"BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Story, Chapter One" is the series premiere of the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman. This episode, along with the rest of Season 1, aired on August 22, 2014.
The episode begins with BoJack on set for an interview focusing on his life, 18 years after his hit sitcom Horsin' Around ended. BoJack hastily defends his show was good, but fails to answer what he has done for his career afterwards.
It is revealed BoJack is working to get a memoir of himself published, but is doing a poor job as he mainly loafs around his house with his live-in transient friend Todd and largely ignores the advice of his on-again, off-again girlfriend and agent, Princess Carolyn. Both Princess Carolyn and BoJack's publisher suggest BoJack use a ghostwriter to finish the book, while Todd encourages BoJack to meet the ghostwriter by throwing a party (with the dual intent of making the party a quinceañera for a drug cartel lord's daughter to repay a debt). BoJack then suffers a mild anxiety attack when he explains his fear of an unsuccessful memoir dooming him from becoming relevant in the public's eyes again, and is hospitalized shortly.
When BoJack finally throws his party/quinceañera, he meets Diane, his ghostwriter. The two manage to hit it off well, until Diane introduces to BoJack that her boyfriend is Mr. Peanutbutter, BoJack's sitcom rival. The episode ends with BoJack uncontrollably throwing up cotton candy at the revelation.
|Will Arnett||...||BoJack Horseman|
|Amy Sedaris||...||Princess Carolyn|
|Alison Brie||...||Diane Nguyen / Olivia|
|Paul F. Tompkins||...||Mr. Peanutbutter|
|Aaron Paul||...||Todd Chavez|
|Chris Cox||...||Additional Voices|
|Jon Daly||...||Additional Voices|
|Nicholas Gonzalez||...||Cartel Man|
|Patton Oswalt||...||Charlie Rose / Pinky Penguin / Doctor|
|Kristen Schaal||...||Sarah Lynn|
|J. K. Simmons||...||Lenny Turteltaub|
|Fred Tatasciore||...||Additional Voices|
|Heléne Yorke||...||Additional Voices|