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The unnamed Chemist is a one-time character in BoJack Horseman. He is a chemistry student at Wesleyan. His only appearance is in Intermediate Scene Study w/ BoJack Horseman, in Season 6

Physical Appearance[]

The Chemist is an adult human male with tan skin, thick eyebrows, a prominent nose, and prominent jawline, and combed over dark brown hair.

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

He wears a dark teal shirt, unbuttoned white lab coat, grey dress pants, and brown loafers.

Personality[]

The Chemist is a Wesleyan university student trying to cure brain cancer. He is also tired of the soft sciences getting in the way of behavioral development. Little else is known about him.

Background[]

Season 6[]

In Intermediate Scene Study w/ BoJack Horseman, Todd is walking with Ruthie around the Wesleyan campus where he passes by a female student in a lab coat who is standing by a table with marshmallows. In a lab, the student puts a marshmallow on a plate in front of Ruthie.

Todd eats the marshmallow. The student explains the marshmallow was for Ruthie. The student explains that if Ruthie abstains from eating the marshmallow for fifteen minutes she'll receive a bigger reward than the marshmallow.

Todd calls his girlfriend Maude and asks what he should do with the marshmallow. She advises him to eat it, as he doesn't know what the world will be like in fifteen minutes. Todd eats the marshmallow.

He calls Maude again realizing what he did. Maude suggests going to the cafeteria for a new one. Todd rejects this idea and asks Maude what marshmallows are made of. She tells him she thinks they are made of chemicals.

Todd decides to take Ruthie to the chemistry lab where he bursts in on a male chemistry student. The student tells Todd he is trying to cure brain cancer.

Todd tells him that's not important right now and if he doesn't produce a new marshmallow a psychiatrist will get mad at Ruthie. The student then tells Todd he is tired of the soft sciences wagging the dog in conversations of behavioral development. He then decides to help Todd concoct a new marshmallow to teach them a lesson.

Todd and Ruthie then take the new marshmallow back to the experiment room. The experimenter comes back in the room and tells him he failed the experiment because she knows he ate the marshmallow. He produces the new marshmallow from his pocket and puts it on the plate in front of Ruthie.

Suddenly, a man barges in and says Todd has won the school. He introduces himself as Willie Wesleyan and says he needs someone to take over the school when he sheds his mortal skin. Two female students walk in to get him, apologizing, saying they were doing LSD research in the next room. Everyone except Todd and Ruthie leaves and Todd says "So this is college."

Trivia[]

  • His actual name is not given.
  • He is seen attending BoJack's student showcase, along with the woman from the marshmallow experiment.
  • The marshmallow experiment Ruthie and Todd partake in is based on the real-life Stanford marshmallow experiment was a study on delayed gratification in 1972 led by psychologist Walter Mischel, a professor at Stanford University. In this study, a child was offered a choice between one small but immediate reward, or two small rewards if they waited for a period of time. During this time, the researcher left the room for about fifteen minutes and then returned. The reward was either a marshmallow or pretzel stick, depending on the child's preference.
    Chemist modelsheet

    Chemist Model Sheet

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