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A typical day at the theatre: With the premiere of the Feebles
Variety Show only 12 hours away, everything seems to be going wrong,
especially with the show's star Heidi the hippo having her umpteenth
nervous breakdown that results in the umpteenth eating attack. Despite all
of her diva behaviour though Heidi has all reason in the world for a
breakdown, since her sleazeball boyfriend, the show's producer Bletch, is
cheating on her with Samantha the cat, her chief rival among the chorus
Just 12 hours before the show, Robin the hedgehog enters the
scene, to start work as an extra. He soon falls in love with Lucille the
poodle, but gets off on the wrong foot with the show's director and is
made the assistant of the show's drug-addict knifethrower, which almost
costs him his life.
In the meantime, Lucille has caught the eye of
production assistant Trevor the rat, who also produces porn on the side -
and now he wants to cast her in one of his films, even if that means to
drug her first. Eventually, Robert walks in on Trevor shagging drugged
Lucille, and not knowing the truth behind this, this leaves him
Bletch and his sidekick Trevor are also big on drugrunning
- after all, with quite so many theater performers, they have got the
perfect list of customers pretty much cut out for them. Their last deal
however almost cost them their lives when they had to realize there were
seamonsters among their suppliers. However, they make it back just in time
to insult Heidi beyond reconciliation just before the show starts, so they
have to do it without her. However, after a catastrophic opening with the
host Harry the rabbit vomiting live on stage, and an abysmal
song-and-dance number the director of the show tried to save the thing,
Heidi appears on stage after all - packing a machinegun and shooting
everyone in sight.
So yes, it ends with enormous puppet splatter, but in
the finale, Robert proves himself a hero, saves Lucille's life and asks
her to marry him, while all the baddies get their just desserts.
much as I hate to describe something as being something else "on
speed", Meet the Feebles is pretty much The Muppet Show
on speed, meaning it's crude and rude, features sex and violence, blood
and porn, foul language and drug abuse, and whatever else you've got,
essentially, all in a Muppets-like framework of a backstage
drama spoof featuring puppets, interrupted by musical numbers. And when it
comes to crude and rude jokes and hilariously over-the-top gore, Meet
the Feebles is good fun - but it's not a great film.
the Feebles is just The Muppet Show on speed, and very
little beyond that. True, it's an enjoyably disrespectful hommage to the
beloved TV show, but it more or less lacks original ideas of its own, as
well as those ingeniously surrealist skits that made The Muppets
so endearing to viewers of all ages.
Still, Meet the Feebles is
quite some fun to watch and should work particularly well as a party
movie, just don't expect some sort of masterpiece ...