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Season 1 | Episode 7 | “Say Anything” | Release Aug 22, 2014

We all thought the Diane/BoJack knot got tied up at the end of episode 6. Oh boy, were we wrong! As BoJack recovers from his lost love, things get turned upside down in an emotional and engaging episode 7.

The show opens with BoJack barely conscious and reeling after a two-week bender. With Diane engaged to Mr. Peanutbutter, there’s nothing left to do but swill scotch, drive recklessly, and befriend a homeless John Stamos. Claiming he needs a Diane distraction, Carolyn calls in a favor. BoJack is going to be the celebrity face of Guten Bourbon (the urban German bourbon). Might as well make a commission off of BoJack’s spiraling alcoholism.

After dealing with our drunken friend, Carolyn heads off to a breakfast meeting with producer Lenny Turteltaub (J.K. Simmons). Lenny has good news: he’s secured Zach Braff to direct the Eva Braun movie starring Cate Blanchett (one of Carolyn’s clients). Despite Lenny’s warnings of getting ahead of herself, Carolyn is confident she can seal the deal.

Episode 7 - Merger

Brimming with good vibes, Carolyn walks into corporate chaos. While she was at breakfast, her agency has merged with a competitor. As part of the new partnership, Carolyn learns her most bitter rival, Vanessa Gecko (Kristin Chenoweth), has joined the team. The two reunite and, after hearing about Vanessa’s perfect life with her perfect husband and her perfect kids, Carolyn storms off.

Carolyn has another problem. BoJack has gone AWOL on the commercial, and Todd has taken his place. Still on the phone with Todd, BoJack strolls into her office. After numerous bourbons, BoJack wants to get back together with Carolyn. According to him, Diane ripping his heart out was “the best thing that ever happened to him.” Carolyn reminds him of the countless times he’s thought that about horrendous life events and tells him to leave. She can’t be his agent and his girlfriend at the same time.

“Best thing that ever happened” moment: Carolyn provides a number of BoJack’s “best things.” This includes losing an award, getting caught with cocaine, and knocking up a hooker. All those wonderful life lessons!

Episode 7 - BoJack Hooker

As BoJack leaves, Lenny calls up with some news. Zach Braff has left the Eva Braun project, and they need a new director. To make matters worse, BoJack is so obsessed with dating her, he gives her a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself that spits Jerry McGuire quotes every time she walks by. Charming!

One horrid lunch meeting with Steven Spielberg later, Carolyn gets more bad news. Not only does she have to share her office with Vanessa, BoJack has dumped her as a client in favor of her new desk-mate. Why? Because Carolyn said they can’t be partners in both businesses and in life. He’s in “love!”

After getting a glimpse of Todd’s new role in the German liquor commercial, Carolyn gives Vanessa the lowdown on BoJack. He’s her problem now. Just when Carolyn thinks she’s handed Vanessa a disaster, the paparazzi birds walk in. Time for some blackmail! They want $150 a piece to not release the damning photos of BoJack and Sarah Lynn. Much to Carolyn’s annoyance, Vanessa perfectly defuses the situation.

Episode 7 - Todd Camera

But that’s just the beginning of Carolyn’s troubles. Her boss has replaced her assistant with an inept intern, Todd has become a drunken madman on the commercial set, and Vanessa has stolen the Eva Braun project out from under her. She even got Quentin Tarantulino (a tarantula) to direct!

After a nightmare day, Carolyn finds BoJack in her office and offers to take her out on a proper date. Why not choose happiness over hard work for once in her life? Carolyn agrees, and the two go to BoJack’s restaurant. Dinner is going wonderfully until she gets a call from Vanessa. It’s official: Cate Blanchett is officially Vanessa’s client. On the brink of a meltdown, Carolyn quietly chooses to enjoy herself with BoJack. She tells her reflection to choose happiness.

Back outside, Herb returns BoJack’s voicemail from episode 5. Herb still has a grudge against BoJack and tells him that if he wants to fix things, he needs to head to Miami ASAP. He may not have much longer to live.

This knocks BoJack out of his loving mood and when Carolyn returns, ready for some fun, BoJack breaks it off with her. It’s a complete 180. BoJack admits they are just two lonely people trying to not hate themselves for a day or two. It was all a big mistake.

Episode 7 - BoJack Carolyn

Fantastic reference moment: As BoJack speeds off, Carolyn says, “Of course, of course. That’s what you get when you fall for a horse.”

Like a true Hollywood agent, Carolyn decides to get back to business. Who cares BoJack is off to Miami to see Herb, who happens to be dying of cancer? Throw those emotions away! The only thing that can crack her armor is news of Vanessa dropping BoJack as a client. Carolyn’s new mission? Get her boy a movie deal before the day is out or the agency drops him for good.

One hundred phone calls later, it’s not looking good for Carolyn. Just as she’s about to give up, cardboard BoJack tosses out a quip and inspiration strikes. Get Cameron Crowe to direct an adaptation of Cate Blanchett’s favorite book and cast her in the lead! She meets with Crowe (who’s really a raven), and all is looking good for the project.

Back in the office, the tables have turned. Cate Blanchett has dropped the Eva Braun project, the boss isn’t happy, and Lenny has a director with no movie to shoot. Since Tarantulino had his heart set on a rom-com, Carolyn suggests a movie about “that guy who stole the Hollywood D for his girlfriend.” And which washed-up sitcom horse would be perfect for the role? You guessed it!

Episode 7 - Carolyn Night

Carolyn calls BoJack to deliver the good news, but something isn’t right. With Diane sitting next to him in a moving car, BoJack sounds depressed and sullen. Carolyn tries to find out what happened in Miami, but BoJack hangs up without saying. Clearly, something serious has just gone down.

As Carolyn watches day turn to dusk, her phone wishes her a happy 40th birthday. We’re left with a dozen questions. What happened in Miami? Why is Diane with BoJack? How will Todd handle all his newfound advertising fame? A lot is left hanging in an episode full of emotional ups and downs.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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