Standardized test pressure leads to the Depression Kitty’s return and Jay doing what he usually does: Things that go against his interest.
|Writer(s)||Joe Wengert, Max Silvestri|
I Just Needed Someone To Care: Jay, Diane, Elliot
We’ve seen Jay bounce off the walls since we’ve known him in a manic way, but no one has asked why? Diane and Elliot are different, however. They take Jay to a doctor who decides to put him on Adderall. Which does lead Diane to ask about therapy but the doctor completely disregards that for an easy fix.
The Pressure Is On – For Some: Depression Kitty, Shannon, Greg, Andrew, Jessi, Jay, Missy, Nick
Standardized tests are freaking out many for, like in the case of Shannon, they make it seem they will dictate the rest of these 7th graders life. Hence why Jessi is freaking out to the point of the Depression Kitty lurking about. What doesn’t help though is Missy taking things with ease, Andrew freaking out, and Jay’s offer of Adderall which does make Nick jumpy, but he seems focused.
However, for Jessi? Adderall, mixed with her natural chemical compound, makes it so the Depression Kitty finds a way in and nearly takes Jessi down. Also, the stress causes impotence for Andrew who, strangely, isn’t visited by the Depression Kitty.
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- Why isn’t there a character to represent anxiety?
- What happened to Jessi going to therapy?
The Side Effects Of Pursuing A Secure Future: Missy, Andrew, Nick, Jay
The pressure to do well eventually hits Missy, leading to her hitting up Jay and having adverse effects to the Adderal. As for Nick and Andrew? Well, due to fighting over an Adderall pill they both fail. And as for Jay? Well, someone snitched and the cops haul him in. But, luckily for Jay, his dad bails him out and takes him home.
Collected Quote(s) & .Gifs
I forget but I don’t forgive.
Addressing Test Stress
Standardized testing, even if it isn’t the voluntary tests like the SATs and ACTs, is a killer. So while this will likely be the first and last time the show may touch upon it for some time, as it seems to run through minor issues and expand them into episodes, at least a shout out was done.
Devon Painting His Face White When Cops Showed Up
You know what would make a really good episode? Devon getting the talk about police brutality and the show making a point that whether it is Jay, Missy, or Devon, the world operates for them differently than it does for Andrew, Nick, and Jessi. But who knows if the show may pursue that beyond the joke this episode?
Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
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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.|
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