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Meet the Feebles (1989)

Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

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Cast

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Donna Akersten ...
Samantha the Cat / The Sheep (voice)
Stuart Devenie ...
Sebastian / Dr. Quack / Daisy the Cow / Sandy the Chicken (voice)
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Heidi / Robert / Barry the Bulldog (voice)
Ross Jolly ...
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Brian Sergent ...
Wynyard the Frog / Trevor the Rat / The Fly (voice)
Peter Vere-Jones ...
Bletch / Arfur the Worm (voice) (as Peter Vere Jones)
Mark Wright ...
Sid the Elephant / The Cockroach / Louie the Fish (voice)
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Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must contend with their own problems. These include drug addiction, extortion, robbery, disease, Drug dealing, and even murder. While this is happening the love between two of the stars is threatened by the devious Trevor the Rat, who wishes to exploit the young starlet for use in his porno movie business. Written by The Losman (corrections by GTS)

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Puppet spunk hits the fan! See more »

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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Conheça os Feebles  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When "The Feebles Variety Hour" finally goes live, one of the audience members is wearing the alien costume from director Peter Jackson's previous movie, Bad Taste (1987). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
anouncer: Ladies and gentlemen. Your attention please. Welcome to the newest, the greatest, the most spectacular in entertainment history. Put your hands together for the fabulous Feebles variety hour.
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Crazy Credits

Aside from "Wingnut Films Presents", there are no opening credits - the "title card" is part of a neon stage light display. See more »

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Spoofs A Chorus Line (1985) See more »

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Hot Potato
Music by Peter Dasent and Fane Flaws
Lyrics by Arthur Baysting and Fane Flaws
Performed by Mark Hadlow
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Imagine "The Muppet Show" On Crack!!!
25 October 2005 | by (St. John's Abortion Clinic) – See all my reviews

MEET THE FEEBLES is one of the most outrageously insane films I've ever seen, and I mean that in the BEST possible way...Another home-run from Peter Jackson (BRAINDEAD, BAD TASTE, and most recently LORD OF THE RINGS). FEEBLES is a gleefully perverse film where all the actors are Muppet-like puppets or people in full costume.

The very basic story is that the FEEBLES is a variety show similar to the Muppets and that they are getting prepared for their first live telecast, when everything goes horribly wrong. So much happens in this film that I can't even begin to explain the story any more than that. Characters include (but are not limited to) a heroin-addicted frog, an over-sexed rabbit, a hippo with low self-esteem (and a short fuse...), a cow and insect porn film-making duo, a sleazy fly tabloid reporter...and a lovable and friendly porcupine.

MEET THE FEEBLES is a gleefully twisted comedy that is often shocking and strangely endearing at the same time. Many will be offended so this film IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. But if you are a sick bastard like me and have a twisted sense of humor, this film is absolute genius!!! Very Highly Recommended 9.5/10


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