I recently remembered a film from my childhood that did a fair amount of damage, and was hoping that it could possibly be resolved. The movie was a messed up MUPPET SHOW type thing, complete with animal puppets. However, the one scene that I can clearly remember is a large, pink puppet hippo going apeshit with a machine gun, and blowing the living nards off of all the other puppets. I also sort of remember this war parody in the movie where puppet frogs shoot themselves in the head (looking back, I think it may have been a DEER HUNTER parody). The final thing I remember was a puppet elephant was training these cute little baby furball things, and something fell and graphically squashed them. It’s been bugging me for a while, mainly because I want to re-watch it and find out what upset me so much about it.
UNK SEZ: Dear Carolyanne, the movie you have described is most certainly MEET THE FEEBLES. The question is, (and I’ve never typed these words on this site before) what in the world were you doing watching that movie as a kid? Good Lordie, that movie, though hilarious and directed by THE LORD OF THE RINGS‘ PETER JACKSON, is not suitable for anybody under the age of…heck, it’s really not ever suitable… that’s part of its charm. We are talking, after all, about a film whose big show stopping musical number is entitled “The Sodomy Song.” If those three scenes are all that you remember, than I say you got off easy! By the way, it turns out that JACKSON could not get a hold of blanks for that Hippo’s machine gun rampage so those are real bullets being shot from that gun! Now, go rent THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTEN for Pete’s sake!!!