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Recap / Big Mouth S 01 E 06 Pillow Talk

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Nick and Andrew go to New York while Jay's relationship with his pillow becomes more than what he signed up for.


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  • Blatant Lies: After giving birth to Scorpion (who, strangely, was born with a weed hat), Jay's pillow assures Jay that he looks just like him. Jay isn't sure, and a photo next to his bed shows that Scorpion has the same hat as one of Jay's brothers, and Jay puts two and two together.
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  • Failed a Spot Check: Jay's pillow somehow didn't realize Jay is clearly a minor and assumed that he was telling the truth when he said he was forty-one years old. Possibly justified, since she may not have an understanding of human aging.
  • I Never Said It Was Poison: Jay noticed that Scorpion looks like Jay's brother. He never said which brother, which tips him off when his pillow tries to say that he doesn't look like Kurt.
  • It Makes Just As Much Sense In Context: Jay's pillow comes to life and the couple experience the woes that come with unprotected sex.
  • Older Than They Look: Jay's pillow is forty years old. She reminds Jay that she came from his grandparents' house.
  • Polyamory: Since Jay said (while coming) during one of their sessions that he and his pillow have an open relationship and that she can even have sex with his brothers, she does exactly that and ends up pregnant because of one of them.
  • Running Gag:
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    • Jay not understanding something about sex.
      • After a session with his pillow, he gets out of bed despite his pillow clearly wanting him to stay and have pillow talk with him.
      • Jay's pillow telling him that she's "late" (as in, her period hasn't happened yet). He gets confused and says that she's a pillow, so she has nowhere to go, so she explains that she thinks she's pregnant.
      • Jay's pillow saying that she feels a kick, as in, the baby is kicking. Jay thinks she meant that someone kicked her, so she has to explain that she might be going into labor soon.
    • Jay saying weird things while coming and forgetting that he said those things.
  • Skipping School: Nick and Andrew forge permissions slips to leave class and present them to Coach Steve, who doesn't doubt it for a moment.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: This is Andrew's reaction when Shannon says that he and Nick should do what they think is right on whether or not to tell Jessi about her cheating on Greg with a woman.
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