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Happytime Murders...

Discussion in 'Henson Alternative' started by Space Muppet, Sep 16, 2018 at 1:12 PM.

  1. Space Muppet

    Space Muppet Active Member

    While working as a background puppeteer on 'Muppets From Space,' I approached Brian Henson & asked him a question about a piece of business I was doing in one particular scene. He looked at me like I owed him money. 'And you are...?' That's the vibe he gave off. So you'll have to forgive me if my opinions are colored by my overall negative impression of the man. Having said that, let's begin...

    I first heard of 'Happytime Murders' years ago, it was common knowledge that Brian had been shopping it around all over Hollywood & no one was really interested. The only reason the film got made at all is because Melissa McCarthy & her husband came onboard & re-wrote the script. But the original idea was a bad one to begin with.

    I'm a fan of low-brow humor, as much as the next guy. But when puppets attempt it, it never really flies, it just seems perverse, like someone drawing a cock on a picture of Big Bird. Brian Henson of all people should know this. You'd have thought he would've learned his lesson after the abysmal failure of the 'adult' Muppet TV series.

    I haven't seen 'Happytime Murders' & I never will. The trailer was enough for me.
  2. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    Such a good post, especially the bit about Brian being a condescending douche; like you and him were working on the same project and there was still a wall between you guys as if he was some untouchable celebrity. I couldn't stomach stuff like that.
    Froggy Fool and ConsummateVs like this.

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