Big Mouth: Season 2/ Episode 8 “Dark Side of the Boob” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

The Shame Wizard after spreading shame to all the kids.
Shame Wizard: I'm the Shame Wizard
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The Shame Wizard goes into overtime and it seems Connie, Tyler, and Maury aren’t willing or able to do a thing about it.


Network
Netflix
Director(s) Bryan Francis
Writer(s) Kelly Galuska
Air Date 10/5/2018

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A Worm Dance: Mr. Wiggles, Missy, Shame Wizard

Mr. Wiggles relaxing after being used by Missy.
Mr. Wiggles: That was one heck of a worm dance.

Since she was a child, Missy has had a favorite toy. One she would snuggle up with and dry hump. However, during a sleepover to see the lunar eclipse at school, she brings this pillow and is caught dry humping it. Leading to her, once again, becoming a victim of the Shame Wizard.

Slut Shaming: Jessie, Gina, Nick, Tyler, Connie, Devin, Shame Wizard

Thanks to Connie, Nick is allowed to go to second base with Gina. However, with telling his friends, specifically Jessie, word spreads what Gina did. Which is a huge problem for her being more developed than other girls, and overhearing Nick and his friends, already made her self-conscious. So Jessie, in a moment of jealousy, revealing to Devin what Nick was allowed to do, it spreads like wildfire.

Leading to Gina eventually fighting Devin and Nick’s hopes of going further dashed. All the while, the Shame Wizard pits everyone against each other. He calls Jessie out for betraying another woman, Nick for blabbing about what he did, and there are very few characters he doesn’t get to. Making it seem he may just be unstoppable.

Commentary

Devin slut shaming Gina.
Devin: I said you’re a slut.

Are Connie and Maury powerless against this guy? He has the ability to work with them or against them and now is at the level where it seems he has no need to help balance these kids out. It seems he wants to stop things just as they were getting good for everyone. I mean, he even got to Nick and the Shame Wizard once made it seem he was untouchable. So this should be a huge red flag for all the hormone monsters, right?

Then again, do hormone monsters care if their kid ends up a late bloomer like Steve? They don’t really talk much about how they feel about their jobs, they just do it. Plus, with Maury talking about being with Bret Michaels all the way up to his show Rock of Love, does that mean sex isn’t the end game for hormone monsters? Do they just stick around until they feel like they aren’t needed and then fly off like Mary Poppins?

Theories about the hormone monsters aside, there is a need to question Connie real quick. How are you going to assumingly be Gina’s hormone monster, based off her making sure Gina enjoys making out with Nick, then talk trash about her with Jessie? You are part of the reason she has breasts and considering the way you were talking with Jessie about getting a bra, you’d think she would have been empowering her.

But, as shown by there being an increased focus on questioning how the hormone monster thing works, I don’t think they are supposed to make that much sense. They might just exist for gags and thinking too hard about them is perhaps a waste. For as deep as this show can get on a subject, let’s not forget it is a comedy. The emotional moments are just to show it isn’t heartless and isn’t taking for granted these kids mirror many people’s story. Not just the creators and writers.

Poor Matthew: Matthew, Shame Wizard, Jay, Steve

Perhaps we spoke too soon. It seems Matthew is trying to be a better person, but with everyone already having a negative perception of him, it is hard to break the cycle. Heck, just making a friend is hard for Matthew seemingly didn’t make the effort before. Yet, even Jay, who is always desperate for a friend, especially after Steve reveals he is having sex with Jay’s mom, rejects him.

Why? Well, the Shame Wizard. As made clear, Jay is homophobic so just Matthew approaching him is enough for the Shame Wizard to plant the seed it is because he thinks Jay is gay. Thus leaving Matthew shunned and a bit depressed. Hopefully not to the point of suicide.

Commentary

The Shame Wizard digging his claws into Matthew's psyche.
Shadow Wizard: See? Even this stray dog doesn’t want your scraps of friendship.

I seriously expect a depression goblin or an anxiety hermit to come about at this point. The Shame Wizard seriously can’t be a catch all for all these kids are feeling right now. Especially since he is taking things to a point where he is doing more than taking people down a notch. Between embarrassing Missy, aiding in the slut-shaming of Gina, making Jessie feel horrible, and so much more, he is pushing these kids to the edge. To a place which their hormone monsters seem unable to help, so surely between other emotions or some type of being which represents forgiveness, we’re going to get one or the other right?

Highlights

  1. Though I hate the way he made each character feel, I cannot say I wasn’t laughing at how the Shame Wizard pit everyone against each other.
  2. Considering how often Andrew masturbated in season one, even though it led to her being publicly embarrassed, yay to the show for keeping things equal. Girls masturbate just like guys, just with different stimuli.

On The Fence

  1. I enjoy the Shame Wizard, yet I feel he is getting to the point where he is going to seriously leave someone scarred. Matthew especially who I love seeing get focus, but why must it be this way?


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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & Characters
Season 3, Episode 10 “Disclosure the Movie: The Musical”A new hormone monster is introduced, and while Mirror Missy doesn’t appear, it might be because she integrated with the real Missy. Also, the Fab Five appear.
Director(s) Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Emily Altman, Victor Quinaz
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Reinventing Coach Steve: Steve, Antoni, Jonathan, Karamo, Tan, Bobby, Jay
  • Disclosure – The Movie Turned Musical: Jessi, Gina, Matthew, Ali, Missy, Nick, Andrew, Mr. Lizer, Lola, Mona, Lars
  • The Return of The Steve: Steve, Mr. Lizer, Lola, Jessi, Nick, Andrew, Missy, Mona, Connie
Season 3, Episode 11 "Super Mouth" [Season Finale]It’s the end of an era, or just 7th grade if you want to be lame and less dramatic. But, nonetheless, things may never be the same.
Director(s) Bryan Francis, Mike L. Mayfield
Writer(s) Gil Ozeri
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The End Of An Era: Jessi, Nick, Andrew, Missy, Lars, Jay, Caleb
Season 3, Episode 6 “How To Have An Orgasm”The importance of the female orgasm is explored, Jay overstaying his welcome at Nick’s house, alongside dick pic etiquette.
Director(s) Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Emily Altman
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow: Luda, Nick, Jay
  • A Chode: Cherry, Maury, Andrew, Marty, Barbara
  • Love Like This Before: Jessi, Jessi’s Vagina, Judd, Connie, Missy, Shannon, Dina
Season 3, Episode 7 “Duke”The life of the Ghost of Duke Ellington is explored as the boys hound him for the story of his first time.
Director(s) Bryan Francis
Writer(s) Gil Ozeri, Jak Knight
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The Momma’s Boy Era: Duke, Daisy
  • Welcome To Atlantic City: Duke, Harvey, Maury
  • The Birth Of The Duke: Duke, Daisy, Andrew, Jay, Nick
Season 3, Episode 8 “Rankings”The middle school kids are rocked by a new kid, voiced by Ali Wong, introducing pansexuality as well as lists of who is the hottest in 7th grade.
Director(s) Joel Moser
Writer(s) Kelly Galuska
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The List: Devon, Nick, Jessi, Devin, Andrew, Gina
  • Let’s Talk About Sex(uality): Jay, Ali, Caleb, Matthew
  • Siri, Play “By Myself” by Judy Garland: Jessi, Nick, Andrew, Judd
Season 3, Episode 9 “The ASSes”Standardized test pressure leads to the Depression Kitty’s return and Jay doing what he usually does: Things that go against his interest.
Director(s) Kim Arndt
Writer(s) Joe Wengert, Max Silvestri
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • I Just Needed Someone To Care: Jay, Diane, Elliot
  • The Pressure Is On – For Some: Depression Kitty, Shannon, Greg, Andrew, Jessi, Jay, Missy, Nick
  • The Side Effects Of Pursuing A Secure Future: Missy, Andrew, Nick, Jay
Season 3, Episode 5 “Florida”Nick and Andrew head to Florida, and between cousin love, babies with guns, and crazy people, we get a lot of what Florida is known for.
Director(s) Kim Arndt
Writer(s) Victor Quinaz
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Little Orphan Jay: Elliot, Diane, Jay
  • Florida Is Crazy: Cheryl, Nick, Andrew, Barbara, Marty, Skip, Lewis
  • Getting The Hell Out Of… Well Hell: Cherry, Nick, Andrew, Menopause Banshee, Barbara, Marty
Season 3, Episode 4 “Obsessed”It’s a very homoerotic episode of Big Mouth as Jay and Missy collaborate, Matthew has his first kiss, and we learn about Elliot’s moisturizing regimen.
Director(s) Joel Moser
Writer(s) Kelly Galuska, Jaboukie Young-White
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Soft Daddy & The Mobile Phone: Elliot, Diane, Andrew, Cellsea, Nick, Judd, Cellsea, Maury
  • Are We Like, Friends?: Missy, Jay
  • Homoerectus: Aiden, Jessi, Matthew, Maury, Edward, Kimberly
Season 3, Episode 3 "Cellsea"Jay learns the spectrum of gender and sexual identities, as phone addiction cripples everyone’s ability to socialize.
Director(s) Bryan Francis
Writer(s) Joe Wengert
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • The Birch Family Phone Addiction: Nick, Elliot, Diane
  • Socializing Without Social Media: Aiden, Andrew, Jessi, Matthew, Maury
  • So Many Choices: Jay
Season 3, Episode 2 “Girls Are Angry Too”Big Mouth returns, and thanks to the stupid action of the boys, the girls get punished. Leading to Missy deciding it is time to let her dark side out.
Director(s) Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Hayley Adams, Joellen Redlingshafer, Kelsey Cressman
Air Date 10/4/2019
  • Turkey Basting: Jay
  • Girls v. Boys: Nick, Jessi, Devin, Lizer, Andrew, Jay
  • Welcome To The Dark Side: Missy
Season 3, Episode 1 “My Furry Valentine”My Furry Valentine not only gives Matt a storyline but introduces us to how complicated Nick and Connie will be as a pair.
Director(s) Kim Arndt, Bob Suarez
Writer(s) Emily Altman, Victor Quinaz, Jaboukie Young-White, Gil Ozeri
Air Date 2/8/2019

Big Mouth: Season 2 – Recap/ Review

Big Mouth season 2 tackles shame, Planned Parenthood, female pleasure, and so much more. All the while seeming like it is more so edutainment than just raunchy good fun.

Season 2/ Episode 10 "The Department of Puberty"

From seeing the world where the Hormone Monsters and Shame Wizard comes from, to meeting Nick’s new hormone monster, the finale packs a punch.

Season 2/ Episode 9 “Smooch or Share”

As many characters face the truth, accept it as well, it loosens the power the monsters and wizard has over them. Perhaps making things worse.

Season 2/ Episode 8 “Dark Side of the Boob”

The Shame Wizard goes into overtime and it seems Connie, Tyler, and Maury aren’t willing or able to do a thing about it.

Season 2/ Episode 7 “Guy Town”

Matthew finally gets recognized for more than his sass and with as Nick finally gets a new hormone monster!

Season 2/ Episode 6 “Drug Buddies”

Jessie gets Nick high, Lila and Andrew become a thing and the Shame Wizard finally gets what he wanted.

Season 2/ Episode 5 “The Planned Parenthood Show”

It’s a sex ed episode, which features all the things Planned Parenthood does — beyond abortions. A fraction of the services they provide.

Season 2/ Episode 4 “Steve The Virgin”

Steve has the opportunity to have sex, with someone who isn’t a sex worker, and the Shame Wizard tries to claim another child.

Season 1/ Episode 1 “Ejaculation”

Big Mouth seems like it will be the few Netflix series, this year, to deserve a long lifespan on the network.

Season 1/ Episode 2 “Everybody Bleeds”

It’s a big day for Jessi. Nick has seemingly evolved into her boyfriend and then she meets the Hormone Monstress.

Season 1/ Episode 3 “Am I Gay?”

In this episode of "Big Mouth," Andrew questions his sexuality as Jessi and Nick devolve their relationship back to a friendship.

Season 1/ Episode 4 “Sleepover: A Harrowing Ordeal of Emotional Brutality”

The boys and girls go to their respective sleepovers and while the boys avoid jizz, Jessi is just trying to avoid hurting people’s feelings.

Season 1/ Episode 5 “Girls Are Horny Too”

After so much time on Big Mouth spent on hearing the boys talk about porn and masturbation, it’s ladies night.

Season 1/ Episode 6 “Pillow Talk”

Two kids from Westchester head to the big city and learn what secrets are hidden within it. Meanwhile, Jay gets his pillow pregnant.

Season 1/ Episode 7 “Requiem for a Wet Dream”

As Jay continues to be abused, Coach Steve makes a friend. Also, Andrew and Missy confess their feelings for one another.

Season 1/ Episode 8 “The Head Push”

Consent is a big focus on this episode of Big Mouth as we learn about someone commonly known as “The Head Pusher.”

Season 1/ Episode 9 “I Survived Jessi’s Bat Mitzvah”

Between kids and parents or lovers, there aren't many happy relationships. But, there's always ghosts, friends & your friend’s mom.

Season 1/ Episode 10 “The Pornscape”

Hasn’t it all led to this? A masturbation addiction and a bunch of emotional boys doing foolish things to deal with their hormones?

Season 1 – Recap/ Review

Big Mouth presents the vulgarity of South Park, alongside having the type of heart that the Disney Channel has recently afforded its shows.

Season 2/ Episode 1 “Am I Normal?”

We pick up where we left off and Nick is starting to wonder if puberty may ever start to kick in.

Season 2/ Episode 2 “What Is It about Boobs?”

Big Mouth continues to make sure the girls of the show aren’t forgotten as it dives into body image issues and learning to love yourself.

Season 2/ Episode 3 “The Shame Wizard”

It seems the being that haunted Missy finds its way to Andrew. As that happens, Jessie becomes more rebellious and Nick tries to woo Gina.

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