The life of the Ghost of Duke Ellington is explored as the boys hound him for the story of his first time.
|Writer(s)||Gil Ozeri, Jak Knight|
The Momma’s Boy Era: Duke, Daisy
Working his way up to his 13th year, Duke talks about his piano lessons, close relationship with mother Daisy, and paints the picture he had a middle-class life in early 1900 DC. One that didn’t have him hit too hard by the laws of Jim Crow, and he even enjoyed, on occasion, playing baseball and, a surprising fact, Theodore Roosevelt would sometimes watch him play (Going by the Washington Post as a fact-checker for this).
Welcome To Atlantic City: Duke, Harvey, Maury
But, as he grew up, there was a natural inclination to meet girls and chase skirts. After all, Maury was his hormone monster. So when he was spending a summer in Atlantic City, working as a dishwasher, he took to the rise of ragtime music, and one musician named Harvey Brooks. Someone who, per Big Mouth’s Duke, invigorated his love for learning and playing piano after his mother forced it upon him growing up. Not due to his style, however, but the women he attracted while playing.
The Birth Of The Duke: Duke, Daisy, Andrew, Jay, Nick
Leading to, when Duke got back home, playing at a local pool hall, and surprisingly being a hit in town. Hence the birth of Duke and how Duke says he had his first love, Jazz. Which upsets the boys, specifically Jay and Nick, for they were waiting on a sex story. And as for Andrew? He wanted to show off how much he knew and even try to interrupt the ghost of Duke Ellington and damn near try to correct him.
While Not Completely Factual, It Does Pique Your Interest For The Truth
While the idea of us being able to pinpoint who and how Duke Ellington lost his virginity seems like an odd find, you have to appreciate the work of historical fiction Big Mouth made to make Duke more than a ghost in the attic. Granted, they only went up to the beginning of his career, and didn’t go into the start of his band, and things like that, but this sets a pretty cool precedent. One which the show could repeat in the form of David Bowie or Freddie Mercury, if not the rest of the ghosts.
For while some may take what was used as facts, others may find themselves wandering the internet, hopefully beyond Wikipedia, to learn what is the truth. Which could mean renewed interest in legendary figures like Duke Ellington.
The War Of The Penises
Despite being a strange b-line story, I got to admit the World War C*m storyline was fascinating. Almost to the point of being a bit too much of a distraction since Maury’s little d***s usually are just there for comic relief and to heighten the ridiculousness of the moment. So for them to get an actual story, even if episodic, could both throw you off and illicit some excitement of them being used more in the future – with purpose.
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|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Season 3, Episode 3 "Cellsea"||Jay learns the spectrum of gender and sexual identities, as phone addiction cripples everyone’s ability to socialize.|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
The Shame Wizard goes into overtime and it seems Connie, Tyler, and Maury aren’t willing or able to do a thing about it.
Matthew finally gets recognized for more than his sass and with as Nick finally gets a new hormone monster!
Jessie gets Nick high, Lila and Andrew become a thing and the Shame Wizard finally gets what he wanted.
It’s a sex ed episode, which features all the things Planned Parenthood does — beyond abortions. A fraction of the services they provide.
Steve has the opportunity to have sex, with someone who isn’t a sex worker, and the Shame Wizard tries to claim another child.
Big Mouth seems like it will be the few Netflix series, this year, to deserve a long lifespan on the network.
It’s a big day for Jessi. Nick has seemingly evolved into her boyfriend and then she meets the Hormone Monstress.
In this episode of "Big Mouth," Andrew questions his sexuality as Jessi and Nick devolve their relationship back to a friendship.
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.
After so much time on Big Mouth spent on hearing the boys talk about porn and masturbation, it’s ladies night.
Two kids from Westchester head to the big city and learn what secrets are hidden within it. Meanwhile, Jay gets his pillow pregnant.
As Jay continues to be abused, Coach Steve makes a friend. Also, Andrew and Missy confess their feelings for one another.
Consent is a big focus on this episode of Big Mouth as we learn about someone commonly known as “The Head Pusher.”
Between kids and parents or lovers, there aren't many happy relationships. But, there's always ghosts, friends & your friend’s mom.
Hasn’t it all led to this? A masturbation addiction and a bunch of emotional boys doing foolish things to deal with their hormones?
Big Mouth presents the vulgarity of South Park, alongside having the type of heart that the Disney Channel has recently afforded its shows.
We pick up where we left off and Nick is starting to wonder if puberty may ever start to kick in.
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.
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.