Emily is a recurring character in BoJack Horseman. She is Todd's high school ex-girlfriend and best friend. She was first briefly seen in a flashback in Zoës and Zeldas, in Season 1. Her first major appearance was in the Season 3 flashback episode The BoJack Horseman Show, with her first present day appearance being later in the season in Love And/Or Marriage.
Emily is a human female with an olive skin tone and above the shoulder red hair, with bangs going across her forehead. She has black eyebrows and freckles on her cheeks and nose.
She is shown wearing a light lavender long-sleeved shirt with a black pattern that somewhat resemble paint brush strokes, light blue jeans, one piercing in her left ear, and white sneakers.
As a teenager in 2007, she wore a cropped sports t-shirt with a blue neckline and blue trim on the sleeves, a yellow beanie (which is currently owned by Todd), a pair of navy cameo knee-length shorts, a dark grey belt, and white sneakers.
Emily is usually a very laidback, friendly person overall. Being more driven and organized than Todd, she is able to build on Todd's ideas and help them come to fruition. This is a good example of how they are able to collaborate as friends.
She is also a sexual deviant. In Love And/Or Marriage, it is revealed, when she was a child, she used to rock back and forth with a teddy bear in between her legs. When Todd didn't want to have sex, she had sex with BoJack.
She also appears to be very technology savvy, as she created her own line of phone apps through her business EmilyApps.
Emily became friends with Todd when they were kids. They were friends before Halloween of 2004.
In 2007, the two have their first kiss with each other, while playing seven minutes in heaven at a party. They become a couple afterward, despite Emily saying previously that her strict dad, whose job is related to The Sopranos—doesn't what her to date.
Months later, while the two are in her parents' bedroom, they almost have sex, despite Todd's hesitance. They are interrupted when Emily hears her dad coming home.
Todd panics, because he thinks that her dad is a mob boss because she said he's like the guy on The Sopranos. However, Emily reveals she actually meant he's an editor.
Todd escapes by shimmying out the window with the film strip for The Sopranos finale, with a bit of it breaking off when he falls. Emily eventually dumps Todd after he became addicted to the Decapithon video games.
He reconnects with her in The BoJack Horseman Show, and she once again tries to strike a romance with him. Todd, discovering that he may be asexual, rejects her advances. Emily then ends up sleeping with BoJack.
Later, Emily and Todd start a rideshare business, Cabracadabra, which is based out of BoJack's house.
Upon discovering that Todd and BoJack live together, feeling guilty and uncomfortable about having slept with BoJack—she leaves the company, although Todd invites her to keep her share of the business.
When Todd finally sells Cabracadabra, Emily receives eight million dollars in royalties.
By the end of Season 3, Emily is shown to be accepting of Todd's sexuality, and they continue to be good friends.
In See Mr. Peanutbutter Run, she is the first person to label Todd as asexual which he initially felt uncomfortable with before acknowledging it as a part of his identity.
She also uses a portion of her eight million dollars to buy Todd a drone that he can ride in, which he calls a "drone throne."
In Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos, in a flashback, she, Todd, and a friend of theirs teepee BoJack's house as teenagers because Princess Carolyn doesn't give them any candy and refuses to let them attend the adult Halloween party on Halloween in 2004 because they are too old to be trick-or-treating and too young to be at the party.
In Ancient History, Emily later meets up with Todd at his job. She explains that she ended her relationship with Doug because there was no emotional connection, the sex was good though. She then exclaims that if she found a boyfriend like Todd, that she could have sex with, she would be set for life. She also reveals that she made an asexual dating app for Todd.
Later on, she goes to Princess Carolyn's apartment, to meet up with Todd. He reveals that he built a sex robot for Emily so that she can have Todd as a boyfriend, and have the sex robot for sex.
The robot then knocks some candles on the floor, burning the apartment. Doug later appears to put out the fire. She rejects Todd's request to get back together because Todd doesn't really know what sex is or understands the logistics of how sex works.
She suggests the idea that there are some asexuals who have sex, but Todd rejects that idea to get back together. Emily later questions what it would be like if she had an asexual boyfriend and Todd explains. In the end, their relationship remains as a platonic friendship.
- Todd Chavez (Best Friend/Former Love Interest)
- BoJack Horseman (One Night Stand)
- Steve (Boyfriend in The Light Bulb Scene)
- Doug (Boyfriend in Ancient History)
- Zoës and Zeldas (cameo in flashback)
- The BoJack Horseman Show (episode)' (first physical/major appearance)
- Love And/Or Marriage (first present day appearance)
- Stop the Presses
- It's You (mentioned)
- That Went Well
- The Light Bulb Scene
- Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos (in Halloween 2004)
- Ancient History (last major appearance)
- The Horny Unicorn (non-speaking cameo)