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Introduction

"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.

Synopsis

To help with the tell-all autobiography he hopes will put him back in the spotlight, BoJack's publisher hires him a ghostwriter.

Plot

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.

Cast

Actor Character
Will Arnett ... BoJack Horseman
Amy Sedaris ... Princess Carolyn
Alison Brie ... Diane Nguyen / Olivia
Paul F. Tompkins ... Mr. Peanutbutter
Aaron Paul ... Todd Chavez
Rachel Bloom ... Laura
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

Trivia

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