Foreign Objects: ‘Meet the Feebles’ (New Zealand)
Meet the Feebles, a movie directed by Peter Jackson, is basically the cast of the It's a movie set in a world where everyone (with one exception, the .. When he finds out that Harry has caught "The Big One", he's beyond excited at the. Meet the Feebles () SoundTracks on IMDb: Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, TV series and more. This week: Our ongoing Sesame Street Week has us thinking about movies starring puppets. Peter Jackson's Meet The Feebles uses puppets the way sexual prostitutes and discarded needles, the black comedy depicts a Heidi, the vain yet insecure hippo star of the show, is caught up in a love.
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.
Meet the Feebles - Wikipedia
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. 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.
- Foreign Objects: ‘Meet the Feebles’ (New Zealand)
- Photo Gallery
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! 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? Well, consider that he's a literal fly on the wall. After all the deaths and injuries during the rehearsal, Sebastian's only concern is that the show is now low on actors so he now has a chance to reinstate his own musical number.
Robert and Lucille Robert shows up for his first day as a cast member, and is accosted by the Fly, who tries to corrupt Robert into informing on the cast.
Meet the Feebles () - Soundtracks - IMDb
Arthur rescues Robert and shows him around, where Robert sees Lucille for the first time. Although he is romantically terrified of her at first, he later summons up enough courage to ask her out and they fall in love.
Later Trevor drugs Lucille to manipulate her into performing in his pornographic films. Robert walks in on the drugging, but misinterprets it as Lucille's decision, and disowns her for being a drunk. They make up later after Robert saves her from Heidi's crazed gun rampage, and eventually get married.
The Big One Dennis is shown peeping on Harry in a threesome with two female rabbits. Harry feels physically ill after this episode and is accosted by the Fly, who assumes he has a sexually transmittable disease STD and wants to publish the scandal. Quack diagnoses Harry with "The Big One". The Fly publishes the scandal in a local tabloid - to the dismay of Bletch, who presumably wants to avoid negative press on the cast. Trevor lures the Fly into the bathroom, where Bletch tears his wings off and flushes the Fly down the toilet.
After vomiting all over the stage in the live performance, he finally learns that he only has 'bunny pox'. Unfortunately, while rejoicing in the news that "The Big One" will not cause his death, Harry's head is blown apart by a gunshot during Heidi's rampage. Sexcapades Trevor is shooting a porn film in the basement with the Masked Masochist and Madam Bovine. They are interrupted by Robert, who mistakes the scene for torture and tries to save the cow, who in turn accidentally crushes the Masked Masochist, suffocating him.
Trevor later replaces him with Dennis who has a snout resembling male genitalia to perform 'nasal sex' on Madam Bovine. Drug Running Trevor is approached by a sniveling Wynyard looking for his fix, but the drugs have not yet been delivered. Bletch is later shown on a golf course consummating a deal with Cedric. However, after testing on Dennis, the drugs provided by Cedric turn out to be household borax, infuriating Bletch. Louie, Cedric's agent, is literally liquefied after being force-fed some of the borax by Bletch's henchmen.
Bletch and his cronies venture to the docklands to fight Cedric and his crab-crewmen. Bletch's side prevails after killing Cedric and the crabs, maneuvering past a huge spider, and driving through the insides of Cedric's boss Mr. However, Barry's head is eaten by the spider. When the drugs finally arrive at the theatre, Wynyard is finally able to get his fix, which puts him into a stupor. The Show While the cast performs an opera number, Sebastian lambastes Robert for not acting his part as an extra on the stage.
As punishment, he assigns Robert the task of replacing Wynyard's assistant, who has just been killed by Wynyard's knife throwing while going through drug withdrawal. Wynyard guilt-trips Robert into giving him money for drugs, after telling him a horror story about his time in Vietnam shown as a flashback parodying The Deer Hunter. He eventually gets his fix from Trevor and injects himself into a deep slumber.
The acts gradually disintegrate - Heidi nearly destroys the set by botching a swing, the Indian mystic incapacitates himself by contorting his head into his rectum, and Sid's tribble-like pets are crushed by a barrel. Seeing his show in shambles, Sebastian tries to convince Bletch to feature his personal performance, the sexually explicit number 'Sodomy'. This is summarily rejected by Bletch, who physically throws Sebastian out of his office. Sebastian decides to use the number anyway and performs it in front of the live audience, to Bletch's horror.
The Elephant and the Chicken Sandy accuses Sid of being the father of their chicken-elephant baby, to his dismay and denial. During the live show, Sandy again accosts Sid on stage with the paternity suit. During a later tragic crossfire scene, Sid braves the crazed Heidi's automatic fire to save his baby.