The Happytime Murders parents guide

The Happytime Murders Parent Guide

It's rather sad.

Release date August 24, 2018

Director Brian Henson (son of Jim Henson -- creator of the Muppets) takes the popular children's show from the 1980s, throws in a human cop (Melissa McCarthy) and a puppet private eye (voice of Bill Barretta), plus an ample amount of crass humor, and presents a murder-mystery spoof fit to betray a long legacy of family-friendly entertainment.

Why is The Happytime Murders rated R? The MPAA rated The Happytime Murders R for strong crude and sexual content and language throughout, and some drug material.

Official Movie Site

News About "The Happytime Murders"

From the Studio: 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 (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. The Happytime Murders loosely references the 1980's TV series, The Muppet Show.

Cast and Crew

The Happytime Murders is directed by Brian Henson and stars Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Barretta.

Home Video

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This movie spoofs the 1980's The Muppet Show. Brian Henson helmed the more family-friendly The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island.