|“||Sweetheart, everyone knows who I am. I'm Hank Hippopopalous. Who the hell are you?||”|
—Hank Hippopopalous, Hank After Dark
Hank Hippopopalous is the host of the TV show Hey, I Think You Can Dance and a minor character in BoJack Horseman.
Hank gained worldwide fame in the 90s as star of the popular show Hank After Dark that earned him the 1994 Animal Choice Award for Male Animal in a Comedy, Drama or Variety Show. Before that he had a program called Hank Hippopopalous's Dance-Pop Cosmopolis and a novelty rap album titled Hank Hippopopalous Hip-Hop Hypothesis. Mr Peanutbutter was a huge fan of him as a child, and he first met BoJack Horseman and Mr Peanutbutter in 1994, in a backstage party for the 1994 Animal Choice Awards, BoJack was highly upset that he had lost, and was drinking heavily that night, while Mr Peanutbutter was eager to meet Hank, and took a picture with him. Hank praised BoJack for being funny but said " But I'm Uncle Hanky, you can't beat Uncle Hanky, that's just the way it is." causing BoJack to feel more depressed that night.
During a book tour, Diane brings attention to a scandal involving Hank. She says that all of his female personal assistants have "made the same allegation," though the exact nature of these allegations is never revealed (it is implied however, it may have been sexual harassment).
- Hank's news scandal is reminiscent of Bill Cosby's rape allegations. It also shares some similarities with the David Letterman scandal involving his assistants.