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AOL-Time-Warner-Pepsico-Viacom-Halliburton-Skynet-Toyota-Trader-Joe's is a mega-corporation that exists in the BoJack universe.

Background

History

It is likely a reference to real-life mega-corporations (most notoriously, Disney) that own a wide array of subsidiary companies in many different industries, especially in the entertainment industry.

It is mentioned many times throughout the series, usually in reference to its control over a subsidiary company that one or more characters are involved with.

Season 5

In The Stopped Show, the company was suddenly referred to as Disney-Fox-AT&T-AOL-Time-Warner-PepsiCo-Viacom-Halliburton-Skynet-Toyota-Trader-Joe's, implying that the company had merged with Disney, Fox, and AT&T since it was last mentioned. This may have been inspired by the real-life Disney/Fox merger that was approved by the US Department of Justice in June 2018 and finalized in May 2019.1

Season 6

In Feel-Good Story, the company is briefly referred to as "Philip-Morris-Disney-Fox-AT&T-AOL-Time-Warner-PepsiCo-Viacom-Halliburton-Skynet-Toyota-Trader-Joe's," before it is revealed that the conglomerate in its entirety was recently purchased by Whitewhale. This implies that the company had been purchased by Philip Morris cigarette company prior to being purchased by Whitewhale.

Trivia

Known branches and subsidiaries of the company:

Resources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acquisition_of_21st_Century_Fox_by_Disney1

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