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9 October 2012 (USA) See more »
Jeff Dunham's Minding the Monsters brings together your favorites-- Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose Jalapeno... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Manny Rodriguez 
Matthew McNeil (segment director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeff Dunham 

Produced by
Judi Brown-Marmel .... executive producer
Myra Byrne .... associate producer
Jeff Dunham .... executive producer
Robert Hartmann .... executive producer
Steve Kroopnick .... executive producer (as Stephen Kroopnick)
Steve Marmel .... producer
Stu Schreiberg .... executive producer
Neil A. Sheridan .... supervising producer (as Neil Sheridan)
Jeff Thorsen .... line producer
Film Editing by
Dave Harrison 
Production Design by
Bruce Ryan 
Art Direction by
Larry Wiemer 
Costume Design by
Becca Balistreri 
Makeup Department
Richard Bernal .... hair stylist
Richard Bernal .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Bravakis .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefani Cohen .... associate director
Matthew McNeil .... segment director (as Matt McNeil)
Art Department
Alan Palmer .... props: Batnutmobile
Aaron Pyke .... art director: 2nd unit
Loren Tripp .... model maker
Loren Tripp .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Al Centrella .... production audio mixer
Jim Faraci .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Lamphere .... audio assist
Bryan Leskowicz .... audio assist
Visual Effects by
Robert Dahlem .... graphics and visual effects
Matthew McNeil .... graphics and visual effects (as Matt McNeil)
Johnathan Myers .... graphics and visual effects
Tyler Weitz .... graphics and visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Bloch .... electrician
Bob DelRusso .... camera operator (as Bob del Russo)
Maurice Dupleasis .... gaffer (as Maurice Depleasis)
Zach Grant .... camera operator
James Markham Hall Jr. .... gaffer: 2nd unit (as Jamie Hall)
Thomas Hildreth .... jib operator (as Tom Hildreth)
Charlie Huntley .... camera operator
J.M. Hurley .... video control technician
Jay Kulick .... jib operator
Paul Lennon .... automated lighting programmer
Gary McCullough .... vtr operator
Simon Miles .... lighting designer
Lyn Noland .... camera operator
Jim Ricker .... director of photography: 2nd unit
Mark Whitman .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Max Smith .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Mike Dodgen .... on-line editor
Luke Szabo .... on-line editor
Music Department
Ted Andreadis .... composer: theme music
Johnny Griparic .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Zack Arrington .... utilities
Nick Chappina .... utilities
Duncan Chinnock .... teleprompter
Thomas J. Doolittle .... utilities (as Thomas Doolittle)
Audrey Dunham .... personal trainer
Rob Fagnant .... technical director
Rob Feder .... mobile unit engineer
James Gironta .... engineer: B-Unit
Bill Higgins .... mobile unit engineer
Debbie Keller .... publicist
Andrew Lindberg .... mobile unit engineer
Edwin McCormick .... staging supervisor
Jeff Rothpan .... creative consultant
Elaine Schock .... publicist
Rob Sellers .... stage manager
Scott Spiegel .... utilities
Robin Tate .... promoter
Reg Tigerman .... talent coordinator
Rob Vilushis .... utilities
Marnell White .... tour manager
Bill Worsham .... automated technician
Matt Blake .... special thanks
Buddy The Peeping Dog .... special thanks
Roadie The Shark Dog .... special thanks
Ashlyn Dunham .... special thanks
Audrey Dunham .... special thanks
Bree Dunham .... special thanks
Howard Dunham .... special thanks
Joyce Dunham .... special thanks
Kenna Dunham .... special thanks
Jeffrey Endlich .... special thanks (as Jeff Endlich)
John Power .... special thanks

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Additional Details

80 min | USA:60 min (TV version) (with commercials)

Did You Know?

Jeff Dunham:[about Walter's wedding] So how'd the service go?
Walter:Well, the worst part was when the minister asked if anybody objected and no one would listen to me.
Jeff Dunham:Maybe they couldn't hear you.
Walter:Hey, you're right. You weren't there!
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6 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Read my lips: this just isn't good enough., 21 November 2012
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

I never used to like Jeff Dunham. In fact, I was quite sure that I hated him. I'd seen some bits of his act featuring Achmed The Dead Terrorist and I thought he/it was rubbish.

Then someone bought me "Controlled Chaos" on DVD as a gift. I smiled politely and thanked them and eventually got around to watching it. Much to my surprise, I was consistently amused throughout. Maybe I'd been wrong about the guy all this time. Maybe I'd just seen some of his weaker material.

Well, "Minding The Monsters" has come along to change my mind back. I've marked it as average but that's only because I am kind and easily amused by puppets.

First of all, Dunham spends about 15-20 minutes at the start of the show without the puppets. Why? He's just not funny without the puppets.

When he finally starts to get them onstage it quickly becomes clear that he's running very low on material. A number of gags fall flat, a lot of the conversation revolves around the monster makeovers that the puppets have received, with a few puns here and there, and every "skit" ends with some punchline about Dunham's ex-wife divorcing him and taking some money with her.

I think I laughed more at seeing the moments when Dunham was almost brazenly talking and thinking it could be passed off as ventriloquism. He could get away with that nonsense on a podcast or radio show but not on a DVD.

I hope that Dunham finds his way back to when he was actually quite funny and better at his craft but I won't hold my breath.

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