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Netflix ‘Big Mouth has always been about representation in a sense, as through comedy and emotional depth it aims to capture the experience of experiencing puberty as well as growing up as a whole, and it’s something the show struggles with too has – both publicly and in terms of plot – especially when it comes to Missy, previously played by Jenny Slate, and after an emotional act that deals with her own blackness, ultimately by Ayo Edebiri from the end of the recent The series’ debuting season 4 is better for this and I’m sure many younger viewers who identify with Missy will appreciate the thought that goes into that decision

I’m saying all of this at the beginning here because Missy’s recast is really the big story of the season in the real world and I don’t want you to think I’m ignoring or belittling what the show does this time with what I’m about to do Still, I’d like to talk about a new character that the gang meets at summer camp during the first part of the season named Milk, voiced by Emily Altman Milk, a nerdy lunatic who keeps talking about his father’s boyfriend, Bob Reedy, speaks is the first time that I really see myself on the screen and I hate it

When Milk is first featured in the boys’ bunk in the season 4 premiere, it’s clear the character is the worst he announces that Gabe (who we later learn is trans) is last Sommer peed in his liquid soap Everyone else agrees it was funny and Milk should shut up Milk follows with a non sequitur about how his father’s friend, Bob Reedy, bought him an iPod shuffle, which makes everyone angry too And every time Milk shows up, he brings increasingly bizarre and disturbing facts about his father’s boyfriend, Bob Reedy, to the eternal and immediate frustration of every other on-screen characters

When I watched season 4 and saw milk on the screen I enjoyed the run but something scratched the back of my head took a couple of episodes to figure out what I knew about milk but when I put the pieces together, none Joke, I would have almost fallen over milk was / am I that age Don’t you believe me? Look at me here at summer camp, around 11 years old, and a still picture with milk from Big Mouth’s fourth season:

The strange, shell-cut but feathered hair, the freckles, the white t-shirt with an unfathomable logo, the pale / pink skin that the sun never really sees You can’t see it there in the picture But everything about milk is one to one with me at this age, except for the shorts that are a little too short and a book that is always at hand

Perhaps noteworthy, I didn’t get braces and glasses until I was 13, but you’d better believe these go together, too.Even Milk’s voice, always on the verge of breaking, is how I spoke when I said it was old like the characters in Big Mouth

I was also – and that goes without saying – a huge, annoying nerd.Although I’ve never known a guy named Bob Reedy, I can clearly remember an incident at camp where I swore I could “lemonade, say this cool refreshing drink “just like Eddie Murphy did on his hit album” Delirious “at the time for a good hour and then on while everyone told me to shut up and try to stuff socks in my mouth

When I saw milk on the screen everyone fell back and it was an extremely uncomfortable experience to remember how awkward I was, how little I understood about actual human interaction, preferring to read in books (comics or on other Way) and then portraying them as the worst human alive was like having a car accident and watching your car crash with you at the same time

It’s nice to know that I’ve grown beyond this teenage madman too (I think) I’ve had professional haircuts since then (sorry mom i appreciate your saving money! Thanks!) I stopped getting my coworkers’ attention by being a madman and instead found madmen like me, that I could get attention from And as a real sign of personal growth, I haven’t worn a white t-shirt in years (they’re mostly gray now)

Even so, it’s scary and annoying to see what you seem to be in animated form, especially on a show like Big Mouth, and especially with a character like Milk, it’s nice to know I’ve changed, but it is hard to see who I used to be.But when faced with these haunting ghosts from your past, all you can do is take this as a lesson of how much (or maybe how little) you have grown and always strive to get better at the very least says my father’s friend, Bob Reedy, always

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