The Happytime Murders...R-rated Muppet movie (WTF?)

My childhood is being killed one cherished memory at a time.

Not to mention Melissa McCarthy’s career being killed one terrible movie at a time.

The early muppets were some violent motherfuckers.

Oh, I don’t know, her career is exactly how it should be. She never was gonna be a serious dramatic actor. She is what she is.

Avenue Q is basically an R-rated Sesame Street, so…

There was a movie almost 30 years ago called Meet the Feebles that was probably even worse. It was set backstage at a variety show, like “The Muppet Show”. The manager was married to the star but having an affair with her understudy, the emcee was dying of every sexually transmitted disease in existence, the knife-thrower was constantly high because it was the only way to suppress the flashbacks from his time in 'Nam. If it wasn’t made with puppets, it would have been an easy X rating.

Oh, and it was directed by Peter Jackson.

I’ll post the trailer with the two-click rule.

Yeah, Meet the Feebles pretty much nailed the adult muppet thing. I don’t think it needs to be done again.

Reminds me of this poor guy.

Here’s the relevant clip. It’s in German, but you can get the gist of it.

Note, not officially “Muppets”. Yes, Brian Henson. Yes, started production under The Jim Henson Company. But note the tag line: “Sex. Murder. Puppets.”

This is a Puppet movie, not a Muppet movie.

Another tag line “No Sesame, all Street.” got a lawsuit briefly thrown at them.


Disappointing. I was hoping to find out what the fuck Mr Snuffleupagus was on.

Also there is Greg the Bunny and Warren the Ape.

Crude/inappropriate humor can be hilarious if there is some real wit or imagination behind it. This looks like them being crude just for sake of being crude. No surprises, everything obvious. Oh look! A muppet swearing and having sex. How edgy!

And from north of the border, Puppets Who Kill.

I guess nobody (myself included) remembers Jim Henson’s work with SNL in '75 & '76.

I’m hoping it’s more than just gross-out humor. Maybe it will be a Who Framed Roger Rabbit with puppets. Also, I would really like it if it plays up the film noir aspect. And I will add, they should not have mentioned the Muppets at all in advertising this. Let it stand as its own thing.

I think the trailer looks like it could be funny with a touch of disturbing. I might try to see it. But, then, I thought Beavis and Butthead Do America was one of the funniest movies ever made, so clearly I have a soft spot for juvenile humor.

I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face is the most disturbing Muppet thing I’ve ever seen. So simple, but it’s creeped me out for years.

I showed the trailer to my SO. She likes it enough to want the DVD but not enough to see it in a theater.