Big Mouth is a Netflix original comedy series produced by Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett that explores the adolescent experience through the eyes of four adult characters. Kroll plays a younger version of himself in the show, which is based on his and Goldberg’s childhood in suburban New York.
When it comes to adolescence, Big Mouth embraces frankness regarding the human body..
Two seasons were published, each consisting of 10 episodes, on Netflix in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Before the remainder of the third season was published on October 4, 2019, a special Valentine’s Day episode aired on February 8, 2019.
Netflix announced in July of this year that the show has been renewed for a sixth season. Seasons four and five were released on November 5 and November 5, respectively, of the following year.
Plotline About Big Mouth
In the Westchester County suburbs of New York, a group of 7th graders, including best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, battles through puberty, dealing with issues including masturbation and physical desire.
Hormone monsters Maurice, Connie, and Mona act as over shoulder angels, harassing Andrew, Matthew, and infrequently Nick, Jessi, and occasionally Missy (who mainly pesters Missy).
On their puberty-filled journeys, the kids meet characters and items including Duke Ellington’s ghost, a French-accented Statue of Liberty, a pregnancy-inducing pillow, an Adderall bar, and even Jessi’s own vulva in the course of the series.
As adolescence wreaks havoc on their bodies and minds, they set out to find their destiny.
Casts Of Big Mouth
- Nick Kroll as Nicholas Arsenio “Nick” Birch
- John Mulaney as Andrew Glouberman
- Jessi Klein as Jessica Cobain “Jessi” Glaser
- Jason Mantzoukas as Jayzerian Ricflairian “Jay” Bilzerian
- Jenny Slate and Ayo Edebiri as Melissa “Missy” Foreman-Greenwald
- Fred Armisen as Elliot Birch
- Maya Rudolph as Connie the Hormone Monstress
- Jordan Peele as the Ghost of Duke Ellington
Production Of Big Mouth
Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin, three of television’s top screenwriters and filmmakers, contacted Nick Kroll, one of Goldberg’s closest childhood friends, with the idea of creating a show about growing up.
 To make a point, Kroll and Goldberg drew on the fact that Kroll was a late bloomer, but Goldberg went through the physical changes of puberty at an early age. The show features several of their real-life events, such as Kroll’s first kiss and Goldberg’s parents waxing his moustache.
During a school field trip to the Statue of Liberty, their childhood friend Lizzie, who is the inspiration for the character of Jessi, gets her first period. “Big Mouth” “takes an equal look at what it’s like for girls and women, the process of growing through adolescence, which I believe has not been nearly as covered in most popular culture,” according to Kroll in an interview with NPR. In June of this year, Netflix revealed that they had acquired Big Mouth.
During the George Floyd demonstrations, it was stated that Jenny Slate had opted to stand down from voicing Missy Foreman-Greenwald in order to allow a Black actor to take the part.
Because she had pre-recorded her lines, Slate only got to voice Missy once more in the fourth season.  Ayo Edebiri was cast to replace Slate as Missy on August 28, 2020. In “Horrority House,” the season’s final episode, she makes her television debut as Missy.
On October 4, 2019, the first soundtrack album of songs from the TV series’ third season was published.
Except where noted, all of Mark Rivers’ songs were written by him.