I am new to this wiki! Hi, I am Anna. HUGE fan of this show...it really changed my life and was one of the best shows I have ever watched. I myself struggle with my own demons and this show is so deep about abuse and mental illness and broken people. I honestly applaud how well this show came together and it's truly a shame it came to an end.
Getting on with my paragraph about my favorite character. Beatrice Sugarman was my favorite character. Was she a good mother? Heck to the no. I do not condone her abusive behaviors! However, we all know why she was the way she was. She lived a traumatic life one could say. She was broken and made the way she was. Losing Crackerjack made her mother she loved go nutty and watching her mother lose it must have made a huge impact on her life. Instead of helping Honey, her father cut out the emotions he thought were tainting her. I have seen some people say that Joseph deep down really loved his family but I argue all he cared about was their business. Honey embarrassed the brand when she went on the joyride with Beatrice. He didn't want any more damage to his brand so he ruined his wife. To top that off he told Beatrice to basically control her womanly emotions and said "You don't want to end up like your mother." How horrifying....Beatrice was young but she knew her mother was a husk of what she used to be. What father would hold that over their child's head like that? Apparently Joseph Sugarman. Beatrice was told by Honey to never love anyone like she loved Crackerjack. Beatrice must have severely taken that to heart because she is cold and very unloving. She was also taught to hide emotion like her father made her do. The only time I saw Beatrice shed some comforting emotion was when Henrietta was giving birth to HollyHock. She held her hand through the delivery which is interesting because Beatrice did not have that support when Bojack was born. Also, another interesting scene to me was when Beatrice was unsure how to act when Butterscotch broke down crying begging her to help Henrietta. She hated him but she did help the young lady even saying she would pay for the schooling. I also wonder if Beatrice did this so HollyHock would not become like Bojack. She knows Bojack is hurt and that she was a horrible mother and how Butterscotch abused him. She apologized even (well to the best of her ability anyway). That scene was eye-opening. I feel like Beatrice knew she was a bad mother and probably regretted raising Bojack and she knew she was getting older and may have had numbered days to say sorry. I would have liked to have known if Bojack knew about Beatrice's past. Would he have been more forgiving? Or would he have hated her all the same. When he threw the baby doll I feel like he really had no clue what the impact was on her. She relapsed to the memory of her father burning her babydoll. That scene was so heartbreaking. Beatrice arguably to me is one of the most fascinating characters in the show. Broken with a horrible childhood. She had a fear of growing up like her parents but she became her parents! Cold and abusive like Joseph and losing herself like her mother with her dementia.
That was a lot and I could go on forever because I love her episodes but who is your favorite character??