• Big Mouth to drop Valentine’s Day special episode

    Big Mouth gifBig Mouth is coming prematurely for Valentine’s Day. The Netflix animated original series will drop a love-themed Valentine’s Day special on February 8. A Big Mouth trailer for the episode came out Friday morning and My Furry Valentine promises to showcase all the awkward anxieties that Valentine’s Day brings for youngsters.

    Big Mouth released its second season back in October and the show released a teaser for season 3 in November. No release date has been specified yet for the third season, but hopefully the Valentine’s special will tide over fans while they wait.

    Big Mouth offers the sex ed you didn’t know you needed

    Big Mouth follows a group of middle schoolers as they try to navigate puberty and their changing bodies. The show has become known for its absurdism and meta-jokes coupled with often gross-out humor. Even more so, critics lauded the series as sex education adults didn’t know they didn’t get.

    Big Mouth stars longtime collaborators Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as tween boys Nick and Andrew. The show also features Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, and Jessi Klein.

    Big Mouth was developed when Family Guy writer Andrew Goldberg approached Kroll to do a show about puberty. Goldberg and Kroll were close childhood friends. Many of the plot points in the first season, especially, were based on the two’s childhood experiences growing up near White Plains, New York.

    My Furry Valentine picks up where Big Mouth Season 2 left off

    Season 2 ended with Andrew, Nick, and their friend Jessi going to “the Department of Puberty,” an office where their hormone monsters work. The boys have to help Jessi as she struggles with her depression—personified as a purple cat voiced by Broadway actress Jean Smart. The episode ended with Nick masturbating for the first time with a little help from his new hormone monster, Connie. The special episode seems to pick up where Season 2 left off, with Connie and Nick hanging out together.

    You can watch the full trailer below. My Furry Valentine drops on Netflix February 8.

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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