|“||Hey, whose a bird's gotta blow to get some seed around here?||”|
—The Birds to BoJack
The Paparazzi Birds are a duo of recurring characters in BoJack Horseman. An unnamed male Robin and unnamed male Blue Jay, they try to get incriminating pictures of BoJack for blackmail purposes. Their first appearance was in Prickly-Muffin, in Season 1.
The male robin has a chubby, short build his coloring is lavender and the main front area of his face has an orange patch and a grey beak.
According to the model sheets, he is a little under 5 ft tall.
He wears an off-white collared button-shirt, thin maroon necktie, grey pants, and grey lace-up dress shoes.
He is usually seen with a camera around his neck.
The male blue jay has a mostly dark blue body with feathers that stick out from the back of his head, he has white and black patches going around his eyes, and a dark grey beak.
According to the model sheets, he is under 6 ft tall.
He is taller and thinner than the robin. He wears a v-necked collared teal shirt, brown cargo pants, dark brown belt, brown cargo jacket which is button-down with four front pockets, blue socks, and brown loafers.
They take scandalous pictures of BoJack Horseman and Sarah Lynn having sex. They try (and fail) numerous times to blackmail BoJack with the photos.
They then set the bribe to $150 each. She then says sure and pretends to take out her checkbook, but then they are told by Gekko they will get into legal trouble according to State of California Law if they do so as they did not have a permit to take photos on private property.
She tells them extortion is a felony which could mean four years of prison time.
The birds, feeling threatened, back off, then apologize for wasting her time. The Robin tries to escape by crashing into a closed window and is dragged out by the blue jay. Gekko then sends them a fruit and nut gift basket through Laura.
In BoJack the Feminist, there is a flashback from 2012 they are seen questioning Vance Waggoner about the time he hit allegedly hit a prostitute with a baseball bat. In the same episode, Todd takes Mr. Peanutbutter to the baddest bar in Hollywoo, where the paparazzi birds are waiting outside. Mr. Peanutbutter tries to be tough with them, shoving them into some trash cans, but actually cures them of their ailments.
They tell him he's blocking the door, and they want to get a clear shot of Gen Z pop superstar and fashion disrupter Joey Pogo. BoJack questions this.
The paparazzi birds tell him Joey is checking into the fancy room. The words "fancy room" cause BoJack to have a series of flashbacks in his head, he questions what do they all mean.
The blue jay tells him, it sounds like they are kicking him out, to make room for Joey Pogo. BoJack then says out loud that it sounds like they are kicking him out to make room for Joey Pogo.
In Nice While It Lasted, both birds make an appearance at Mr. Peanutbutter's press speech. Neither have any speaking lines, as only the main characters speak in this episode.
Episode AppearancesSeason 1 Intro.
- In BoJack the Feminist, it is revealed the robin has a wife.