It's time for a new approach. We just want things to be easier, don't we?
—Depression Kitty in The Department of Puberty

Kitty Beaumont Bouchet[1], (AKA the Depression Kitty), is a monster that works in the depression division in the Monster World. She represents depression and makes her clients feel sad and unmotivated by working with them. She made a cameo at the end of "Smooch or Share" but didn't serve her first major role until "The Department of Puberty", she had a guest star in "The ASSes", and begins as one of the two secondary antagonists of Season 4 alongside Nick Starr. She was a friend of Tito and she was with Jessi Glaser in her apartment. She is voiced by Jean Smart.

Biography

In "Smooch or Share", after Jessi Glaser parts with Connie the Hormone Monstress, Kitty appears behind Jessi and possessively places her hands on her shoulders and purrs as the episode fades to black and ends.

In "The Department of Puberty", in a meeting in the Department of Puberty in the monster world, Jessi Glaser's monsters deem Connie the Hormone Monstress a failure as Jessi's main monster and call in Kitty as a replacement. Kitty claims she can make things easier for Jessi, and the latter, eavesdropping on the conversation, decides that she indeed wants to go with Kitty.

Kitty takes Jessi to the department's depression ward and urges her to get into bed and do nothing. Jessi initially likes this, but she begins to feel uncomfortable doing so. She tries to get up, but Kitty prevents her from moving by laying on top of her, intent on not letting her ever leave.

Realizing that she needs help with her depression, Jessi calls out and is heard by Connie, Maurice the Hormone Monster, Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, who are looking for her and help her break out of the depression ward and escape from Kitty.

In "The ASSes", Jessi's depression comes back as she takes the big test known as the ASSes. Kitty sneaks back into Jessi's mind after she starts to have doubts about passing the test as well as living up to Shannon's expectations. Jessi tries to fight off Kitty whose telling her she should give up. Jessi took one of Jay Bilzerian's Adderalls to help her focus on the test.

As she continues to study, the effects of the pill started to wear off and Kitty came back into her mind. The next morning, Kitty is on top of Jessi as she starts to wake up. Shannon Glaser comes in and tells Jessi it's time for school. Jessi says she doesn't care about anything anymore. Kitty encourages her to stay in bed. Greg Glaser goes in Jessi's room to encourage her not to give up where his words of advice convinced Jessi to get out of bed and go to school.

Appearance

Kitty takes the form of a fat, purple, bipedal cat with dark stripes, who stands a height of 10 feet tall.

Personality

Kitty is shown to be sassy, charming and manipulative who convinces others to do what she wants by sweet-talking them into it. Whenever somebody is feeling down or upset, the Depression Kitty fuels their misery by convincing them that they're right to feel so upset about whatever situation they're in and trying to make them feel safe and comfortable in wallowing in their own misery.

Victims

Relationships

Victims

  • Jessi Glaser - The Depression Kitty is constantly coming in and out of Jessi's life to make her feel miserable about the various problems going on in her life and trying to convince her to stay sad and miserable forever. Every time Jessi thinks she's beaten her and sent her away forever, she always comes back later for a surprise visit and often does even worse than she did before. In "What Are You Gonna Do?", Jessi realized that by being generous and making other people happy, she can make herself happy. This caused Kitty to shrink down to size and become a tiny pussy, which Jessi had full power over, indicating that she was a much happier person.

Friends

  • Tito - Tito and Kitty go way back. Way back to the 19th century, where they both worked together to drive Vincent Van Gogh to suicide. They had lots of fun tormenting him until he killed himself and really bonded as friends. After that incident, they didn't see each other again until they were reunited, early on in the third millennium to torture a new victim just like old times.

Enemies

  • Connie - Connie hates Kitty because of how depressing she is. She gets really defensive of Jessi whenever she comes into her life and tries to ruin it but she isn't always successful as The Depression Kitty proves to be stronger than her and is usually able to trumps her good advice and corrupt Jessi's mind with dark and negative thoughts.
  • Gratitoad - The Gratitoad's positive and motivational influence on Jessi directly conflicts with that of Kitty's. In "What Are You Gonna Do?", The Gratitoad was able to make Jessi so happy that he deprived Kitty of her power and made her shrink down to size and become a powerless and cowardly little pussy.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • The Depression Kitty is similar to the iconic Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
  • In "Cafeteria Girls", her full name was given as "Kitty Beaumont Bouchet".
  • In the same episode, it was revealed that she used to work with Tito, the anxiety mosquito in tormenting Vincent Van Gogh and she was responsible for depressing him into cutting his own ear off and later killing himself, while Tito filled him with constant anxieties.

References

  1. Big Mouth, season 4 episode 4, "Cafeteria Girls", 4 December 2020
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