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Introduction

"Chickens" is the fifth episode of Season 2 of Netflix original series BoJack Horseman. The episode, along with the rest of Season 2, aired on July 17, 2015.

Synopsis

BoJack Horseman really wants his director, Kelsey, to like him. Todd, Diane and Kelsey's daughter help a chicken who's on the run from the police.

Plot

Bojack is driving a car while watching an ad on his tablet when he almost gets into an accident. Bojack arrives on Kelsey's set with Diane. Kelsey pawns her daughter Irving onto Diane so that she can work. Bojack calls Princess Carolyn and tells her that Kelsey doesn't like him. That they haven't had any one on one time. Princess Carolyn tells him that the only reason he wants Kelsey to like him is because Kelsey is being distant. Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd Chavez talk about ideas. Mr. Peanutbutter decides to have a spa day and tells Todd to have one of his Todd adventures. Todd calls Princess Carolyn and asks her for something to do. She tells him to stay out of trouble. Diane asks Irving what she wants to be when she grows up and Irving says the youngest supreme justice or something in marketing. Diane tells Irving that she was just like her when she was a teenager. Irving asks what happened and Diane says that she changed the world.

Todd gets a visit from the police because he took in one of the chickens from Chicken 4 Dayz. Todd lies and says that the chicken is his wife. Surprisingly the police believe him. Diane arrives and tells Todd that they can't keep her. Irving makes a comment and Diane relents and decides to help Todd escape with the chicken. They manage to make it past the cop but after they leave the cop realizes that Todd's new wife is a chicken. Tom Jumbo-Gumbo, on the news, talks to the owner of Chicken 4 Dayz about the escaped chicken. Diane asks Todd what his plan is and Irving suggests that they take her to Central Farms. Bojack asks Kelsey if he can get to know her over lunch. Kelsey gets a call from the police and learns about the chicken fiasco. He tells Kelsey that they're going to try and bring her daughter back alive.

Kelsey tells Bojack about the situation and Bojack offers her his car so that she can go after her daughter. Diane and the others are at Central Farms to drop off the chicken. Todd says goodbye to the chicken and starts to cry because she was his best friend. Kelsey says she doesn't understand why Bojack needs her to like him. Bojack says that maybe he needs a new authority figure in his life. Their car breaks down and they are forced to pull over. Todd and the others leave the farm. Todd says that he thinks the chicken will be very happy there. Diane says that gentle farms seems like the best place for her. Todd suddenly says that they have to get her back. Diane asks where is the chicken going to go. Todd manages to convince Diane to go back and break the chicken out.

Bojack and Kelsey stand on the side of the road. Kelsey asks what his plan is to get out of here. Bojack says that he'll sign an autograph and give it to the next person that drives by. Kelsey says that she's going to lose custody of her daughter. Kelsey says she's a terrible mother. Another car drives by and offers them a ride in exchange for autographs. Todd, Diane, and Irving return to the farm. Diane tells Irving to wait in the car while she and Todd break out the chickens. They run and hide but end up hiding in a slaughter shed. Irving drives the car into the shed and they escape but are stopped by the police. Kelsey arrives at the police station and hugs Irving. Bojack gets them to drop all the charges because he's a celebrity. He also called Drew Barrymore and had her adopt the chicken. Irving asks if anything they did mattered since Bojack saved the day. Diane says that she thinks they made a difference as they drive by a Chicken 4 Dayz with a line outside of it.

Cast

Actor Character
Will Arnett ... BoJack Horseman
Amy Sedaris ... Princess Carolyn
Alison Brie ... Diane Nguyen
Paul F. Tompkins ... Mr. Peanutbutter
Aaron Paul ... Todd Chavez
Maria Bamford ... Kelsey Jannings
Khandi Alexander ... Police Chief/ Farmer's Wife
Ron Funches ... Gentle Farms Farmer
Lisa Hanawalt ... Becca
Craig Kilborn ... Michael Morgan
Keith Olbermann ... Tom Jumbo-Grumbo
Amy Schumer ... Irving Jannings
Cedric Yarbrough ... Officer Meow Meow Fuzzyface / Chicken 4 Dayz Announcer

Trivia

  • BoJack's car breaks down due to not repairing it after hitting a deer in the previous episode, which BoJack mentions.