The third season of Bojack Horseman was strange, and devastating. It was also weird as hell, with all of those elements probably paying off most in its fourth episode, the almost entirely nonverbal, underwater “Fish Out of Water.”
If you watched that episode and marveled that something so artistically bleak and self-reflective could make its way to air, especially in an animated show, you weren’t alone. Thankfully, the show’s creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg, posted some insight to his Twitter. Below is the email he sent pitching the episode.
In my experience, it is always worth taking the time to convince those people. pic.twitter.com/Iq3j0XKb9a— Raphael Bob-Waksberg (@RaphaelBW) December 1, 2016
Whether you’re looking for some advice in pitching your weird, creative ideas, or you’re just glad to see that your dark, obscure tastes in Buffy episodes and other television is still relevant, that’s one hell of a great letter.
Not every network would have let something as unique as Bojack Horseman on the air in the first place, but thank you to Netflix for not just putting it on the air, or keeping it there, but for listening to brilliant emails and believing in the show enough to let it keep getting weirder and better.