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Meet the Feebles (1989)

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Common people..! Muppet sex, drugs, and a murder rampage... What more do I need to sell you guys on this one?!

 

 

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This is perfect for the podcast. Puppets are taking drugs, fucking, exploding into gore, there are witty songs, and it's DISTURBING. The real kicker is that it was future oscar winner Peter Jackson who made it.

 

The hippo is terrifying by the way. A fun little fact is her voice is by one of the dwarves from the Hobbit.

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I am so surprised this doesn't have more posts. My god, Meet the Feebles is perfect for this podcast. Lets just go over what it includes.

 

Jim Henson style puppets who work in a theatre troupe. Sounds like a kids movie right? EXCEPT Drug use, attempted rape, sex, porn filming, threesomes...more drug use, insanity in a puppet movie!

 

Here's the goddamn plot!

The eponymous theatre troupe is rehearsing the title song with hopes of finding success through being picked up for a syndicated television show. Heidi, the star of the show, is insulted by pornographic director Trevor and complains to her boss and lover, Bletch, who is actually in an adulterous relationship with Samantha. Meanwhile, Robert, the new member of the team, arrives at the theatre and immediately falls in love with another newcomer, Lucille. Samantha confronts Heidi, insults her, and reveals her relationship with Bletch. Robert confesses his love to Lucille, and the two become engaged. Sidney, Arthur's friend and member of the team, receives a visit from his ex-wife Sandy with his alleged son Seymour (who comically very strongly resembles Sidney). Sandy informs him she will be preparing a paternity case against him.

At the toilet, the second most important star of the show, Harry, is suffering from a mystery disease. Meanwhile, Wynyard (the drug-addicted knife thrower) tells Robert his story of Vietnam, and convinces Robert to give him $50 to buy drugs from Trevor. After seeing Trevor's latest porno film, Bletch decides they need a new porn star, and Trevor chooses Lucille; he drugs her and tries to rape her as an audition but is caught by Robert. When he walks in on the scene Robert thinks that Lucille was drinking and throwing herself at Trevor, and tells her he never wants to see her again.

 

After a good beginning – the Feebles sign with a TV chain to appear in a prime-time television show – Bletch confesses to Heidi that he actually hates her and wants to give the main role to Samantha. After trying unsuccessfully to attempt suicide, Heidi goes on a shooting spree and kills many of the cast.

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Do a Peter Jackson double bill with this and Bad Taste. Although, I doubt June would be able to watch Bad Taste.

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This has way too few replies, it is a must for the podcast!

 

I saw it over 15 years ago IIRC, but some things you can't forget - like the cat blowing the walrus under the desk, or indeed the Vietnam flashback of the drug-addicted frog. Pure Madness.

 

 

btw, have we talked about how gnarly the puppets look?

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Only if they can get Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt from the "Worst Idea of All Time" to come on. I'd also accept Jermaine Clement. Gotta have Kiwi representation for this one. Like how they brought Nathan Fielder on for Gooby.

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I love a good cinematic abortion, but I found Meet the Feebles extremely unsettling. To the point that it's vomit inducing...and I'm not talking about anything disgusting going on. Just the puppets, the sets, the dialog, the general aesthetic of it all. I don't remember a movie ever making me feel so depressed.

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Agreed, it's pretty unsettling and has a depressing undertone. Maybe gnarly wasn't as descriptive :)

 

But let's not kid ourselves, this is a perfect candidate for the show, even though I'm not sure June could sit through it. This may just make her nauseous, even though there are no machines in it...

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If Howard the Duck is Paul's proof that George Lucas loved coke in the 80s, this movie is proof that Peter Jackson loved Acid. I'm about 30 minutes in and the amount of WTF is astonishing. The costumes and puppets are if Jim Henson made puppets for Genesis' music videos.

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Still amazed this hasn't had more notice.

 

The world needs to make Jason sit through it.

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If Howard the Duck is Paul's proof that George Lucas loved coke in the 80s, this movie is proof that Peter Jackson loved Acid. I'm about 30 minutes in and the amount of WTF is astonishing. The costumes and puppets are if Jim Henson made puppets for Genesis' music videos.

 

The genesis puppets were from British satire show 'Spitting Image'. It had a long run and there's no doubt plenty of clips on youtube if you'd like to check it out.

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Add my vote.

 

And don't forget: The ending massacre is set to a gay fox on stage sitting on a giant silver penis singing about sodomy.

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Meet the Feebles, I've seen some weird moves but this is by ar the WEIRDEST.

 

Directed by Peter Jackson pre LOTR, includes sexy/gross "muppets", date rape, drugs, and so much more bizarre stuff.

 

This is one of those movies that sticks with you, not only because it's gross, confusing, and disturbing, but you never stop asking yourself "how the fuck did this get made?!"

 

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