Big Mouth: Season 3, Episode 5 “Florida” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)

Maury doing a song number on Florida.
Maury: Because anything goes in Florida.
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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.


Network
Netflix
Director(s) Kim Arndt
Writer(s) Victor Quinaz
Air Date 10/4/2019

Recap

Little Orphan Jay: Elliot, Diane, Jay

Jay’s family abandons him as the house is fumigated, and we’re left to assume they didn’t try to kill him. But, with Jay being smart enough not to stay in the house, he heads to Nick’s house. Why not, Missy? Well, I guess he figures that’s too new to test his luck. So, instead, he spends spring break with Elliot and Diane who make the idea of returning home seem like a punishment.

Florida Is Crazy: Cheryl, Nick, Andrew, Barbara, Marty, Skip, Lewis

For Passover, Andrew’s family heads down to Florida, and since Nick wants to get away from his parents, and they’d like time away from him as well, he joins Andrew’s family. Big mistake. Why? Well, Marty doesn’t believe in air conditioning or stopping for anything but gas. Also, food is whatever is in a bag, and none of it is made to be appetizing for the kids. It’s more so food for if Marty gets hungry.

Making them finally land in Florida seem like a good thing, until they meet Grandpa Lewis, and he proves to be as bad, if not worse, than Marty. But, while Nick suffers, Andrew reacquaints himself with his cousin Cheryl. Someone who goes by Cherry now and wants to make out and feel up her cousin.

As that happens, Cherry’s dad Skip, and Andrew’s dad Marty, they fight with Lewis egging them on. Leaving Barbara, who isn’t for any of this really, being haunted by the menopause banshee who she first fears, then embraces.

Getting The Hell Out Of… Well Hell: Cherry, Nick, Andrew, Menopause Banshee, Barbara, Marty

Cherry and Andrew making out.

Just as Andrew is getting some tongue and having his ass grabbed, his family walks in on him, and Cherry and Barbara, empowered by the Menopause Banshee, decides it is time to go, and Marty supports her. Showing that all that happened in season 2 of their marriage, he has truly learned, long term, how to support and love his wife. Especially when enough is enough for her.

Thus they all escape from a sinking Florida alive and well. Even Nick, who makes out with Cherry’s friend despite deeply fearing her.

Review

Highlights

A Little Bit Of Jewish History

While the comedy element took away from the story, and allows the Rugrats version to remain one the best-animated ones, you have to appreciate a truncated story of Passover. For while it is a well-circulated story, not everyone knows it, and this could be the introduction to it for some.

Menopause

Here is hoping the Menopause Banshee, like Maury and Connie, gets to stick around. Thus far, Big Mouth has mostly focused on the young kids and them going through puberty, but imagine the other side and how the show could explore that. Be it menopause, men losing testosterone, and losing certain abilities. It could be a gas.

Menopause Banshee making herself known.
Menopause Banshee: And soon you’ll dance at the Banshee’s Ball.

Marty Is A Better Partner Now

To say Barbara was treated as an afterthought in season 2, especially by Marty, would be an understatement. Here is a woman who goes along with what her husband says, tries to look out for her family, and is pleasant. Which, for a while, made it seem Marty saw that as a reason to steamroll her.

However, now when she says she is through, he doesn’t whine or pout, he listens and off he goes. It’s touching.

On The Fence

How Far Will Big Mouth Go?

There are a lot of things about sex Big Mouth can cover, and as shown by the introduction of menopause, it isn’t just limited to adolescents. But, with bringing up incest, it does make you wonder if there is a line and while, at its heart, a comedy, will it give a sense of nuance to more uncomfortable or controversial topics? Or will some things simply be about the laughs, and if you don’t get it or like it, then it is simply not for you?

 

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Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin

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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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How Far Will Big Mouth Go?
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Marty Is A Better Partner Now
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Menopause
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A Little Bit Of Jewish History
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New Jersey native Amari Allah has been writing reviews, in a "Media Advisor" capacity since 2011 and has been touching upon television, movies, books, live performances, video games, and more ever since. Using a fusion of his varied knowledge of entertainment, partly gained from being a Communications major in college, his love for visual and written media, as well an ever-evolving respect for both creators and the consumers they sell to.