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Arturo "Ice Man" Fonzerelli is a recurring character in BoJack Horseman. He was first introduced in Lovin that cali lifestyle!!, in Season 4. He one of Hollyhock's eight adoptive fathers.

Physical Appearance

Arturo is a middle-aged man with slight wrinkles on his face, spiky grey hair, and thick black eyebrows.

According to the model sheets, he is slightly more than 5 1/2 ft tall.

He wears a white scoop neck shirt, cuffed light blue jeans, brown work boots, a cropped denim jacket with a fur-lined collar, and a pair of sunglasses.

Personality

Arturo is based on Henry Winkler's beloved and iconic character Arthur "The Fonz/Fonzie" Fonzerelli.

He is the coolest and most calm out of all the dads, which is why his nickname is "The Ice Man". Arturo, like the other dads, is very protective of Hollyhock and is a loving father. He's often seen with the other dads in arguments about Hollyhock's safety.

He does not like BoJack but has good reason to feel that way.

Background

History

Arturo is one of the eight men who adopted Hollyhock, born September 24, 2000 and sired by Butterscotch Horseman and his maid/mistress Henrietta, sometime when Hollyhock was still an infant.

He and the other dads sometimes communicate in a "Dad Speak" with the intention that people outside of the relationship (including Hollyhock) wouldn't be able to understand it.

However, unbeknownst to the dads, Hollyhock understands what they're saying perfectly well.

They live in Wichita, Kansas.

Season 4

Arturo and the other dads are mentioned numerous times throughout Season 4 by Hollyhock.

They make their first appearance in Lovin that cali lifestyle!!, when they travel to L.A. after Hollyhock accidentally overdoses on amphetamines (later found out to be caused by Beatrice putting weight loss supplements in Hollyhock's coffee).

The dads blame BoJack and refuse to let him see Hollyhock ever again.

In What Time Is It Right Now, BoJack travels to their home in Wichita, Kansas. After begging them to hear him out, he explains how he discovered he isn’t actually Hollyhock’s biological father—his father Butterscotch is.

He also found out Hollyhock's mother is his family's former maid, Henrietta Platchkey, and he wanted to give Hollyhock her phone number.
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Hollyhock's dads model sheet

They agree to tell her, but still tell BoJack to leave.

Season 5

The dads seem to have allowed Hollyhock and BoJack to talk again, as Hollyhock and BoJack continue to have a distant sibling relationship afterward. Hollyhock even visits him in Ancient History.

Season 6

In Intermediate Scene Study w/ BoJack Horseman, Hollyhock mentions three of her fathers were disappointed that she quit when she quit rugby, while the other five were relieved to hear she quit the team.

Trivia

  • He vapes and owns a purple e-cig (as seen in What Time Is It Right Now when BoJack shows up at his home in Wichita).
  • The Language (or "Dads Speak") of Hollyhock's fathers actually consists of adding "ittag" after every first letter in a word (i.e. "What do you guys think?", becomes "wittaghat dittago yittagou gittaguys tittaghink?") the language also doesn't seem to use the word "Is."
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