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Big Mouth is an American adult animated coming-of-age sitcom created by Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett for Netflix. 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 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."

Plenty of TV shows have examined the painfully awkward adolescent years, but none as brutally honest or profanely hilarious as has "Big Mouth." Because it's a cartoon, it can do things that other shows more grounded in realism can't do, like present the notion of personal hormone monsters that alternately help and tease their young charges. Maurice, Connie, Tyler, and the rest of the hormone monsters are so crude, vicious, and intense, that they, of course, became the signature element and breakout characters of "Big Mouth." Exploring this whole world of creatures as the motivations for human behavior is something the show's producers and writers plan to do on a much larger scale.

HORMONE MONSTER

There's slow-to-bloom Nick (co-creator Nick Kroll), anxious and guilty Andrew (John Mulaney), actively self-actualizing nerd Missy (Ayo Edebiri), and hormone-crazed Jay (Jason Mantzoukas). And speaking of hormones, the kids are beleaguered by their personal hormone monsters, physical and grotesque manifestations of their own psyches who unfailingly give them terrible advice.The second season of the series prominently features David Thewlis as the Shame Wizard, and in the episode "Smooch or Share," a hormone monster calls the character "the floating guy with the Harry Potter accent." That's a nod to how Thewlis played Professor Remus Lupin in five "Harry Potter" adaptations. And among the many characters Kroll voices is the pathetic and creepy Coach Steve, who is simply a more absurd and extreme version of Ref Jeff, a character he popularized on his Comedy Central sketch series "Kroll Show."

Plenty of TV shows have examined the painfully awkward adolescent years, but none as brutally honest or profanely hilarious as has "Big Mouth." Because it's a cartoon, it can do things that other shows more grounded in realism can't do, like present the notion of personal hormone monsters that alternately help and tease their young charges. Maurice, Connie, Tyler, and the rest of the hormone monsters are so crude, vicious, and intense, that they, of course, became the signature element and breakout characters of "Big Mouth." Exploring this whole world of creatures as the motivations for human behavior is something the show's producers and writers plan to do on a much larger scale. (Source: www.looper.com)

 

 

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