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8-Twelve is a convenience store chain in the BoJack Horseman universe. Its name is a parody of the real-life 7-Eleven store chain.

Physical Appearance

8-Twelve is a convenience store, virtually identical to its real-life counterpart, in function and appearance.

It is a small-sized convenience store located in a small grey building. It has huge glass windows and double doors at the main entrance. The top of the building has red and yellow striped trim and a green sign with the 8-Twelve logo on it. The logo looks similar to 7-Eleven's.

The interior has shelves of merchandise, a freezer in the back, and a checkout counter.

Background

Season 1

In Zoës and Zeldas, BoJack and his group attend A Roast of Gloria Steinem, where they ask each other if they're a "Zoë or Zelda." This refers to a pair of twin sister characters with opposite personalities on Mr. Peanutbutter's '80s sitcom Mr. Peanutbutter's House. When asked of Todd, BoJack remarks that Todd is neither, and disdainfully reminds Todd of his freeloading. Todd sadly agrees he is a failure with no prospects and mentions how he may never finish his rock opera. BoJack scoffs at the idea of him writing a rock opera but immediately regrets drawing attention to it.

Back at BoJack's house, Todd performs his rock opera to the group. BoJack heavily criticizes Todd's work, and a dejected Todd gives up. At the following memoir interview session, Diane inquires about Todd and claims BoJack is harsh with Todd because BoJack is afraid of living alone—if he loses Todd through Todd's own success. BoJack denies the claim, he sets out to help Todd with his rock opera, to prove Diane wrong.

BoJack gradually helps Todd clean up and refine his rock opera, at the same time while improving their friendship. The two go out to lunch, where Todd reveals how he became a screw-up due to an unhealthy obsession with video games. He also tells BoJack how he has now gotten Princess Carolyn to invite a celebrated name in rock opera, Virgil Van Cleef, to attend his next rehearsal. Upon hearing Todd's rock opera, Virgil is delighted and invites Todd to debut his rock opera next month at a theater Virgil owns.

BoJack is dismayed about Todd's sudden success but still shows support. He takes Todd to get snacks at an 8-Twelve convenience store, after hearing news that potential financiers were coming to see a rehearsal tomorrow. It is at the store that Todd discovers Decapathon VII, the newest game in the video game series. It is the same series that ruined him in the past, in the ten cents bin. A woman standing behind him asks him to get a tape for her out of said bin.

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Todd finds the planted Decapathon video game in the ten-cent bin.

BoJack staunchly tells Todd not to relapse, but Todd buys and secretly plays the video game, in an all-night binge. Todd ends up groggy the following morning, giving a shabby performance, disappointing Virgil and the financiers. BoJack consoles Todd and takes him home.

Trivia

  • There is also a real-life 8-Twelve that may possibly be a parody of 7-Eleven.
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