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Season 1 | Episode 10 | “One Trick Pony” | Released Aug 22, 2014

Episode 9 of BoJack Horseman settled some scores and set things right. Diane is newly married, Todd has a new gig, and BoJack is still BoJack. With episode 10, things go one step further as BoJack preps for his new feature film.

We open with an Excess Hollywoo (yes, that’s spelled correctly) exposé on BoJack’s new movie about Mr. Peanutbutter’s stolen D. Mr. Peanutbutter tells the host he’s delighted to be the film’s inspiration, but BoJack is still bitter about losing credit for his scheme. When talking to Carolyn, he even offered to play himself, but the role had already been filled by Wallace Shawn (playing himself). Back on the interview, BoJack says he’s “delighted to be there.”

Episode 10 - Hollywoo

After the credits, Diane meets up with BoJack at the craft services table (otherwise known as her kitchen). After tales of dating waitresses and high school suffering, Diane has good news: The book’s first draft is finished! She’s terrified of people reading it, but BoJack is sympathetic. If it’s half as good as spending time with her is, it’ll be a smash!

Back on set, Mr. Peanutbutter has a few notes for BoJack. He’s wearing a crewneck T-shirt, when Mr. Peanutbutter always rocks a V. When Mr. Peanutbutter explains that the story should be told exactly as it happened, BoJack reminds him everything is already a lie. He’s the one who stole the D, he should be the hero, and the movie can suck it. Still focused on the T-shirt, Mr. Peanutbutter promises to get wardrobe to fix his clothing error.

Episode 10 - Tarant ansd Crew

Upstairs, Naomi Watts is trying to get inside Diane’s character by following her around. After a few questions, Diane admits that life always has a “day after.” Her wedding was the best day of her life that the coming days will never match. Watts tells Diane she’s a classic “Zoe.” Diane is less than pleased.

Meanwhile, after failing to catch BoJack’s tossed jacket, Todd explains to BoJack how psyched he is to work for Mr. Peanutbutter. Being on a film set is thrilling, especially after his dream rock opera fell apart. With some incriminating language, Todd makes sure BoJack knows exactly how he feels without ever saying it.

After showing us he’s still upset with BoJack over the rock opera, Todd offers some script advice to Tarantulino. Instead of firing him, like he did other crew members, the director invites him back to his web for a creative sit-down. Go Todd!

Episode 10 - BoJack Gift Basket

Meanwhile, BoJack calls Carolyn with a list of complaints. Aside from the honeydew in the fruit bowl, he’s sick of the production. BoJack also thinks Todd is on to his rock opera sabotage and wants to know if he should plan a counter-sabotage. Carolyn tells him to stop plotting and just do his job.

As Carolyn hangs up, Naomi Watts comes in with terrible news. They’ve removed all of BoJack’s lines and made her the film’s focus. Typical of Hollywood to create interesting three-dimensional characters!

Episode 10 - Naomi Diane

After BoJack and Naomi reshoot the opening love scene, the actress meets with Diane again. Now that Naomi is the lead, she needs to obsessively own every thought inside Diane’s head. Diane tells Naomi she should be grilling BoJack. Grill anybody but her.

Back in the kitchen, BoJack tries to make nice with Todd, but he has bigger plans: more rewrites with Tarantulino! Todd’s suggestions of making BoJack the film’s asshole villain and setting it in space blow the director’s mind. BoJack confides to Mr. Peanutbutter that the film is losing its way. If he’s going to be in a movie he hates, he had better be the star. Mr. Peanutbutter is still obsessed with the shirt.

Episode 10 - Diane BoJack and Naomi

Upstairs, BoJack and Naomi are working through the updated script (now suspiciously turning into Todd’s rock opera). Frustrated by the ever-changing plot, Naomi digs deep into the Diane character and starts making out with BoJack. She’s found the essence of Diane that the real Diane never came to grips with.

Later, they’ve taken the uncomfortable sex to the kitchen table. Diane walks in, comments on their new friendship, and reports that the book has been sent to the publisher. BoJack excitedly leaves to call Pinky Penguin, who reluctantly sends it over. The book is entitled One Trick Pony and is filled with painfully honest yet brutal anecdotes about BoJack’s sordid lifestyle. Rather than a ghostwritten biography, Diane has written an account of her six months with him.

Episode 10 - BoJack Reading

Livid, BoJack storms to the rooftop to confront Diane. She explains that she simply tried to tell the BoJack story from an honest point of view. He wanted the world to know his story; she put in on paper. Despite her good intentions, BoJack isn’t convinced. This isn’t about friends anymore. She’s an employee, he’s the boss, and she needs to fix the book. Now. Frustrated, Diane calls Wayne for a Buzzfeed favor.

Back on set, the movie has jumped the shark. The BoJack character is now a space emperor, the protagonist is a glowing ball of light, and Todd thinks this doesn’t even have to be a movie anymore. It would work fine as a smartphone app. He and Tarantulino go off to do more rewrites.

Frustrated with everything, BoJack goes upstairs to confess his love to Naomi Watts, but she has bad news. Her character has been replaced by an orange ball and she’s off the movie. Now that she’s not the Diane character, she has no feelings for BoJack whatsoever. To make things worse, BoJack learns that the movie is no longer a movie. Via a series of rewrites and ideas, the film is now a bimonthly snack-basket gift club. Mr. Peanutbutter announces his story is finally being told.

Episode 10 - BoJack Fired

After learning Todd never meant to ruin his movie despite him still being upset about the sabotage, BoJack finds the crew laughing at him. Diane has leaked info from her book into a Buzzfeed article. The world now knows BoJack is a real person who’s addicted to apple fritters. BoJack angrily approaches Diane, but she has an explanation. She only did it to generate heat for the book, and the early comments have been great. People are connecting with the real BoJack. But he wants nothing to do with reality, the book, or Diane after being embarrassed, and he fires her on the spot. It’s a sensational cliffhanger that leaves us hungry for episode 11.

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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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