5 Reasons 'BoJack Horseman' Is Better Than 'Rick & Morty'

5 Reasons 'BoJack Horseman' Is Better Than 'Rick & Morty'

The best adult animated show in the world deserves to finally get recognized as the best.

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First of all, I love "Rick & Morty."

I think it's one of the funniest and best written television shows ever made.

I own a ton of "Rick & Morty" merchandise such as tee-shirts, five hour energy drinks, car fresheners, posters, slippers, even a Mr. Poopybutthole plush doll.

I'm eager to sit back and marathon this incredible series as a gift from God.

That being said, I think Netflix's "BoJack Horseman" is a little better.

A LITTLE.

Which is why even though I worship the ground that "Rick & Morty" walks on, I'm somewhat befuddled by how overwhelmingly popular it's become. Everywhere you go you'll find a store full of "Rick & Morty" merchandise you'd never think a show like that would be marketed in: Five Below, Target, and Barnes and Noble.

While I love the fact that one of my favorite shows is becoming wildly successful, I can't help but think that it's also stealing thunder from "BoJack."

I've seen plenty of good merchandise for "BoJack," but it's still not as mainstream as "Rick & Morty."

Perhaps that makes sense too: Even though "Rick & Morty" is all about being crazy and absurd, it still takes less risks and is less serious than "BoJack," therefore it's more appealing in the mainstream media.

This is why I've decided to point out 5 reasons why I think "BoJack" is a better show than "Rick & Morty" despite not being as popular.

And keep in mind: I am not taking any shots at "Rick & Morty," I love it to death!

I just think "BoJack" is SLIGHTLY better, the way I think The Beatles are slightly better than The Rolling Stones.

1. More Focus on Character Development 

By the time Season 5 premiered on Netflix in 2018, BoJack Horseman branched out into a show of five main characters with each having their own storyline.

The title character, BoJack Horseman, of course, a washed-up alcoholic 90s TV star struggling with loneliness and depression.

His agent and ex-girlfriend (a cat), Princess Carolyn, who struggles with finding her true purpose in life and tries to start her own family.

Todd Chavez, a mid-twenties human who lives with BoJack as his roommate despite being toyed by him often. His wacky misadventures make for hilarity.

Mr. Peanutbutter (a dog), another 90s TV star but the opposite of BoJack in personality. His overwhelming optimism often conflicts when a real and complicated situation enters into his life.

And Mr. Peanutbutter's wife, Diane Nguyen, the ghost-writer of BoJack's biography who also struggles with depression and tries to fight through the disgusting patriarchy as a 3rd wave feminist.

All five of these main characters go through numerous peaks and valleys every season and are often at odds with each other.

I'm not saying that "Rick & Morty" doesn't have character development either, but most episodes start and end with the two main characters reset as their default selves.

Rick: A old genius asshole dragging Morty on adventures.

Morty: An insecure, scared, and often angry boy trying to get everything together.

2. Richer Timeline

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It's funny to say this because "Rick & Morty" is all about time-traveling and alternative realities that make for a far more complex timeline.

Even so, "BoJack's" timeline and character history is incredible. Every season has certain stories or flashbacks to show why the characters are the way they are, going all the way back to when BoJack's mother was a kid during World War II.

From his mother's traumatic childhood to his parents meeting, to his rise of success in Hollywood (now Hollywoo) and betraying his best friend to save his career, BoJack's life of loneliness and depression was destined decades before he was even born.

Other flashbacks throughout the series give insight at how main characters became who they are such as Princess Carolyn's childhood struggles to make it out of poverty and Mr. Peanutbutter's cycle of relationships that always fall apart inevitably.

Even though the show is mainly about the BoJack's life from 2014 and beyond, the flashbacks fill in the blanks for each decade going back to the 1940s.

3. Even More Absurb Humor

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You think "Rick & Morty" has absurd humor?

How about "BoJack's" absurdity? The kind of jokes and references you never expected to be mentioned on a regular basis.

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Secretariat dodging Vietnam by making an arrangement with President Nixon.

Hundreds of Spaghetti Stringers being delivered at Mr. Peanutbutter's house at the start of season three and becoming useful at the end of it.

"Did you know Avatar came out in 2009?"

WASSUP BITCHES?!

WHAT ARE YOU DOINNN HERE?!

"Everything is literally a metaphor"

KILL DAT FETUS

Whale strippers

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That's just the surface of some of the most ridiculous but brilliant jokes I've ever heard.

4. Tackles Heavy & Uncomfortable Issues

Abortion.

Sexual Assault.

Mass Shootings.

"BoJack Horseman" doesn't just make references to these situations, they dedicate entire episodes to them.

And somehow, they still manage to put in clever and funny jokes without being too offensive. You walk away from those special episodes having a better understanding about these deep-rooted issues in our country and around the world that otherwise seem unsolvable.

If there were a consistent theme and story for each season, it would be BoJack's constant fight with depression, and everything he does to help it.

If you never had depression or don't know enough about it, this show is perfect in getting inside the mind of someone who does in BoJack, showing just how hard it is to get out of it.

"Rick & Morty" does confront issues as well like divorce and family life, but that still gets pushed aside for it's spectacle adventures. "BoJack" takes time to look at them while still entertaining us.

5. "BoJack" Has Real Consequences 

While "Rick & Morty" does show absurd consequences to absurb actions, it can still be fixed with a deus ex machina situation such as reversing the sequence of events, leaving a planet in disarray, or simply quitting one reality and entering another to start over.

Unlike a 30 minute sitcom where everything works out in the end (like the show BoJack starred in the 90s, "Horsin Around") the action BoJack and other characters take have long-lasting consequences that go beyound seasons.

BoJack has made many mistakes each season, from turning on his best friend and business partner, Herb Kazzaz, when the television studio fired him, to nearly sleeping with the teenage daughter of an old friend in New Mexico, to sleeping with his best friend's childhood sweetheart, to going on a drug spree with his old TV co-star and her dying because of it.

These characters and relationships aren't solved in the next episode, they all have to deal with them like people in real life and learn to live with them.

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48 Drake 'Scorpion' Lyrics You Can Use 'Nonstop' To 'Elevate' Your Summer Instagram Captions

Whether you're trying to find a caption for your beach selfie or need the perfect quote for your #SquadGoals pic, don't worry — Drizzy has got you covered!

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Unless you're living under a rock then you know that Drake's newest album, "Scorpion," dropped JUST in time for summer, y'all! That's why it's only right to use lyrics from "Scorpion" as Insta-worth captions for all of your summer Instagram posts.

Whether you're trying to find a caption for your beach selfie or need the perfect quote for your #SquadGoals pic, don't worry, Drizzy has got you covered!

For your #SquadGoals pics:

1. "House full of supermodels just like Mohamed Hadid" - Sandra's Rose

2. "Saturday, call the girls, get 'em gassed out" - Nice For What

3. "Imagine if I never met the broskies" - God's Plan

4. "We in the buildin', we came for a billion, ain't nobody playin'" - Talk Up

5. "Scared to come towards us, gotta run from us" - Sandra's Rose

6. "You got some bad friends, high school pics, you was even bad then" - Nice For What

7. "Love my brothers, cut 'em in on anything" - Nonstop

8. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" - Talk Up

For pics of you and bae:

9. "'Cause i want ya, and i need ya, and i'm down for you always" - In My Feelings

10. "Cupid's shot me, my heartbeat's racing" - Is There More

For your selfies/post break up posts/revenge body pics:

11. "I stay busy workin' on me" - Nonstop

12. "It's too late for all that lovey dovey sh*t" - Mob Ties

13. "I ain't even cut the tie, it severed itself" - Survival

14. "Had a man last year, life goes on" - Nice For What

15. "Ain't stressin' off no lover in the past tense" - Nice For What

16. "Pretty little young thing" - Jaded

17. "Now they wanna know me since I hit the top" - Nonstop

18. "They see what I got and, man, it's hard to content" - Nonstop

19. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" - Emotionless

20. "I only love my bed and my momma I'm sorry" - God's Plan

21 "Got a lot of blood and it's cold" - I'm Upset

22. "I've never been the type to make amends" - 8 out of 10

23. "They been keepin' tabs on me like i'm payin' next time" - 8 out of 10

24. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" - Sandra's Rose

25. "Only cryin' I do is cryin' from laughin' 'bout it" - Is There More

26. "Only lackin I can do is my lack of response" - Is There More

27. "Only rest that I do is "where the rest of my commas?"" - Is There More

28. "If I can't make it with you, I'll make it without" - Is There More

29. "You know it's real, don't gotta say it for you" - Ratchet Happy Birthday

30. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" - Survival

For your vacation/night-out pics:

31. "There's no way this is real life, man, it can't be" - Nonstop

32. "Look at the way we live" - Emotionless

33. "I have tea with stars and I swim with the sharks" - Survival

34. "Trips to wherever feels right" - Don't Matter To Me

35. "Vacay to a place where you could take pictures, post on insta" - That's How You Feel

36. "I know you like to drink 'til the sun comes up" - That's How You Feel

37. "I live like Ronaldo but I never been in Madrid" - Blue Tint

38. "Is there more to life than going on trips to Dubai?" - Is There More

39. "Only lyin' I do is lyin' out in the tropics" - Is There More

40. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" - Sandra's Rose

41. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" - Can't Take a Joke

42. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" - Final Fantasy

43. "She finally got to Rome and all she did was post pictures for people at home" - Emotionless

For your 4th of July pics:

44. "Yachts on the 4th of July, G5 soarin' the skies" - Is There More

45. "Workin' in the land of the free, the home of the brave" - Emotionless

46. "How can you be angry on a night in July" - Summer Games

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47. "It's your birthday, baby, it's your birthday" - Ratchet Happy Birthday

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15 Hilarious 'SpongeBob' Episodes To Watch During Your Procrastinationn

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Procrastination is something we all do whether it's to avoid that five-page essay or studying for your test at the end of the week. We all do it and we all do it differently. Yet for most of us, some kind of TV streaming app is usually involved in our procrastination ways. Want one of the best things to watch mindlessly while still having a great time? "Spongebob."

Yes, "Spongebob." One of the greatest shows of our childhood and still pretty funny for us as adults. There are plenty of moments that will have you laughing, but if you're looking for some of the bests, you're looking for this list. Here are some of the best "Spongebob" episodes, in no particular order, to watch while you're busy ignoring your responsibilities.

1. "Pizza Delivery"

Season 1, episode 5. This episode has been recreated by many college students whenever they have a pizza in their hands. It's funny, "Krusty Krab Pizza" is a banging jam, and it's filled with quotable moments.

2. "Procrastination"

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Season 2, episode 17. Accurate to you avoiding your responsibilities, this episode will make you feel guilty watching but you'll be laughing at the same time. It's quotable, you'll know almost every scene, and you'll end the episode saying "me too" because of just how relatable it is.

3. "Sailor Mouth"

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Season 2, episode 8. We all know they're basically replacing curse words with random noises and frankly, it's funny as *dolphin noises.* Another quotable episode and definitely a fan favorite.

4. "Just One Bite"

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Season 3, episode 3. You know you've seen the face from tons of internet memes, now you need to watch the episode if you never have, or rewatch it if you know it. It turns out Squidward loves Krabby Patties and the reaction is always worth watching.

5. "Dying For Pie"

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Season 2, episode 4. "I made it with my tears!" is a quote we all know but the episode is also... the bomb. Although the context seems a little grim, it all ends up OK and that just makes it funnier.

6. "Shanghaid"

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Season 2, episode 13. A must watch episode, just to see the Flying Dutchman howling, Spongebob laughing, and Patrick going "leedle leedle leedle lee." The whole episode is worth it, but this part, in particular, will truly make your night.

7. "SB-128"

Season 1, episode 14. Trying to avoid Thing 1 and Thing 2, Squidward accidentally gets frozen for 2,000 years. In both the future in the past, he meets creatures similar to the Spongebob and Patrick from his time. However, this episode may cause an existential crisis so beware!

8. "Chocolate With Nuts"

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Season 3, episode 12. There is nothing bad about this episode and it has to be one of the most recognizable and quotable episodes that almost anyone could know. It's hilarious the entire way through and always worth a watch.

9. "Wet Painters"

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Season 3, episode 10. What's worse than one paint bubble? Two paint bubbles! This episode is both funny yet slightly stressful at the same time. You'll feel a little stressed as the paint goes all over the place, but right after you'll be laughing about it.

10. "Graveyard Shift"

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Season 2, episode 16. Watch this episode during your procrastination... at night! The Hash Bringing, Sash Ringing, Trash-Singing, Hash Slinging Slasher is out to cause some fright but frankly, this entire episode is just what you need for a laugh,

11. "The Camping Episode"

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Season 3, episode 17. This episode created one of the best jams that almost everyone sang growing up, whether you were camping or not! It's a fan favorite that'll leave you singing one again.

12. "The Bully"

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Season 3, episode 3. So you like kicking butts, old man? This is a great episode that involves Spongebob's obnoxiousness meeting a bully that threatens him. But things aren't always what they seem as Spongebob walks away from this experience fine after some fun laughs.

13. "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III"

Season 2, episode 11. This must be your wallet and this must be a fan favorite episode. We all know the memes, it's time to relive the episode because it really is just as funny.

14. "Krusty Krab Training Video"

Season 3, episode 10. This episode is amazing from POOP to the Ti-ta-ti-ti-ta-ti-ti-ta-ta Krabby Patty zoom in. It's a hilarious episode that will leave you crying through your laughter.

15. "Rock Bottom"

Season 1, episode 17. This episode is an oldie but goodie. Most people know this episode and how weird it actually is, but it's funny nonetheless and always worth a watch.

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