

Kelsey Jannings's daughter, who ends taking a ride along with Diane while her mother and Bojack finish the Secretariat shots. Later, they become fugitives when they help Todd hide a chicken from the slaughterhouse.


  • Adorably Precocious Child: Well, "adorable" wouldn't be the right world to describe her, but her attempts to present herself as a grown-up despite signs of immaturity and strict design of her future as she tells Diane earns her points.
  • Adult Fear: Having your child being chased for being part of a crime, with a savage chicken along the ride and the police on their tail? Yep. BoJack lampshades this in the worst way possible:
    Bojack: Kelsey, every second you waste trying to find another ride, your daughter gets closer to getting her eyes poked out by a mutant chicken. Or worse, death. Or slightly better, teen pregnancy! Or worse again, salmonella'.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: During their brief time together, Irving boasts about wanting to help and make a change in the world, while chastising Diane about her "playing it safe" attitude. By the end of the Chicken 4 Dayz incident, she's scared out of her mind and ends in the Police Station handcuffed alongside Diane and Todd.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: One of the reasons why Kelsey passes her towards Diane. She loves the kid, but she inherited the family attitude of being an active smartass and Kelsey really needs to finish today's work.
  • Break the Believer: By the end of her only appearance, she seems to be coming to terms with how little she can do in the world:
    Irving: So, after all that, the only thing that saved Becca was that BoJack was friends with Drew Barrymore?
    Bojack: Yep.
    Irving: So, did anything we did matter?
    Bojack: Nope.
    • Thankfully, Diane and Todd pull her out of this state shortly after.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Irving is 'not a name usually used for women. Then, again, since Kelsey seems to have feminist views, it may have been intentional.
  • Has Two Mommies: Her mother, Kelsey, is a variation of a Butch Lesbian. Then, there's the fact of her unseen other mom..
  • Innocent Bystander: Just like Diane, she's kind of dragged into the chicken hiding plot. Unlike Diane, she embraces the possibility and tries to help as much as she can.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like mother, like daughter.
  • Like Parent, Like Child: It's fairly easy to see Irving is Kelsey's daughter: age and approach besides, they have some facial similarities, same temperament, usually frowny faces and pretty cynical attitude with a greatly disaffected view of the world, although Kelsey still has some hope for the world.
  • Morality Pet: Besides Todd, Irving is the only person Kelsey's constantly nice to.
  • Multicolored Hair: The top part of her hair is blonde while the bottom part is brown.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: Before her attention is picked up by the Chicken plot, Irving spend most of her time during the carpool with Diane texting and watching her phone instead of making conversation.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: A rare teenager example, which also exemplifies her stern and completely disconnected attitude towards most things in Hollywoo.
  • Soapbox Sadie: Very passionate about the things she believes in. In fact, most of the actions Diane takes about Becka in the latter half of the episode happen because of a subtle pushing from Irving's part.
  • Take Care of the Kids: The original plan was for Irving to spend a day with Diane, going anywhere as long as they stayed out of trouble while Kelsey would finish work on the Secretariat movie. And yet, things aren't meant to go as planned.
  • Wise Beyond Her Years: Very much. Or at least she tries to.

    Emily 
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Played by: Abbi Jacobson
First appearance: "Zoes And Zeldas"
Official Debut: "Love And/Or Marriage"

Todd's girlfriend who, after being ignored too many times, abandoned him. In Season 3 she returns and gets back together with Todd when they reunite at a wedding rehearsal. They found "Cabracadabra", a taxi service with women drivers, later on.


  • Adorkable: Self-important, yet with enough innocence that she'll gush about whatever idea she comes up with, especially when it involves her crush Todd. Also, don't mention her about any of her Dark Secrets; she'll get flustered and lie badly.
  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Emily's fling with BoJack started with them meeting at the hotel bar where the wedding rehearsal Emily's friend ensued. They briefly talk and she orders a whiskey. Cut to them in bed together.
  • Ascended Extra: Starting as a background character in season 1, Emily has a larger part in Todd's storyline in season 3.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Two instances.
    • Her original wardrobe, as shown in "Zoes And Zeldas" and "The Bojack Horseman Show", involved a small white t-shirt stopping midways through the torso.
    • Her dress in "Love And/Or Marriage" exposes her belly button by an aperture in the middle of it.
  • The Bus Came Back: She'll reappear in season 5, which doesn't bode well for Todd and Yolanda's relationship. Well, that and Yolanda's mother....
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: And if she attempts it, she'll be as conspicuous as possible. Ask BoJack. Or Todd even.
  • Character Development: During the 2007 flashback, Emily wasn't convinced that Todd couldn't just not like anyone. But the season 3 finale has her fully accept Todd coming out as asexual.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In "Zoes and Zeldas". She has a much larger role in season 3.
  • Flipping the Bird: After getting fed up with Todd's blatant disregard of her, she finally flips him off and goes on her own way.
  • Henpecked Husband: Gender Inverted, courtesy of Todd and his playing addiction and her failures at trying to get his attention. After her return, she briefly sinks in this again after she fails to get Todd to notice her as a woman.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Emily and Todd care about each other very much, but she has very strong sexual needs while he's asexual.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Emily really cares about Todd, which is why she tells him BoJack "hasn't been a good friend to him" which eventually pushes Todd to finally leave that toxic friendship, is supportive of his asexuality and his relationship with Yolanda (even if the latter doesn't work out in the long run), and creates an asexual dating website for him.
  • Nice Girl: Her desperate need for sex aside, she is really sweet, supportive, and nice who genuinely cares about Todd and immediately accepts him as who he is when he finds he may be asexual.
  • New Old Flame: To Todd. Emily used to be his girlfriend and their encounter sets them to be a potential couple, until it's subverted when Todd's reticence in sealing the deal leads him to come out as asexual.
  • Not Listening to Me, Are You?: Well, of course not. Doesn't stop her from trying like hell.
  • Ostentatious Secret: Deconstructed. While they slip right through Todd, Emily's attempts to cover up her workout session with BoJack involve being as suspicious as possible, stuttering and avoiding questions about betrayals. People suspect something, sure, but not the ones she's hiding the secret from. Gets worse after she comes clean about it: Todd still doesn't know what happened, but for her to get so upset, it must have been something big. She doesn't say it, which makes Todd's imagination to run wild. This leads to a tragic falling out between the friends.
  • Playing the Victim Card: Unwittingly. Emily willingly slept with BoJack after failing to get through Todd, but through a mixture of guilt, responsibility and friendship started to feel the burden of keeping quiet about it especially when the Abracadabra business took off and she was forced to see him every day. Eventually, Emily couldn't handle it and vaguely hinted Todd what had happened while acknowledging she and BoJack "hadn't been good friends to him". The ambiguousness of her expressions made it seem like he took advantage of her in Todd's eyes, although he was willing to give it the benefit of doubt. It's rendered moot anyway since what implodes the relationship between them is BoJack justifying himself and failing to admit his part of the guilt.
  • Rage Breaking Point: After time and time again trying to get him to notice her and to get up and stop playing with the game, she finally realizes that Todd is not gonna do any of those things, so she gives him the finger, gets her stuff and cuts the ties.
  • Relationship Revolving Door: Emily has this kind of relationship with Todd, dating back to 2007 when his irresponsibility drives her away and restarted in 2015 when they reencounter in a restaurant and connect again. Then, it's "off" again when Emily leaves Cabracadabra and "on" when they bury the hatchet and start over as Just Friends. They briefly toy with the idea of getting back together against in Season 5, but agree they're Better as Friends.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Does this after getting fed up with Todd's irresponsibility. And she does it again to Todd in season 3 after the guilt gets the better out of her. So much that she even suggests Todd should cut her off from the company's earnings. He's having none of it.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man:
    • Even though she left Todd because of his addiction to a game, she really appreciates how sweet and thoughtful he is.
    • Come Season 4, the Incompatible Orientation with Todd's asexuality has caused them to drift apart, as she's only seen in the first episode, and her parting words (aside from sending Todd a gift of a "Drone Throne") were that she does need sexual gratification in a relationship to be happy, which Todd was unable to provide.
  • So Bad, It's Good: In-Universe. Her opinion on BoJack's failed 2007 show.
  • Suddenly Voiced: In season 3, after a silent cameo in season 1.
  • The Voiceless: In her first appearance, Emily doesn't utter a single word.
  • Wet Blanket Wife: The girlfriend variation. Justified, since playing Decapathon really is affecting Todd's life. His refusal to listen to any kind of advice leads to her leaving.

    Maude 
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Played by: Echo Gilette
A rabbit barista at Cinabunny who becomes involved with Todd.
  • Birds of a Feather: She's just as nice and silly as Todd.
  • CloudCuckoolander: As great of one as Todd.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a rabbit and she enters a relationship with Todd, who's human.
  • Last Girl Wins: Todd's final love interest and who he stays with by the series finale.
  • Nice Girl: Maude is shown to be a friendly and sweet young woman.
  • Romantic Asexual: She's in a relationship with Todd and both are asexual.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She's introduced to be a companion for Todd, and due to her late arrival on the show, we don't get to see much of her apart from Todd barring her first appearance at Cinnabunny (which mostly serves to establish the traits that convince BoJack to hook them up to begin with).
  • Stereotype Flip: Rabbits are infamous for their promiscuity and sex drive. Maude is asexual.
  • Women Are Wiser: A downplayed example. Maude is only slightly more serious than Todd but her silliness still exceeds her common sense.

Citizens

    The Lady Dogs 
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A pair of Recurring Extras that are often seen together in the background, talking and gossiping about anything that pops into their heads.


  • The Ditz: They're not very smart, to say the least. As for their survival rating, one only has to look at their favorite foods to know.
  • Fat and Skinny: One is a pink, slim Poodle with a quite nice figure. The other is a slightly overweight Corgi with curves abundant. They're also best friends.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They're rarely seen apart, save a few occasions.
  • Larynx Dissonance: They are voiced by men.
  • No Name Given: Their names are never mentioned onscreen.
  • Recurring Extra: Often seen in the background of many episodes, such as in "Bojack Hates The Troops" when discussing their love for chocolate, only seldomly interacting with the main characters as in "Out To Sea" when talking to BoJack about how they loved Secretariat.
  • Sweater Girl: The pudgy Corgi never goes out without her lavender patterns sweater.
  • Those Two Guys: Whenever they appear, it's for a one-off joke playing on their Animal Stereotypes or just a Funny Background Event, never interacting directly with any other character.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate. Yep. They simply love it, despite being very aware it might kill them, and just can't stop consuming it.
  • Too Dumb to Live: See Trademark Favorite Food above. And even when nothing has happened to either, they still dig into it, regardless of possible health concerns.
  • Valley Girl: Not the wardrobe, but certainly the accents.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The skinny dog lady has pink hair.

    Roxy 

Played By: Fielding Edlow

Diane's longtime friend.


  • Hairstyle Inertia: In a flashback to 2007, she has the exact same hair.
  • Satellite Character: Her only purpose in the story is to be a normal, non-celebrity sounding board for Diane and her issues.
    • In "Stupid Piece of Shit", just as it seems like we might find out more about her as Diane asks what's going on with her, Todd interrupts.
    • In "Xerox of a Xerox" Diane confesses she doesn't even know what Roxy's job is.

    Erica 

Played by: N/A

A long time friend of Mister Peanutbutter. He keeps bumping into her nearly everywhere, yet she never appears on screen.


  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied to have dealt with several severe injuries and a criminal record. She may or may not be a convicted sex offender.
    Mister Peanutbutter: ERICA! You know you're not allowed to vote in national elections!
  • The Ghost: She's often mentioned, but has never appeared on-screen.
  • Noodle Incident: Oh so many. Mister Peanutbutter brings several up, but never elaborates.
    Mister Peanutbutter: ERICA! You can't be here! This place is filled with children!
  • Phrase Catcher: "ERICA!"

    Jogging Baboon 
Played by: Jason Beghe

A baboon who frequently jogs by BoJack's house in the Hollywood Hills.


  • Cool Old Guy: Seems to be quite elderly, but is in excellent physical shape and offers good advice to fellow joggers.
  • Funny Background Event: He goes jogging past BoJack's house in almost every establishing shot in Season Two. Turns out to be a Meaningful Background Event in the season finale.
  • Holy Backlight: The sun behind him gives him an inspiration effect as he speaks to BoJack at the end of Season Two.
  • The Mentor: Unintentionally. He only means to give BoJack some advice on jogging, but said advice also happens to be applicable to the horse's deeper issues.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only speaks once, but it's to give BoJack some very wise advice.

Independent "Legal" Ventures

    Ayako 
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Played by: Minae Noji

Todd's new girlfriend in "Bojack Hates The Troops" who turns out to be a scam artist.


  • All for Nothing: All that time invested into scamming Todd into delivering his funds and as she finds out too late, he only has at best 83 dollars in his bank account.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In her first appearance, she comes off as a charming and nice woman who is talking through web cam with Todd, even if she already wants to know Todd's mother's maiden name. Later, she drops the sweet façade and yells at him for lying to her about being rich while only having a bit less than a hundred dollars.
  • Con Artist: One of her part time jobs, the other being a call center girl. Even then, she often uses her day job to give a more legal look to her scams.
  • Fauxreigner: She pretends to be actually living in Asia as part of the scam, even going as far as to pretend she doesn't speak English. When the plan goes sideways, she drops the act altogether and speaks with her normal voice. invoked
  • Hypocrite: When she finds out that Todd lied to her about being rich, she's furious... even though she also lied to him, with far worse motivation.
  • Karma Houdini: Downplayed. She never faces any repercussions for stealing money from Todd's (and possibly other people's) accounts, but given how little she gained from it and how furious she is at having wasted time and being lied to, it's safe to say she didn't get away with a lot either.
  • Kick the Dog: She's needlessly cruel to Todd once the gig's up and she doesn't get the money she thought she would.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As it turns out, her scam doesn't go the way she intended: she receives little money for it and has wasted a lot of time in planning. Sure, she isn't caught, but she has little to show for her actions.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Invoked by her carefully prepared appearance and movements.

    Bird Paparazzo 

Two very dumb and cruel papparazo who constantly try to take compromising pictures of celebrities to get a juicy settlement. Their pictures of BoJack and Sarah Lynn lead them down a very troubling road.


  • Aborted Arc: Their compromising pictures of BoJack and Sarah Lynn having sex are set up to play a big part in events to come. Then, it turns out that because they took the pictures without any sort of permission, they can be an easy target to Blackmail into delivering the pictures.
  • All for Nothing: After all the pains they have gone through to get in contact with BoJack to discuss a possible settlement for the pictures, they finally get to talk to his agent, who then calls their bluff and scams them out of the photos with no monetary compensation. Back to square one it is!
  • Animal Stereotypes: These two birdies hold jobs as Paparazzi and often use their normal abilities as such to snoop around private properties, gather dirt on celebrities and then offer a quantity of money in exchange for keeping the secret and not letting the pictures go public, just like real life Paparazzi.
  • Asshole Victim: The way they're treated by Vanessa and easily dismissed as nuisances is really harsh and normally, this would qualify for a Kick the Dog moment on her part, but these two are so inept, pathetic and cruel that it's kind of satisfying.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: It seems like a fitting metaphor has been settled for those moochers. Only by making them vultures would this be more appropriated.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: When the bird Paparazzi show up at her office wanting to talk to BoJack's agent about some possible compromising photos, Vanessa (temporarily being BoJack's agent) owns them by pretending to cave onto their demands, then instead point out the several legal issues that would arise for this two for invading private property, then adds the possibility of pining on them the murder of Tupac Shakur and finally forces them to give her the pictures in order to get the charges dropped.
  • Bit-Part Bad Guys: While they'd rather think themselves as masterminds and bigger threats, they're nothing but petty, opportunistic sleaze bags whose combined power barely edges toward being more than a nuisance in the midst of bigger beefs for BoJack and Co. to squish and making some of the series' Starter Villains look better by comparison.
  • Blackmail: The main purpose of the photos is to coerce BoJack, who appears in them, to pay a fee in exchange of keeping them under wraps. Of course, they didn't count on not being able to reach the guy or having his agent blackmail them instead.
  • Butt-Monkey: In their short screen time before becoming Recurring Extras, they go from one humiliating situation to another; first, they fail to get in contact personally with BoJack about the pictures, and when they do, they're not taken seriously or simply rebuffed; and finally, when they manage to get in touch with his agent to negotiate a kind of agreement, not only are they instead the ones being blackmailed, but they barely escape being framed for a murder and are forced to give the pictures and some money themselves.
  • Comically Small Demand: What's their demand in order for the photos go away? $150, each. Needless to say, the means in which they got the pictures end up biting them in the ass.
  • The Chew Toy: See Butt-Monkey as for the details and Asshole Victim as to why they kind of deserved it.
  • The Ditz: They're not that smart when it comes to shrewd business like extortion, specifically knowing the possible legal concerns that might arise from their actions. For future reference, getting an actual permission for entering a property instead of breaking in illegally before presenting any possible Blackmail material is advised. Also, don't try to outsmart a Hollywoo agent who knows the laws and how to exploit them better than you. Or just don't blackmail anyone, okay?
  • Early-Bird Cameo: During Ayako's tirade against Todd, the blue bird's picture appears in her monitor as one of her victims. Given how stupid he proves to be later on, it should come off as no surprise he fell for the scam or that he completely deserves it.
  • Faux Affably Evil: They will often pretend to act civil in order to get something they want (money or just plain food), but their conniving, greedy nature oozes through every single word and action they do. Even then, they return to being unpleasant jackasses or trying to play the victim card the moment things don't go their way.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Even Neal McBeal put up a bigger fight and had better resources.
  • Jerkass: Unpleasant, opportunistic douchebags with a serious entitlement attitude and smugness.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Two instances, with the bastards in question being themselves- first, when one of them is tricked into giving away personal information and probably gets his bank account robbed, and second, when they are threatened with legal action and scammed out of some additional money to add insult to injury.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: See above at some of the misfortunes they face and then look at some of their more charming qualities listed in here and then ask yourself if they didn't had it coming.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Not very good at it. Alas, points for trying, however futile it might be.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Well, there's their pestering of BoJack for bird seed, for starters and what gets them in trouble. Turns out, not only did they take the pictures of the deed between Sara Lynn and BoJack without any form of permission into private property, but they expected people to pay them in exchange for it. Then again, since they are paparazzo, Truth in Television.
  • Paparazzi: Their main line of working and boy, are they terrible at it.
  • The Peeping Tom: Well, it's in their line of work to provide particularly sleazy pictures of celebrities that might stir controversy. Then again, there are permissions for such activities..
  • Reality Ensues: Taking pictures of someone else, violating his privacy, is an illegal felony and is bound to cause you problems.
  • Slimeball: Not subtle or charming enough, these two are easily identified as scumbags with just money in their minds.
  • Smug Snake: As smug as completely out of their depth in what they do.
  • Stupid Crooks: At this point, this should go without saying. How else would you call someone who does an already morally questionable decision without getting the proper permit? Or one who proceeds to spill the beans about the picture without any form of legal protection? Or one who doesn't consider doing all of these things a really stupid idea?
  • Stupid Evil: They're seriously the most stupid people in the show. Even some of the most incidental villains were marginally smarter than these two.
  • Those Two Guys: They are voiced by Raphael Bob-Waksberg's fellow Olde English comedy troupe members Adam Conover and Dave "Wave" Segal, and when the series started, they were the only actors who recorded their lines together, since they played off each other so well.
  • Villain of Another Story: Could easily fit into Hero of Another Story if they didn't deserve it. As it turns out, one of Ayako's co-workers is targeting the blue one for a scam.

Independent Entities

    Ana Spanakopita 
Played by: Angela Bassett
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Debut: "Out to Sea"

A Hollywood film publicist known as "The Oscar Whisperer", she's known to correctly predict (and influence) one person's probability to win an Academy Award for a performance.


  • Almighty Janitor: Doesn't seem to hold an "official" position in the Hollywoo machine, but is highly revered as the go-to person when you want your star to win an Oscar.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Ana's far from a physical brawler, but her job involves grooming nominees to become ultimate Hollywood Hype Machine bait for press, public and authorities. A knack for social interaction, pragmatism and presence to ensure things go her way are only some of the weapons in her bag. Aside from scheduling meetings, Ana coaches on what to say at the exact moment, has a tight grasp on tailoring her help to her client, nips every possible obstacle with right tools and incentives and generally offers a "stick" approach to motivate. Becoming one for BoJack in time for his Oscar nomination puts her at odds with Princess Carolyn due to their similar roles in his life.
  • Beneath the Mask: When she's not a cold, hard, scarily-competent publicist, she's a sad, lonely Missing Mom spilling mac 'n cheese mix on herself in her rumbled pajamas, living alone in a one-room apartment.
  • Broken Win/Loss Streak: With BoJack failing to get even a nomination nod at the Oscars, this marks the first time Ana has faced failure at her job in 10 years of grooming would-be nominees.
  • Brutal Honesty: With a molecule-thin candy coating.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Effective as an influence for an Oscar campaign, but she has a love for the dramatic presentation.
  • The Bus Came Back: Her return in season 5 reveals the New Mexico incident to Diane, worsening the Diane-BoJack conflict in the second half of the season.
  • Challenge Seeker: She's a hard and savvy worker, but she's gotten to where she is by playing it safe vis-a-vis acting as a publicist for most of the Oscar nominee roster. Tired of this, she decides to represent BoJack exclusively midway through Season 3.
  • Characterization Marches On: In her first appearance, Ana was presented as eccentric and with a grand sense of theatrics, even going as far as Milking the Giant Cow through mannerisms alone. Contrasts heavily with the no-nonsense, down to earth and deadly serious woman whose level of competence rivals that of Princess Carolyn. Then again, it could be presented as Obfuscating Stupidity or even insanity on her part and it would be totally in character for her.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In "Out To Sea", her first appearance. She's presented as incredibly eccentric, speaking in a low whispering tone and doing hand movements that mimic those of a magician. Later episodes however subvert this at least to an extent.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Claims that 9 years out of her decade-long career, her client has won an Oscar. This is true. She never said she was exclusive to one client at a time though.
  • Freudian Excuse: Barely escaped drowning in a car accident when she was 17. This and some sobering advise she received from a life guard played a heavy part in her desire for control over her own life and her predilection for ditching self-destructive situations.
  • Friends with Benefits: Has a sexual relationship with BoJack before the horse asks their relationship to be something more. She also implies that she has had these kinds of relationships with previous men before.
  • Groin Attack: Was impressed by BoJack's moxie, but nearly crushes his groin in retaliation.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: The Season 3 successor following in Diane, Wanda and Princess Carolyn's thankless footsteps.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Introduced in the season 2 finale "Out to Sea", yes, but her character dominates most of season 3 with her relationship with BoJack and no-nonsense attitude which clashes with the rest of the group.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: While "love" might be a strong word for it, she hooks up with BoJack after he'd told her off, explaining that no one ever dares talk to her that way and she finds it really hot.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Bears a resemblance to her actress Angela Bassett.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When BoJack calls her out on only being interested in him as a client when she thinks he's going to win an Oscar and then dumping him when it turns out he wasn't even nominated for an Oscar, she explains her reasoning with a metaphor she learned on her first day of training as a lifeguard in college: there are some people you want to save, but you can't. They're just going to thrash and struggle, and they're going to take you down with them. She recognizes BoJack is one such person, and has no intention of being dragged down with him. Considering how many hearts BoJack has broken and how many lives he's ruined over the course of the series, it's hard to blame her.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: Zigzagged. After coming off as interested in only maintaining her career before showing a more vulnerable side to BoJack when they decide to officially date one another, she appears to have only kept a tender façade after she drops him as soon as she's aware that he wasn't nominated for an Oscar. However, once BoJack comes over and over to her house to demand an explanation over why she left, Ana explains her reasons through a harsh metaphor of her time as a lifeguard: she's learned over and over not to help people who are only interested in sinking and she's not going to be insisting on their case after a certain point, instead leaving them to their fate since she'd drown alongside.
  • Kick the Dog: If Ana being getting to the point to Bradley about BoJack not wanting to do his show wasn't harsh enough, then needlessly calling him a "talentless loser" was.
  • Knows a Guy Who Knows a Guy: Implied. She has a big influence reach when it comes to the Oscar committee decision and Turtletaub seems to know she probably has some men in the voters.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Appears in the last episode of the 2nd season and has a bigger role in the 3rd one.
  • Missing Mom: Ana briefly mentions she has a son that, for some reason, she's not allowed to see.
  • Phony Psychic: Has a reputation for being a psychic; in this case, for future Oscar winners. It's hard to say though, since the majority of the wins she has apparently predicted have proven correct, but by the looks of it, it may be that she also had a hand in making them come true in the first place.
  • Red Baron: Known as "The Oscar Whisperer" in the business.
  • Rousing Speech: A master at these, oddly overlapping with Bastardly Speech, New Era Speech, Blatant Lies.....a bit of column A, B, C or all. E.g. her speech in "Start Spreading The News" that brings BoJack out of his funk.
    Ana: Stop punishing yourself.
    BoJack: I was in New Mexico.
    Ana: None of that matters. All that matters now is the story. We get to decide what our story is. Nobody else gets to tell you what your story is.
    BoJack: What is my story?
    Ana: I'll tell you. This has been your dream for the last 30 years. You made it happen. An Oscar won't make you happy forever, it won't solve all your problems. You win that Oscar, the next day you go back to being you. But that night is a really good night. I think you deserve a really good night, and I know how to get you there. Do you want that?
    BoJack: Yes, I do.
    Ana: Go introduce your movie. Tell your story. Tomorrow we fly to Chicago.
  • Sharpshooter Fallacy: The secret to her success: she simply takes ALL of a given year's Oscar favorites as clients and ditches the ones that don't make it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Discussed. She mentions that she likes eating honeydew to BoJack, which disgusts the horse.

    Katrina 
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Click for Katrina in 1993. 

Played by: Lake Bell

Diane: "What did we say about knocking?"
Katrina: "It wastes vital seconds we'll never get back? Anyway, everyone who isn't me needs to shut up right now."

First appearance: "Hank After Dark"
Official Debut: "That Went Well"

Mr. Peanutbutter's first ex-wife, as revealed in a Flashback in "Hank After Dark". She was highly manipulative, condescending, treated the Labrador like shirt and would openly cheat on him, even in public.


  • The Alcoholic: Heavily implied during her first appearance, but this line towards Erica says it all:
    Katrina: (cheerful) Erica! Throw me a raft. I'm dying.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: An unsympathetic example. In her flashback appearance in "Hank After Dark", she had brunette hair when younger and a pretty icy, irascible attitude at everything and everyone, her husband especially.
  • Amicable Exes: Averted. Prior to the governor campaign in Season 4, Mr. Peanutbutter didn't mention her at all (at least directly) in his marriage with Diane, her first appearance being through a Flashback. Given what kind of person she is, it could be understandable that he didn't want to remember that part of his life.
  • Ascended Extra: Originally one-shot character, Katrina has a much larger role in season 4.
  • Awful Wedded Life: She dislikes being married to Mr. Peanutbutter just as much as he dislikes being married to her. Unlike Mr. Peanutbutter, she isn't afraid of showing it in public. This complicated relationship is bound to make their fragile association and partnership in season 4 more shakier and unstable than ever.
  • Betty and Veronica: In terms of being married to Mr. Peanutbutter, Katrina is the cold, distant and haughty Veronica to Diane's firm but gentle and kind Betty.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Being the antagonist in Mr. Peanutbutter/Diane Nguyen's arc, she shares this role with Beatrice Horseman, herself the antagonist in BoJack's arc for season 4. However, while Beatrice remains a corrupting influence, her dementia and wheel-chair confinement means that she's mostly tame with her most harmful actions psychological while Katrina is grooming Mr. Peanutbutter as a Puppet King to be used by prison lobbyists and is implied to be highly corrupt with her actions affecting California long-term.
  • Bitch Alert: Mr. Peanutbutter mentioned being married before, but Katrina's introduction of her berating and threatening her husband while looking for some alcohol in the afterparty of the Oscars shows that his previous marriage wasn't a happy one.
  • Butt-Monkey: Downplayed – still, she hardly gains anything from being Mr. Peanutbutter's and later Jessica Biel's campaign manager, who constantly bungle most of her attempts to raise them in the polls. Matter of fact, she probably loses way more: those politicians are expecting a candidate aligned with their goals. When they find out Katrina failed to deliver...
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns at the end of "That Went Well" to make Mr. Peanutbutter a proposition.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Katrina returns in the season 3 finale to announce to Mr. Peanutbutter intentions from some of the higher-ups to make him a governor candidate. Of course, this'd mean working with her, which neither of them are comfortable with.
  • Cuckold: Heavily implied to have been doing this behind Mr. Peanutbutter's back. And possibly in front of him as well. Katrina clearly dislikes being married to Mr. Peanutbutter and constantly looks for opportunities to escape him at any cost or let him known how badly she resents him in the most blunt, hurtful way possible. If sticking her hand in a busboy's pants is any indication, she's fairly uninterested in whether he finds out or not, and is quite willing to do it in public if that's what she wishes.
  • Crooked Contractor: By proxy, as her real intent in doing a PR-conscious campaign for Mr. Peanutbutter is to put a populist Puppet King who'll mindlessly approve funds for jails and tax exemptions for very powerful clients. Even before her true intentions are revealed, her legislation "I ♡ California" carried certain agreements regarding "vaping for babies" and "more funds for different districts" which reeks of this trope.
  • Determinator: Credit where is due, Katrina seeks like here to get Mr. Peanutbutter elected, even if she doesn't personally like him or thinks he's capable of leading (though she keeps the charade going to better control the clueless candidate). When PB drops from the race, the Sunk Cost Fallacy and sacrifices she's made to get him that far makes it far more personal for her, and with Jessica Biel as her 2nd puppet, she tries like here to sink PB and Woodchuck.
  • Easy Evangelism: Played for laughs as part of her Start of Darkness. A single lengthy conversation with Tim Allen at a Halloween party years ago was enough to turn her into a hardline conservative.
  • Evil Duo: With Jessica Biel, after Katrina becomes her campaign manager. Being both exes of PB, they're joined by their lust for power and their hatred (or in Jessica's case, love-hate) of him.
  • Evil Counterpart: Zigzagged. As it turns out, she is this to Ana Spanakopita, in a Black and Grey Morality sense. While Ana was far from a saint, she often did what was best for her clients (as many as there were) and had firm, if twisted scruples; Katrina, on the other hand, does this as a way to ensure her paycheck and to gain notoriety as a go-to crooked fixer; both, however, can be governed by Pride and both have less than stellar clients, which they handle differently, with Ana enforcing discipline, encouragement and occasionally tough love and Katrina preferring logic, insults and pure hatred. Guess which has a more sympathetic stance?
  • Happily Married: Shockingly, "Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos" reveals that Katrina used to be happily married to Mr. Peanutbutter, which does explain why he was married to her in the first place.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Yes. She's clearly aching for a drink the entire time she's with Mr. Peanutbutter in the after awards party, as she directly tells him she's going to find someone with booze and whether that "embarrasses" him.
  • Hate Sink: Little to no redeeming qualities, being an insufferable person to be around, treating Mr. Peanutbutter like an annoyance, a hard headed alcoholic and openly cheating on her husband. No wonder Mr. Peanutbutter is so hung up and needy on Diane.
  • Ice Queen: She's really a cold-hearted individual.
  • Interspecies Romance: She, a human, was married to Mr. Peanutbutter, a yellow anthropomorphic Labrador.
  • Jerkass: She's an enormous bench to everyone she meets, her husband most of all. Except Erica. She's a mutual friend. Other than that, drunk, unpleasant, bitter and unfriendly by default.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While her "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Diane may been scathing, she was right that Diane never supported Mr. Peanutbutter's run for California Governor.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally, just by being married to one, treating him like shirt and guilt tripping him at every turn.
  • Lady Drunk: A mean one at that. It's clear during the entire talk with BoJack that she's going cold turkey without a drink. Thankfully, Erica comes to her rescue.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Played With. Her first appearance is in "Hank After Dark", season 2's middle and it initially seems it's only a one-time appearance to showcase Katrina's unpleasantness and why Mr. Peanutbutter's marriage to her didn't work. Then, in "That Went Well", Katrina reappears as a reintroduction of her character and proposes Mr. Peanutbutter run for Governor of California.
  • Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation: Her first appearance didn't specify where did she work, which makes her second appearance even more jarring: If she's in a high enough position to receive feedback about who might be a good choice for next governor, there she must have a certain grasp and influence on the outcome as well as whatever government organization she's in. Yet exactly what's her position? And if she volunteered to be the one to say it to Mr. Peanutbutter, how much reach does she have?
  • Really Gets Around: Implied to be cheating on her husband frequently, who being the doormat he is, just prefers to ignore it.
  • Start of Darkness: Season 5 reveals that she became the colder, cynical, right-wing Katrina that the audience knows because she was forced to talk politics with Ben Stein and Tim Allen after Mr. Peanutbutter abandoned her at BoJack's Halloween party.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Shockingly, "Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos" reveals that Katrina used to be a fun and cheerful person who was happily married to Mr. Peanutbutter.
  • Villain Ball: Beyond any reasoning, Katrina is one of the main culprits when it comes with the situation going From Bad to Worse in "Underground". As a campaign manager, she can't let the fundraiser for Mr. PB go sideways, so she tries to find a way to spin the whole thing into a possible win scenario where he played the reliable leader. When Woodchuck arrives with an effective rescue plan, Katrina can't accept defeat, so she keeps inserting Mr. Peanutbutter into the situation, who being who he is constantly screws it up. It gets to the point where she could easily give up, making everything easier for everyone but her desire to win gets the better of her.
  • Villainous Cheekbones: Quite strong factions you have on your cheeks, huh, Katrina?
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Well, she hasn't lost her shirtty attitude even when her hair color has faded away.
  • Working with the Ex: As part of a possible governor candidature for Mr. Peanutbutter, she now has to work hand in hand with him. Neither is very thrilled with the idea.
  • Your Cheating Heart: And not just that, but very open about it. She really doesn't care if Mr. Peanutbutter finds out.
    Mr. Peanutbutter: Okay, I gotta go. My wife's hand just disappeared into that busboy's pants. Treasure? Sweetheart? We're in public.

Doctors, Therapists, and Counselors

Medics

     Dr. Allen Hu 
Played by: Ken Jeong
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Sarah Lynn's personal physician who provides her with drugs and pills. Often confused by Bojack with Doctor Who.


  • The Atoner: In season 5, he goes into pediatrics to protect kids in Hollywo. He enabled sarh Lynn, but maybe he can save someone elseo.
  • Atrocious Alias: Bojack thought so, given he thought it was Doctor Who.
  • Dr. Feelgood: A professional doctor who sells prescripted pills and experimental drugs to Sarah Lynn, regardless of the ethical conundrum. However, as of Season 5 he's now a pediatrician and is no longer this trope due to Sarah Lynn's death being a wake-up call for him.
  • Friend in the Black Market: To Sarah Lynn. BoJack tries to treat him like this in season 5, but by then he's past that life.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes fully legit as a pediatrician after Sarah Lynn's death, which proves less than helpful for BoJack when he tries to go to him for painkillers.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: See Dr. Feelgood above. However, as of Season 5 he's now a pediatrician who is trying to be legitimate.
  • Name Is The Same: Bojack confuses his name with that of Doctor Who because of their similar sounding. Sarah Lynn, the good Dr. and Todd fail to get the connection.
  • Not Me This Time: Deconstructed. Even though he didn't give Sarah Lynnn the drugs that would kill her — that was all BoJack — he knows that he was responsible for enabling her drug habits and letting her overdose on a regular basis.
  • Real After All: When Sarah Lynn first mentions him as her contact for drugs, Bojack thinks he may be a fake doctor using an Atrocious Alias. When he shows up as a real doctor and person, Bojack is speechless.
  • Who's on First?: His name causes a similar situation:
    Bojack: Oh, it's "Hu." Dr. Hu.
    Dr. Hu: That's right, Dr. Hu. Dr. Allen Hu.
    Bojack: No, no, no, but I thought it was "Who," like Doctor Who.
    Dr. Hu: Yes, that's exactly what it's like.
    Bojack: No, not H-U, but, "who," like, "Hello, who is it?"
    Dr. Hu: (confused) Uh, I don't know. Who is it? I'm sorry, is this a joke? Is he telling a joke that I just don't—-
    Sarah Lynn: Hard to tell. Sometimes I just laugh after he talks so he'll leave me alone.

     Doctor Pig 
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Played by: Patton Oswalt
A recurring doctor who often has to deal with Bojack or Mr. Peanutbutter.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In both of his two appearances, he takes shots at Bojack and Mr. Peanutbutter.
  • Dr. Jerk: Downplayed, but he's quite sarcastic and condescending towards his patients. Not that Bojack or Mr. Peanutbutter do anything but aggravate him.
  • Dressed to Heal: He uses his doctor labcoat and equipment every time he appears.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His first appearance was in the pilot as Bojack's physicist after he suffers a panic attack.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Often seen wearing this.
  • Long Bus Trip: He appears in the first episode of the series, then disappears until the second season premiere.
  • The Medic: Obviously, to Bojack and Mr. Peanutbutter.
  • Messy Pig: Averted. He's very clean.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He's small, fitting as he's a pig, and a doctor.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Wears glasses and doesn't let emotions run rampant.

    Dr. Indira Dadyshue 

Played by: Issa Rae

Diane's therapist.


  • Punny Name: Her surname is Dadyshue. As in Daddy Issues. She's a therapist.
  • The Shrink: Somewhere between Well-Meaning but Ineffectual and Awesome — Diane clearly likes her and finds her effective, but she fails to do much for BoJack as he is in denial that he needs therapy to begin with.
  • Straight Gay: Not particularly butch or femme, and is married to a woman.
  • Wrote the Book on It: She confidently assures Diane that she isn't responsible for keeping, because Dr. Indira literally wrote a book titled Are You Responsible For the Dysfunction of Others?. (Nope.)

Elefante

    Sandro 

Played by: Paul F. Tompkins

Elefante's charmingly quirky chef, and a first-generation Italian immigrant. After he gets "fired" and Elefante closes, he opens up his own restaurant, Sandro's Place, which becomes the new usual dinner hangout for everyone.


  • Ascended Extra: Had just a couple of appearances towards the end of season 3 (and before that, he didn't appear at all, despite being the guy running Elefante at least since BoJack bough it way back in season 1), but starting with season 4 he becomes a pretty regular character.
  • Berserk Button: Hearing the word "fired" has him fly into a loud rampage, even though he was not the one getting fired (at first, anyway). Hard to blame him, since he was heavily overworked at the time.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: After arguing with the sea captain who's bringing him his shipment of spaghetti, she comments about him probably having ties to the Italian mob, judging by his stereotypical Italian accent. So, how does he call out that blatant case of stereotyping?
    Sandro: Friends in the mob? That's an ugly stereo - TAY - puh! Vaffanculo!
  • Funny Foreigner: An over-the-top Italian chef with an overblown Italian accent.
  • Malaproper: Several, and apparently on purpose to uphold his image as an Italian immigrant.
  • Poirot Speak:
    • Combines copious amounts of this with an overblown Italian accent. Even in-universe, people find it a bit too over the top. It's implied he exaggerates it on purpose to keep up his image as an Italian chef (a rarity according to him), since he's ben living in America for several decades now.
    • This results in him having the rather unfortunate quirk of pronouncing "Miss Carrie/Carey" as "Miss-Ah Carrie", much to the consternation of Princess Carolyn who had just lost a baby that same day.

    Pickles Aplenty 
Played by: Hong Chau (Season 5), Julia Chan (Season 6)
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A pug waitress and Mr. Peanutbutter's new girlfriend after his divorce from Diane.
  • Betty and Veronica: The cheerful, optimistic Betty to Diane's snarky, jaded Veronica.
  • Big Eater: One of the perks of her job is that at the end of her shift, she gets to take everyone's leftover scraps, put them in a trough, and eat them.
  • Birds of a Feather: She has quite a bit in common with Mr. Peanutbutter; they're both dogs (albeit different breeds), they both have cheerful, scatterbrained and immature personalities, and their canine behavior is played up for humor.
  • The Cutie: She's friendly, supportive, has a soft, high pitched voice, and displays even less negativity than her boyfriend. Doesn't hurt that she's a little pug.
  • The Ditz: Very scatterbrained and forgetful, but a real sweetheart.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of Mr. Peanutbutter, down to her enthusiasm toward BoJack. Unlike PB, BJ doesn't remember her name.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: Much like Mr. Peanutbutter, she's not terribly bright and can be forgetful.
  • Furry Reminder: Like Mr. Peanutbutter, her dogginess is very much played up.
  • Genki Girl: Very upbeat and cheery.
  • Hidden Depths: "Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos" shows that she's more aware of the pressures of being Mr. Peanutbutter's girlfriend than she lets on, and she intentionally plays up the ditziness because she's afraid of being compared to his ex-wives.
  • May–December Romance: She's thirty years younger than Mr. Peanutbutter.
  • Nice Girl: Pickles is the female equivalent of Mr. Peanutbutter.
  • Punny Name: When you add her last name. Pickles-A-Plenty!
  • Puppydog Eyes: In a very literal sense. They provide the final push for Mr. Peanutbutter to propose to her rather than admit he cheated on her twice.
  • Put on a Bus: She decides to put the engagement on hold in order to take a lucrative job opportunity with Joey Pogo on his tour. She permanently breaks up with Peanutbutter an offscreen text message and starts dating Joey Pogo in the next episode.
  • Really Gets Around: Sleeps with over 30 people in an effort to even things out between her and Mr. Peanutbutter after the latter cheats on her with Diane, as per their mutual plan. Mr. Peanutbutter's cheerfully encouraging of this.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Even with the ridiculous Theme Naming of canines in the series, Pickles takes the cake (biscuit?) of having the punniest name so far.
  • Womanchild: Part of the reason she connects so well with Mr. Peanutbutter.

Families

The Stilton Family

    Ralph Stilton 
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Played by: Raúl Esparza

"I could use a bite to eat, though. There's this great place around the corner. It's a little hole in the wall, but they do a nice cheese plate."

Debut: "Love And/Or Marriage"

Heir to the Stilton Hotel Family Business and Stefani's brother, Ralph often proudly boasts his Self-Made Man status with his gift card company. Initially Princess Carolyn's 3rd blind date on a row during season 3, he and PC hit it off well enough only to find her schedule wouldn't allow her to see him that often. Once VIM goes under, Ralph and PC begin dating all through season 4, where a series of hints lead them to try to have a baby. Things might be more complicated than previously thought....


  • Affectionate Nickname: His mother, Mimi, refers to him as "little city mouse" at the end of his visit to his parents' mansion. He doesn't mind unless she starts insulting his girlfriend....
  • All Work vs. All Play: Downplayed. Both are professionals in their fields, but it soon becomes clear that for Ralph, work is a passion without any need to gain something from it. He's rich but doesn't feel comfortable getting money for doing nothing, so he makes up for it by having his own greeting card company. PC, on the other paw, has had to work out of necessity and climbed the Hollywoo ladder through sweat and tears, becoming a professional agent/manager without anyone's help. This calm (Ralph) and stressed (PC) combination takes its natural course: Ralph, for all of his best intentions, doesn't understand why she can't switch from having a baby to adopting easily and PC, as much as she's suffering, doesn't register why it'd so easy for him to assume she can just adopt.
  • Auto Erotica: Almost by necessity, since PC and Ralph were driving back home to have sex for impregnation and Officer Meow Meow Fuzzyface arrested them because they were going over the speed limit. They simply decided any place was good as any, even the a police car's backseat.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Princess Carolyn hit it off because of their similar sense of humor.
  • Bad Date: Discussed. Like Carolyn, he's had his fair share of them, courtesy of choosing to go on Blind Dates. They turn out to be a subversion toward each other, though, being the first people with which they enjoy hanging out.
  • Blind Date: How Ralph and Princess Carolyn (accidentally) meet. It's the only bright spot in their experience with the formula.
  • Break the Cutie: While "Ruthie" is especially heartless with Princess Carolyn, one of the more understated parts is how PC's worsening attitude with each successive failure takes its toll in her relationship, not to say how Ralph is increasingly sidelined by her until the entire weight of the news falls onto him, all at once, just when he thought things were going great. Worse, he finds out PC has been keeping her miscarriages a secret as a way to keep the hope (and self-delusion) alive rather than come clean and be honest. Coming to a head, PC breaks up with him abruptly rather than work through their issues. Damn.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: After spending most of their visit to his parents' house keeping mum about his family's Fantastic Racism as an attempt to maintain the peace, Ralph eventually tells everyone off for being rude to Princess Carolyn since he's dating her AND THEY ARE HAVING A CHILD.
  • The Charmer: Ralph is very good at first impressions, in addition to keeping it that way. Just look at his first scene where he manages to make Princess Carolyn laugh for the first time in the whole night and then proceeds to convince her to dine some place else than Elefante while simultaneously calling off the date.
  • Coitus Uninterruptus: During the many attempts to get PC pregnant in "Commence Fracking", Ralph and her are arrested for driving far past the speed limit by Meow Meow Fuzzyface. Since the cat's ovulation is close to finish, both resort to some.....desperate measures in the back of the police car. Not that they mind that much.
  • Color Motif: Courtesy of his suit.
    • His green suit alines perfectly with a part of his personality: tranquility, relaxing and representing new beginnings. Ralph's basically PC's desire for a decent boyfriend come true or, at least, what she claims she wants in a guy.
    • His button-down shirt is sky blue, which represents calmness and serenity, pretty much qualities from a Mellow Fellow.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Downplayed. Ralph, subconsciously at least, is aware his family comes from a lineage of mice that was persecuted by a tyrannical madcat called King PussPuss and such, they're not fans of any feline, which makes him worried this trope will come in play when they and Princess Carolyn meet during the "Squeakivus" festivities reunion. While these concerns prove to be unfounded, the celebrations are anti-cat, which makes PC uncomfortable, and she's treated by Ralph's mother Mimi as a temporary fling due to her perceived disrespect of the holiday, something which angers him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very quick with the snappy comebacks.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Invites Princess Carolyn over to spend "Squeakivus" holiday with his family... which mainly involves hating on cats. To his credit, he lampshades it when he remembers that this kind of tradition is prejudiced against cats rather than just some "innocent" tradition.
  • Interspecies Romance: Him (a mouse) and Princess Carolyn (a cat). This proves to be the first obstacle for them when they meet, since being literal cat-and-mouse is a deal breaker for both. Ironically, it's their mutual joking about it and trading Elefante for a smaller, intimate restaurant what hooks them up.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He rarely uses anything other than his green suit.
  • Love Martyr: Not to begin with, but this is the logical conclusion of his Understanding Boyfriend act toward Princess Carolyn.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: His family hates cats, and he plans on having a baby with one.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Rather fitting because of their prey-predator relationship, Ralph's relationship with Princess Carolyn evolves into this because of their diverging goals and approaches: he is a friendly, snarky and amiable guy with no need to work for anything, only doing so for a sense of purpose rather than need (his greeting card company hasn't made it big yet). PC is...well, at this point it’s best to describe PC as just being an Iron Lady who's Self-Made Man status is her personal badge of honor and is as cutthroat as the best in the business. Eventually, this is their downfall: Ralph is pretty much in touch with his emotions and believes in communication between couples while Princess Carolyn is way too emotionally guarded due to previous experiences and would rather keep important or emotionally devastating news under wraps unless forced to admit them. When she miscarries (more than once), it's a disaster.
  • My Card: After PC realizes she doesn't have the time to go on a second date with him, Ralph simply gives her his card and tells her to give him a call if she finds some time to spare. She eventually does.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest in the show.
  • Nice Mice: A mouse and a total Nice Guy.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The "Nice" out of the sibling trio. Charming, accommodating, tactful and nice.
  • Noodle Incident: In their first encounter, Ralph agrees with PC's view of blind dates being awful, simply saying he's "been there".
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Princess Carolyn miscarried the two children they had.
  • Primal Scene: Poor officer Meow Meow Fuzzyface. Those stains in the back of his car aren't going to clean themselves.
  • A Shared Suffering: He dislikes blind dates due to previous bad experiences, something he finds out to have in common with Princess Carolyn when they meet face-to-face. Might as well be because they didn't expect themselves, a mouse and a cat, to be hooked up on a date due to their species.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Well, mouse and it does have the downside of Limited Wardrobe since he's never shown wearing anything else, but Ralph does have a keen sense of perfect image and anywhere he goes, he's wearing his green suit and flannels. Even in photos of his and Princess Carolyn's trip to Egypt, he doesn't change clothes.
  • Shout-Out:
    • His name comes from two children's book characters who happen to be mice, Ralph S. Mouse and Geronimo Stilton. He even has a fashion sense very much like the latter.
    • His surname and status as a hotel heir bring to mind the Hilton Hotels.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He takes after his father in the physical looks.
  • Uptown Guy: Zigzagged. He and Princess Carolyn don't have an extreme difference in financial standing, but he was born into wealth, while she was born into a family that served the wealthy and became a Self-Made Woman. While Ralph makes a point to distance himself from his wealth in Princess Carolyn's eyes, this only becomes more and more poignant when they start dating: PC's constantly showered with gifts – personalized greeting cards just for her, one every day; not to say, Ralph's family has an elegant mansion with lobsters gardeners, a hedge maze with sugar water as a reward, a rollercoaster and lots of antiques, something which partly contributes to Princess Carolyn's uneasiness during their visit.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Invoked by him as a practical joke and then, done to him.
    • When Princess Carolyn finally plucks up the nerve to call him after their amazing first date, he launches into a whole story about how he eloped with a ballerina at the opera and they had an amazing honeymoon and—he's just kidding. He'd love to see her again.
    • During "Ruthie", Ralph has to concentrate on creating a new greeting card to play with the "big boys", while PC heads off to work on VIM, now pregnant with their child. During the rest of the day, Ralph calls PC constantly, believing her to still be pregnant and meeting with her during dinner, excited to talk about "Philbert" and how he can't wait to "pinch his little cheeks". As such, it comes as quite a shock when he discovers PC not only has miscarried, but she has done so more than once and she's been lying to him about it. After a squabble, Princess Carolyn breaks up with him; this after Ralph having confronted his family over their treatment of her and renouncing "Squeakivus". No family, no girlfriend and still no definitive greeting card idea.

    Stefani Stilton 
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"You don't care if people read your work and that's what so cool about you"
Played by: Kimiko Glenn

"Diane, I'm rich. I'm not doing this to make money. I'm doing this to make connections with real women and extend my personal brand as a real down-to-earth chica who cares about real women."

First appearance: "That Went Well"
Official Debut: "See Mr. Peanutbutter Run"

Ralph's sister and a born entrepreneur, Stefani runs her own web magazine GirlCroosh with the same aggressiveness as her personality. After a meeting with Diane over the Hank Hippopopalous' incident and mutual interests, she becomes Diane's new boss.


  • Alliterative Name: Stefani Stilton.
  • Attention Whore: A justified variation. Stefani doesn't want the spotlight for her social media, but demands clickworthy content for her social media site at every opportunity (as clicks = revenue).
  • At Least I Admit It: Stefani is a lot of things –– many of them not exactly good –– but she's never opaque about what she does completely. As a mogul in the web industry, she seeks hegemony over news media and is shameless about the means and extremes she'll go to achieve such goal. She'll never say it out loud, yes, but she neb¡ver really hides it and doesn't see the point in pretending in front of her employees.
  • Axe-Crazy: She's hinted to have shades of this such as killing the IT cockroaches for going on labor strike.
  • Bad Boss: She outright murders her own cockroach IT team for trying to unionize by hiring exterminators to fumigate them.
  • Bait-and-Switch Tyrant: In her first appearance, Stefani was far more blatant in her shrillness and arrogance, with the major selling point in the job interview she gives Diane being a character test in seeing how far would her ambition goes in overcoming her personal values (even at the cost of her own marriage) all for supposed impartiality's sake and how Stefani could profit from it. Bar some prodding here and there, Stefani proves to be a far more reasonable boss to Diane once she accepts.
  • Benevolent Boss: Deconstructed and Subverted. She provides brand new equipment for each employee (computer, space for personal effects), no walls and open space for everyone to roam through the building, yoga salons, relaxing areas, promotion of good behavior and flexible hours for everyone to complete their articles all in order to encourage and increase each employee's productivity. This also goes hand in hand with cultivating a more relaxed, personal approach with each one of her subordinates: small talks, brainstorm meetings, positive criticism, knowing them regarding intimate matters and establishing a friendly rapport. All as long as they work, because if they don't..... See, for as much as Stefani portrays herself as the greatest boss – and has credit to that image – she's still willing to exploit her social expertise to feed her staff in their egos, the better to discard any moral quandaries and write what will benefit the company, with at least some of her geniality coming off as self-interested and PR-obsessed at worst. Oh, and not to mention having her cockroach employees exterminated just for trying to go on strike.
  • Birds of a Feather: Exploited. Stefani appeals to superficial similarities between Diane's cause and her own to convince her to accept the job. Although an argument could be made that Stef is a reflection of Diane's worst qualities put to a more pragmatic use.
  • Bourgeois Bohemian: A millionaire heiress and a feminist hipster whose website is dedicated to self-righteous causes.
  • Clickbait Gag: Only Buzzfeed has gotten this much shit thrown their way. Although Stefani's management of GirlCroosh is way more competent.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: One memorable instance comes when the cockroaches working at GirlCroosh as IT start to unionize. Stefani's response is to tent and fumigate the building with them still inside. She then calls their anguished screams "negotiations".
  • The Confidant: On account of BoJack's absence for a year and a half, Stefani gradually fills this role for Diane in season 4.
  • Cool Kid-and-Loser Friendship: Downplayed. Stefani and Diane's Odd Friendship mirrors a grown-up version of this. Stefani is the cool, tech-savvy go getter with Diane the nervous, intellectual and serious writer. Neither is willing to accommodate with either role: Stefani is Genki Girl personified while Diane's all about controlled, passive worries.
    Stefani: You seem tense. Have you been eating gluten and also not having sex with your husband?
    Diane: Whoa, Stefani, that's not—
    Stefani: Diane, relax! This is not a conversation between an employee and her superior. This is a conversation between a friend and her superior.
  • Condescending Compassion: She may be willing to give people the benefit of doubt when it comes to discussions and even agree with a few opposing opinions but Stefani mostly does token, half-hearted efforts to truly empathize with others' plights, especially when it's much easier to just do lip service to a cause.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Stefani asks Diane directly if she'd be willing to write about any of Mr. Peanutbutter's actions in abrasive terms if it came down to that. While hesitant, Diane's expressions give her the answer she needs.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Her high standing, power, authority and business acute contrast with the high pitch in her voice.
  • The Cutie: High-pitch voice, keet attitude, mixture of infantile actions with mature knowledge, cheerful disposition, obsessed with happiness between her employees; she'd seem like a textbook example. Shame it's played more than usual to give this impression of her, for everybody who comes close might be in for a nasty surprise...
  • Da Editor: Rare Female Example. She's got a say in the final edition of all articles and is Diane's superior in season 4. That being said, she occupies a much higher rank since she's the owner and CEO as well. Let's just say she takes Hands-On Approach in a more guru-like direction.
  • Dare to Be Badass: Deconstructed. Stefani, self-imposed cheerleader of the group, often gives these kind of pep talks to everyone in her payroll, employees and writers especially. This is best exemplified in her interactions with Diane, as she's often giving motivational mantras when she's insecure of suffering at home. While it's partly done for their well-being, her reasons are to keep their productivity and because her well-being depends on their well-being.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More covert than other examples, but she still can go for some good quips.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: The other half of a Plucky Office Girl, contrasting Mia: Stefani's competence, bubbly attitude and almost diabetes-inducing tone has little to do with her real attitude which she often uses to her advantage to go for the hottest scoop. Not a cartoonish villain by any chance, just a cheerful individual whose job efficiency is made possible by a humble, pragmatic knowledge of her cynical soul.
  • Did You Just Have Sex?: Inverted. As Diane finds out much to her embarrassment, Stefani can tell when a woman hasn't been satisfied lately. Of course, Diane wasn't been that subtle about it...
  • Establishing Character Moment: Stefani is introduced pitching the concept of GirlCroosh to Diane in a seemingly reasonable tone....only for her to backpedal with a dissimile and start peppering her speech in a Derailed Train of Thought filled with Buffy Speak, Newspeak and a complete failure to use even Layman's Terms.
    As I was saying, I don't think the site needs to be just one thing. I think it can be a big umbrella, but, like, also not an umbrella. That's GirlCroosh.
  • Evil Mentor: To Diane. Most of her actions involve teaching Diane to be more ruthless and conniving in getting what she wants, even if it's (cross that: especially if it is) at the expense of her loved ones.
  • Foil: To Diane Nguyen herself. Both are involved in feminism (sort of), both have strong beliefs (which they're willing to sacrifice for fame), but different mindsets (Diane genuinely believes her drive to support women comes from a genuine passion and desire for change while Stefani is cynical enough to know it's just another demographic to exploit and its importance is just based on how important it makes them feel). Furthermore, Stefani is an embodiment of what some could call corporate feminism, in that she supports the amoral Jessica Biel for Governor of California, only under the grounds that she can write about a female governor alongside gassing cockroach workers that tried to unionize. Meanwhile, Diane is thrown against numerous issues women face physically and emotionally, especially with the intersection of their class and race.
  • Glurge Addict: She's a sucker for mushy shit or teenage interests, even using a spin on her everyday Newspeak.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: Her bread and butter, although only reliant on it by proxy. With the constant reunions where every writer checks out their retweets and clicks and aggressive encouragement for hip, fresh and dashing stories, Stefani prefers hyper competition with a diplomatic façade in the name of immediate scoops.
  • Go-Getter Girl: She's truly a tech-driven Princess Carolyn in-training.
  • Good Counterpart: As tough and crafty as Princess Carolyn, yet with slightly less morals and sentimentality. Hmmm, sounds like a more noble version of Vanessa Gekko.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite Stefani coming off as a hipster-y girl with a head in the clouds, she actually has a good head on her shoulder, both managing a successful business with Girl Croosh and giving plenty of helpful advice to Diane, even if they are a little condescending. This includes her telling to not let Mr. Panutbutter's campaign take over her life and to learn to forgive herself more.
  • Hipster: Of the "flower soul bohemian entrepreneur". Stefani's interest lies in "topical" and "important" issues with a fake interest in revolution (while reaping the benefits, publicity and followers gained by writing about those subjects in the first place), easy-going attitude hand in hand with an exploitative nature, high detail in any social account and media to the point of irritated eyes, shallowness over real, non-profitable issues (if not a certain respect: she can't help but admire Diane's persistence in writing about real problems, not caring about people reading her work), aloof and approachable and ruthless by all turns.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Introduced properly in season 4, a morally onerous entrepreneur who hires Diane as a blog writer and represents her first female Shadow Archetype beyond Princess Carolyn.
  • Inherently Funny Words: In-Universe. She thinks this of the word "frack".
    "People do love fracking. It's fun to say! "Frack! "Frack! Fricky-fricky-frack"
  • Innocent Bigot: Just like the rest of her family, Stefani is pretty nonplussed about participating in the cat-hating "Squeakivus" festival and singing the feline dissing song in front of Princess Carolyn, even though she had been quite nice to her during the ride to the Stilton manor. She believes it's tradition and as such, Princess Carolyn should be perfectly understanding.
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Diane Nguyen, a human.
  • It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Her name is not pronounced the same way as "Stephanie" (with the accent on the first syllable), rather it's pronounced "Ste-FA-ni"note .
  • Jerkass: Bitchy, micro-aggressive, unknowingly racist, uncaring of the world around her and with just enough Sugary Malice to keep her employees in line.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's self-interested, selfish, casually racist to cats (as PC found out the wrong way), raunchy, amoral and a Glory Hound. Stefani is also very personable with most of her employees, forming a sort-of-friendship with Diane.
  • Junior Counterpart:
    • Of Princess Carolyn. Stefani is just as driven, ambitious, intelligent, resourceful and focused as our feline Svengali, but in keeping with the transitory nature of life, she's much more technology-driven with traffic and trending her primary sources of power instead of behind-the-scenes handling like PC. She's also much, much more relaxed and apathetic.
    • Of Amanda Hannity, the editor-in-chief of Manatee Fair. Feminist, boss and primarily focused in influencing the masses in female issues, especially if it attacks those who intend on keeping a retrograde mind. Because Mia's business is in free-reign internet, she's not as inclined to twist her arm like Amanda, who being part of a conglomerate can't speak up for certain things.
  • Karma Houdini: She faces no repercussions for slaughtering the IT cockroaches for trying to unionize.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Unlike the rest of the family, Stefani is aware the song commemorating Squeaky and dissing King PussPuss is making Princess Carolyn uncomfortable and clearly rubs it in.
    • This just barely covers the extent of Stefani's solution to GirlCroosh's IT team strike.
  • Lampshaded Double Entendre: See Literalist Snarking below.
  • Last Episode, New Character: She first appears in "That Went Well".
  • Literalist Snarking: Regarding Diane's Sexless Marriage and her reticence to publish an "anti-frack" article.
    Stefani: I always say, you gotta do you. And if he's doing him, then who's doing you? Because right now, it seems like no one's doing you.
  • The Man Is Sticking It to the Man: Stefani comes from a rich and well-positioned family and has enough money to her name to never have to work a single day of her life. So what does she do? She invests and becomes the CEO of a blog meant to tear down systematic misogynistic values through which affluent socialites similar to her have prospered. Hell, hers is basically an imposed fashion celebrating individuality, female empowerment and the need to choose all while establishing itself as the go-to site to get the "real" news and seeking dominance over the market the same way many cut-throat journalists have done before. She's quite aware of the irony and deception, though.
  • Mean Boss: Of the "passive-aggressive" kind. She's competent and reasonable up to a point, but if you don't publish and get her some social network movement, soon you'll be hearing her nagging squeaky voice in your ear.
  • Money Is Not Power: Invoked. Stefani's belief in power lies in the public's love, trust and support. Status, high rolling and absolute dip into bohemian bliss meaning little for her, Stefani is dedicated to an unhealthy degree to make GirlCroosh successful as an independent venture with actual journalistic merit: big emphasis in clicks, views and retweets, Stefani's philosophy focuses in gaining attention, prestige and presence in social conscience, even with investment of her own pocket into a good work environment with any monetary gain secondary. First and foremost, her goal is to impact society and gain followers with the same mindset, which Diane contributes with her articles.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: In keeping with the series' themes, Stefani has certainly more bark and bite than her calmer brother Ralph.
  • Nice Mice: Played With. From Diane's perspective, she's never rude or willing to play her reputation beyond the necessary to gain enough credibility within web journalism. She accepts Diane for her portfolio, especially her work on the Hank Hippopopalous scandal, regardless of her professional inexperience and accommodates to her needs within reason during season 4 (although with a bit quid-pro-quo). She's not fully altruistic, however: she wants top stories from her writers and she'll get them. Encouragement and passive aggressiveness are accepted, but big click articles are norm, whatever morals need to be stepped on.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The "Mean" out of the sibling trio. Self-conscious, amoral, a jerk and having little empathy.
  • Non-Idle Rich: As she bluntly tells Diane in their first meeting, she doesn't need the money, not now, not ever. She works hard at her company for favorable public opinions.
  • Odd Friendship: You wouldn't expect an elitist, self-righteous, cool mouse and a feminist, dorky, nice woman to get along as well as these two, would you?
  • Pet the Dog: Her interactions with Diane, while still showcasing her media mogul perfectionism, mostly consist of both having a genuine chat with clearly good intentions on her part.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: When she's on her phone she won't stop texting, not even when Princess Carolyn pokes her in the eye. Justified since as head of a social media company, she has to be.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: For the most part.
  • Shadow Archetype: Much like Princess Carolyn represents an older, wearier Diane should she ever decide to bend her morality and play the game without much to show for it due to working behind stage, Stefani represents a much more business aggressive funhouse version of Diane whose vision prospers in a new media age without much in modest promoting or exploration of ideals. Plain and simple: an entrepreneur.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Zigzagged. Her first appearance shows her listening to Diane's suggestions and complimenting her work. She also acts gratuitously self-interested in having her because of her fame and leaves the door open for her ambition to break up Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter's already crumbling marriage. Once season 4 rolls around, she's still the same but proves to be a rare good boss in the business to the point where Diane admits she does love the work environment; not to say highlighting her Evil Virtues more and more, especially in her budding friendship with Diane. She's not good per se, just certainly better than she initially appeared. It's balanced out by the implication that she could be ruthless should she chose to be, but prefers to do things smoothly.
  • Smarter Than You Look: Mock the pompous rich mouse girl and her cutesy cacophony of a voice all you want, she has a sharp mind for business.
  • Spoiled Brat: Not a particularly extreme example, but she herself freely admits that she was never told "no" as a child and as a result can't even process the concept of rejection.
  • Straw Character: Of hipster adults under the age of 40 who willingly cater to people from their own generation, while seeing older generations (in GirlCroosh's case, women over 40) as irrelevant.
  • Trojan Horse: Exploited. Before a meeting with candidate Jessica Biel, Diane expresses frustration with how little clicks her serious articles get and how she doesn't feel up for the task with writing sensationalist media, Stefani suggests she could still write serious articles....with a "hook", that is. A simple detail that gets attention, even if people don't read the post because of what it is. Stefani subtly tells Diane to see if her interview with Jessica Biel can be "a test drive".
  • Wealthy Philanthropist: How she portrays herself and how her audience sees her as part of her role as GirlCroosh's head. In a way, she allows writers to post their articles, confides and cheers on Diane to publish an article regarding women's empowerment through weaponry for safety purposes, provides a comfortable environment, etc. Then again, she's just as egocentric as the rest, just in a more positive way.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Stefani is more often than not a strategist. She knows what she wants, but she's not going to tell anyone outright because they'd probably wouldn't do it otherwise. Her interactions with Diane exemplify this: her personal reach to Mr. Peanutbutter's disastrous campaign would bring exposure and publicity to GirlCroosh, profiting her pockets, yet Stefani convinces Diane to do so on her own accord by appealing to her integrity as a journalist and her ego.
  • "Yes"/"No" Answer Interpretation: Exaggerated. Diane clearly says "no" as a response to her proposal of being GirlCroosh's face, but because she doesn't understand the concept itself, it takes her a while to understand it.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Diane can't help but notice that Stefani uses the word "croosh" as a regular part of her lexicon in their first meeting, usually when praising something.

    Sissy Stilton 
  • Alliterative Name: Sissy Stilton.
  • Cain and Abel and Seth: Sissy is the odd mouse out of the three siblings, with Ralph representing The Creon, Stefani an Enlightened Antagonist and Sissy just a Sheltered Aristocrat.
  • Happily Married: To Missy Stilton.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: The "In-between" out of the sibling trio. Not as nice as Ralph, not as abrasive as Stefani, just a middling mellow guy.
  • Odd Name Out: Ralph and Stefani are common names, even if they're spelled somewhat differently. Sissy is not.
  • The Runt at the End: It's quite telling that Sissy, unlike Ralph or Stefani, doesn't stand out within the sibling dynamic. With his close relation with his parents and the implication he lives with them, he might be the most pampered and dependent on his parents unlike his more outgoing, independent siblings. Ironically, he's also shown to be one of the nicest of the family and the only one to hold a stable romantic relationship.
  • Token Good Teammate: Shares this with his brother Ralph and his wife Missy. Yeah, he does partake on the cat-shaming festivity of "Squeakivus", but he's the only one who seems to hold no grudge or to be intentionally insulting toward Princess Carolyn in any way and never really makes her uncomfortable directly.
  • Unfortunate Names: A contender for "worst named person" in the BoJack Horseman verse, right next with Bradley Hitler-Smith. What the hell were his parents thinking when they named him like that?

    Poppy Stilton 
Played by: Martin Short


  • Affably Evil: Not "evil" in the traditional sense, since Poppy is by large an easy-going guy, caring with his children and compared with Mimi's commentary and reaction at the end of Ralph and Princess Carolyn's visit, he doesn't have any problem with his son dating a cat, even if it may be temporary, being personally accommodating to the uneasy cat. Nevertheless, he still joins in the family with the cat-dissing song and clearly believes the "Cats Are Mean" ethos.
  • Anti-Villain: As detailed below, he's not a bad guy, just way too attached to tradition and pretty uncaring regarding what might offend other people, even if they're dating one of his sons.
  • Cool Old Guy: Approachable, offers rollercoaster rides to guests, does a ton of cocaine and clearly loves his kids.
  • Drugs Are Good: Sort of. He calmly offers some to Princess Carolyn as a welcoming gift like it's nothing (a ton, no less) and he's clearly a Functional Addict. Then, again, he's rather retrograde mouse regarding his attitude toward felines, which doesn't make him the best judge regarding good behavior.
  • Functional Addict: For someone who possesses a large quantity of cocaine, it doesn't seem to affect him much.
  • Happily Married: To Mimi Stilton.
  • Nerd Glasses: Of the "old grandpa" type.
  • The Patriarch: Of the Stilton family.
  • The Piano Player: He usually plays the piano during "Squeakivus" festivals.
  • Punny Name: "Poppy" is the name of a flower used in the creation of opium; in this case, it can also refer to his status as the patriarch of the Stilton family.
  • Standard '50s Father: When he first appears, Poppy fits this style even more than either Joseph Sugarman or Butterscotch Horseman: unlike those two, Poppy has got the style, the affability, the fatherly attitude, and a sense of humor. His gifts toward Princess Carolyn fall mostly into examples of "unwanted gifts" since PC suspects she may be pregnant and he believes anyone would accept cocaine or mountain rides in their first meeting, as if those things weren't for Bourgeois Bohemians. Jury is out whether he may have the same conclusions regarding Princess Carolyn as his wife, but he certainly took part on the "Squeakivus" festival with a grand smile and no sense of irony toward the guest.

    Mimi Stilton 
Played by: Patti LuPone


  • Anti-Villain: She's the most antagonistic toward Princess Carolyn, although most of the faux pas are unintentional and shared with the rest of the family (including Ralph who's dating PC) as part of a normalized racist tradition. Of course, she fully intends on overseeing her son's girlfriends as a way to judge whether or not they deserve to be part of the family should the relationship get serious and expresses her disdain for those who don't reach her criteria as "flings", especially if they're unwilling to respect their traditions, whether they're offensive to them or not.
  • Evil Matriarch: Downplayed. Mimi is gracious, well-mannered and pretty decent when it comes to a woman with socialite and rich prestige. When she first meets with Princess Carolyn, she, along with Poppy, try to make her feel welcome by overbearing her with numerous gifts. Then, comes the "Squeakivus" dinner celebration, with none in the family except Ralph uncomfortable with spouting anti-cat propaganda in front of PC. And of course her self-righteous fury regarding PC's (perceived) disrespect of their celebration (which she found racist), topping it off with Mimi dismissing her as Ralph's "fling", instead of acknowledging their committed relationship.
  • Happily Married: With Poppy Stilton.
  • My Beloved Smother: She's very attached to Ralph and hugs him shamelessly in front of everyone; girlfriends included, to the point of calling him "little city mouse". She's also shown to be very picky and critical of his girlfriends in the most elitist way possible, especially if she perceives any transgressions to their traditions. Ralph finds it hard to confront her about this unless pushed to the breaking point.

The Buenaventuras

    Yolanda Buenaventura 
Played by: Natalie Morales

  • Always Identical Twins: With her sister Mindy. The only way to tell them apart is Yolanda wears a purple sweater and blue lipstick, while Mindy wears purple lipstick and a blue sweater.
  • Amicable Exes: She and Todd realize rather quickly that they're too different to make a good couple, but worry they won't be able to find anyone else. They make a pact that if they haven't found love by the time they're 100, they'll give it another shot.
  • Asexuality: As it turns out, she's asexual like Todd. They date for a while.
  • Brutal Honesty: She does not mince words, that Yolanda.
  • Consummate Professional: Part of her presentation card. She takes her job as part of the Better Business Bureau very seriously and has full intentions of improving struggling business (and closing down any business that doesn't have license to practice nor any added value). Oddly enough, this makes her have a good working relationship with Todd.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With her identical twin sister Mindy, whose boyfriend Yolanda tried to seduce high school while trying to figure out her sexuality (or lack thereof) and who now wants to get even by having sex with her boyfriend Todd. In Yolanda's words: "typical sister stuff."
  • Go-Getter Girl: A more down-to-earth example. It's also what separates her from her family. She's very goal- and career-focused, wanting to look back at the end of her life at all the things she's accomplished academically and professionally. Her family is more interested in having mindbogglingly good sex (and building careers around it). This is also why she and Todd are not compatible romantically.
  • Literal-Minded: When Emily says she's glad to finally meet the "famous Yolanda," Yolanda informs her she is not famous and Emily must have her confused with a different Yolanda who is famous. When Emily clarifies that she meant Todd talks about her so much she feels like she's famous, Yolanda says that that was not made clear.
  • No Sense of Humor: Up to Eleven. Yolanda's attitude is Consummate Professional incarnate: stern, no-nonsense and stoic at all times. Thing is, she doesn't even have to keep her mask on during work hours: she's genuinely humorless, not finding most of Todd's antics funny or even that amusing. Even she admits she's a "tough crowd", which is why she warns Todd to make an special effort in making his "clown dentists" act hilarious or she'll close it down. While this doesn't stop her from asking Todd out, it does no favors for their actual relationship, and they break up on the grounds that they have nothing in common apart from their asexuality.
  • Opposites Attract: Deconstructed. She thinks it's a good idea to date Todd for a while since being so different means they can help each other grow and become well-rounded people. Eventually, she realizes they have nothing in common apart from their asexuality, and it's not enough to hold a relationship.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Yolanda is an asexual consummate professional while Mindy is a forward sex advice columnist.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: She's an axolotl.
  • White Sheep: She's the one asexual in a family full of very, very sex-positive (and sex-obsessed) people.

    Mindy Buenaventura 
Played by: Natalie Morales

  • Always Identical Twins: With her sister Yolanda. The only way to tell them apart is that Mindy wears purple lipstick and a blue sweater while Yolanda wears a purple sweater and blue lipstick.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With her identical twin sister Yolanda. This apparently started when Yolanda tried to seduce her boyfriend (although unbeknownst to her, Yolanda never went through with it since she's, y'know, asexual) in high school. Mindy, of course, sees the opportunity to get even by having sex with her boyfriend Todd. In Yolanda's words: "typical sister stuff."
  • Good Bad Girl: Very open about her flings, which she often mines for her sex column.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Contrasting Yolanda's Color Motif, Mindy wears purple lipstick and a blue sweater. Exploited later when she dresses like Yolanda to trick Todd into sleeping with her.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Mindy is a forward sex advice columnist while Yolanda is an asexual consummate professional.

    Angelica Buenaventura 
Played by: Eva Longoria

  • Big Breast Pride: She's got one of the biggest cup sizes in the series and is very glad to show it off to anyone interested.
  • Buxom Is Better: She's got huge tracts of land.
  • Dirty Old Woman: She comes to Todd in sexy lingerie with very clear intentions.
  • Good Bad Girl: Nice, accommodating, tactful, loving toward her daughters and a proud porn star with a rampant libido.
  • Mrs. Robinson: An older axolotl who's related to Yolanda and tries to seduce Todd. Yep, she fits like a glove.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A renowned adult film star with generous assets who in spite of being in more ripe years, still carries her rocking body with throbbing grace and retains the sex drive of a vixen.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: In spite (or because) of her rampant sex drive, she's Happily Married to an erotic novelist, with the additional kink of their open relationship adding to their intimacy.
  • Silver Vixen: She's not bad looking at all. Shame she picked Yolanda's asexual boyfriend.
  • Stacy's Mom: A twisted example. While still attractive, she's considerably older and more aggressive than a straight example; furthermore, her target is a young man who's not only dating her daughter but doesn't feel any sexual attraction whatsoever.

Sarah Lynn's Family

    Carol Himmelfarb-Richardson 
Sarah Lynn's mother who pushed her into show business.
  • Adults Are Useless: It's implied that she was aware of her husband molesting Sarah Lynn when the latter was a child and didn't do a thing about it.
  • Adult Fear: She outlives her daughter and seems to get a brief Heel Realization that it was partly her fault. Unfortunately, an Ignored Epiphany ensues.
  • Financial Abuse: It's implied that she and her bear husband were living off Sarah Lynn's royalties.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Carol broke down when Sarah Lynn died, in a private moment with Bojack and her husband so it wasn't to gain fame or sympathy points. She said It's All My Fault and walked sobbing to her daughter's deathbed as her husband comforted her. Come a few episodes later, she's using Sarah Lynn's image for advertising and blaming Bojack for her death, deflecting from any responsibility on her part. Which, it was Bojack's fault but everyone could see Sarah Lynn was a ticking time bomb.
  • Karma Houdini: She exploits her daughter long after Sarah Lynn has overdosed and no one makes her pay for the consequences.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: She uses Sarah Lynn as a means to get fame and money vicariously. When she finds that Bojack was responsible for Sarah Lynn's death, she wastes no time in filing a lawsuit.
  • Stage Mom: Carol entered Sarah Lynn as a child into television and singing, not caring when her daughter fell to drugs and flippantly said one day she would get an overdose.

    Mr. Himmelfarb-Richardson 
Sarah Lynn's bear stepfather, and implied sexual abuser.
  • Berserk Button: He's one for Sarah Lynn. When he appears at the Oscars to take her award, she becomes surprisingly introspective about her life and saddened.
  • False Reassurance: He tells a sobbing Carol that "no one is to blame" for Sarah Lynn's death. Except someone was: BoJack.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His outfit, last name and occupation (photographer), are clear references to real-life alleged rapist Terry Richardson.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Implied. Sarah Lynn gets cagey talking about him and Bojack either doesn't realize or doesn't care about Sarah Lynn's dropped hints about him.

Alternative Title(s): Bojack Horseman Stilton Family And Associates

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