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Many adults remember their youths fondly, as carefree times of silly sleepovers and innocent crushes.

But that doesn’t tell the whole story.

“Big Mouth,” Nick Kroll’s new Netflix comedy, aims to remind grown-ups of what really ruled their childhood: fear. The animated series follows a group of middle-school adolescents who are constantly learning about their developing bodies — and trying to impress the opposite sex all the while.

Sure, it’s funny to reflect on puberty’s many embarrassing moments, but at the time, it was terrifying, and the half-hour comedy revels in the dark and light sides of nostalgia.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’: Nick Kroll’s New Animated Netflix Comedy Gets Release Date, Poster, and First Look — Watch

Lead by co-creator Nick Kroll, the voice cast is perfect for toeing the line between gut-busting laughter elicited by truthful — and painful — memories. John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, »

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