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Kyle Carson is a minor and recurring character in BoJack Horseman. He is the husband of Charlotte Carson and the father of Penny and Trip Carson. He first appears in Escape from L.A., in Season 2.

Personality

Kyle constantly claims he is the comedian of the family and will make jokes to cheer up or get a reaction out of his family.

He seems to be a well-meaning and easygoing family man.

He seemed to be fine with BoJack living with his family, during the time period of Escape from L.A.

Physical Appearance

Kyle is an adult human man with bushy grey hair, thick black eyebrows, and bags under his eyes.

He is seen wearing a short-sleeved grey t-shirt, light blue jeans, and shoes.

Background

Season 2

In Escape from L.A., BoJack is surprised to learn Charlotte had married a man named Kyle, when he visits her in Tesuque, and has had a family for many years.

Other than being a father, it is unspecified what he does for a career.

He is surprisingly welcoming of BoJack visiting and living with his family, and is largely unaware of BoJack's history with Charlotte.

He attempts to help take Penny to her prom as her surrogate date, but is cut off when he enters her room in a tuxedo, at the same time that Penny mentions BoJack would take her.

Season 5

In The Showstopper, a paranoid, opioid addicted BoJack believes someone is out to get him. He accidentally calls Charlotte, but Kyle picks up instead.

BoJack speaks with a fake voice, and tells Kyle he's doing a survey for his cable company. BoJack asks him about his marriage and daughter's sexual life, and the possibility if she was scarred by an older man she trusted, and wants to reveal the bad thing he did.

Before BoJack hangs up, Kyle responds positively to these questions, giving them all 8/10. This implies Penny and her family have been able to move on and heal from the BoJack incident.

Season 6

In Good Damage, Trip and his father Kyle are heard watching Birthday Dad in the background when Penny is talking to Charlotte in the kitchen but Tripp is not seen.

Penny goes back to her parents' house. She walks into the kitchen and nervously tells her mother Charlotte she just wanted to drop by and see her. Penny starts to tell Charlotte what happened at work when the reporters barge into the kitchen. The reporters introduce themselves and say they think BoJack may have played a role in the death of Sarah Lynn and they are looking for information. Charlotte then sternly asks them to leave. Penny then admits Sarah Lynn and BoJack came to Oberlin College and she saw them there before Sarah Lynn died.

The reporters then ask if Sarah Lynn and BoJack were intoxicated. Penny retorts by saying is there ever a time BoJack is not intoxicated. Paige then asks if Penny would be willing to go on the record. Charlotte cuts in and says Penny won't. Penny then asks Paige if she thinks BoJack got Sarah Lynn drunk. Paige then presses Penny by asking her the same question. Charlotte tries to stop Penny from saying anything else to the reporters.

Penny says she's not a little kid and they should tell the reporters about Maddy. Paige questions her on who Maddy is. Penny tells her Maddy was her high school best friend. She goes on to narrate how BoJack was living with her family and he went to prom with her and her friends and he bought them alcohol which is how Maddy got alcohol poisoning.

The fact BoJack was living in the Carson family home catches the attention of Paige. Just then Penny's father Kyle walks in the kitchen and asks if they are having a party. Charlotte lies and says Max and Paige are from the refrigerator repair company who are just leaving as their refrigerator is working fine. As she and Max leave, Paige then hands Penny a business card and tells her to call if she is willing to give any information.

Later, Penny comes home again and tells Charlotte she needed to get something. Charlotte follows Penny up to her old bedroom. Penny pulls out the group photo from her high school prom night from a box under her bed and tells her mother she tried to throw it out but couldn't. She says she kept it because she thought she looked nice but that isn't the only reason she kept it.

Penny says they should tell their story because BoJack is still out there and it might help other people. Charlotte tells her she has no control over the story once it is out in the open and all of their past mistakes are exposed. She tells Penny to give it a couple of days to think it over and then she can call the reporters. Penny tucks the prom photo into her purse and tells her mother she has to go. After Penny leaves Charlotte is seen dialing a number on her phone.

Episode Appearances

Season 2

Season 5

Season 6

Relationships

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