Monday, May 29, 2017


BoJack angers Neal McBeal, the Navy Seal, after taking some muffins he called dibs on, hilarity ensues.

First, okay let's be real, Neal McBeal, the Navy Seal is fun to say. Second, much like the first episode, I noticed a lot more cutaway gags during this then I did initially. Still, the show feels natural, hardly different from later episodes of the show, funny, dark, a bit tragic, but still relatable.

The episode begins with BoJack at a bar, picking up a shallow "fan?" girl after berating her. The morning after is supposed to be the start of his work with Diane, but after a pretty funny bit involving his toaster strudel, BoJack, decides to go to the supermarket, which is where the bulk of the episode's plot begins. 

Patton Oswalt appears again, this time as Neal McBeal, the Navy Seal. He doesn't do much to change his voice, but it works well on this tired, desperate character who just wants his muffins. I especially like how the arguments between Neal McBeal, the Navy Seal and BoJack escalate to a point where it becomes clear BoJack is clearly the bigger asshole, even if he sorta was in the right at the start.

We get a couple of running gag subplots throughout this episode, one involves Todd in a long distance relationship that goes nowhere, but is slightly amusing. The other subplot involves Mr.Peanutbutter's new reality show, "Peanutbutter & Jelly". I forgot how comically stupid Mr.Peanutbutter tried to explain why the title worked, suffice to say I laughed.

All is eventually resolved, even if it's not the way BoJack hoped for, something we soon learn he is quite familiar with. Throughout the episode, we do see Diane try to get BoJack to talk about himself, only to see him constantly avoid admitting the awful abusive truth. Which leads to how the episode caps off, with BoJack finally talking about his sad childhood, something we will continue to learn gets worse.

Again, another solid, funny episode of BoJack Horseman, I only have one more thing to say... Neal McBeal, the Navy Seal.

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Written by Octaviano Macias

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