The Happytime Murders (2018)
December 26, 2019 10:23 PM - Subscribe

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Ft. Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale.
posted by porpoise (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I thought that this was a well done on-set physical effects puppeteering/ live action hybrid movie. Not as over-the-top as, say, 'Meet the Feebles' but still tries to invoke the puppets-children's programming-taboo thing.

Story was interesting, and I'm a fan of noir and noir-ish. Clever dialogue.

All the (physical) puppets have incredible character.

My favourite gag was Phil (a puppet) getting sucked into a jet engine and Edwards (McCarthy) just pulls him free - it's a physics thing; Phil might weight at most a few pounds.
posted by porpoise at 10:37 PM on December 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

I will never tire of the rotten cotton joke. McCarthy's exasperated "I'm a woman!" plus the pause and the puppet finally, gamely drawls "that's okaaaay."
posted by jojo and the benjamins at 8:19 PM on December 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

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