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A Very Special 9/11 Episode is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Big Mouth. It is the thirty-sixth episode overall.


On a trip to the 9/11 museum, Nick and Andrew sneak off to meet Jessi, Devon teaches Missy about code-switching, and Coach Steve gets a rude surprise.




Major Roles

Minor Roles



  • This episode is a 9/11 holiday special.
  • "Gummy Arms" are a new trend, where students put their arms inside of their sleeves and stick gummy worms out to make it look like they have gummy arms.
  • It's revealed that Lola's mom dated one of the 9/11 suicide bombers.
  • Jessi vapes for the first time in this episode.
  • Michaelangelo is a street artist, who spray paints weird satirical paintings on the streets.
  • Connie mentions a hormone monster called "The Self-Harm Walrus". He is not seen, but Connie warns Jessi that she's in bad shape if she sees him.
  • Lena Foreman and her friends are all in New York, within walking distance of the 9/11 memorial museum, despite it previously being established that they live in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Missy breaks the fourth wall saying that she's voiced by a 37-year-old white woman.
    • Ironically, her voice actress Jenny Slate stepped down from voicing her later this season and was replaced by black woman, Ayo Edebiri.
  • DeVon having old man issues is brought up again, when he admits to being "old as hell", suggesting that he's not even a teenager.
  • DeVon has a "code switch" dial on his arm, which he uses to change his manner of speech around people of different races.
    • The settings on his dial are: "Black", "White", "Liberal White", "Pretzels", "SUPA DUPA BLACK", and "Devin".
  • Coach Steve learns what 9/11 is for the first time.
  • Maury did a student film, while he was in Columbia.
  • Missy utters the word "pussy" for the first and second time in this episode.
  • Connie resigns as Nick's hormone monstress.
  • Mona reveals she lost her virginity to Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame.


Cultural References

  • This episode is all about the September 11th, Terrorist Attacks.
  • The students of Bridgeton Middle School go on a field trip to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
  • Michaelangelo asks Jessi, "How know how to vape, don't you? You just put your lips together and suck." is a take on the quote "You know how to whistle, don't you?" You just put your lips together and blow." from the movie, "To Have and Have Not".
  • Matthew doesn't care about such national tragedies as 2005's Hurricane Katrina and The Columbine Shooting of 1999.
  • Devin wants to look like Melania Trump.
  • Jay-Z's album "The Blueprint", which was coincidentally released on 9/11 happily celebrates its anniversary.
    • DeVon later mentions being in a Jay-Z music video.
  • The song, Code-Switching includes mentions of such blacks as Will Smith, Diddy, Kenan Thompson, and Sammy Davis as well as the record label, Motown.
  • Coach Steve is a disappointed to hear that Ace Ventura isn't funny.
  • Lena tells DeVon that he sounds like Nick Cannon.
  • Lena says that black people are expected to know about The Beatles but white people aren't expected to know about Jodeci and Bill Biv DeVoe.
  • Missy envisions being in Wakanda from Black Panther.
  • Missy says that Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh doesn't ever code switch.
  • Lena goes to Pinkberry with Nadia.
  • Caleb got Rock Candy at the 9/11 Museum.
  • Michelangelo erroneously refers to Michelangelo as the painter of the Mona Lisa and Jessi corrects sim, saying it was Leonardo Da Vinci.