I Have Questions About the Jogging Baboon from BoJack Horseman
It gets harder.
I have a couple of questions for all you BoJack Horseman fans:
Remember the Jogging Baboon who appears in the first episode of the second season (“Brand New Couch”) and then periodically throughout the rest of the season trotting alone through the foreground of establishing shots of BoJack’s house?
If so, do you also remember how he appears at the end of the second season finale (“Out to Sea”) to offer BoJack the following words of encouragement?
“It gets easier… Every day it gets a little easier… But you gotta do it every day — that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.”
And did you notice that the Jogging Baboon also appears in opening scene of the second episode of season three (“The BoJack Horseman Show”) which is a flashback episode that takes place in 2007, except this time he has a jogging companion who appears to be an old lady?
And is this old lady the Jogging Baboon’s old lady?
And if so, was jogging some sort of pastime that the two of them shared as husband and wife?
And if so, is the Jogging Baboon never jogging with his wife in season two because his wife died sometime before then, but after 2007?
And if so, when the Jogging Baboon tells BoJack that “Every day it gets a little easier,” was he not only talking about the physical act of jogging and BoJack’s crippling depression, but also his own personal struggle to cope with the harsh reality that life is impermanent and that no matter what precautions you may take, tomorrow is guaranteed to no one, not even your beloved wife?
And if so, is this the most upsetting revelation in a television show since “Jurassic Bark”?
…Or do I just have an overactive imagination?
Oh, and was the jogger designed as a baboon in reference to Rafiki from The Lion King — another baboon who acts as mysterious, sagacious cosmic mentor to animals?