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Introduction
That's too much, man!

—Sarah Lynn's catchphrase as Sabrina on Horsin' Around


Suck a dick, dumb shits!

—Sarah Lynn's catchphrase as an adult


Sarah Lynn, born Sarah Himmelfarb (1984-2016), was a pop star and child actress who played the Horse's precocious adoptive youngest daughter Sabrina on the fictional 90s TV show Horsin' Around and was a recurring character in the BoJack Horseman series.

Physical Appearance

Sarah Lynn had light brown hair with bangs that she wore styled over the side of her head and seafoam green eyes. She had pale skin, light brown freckles on her cheeks and nose, and wore red lipstick. She had dark circles underneath her eyes. She also had a tattoo on her right arm of a green and blue snake twisted around one another.

She wore a button-down top with blue sleeves and collar, one side being light purple with white skulls, and the other side having lavender and white striped pattern. She also wore black jean shorts and yellow high top sneakers.

In the early 2000s, during the early part of her singing career, she wore outfits in similar styles worn by pop stars such as Britney Spears during that era. For an interview with A Ryan Seacrest Type, she wore a white crop top, aqua blue low-rise skinny jeans with hot pink thong straps that hung around her hips, and open-toed purple high-heels.

As a child on Horsin' Around, she had shorter hair with bangs and her two front teeth stuck out. She wore a white t-shirt underneath pink overalls with a pink headband and purple jellies with straps.

As a pre-teen, she wore a similar outfit of a white t-shirt and cropped pink overalls with a pink headband, but swapped her jellies for light purple floral sneakers.

Personality

As a troubled thirty-year-old pop star, Sarah Lynn appeared on the surface to be selfish, reckless, and self-centered, acting like a bratty teenager.

In the episode Prickly-Muffin, she makes a public scene in a furniture store by stabbing herself with a bayonet and defecating on a sofa. She also trashed BoJack's home while throwing wild parties and constantly took advantage of him.

She was often seen on her phone and was pretty irresponsible with her actions, such as in Prickly-Muffin when she had holes drilled in BoJack's wall for a "cocaine sex booth.” She also set his ottoman on fire with no motive whatsoever.

Other appearances show her acting erratically. Sarah Lynn was constantly seen taking drugs such as cocaine or drinking heavily in public. She is also seen crushing up a bunch of pills and snorting them, or inhaling spray paint fumes with a paper bag. Besides her drug addiction, she is seen driving recklessly, as she painted her toenails on the steering wheel.

However, Sarah Lynn was lonely and troubled and was obviously suffering from substance abuse. Most of the people in her life only wanted to be around her because they wanted something out of her. She was concerned about what people thought of her.

Sarah Lynn was quite intelligent and had a strong passion for architecture. She dreamed of being an architect her whole life, but this dream was never achieved due to being forced into a life of fame and substance abuse at a young age. At several points in the series, she uses architecture terminology and demonstrates her knowledge of the subject.

Flashbacks to her childhood and preteen years on the set of Horsin' Around shows she did not have good parental figures, as her mother was a controlling stage parent who forced her into show business and shot down any of her dreams that weren't related to fame (such as her dreams of being an architect). Her stepfather was a bear and a "photographer," and it is implied he sexually abused her as Sarah Lynn "knows what bear fur tastes like," as mentioned in Still Broken. He homeschooled her, which isolated her from kids her own age.

The later seasons of the series show Joelle openly showed resentment towards her, due to her popularity getting her more screen time on Horsin' Around.

She looked up to BoJack off-screen as a father figure, and flashbacks indicate that Sarah Lynn's self-destructive behavior is in part the result of BoJack, whom she idolized, neglecting and negatively influencing her as a child. At the tender age of six, BoJack told her "The most important thing is, you've got to give the people what they want. Even if it kills you, even if it empties you out until there's nothing left to empty. No matter what happens, no matter how much it hurts, you don't stop dancing, and you don't stop smiling, and you give those people what they want."

Later, in 2007, BoJack visits her after one of her concerts. She is initially excited to see him, and while they talk, Sarah Lynn reveals how stressful her fame is and how everyone around her is only there to get something out of her. Unfortunately, BoJack reveals that he only showed up because wanted her to be on his new show, which saddens her and furthers reinforces the idea that people in her life are always going to use her. This ultimately sends her over the edge, and for the next couple of years, she turns to destructive behavior just for attention.

Sarah Lynn occasionally showed signs of being a kind, intelligent, and thoughtful person. She did care about the people close to her, like BoJack, but had difficulty showing it.

Her last words were "I wanna be an architect."

Background

History

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Sarah Lynn gets her rise to fame as Sabrina on Horsin' Around when she is just three years old

Sarah Lynn, born Sarah Himmelfarb around 1984, was forced by her mother at age three to be an actress in Horsin' Around. She played Sabrina, The Horse's youngest daughter.

She expressed interest in being an architect but was shut down by her mother who said "Mommy didn’t do what she did to the Star Search producer so that you could be an architect."

She was home-schooled by her stepfather, a bear who is a photographer, which isolated her from kids her age. It is heavily hinted her stepfather may have sexually abused her.

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BoJack terrifying Sarah Lynn by telling her "You don't stop dancing, and you don't stop smiling, and you give those people what they want."

She admired and looked up to BoJack as a father figure, although he didn’t display much care towards her.

One day, in between takes, BoJack tells Sarah Lynn she is nothing without her fans, and if she is good to them they’ll be good to her. He also tells her no one else will ever understand her or love her as much as them. She has to give the people what they want, even if it kills her. While this quote may have been BoJack describing his own worldview, it seems to have affected Sarah Lynn and how she acted later in life.

On Horsin' Around, her character Sabrina was apparently a fan favorite, as of later seasons. After creator Herb Kazzaz was fired, most of the episodes' plots involved around her, much to the jealousy of co-star Joelle Clarke.

One day, a ten-year-old Sarah Lynn had Sharona, the hairdresser and makeup lady, cut her hair in BoJack’s dressing room, to his annoyance, because her stepdad was "being weird." He takes out his frustrations over the Herb situation on her, and Sharona calls him out in it as the two leave the dressing room, leaving a teary-eyed Sarah Lynn alone. BoJack left a water bottle filled with alcohol (which he got from Sharona) on the vanity, and Sarah Lynn ends up drinking it and getting sick. Danny tells BoJack when she isn’t on set, and that someone has to be held accountable as her mother might sue. BoJack lets Sharona take the blame and she gets fired.
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A teenage and more sexualized Sarah Lynn in her first music video for her first single "Prickly Muffin"

Following the show's cancellation in 1996, she became a successful pop singer in the early 2000s at age eighteen, with her debut album I Am Sarah Lynn, adopting a more sexual image while doing so.

At the height of her singing career in 2007, she had her own fragrance with Kevin Kline, branded Sarah Lynn's Stank.

However, fame began to take a toll on her, as she became stressed and depressed that the people around her began using her for her fame.

This came to a turning point at one of her concerts in December 2007. BoJack has just started his comeback show with Cuddlywhiskers, called The BoJack Horseman Show, which was being panned. After receiving the show's lowest ratings, Cuddlywhiskers decided they needed a big celebrity to guest star, and Jill Pill recommended Sarah Lynn. BoJack was uneasy about this, as she was at the time “the world's biggest pop star," and he hadn't spoken to her since Horsin’ Around ended.

Cuddlywhiskers convinced him anyway, even saying BoJack "was like a father to her." BoJack then goes backstage at one of her concerts with a script and meets her, much to her excitement. She tells him how hard being famous is, and says she's “this close to falling off the deep end." She also states how everyone takes advantage of her due to her fame.

BoJack ends up revealing that he only came to visit her to ask her to be on his show. Sarah Lynn is saddened by this and tells BoJack to leave it next to a large pile of other scripts she was given. She then sadly asks him to leave.

This incident pushed Sarah Lynn over the edge and began her downfall. Her "last few albums tanked" according to her then-boyfriend Andrew Garfield in the episode Prickly-Muffin. In her late twenties, she became addicted to drugs and alcohol.

During the events of BoJack Hates the Troops, she met with Herb Kazzaz, who had rectal cancer. He told her to get sober and to get his book published when he dies.

After she turned thirty in 2014, people lost interest in her in favor of younger stars such as "fourteen-year-old teenage dubstep wunderkind" Sextina Aquafina.

Season 1

Sarah Lynn pills

Sarah Lynn about to take a bunch of pills

In Prickly-Muffin, BoJack, while at a furniture store with Todd, runs into her and her boyfriend Andrew Garfield. During this encounter, Andrew breaks up with Sarah Lynn, saying that when they started dating she was super popular but now that she's thirty and not popular anymore he's no longer interested.

Sarah Lynn starts having a panic attack, swallows a whole bottle of pills, and stabs herself with a bayonet that Todd was holding. She also defecates on a sofa (BoJack reveals this part to Diane when telling her about it). BoJack then checks Sarah Lynn into rehab.

However, later that day she shows up at BoJack's house after leaving rehab prematurely and patching up her stab wounds with duct tape. She asks BoJack if she could stay with him and he agrees.

Sarah Lynn takes advantage of this, throwing wild parties and trashing BoJack's house in the process. BoJack believes she just needs some love, and the two spend time together at the Santa Monica Pier. This leads to BoJack learning Herb Kazzaz has, as Sarah Lynn puts it, "ass cancer." BoJack then gives Sarah Lynn his TV Guide Award. The next day, BoJack learns Sarah Lynn sold his award to a pawn shop for drug money and it was purchased by Mr. Peanutbutter.

This leads to BoJack and Sarah Lynn having an argument, ending in them having sex. She later sets his ottoman on fire, but when BoJack confronts her about it, the fight leads to the two having sex again.

Diane and Todd convince BoJack to tell Sarah Lynn to move out as they feel that BoJack and Sarah Lynn are taking advantage of each other.

When BoJack tells Sarah Lynn she has to leave and get real help, she accepts while also saying she feels she's at a place where "she doesn't need to grow as a person and can constantly surround herself with sycophants and enablers until she dies tragically young."

In Downer Ending, she, BoJack, and Todd do large amounts of drugs in order to help BoJack rewrite his memoir. The drugs are provided by Sarah Lynn's doctor and alleged drug dealer Dr. Hu.

Season 2

In Still Broken, she and the rest of the Horsin' Around cast attend Herb's funeral. They all meet up in Herb's bedroom after the funeral, leading to hostility, especially between Sarah Lynn and Joelle.

They're all about to part ways when the blind executor of Herb Kazzaz's will delivers Sarah Lynn a floppy disk that is said to lead to "Herb's gold."

BoJack, Sarah Lynn, Bradley, and Joelle then go on a treasure hunt for Herb's gold to honor his dying wish. They go to Herb's old office and get into his computer, which only has an address for a storage locker in it.

At the storage locker, they find a briefcase labeled “Gold,” though it is empty and only has some bear fur inside. Sarah identifies it as bear fur by tasting it and mentions her stepdad was a bear. Joelle then reads a letter from Henry Winkler talking about a novel Herb wrote.

2x03 Sarah Lynn HerbGold flashback

Herb and Sarah Lynn

Sarah Lynn then remembers her conversation with Herb the previous year asking her to publish his novel when he dies. They believe Henry Winkler murdered Herb for his book. However, when they go back to the funeral, Henry reveals he stole the book because it was actually "too terrible to publish" and would have made Herb a laughingstock.

Season 3

In Old Acquaintance, on New Year's Eve 2015, Sarah Lynn calls BoJack while driving and painting her toenails on the steering wheel. She asks if he's heard about the Horsin' Around sequel, Ethan Around, that Bradley is trying to get made. BoJack is surprised by this news and is offended Bradley hadn't contacted him yet.

He asks if this is just from her being high, and Sarah Lynn replies she's eight months sober. She only did it because she heard if you stop doing drugs for a long time, the high when you do them again is "incredible." BoJack pleads her to just stay sober, but Sarah Lynn groans and tells him to call her when he's ready to party. She then is heard crashing her car and BoJack hangs up.

In That's Too Much, Man!, on January 16, 2016, a happier and calmer Sarah Lynn is about to celebrate her ninth month of sobriety. She then gets a call from BoJack asking her if she wants to party. This was after BoJack had not been nominated for an Oscar and had a falling out with everyone he knew. She immediately accepts and downs a bottle of vodka.

BoJack comes over and they proceed to drink, do drugs, reminisce, and watch old episodes of Horsin' Around. However, BoJack begins to blackout.

After a few blackouts, during which Sarah Lynn asks to go to the planetarium twice only for BoJack to reject her as he thinks "dome-shaped buildings are dumb," they are thirty-one hours into their bender. They end up at an AA meeting because Sarah Lynn wants to get her nine-month sobriety chip.

BoJack gets fed up with all the boring stories so he goes up to the podium. He tells them a story about how he visited his friend Charlotte and how he tried to sleep with both her and her daughter Penny in Tesuque, New Mexico and that he has no idea what happened to the family or the daughter afterward.

He has another blackout and comes to while recklessly driving a car. Sarah Lynn tells him that he shut down the AA meeting because he "bummed everyone out" and that she looked Penny up on Facebook. It appears that Penny is doing fine and she is currently attending college in Oberlin. Sarah Lynn also tells him to try the twelve-step program and to make amends to make himself feel better and get a clean slate.

However, these attempts fail due to both of them being high and drunk. They break into Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter's house and dress up like them after BoJack eats all their food while Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane watch. BoJack tries to apologize to Todd but ends up apologizing to a little boy who is dressed similarly to Todd.

BoJack also tries to apologize to Ana for two weeks, but blacks out every time before he can hear her explain why she doesn't want to be around him anymore. He also tries to apologize to Princess Carolyn by standing outside her apartment building on the roof of his car and screaming that "[he's] sorry." Princess Carolyn just sighs and goes back inside with her boyfriend Ralph, who turns to glare at BoJack.

After finally hearing Ana's story about the incident that happened to her as a young adult, BoJack has another blackout and wakes up in a car with Sarah Lynn. They are on the way to Ohio for BoJack to make amends with Penny and to see if he "messed her up." He demands that they turn the car around, but the two still end up at Oberlin's library. They spot Penny using the computer, and BoJack says that they should stop following her, but he blacks out again and wakes up later at night outside of a party that Penny is attending.

BoJack says that she seems fine and that maybe he didn't ruin her. He agrees to drive them home after he pees but ends up bumping into a group of guys, knocking them over. This catches Penny's attention and she notices BoJack and begins to freak out, telling him that "he can't be here." Realizing BoJack came there to find her, she says "I was seventeen, I didn’t know any better!" The people around them start to recognize Sarah Lynn and BoJack and begin to take pictures of them. They leave as a frightened Penny disappears into the crowd.

Back in the car, Sarah Lynn tells BoJack that Penny was probably doing great before they showed up and that they should've just left her alone, as seeing BoJack probably opened old wounds, a comment that annoys BoJack. Sarah Lynn asks for a bottle opener and finds one in the glove compartment next to a pack of heroin nicknamed BoJack, which had been discovered by BoJack and Diane back in BoJack Kills.

She tells BoJack that they have to try it, as having a drug named after you is a big deal. He says he doesn't want to shoot heroin. Later, after the two have returned to Sarah Lynn's house in L.A., BoJack says that instead, "[they] can snort heroin like sophisticated adults."

After he snorts some heroin, BoJack blacks out again. During his blackout, he has a flashback to Thanksgiving 2007, when he and Cuddlywhiskers had a conversation about The BoJack Horseman Show's failing ratings and getting Sarah Lynn to guest star. BoJack's surroundings shake similarly to a subway car while he flashes back, getting more violent as it progresses, especially when Cuddlywhiskers tells BoJack he was "like a father to [Sarah Lynn]." BoJack then wakes up but falls over.

BoJack's next series of blackouts transition him and Sarah Lynn to different locations. While this happens, he reminisces about their time together on Horsin' Around. He tells Sarah Lynn he feels like she's the only one who understands him. He also tells her they can be friends because they're the only two people who knew each other before they were famous, and they like each other for who they really are as people.

BoJack continues this speech while the scene transitions to the two of them laying on a hotel bed at nighttime. BoJack says they don't want anything from each other, and he tells Sarah Lynn he loves her. She doesn't respond and he panics, but she comes to and complains about being bored.

She turns on the TV and discovers the Oscars are on, much to BoJack's surprise, as he discovers just how long they were on the bender. Sarah Lynn wins the Oscar for "Best Original Song," which makes her overjoyed, then regretful as she wasn't there to receive it. She tells BoJack that "if someone had told her as a kid she'd win an Oscar, she wouldn't have believed it, but now she has", and then cuts herself off.

Sarah Lynn tells BoJack she doesn't like anything about herself and that everything about her is fake and "not her." She says even her shirt came from a company that paid her $8,000 to wear it. Despite not needing the money, she wears it because she likes that someone still cared about her enough to want her to wear their shirt. BoJack tries to comfort her, but Sarah Lynn begins to panic and thinks she and everyone else is doomed. BoJack calms her down and finally agrees to take her to the planetarium.

Sarah Lynn domes are so cool

Sarah Lynn's final moments

The two are then seen in the planetarium, as silhouettes, watching a show. Sarah Lynn is impressed by the dome shape of the building, and she rests her head on BoJack's shoulder and says "I wanna be an architect."

The narrator says that their lives are but short flashes in a universe that is billions of years old. BoJack tells Sarah Lynn "there's nothing to worry about because it doesn't matter what you did in the past or how you'll be remembered. All that matters is this moment."

He asks if she agrees, but she doesn't respond. He nudges her, saying her name multiple times, but the screen just fades to black.

In Season 6 during BoJack's interview with Biscuits Braxby in Xerox of a Xerox, it is revealed BoJack, who in a panic wanted to cover his tracks, went out to the parking lot and called Sarah Lynn's phone for two minutes in order to make it look like she called him to come to the planetarium. BoJack then waited seventeen minutes to call 911.

Sarah Lynn was dead by the time she got to the hospital on February 28, 2016, from a heroin overdose at the age of thirty-one.

BoJack told her mother Carol and stepfather at the hospital she called him from the planetarium and sounded off, and he found Sarah Lynn passed out and called 911 but it was too late. Her mother was in utter agony and blamed herself, while her stepdad comforted her and told her it wasn’t anyone’s fault. BoJack also lied to Officer Meow Meow Fuzzyface that he didn’t know where she got the heroin from.

As he leaves the hospital he tells himself he needs to make changes, but after he opens his car door and multiple beer bottles fall out he continues to chug their contents.

Sarah Lynn's death haunts BoJack, making him believe he is truly poisonous, which is how he describes himself in the following episode, That Went Well. He attempts to do a Horsin' Around reboot, Ethan Around, with Bradley, but when Chloe, the little girl in the show, tells BoJack her dream is to be like him, he panics, as she reminds him of Sarah Lynn, and flees the building.

Season 4

In See Mr. Peanutbutter Run, it is mentioned FX is making a biopic about Sarah Lynn called American Dead Girl: The Sarah Lynn Story.

In The Old Sugarman Place two teenage girls at the hardware store named Tamara and Tamera ask BoJack very invasive questions about Sarah Lynn and his involvement in the circumstances surrounding her death. This is due to the fact TMZ reported BoJack took Sarah Lynn to the hospital and held her hand. They ask such questions as if she defecated after death, which hurts BoJack's feelings immensely. He is later seen watching the biopic while squatting in his grandparent's summer home. In the biopic he is played by Paul Giamatti.

In Stupid Piece of Sh*t, she is mentioned in BoJack's intrusive thoughts, as one of the people he let love him which led to them getting hurt (the other two people being Herb and Penny).

In What Time Is It Right Now, she is seen as her character Sabrina on Horsin' Around.

Season 5

In Head in the Clouds BoJack and Diane get in an argument about his shards behavior. At one point he claims he has suffered more than the people he has hurt because he has to live with the pain. Diane is shocked and repulsed that BoJack thinks he's the victim. She questions him about Sarah Lynn, and how her overdose was hard for him. BoJack tells her to shut up.

She tells him he was Sarah Lynn's only father figure when she came to him for help he had sex with her, and after she was sober he took her on a month-long bender and she died. But he's alive, with a living girlfriend, and a new TV show. Diane questions how all of that is hard for him, the "main character in this story."

In The Showstopper she appears during BoJack's musical drug-induced hallucination, although technically BoJack hallucinates an actress portraying Sarah Lynn. Most other characters are played by actors in the musical number Don't Stop Dancing 'Til The Curtains Fall, sung by Gina Cazador. In the number Gina grabs "Sarah Lynn's" hand, and she twirls away as the scenery changes to the planetarium.

Season 6

The beginning of A Horse Walks into a Rehab shows a flashback to what happened after Sarah Lynn became unconscious in the planetarium.

While he is at rehab BoJack is having difficulty getting into it, until he sees Sarah Lynn's photo on the wall of other patients, which inspires him to try harder to get better.

At the end of the episode he takes a water bottle filled with vodka from another patient named Jameson. He keeps it with him, and a close up of it depicts it as the starry night sky from the planetarium when Sarah Lynn died.

A Little Uneven, Is All shows the incident where Sarah Lynn drank BoJack's vodka when she was ten years old, which explains why BoJack held onto Jameson's water bottle

In A Quick One, While He's Away, at the Hollywoo Reporter, star reporter Paige Sinclair announces she is quitting, as she is getting married and feels the newsroom is "no place for a domesticated woman". Another reporter, Maximillian Banks, reveals Sarah Lynn's mother Carol Himmelfarb-Richardson keeps calling the publication to get information about the details surrounding her daughter's death. This gets Paige's attention and she decides to investigate it further. The Editor-in-Chief tells her there's no story, just an open-and-shut about a pop star who overdosed. Paige replies that the case is all the better for opening and shutting. She then calls her fiancé and postpones the wedding to investigate the case.

Later, at Elefante, Sarah Lynn's mother Carol is telling Maximillian and Paige that she doesn't understand why her daughter would start using again. Paige asks if she suspects foul-play. Carol then plays the voicemail on her phone from Sarah Lynn, a month before she died: Sarah Lynn says she's making amends with someone else and sarcastically apologizes for being such a disappointment and gives examples of never being good enough for her mother. Carol calls her daughter an angel, doesn't pick up on the sarcasm, and says Sarah Lynn just wanted her mother to be happy. The reporters point out Sarah Lynn mentioned a "we" at the beginning of the recording: who's the other person?

Paige and Maximillian find their way to an AA meeting. Maximillian tells Paige he wants a drink. Paige reminds him to stay focused on their mission, as there was another person with Sarah Lynn who wasn't mentioned in the police report. If Sarah Lynn came to this same location for AA meetings, someone might have seen her. They interview people coming out of the building and make a list of celebrities who have attended meetings there.

Finally, a bird man confesses he saw Sarah Lynn a month before she died and that she was clearly using. They ask him if she said anything and he says that she didn't, but her friend did. They press him on who this friend was, but he says he can't remember, but the man told the people at the AA meeting a story about when he went to New Mexico and met a mother and daughter and had sex with one of them but he can't remember which one the man had sex with. The girl's name was Penny Carson and the narrator of the story was weirdly proud of it. The bird man told the reporters that the narrator told the people at the meeting they could look her up and that "Penny Carson" was her real name, and he wondered why the narrator wanted them to look her up. The reporters decide to go to New Mexico.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Horsin' Around Sabrina

Discography

Title Year Known Tracks
I Am Sarah Lynn 2002 Prickly Muffin
Unknown Not Specified My Hinie Ain't So Tiny

Episode Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Sarah Lynn model sheet

Sarah Lynn model sheet

Trivia

  • Her birth name was Sarah Himmelfarb before she changed it legally to Sarah Lynn.
    • The surname Himmelfarb is a generally Ashkenazi Jewish surname, implying that she may have been raised Jewish.
      • She also mentions that she doesn't want her body to be a temple because "she's been to Temple and it's boring." Using "Temple" in that context implies a Jewish service.
      • Her name is spelled "Helmulfarb" in Netflix's captions.
  • Sarah Lynn is a parody of former child stars that later developed substance abuse problems or reputations for scandalous or erotic behavior as a result of the toxic entertainment business.
    • Examples could include Jodi Sweetin, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, and Amanda Bynes.
      • The Olsen twins and Jodi Sweetin starred in Full House (which Horsin' Around parodies).
      • Sarah Lynn's music and outfits for the "Prickly Muffin" music video and interview with A Ryan Seacrest Type are also strikingly similar to Britney Spears, especially to the outfits Spears wore in her video for I'm a Slave 4 U and her performance at the 2001 MTV VMAs.
      • BoJack Horseman's composer Jesse Novak stated that the sound of Sarah Lynn's first hit Prickly-Muffin was his "take on early Neptune's production and a sort of stylistic cross between Toxic and Slave 4 U for the time period." Toxic and I'm A Slave 4 U are both songs by Britney Spears. [1]
      • In Prickly-Muffin, BoJack attempted to check Sarah Lynn into a Promises Rehab Center, the same one Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan attended for drug and alcohol abuse.
      • An early draft of a script for Prickly-Muffin from BoJack Horseman: The Art Before The Horse notes that Sarah Lynn's videos and image as a teen reflects Christina Aguilera's Dirrty phase, and Sarah Lynn's behavior in the present reflects Miley Cyrus's from around that time.
Sarah Lynn teenager Model sheet

Sarah Lynn Teenage Model Sheet

  • Her character on Horsin' Around is a parody of Michelle Tanner from Full House.
Sarah Lynn funeral outfit model sheet

Sarah Lynn funeral outfit model sheet

  • Sarah Lynn's stepfather was a bear. It is heavily implied that she was sexually abused in her youth by him (before he married her mother) as she knew what bear fur tasted like and mentioned that he was a “photographer."
    • It is likely he is a parody of Terry Richardson, a photographer and alleged rapist. He is even designed to look like him.
    • He accepted the Oscar on her behalf.
  • Sarah Lynn's mother emotionally neglected her as a child.
  • Sarah Lynn wanted to be an architect growing up; however, her mother forced her to become a child actress. She references this several times during the series.
    • In the episode Prickly-Muffin, she says she wants to be an architect but her mother criticizes her for not wanting to be an actress.
    • She is well-versed in technical terminology about architecture, which shows her passion for it.
      • In the episode That's Too Much, Man! she comments on the playhouse Oxnard built for his son needing parallel joists.
      • Right before her death, BoJack takes her to the planetarium where she reveals she was only interested in going to the planetarium because the building is a dome.
      • Her final words were "I wanna be an architect."
  • Sarah Lynn's death was foreshadowed several times throughout the series:
    • In Season 1, she predicts that she will die young as a result of her destructive behavior.
    • In Season 1, her Prickly Muffin music video takes place in the same planetarium her final moments take place in.
    • In Season 2, at Herb's funeral, the cast of Horsin' Around joke about which of them will die next. In this same exchange, she is the only one that doesn't predict that BoJack will die next. Instead, she states that she's "so high [she doesn't] know where [she's] looking," foreshadowing her drug-related death.
    • In That's Too Much, Man!, Sarah Lynn has a parody of the painting "Ophelia" in her bedroom, which depicts a woman drowning in a lake. Later in the same episode, BoJack sees that Sarah Lynn is passed out during their bender and attempts to wake her, fearing she's dead.
  • Sarah Lynn won an Academy Award for Best Original Song titled The Silly Banana Song (Love Theme) from the film The Nazi Who Played Yahtzee.
  • She overdosed on a strain of Heroin called "BoJack."
  • She did not care much for Bradley Hitler-Smith or Joelle Clarke, her Horsin' Around co-stars.
    • They resented her a bit for getting the most attention from the audience and her arrogant attitude against them.
      Sarah Lynn Sings!!

      "Sarah Lynn Sings!!"

    • In flashbacks, they were also seen mostly ignoring a young Sarah Lynn when she wanted to spend time with them off set.
  • Her musical career was foreshadowed when she got acclaim on Person magazine for her singing (during the Horsin' Around era.)
    • In this photo, she is seen with her usual Horsin' Around outfit, however, the color scheme has strangely switched from white, purple, and pink to green and blue. This outfit is never seen again.
  • Her emergency contact on her phone was the talking tree from Pocahontas.
  • In A Quick One, While He's Away, Tawnie and Trey are seen watching the video for Prickly Muffin. Trey makes a comment about how the video was filmed in a planetarium and Sarah Lynn died in a planetarium.
  • In The View From Halfway Down, during the dinner, Zach Braff serves Sarah Lynn a burger and fries. Everyone's meals are what they ate or encountered right before they died, although, Sarah Lynn is the only one out of all the dinner guests who does not have a firm connection with her food, although it is mentioned that her mother did not allow her to eat carbs on her 2007 tour, which made her upset.
  1. https://li.st/jesseno/my-favorite-songs-i-have-written-for-bojack-horseman-1LuS9IEirnHxMT9FrWlKYM
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