STX Entertainment has released the first trailer for The Happytime Murders, and prepare yourself, because this one is a raunchy whirlwind. We all grew up watching Sesame Street, the muppets and all the kid-friendly shows that were attached to them, but ever wonder what it be like if it was more for adults? While it’s not the muppet characters we grew up on and rather just puppets, the following trailer answers that very question, and then some.
I have no freaking clue what I just witnessed. First of all, I had no idea this was even a movie, which made my reaction that much better (see it below the synopsis). This is easily the craziest, dirtiest and completely unrestricted trailer I’ve ever seen, and the fact that it’s freaking puppets that pull all this ridiculousness is truly mind-blowing. It’s brilliant, it’s absolutely brilliant. I knew nothing of this film 24 hours ago and now, it’s probably my most looked forward to comedy for the rest of the year. I know, right?
The movie isn’t just about puppets though, as their human counterparts will play important roles in the story. I’m not usually a Melissa McCarthy fan, but I think she could do some very interesting stuff playing alongside characters like these. It’s also quite funny that Elizabeth Banks is playing a stripper in this world. I can only imagine what kind of scenes are going to play out with her and the puppets groveling at her feet.
Check out the red band trailer below and please don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments? Are you speechless? Does it looks stupid or just fantastic to you? Also starring Maya Rudolph and Joel McHale, The Happytime Murders is directed by Brian Henson and is released on August 17th.
No Sesame. All Street. THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.