Big Mouth Characters: Good to Evil
They’re going through changes, and today we’re talking about them. Big Mouth is a controversial animated show on Netflix focusing on the terror that is puberty. No matter what you think of the show, the writing and voice talents of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll give this show a lot of high points, one of which is the wide array of characters that are present within the series, and with Season 4 having just came out, now is the perfect time to talk about it. I’m Brad with WickedBinge and this is Big Mouth: Good to Evil. Today we’re starting from the top of the list and moving until we hit the worst character in this universe, these are The Good.
The gracious Gratitoad gains the gold medal of good. While being one of the newest additions on our list, The Gratitoad has leaped into all of our hearts as the morally best character in the show. Like all the other monsters, he’s a physical embodiment of an emotion, and in this case it’s gratitude, the Gratitoad’s main focus is to show Jessi how to be grateful for the things in her life. The Gratitoad helped her realize how much her friends and Matthew mean to her, and quite happily helped Nick beat his evil self and the giant Tito. Thanks to the Gratitoad, both Tito and the Depression Kitty were shrunk down to a more manageable size, even eating one of the mosquitos when they tried to make others feel bad. His southern charm earns him high on the list and he deserves it. The Silver medal goes to none other than Coach Steve. Steve is the childlike idiotic
P.E. teacher who really enjoys his job at Bridgeton Middle School. While Steve lacks a lot of knowledge he also lacks any and all negativity which makes him easily one of the morally best in the show. Steve also loves being a coach, he even denied getting a higher paying job to stay in his position. Steve becomes friends with Jay and the Shame Wizard without caring about certain actions taken by those two, and stays friends with them for the series. Sure, he doesn’t get any respect from the teachers and most of the students, but that doesn’t bring him down, he’s happy to be in second place.
A lot of you saw this coming, but Missy Foreman-Greenwald takes our bronze medal of good. Missy was raised in a very progressive home, which means she was encouraged to involve herself in the sciences and be comfortable with her body. Throughout the first three seasons, she’s shown to not only be a loving and caring individual, but has no problems being a strong and independent woman. She has dated
multiple boys in the series, but she stays steadfast in her beliefs such as when she dumps Lars for being sexist. While she was pushed into harassing Nick before dating him, this was because of her new Hormone Monster. She also did have many problems with dating Andrew in secret which was directly disobeying her parents, so she tries her best to keep her parents happy. Season Four has her take a massive turn into becoming her own person by getting in touch with her heritage, showing a whole new side of her, which while semi-crass, shows her to be strongly connected to her heritage. She has no problems cussing out Devin or speaking her mind during this time, which is why she only gets the Bronze. Next up on our list is Detectives
DuMont and Florez. These two are the main detectives on the Ponytail Killer case and while they try their best to catch this maniac, they quite often make mistakes based on credible evidence. For example, they thought Andrew was the killer because his DNA was on some of the evidence or thinking Coach Steve was the killer because he knew a lot about some of the victims. Even though they make mistakes they will rectify them, such as releasing both of them after new evidence comes to light. They were also shown to be hired to find Jessi, and Florez even teaches
kids his famous “Street Smarts!”. But they are also shown as incompetent, such as not being able to catch the killer or finding Jessi whe they were hired to do so. If it wasn’t for their incompetence they would be higher on our list. Coming up next is none other than Gina Alvarez. Gina is a student at Bridgeton Middle School and a prominent member of the soccer team. When she was introduced it’s
because she’s the first female student to really grow breasts, which draws the boy’s attention and the girl’s jealousy. Gina comes from a working class family and doesn’t have much, which makes her a steadfast woman who protests the play put on by Mr. Lizer as well as the sexist dress code put in place by him. She even becomes good friends with Lola, mostly out of sympathy but it’s still worth pointing out. Hence her
placement here on the list, still very firmly in the good part of the list. Following that, we have Elliot Birch on the list, who is Nick’s father. Elliot has a lot of screen time but there’s not a lot to talk about when it comes to him. Although he appears often he doesn’t do a lot that lands him anywhere lower than here, since he loves his children with all his heart and his wife even more so. But we felt he still had a place on this list, since he is very obviously biased towards Nick over his siblings, as he didn’t care that Judd was setting fire to Leah’s hair since he was too focused on Nick. But he still lands squarely on this half of the list.
Speaking about the main character’s fathers, next up is Greg Glaser, Jessi’s Dad. Greg is pretty good father, all things considered, sure, he’s a pothead and is often-times shown as forgetful or idiotic, but he tries his best to be there for his daughter, even though he had trouble holding down a job for the longest time. He was with his wife Shannon for twenty years and was fiercely loyal to her down to the very end, nowadays he lives in an apartment with his new girlfriend, but he is still there for his daughter and nothing seems to stand in the way for him. Greg is at the very least a good dad, and even more so a good person. Caleb is the next person to land on our list. Caleb is the asocial but intelligent special
needs kid in Bridgeton Middle, and is one of the most popular characters in the show. He is the cameraman for Matthew’s multiple projects and seems to be friends with him at the very least. He is shown to annoy his peers because he lacks the ability to read social cues, having no problem in making a list of everyone who went to the bathroom or pointing out something embarrassing about his classmate Nick. He also has some sort of anger issues, since when someone touches his backpack without permission he will severely beat them, such as when he did so to Andrew Glouberman or when he pushed Guy Bilzerian into the pool at Guy Town for touching his camera. But even with all that, he still lands on the good half of the list. Rick limps into our next spot. Rick is the old and decrepit hormone monster that
coaches both Steve and currently Nick. Rick doesn’t know what he’s doing most of the time, but always tries to bring his patients up, such as when he calls Nick the man for vomiting when trying to ask a girl out. He’s always trying his best and even tells Steve to tell the Detectives more about what he knows about the Ponytail Killer, even though they thought he was the killer. He’s old and is often lost, but he’s found his place here. Duke Ellington is flying into the next spot on our list. Loosely based on the real life figure, Duke Ellington is a ghost that lives in the attic of the Birch House and often gives advice to Nick and the others. He was a famous musician and had been training since
his youth, which lead him down a lot of weird paths, such as leaving a pregnant girl and changing his name or blackmailing his father so that he can leave the city with his friends. But despite his past, he tries his best to give good advice, such as helping Andrew with his sexuality or helping Nick get his body back from Nick Starr when he was a ghost. Duke lands this low because he made a lot of bad decisions in life, but in death he has become a much better man, which means he doesn’t fall to the gray. The very deserving Matthew MacDell slides into this half of the list. Matthew is one of the only openly gay characters in the show, and he’s by far one of our favorite characters on the show. Matthew runs the morning announcements and also makes multiple news and news adjacent segments for the school. He’s sassy and shown to be rude to a lot of students and even adults,
but over the course of the series he shows to grow nicer over time. It’s eventually shown that he grew up in a conservative area of Texas, and was shown to have gay inclinations from a young age, and while his mother was not shown to be positive about this in the latest parts of the series, his father said that he knew that Matthew was gay and wasn’t mad at him about it. He grew up bullied at his old school and is still an outcast now, but he is not out cast from the good half of our list.
The first of our main characters on this list, Jessi Glaser comes into our next spot. Jessi is just as, if not more-so, sarcastic as Matthew, and has no problems being a sarcastic and sassy thirteen year old. She’s a star student and shown to be very outspoken, showing to be an avid protestor of Lizer’s sexist and racist play or dress code. She’s also a good friend, trying her best to cheer up Nick after his date for the dance dumped him, even sharing a kiss with him. However, once she started puberty
she started to become really angry thanks to the introduction of her hormone monstress. In the future shown by Nick Starr, she’s still shown to be a potent activist, which means she stays steadfast even far into the future. In the same future however, she does try and blow up a spaceship and has no problems with leaving Nick to die. But since this was all a dream, we can’t REALLY count that against or for her. In the end, Jessi is by far the best of the main characters. Speaking of Jessi, her hormone monstress Connie
lands in this spot. Connie is a hormone monstress, which means she helps young women through puberty, and represents the side of those women who strive for glamour. She tries her best to lead Jessi down a good path in life, such as having her dump Nick lightly or how when she became Nick’s hormone monster she still tried despite him being her first male client. However, due to her shifting emotions, she often leads Jessi down bad paths as well, such as cussing Nick out in front of the school or being too blinded by Michaelangelo’s beauty to see all the red flags he was spouting off. Another point that goes against her is that she can’t handle being told bad things about her appearance, not having it when Nick insults her hair. But despite everything,
she tries her best, and that’s all she can really do...right? Rounding out the good section of our list is DeVon, ex-husband of Devin LeSeven. DeVon is the oldest student at Bridgeton Middle School and has many “old man diseases” such as arthritis and senility. He was Devin’s boyfriend and eventual child husband before dumping and divorcing her because she was quote “a meanie bo-beanie”. He did genuinely love Devin for a while, marrying her even though everyone didn’t find her the hottest. He even tries to help Missy understand her culture better during Season Four, teaching her the tricks of Code Switching and other such things.
But the reason he lands right outside the gray area is that he’s kind of a very surface level guy, falling for Gina specifically for her body and feeling insulted by the fact that other people didn’t find his girlfriend as he does. But this doesn’t mean he deserves to fall any lower than this spot on the list. With that, we wrap up the Good part of the list, so now we move onto the morally gray spectrum we call “The Gray Area”. Starting off the Gray Area is Leah Birch. Leah doesn’t appear often, but she more than
earns her spot on our list. Leah seems to care about her brothers to a degree, handing down her cellphone Cellsea to Nick when she gets a new one or defending them when need be. But although she cares for her family, she’s not against a little “vigilante justice” as it’s called. In season one it’s shown she throws parties without her parent’s knowledge, and during this party, after a chain of events that lead to her boyfriend trying to force her to do something she didn’t want to, she put a barf filled beanie on his head and embarrassed him in front of the whole party. Because this is her most major appearance, she really can’t fall lower than where she is currently. Following Leah comes Barbara Glouberman, Andrew’s mom. Barbara is a good mom
at the very least, since she very clearly cares for her son and his health, even to the point of being overbearing when it comes to caring for him. She also doesn’t quite like her husband’s anger issues, getting after him for yelling at Andrew too often. She ranks here because even though she appears often, she doesn’t really have much of an arc to pull from, since even the stuff with the Menopause Banshee didn’t really go anywhere past the anger issues that surfaced in that season. Her past is also questionable, since she seemed to be a groupie and did cause a crash that caused her to meet Marty. Not to mention the two of them decided on the name Andrew because it was easy to yell in anger. From one mother to another, Diane Birch ranks next. Diane is said to be the smother mother, since she smothers her children,
sometimes she takes it too literally however, since when Leah was little she would put her in a cabinet until she would stop crying. This is why she ranks this low on the list, however since she has gotten better since then, but it’s still a blot on her record that is in definite need of pointing out. Finally we get to Andrew Glouberman one of the main characters of the show. Due to being one of the main characters, the show follows him and his misadventures, because of this, we know a lot about him. Puberty
hit Andrew like an oncoming train, and you can see it, because of this, he’s been hounded by Maury the Hormone Monster. He’s often shown to be a nerdy and awkward kid who is such good friends with Nick he’s considered the fourth kid of the Birch Family. But, he’s also an idiot, especially when puberty or girls come into the picture, such as causing himself to be considered the prime suspect in the Ponytail Killer case because he got his DNA all over some new evidence in the case. He’s also shown to be intensely jealous of Lars and Missy
hanging out, to the point of pulling Lars out of his wheelchair because he thought he was faking his disability. He only ranks in the gray because he does try his best, and as he’s going through puberty and under the influence of hormones and Maury, we can’t hit him too hard. That’s also why Nick Birch doesn’t rank lower than he is. But he does rank below his good friend Andrew for a few reasons, this late bloomer was spoiled from a young age thanks to his parents and as such has made a few bad decisions in his tenure on the show. Firstly, when Jessi dumped him, he had no problem going around and saying that he was the one that dumped her, or how he touched Gina’s boob. But, the real reason he ranks below his friend Andrew is because
of Nick Starr, Nick Starr is the future version of Nick as seen in his anxiety driven vision, and who he fears he will become. Nick Starr cut off all his friendships and his only companion is a robotic version of Andrew named Andrew 3000, Nick no longer sees the people he used to be friends with as people worthy of his time. This fear was so great that it overtook him in the last episode and Nick Starr took over his body. Without the help of his friends and the Gratitoad, Nick could have very well become this version of himself. This is why he ranks below Andrew, even though they’re pretty
much in the same spot if we’re being honest. Next on our list is Marty Glouberman, father of Andrew. Marty is shown to be a very loud and angry person, and often complains about the smallest of things. Not to mention that he is strongly opinionated and won’t move from whatever position he holds. He also shows no signs of loving his son, he said that only cares about four people in the world and Andrew wasn’t on the list. He also said that he’d only ever been proud of Andrew after his son struck him in the face. He also makes wild accusations that have no basis,
such as accusing his son for the departure of an actor from a show or a child for stealing his idea on Shark Tank. He tears off his son’s moustache using a waxing strip and verbally berates him during most situations. The only reason he doesn’t rank lower is because at times he can be good, such as giving parenting advice to Greg or decent romantic advice to Nick. Speaking of Greg, his ex-wife Shannon Glaser is up next on our list. Shannon is Jessi’s mother and Jessi’s first post-puberty target to yell at. Shannon ranks this low for one major reason, her unfaithfulness is kind of the focal point of her character. She stopped caring for and loving Greg when he started
to become the pothead we all know and love and the two of them argued constantly. She started to have an affair with Cantor Dina and this tore apart not just her marriage but Jessi’s home life, and she didn’t really realize what this entailed until way later. However, after the breakup with Dina she does her best to make sure she’s a much better mother and a much better person, which is why she doesn’t fall any lower, although she originally did. But, Jay Bilzerian does fall into our next spot
on the list. Jay is one of the main kids in the show and is a good friend of Nick, Jessi and Andrew. Jay is by far the most horny out of the kids, some even assume him to be his own hormone monster. It’s also later confirmed that he has some sort of ADHD
and cannot self-reflect or self-actualize, also often seen as clingy. But his clinginess can be because of the abusive home situation he is in, his older brothers beat him, his father is absent often and his mother does not care about him. He became good friends with Coach Steve, because the two of them are outcasts. However, the reason he ranks so low is because of the bad decisions he makes, the most major of those being the fact that he brought Cotton Candy Brandy to a party and was a major factor towards underage drinking at said party. Other than that, and his rampant labido, he’s a good kid with a lot
of issues, but he still lands solidly in the gray. Jay’s ex-girlfriend Lola Skumpy ranks next on our list. Lola was originally one of the major bullies at Bridgeton Middle and a good friend of Devin, even though she didn’t realize that Devin wasn’t truly her friend. We find out that she doesn’t know who her father is, and her mother is verbally abusive and/or neglectful. She’s melodramatic and attention seeking, which is a definite negative. She also doesn’t have many friends, so
much so that she threatened people who tried to have Devin as their partner for the science fair. So, yes, she would bully people, but that’s because she was trying to be cool like her friend Devin. Lately however, she’s become much better, which is what saves her from falling to the depths of the Bad to Evil category. Don’t call him the puberty fairy, it’s Maury, Matthew and Andrew’s hormone monster. Maury is a hormone monster, and leads teenagers through puberty. Maury represents
the male’s hormones and swinging emotions during the puberty years. Maury loves to torment Andrew, making him masturbate at the worst of times, no matter what’s going on around him. He also quite often suggests illegal, inappropriate or disgusting things to both Andrew and Matthew. However, while he loves torturing Andrew he absolutely loves Matthew, he says that Matthew is his favorite kid, and while he still suggests gross or illegal things, it’s not quite often he suggests it to Matthew. He leads Matthew to find
and date his boyfriend and partially helps him come out to his mother. He even blows up on Matthew’s mother when she feels uncomfortable about her son and starts baking with his daughter instead of Matthew. Even though she couldn’t hear him, Maury did try his best to help Matthew, and for that he ranks here instead of lower. Next up is Shane Lizard, oh wait, we mean The Shame Wizard. The Shame Wizard is
a monster who’s entire purpose is to flare up teenagers’ shame so that they can try and better themselves. At the beginning he did try to shame the teens into weird positions such as making Andrew date Lola. He would constantly point out the flaws in students to try and weaponize their shame. He did also force hundreds of students to feel a massive wave of shame. He is also shown to be sadistic to a degree as he enjoys watching people wallow in self-pity. However, we later find out that he has no social life, has a poor relationship with his mother and no relationship with his father. It isn’t until
Coach Steve becomes friends with him that he actually becomes a much better person, not torturing the students anymore. It’s a shame that he doesn’t get to rank higher, but that’s just how things fell for him. And rounding out the gray area is Mona. Mona is Missy’s personal hormone monstress and is by far the most intense of the hormone monsters we’ll be talking about today. Mona doesn’t convince people to do illegal things like Maury does, but she does convince Missy to do things against her usual morals. She convinces Missy to harass Nick during the play or convinces her to ditch
a school field trip to go hang out with her cousins. The reason she doesn’t fall into the evil category is because she is the main driving factor behind Missy coming into her own like she does in Season 4. But she still deserves this spot, because she constantly tries to force Missy to break her moral standards and be a different person. And with that, we are now landing in the Bad to Evil category, where the worst of the worst lie.
Starting off the Bad to Evil category is Devin LeSeven. Devin is the ex wife of DeVon and was shown to be controlling and rude, even to her child husband. She forced DeVon to be called Devin, so that their names would match. Devin also berates other
people, such as when she made fun of how Missy was after she had sugar or calls Gina a slut because Nick touched her breast, even saying that to her face. She dated Nick just to make DeVon jealous at one point, and said she “couldn’t be called basic” because she was dating a black dude. The only good thing is that she was at the forefront of women who protested Lizer and his policies. But she still deserves her place in the hall of evil here. Up next on our list is Michael
Angelo the fake hipster artist. Michael Angelo is introduced as someone who not only skips school, but encourages that in Jessi. When the two of them start dating, it goes from bad to worse, such as not only leading Jessi onto vaping but encouraging her to do it, which could cause major problems down the line. He also commits acts of Vandalism via graffiti that he does in the middle of the park in broad daylight. However, his worst actions are when he tries to force Jessi into doing something she didn’t want to do, and then yelling and cursing her out when she laughed at his exposed parts. He’s a prick, doesn’t know anything about what he claims, and tries to force younger women into doing things they don’t want to. He more than deserves his placement here.
Following him is Cantor Dina Reznick. Dina is the local cantor at the synagogue that both Jessi and Andrew frequent. Dina is introduced as the lady that Jessi’s mom is smooching in the big city. As such is what caused the entire destruction of Jessi’s life as she knew it by being the woman that Shannon was having an affair with. Not just that, but after their relationship is in the open, she makes Shannon change her looks and hair to what she prefers, forcing her to do that with threatening to break up with her. She’s
manipulative in other ways, forcing Shannon to do things just because Dina wants that. Then after she has shamelessly destroyed the Glaser family she dumps Shannon with no prior warning and for no real reason. Dina is a terrible person, no matter how you slice it, she doesn’t rank in the bottom because she hasn’t committed any crimes, but she’s still the most evil non-criminal, non-monster in the show.
Even though he’s one of our favorite characters in the show Judd Birch is next on our list. Judd is in no uncertain terms a criminal maniac and he’s been one from a young age. In a flashback sequence, it can be shown that even when he was young, he would set his sister’s hair on fire or at the very least, try to. As he grew older, he hasn’t grown
better, since he’s committed every crime from underage drinking to vandalism to full on arson and pyromania. He calls himself an agent of chaos, going as far to buy drinks for minors, or hiring a gaze of racoons to kill his brother. He doesn’t rank in the bottom three because even though he’s committed these crimes, no one has really been hurt as far as we know. Unlike the next couple characters on this side of the spectrum. Ranking right outside the bottom three is everyone’s favorite divorce lawyer, Guy Bilzerian. Guy is the highly quotable seedy divorce lawyer who has worked on more cases than he could count. He is Jay’s father and is very rarely at his home, much rather being in Guy Town than with his family. But he also cheats on his wife frequently,
specifically with his assistant Taffiny. Not only that, but he’s a self-proclaimed pimp, which means he’s breaking the law more than most. His care for his family is so low that he wouldn’t even pay his own son’s bail, letting a primate do it instead. He’s a perfect example of the worst kind of man when they have power, and he deserves his ranking.
The final human on our list and the bronze medal of evil, is none other than Terry Lizer. Lizer was a teacher at Bridgeton Middle School and was a bigoted, rude and condescending man who constantly belittled people, especially Coach Steve. He even makes creepy passes at the female students. The worst part however, is that no one saw his bad side at first. Multiple female students, especially Lola, thought he was
dreamy, because he was a well spoken adult. It wasn’t until much later does everyone realize his predatory behavior, such as making Lola rub his feet and harassing her. He even told Jessi (under his breath of course) that he wished that she would wake up deaf and blind. He deserved everything he got, especially the fact that he got fired, and
possibly getting arrested, his spot in our list is very secured. Our silver medal of evil goes to the very deserving Tito The Anxiety Mosquito. Tito is the embodiment of human anxiety and is often seen floating around those who have a lot of anxiety, like Natalie when she first introduced herself. Tito’s whole job is to flare up and use human’s anxieties and make them
overthink things. Tito will go so far as to make an entire dream in Nick’s head about his anxieties and fears to make him doubt himself. She’s also good friends with the Depression Kitty, and when the two of them combine forces, they can do horrible things to people. She’s annoying, unhelpful, and could cause a lot of damage if left unchecked, especially when you look at her Kaiju form in Nick’s head.
The Depression Kitty finishes off our list by earning the gold medal of evil. Kitty is the physical embodiment of human depression and causes her clients to feel sad and unmotivated. We’ve only seen Jessi deal with her so far, but that’s more than enough info on the big cat. Kitty tries her best to get Jessi to give up at every conceivable turn, even on big tests like The ASSes which could decide her future. When you combine her forces with Tito, they can cause a lot of damage, driving Vincent Van Gogh to suicide the last time they worked together. But her most egregious act happened within minutes of her introduction. She brought Jessi to the Depression Ward in Human Resources and
tried to convince her to never move again, and when she tried to move she laid down on top of her. Now, this may not sound that bad until you consider the fact that if a human stays in Human Resources for too long, their puberty is halted forever and they never grow more mature. She not only tried to force Jessi into this, she tried to do it with the force of her whole body. That cements her role as the worst character in Big
Mouth’s cast. But what do you think? Who are the best and worst characters in this crazy cartoon? Let us know in the comment section below. Don’t forget to hit that notification bell and binge our Good-to-Evil playlist. Where we break down the morality of the characters on your favorite cartoons, shows and movies. But most importantly, stay wicked!