BoJack Horseman: Ruthie
September 15, 2017 8:40 PM - Season 4, Episode 9 - Subscribe

One one awful day, Princess Carolyn deals with rejection, deception and loss. BoJack and Diane try to track down Hollyhock's birth certificate.
posted by rhizome (15 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
'Corpse Me if You Can-Can,' the 1940s Cannes, France-set story of a Can-Can dancer who contracts cancer, but continues to Can-Can as a canny cadaver who plays the accordion. With Kevin Corrigan, Kevin Kline, Chris Kline, Chris Pine, and Chris Kattan.
posted by rhizome at 9:07 PM on September 15, 2017 [16 favorites]


This episode wrecked me. The central gimmick would have been an intolerable stab, honestly, if other episodes weren't immediately available. I mean, dang. That said, I think the necklace bit didn't quite click because it's hard to imbue something that has largely gone unmentioned with a bunch of emotional weight.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:39 PM on September 15, 2017 [2 favorites]


The ending killed me.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:09 AM on September 16, 2017 [8 favorites]


"Who knew Portnoy had so many complaints!?"
posted by Brittanie at 9:29 AM on September 16, 2017 [13 favorites]


Man, Jessica Portnoy just has not stuck in my head. Always the B or C plot, never the A.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:29 AM on September 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


Courtney Portnoy, isn't it?

My trouble with the character is that I can't figure out who she's supposed to be, specifically or more generally. Who is like her?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:59 AM on September 16, 2017 [4 favorites]


I think she's there for Princess Caroline to have a client, which she doesn't seem to have much of these days.
posted by rhizome at 12:30 PM on September 16, 2017


Was that kid in the dentist chair Vincent Adultman? At first I didn't think so because PC would have recognized him, but then again, she didn't recognize VA as a ruse either. I'll have to go watch the old episodes to see if it's the same kid.
posted by Brittanie at 5:53 PM on September 16, 2017 [3 favorites]


I think she’s there for Princess Caroline to have a client, which she doesn't seem to have much of these days.

If she were managing Sextina Aquafina it would have given this portion of the season a different vibe.
posted by Going To Maine at 5:59 PM on September 16, 2017 [1 favorite]


Re: Portnoy alliterations. Hear me out.

I think all the alliterative wordplay this season, which was present in other seasons but surely ramped up this time, is an indirect shade throwing at series that are less scripted and rely on more improv, like Rick and Morty. Especially after "Yes, and" in the 2nd season.
posted by kittensofthenight at 4:08 PM on September 17, 2017


I like that theory a lot, and that if they have the opportunity they should take the chance to stretch out some things that nobody else is doing.
posted by rhizome at 6:15 PM on September 17, 2017


Damn...
posted by drezdn at 8:05 AM on September 18, 2017


This episode was all kinds of devastating, but the detail that Charlie Witherspoon bought the Utah Jazz specifically in order to employ them as agents made me laugh harder than anything else this season.
posted by Ragged Richard at 7:11 AM on September 20, 2017 [8 favorites]


The ending killed me.

'Well,' I said to my wife a few minutes into this episode, 'I'm glad they started this episode off by framing it from the perspective of one of Princess Carolyn's descendants, otherwise this one might have been hard to take, even for Bojack.'

Yeah. The ending really hit me too.
posted by cjelli at 11:37 AM on September 27, 2017 [4 favorites]


Poor Torf. Fucking managers, how do they work?
posted by oulipian at 6:25 PM on September 28, 2017


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