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Recap / Big Mouth S 01 E 10 The Pornscape

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After getting dumped by Missy, Andrew develops a porn addiction that consumes his life. Meanwhile, a serial killer starts targeting women and girls with ponytails just as Jessi decides to run away from home.


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  • Big Damn Heroes: Jay’s unscrupulous lawyer father Guy when he exonerates Andrew as the Ponytail Killer.
  • Call-Back: Some of the things that the cops find in Andrew's room that they believe is evidence that he's the Ponytail Killer are the picture of his dad's associate, Susan, and the drawing Maury made in Am I Gay?.
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  • Cassandra Truth: The cops and Andrew's own parents don't believe him when he says the Hormone Monster is the one who made a hole in his wall and drew a disturbing picture that the cops found. Justified, as they are unable to see or interact with Maury.
  • Continuity Nod: Maurice brings up the time he "skull intercoursed" Garrison Keillor's severed head.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When looking up Andrew's viral video, there is a video link that shows a Dolphdoodle.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Maury holds off the inhabitants of the Pornscape so that Andrew and Nick can get back home.
  • Insistent Terminology: Maury really wants you to call The Pornscape by its proper name.
  • Not Helping Your Case: Andrew lampshades that repeatedly blaming something the adults can't see is only making things worse for himself.
  • Right for the Wrong Reasons: When Nick tells Duke about what Andrew's been doing, Duke tells him Andrew's probably doing drugs and that Nick needs to save him. Andrew is addicted to something, but it's porn, not drugs.
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  • Skewed Priorities: Marty is more concerned over the fact that there's a hole in his drywall than the fact that Andrew is being arrested for being a serial killer.
  • Who Would Want to Watch Us?: Maurice tries to reassure Andrew that one day he'll look back on the humiliation of his sexual maturation and channel it into something beautiful, like a show. When both Andrew and Nick question whether such a show about pubescent sexuality would count as child pornography, Maurice contemplates that maybe if it was animated it'd be excused.

 
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