BoJack Horseman (season 2)

The second season of the animated television series BoJack Horseman premiered exclusively via Netflix's web streaming service on July 17, 2015.[1] The season consists of 12 episodes.[2]

BoJack Horseman
Season 2
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Season 2 promotional poster
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes12
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)
Season chronology
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List of episodes

Cast and charactersEdit





No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
141"Brand New Couch"Amy WinfreyRaphael Bob-WaksbergJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)201

In 1973, BoJack watches Secretariat read his letter while his parents fight in another room. His mother Beatrice sits with him and reminds him that he has "ruined" her, and that he must make something of himself to make up for it. During the Horsin' Around era, she comes to one of his live shows, but is unimpressed. As Secretariat begins shooting, BoJack, with a new, overly positive attitude, struggles to jog up a hill outside his house and film a serious line. As he worries over being unable to perform in his dream role, Beatrice calls him to inform she read his book and apologizes for birthing him "broken," causing BoJack to drop his attitude and film the line perfectly.

Guest starring: George Takei as Audiobook Narrator
152"Yesterdayland"J.C. GonzalezPeter A. KnightJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)202

BoJack finds himself frustrated with his recent dates, all of them more interested in his fame and reputation, until he meets Wanda Pierce, an owl network executive who just woke up from a thirty year coma. They begin dating, and he becomes jealous of her new friend, a man who also woke up from a coma but is a KGB sleeper agent. Todd builds his own version of Disneyland after winning a legal battle with Disney, but becomes frustrated when Mr. Peanutbutter tries to take over. As the park catches fire because of its shoddy structure, Mr. Peanutbutter saves Todd's life and BoJack assures Wanda that she makes him want to fix his jealous and negative impulses, and she accepts his offer to move in with him.

Guest starring: Joel McHale as Alex and Lisa Kudrow as Wanda Pierce
163"Still Broken"Amy WinfreyMehar SethiJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)203

Herb dies in a car accident after his cancer goes into remission, and the executor of his will sends BoJack and the Horsin' Around kids on a scavenger hunt. The former kids find that Herb left them a manuscript to publish through their memories of him, but realize it has been stolen by Herb's friend Henry Winkler. They confronts Winkler, who explains that Herb's manuscript was awful and would ruin his reputation if it was published. Princess Carolyn tries to use the funeral to get new clients, but is forced to improvise an entire friendship with Herb when Mr. Peanutbutter asks her to tell stories about him. Todd adopts a new, confident persona called "Toad" when BoJack orders him to go get soda, but quickly drops it when BoJack criticizes him. In a flashback to after the first filming of Horsin' Around, BoJack expresses his fear of the future changing them, but Herb assures him that they will be fine.

Guest starring: Stanley Tucci as Herb Kazzaz and Henry Winkler as himself
174"After the Party"J.C. GonzalezJoe LawsonJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)204

Mr. Peanutbutter throws Diane a lavish thirty-fifth birthday party against her wishes, and the two get into a fight, which ends the party early. Diane realizes Mr. Peanutbutter is trying to get her to not leave to work with Sebastian St. Clair, and after a long talk about his fear of being without her, he decides he is comfortable with her going. Princess Carolyn notices Vincent without his trench coat on the street, and he tries to convince her that it was actually his son. She breaks up with him, but never realizes the truth about what he really is. Todd watches as his and Princess Carolyn's phones fall in love, but his phone updates and deletes its feelings. BoJack hits a deer and he and Wanda take it to the hospital while she tells him two separate jokes about obsession that tie together in the end.

Guest starring: Paul McCartney as himself
185"Chickens"Mike RobertsJoanna CaloJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)205

Desperate to get Kelsey to like him, BoJack occupies the Secretariat crew for the day, but she is still annoyed by him. She pawns off her sardonic daughter onto Diane, who returns home to find Todd harboring a brain-damaged chicken that escaped from a fast food transport truck. They give the chicken to a farm that will treat her well before killing her for food, only for Todd and Diane to feel guilt and free all the chickens. They are caught and arrested, but BoJack uses his celebrity status to free them, further annoying Kelsey by making the situation about himself.

Guest starring: Ron Funches as Gentle Chickens Farmer, Amy Schumer as Irving, Craig Kilborn as Michael Morgan
196"Higher Love"J.C. GonzalezVera SantamariaJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)206

After Mr. Peanutbutter's agent dies of autoerotic asphyxiation, Princess Carolyn tracks down the still alive J.D. Salinger and convinces him to pitch a celebrity quiz game show and make Mr. Peanutbutter the host. Despite her efforts, she finds herself unappreciated at her company. BoJack absentmindedly tells Wanda that he loves her and immediately takes it back out of terror, becoming upset when she tells him she does not love him either. When BoJack's costar admits to him that he was formerly addicted to erotic asphyxiation, he gets the idea to pretend to do it himself and have Wanda save his life if she truly loves him. He accidentally does in front of her, and she saves him and admits she does love him. BoJack tries to say that he does too but is unable to fully, and later finds his costar dead, having tried to asphyxiate himself.

Guest starring: Alan Arkin as J.D. Salinger

The focus on auto-erotic asphyxiation, including two deaths in the episode, has meant that this is the only episode in the series to be given an 18 certificate by the British Board of Film Classification.[3]
207"Hank After Dark"Amy WinfreyKelly GaluskaJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)207

While on tour with BoJack, Diane brings up allegations of sexual misconduct towards beloved television icon Hank Hippopopalous, sparking immense backlash against her. She tries to get a magazine to run a story on him, but the corporation that relies on Hippopopalous' image and owns the magazine shuts the story down. With Mr. Peanutbutter upset with her for possibly jeopardizing his upcoming game show, Diane decides to join St. Clair in the country of Cordovia. The prince of Cordovia, who bears resemblance to Todd, visits America, and the two briefly switch places. Todd sends Cordovia into chaos, while the prince finds himself disturbed by American culture.

Guest starring: Scott Wolf as Scott Wolf (fox caricature), Philip Baker Hall as Hank Hippopopalous
218"Let's Find Out"Matt MariskaAlison Flierl & Scott ChernoffJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)208

BoJack goes on Salinger's game show as a favor for Wanda, where he squares off against Daniel Radcliffe and is intentionally set up to lose. Todd finds himself at odds with a production assistant who wins Salinger's pen after solving a power outage, and tricks her into giving him the pen. Princess Carolyn informs BoJack of a way to tell when Mr. Peanutbutter is reading the correct answer, but he is asked to throw the game by Wanda, and so he ties with Radcliffe instead of winning. The show gets derailed when BoJack insults Mr. Peanutbutter and he reveals that he knows BoJack kissed Diane. Wanda orders them to make up by the end of the show, so BoJack admits he is envious of Mr. Peanutbutter's ability to be happy and they kiss on live television as ordered by the producers. BoJack chooses to take a final question to double his winnings for charity and is asked one where Radcliffe is the answer, and, angered by Radcliffe not recognizing him earlier, intentionally answers wrong and has the money burned.

Guest starring: Daniel Radcliffe as himself, Alan Arkin as J.D. Salinger and Tatiana Maslany as Mia McKibbin
229"The Shot"Matt MariskaElijah Aron & Jordan YoungJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)209

In 1972, BoJack smokes his first cigarette after seeing Secretariat smoke one on television. Beatrice catches him and forces him to smoke the rest of it while ordering him not to cry. The Secretariat producers decide to make the film more lighthearted, which BoJack and Kelsey both object to. They agree to film the last shot of the movie: Secretariat learning his brother was killed in Vietnam after sending him in his stead, doing so by breaking into the Nixon Museum while Margo Martindale and Princess Carolyn distract the police. Princess Carolyn becomes lost in a Kinkade painting but ultimately realizes that she chose her chaotic life because she loves it, choosing to start her own agency and a romantic relationship with her divorced coworker Rutabaga Rabitowitz. Diane decides to leave Cordovia after realizing St. Clair is only helping because of his narcissism, but does not tell Mr. Peanutbutter. BoJack refuses to cry on camera, but Kelsey gets the shot without him crying and claims he had the emotion he needed in him all along, and he weeps outside while smoking. The next day, Kelsey is fired for their efforts, and BoJack returns home to find Diane, who asks to stay with him.

Guest starring: John Krasinski as Secretariat.
2310"Yes And"J.C. GonzalezMehar SethiJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)210

BoJack clashes with the new Secretariat director's nonchalant attitude, and a miscommunication leads to the director getting offended and prolonging the shoot schedule, forcing BoJack to miss a chance to do theatre work in New York. Depressed and angry, he stays at home and drinks with Diane, eventually being broken up with by Wanda when he insults her work. Todd joins an improv comedy club and excels, saving a spot at his show for BoJack, who does not come. BoJack and Diane talk about if finishing the proper version of Secretariat or going to New York would have made him happy, and he leaves for Tesuque, New Mexico to see Charlotte. Diane calls Mr. Peanutbutter when BoJack urges her to tell him the truth, but she instead requests he does not call her until she returns.

Guest starring: Ben Schwartz as Rutabaga Rabbitowitz, Liev Schreiber as Copernicus and Rian Johnson as Bryan
2411"Escape from L.A."Amy WinfreyJoe LawsonJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)211

BoJack finds that Charlotte is married with two teenage children and lies that he is in town for a boat show, but ends up staying and buying a boat which he names "Escape From L.A." to cover the lie when the family warms to him, particularly the daughter Penny. He rejects all of his Hollywoo obligations and lives with the family for two months, and accompanies Penny to her prom when she does not have a date. They have a fun evening with her friends until one of them passes out from alcohol poisoning, and BoJack and Penny abandon her and go home, where she comes onto him. He rejects her and sits with Charlotte, where she states her belief that BoJack cannot escape who he is before they kiss and BoJack urges her to run away with him, and she asks him to leave. As BoJack gets on the boat, Penny again tries to seduce him, and while he rejects her, he leaves the bedroom door open. Charlotte catches them about to have sex and harshly orders BoJack to leave, and he takes the boat with him back to California, where he finds Diane still at his house.

Guest starring: Olivia Wilde as Charlotte, Ed Helms as Kyle, Adam Pally as Trip and Ilana Glazer as Penny

NOTE: The opening theme song is replaced by "Kyle and the Kids", a parody theme song summarizing Charlotte's living conditions.
2512"Out to Sea"Mike RobertsElijah Aron & Jordan YoungJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)212

Princess Carolyn learns that Rabitowitz is back with his wife despite him continuing to have sex with her, and she fires him from the new company and chooses to run it herself. She hires Diane to work as a Twitter ghostwriter and she is spotted by Mr. Peanutbutter while out in public, and they agree for her to come home and pretend nothing happened. Todd joins the improv club's cruise ship and discovers their leader is a fraud. BoJack finds that he was replaced entirely in Secretariat by CGI, and Lenny Turtletaub introduces him to Ana Spanakopita, a publicist who plans to get him an Oscar. Disillusioned by people preferring the fake BoJack to him, he takes the Escape From L.A. to rescue Todd from the ship and learns that Princess Carolyn opened an orphanage in Herb's name using his Horsin' Around residuals. BoJack makes it up the hill outside his house and collapses from exhaustion, only for an elderly Japanese macaque who has been seen jogging throughout the season to advise him that "it gets a little easier, but you gotta do it every day," which BoJack seems to accept.

Guest starring: Ricky Gervais as Hedgehog at Orphanage, Sarah Koenig as Diane's Ringtone, Aisha Tyler as Sextina Aquafina, Angela Bassett as Ana Spanikopita and Rian Johnson as Bryan


On Rotten Tomatoes the second season holds an approval rating of 100%, based on 17 critics, with an average rating of 8.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "BoJack Horseman truly comes into its own during season two, maturing into an ambitious comedy that sensitively blends wackiness with dark, nuanced drama".[4] On Metacritic, the season has a score of 90 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[5]


  1. ^ Surette, Tim. "Whoa! Netflix Orders Season 2 of BoJack Horseman". TV Guide. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (May 21, 2015). "Netflix Reveals 'BoJack Horseman' Season 2 Release Date, New Poster".
  3. ^ "BOJACK HORSEMAN [Season 2,Episode 6,Higher Love]". British Board of Film Classification. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  4. ^ "BoJack Horseman: Season 2 (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "BoJack Horseman – Season 2". Metacritic. Retrieved April 28, 2015.