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Recap / Big Mouth S 02 E 05 The Planned Parenthood Show

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"I couldn't ask for another
No, I couldn't ask for another
Groove is in the heart, Groove is in the heart
Groove is in the heart, Groove is in the heart"

After losing his virginity, Coach Steve gets sexually educated by the kids on STDs, abortion and birth control.


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  • Actor Allusion: Jordan Peele gets to drop the title of Get Out (2017), the film he directed, during Andrew's skit about STD.
  • An Aesop: Planned Parenthood is not just an abortion clinic. It provides many services that are important to reproductive health, such as gynecologist consults, STD treatments, and different birth control methods.
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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Nick's dad comes into class to talk about how he got a vasectomy so he could pleasure his wife better without worrying about conceiving.
  • Backhanded Apology: In the sci-fi skit, Nathan Fillion and Andrew politely apologize to each other while continuing to belittle each other.
    Nathan: Andrew, I'm sorry that you're a shit flinger.
    Andrew: And I'm sorry that all your shows got cancelled.
  • Brain Bleach:
    • Nick's dad insists on telling him that he's getting a vasectomy so he can have sex with Nick's mom and not have to worry about birth control.
    • When Andrew finds out about his mother's active sex life, which came to an end when she had to get an abortion, he hugs himself and rocks back and forth.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Coach Steve mentions that he lost his virginity, which happened in the previous episode.
    • Jessi mentions Jay's brothers forcing him to eat cum-crackers.
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  • Cloudcuckoolander: Nick's dad tries telling the story of how he met Nick's mom, but since he's on some very potent painkillers the sequence comes across as very bizarre.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The "Blue Waffle" skit is mostly black and white for a horror atmosphere, except for the titular STD, which is depicted as blue gore.
  • Funny Background Event: At the end of the episode, Leah can be seen making out with the Pull-Out Method.
  • Good Girls Avoid Abortion: A Mushroom Samba sequence reveals that Andrew's mother had an abortion before meeting Martin. This is presented as a reasonable, albeit difficult, decision that she doesn't regret.
  • How Dad Met Mom: The "Groove is In the Heart" flashback shows that Andrew's parents met because they got into a car collision after Barbara got an abortion. She broke down crying, and the usually tough Marty softened up towards her and asked her on a date.
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  • Idiosyncratic Wipe: Missy summons a "vagina wipe" to get to the next scene in the sci-fi skit.
  • LOL, 69: During the sci-fi skit, the misogynistic alien Jay accuses the space captain Missy of violating "Bilzerian Space Law 69, but only on the guy."
  • Morning Sickness: The "Groove is In the Heart" montage shows Andrew's mom throwing up to signify that she's pregnant.
  • Pet the Dog: Andrew's dad shows his softer side when he first met Andrew's mother. As much of a jerkass as he can be, Andrew's dad does draw the line at yelling at someone who is already upset.
  • Phallic Weapon: The Bilzerian's space guns blatantly resemble penises. They go limp after Missy gives her speech about the beauty of the reproductive system.
  • Sex Miseducation Class: Coach Steve, who only just recently learned what sex is, tries to teach a sex education class. He's not exactly qualified. The kids end up having to teach him about safe sex.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Missy's skit heavily borrows from several Space Opera works, which includes a crew reminiscent of Star Trek and allegories to Star Wars, including Connie speaking by only saying "Chewbacca sound" and using the same font for the title.
    • Matthew's skit is a The Bachelorette-style show where Leah meets different contraception methods and talks with them as if they were romantic candidates.
    • Nick's dad's story is a whole shout-out to Forrest Gump.
    • Although Andrew's story isn't based in any one particular horror movie, it has quite a few references to Get Out (2017) towards the end, which includes Nick's family prepping him for surgery and The Ghost of Duke Ellington making a title drop.
    • The ending is a parody of the Goodnights done at Saturday Night Live.
  • Very Special Episode: The entire episode is all about the benefits of Planned Parenthood.

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