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Introduction

Planned Obsolescence is the third episode of Season 5 of BoJack Horseman. It premiered with the rest of Season 5 on September 14, 2018.

Synopsis

Todd meets Yolanda's parents and sister Mindy, who don't know she's asexual. Mr. Peanutbutter romances a young waitress. Gina confesses a childhood dream to BoJack.

Plot

BoJack is at Elefante with Gina. Pickles the waitress arrives, and Gina excuses herself to the bathroom. Pickles meets up with her in there and talks about how they’re both dating celebrities. Gina tells Pickles she should have zero expectations when dating a celebrity, making Pickles worry she and Mr. Peanutbutter are moving too fast.

BoJack is on set, but he keeps saying his directional lines due to his mind being messed up from the night shoots. During break, BoJack invites Gina to go to the snack table, but Gina declines and puts her earbuds back in.

Yolanda goes to pick up Todd from WhatTimeIsItRightNow. They're going to meet Yonada's parents, but Yolanda tells Todd that she hasn't told them that she's asexual. She asks Todd if just for tonight they can pretend to be sexually active, but Todd says that her parents probably wouldn't bring up that topic during dinner. Yolanda reluctantly agrees.

Mr. Peanutbutter surprise Pickles by picking her up from work and inviting her to go with him to the desert so they can watch the international space station being blown up. Pickles is excited, but she tells Mr. Peanutbutter a wise person in the bathroom gave her advice that makes her worry they’re moving too fast, and they should wait a little bit before going on their next date. Mr. Peanutbutter accepts, but Pickles still wants to go with him to the desert - but it’s not a date. The two decide since they’re both going they’ll carpool in his limo.

BoJack tries talking to Gina at the snack table, but she has earbuds in her ears. He pulls one out and learns that she's listening to a corny musical's soundtrack, and he teases her about it.

Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles leave Los Angeles in a limo. Inside, Mr. Peanutbutter asks the driver to turn off the romantic music and put something less romantic on. She turns on a podcast which happens to be Diane's for GirlCroosh, making things awkward, especially when she brings up Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles and how she’s half his age.

Todd and Yolanda are at dinner with her family, where they reveal they’re sex obsessed - her father is an erotic novelist, her mother Angelica is an adult film star, and her identical twin sister Mindy is a sex adviser columnist. Todd gets uncomfortable when Mindy hits on him. He and Yolanda try to leave, but Yolanda's parents insist they stay the night and make love in their house. Yolanda reluctantly agrees.

BoJack continues to make fun of Gina. Gina tells BoJack about how when she was six her mother took her to see a bad Broadway show, but she loved it and always dreamed of performing on Broadway, but she assumed she wasn’t good enough, although she still listens to the musical to remind her of a time when she felt good. BoJack apologizes, but turns his apology into teasing. Gina storms off angry.

Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles get hungry, but Pickles says that restaurants are a date thing. They agree fast food doesn’t count and stop at a KFC, but it turns out to be a fancy restaurant.

Todd and Yolanda are in Yolanda's room. Todd tells Yolanda about her sister hitting on him. She tells him how in high school, when she was still trying to figure out her sexuality, she dressed like Mindy and hit on her boyfriend. She realized she wasn’t into it, but Mindy found out and now she probably wants to get back at her.

Yolanda's mom, Angelica, asks Todd for some help moving something. Todd goes to help her but when he gets to the room she is naked. When he isn’t aroused, Angelica confirms her theory that he is asexual. Todd leaves but gets pulled into Mindy's room. She tells him to meet her under the oak tree at midnight. Todd escapes and gets back to Yolanda and tells her what happened. Yolanda suggests that she dress up as Mindy and tell their mom that Todd made a pass at her.

BoJack apologizes for real to Gina. Gina accepts, just as long as he didn't tell anyone else. BoJack says that he told Princess Carolyn, and that she can sing in the nightclub scene. Gina asks why he'd do that. BoJack tells her that it's her dream, and that if she doesn't try now she'll always wonder what if. Gina agrees to do it. She hugs and kisses him before she goes to get ready.

Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles eat spaghetti. They both start to confess things that they'd normally not say on a date. Mr. Peanutbutter accidently says that he still has feelings for Diane. This puts a damper on the mood. Pickles says that they should just finish their meal and then head to watch the explosion.

Todd is cornered by Angelica while Yolanda sneaks into Mindy's room in order to steal her clothes. Angelica still wants to be seduced by Todd, as she is fascinated by asexuality. Mindy returns, mad that Todd stood her up, and sees Yolanda's clothes on the floor in her room. Yolanda knocks on her mom’s door, but hears Mindy being called by their father, so she goes to see him. Todd tells her mom to go put on every piece of clothing she owns, because asexuals do that so they don’t appear sexy.

Yolanda's dad shows "Mindy" a barrel of her grandmother’s secret lubricant that he wants to give Yolanda, and tells her it’s worth $100,000 dollars. Mindy goes into Yolanda's room pretending to be Yolanda and trying to seduce Todd, although the real Yolanda comes in telling Todd about the lube.

She notices Mindy and they start wrestling. They bring the fight out into the hall and accidentally open the lube barrel causing it to spill everywhere. Yolanda's dad asks Todd to plug the hole with his erect penis, but Todd decides to use his toe instead. As he goes to do it he slips and pushes the barrel off the edge. It falls to the ground and breaks.

Gina sings in front of BoJack, Princess Carolyn, and Flip. However, her nervousness makes her singing hesitant and a bit stilted, and she cracks on the final note. Gina leaves ashamed. Princess Carolyn tells BoJack that what he did is mean, but BoJack says he was trying to do a nice thing.

The whole family continues to fight each other. Todd slips out of the house and as Yolanda fights her sister, she finally reveals to everyone that she is asexual. On the car ride home, it’s revealed Yolanda’s family was very accepting of her asexuality.

However, Todd asks Yolanda why she lied and told her parents that he went to college. She tells him that she wanted to make him look impressive. Todd says they should break up because the only thing they have in common is that they're asexual, although he makes a deal with her and tells her if they haven't found anyone by the time that they're one hundred that they'll be together again. Yolanda tells him that she'll see him when they're one hundred.

At the desert, Pickles doesn’t want to sit on the blanket with Mr. Peanutbutter. Mr. Peanutbutter apologizes to Pickles, telling her that he wants her to know everything about him, but he likes her and that every time he sees her he likes her a little bit more. Pickles scoots in close and they cuddle under a blanket.

Gina deletes the musical from her phone as she cries a little. She goes to BoJack's, where he tries to apologize, but she stops him, saying that he was right - if she hadn't sung she would've wondered what if. Gina goes to bed, leaving BoJack to think about everything. Todd gets dropped off, and when he turns around, Yolanda has left. Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles make out while the space station explodes up above.