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Recap / Big Mouth S 01 E 03 Am I Gay

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"When you're gay
Every day
Is a non-stop cabaret"

Andrew wonders if he might be attracted to Nick. Nick meanwhile is dealing with the fact that Jessi only wants to be friends.


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  • Ambiguously Bi: The episode ends with Andrew still not sure if he's gay or not and Matthew tells him that nobody's 100% gay or straight.
  • An Aesop: Sexuality is a spectrum and you don't need to be attracted to one sex or the other.
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  • Arc Words: "We're talking about it and you're thinking about it"
  • Armored Closet Gay: The Ghost of Justice Scalia, who regrets coming out after dying since ghost dick isn't much fun.
  • Black Comedy Rape: When kissing Nick doesn't arouse Andrew, Maurice suggests Andrew force himself on Nick and hope the degradation turns him on.
  • Dueling Works: In-universe. Tyler Perry and Robert De Niro apparently both did Santa Claus-themed movies, "Atlanta Claus" and "Santa Monica", at the same time.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Nick Starr makes his first appearance in a quick Cutaway Gag before he would show up more as Nick's flawed possible future counterpart.
  • Noodle Incident: Coach Steve gets pinkeye due to somebody smearing feces on the basketballs and him getting hit in the face with them. He then admits he did the smearing.
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  • The Stinger: In the end credits, Coach Steve breaks through the fourth wall still blind and confused.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: A trailer for a movie starring Dwayne Johnson features a lot of closeups of his glistening muscles and bulge.
  • Very Special Episode: The A-plot revolves around Andrew questioning his sexuality.
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