Melissa McCarthy is ready to screw up your childhood memories of adorable puppets with “The Happytime Murders,” a new action comedy starring both humans and the most twisted miniature stuffed people we’ve ever seen. The red-band trailer for the flick was released Friday and if you want to keep that glowing image of Jim Henson creations in your head, you should probably leave now.
In the preview, we see solicitation (“You looking for some rotten cotton?” one of the grimier sex workers taunts), oral sex offers for less than a dollar, freebasing ecstasy through Twizzlers and brass-knuckle street fights were all included. And all of that was perpetrated by the puppets.
The closing scene featured a lengthy male puppet’s orgasm that resulted in quite a bit of silly string. It’s serious raunch to be coupled with the company who produced the beloved Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. But the theater owners were screaming for it.
Here’s the official synopsis for the flick: No Sesame. All Street. “The Happytime Murders” is a filthy comedy set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (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.
The cast includes McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and Elizabeth Banks. It’s directed by Brian Henson and hails from STXfilms.
Watch the trailer above.