One of the first running jokes in Netflix’s now–concluded series “BoJack Horseman” centers around the titular horse and the Hollywood sign. BoJack steals the letter “D” in the sign drunkenly to impress his ghost writer and crush, Diane. Due to an accident, the “D” is never returned, and for the rest of the series, Los Angeles is referred to as “Hollywoo.”
As a running gag, this is a pretty funny joke to see the famous Hollywood sign changed into something more ridiculous. However, this small joke also works as a metaphor for BoJack’s influence on the city of Los Angeles and the people he affects. He has literally changed the shape of “Hollywoo,” and the people he encounters — whether he likes it or not — are left in a different state than when he first met them.