Murphy’s Law – I wrote a BoJack Horseman spec script

Joel Murphy

Joel Murphy

Back in May, I wrote a spec script for BoJack Horseman to submit for a writing program. There was a list of current shows you could choose from and I selected BoJack because it’s one of my favorites. It has a such a rich world that allows for broad comedy and dark drama to somehow coexist.

As I was looking for ideas for the script, current events crept into my brain. I started thinking about BoJack pretending to be a conservative in order to get cast in a Mel Gibson film and win an Oscar.

Then, as you do, I came up with a B-story about Todd and Character Actress Margot Martindale grifting tourists.

I like how the script turned out. Since I never heard back about the writing program and since the show is about to drop a new season, I figured I’d share it here for you guys to enjoy.

BoJack spec script

(You can download the PDF directly here.)


Joel Murphy is the creator of HoboTrashcan, which is probably why he has his own column. He loves pugs, hates Jimmy Fallon and has an irrational fear of robots. Follow Joel on Twitter @FreeMisterClark or email him at

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  1. Leonard Sanftenschneider September 20, 2018

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