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|Marvin "Mouth" McFadden|
|One Tree Hill character|
|Portrayed by||Lee Norris|
|First appearance||"Pilot" |
|Last appearance||"One Tree Hill" |
|Created by||Mark Schwahn|
|Other names||Mouth, Scarecrow, |
Lips (by Brooke)
|Occupation||Television presenter |
(Mouth and Millie in the Morning)
Editor and video logger
|Residence||Tree Hill, North Carolina|
Marvin Leonardo "Mouth" McFadden is a fictional character on the CW television series One Tree Hill, portrayed by Lee Norris. A sports news anchor who attended Tree Hill High School, Mouth was a member of the gang who played basketball at the River Court, commentating on the games with Jimmy Edwards. However, like Lucas and Haley, he eventually became embroiled in the world of the popular clique.
Rocked by the death of Jimmy during the school shooting, Mouth refused to allow people to think of Jimmy as a monster. Mouth is commonly seen as a friend or "little brother" by girls whom he likes, such as Brooke Davis, Rachel Gatina, and Shelley Simon. After graduating college, however, he found love with Millie, Brooke's assistant from the New York branch of Clothes Over Bros. Although their relationship has been strained at times, Mouth and Millie currently live together in Tree Hill and host a morning show.
Character development[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Storylines[edit | edit source]
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Mouth McFadden is one of Lucas Scott's friends from the River Court, known for commentating on the games with Jimmy Edwards. As the series progressed, Mouth began to develop a major crush on Brooke Davis, Lucas's ex-girlfriend and head cheerleader. During the Boy Toy auction, Mouth is the DJ and Brooke ends up buying him at the highest price, although she then tries to trade him. He and Brooke then go to a strip-club by a limo, but when they leave Brooke starts to cry and Mouth tries to comfort her and tell her Lucas is a good guy and good friend. But she also tells him that all girls want is someone to love them back.
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Mouth's crush on Brooke continues to grow throughout the second season. As their friendship grows as well, tensions also rise due to Brooke's friend with benefits (and later boyfriend) Felix Taggaro after the latter claimed to have looked after Brooke all night when it was actually Mouth. Since Mouth didn't take credit for buying Brooke's dollhouse, Felix did, which angered Mouth to the point that he smashes Brooke's car window, for which she blames Felix. When Mouth reveals the truth to her, he and Brooke quit speaking to one another until Mouth gives a speech to the entire school during Brooke's campaign for student body president, telling them how good of a friend she is. Due to Brooke's continued platonic feelings toward Mouth, going as far to call him a "little brother," Mouth helps Anna break into the school's time capsule so she can change her video, where she revealed her bisexuality. At the end of the season, Mouth begins to date Erica Marsh, who was Brooke's opposing candidate in the student election.
Season 3[edit | edit source]
Mouth carries on with ravenshoops.com although he is bitter about his break up with Erica. He also helps Brooke move into her apartment. When Brooke set up the fantasy boy draft Mouth wants to be picked although all the cheerleaders dismiss him, Peyton picks him and he was the first pick. When they go on their date Mouth takes her to meet his grandfather, Mel who lives in an care home and Peyton wants to break him out so they go to a go-karting track and race. Mouth reveals to Peyton that Brooke had predicted Mouth would be a senator (something she only said on her time capsule). When they return it is revealed to Peyton that Mel has alzheimers and believes Mouth is Joe (Mouth's father) and Mel tells Mouth to look after his son when he has one. Later Peyton asks why Mouth visits every week when Mel can't remember it and Mouth replies that he will. Later Mouth helps Brooke set up her website for her clothes label and helps her create the clothes. Mouth also forms a close bond with Rachel and is at her house during the black out although he believes the reason Rachel invited him to her room with for them to kiss she tells him it wasn't but when the lights go out she says they can make out but Mouth declines saying he wants her to want to kiss him every day not just then. Their friendship causes a rift between Mouth and Brooke, as she believes Rachel is only friends with Mouth to get at her. Later Mouth helps Rachel open the time capsule which leads to him and Lucas trying to re-build their friendship with Jimmy Edwards, but they can't and the next day Jimmy brings a gun into the school and holds seven hostages including Mouth who begs him to stop, to no avail. Mouth is devastated when Jimmy kills himself. When Mouth finds out that it was Rachel that released the time capsule after she kissed him, he blamed her for the shooting and onlt when she invites him, Nathan, Lucas, Haley, Brooke, Peyton, Skills and Bevin to a cabin her family owns that he forgives her. After the shooting Rachel starts to date Nathan's uncle Cooper, Mouth and Rachel once again stop talking but Mouth and Brooke mend their friendship.
Season 4[edit | edit source]
In season 4, Mouth tries to become friends with Rachel again. Mouth and Gigi, his sophomore colleague start a relationship, but break up because Gigi doesn't want to not see him anymore after he leaves High School. They both commentate on the state championship and the games before. They celebrate with their friends. Mid-season Mouth meets clean-teen Shelly Simon. During a lesson, they kiss and Mouth loved her. However, being a clean-teen meant that Shelly couldn't. One night they sleep together but then Shelly leaves Mouth because she could not do it. On prom night, Mouth goes to the prom with Brooke, after they both end up without dates. However Rachel gatecrashes the prom and Mouth leaves with her to go to the airport. Mouth is ready to say goodbye but Rachel persuades him to go with her.
Skills receives a text from Mouth which says that he requires help. He is in jail in Honeygrove, Texas. The teens take a road trip to Honeygrove where they find Mouth and release him. They decide to go to the local prom as their prom did not turn out the way they all hoped.
Mouth enquires why Jimmy has been cut out of the yearbook. Mouth goes to Gigi and asks for an explanation. Gigi surprises Mouth with Jimmy's yearbook with a double page dedicated to him. Mouth goes outside and gives a speech to his classmates and they all sign Jimmy's yearbook. Mouth then gives Jimmy's mother Jimmy's yearbook.
Missing years[edit | edit source]
Mouth finish college and moves in with Skills, Junk and Fergie. And he struggles to get a job as a reporter due to his looks. He remains close with Lucas and everyone.
Season 5[edit | edit source]
Finally gets a job at a news station although not on air. So Mouth starts sleeping with his boss to get ahead. But when Brooke sets him up with Millie, and Alice threatens to end his job if he carries on seeing her, he ends their affair.
Season 6[edit | edit source]
Mouth gets a job in Omaha which strains his relationship with Millicent because of the long distance. Mouth meets Lucas when his book tour starts in Omaha and decides to return to Tree Hill to be with Millicent. Mouth goes back to working in Tree Hill, where his new intern, his ex Gigi, causes trouble for his relationship with Millie, and eventually throws her into the arms of another man, Owen. They struggle to fix their relationship, and Millie goes to work in New York, leaving him. By the end of the season, she comes back to Tree Hill, and they are together again.
Season 7[edit | edit source]
While Nathan and Haley were planning Jamie's seventh birthday, Mouth tries to get Skills to move out so he can step things up with Millie, but Skills refuses. Later that week, when Nathan has an argument with Renee Richardson, one of Mouth's boss' friends was there, and told Mouth's boss. After that, Mouth's boss asked him to investigate the tip. When Mouth goes to confront Nathan, he tells Mouth that a woman is claiming that he got her pregnant and that she wants $200,000 or she goes public. Mouth then states that he won't report the story.
When Mouth continues to try and force Skills out, Skills explains why he doesn't want to move out and they call a truce. When Renee goes public, Mouth is confronted by his boss and when Mouth says that he won't report rumors, his boss states that he'll report what he says he'll report. Later that day almost at the end of the broadcast, Nathan's story is put on the TelePrompTer. When Mouth ends the broadcast early, he is taken off the air until he reports the story on Nathan Scott. Then, after Nathan gives Mouth the okay, Mouth locks his boss in his office so he can share his opinion on what he thinks of their station reporting Nathan's story. Afterwards, Mouth leaves the building.
When Skills leaves for a new job in season 7, Mouth begins to date Lauren which ends his friendship with Skills when he finds out. Skills later forgives Mouth. Despite Lauren wanting to continue their relationship, Mouth refused as his friendship with Skills meant more to him. Since Lucas left Tree Hill, Mouth and Nathan have become close friends.
Season 8[edit | edit source]
Following being fired for refusing to report Nathan's scandal, Mouth is unemployed and is struggling to find work. During this time he and Millie sleep together and become more friendly, which she believes means they are getting back together, but after he tells her otherwise their friendship ends bitterly. While trying to find a job he does little with his time and can't pay the rent but starts to do podcasts, which aren't very popular until Nathan has his full interview regarding him quitting basketball done by Mouth. He is also part of Julian's documentary and finally gets a job at Tric. Mouth later sends an audition tape of him interviewing Millie to the news station. When they call for Millie, she takes the job, and he remains jobless. Then when Millie has a chance to audition for a morning talks show, she gives it to Mouth, and they end up hosting "Mouth and Millie in the Morning".
Season 9[edit | edit source]
Mouth has gained a lot of weight since Season 8. He and Millie have their own morning talk show where Millie proclaims that Mouth is 'fat'. This encourages Mouth to lose weight. He then decides that he would rather present sports so gives Skills his main role in the talkshow and presents the sports segment. Dan gives Mouth $500,000 of his estate when he dies and Mouth uses this to start a sports scholarship in memory of Jimmy Edwards and Keith Scott. In the final time jump, Millicent is shown to be pregnant and Mouth and Millicent are married.
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