Big Mouth (TV series)
by Charles Bradley
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Running time||25–46 minutes|
|Distributor||Netflix Streaming Services|
|Original release||September 29, 2017 –|
The series centers on teens based on Kroll and Goldberg's upbringing in suburban New York, with Kroll voicing his fictional younger self. Big Mouth explores puberty while "embrac[ing] a frankness about the human body and sex."
The first season, consisting of ten episodes, premiered on Netflix on September 29, 2017, and the second season was released on October 5, 2018. The third season was preceded by a Valentine's Day special episode on February 8, 2019, and the rest of the third season was released on October 4, 2019. In July 2019, Netflix renewed the series through to a sixth season. The fourth season was released on December 4, 2020.
The series follows a group of 7th graders, including best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, as they navigate their way through puberty with struggles like masturbation and sexual arousal all in the Westchester County suburbs of New York City. Acting as over-sexualized shoulder angels are the hormone monsters: Maurice (who pesters Andrew and Matthew and occasionally Nick), Connie—the hormone monstress (who pesters Jessi and Nick and occasionally Missy) and Mona (who mainly pesters Missy). Throughout the series, the kids interact with people and objects who are often personified and offer helpful, yet confusing, advice in their puberty-filled lives including the ghost of Duke Ellington, a French-accented Statue of Liberty, a pillow capable of getting pregnant, a bar of Adderall, and even Jessi's own vulva. They seek out their destiny as puberty destroys them mentally and physically.
Cast and characters
- Nick Kroll as:
- Nicholas Arsenio "Nick" Birch, an almost-adolescent boy living with loving and overprotective parents. He also has an older brother named Judd and an older sister named Leah. Throughout the series, Nick is increasingly insecure about his masculinity and overall development as it becomes evident that he is a late bloomer compared to his friends. Occasionally, he learns to appreciate his body and his emotions, with the help of his loved ones and a few other figures.
- Maurice the Hormone Monster, also known as "Maury", full name Maurice Beverley, a raspy-voiced monster who follows Andrew around and is responsible for his brooding sexual desires, which frequently occur at inappropriate moments. He is revealed to hail from an alternate dimension where several different creatures, such as himself, represent and manage the stages of human life. He is shown to be able to interact with other boys, such as Nick and Jay. He is also Matthew's hormone monster.
- Coach Steve Steve, the shrill-voiced middle school gym class teacher who is incompetent and overly talkative, often trying to get his colleagues—or even the students—to hang out (often to no avail). He is extremely childlike. It is revealed in season 2 that he is a virgin, though he ultimately loses his virginity to Jay's mom, with whom he has a one-night stand after she sexually approaches him. He is the only character unaffected by The Shame Wizard because he is incapable of experiencing shame. In season 3, he has a different job every time he appears until in the episode "Disclosure the Movie: The Musical!" he gets his job back as being a gym coach.
- Rick the Hormone Monster, an old, dysfunctional yet enthusiastic hormone monster who follows Coach Steve and later Nick. He soon retires, however, after Steve loses his virginity, handing his position as Nick's hormone monster to Tyler. He becomes Nick's hormone monster again after Nick and Connie part ways.
- Lola Ugfuglio Skumpy, an ill-tempered popular girl who is terrified of losing her social status and the approval of her best friend Devin.
- Nick Starr, the future version of Nick who hosts a game show and lives alone with a robot version of Andrew.
- Kroll also voices Mila and Lotte Janssen, the Statue of Liberty, a profane ladybug, Joe Walsh, the ghosts of Picasso and Richard Burton, Sylvester Stallone, a webcam girl, Gina's Abuela, Bad Mitten and Rabbi Poblart.
- John Mulaney as Andrew Glouberman, a young boy and Nick's best friend who spends much of his time furtively masturbating. He is Jewish.
- Mulaney also voices Mint, Grandpa Andrew, Babe the Blue Ox and Detective Florez.
- Jessi Klein as Jessica Cobain "Jessi" Glaser, a sarcastic and smart girl. Her father, Greg, is an unemployed stoner and her mother, Shannon, is secretly dating another woman. She gets her period for the first time on a school trip to the Statue of Liberty. Though Jessi has kissed Nick before, specifically in the first episode "Ejaculation", she later has many French kissing make-out sessions with Jay. Like Andrew, she is Jewish, as she has a Bat Mitzvah in "I Survived Jessi's Bat Mitzvah".
- Klein also voices Jessi's possible ancestor, Margaret Daniels, in "Duke".
- Jason Mantzoukas as Jay Bilzerian, a brash Armenian American boy who is obsessed with magic and sex. He has sex with a pillow that he made into a sex toy. His mom allows Coach Steve to have a one-night stand with her in Season 2. He has two older brothers, Kurt and Val, who frequently bully him. His dad is a divorce lawyer, and Jay has a habit of quoting his father's law commercials, often being told by his friends to stop. Jay is obsessed with Nick's mother and father and wishes for a loving family. In season 2, Jay starts a potential relationship with Matthew, an openly gay boy in school. After the two kiss, Jay questions his sexual orientation. During season 3, Jay continues to question his sexual orientation but comes to the conclusion he is bisexual.
- Mantzoukas also voices Guy Bilzerian, Jay's dad, and the ghost of Socrates.
- Jenny Slate (seasons 1-4) and Ayo Edebiri (season 4) as Missy Foreman-Greenwald, a nerdy and kind girl.
- Slate also voiced Mirror Missy, Missy's verbally abusive reflection, meant to represent the insecurities over her body, as well as Missy's repressed anger.
- Slate also voices Vicky, Cherry's delinquent friend.
- Slate also voices Taffiny, a pharmacist, a Planned Parenthood nurse, Ms. Razz, The Implant, the Fuck Gremlin, Matthew's sister, Britney, and Greg's new girlfiend, Kaitlyn.
- Edebiri is initially heard as Mosaic Missy, an amalgamation of all of Missy's different alter-egos and personality traits.
- Fred Armisen as Elliot Birch, Nick's loving father, who frequently shares inappropriate stories.
- Armisen also voices the ghost of Antonin Scalia, a bus driver, Stavros and Bob the Hormone Monster.
- Maya Rudolph as:
- Connie the Hormone Monstress, who initially follows Jessi (and sometimes Missy) around and encourages them to embrace their wildest desires. By the end of the second season, she becomes Nick's hormone monster, despite him being a boy, which works well with them both.
- Diane Birch, Nick's loving mother.
- Rudolph also voices a bath mat, the ghosts of Elizabeth Taylor and Whitney Houston, Principal Barren, Miss Clinkscales, Ellington's piano teacher, and Gayle King.
- Jordan Peele as the Ghost of Duke Ellington (1899–1974), the jazz musician whose spirit now lives in Nick's attic and sometimes offers him advice.
- Featuring Ludacris, Jay's pitbull, who suffers from a rare medical condition that causes him to become cripplingly self-conscious.
- Peele also voices the ghosts of Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, and Prince, Atlanta Claus, a DJ, Missy's father Cyrus, Patrick Ewing, and one of the Knights of St. Joseph.
- Brendan McCreary provides the ghost of Freddie Mercury's singing voice.
- Andrew Rannells as Matthew MacDell, a flamboyantly gay student with a love of drama and spreading gossip.
- Paula Pell as Barbara Glouberman, Andrew's mother and Marty's wife.
- Richard Kind as Marty Glouberman, Andrew's grumpy and stereotypically Jewish father, Barbara's husband and lover of scallops.
- Seth Morris as Greg Glaser, the perpetually stoned father of Jessi Glaser and the husband of Shannon Glaser.
- Jessica Chaffin as Shannon Glaser, the mother of Jessi Glaser and the unfaithful wife of Greg Glaser.
- June Diane Raphael as Devin LeSeven, a popular student at school.
- Jak Knight as DeVon, the boyfriend of Devin and another popular student, who may or may not be older than he looks.
- Gina Rodriguez (season 2–onward) as Gina Alvarez, a very physically developed Paraguayan girl on Missy and Jessi's soccer team whose sudden pubertal development causes a stir at school.
- Neil Casey as Lars, a student in a wheelchair.
- Casey also voices Detective Dumont.
- Joe Wengert as Caleb, a student, implied to be on the autism spectrum.
- Wengert also voices Lump Humpman, a priest, Stan the Hormone Monster.
- Fran Gilesspie as Samira, a student who speaks quietly and begins dating Ali.
- Jon Daly as Judd Birch, the dark yet caring older brother of Nick and Leah Birch, and the son of Diane and Elliot Birch. In "Nick Starr", the Judd of 2052, cosplaying as Gundham Tanaka, now rules over "Juddstown", offering sanctuary the day before the end of the world.
- Daly also voices Jesus Christ.
- Kat Dennings as Leah Birch, the older sister of Nick Birch and younger sister of Judd Birch.
- Chelsea Peretti as Monica Foreman-Greenwald, Missy's mother and Cyrus' wife.
- Peretti also voices Cellsea, Nick's sentient cell phone that he received from Leah, and "The Pill"
- Heather Lawless as Jenna "Jay's Mom" Bilzerian, Jay's mother.
- Mark Duplass as Val Bilzerian, an older, bullying brother to Jay Bilzerian.
- Duplass also voices a clerk.
- Paul Scheer as Kurt Bilzerian, another older, bullying brother to Jay Bilzerian.
- Scheer also voices a gap-toothed male camper.
- Nathan Fillion as himself, Missy's celebrity crush.
- Rob Huebel as Mr. Terry Lizer, a teacher at the school.
- David Thewlis as Shame Wizard, the Hormone Monsters' mortal enemy who haunts the kids, stoking their deepest shame.
- John Gemberling as Tyler the Hormone Monster, Nick's immature hormone monster.
- Gemberling also voices a security guard.
- Gil Ozeri as Wiggles, Missy's stuffed toy.
- Ozeri also voices Brad, a couch cushion.
- Kristen Bell as Pam, a pillow Jay has a sexual relationship with. Bell also voices an uninterested girl.
- Jack McBrayer as Nick's pubic hair #1
- Craig Robinson as Nick's pubic hair #2
- Rosa Salazar as Miss Benitez, a seventh grade teacher.
- Michaela Watkins as Cantor Dina Reznick, Shannon Glaser's love interest.
- Zach Woods as Daniel, a boy Leah is interested in.
- Woods also voices a sock.
- Natasha Lyonne as Suzette, a motel pillow.
- Lyonne also voices Nadia Vulvokov, her character from Russian Doll.
- Alia Shawkat as Roland, a friend of Nick Birch's who lives in Manhattan, New York.
- Kristen Wiig as Jessi's genitals.
- Andy Daly as Dr. Wendy Engle, Nick's doctor.
- Daly also voices a motel pillow and the ghost of Harry Houdini.
- Harvey Fierstein as Jerome, an older gay man who lives at Guy Town.
- Jean Smart as the Depression Kitty, a cat employed in the Department of Puberty.
- Bobby Cannavale as Gavin, an intense Hormone Monster that Nick hopes to have replace Tyler, who works as his assistant and gets abused by.
- Cannavale also voices Nick Starr's agent.
- Zachary Quinto as Aiden, Matthew's boyfriend.
- Ali Wong (season 3–onward) as Ali, a pansexual new student at Bridgeton Middle School.
- Carlos Alazraqui as Gustavo, the male character in the book The Rock of Gibraltar.
- Gary Cole as Edward MacDell, a U.S. Navy veteran who knows that his son is gay.
- Julie White as Kimberly MacDell, Matthew's mother.
- Julie Klausner as Cherry Marashina, formerly Cheryl Glouberman, Andrew's attractive cousin in Florida.
- Emily Altman as "Milk", a male camper who is often told to "shut the fuck up".
- Thandie Newton as Mona, Missy's new hormone monstress with a British accent.
- Maria Bamford as Tito the Anxiety Mosquito.
- Bamford also voices Nancy, Jessi's therapist.
- John Oliver as Harry, a camp counselor.
- Seth Rogen as Seth Goldberg, a camper.
- Somali Rose as Missy's overalls.
- Zach Galifianakis as Gratitoad.
- Josie Totah as Natalie, a transgender camper.
- Lena Waithe as Lena, one of Missy's cousins.
- Sterling K. Brown as Michael Angelo, Jessi's new boyfriend.
- Nasim Pedrad as Fatima, the female character in the book The Rock of Gibraltar.
- Mae Whitman as Tallulah Levine, a friend of Leah's who takes a liking to Nick.
- Jon Hamm as Scallops
- Martin Short as Gordie, the main character of the Canadian Netflix hit, Gordie's Journey.
- Carol Kane as Menopause Banshee.
- Judd Hirsch as Lewis Glouberman, Andrew's grandfather.
- David Cross as Skip Glouberman, Marty's brother and Andrew's uncle.
- Wanda Sykes as the ghost of Harriet Tubman.
- Rob Riggle as Col. Adderall, the personification of the ADHD medication.
- Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness from Queer Eye as themselves, sent to makeover Coach Steve.
- Retta as Daisy Ellington, Duke Ellington's mother.
- Paul Giamatti as Andrew's shit.
- Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle as Misha and Izzy, two seventh graders Nick and Andrew hook up with, and the stars of their own Netflix series, Cafeteria Girls.
- Quinta Brunson as Quinta, one of Missy's cousins.
- Brunson also voiced a girl at a bar that was hit on by young Duke Ellington in "Duke".
|1||10||September 29, 2017|
|2||10||October 5, 2018|
|3||11||1||February 8, 2019|
|10||October 4, 2019|
|4||10||December 4, 2020|
Season 1 (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Ejaculation"||Joel Moser||Nick Kroll & Andrew Goldberg & Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin||September 29, 2017|
|The days before the Bridgeton Middle School dance, Nick Birch accidentally sees his best friend Andrew Glouberman's penis and attempts to avoid telling Andrew about it. Jealous of Andrew's penis, Nick fights with Andrew and believes he is taking an older girl to the dance, until she turns him down and embarrasses him at the dance. Andrew's Hormone Monster won't leave him alone, and convinces him to masturbate at inappropriate times. Jessi tells Nick that she likes him, and the two have their first kiss together. Nick and Andrew reconcile at the end of the dance. Later, at a new sleepover, Nick sees Andrew's Hormone Monster (who insists he is not a "puberty fairy") leaving his room, whom Andrew had originally assumed to be his imaginary friend.|
|2||2||"Everybody Bleeds"||Bryan Francis||Kelly Galuska||September 29, 2017|
|On a school trip to the Statue of Liberty, Jessi Glaser gets her period. Meanwhile, Nick and Jessi attempt to enjoy the perks of being a couple.|
|3||3||"Am I Gay?"||Mike L. Mayfield||Joe Wengert||September 29, 2017|
|A trailer for the latest Dwayne Johnson movie has Andrew questioning his sexual orientation. Meanwhile, Jessi and Nick break up.|
|4||4||"Sleepover: A Harrowing Ordeal of Emotional Brutality"||Joel Moser||Jess Dweck & Victor Quinaz||September 29, 2017|
|Nick and Andrew sleep over at their weird magician friend, Jay Bilzarian's house. Meanwhile, Jessi and Missy Greenwald-Foreman have a sleepover with popular girls Devon and Lola.|
|5||5||"Girls Are Horny Too"||Bryan Francis||Emily Altman||September 29, 2017|
|For a school book report, a popular romance novel becomes trendy among the middle schoolers, and even Andrew's romantically challenged parents. Meanwhile, inspired by the book, Jessi decides to get a new bra.|
|6||6||"Pillow Talk"||Mike L. Mayfield||Peter A. Knight||September 29, 2017|
|Jay stays home from school when the pillow he has intercourse with, Pam, becomes pregnant. Meanwhile, Nick and Andrew play hooky to visit Nick's girl friend from camp in the city.|
|7||7||"Requiem for a Wet Dream"||Joel Moser||Duffy Boudreau||September 29, 2017|
|During preparations for the science fair, Andrew and Missy start to go out. Meanwhile, Jessi and Matthew, the school's resident gay kid, decide to do their project on how sad Jay's life is as a magician.|
|8||8||"The Head Push"||Bryan Francis||Emily Altman & Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin||September 29, 2017|
|At a high school play cast party, Jay brings some kid booze and Nick attempts to hook up with an older girl.|
|9||9||"I Survived Jessi's Bat Mitzvah"||Mike L. Mayfield||Kelly Galuska||September 29, 2017|
|Tensions are high at Jessi's bat mitzvah.|
|10||10||"The Pornscape"||Joel Moser||Gil Ozeri||September 29, 2017|
|Andrew finds his way in the land of internet porn. Meanwhile, Jessi and Jay decide to become runaways.|
Season 2 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|11||1||"Am I Normal?"||Bob Suarez||Andrew Goldberg||October 5, 2018|
|Jay and Jessi live life on the lam. Nick questions his hormone monster selection.|
|12||2||"What Is It About Boobs?"||Bryan Francis||Kelly Galuska||October 5, 2018|
|After one of their classmates, Gina Alvarez, becomes an early bloomer through breast development, the other boys become more interested in her and the girls start to feel insecure about their own bodies.|
|13||3||"The Shame Wizard"||Joel Moser||Victor Quinaz||October 5, 2018|
|After Andrew is caught masturbating to Nick's sister Leah's bathing suit, the Shame Wizard puts him on trial. Meanwhile, Nick ponders his relationship with Gina; Jessi, to get back at her mother, starts going bad; and Coach Steve befriends Jay.|
|14||4||"Steve the Virgin"||Bob Suarez||Joe Wengert||October 5, 2018|
|Coach Steve loses his virginity. Meanwhile, Jessi's rebellious streak continues, but she gets caught; Nick, still not over his failed relationship with Gina, goes on a miniature golf double date with Devin, Andrew, and Lola; the Shame Wizard continues to taunt Andrew over his relationship with the verbally abusive and intense Lola.|
|15||5||"The Planned Parenthood Show"||Bryan Francis||Emily Altman||October 5, 2018|
|Coach Steve teaches health class, which he is unqualified for, so the students put on a sketch show about the many things Planned Parenthood provides.|
|16||6||"Drug Buddies"||Joel Moser||Gil Ozeri||October 5, 2018|
|Jessi and Nick get high on Jessi's dad's weed gummies. Meanwhile, Andrew tries to get out of his relationship with Lola.|
|17||7||"Guy Town"||Bob Suarez||Joe Wengert||October 5, 2018|
|The other dads and the kids help Greg move into Guy Bilzarian's unsanitary condo, Guy Town. While filming a documentary about the condo, Matthew becomes interested in an elderly gay resident. Nick meets his new Hormone Monster.|
|18||8||"Dark Side of the Boob"||Bryan Francis||Kelly Galuska||October 5, 2018|
|(Part 1 of 2) At a school sleepover, the Shame Wizard does his worst to all the students.|
|19||9||"Smooch or Share"||Joel Moser||Alex Rubens||October 5, 2018|
|(Part 2 of 2) To take their minds off the Shame Wizard, Nick suggests they play a variation on the game of Truth or Dare. Meanwhile, the Shame Wizard meets his match with the dimwitted Coach Steve.|
|20||10||"The Department of Puberty"||Bob Suarez||Gil Ozeri||October 5, 2018|
|Jessi, having had enough of Connie, escapes to the Department of Puberty, where she becomes trapped by the Depression Kitty. The other kids comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, after his kiss with Matthew, Jay questions the possibility of his bisexuality.|
Season 3 (2019)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|21||1||"My Furry Valentine"||Kim Arndt & Bob Suarez||Story by : Andrew Goldberg & Jennifer Flackett & Joe Wengert|
Teleplay by : Emily Altman & Victor Quinaz
|February 8, 2019|
|Story by : Nick Kroll & Mark Levin & Kelly Galuska|
Teleplay by : Gil Ozeri & Jaboukie Young-White
|February 8, 2019|
|On Valentine's Day Nick Birch and Jessi Glaser are feeling down, Jessi over her mom's love life and Nick over having Connie the Hormone Monstress as his new hormone monster. Andrew plans to use the day to win back Missy Foreman-Greenwald and it backfires, which results in him physically attacking Lars, a boy in a wheelchair. Jay Bilzerian plans a date with his male and female pillows, but it ends with them breaking up. Matthew, the only openly gay boy in the school, is starting a friendship with Jessi and meets a gay boy. At dinner, with his mother and father, Nick lashes out at the two for the first time. Meanwhile, at the Valentine's Day party at Lola's house, DeVon, the boyfriend of Devin, proposes marriage to her and she says yes.|
|22||2||"Girls Are Angry Too"||Bob Suarez||Hayley Adams & JoEllen Redlingshafer & Kelsey Cressman||October 4, 2019|
|Two weeks have passed after the Valentine's Day party at Lola's house. Jay cuts off Andrew's finger in shop class, Jay's father blaming it on the girls' clothes. The girls protest Mr. Lizer's dress code. Nick and Andrew try to find out what the girls want. Jay, in the midst of his break from masturbating, has sex with a turkey.|
|23||3||"Cellsea"||Bryan Francis||Joe Wengert||October 4, 2019|
|Matthew tries to contact Aiden again. Meanwhile, Nick gets a sentient hand-me-down cell phone from Leah and starts to develop a smartphone addiction, and Andrew unplugs.|
|24||4||"Obsessed"||Joel Moser||Kelly Galuska & Jaboukie Young-White||October 4, 2019|
|Nick's obsession with Cellsea grows. Meanwhile, Matthew goes on his first date with Aiden and Jay collaborates with Missy on her Nathan Fillion/Rock of Gibraltar crossover fanfiction.|
|25||5||"Florida"||Kim Arndt||Victor Quinaz||October 4, 2019|
|Nick goes with Andrew's family to Florida to celebrate Pesach. Meanwhile, Jay is left behind by his family while his house is fumigated, and he ends up living with Nick's family, who treat him with kindness. Andrew starts to have feelings for his flirtatious cousin, Cherry Marashino. Andrew's mother starts going through menopause.|
|26||6||"How To Have An Orgasm"||Bob Suarez||Emily Altman||October 4, 2019|
|Jessi learns more about masturbation and her electric toothbrush, while her mother, Shannon Glaser and Cantor Dina Reznick break up. Meanwhile, Andrew decides to send a dick pic to his cousin, and Nick grows jealous of Jay living in their home.|
|27||7||"Duke"||Bryan Francis||Gil Ozeri & Jak Knight||October 4, 2019|
|The Ghost of Duke Ellington tells the boys the story of how he lost his virginity in 1913.|
|28||8||"Rankings"||Joel Moser||Kelly Galuska||October 4, 2019|
|At DeVon’s bachelor party, the boys make lists of the hottest girls in 7th grade, starting list fever at Bridgeton High, which causes the girls make lists of their own. Meanwhile, after a new pansexual girl named Ali joins the class, Jay finally comes out as bisexual. The episode ends with the "wedding" of DeVon and Devin.|
|29||9||"The ASSes"||Kim Arndt||Joe Wengert & Max Silvestri||October 4, 2019|
|When Jay is prescribed Adderall, he does a better job focusing in class. After doing very well on his Academic Skills Survey (or ASS) other kids start asking for Jay's Adderall, which he sells to them. Jessi's mother starts planning Jessi's life for her, which brings back the Depression Kitty. During one of the final tests, detectives burst into the class and arrest Jay for drug dealing.|
|30||10||"Disclosure the Movie: The Musical!"||Bob Suarez||Emily Altman & Victor Quinaz||October 4, 2019|
|During rehearsals for the spring musical, a musical version of the film Disclosure, Nick playing Michael Douglas and Missy playing Demi Moore, develop sexual tension, which leads Missy to meet her new hormone monstress named Mona, ending in a kiss that Andrew sees. Meanwhile, Mr. Lizer takes advantage of an oblivious Lola and is fired. The Fab Five from Queer Eye make over Coach Steve; afterwards, he gets his old job back.|
|31||11||"Super Mouth"||Bryan Francis & Mike L. Mayfield||Gil Ozeri||October 4, 2019|
|During a freak storm, every student at Bridgeton gains superpowers. Andrew, who is able to become invisible, and Nick, who can change size, start to fight. Missy can control weather with her feelings. Jessi can make people tell the truth with a touch and finds out how she and her mother are moving to the city. The superpowers are later revealed to actually be the imagination of Caleb, drawing their superhero personas while watching them argue and fight. The season ends on a note of uncertainty, as Andrew ends his friendship with Nick, Nick breaks up with Missy, Jessi and Shannon begin the process of selling their house, and Marty sports an eyepatch for some unknown reason.|
Season 4 (2020)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|32||1||"The New Me"||Andres Salaff||Story by : Andrew Goldberg & Patti Harrison|
Teleplay by : Andrew Goldberg
|December 4, 2020|
|Nick arrives at camp and meets up with his friend Seth Goldberg. Their cabin meets Natalie, a former member of their cabin who has transitioned. The boys all make her uncomfortable and she ends up switching to a girl's bunk. There, the girls all treat her weirdly and Jessi hates her until she realizes she is all alone and the two become friends. Andrew arrives at camp after his parents drop him off and Nick attempts to make him jealous until Seth and Andrew become friends. Nick starts feeling left out as the two of them are hanging out more. Eventually, he breaks down and runs into the forest where he has a panic attack and is bitten by a mosquito named Tito.|
|33||2||"The Hugest Period Ever"||Bryan Francis||Kelly Galuska||December 4, 2020|
|After a disastrous morning of showering with the boys, Nick decides to hold off on showering. Meanwhile, Jessi gets another period at camp and learns how to insert tampons. Meanwhile, Missy and her parents travel to Atlanta to visit her cousins, who help Missy embrace her Black identity.|
|34||3||"Poop Madness"||Dave Stone||Gil Ozeri||December 4, 2020|
|On the last day of camp, Nick bombs at the talent show, Andrew deals with constipation, and Seth and Natalie hook up. Back in Westchester, Jay and Lola invite their friends to a pool-warming party.|
|35||4||"Cafeteria Girls"||Andres Salaff||Emily Altman||December 4, 2020|
|On the first day of the eighth grade, Nick and Andrew try to hook up with two seventh-grade girls. In New York City, Jessi is having trouble adjusting to her new school.|
|36||5||"A Very Special 9/11 Episode"||Bryan Francis||Jak Knight||December 4, 2020|
|The kids at Bridgeton Middle go on a field trip to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Nick and Andrew ditch the trip to meet up with Jessi and her new boyfriend, Michael Angelo. Matthew decides to mess with Coach Steve, whose birthday happens to also be on September 11, but feels bad after Coach Steve learns about the attacks. Missy and DeVon also ditch the trip to meet with her cousin Lena, as DeVon teaches Missy about code-switching.|
|37||6||"Nick Starr"||Dave Stone||Victor Quinaz||December 4, 2020|
|In the year 2052, Nick is now a successful game show host in a dystopian Earth, with only a robotic assistant modeled on Andrew as company. Shaken by the news of Missy's death, Nick is given two passes for a space ark as the planet will be ending the next day. After going through old contacts, he picks Jessi to join him, now an activist protesting for the downtrodden. While on his way to the funeral, Nick crashes on a street and is taken by Jay to his childhood home, where he and Lola run a sex cult and have Nick's parents as sex slaves. At the funeral for Missy, Nick approaches Jessi, who agrees to go with him. The two flee when a recorded message from Missy plays, revealing that she was murdered and the existence of the space ark. After making their way through angry mobs and wasteland riders, the two proceed to the ark and have sex as the planet is destroyed. However, Nick is unable to perform, and Jessi reveals that she only played him to get access to the ship and destroy it. As Jessi blows up the ship, Nick escapes in a spacesuit with Tito, the anxiety mosquito. However, the entire episode is then revealed as an anxiety dream Nick has on the bus from the previous episode.|
|38||7||"Four Stories About Hand Stuff"||Andres Salaff||Mitra Jouhari & Brandon Kyle Goodman||December 4, 2020|
After being upset from their exclusion from the previous episode, Maury and Connie watch four different stories about giving hand jobs.
|39||8||"The Funeral"||Bryan Francis||Joe Wengert||December 4, 2020|
|Andrew and his friends attend a funeral for Andrew's zeyde, whom Andrew still believes died because he did not masturbate right. Nick wants to tell Jessi about his dream. Meanwhile, Matthew's mother accidentally sees his phone and discovers he is gay and excludes him from the church cook-off. As revenge, Matthew and Aiden decide to compete in the cook-off.|
|40||9||"Horrority House"||Dave Stone||Emily Altman & Victor Quinaz||December 4, 2020|
On Halloween night, the gang goes to a haunted sorority house, where they become the victims of a trippy hazing, despite being underaged and not students at their university. Jay tells Lola that he loves her, but Lola does not reciprocate, which upsets Jay.Note: This is Jenny Slate's final episode voicing Missy. In the end, she meets "Mosaic Missy", voiced by Ayo Edebiri, who voices her in the rest of the episode and the rest of the series.
|41||10||"What Are You Gonna Do?"||Andres Salaff||Gil Ozeri||December 4, 2020|
Following the events of the previous episode, Nick's body has been taken over by his darker future self "Nick Starr", who proceeds to push away his friends with his behavior, leaving the present Nick as a "lost soul" in ghostly limbo with Duke. Meanwhile, Matthew comes out to his father, who admits that he had always known and accepts him and comforts him by saying his mother will understand in time. After an attempt to force Starr out of his body fails, Nick manages to recruit Andrew and Missy in a mission to jump into his body and force out Starr. The battle in Nick's mind becomes devastating, with a giant Anxiety Mosquito on Starr's side, with a kaiju-style battle with the Gratitoad (brought by Jessi) but eventually, Starr is defeated, and a scared version of Nick within combines with the real Nick to become one. After this, Rick the Hormone Monster ends the episode with a musical number.Note: Beginning with this episode, Ayo Edebiri replaces Jenny Slate in the opening credits.
TV writer Andrew Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin approached Nick Kroll, Goldberg's best friend since childhood, with the idea to develop a show about going through puberty. Kroll and Goldberg used their divergent pubertal experiences as a centerpiece of the show, because Kroll was a late bloomer while Goldberg went through the physical changes of puberty very early. Many of their lived experiences are featured in the show, such as Kroll's first kiss, and Goldberg's parents waxing his mustache. The show also includes an experience of their childhood friend, Lizzie, who the character of Jessi is based on, getting her first period on a school trip to the Statue of Liberty. According to Kroll in an interview on NPR, Big Mouth "takes an equal look at what it's like for girls and women, the process of going through puberty, which I think has not been quite as explored in most popular culture." Netflix announced they had picked up Big Mouth in June 2016.
Recasting of Missy
On June 24, 2020, it was announced that Jenny Slate decided to step down from voicing Missy Foreman-Greenwald so that a Black actress could have the role in the wake of the George Floyd protests. Slate's final time voicing Missy is in the fourth season as she recorded her lines in advance. On August 28, 2020, it was reported that Ayo Edebiri was cast to replace Slate as Missy. Her first appearance as Missy is in Horrority House, the penultimate episode of the fourth season.
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The first soundtrack album of songs from the TV series was released alongside season three on October 4, 2019.
|Super Songs Of Big Mouth Vol. 1 (Music from the Netflix Original Series)|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||October 4, 2019|
All songs written by Mark Rivers except where indicated.
|1.||"Totally Gay"||Mark Rivers||1:42|
|2.||"I Love My Body"||Maya Rudolph||1:54|
|3.||"Valentine's Day"||Fred Armisen, Jak Knight, Jason Mantzoukas, Jessi Klein, Nick Kroll, Richard Kind||2:09|
|4.||"Never Lost in New York City"||Jordan Peele||1:07|
|5.||"I Am The Hormone Monstress (dialogue)"||Rudolph, Klein||0:21|
|6.||"Sexy Red Bra"||Rudolph, Rivers||1:37|
|7.||"Slut Walk"||Ileen Goldsmith, Crissy Guerrero, Knight, Mantzoukas, Klein, Kroll||1:21|
|8.||"Guy Town"||Rivers, Jerry Minor, Mantzoukas, Marvin Robinson||1:32|
|9.||"Why Does Nobody (Get How Great I Am?)"||Klein, Rudolph, Kroll||1:26|
|10.||"You Look Beautiful, Steve (dialogue)"||Kroll||0:22|
|11.||"Sex On A Lady"||Kroll, Rivers||1:31|
|12.||"Life Is a Fucked Up Mess"||Klein, Jessica Chaffin, John Mulaney, Kroll, Kind, Seth Morris||1:22|
|13.||"Disclosure (The Musical)"||Andrew Rannells, Klein, Mulaney, June Diane Raphael, Rivers, Kroll||2:25|
|14.||"Anything Goes in Florida"||Kroll, Rivers||1:28|
|15.||"Perfectly Gross Little Dirtbag (dialogue)"||Kroll, Mulaney||0:20|
|16.||"Shame"||David Thewlis, Rivers||2:07|
|17.||"The Spectrum of Sexuality"||Martin Short, Brendan McCreary, Peele, Rivers, Rudolph||1:58|
|18.||"You've Got the Power Now"||Kroll, Jenny Slate, Thandie Newton, Rudolph||0:52|
|19.||"Slice O' Your Pie"||Peele||1:10|
|20.||"I Feel Like Shit (This Must Be Love)"||Slate, Mulaney||1:15|
|21.||"Sex on a Lady (credits version)"||Craig Robinson||2:20|
|22.||"Who Needs a Boy?"||Rannells, Goldsmith, Rudolph, Kroll||1:55|
|23.||"Everybody's Going Through Changes (written by Anthony Frank Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Terence Michael Butler, and W.T. Ward)"||Rudolph, Peele||1:44|
The first season, consisting of ten episodes, premiered on Netflix on September 29, 2017. On October 24, 2017, it was confirmed that a second season had been ordered, which was released on October 5, 2018. On November 17, 2018, Netflix announced that Big Mouth had been renewed for a third season. The third season was preceded by a Valentine's Day special episode on February 8, 2019. On July 26, 2019, Netflix renewed the series through to a sixth season. On August 21, 2019, it was reported that the third season was set to be released on October 4, 2019. The fourth season was released on December 4, 2020.
Big Mouth has received critical acclaim since its release. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 100% based on 22 reviews, with the critical consensus reading, "Big Mouth's simplistic animation and scatological humor belie its finely sketched characters and smart, empathetic approach to the messiness of adolescence." On Metacritic, it holds a rating of 80 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 100% based on 30 reviews, with the critical consensus reading "Poignantly repulsive, Big Mouth continues to confront the awkwardness of adolescence with foul-mouthed glee and an added layer of maturity." On Metacritic, it has a score of 90 out of 100 for the second season, based on 9 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
The third season has received critical acclaim. Rotten Tomatoes gave the third season a rating of 96% based on 30 reviews, with the critical consensus reading "Like the characters at its center, Big Mouth's third season continues to grow, taking on complicated new issues with the same gross-but-utterly-empathetic eye that made it so lovable in the first place." On Metacritic, it has a score of 84 out of 100 for the third season, based on 5 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
For the fourth season, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 100% based on 14 reviews, with an average rating of 8.67/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Big Mouth's fourth season is another tour de force of empathetic cringe comedy that manages to get even better by finally giving Missy the storyline she deserves." Metacritic gave the fourth season a weighted average score of 88 out of 100 based on 4 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".
Vox described the first season as sharp and jarring depicting the awkwardness of pubescence, post-pubescence and pre-pubescence. Erik Adams from The A.V. Club awarded the second season an 'A-'. Adams praised the cast, especially Thewlis, and the experimentation of this season, commenting that "it's shown that it deserves to be included in any conversation about TV's animated greats."
|2018||Annie Awards||Best General Audience Television/Broadcast Production||Big Mouth (for "Am I Gay?")||Nominated|||
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics||Mark Rivers (for "Totally Gay")||Nominated|||
|2019||Annie Awards||Best General Audience Television/Broadcast Production||Big Mouth (for "The Planned Parenthood Show")||Nominated|||
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Show||Big Mouth||Nominated|||
|Best Comedic Performance||John Mulaney||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Animated Program||Big Mouth (for "The Planned Parenthood Show")||Nominated|||
|2020||Casting Society of America||Television – Animation||Julie Ashton-Barson||Won|||
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Animated Program||Big Mouth (for "Disclosure the Movie: The Musical")||Nominated|||
|Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance||Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress (for "How To Have An Orgasm")||Won|
|Outstanding Derivative Interactive Program||Big Mouth Guide to Life||Won|
|2021||Critics' Choice Super Awards||Best Animated Series||Big Mouth||Nominated|||
|Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series||Nick Kroll||Nominated|
|Best Voice Actress in an Animated Series||Maya Rudolph||Nominated|
|GLAAD Media Awards||Outstanding Comedy Series||Big Mouth||Pending|||
On October 3, 2019, Netflix announced a straight-to-series order for a spin-off series titled Human Resources, set within the show's universe. Kroll, Goldberg, Levin, Flackett and Kelly Galuska will produce.
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