How Peter Jackson's Low-Budget Cult Comedy 'Meet the Feebles' But then they stumbled across Meet the Feebles, made just two years after the . with the Commission now having removed its name from the credits. Meet the Feebles (Disney and Sega Animal Style) trailer - Duration: Disney and Sega 5, views · · Doug - Dink End Theme. I will now discuss a few of the different editions of "Meet the Feebles," their running change between the 2 DVD editions in question was during the end credits.
The sex scenes would still be thrashy and unappealing even if they weren't shot with puppets. Bletch; pretty much a given since he's a crooked walrus.
Sid the elephant subverts it by running to the rescue of his infant child at the cost of his kneecaps. Of the surviving characters, Lucille and Robert are the one who play the trope most straight.
Bletch tests the "cocaine" Mr. Big sold him this way, after Dennis already snorted a line and his nose melted off. Then declared it to be Borax. Flashback One to when Heidi and Mr. Bletch met, and one to Wynyard's experience in the Vietnam War. One of the film's many ways to shock the audience is by having its Funny Animal characters do things that their real animal counterparts do - such as Mr.
Bletch a walrus eating a fish character, F. Fly a fly eating crap out of a toilet on top of that, Harry tries to kill him with bug sprayTrevor the Rat gobbling up the corpses of Sidney the Elephant's dead pets, Harry thinking he's coming down with AIDS after sex with several other rabbits Actually myxomatosisand Robert a hedgehog curling up in a ball when he's feeling shy.
Cedric's mooks are large anthropomorphic crabs. One appears during the showdown between Bletch and Cedric's gangs, killing one of Bletch's goons. Girl with Psycho Weapon: Heidi, who takes the heavy machine gun she was going to kill herself with and goes on a bloody massacre. Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Arthur and Bletch provide an amusing contrast during the scene where they share some cigars. You're clearly not supposed to like Bletch, Trevor, Samantha or Sebastian.
You're also not gonna feel sorry when all but one of them is horribly murdered. Bletch cruelly fires her from the Feebles in favor of his mistress, Samantha. Heidi even tries killing herself, first with a noose and then with one of Bletch's heavy machine guns Once, when Harry learns the doctor made a mistake, he is happy to be alive, only to get gunned down by Heidi moments later. Second, it looks like Heidi might stop massacring people when she sees Seymour being dragged away by Sandy, only to shoot Sandy's head off and leave Seymour splattered with his mother's blood.
After Robert walks in and ruins the shotMadam Bovine sits on the Masochist, killing him. The Masochist was a weta a type of insect. Sidney and Sandy — an elephant and a chicken, respectively — managed to have a kid, for all Sidney's protests that he's not the father.
Of all the lines this film happily crosses, killing off baby Seymour is not one of them. Sebastian, especially since a lot of much less Jerkassy characters get slaughtered in the finale. However Sebastian is seen in an eyepatch which implies he lost an eye while trying to escape the rampage.
Ironically after Sebastian performed "that song", Bletch orders Trevor to "eliminate the fudgepacker" but Heidi's rampage managed to prevent this. Also Sebastian "enjoys the act of sodomy" but claims God doesn't like the very act yet manages to survive the rampage. Sebastian surviving Heidi's massacre was a Bait-and-Switch because we see him hiding out in a Rocket launcher carrot used in the act but then the carrot goes off, crashes and explodes, so we're left to assume Sebastian died until The "Where Are They Now?
Bletch and Trevor murder the Fly in the Sky in a brutal, sadistic manner, ripping his wings off one after the other before flushing him down the toilet. If the Fly hadn't been such a pesky, invasive Jerk Assthe audience might have felt sorry for him.
Bletch and Trevor's murder of F.
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Harry makes a few attempts to kill The Tabloid Reporter but fails. He had nothing to do with what Bletch and Trevor did and he has no clue about it either, but he would be perfectly happy with it just the same. The climax, courtesy of Heidi. There are some survivors, though. Wynyard has a knife-throwing act, but has a terrible case of the shakes. The result is just as bad as you think. Abi over his bed of nails when Sebastian starts yelling at him to get on stage.
He falls and hurts himself a bit kind of foreshadowing his later death on the nails when threatened with firing.
Large and in Charge: Bletch manages the Feebles acting troupe, and is one of the biggest characters in the film. Furthermore, there's the aptly-named crime boss Mr. Big, who is some kind of whale.
Harry, whose obsession with sex is what leads to his disease. Love at First Sight: Robert is smitten with Lucille as soon as he first lays eyes on her. He's a Violent Glaswegian drug-trafficking punk boar, so any business you have with him is bound to be messy.
Robert, predicting Walter by a whopping 22 years. The only German in the movie sells cakes and pastries, and Abi, an Indian, is into mysticism and contortion. Let's not get into the Vietnamese No Celebrities Were Harmed: Trevor's voice is an obvious Peter Lorre parody. And a good one, at that! It's also worth noting that, intentional or otherwise, Trevor is much closer to the menacing villains Lorre often played than most Peter Lorre parodies. While he still has some cartoony features on top of being a Funny AnimalTrevor is much more realistic looking than most of the other puppets, which makes him even creepier.
And then there's F. Fly, whose mouth is the only cartoonish thing about him - he looks just like a real fly, only larger and somehow even more disgusting.
Off with His Head!
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Barry gets his head bitten off by the giant spider. During Heidi's rampage at the end, both Sandy and Harry get their heads blown off. No one has a last name, except for maybe F. The reporter fly that is constantly harassing Harry because of his disease. Although there are porn titles mentioned, none of them spoof actual movie titles.
There is a genuine example, although not with a movie title: Bletch hopes to win the "Hooker Prize", a takeoff on the Booker Prize. Sidney and Sandy's baby, Seymour, has an elephant's head and a chicken's body. When Arthur sees Seymour for the first time, he comments to Sidney that " it's got [Sidney's] eyes ". Bletch mistreats Heidi, he treats Arthur with a fair amount of respect and even offers him a seat next to him and a cigar during the premiere of the show.
Sebastian, who is very demanding and difficult to please, especially with the stress of all of the goings-on combined with the fact that they'll be going on-air that night piling up on him. Subverted to hell and back. Aside from Robert, Lucille, Arthur and — arguably — Seymour, nearly all the animals in this movie are or eventually become ugly, disease ridden, rotten or just generally unpleasant.
The opening number contains nothing that would be objectable to any parents who mistakenly rented this for their kids, other than the line "Samantha the pussy will show you some action" Samantha's a cat, but the audience doesn't know this yetwhich is easily missed anyway. But as soon as it's over, Trevor who is smoking a cigarette, at that tells Heidi "Alright, you fat slag, move yer ass! Bletch and Samantha having sex.
What reference to The Deer Hunter would be complete without it? Wynyard and his commander were forced to play it in 'Nam when they were captured by the VC beavers. At Arthur's suggestion, Robert confesses his feelings for Lucille by singing her a song with her name in the lyrics.
It's one of the sweetest and least disturbing moments in the film. Wynyard really didn't deal well with his experiences in 'Nam. The Jesus on a crucifix in this movie looks like Kermit the Frog. Since the whole thing is a Muppets parody, it might as well have been intentional.
Wynyard's Vietnam flashback begins with a scene spoofing Full Metal Jacket 's urban combat and then has a scene where they are forced to play Russian Roulette, as a reference for The Deer Hunter. Fly is being tortured by Mr.
Bletch, he cries out "Heeeelp meeeee!
Show Within a Show: Much of the film is dedicated to what goes on behind the scenes of The Fabulous Feebles Variety Hour, and we see quite a bit of the show itself. The fly reporter's name is F. What do his initials stand for?
The knife thrower suffers from withdrawal, throughout the film, at one point delving into his past to relate his capture and torture in Vietnam, finally getting a fix in the bathroom. Bletch allows Heidi to sleep her way into his production but later finds a younger, thinner cat to service him. Unable to accept being replaced, Heidi refuses to perform and overeats to compensate for lack of love.
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Replacing a cockroach, an anteater gets hauled into a porn movie, Anal Antics, with a cow but cannot rise to the occasion until the director tells him, "Get aroused" and hands him underwear to sniff. When a snake-charming meditator contorts himself and gets his head caught in his ass, someone suggests the sketch title "Passage to India.
The system is fundamentally corrupt. The powerful characters have self-serving, self-destructive lifestyles while the weak characters either earnestly love performing or deviously try to get ahead by bringing others down. Bletch, along with his cohorts, a bulldog and a warthog, absconds while everyone else works, to play golf and deal drugs.
Later, the lowlife rat Trevor tries taking advantage of Bletch, substituting Borax for cocaine, but the anteater snorts a line and discovers the lie. The rat is forced to eat Borax and is subsequently "liquidated.
There is the failed suicide and the successful killing rampage that recall the typical gratuitous violence of the current Hollywood trend, which occur too close to the end to be detailed. The puppets in their eerily familiar, disturbed world, are captivating.
When they finally go live, the show within the show is not intriguing so much for its own sake but for what goes awry on and off the stage. The knife thrower loses track of his tosses and accidentally sends a blade plummeting into his skull.
The killing rampage, however, unequivocally ties the film to Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, as almost everyone dies in mass confusion on live TV, for the whole world to see.