Who’s your favorite hormone monster?
From the early onset of puberty to the insatiable sexual appetites akin to blossoming teenagers and the awkward interactions that outline the middle-school halls, our hormone monsters have been with our Big Mouth kiddos because the start. Whether jumping on their emotional rollercoasters with unconditional support or snarkily judging their poor, underdeveloped decision-making skills, each hormone monster boasts a novel personality — some more likable than others. So, let’s break down our favourite and least favorite hormone monsters from Big Mouth.
Voiced by funny lady Maya Rudolph, Connie transitions seamlessly from articulating ridiculous dialogue with a sultry air — comparable to “Hello my precious little ravioli” — to screaming with guttural paranoia when considered one of her clients faces a minor inconvenience that, to a pre-adolescent mind, is beyond catastrophic. Your mother said no? “TO HELL WITH THAT WOMAN!” Connie is a larger-than-life figure whose energy and loyalty knows no bounds.
She gets emotionally invested in terms of her clients — often commiserating of their depressive moments and expressing euphoric delight at their accomplishments. She has among the most laugh-out-loud funny lines within the series and is a consistent source of comedy. When her hair takes to the skies, flaming orange locks surrounding her body with fear-striking grandeur, we all know we’re in for a Connie madness moment destined to be memorable.
Least Favorite: Rick
Rick is old, frail, and a bit repulsive…which we’ve zero problems with. He adds a needed dose of variation in terms of the hormone monsters’ depictions. However, his voice can grow grating and his shtick is relatively than one-note; thus, when he comes on screen, there’s a way of predictability to his asides which have come to feel unnecessary and distracting. He’s not as funny as the opposite hormone monsters, and the jokes made at his repulsive expense have grown stale.
Maury is the primary hormone monster introduced in Big Mouth, so he’s the tried-and-true OG. He is the masturbating maniac who loves all things phallic and might dream up a sexual innuendo when none are present. He wants his clients to explore all their sexual appetites, which lends approach to a little bit of impulsivity and risk negligence. Sex comes first in any respect times. To hell with social decorum; there’s horniness to take care of. He perfectly captures that 13-year-old boy mentality right after he discovers the art of the wank.
Maury can also be the sensitive soul to Connie’s more laissez-faire disposition; thus, their love story works to flip gender roles on their head, eschewing all preconceived notions of “man and woman” to make commentary via humor and expectation violations. Let’s remember he’s the one who gets pregnant and suffers mood swings.
Least Favorite: Gavin
We all know a Gavin: the smug muscle hunk whose confidence knows no bounds. His head is to date up his own behind that he’s talking directly out of it. He likes the sound of his own deep and commanding voice a lot that he yip-yaps away without giving his clients a probability to specific themselves. It’s about him and his impressions; his clients are a mere extension of his whims. Although his intentions could also be pure, Bro must work on his narcissistic tendencies before continuing employment in such a client-heavy role.
Gavin is at the highest of his game; he’s bench-pressing his approach to success. Though he’s definitely a far cry from the more go-with-the-flow monsters, his personality can grow irritating, versus refreshing (which can have been the intention).
Voiced by Thandiwe Newton, Mona’s British accent perfectly complements her headstrong disposition and tinge of superiority. She’s soft on her rs and ts, as she discusses attraction and flourishes in Missy’s evolving, insatiable sexual appetite. Mona likes all things on the fringes of the sexual spectrum. Did you say kinky? How can Mona get an invitation? Her advice often wavers into the outrageous, as she makes her declarations with a sassy irreverence, and that’s the very reason we love her. She is the proper embodiment of gorgeous chaos.
Least Favorite: Joe and Gil
Joe and Gil are part beaus, part besties in cahoots. They work together and butt heads like a bickering married couple, which is usually funny. Other times, it’s dry. They’re a bit older and so they’re not as outlandish as most of the other characters on this list. Unfortunately, they’re on the “least favorite” spectrum resulting from their sheer inability to compete with the “best” versus aligning with the “worst.” They’re often winding up in ridiculous shenanigans that make for some chuckle-inducing moments. They simply don’t possess that very same ridiculous allure inherent to Mona, Maury, and Connie.