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.
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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,