BoJack Horseman is one of those animated comedies that is hard to ignore. Come on, the main character is an anthropomorphic horse who is also a bit of a celebrity! However, even though the premise of the show is super funny, depicting a washed-up horse actor who is trying to get back to his glory days, the reality of it is that the sitcom is actually pretty serious. It offers a unique take on depression, politics, and the world of show business. So, naming your pup after one of the characters from BoJack can be a fun adventure full of self-discovery.
BoJack Horseman Dog Names in Pop Culture
Talk about a Lab! One of the shiniest stars on the Hollywood sky, the Golden Labrador Mr. Peanutbutter is the rival of BoJack Horseman and one of the funniest characters on the show. Mr. Peanutbutter is a handsome lad with his yellow coat and a muscular physique. He shows his cool status by always sporting a pair of Ray Ban aviator sunglasses and a grey V-neck t-shirt.
Mr. Peanutbutter moved to Los Angeles back in the early 1990s from, ironically, Labrador Peninsula in Canada. As it seems, luck follows him wherever he goes, so he got hired almost immediately and with no prior experience as an actor! One of the reasons behind BoJack’s resentment of Mr. Peanutbutter is the fact that he starred in a copy of BoJack’s famous show Horsin’ Around – even the working title of Mr. Peanutbutter’s show was Untitled Horsin’ Around Knockoff!
The star of the day is a bit of a ladies man as well. He was married three times, one of which was to a famous actress Jessica Biel! People and other anthropomorphic animal characters love him for his sunny nature. He is always positive, chipper, and kind to others. Sometimes, his energetic demeanor can be a bit too much for BoJack who is the exact opposite of him. Mr. Peanutbutter, however, is not very bright, often having a hard time understanding puns, which makes his humor a bit difficult to understand due to his lack of general knowledge.
It is important to remember that, above all, Mr. Peanutbutter is a good boy. This can be seen very clearly on the license plates of his Maserati, as they say G00D B0Y! He loves tennis balls, but hates tennis, because no one ever catches the ball! Of course, he cannot eat chocolate, he hates fireworks and loud noises, and has a twin brother named Captain Peanutbutter, which suggests that Peanutbutter is not an alias, but a last name.
Speaking of his name, it is pretty self-explanatory, but no less interesting because of that. If you’ve ever watched YouTube videos of dogs doing funny stuff, you have probably stumbled upon a plethora of videos of puppers licking peanut butter off a spoon. Since Mr. Peanutbutter is a ditsy character, it is pretty clear why the writers decided to name him like that. Whatever the reasoning was, an undisputed fact is that he is one of the most beloved characters on the show, and also one of the funniest ones!
BoJack Horseman Dog Name Considerations
Coming up with a perfect name inspired by BoJack Horseman that will suit your new doggo can be a fun activity for you and your friends. If you have just become a proud owner of a Golden Labrador Retriever, you can name them after Mr. Peanutbutter’s twin brother Captain Peanutbutter. If, however, your pup is a shaggy black and white lad, choosing the name Checkers, after one of the characters can be a solid choice. Checkers is also a very classy dog, as he can always be seen wearing a business suit.
For all of the Blood Hound lovers out there, why not name your dog McGruff after McGruff the Crime Dog. This canine was actually featured in the campaign for crime awareness back in the 80s and has a cameo in BoJack Horseman episode “Chickens” where he can be seen investigating the crime scene.
In the end, whichever name you end up choosing, you will have a great back story behind it, which can lead to new friendships with your local dog owners. So, without further ado, let’s get right into the naming!