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    Jan 8, 2015

    "BoJack Horseman" Creator Makes Awesome Point About Gender In Animated Comedies

    Horses, women, and toasters, oh my.

    You're probably familiar with BoJack Horseman, Netflix's animated comedy about a Hollywood horse/actor.

    Netflix / Via huffingtonpost.com

    The show was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, who often answers questions about the show and about comedy in general on his Tumblr.

    He was recently asked about the show's many sight gags, particularly one involving a crocodile wearing Crocs:

    Netflix / Via boringoldraphael.tumblr.com

    Crocs are funny 100% of the time.

    And he used the opportunity to offer some AWESOME insight about gender in comedy:

    Netflix / Via observer.com

    Yes!!!

    He kicked things off by discussing audience expectations:

    And recounted a kind of embarrassing habit he had while working on the show:

    Netflix / Via tompkins54.rssing.com

    Kind of awkward.

    And to change that, he says, people who MAKE comedy have to make a conscious effort to alter their thinking. And their work:

    Netflix / Via sandandglass.tumblr.com

    Don't we all just to be distracted from our sadness with funny stuff?

    Even (especially) when it comes to toasters:

    Netflix
    Netflix

    I mean. A toaster.

    And Bob-Waksberg is trying his best to do just that:

    Via boringoldraphael.tumblr.com

    [praise hands]

    And that's how you talk about gender in comedy.

    You can read Bob-Waksberg's full answer on his Tumblr.

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