There is no doubt in my mind that Bojack Horseman is one of the best tv shows on television right now. It is funny, full of fantastic animal puns, and heartbreaking and emotional. This season we were gifted with a number of fabulous Bojack Horseman knitting moments. If you haven’t watched the latest season on Netflix, get on it!
In the first episode of season four, we get to see Princess Carolyn rock her very own pussy hat. Is she making a political statement, or does she just like that the the hat accommodates her ears? I hope it’s both.
Later in the season in Episode Five, “Thoughts and Prayers” in between brilliant commentary on women’s rights and gun control (which seems even more relevant than it did when I first watched it, in light of recent events) they also manage to squeeze in a pretty great knitting gag in the background throughout the visits Bojack makes to his mom in a nursing home.
This knitter continues to work hard on her sweater in the background of the episode. The show is still pretty accurate, so the passage of time is pretty do-able for knitting a sweater.
And in typical Bojack Horseman form, one of the most tragically sad moments of dementia for BoJack Horseman’s mom, is also a moment when there is a knitting sight gag that would horrify any knitter:
The show covers so darn much, is always funny, but is always remarkably real and heartfelt for an animated series. It’s also voiced by some of my favorite actors: Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, and some days I even like Will Arnett. (Sometimes I just think he plays a self involved blowhard a little too well? Right?)
This season of Bojack Horseman was INSANELY good. It even has some great musical theater folks doing voice acting, like Lin Manuel Miranda, Raúl Esparza, and Coleman Domingo. If I haven’t convinced you yet, perhaps I will never be able to. Watch it friends!