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Beware Of Murderous Muppets
Jim Henson Co. Making Happytime Murders

15 October 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  |  Source: Variety

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Anyone who has seen Meet The Feebles or Avenue Q will already know that puppets can be kinda dirrty, but we’re surprised to hear that the Jim Henson Co. is planning to turn its squeaky clean Muppets into murderous n'er do wells.

Variety reports that Jim’s progeny Brian and Lisa Henson are plotting the Happytime Murders, a puppet comedy with a film noir detective spin.

Brian Henson, whose previous credits include Muppet Treasure Island and Empire fave A Muppet Christmas Carol, will direct a story a about a puppet detective who becomes embroiled in a murder case when the cast of a popular children's show, The Happytime Gang, are offed one by one.

To us, it rather sounds like the plot of Death To Smoochy but with added felt and googly eyeballs – and that can’t be a bad thing.

 Watch this space for all the latest developments.

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I think a simple YAY will suffice More

Posted by FuzzyMcfae at 00:45 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

yeah i love the muppets...watch this space indeed More

Posted by vivlitherland at 19:02 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Doesn't Fozzie kill people with his bad jokes?
Only kidding Fozzy, I love ya really. If they keep a darkish edge to it throughout and don't chicken out half/3quarter way through this will be the first Meet the Feebles-esque movie for the 21st century. This and a new Muppet movie I'm in felt heaven. More

Posted by Taz69 at 17:45 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

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Yeah, but in Smiletime the cast were 'offing' the viewers, not each other - what a brilliant episode that one was! Way up in the top with 'Once more with feeling' I think. Friggin' genius!   Spike: "You're a bloody puppet!!" More

Posted by christofurr at 17:33 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

this is more like it. only question i have is will it be a kids film, or slightly broader? More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 11:09 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Ahhh...
I miss Muppets. And Jim Henson. This sounds good. I'm pretty sure he did all the creatures in Labrynth as well, yes? In a related matter, is that Fraggles movie still go? Looking forward to that too... More

Posted by captainamazing at 10:42 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

I believe this was already the plot of an episode of Angel, though the TV show was called "Smiletime" rather than "Happy time" More

Posted by Espada at 10:01 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

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