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Recap / Bojack Horseman S 2 E 07 Hank After Dark

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  • Country Matters: Implied with one of the hate letters Diane receives.
    Diane: (reading the letter) "You can't say that, you... can't."
    Mr. Peanutbutter: Honey, I don't think that says "can't."
  • Downer Ending: In the end, despite all her efforts, Diane doesn't get to expose Hank for his misdeeds.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When Mr. Peanutbutter opens up the website "Titpuncher"; if you pause to read the article he pulls up about Diane, you can see it's not exactly flattering. There's also a harsh Take That!: After a full screen of raging misogyny, its final line is "Fight Club is a good and important movie."
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  • Innocently Insensitive: The man that tells Diane to smile while she's waiting for her plane to Cordovia.
  • Kick the Dog: While waiting in the airport to go to Cordovia and watching everything the worked to hard to uncover about Hank be brushed aside, a man looks over at Diane and says "Hey, smile!"
  • Nothing Is Scarier: We're never actually told what exactly Hank did, but it was apparently heinous and he got away with it.
  • Out of Focus: Todd's side of the Prince and Pauper exchange occurs almost entirely off-camera.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Due to Todd being relatively young, he is unfamiliar with Hank Hippopopalous's work outside of "I Think You Can Dance".
  • Prince and Pauper: The B-plot of the episode is about Todd and the Prince of Cordovia switching places.
  • The Scapegoat: Diane didn't originate the accusations against Hank, but all of the backlash came onto her simply because she was the most visible target after the news cycle latched onto her mentioning it as an old scandal.
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  • Serious Business: Kanye West hating thin mints is serious enough to make the news.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: It is 100% obvious to the viewers that Hank is guilty of the allegations made against him. At the end of the episode, he has gotten away with it, as he continues to be adored by both the media and the public and everyone stops caring about the scandal.

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