Big Mouth was an instant hit on Netflix with a raunchy adult-only cartoon that centers around kids around the middle school age. The main premise of the show is puberty and all the awkward ugliness that other shows don’t dare touch. It’s refreshingly honest, hilarious, goes too far sometimes, and the characters are ones we can see ourselves in years ago when we were the same age.
One of the characters is a young lady named Missy. She’s one of the main characters of the show; she’s awkward, with braces, and likes to talk a lot, but is also painfully shy. She has (or, well, had) a crush on one of her best friends, Andrew, and she loves random facts and is a bit of a nerd. Missy is not allowed to eat refined sugar at home, and when she does have some, her talkativeness turns to hyper and hilarity ensues. She’s hilarious and the show would not be the same without her awkward humor.
Missy is also biracial – having a white Jewish mother and a Black father. Up until now, Missy has been voiced by Jenny Slate, who has a long list of other roles in animated movies including The Secret Life of Pets and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.