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The Dick Cavett Show was a real-life talk show referenced in BoJack Horseman. It is first seen in Later, in Season 1.

Production & Development[]

The show is based on the real-life talk show.



In 1973, Cavett interviewed Secretariat on his talk show.

Season 1[]

In Later, Cavett is seen reading a letter that had been submitted by then nine-year-old BoJack, and Secretariat offers BoJack advice in response to his letter.

BoJack was asking Secretariat for advice on what to do when he's sad.

Secretariat answers, that he metaphorically and literally runs when he's sad and concentrates on what's ahead.

BoJack however, does not ever get to hear this response as his parents are arguing in the background.

Season 2[]

In Brand New Couch, BoJack is shown again, watching the same interview as a child seen in the previous episode.

Secretariat is about to answer BoJack’s question, “What do you do when you get sad?”

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Reference from Don't Stop Dancing 'Til The Curtains Fall

However, his parents Beatrice and Butterscotch Horseman are arguing loudly, so BoJack does not hear the response.

Season 5[]

This interview was also referenced during the musical number sung by Gina Cazador in The Showstopper.


Name Role
Dick Cavett Host
Secretariat Guest


  • The real Dick Cavett appeared on television from the 1960s-2000s.