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Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: on April 20, 1999, 08:29:34 PM
The first time i saw this movie, it was playing at
an art house on the Campus of the University of Texas. Seeing it on the big screen will have me in therapy for years to come. I highly recommend it to anyone who might get a chance to see it at a midnight show or whathaveyou. This movie is a classic.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: on June 13, 1999, 09:22:07 PM
One of the most disgusting, vile, rotten, and foul movies I have ever seen.  That's why I love it so much!!  It truly is one of my favorite movies to ever wield puppets.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: on June 18, 1999, 02:49:14 PM
This is probably one of the sickest movies ever made (and it was directed by the guy who made the Frighteners).  I heard the Jim Hensons' widow saw this movie.  It made her cry.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Ledrzepka on June 22, 1999, 04:10:59 PM
This movie has got to be one of the most warped and twisted pieces of work that has ever been made.
Its great!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: greg on June 24, 1999, 11:26:06 PM
I bought this movie from and I loved it! One of the greatest films I've ever seen! I loved the Vietnam flashbacks from Robbie the Frog, along with the great ending when Hiedi goes off the deep end. So many memorable scenes, its very sad that this movie is so hard to find! its great!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: on July 25, 1999, 08:08:27 PM
  I'm glad I found this website--I saw this movie about five years ago (for the first time) and immediately forced all of my friends to watch it.  I laughed so hard I almost wet myself.  We need more movies with f**ked-up puppets.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: SteveaReno on September 04, 1999, 07:35:18 PM
A VERY STRANGE AND SICK MOVIE! But it's funny. I made the mistake of eating during the movie. BAD IDEA! The movie was pretty good, though it took a while to warp into overdrive. The funniest moments had to be the Vietnam flashbacks and the end of the Sodomy number. Not as good as Bad taste or Dead Alive, but where else can you see an anteater melting from sniffing Borax?

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Sir Sword on February 07, 2000, 05:26:59 AM
Oh god! I shouldn't have obliviously sent the idea off while on acid! Next time I try that, I'll try and stop myself!(Wait, I didn't think of this, must have been some other sicko.)Oh well, one hell of a twisted movie.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Riff-raff on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This proves, notwithstanding the LOTR trillogy, than Peter Jackson is a SICK, SICK person.  And bless him for it.  The movie is like a car wreck, nasty, but you can't help looking anyway.  I rented it and was horrified and gleeful.  I just couldn't keep my eyes off of this movie, as twisted as it may be.  

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: carrdero on February 21, 2000, 08:46:53 AM
I first showcased this film at one of my cult film festivals. I don't usually run films that I haven't previewed myself but I thought it would be nice to go through the first-time experience with the rest of my friends. The first 30 minutes I became kind of worried because I had a hard time adjusting the volume between actually hearing the dialogue and being annoyed at all the noises. When the movie failed to draw me in at the beginning I thought the movie was going to bomb with my guests. The thing with MEET THE FEEBLES is that you have to stay with it. If I was to describe this movie to someone I would liken it to a fatal car crash that no matter how bad it was you can't help but keep staring at it. Definately different.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Mike on March 08, 2000, 06:07:27 PM
This movie rocks so much that we make our fraternities pledges watch it every semester!! It has been tradition ever since we found it! The best part is it's all puppets! If it was people it wouldn't be nearly as cool.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Tony on October 09, 2000, 02:49:21 AM
Definitely one of the most bizarre movies ever made! A true classic in every sense of the word and a must-see! You'll never look at the muppets the same again!!!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: chadzilla on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw this weird, funny, disturbing movie many, many moons ago.  Even though I only watched it once I can still remember certain scenes quite clearly, it's that good (and that disturbing).  A truly warped movie, but one that is quite funny.  It's about time somebody gave The Muppets the satirical thrashing they deserve (and I LOVE the Muppets mind you).

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Knobby on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I own this movie and watch it regularly...think I've seen it 20 times in 4 months. Each time my wife says I laugh like I've never watched it before!  When friends come around, we get blind and I make them watch it. We speak it at work, at home, at play, get the picture. I've got it and I'll never be the same again!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: ?Anonymous on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is the Greatest Movie ever (Second only to Who Framed Roger Rabbit for me). Where else are you going to see a hippo with knockers bigger than Anna Nicole's? The Fox has some pretty damn funny (yet dead on) one liners and conversations in him. The aptly cast Rat henchman is also pretty deadpan yet hilarious. Much better than Death to Smoochy

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Daniel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is great! It has a fly eating puppet crap, a frog using drugs to forget his memories of Vietnam, a hippo going insane with a maching gun and a gay fox doing a crazy performance you will have to see to believe. These aren't animals, folks. They're PUPPET animals! There is much more outrageous stuff in Meet The Feebles. Never EVER show this film to a child under 13 years old(I saw when I was 13 and I'm still that age as I type this)because young children will be scared of puppets for the rest of their lives(well, probaly). The same might do to you. If you ever see this movie, you will never look at puppets the same way again. I guarantee it. Ugh. After seeing that puppet fly eat Harry's(the rabbit)crap, I'll never want to eat chopped up meat and carrots mixed together in my whole life(it looked like it. Go see it for yourself).
The sickest scene: FW(the fly that eats feces)eating puppet poop(that's the fourth time I've mentioned that!)
The funniest scene: Sabastion(the gay fox)doing his shocking performance.
Scene you don't want your parents to see you watching: Samantha(a slut cat)having sex with Bletch(the owner of the show).

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Norman Bates on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This really is one of the most amazing of all the totally sick flicks out there. Along with "Bad Taste" and "Braindead", this is proof that Peter Jackson has the right rancid stuff. All three films are bloodier and more tasteless than almost any movie you're likely to come up against, and you've got the right stuff if your Domino's pizza won't come up against you as you watch these classics in s**tty taste. "Meet the Feebles" itself is definitely a film that has to be seen to be believed. It just rules, man!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: APOCTOOT on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is great!  However, the only problem is that i never want to see a fly eating rabbit crap ever the way, don't rabbits crap pellets, not floaters.  Also, i don't ever want to see a walrus say, "Damn, i almost popped my cookies."  Frogs should always get their heroine overdose, or even Vick's rub.  The only other problem that i saw was the hippos have larger breasts than most Playboy models.  The movie was great though.  From the openning, it's death, drugs, and dirt.  I'll never forget it.  I just got the DVD for christmas and believe parents regret it.  Gonzo can stick his head up his ass for all this movie is concerned.  Peter Jackson is the man!  Note: if u like this movie, watch Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki (Gore, useless blood and language, and almost no plot :) )

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Rob on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Think about the process this movie went through to get made. Somewhere on this planet, a group of wirters penned out a script that was similar to the Muppet Show on acid. Then, a producer actually had to say, "Yes. I think this is a good idea." Then they actually found someone who was willing to direct the damn thing. And what's really amazing is that the writer/director of this film, Peter Jackson, directed the "Lord of the Rings" movies as well. Overall, I thought that this was a very interesting endeavor. If collecting media-related oddities were not my hobby, I would have been frightened. Very good stuff.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Digger on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
As a fan of toilet humor, this movie is the highest on my list for movies that fit in that cata-GORY. Lord, I'm a loser. Anyways, when I saw this movie, it was worn down by age and on the bottom rack of the shelf at the video store (God bless Video Update). In the mood for weird ass movies and twiztid humor, I rented "Feebles" and "Class of Nuke 'Em High" I and III along with "Shocking Asia".... after all the hours of f**ked up sh**, I couldn't fall asleep till four in the morning. "Feebles" was not only funny, but it was also a tragedy which I just totally got into. The "Sodomi" number and the cow and cochroach scene still haunt me to this day.  And Wynyard is most definatly a frog, as Peter Jackson would have to film the movie at night to stay on schedule, and said that the title of that movie was "Frogs of War" (a play on "Dogs of War" if you are mentally incompitant).

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Realize on April 19, 2003, 10:42:20 AM
Brillanter Film!!! Mein Kopf platzt vor Lachen, wenn ich den guck!!! Genau mein Niveau!!!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Luke Bannon on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This has become one of my favourtie movies! True, it is gross and in entirely poor taste, but this IS Peter Jackson's earl work we're talking about. Plus you feel pretty sorry for Heidi, and the film feature a very touching song, "The Garden Of Love". But the "Sodomy" Song is hilarious and worth seeing the film alone for!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Orlando S. on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I was born to watch this film.  When my parents had me they said "this boy will watch a fly eat S### and he will be merry"....and I was.  Thank you once again for opening my eyes to the world of bad movies... I am forever in your debt.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: MessiahMan on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Bizarre.  The most twisted of the three big Jackson films, but not my MOST favorite (although all three of them are strokes of genius few mere mortals can even compete against.)  This happens to be the least funny and more mean spirited of the three.  It's direction, as is usual of Peter, is nothing short of amazing, but the puppets move a tad akwardly.  However, that hardly tainted Jackson's genius, and gave it kind of its own charm.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: TIm on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The most vile, disgusting, and outrageous movie I've ever seen. No wonder I love it. It's more wrong than Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights, and believe me, it had some very wrong parts (reindeer licking s**t off a guy, and then grinning with it all over their teeth. Nasty, yet so funny). And come on, a hippo with a M60 mowing down puppets! You gotta love a movie with a hippo puppet shooting puppets to pieces. And I won't spoil how she kills Belech. God, am I a poor excuse for a human being. But, the beginning is a bit slow, as it's an introduction to Robert, and he's about as intresting as watching a fly take a s**t. Speaking of flys and s**t, Harry's bathroom scene is one of the best ones in this movie. The deaths were too funny. And need I mention the guy who sticks his head up his own ass? Sample diolage: "He's got his head stuck up his ass!" Sebastion:(very dryly) "Are you sure that's not part of the act?" But seeing puppet tities are just not my kinda thing. My only complaints are the slower parts and seeing Hedi strip. Let your kids watch it. They just might grow up to be just like me...

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Robert Poole on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Ok, this puppet film is both a riot and an insult to the world of puppetry. Kermit and Miss Piggy sure never had it as rough as Bletch and Heidi. There were many hilarious moments, like the borax scam(Dennis didn't melt quite right, but Louie the Wolf sure shrivled up nicely LOL) and the whole story with Wyniard the Frog/Lizard(from his Vietnam story to his drugs, it's a hoot!). But there were its revolting parts too(it's not what the puppets do that's gross, but some of those puppets are hard to look at without vomiting.), and it was kinda sad with Heidi at the end when she asked Arthur the Worm to play "Garden of Love" one last time. But some of the enjoyable parts came from Sebastian and his rants("Bravo everyone, you've all mutilated that number rather nicely!" and "Right now, I feel very, very OLD!" are my favorites.), plus his "Sodomy" song must've have made infamy for sure LOL. My final word is that you'll feel both ashamed and good after watching this film.  

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: David Lovitz on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Peter Jackson's TRUE masterpiece. It suffers from some plot issues, but otherwise MEET THE FEEBLES is a unique entertainment experience that every open-minded film enthusiast should see.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Hando on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
What can I say that hasn't already been said.

Jackson is a seminal genius who unfortunately will only be known for his contemporary (LotR, The Frighteneners) Works.

You wanna make somebody s**t themselves...?

Find one of your mates who is a die hard LotR freak. Sit them down to Bad Taset and Meet the Feebles. Reassure them at least twice in each movie that THESE are the movies that made Jackson!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Mightydein on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
 I saw meet the feebles on televison last night and it was as funny as i heard it was.

  I'am happy i taped the movie so my little brother could at least see more than just internet clips of this movie.


Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: The Sidhe on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
So brilliant. Mind you, we here in Oz ain't all that surprised... Kiwis and Aussies share a rather disturbed sense of humour. Just look at Gollum's spray during the MTV Movie awards and remember that Peter Jackson directed this film.

Now you understand.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Lenny on July 25, 2003, 01:26:33 PM
AWESOME!!! one of only a handful of films that have made me involuntarily urinate. Superb film from a superb director.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: NASH on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw this freakin' movie like four or five years ago. It was ok as far as puppet fare goes. But it got such a hype from friends of mine that I was expecting the absolute most hilarious, sickening movie of all time. I do remember this: the next day I missed the bus to return the flick and I smacked the tape on my noggin. I f%ckin' cracked that b***h. Oh well. If I saw it now I would probably apreciate it so much more. Definately a sick sick film and worthy of a screening.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This s**t is messed up!  What the ****?!  Jim Henson is rolling over in his grave!  Oh...and where do I get my copy of it!!  LOL!!  p**sed that PJ'll be rememebered for LOTRs and not Bad Taste and THIS!  

Too bad it seems to be oop :(  

...hold on there!  I found it at for $8.95 :)  but have heard bad things about the current release (crapy video and full frame  ugh!).  Comeon PJ!  Oversee your classics in their DVD release!!  Set your high lotr standards!!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Addition:  Dead Alive Production released the current DVD of this.  Wait for Anchor Bay to do it right!  Read here - - that the new version will be released before the year is out!  :)  Man I can't wait!!

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: JankeyD on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
What can I say othere then wow!  The muppets on Crack with a twinge of a bag porno and rambo mixed all in with STDs.  Man I love the movie.  Saw it with friends on a whim once cause we were bored.   Its bad enough that once we were done with the movie, we actually sat back and watched it again, just to get drunk the next time and try to figure out who was what in there.  

anyway, the Plot was decent and the way it ran was good.  Granted, White powder that makes you look like you just inhaled some flesh eating virus, ewww.  After all, where else would you take something that would make even Jim henson turn in his grave for the thought they use puppets that look like muppets some.  

Aahh, the joys of sarcasm,  the finers points of life.  eh, well..  my 2 bits are down,  see everyone en Infernam.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Bob Defender of the bunyon people on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I love this movie. I managed to see it at my art college back in the summer of 1995. I love every bit of it except the part when barry gets killd, 'cause he was my favorite character.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: helen and john on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
we first saw this about ten years ago, and found it f**ked up but funny, best moments were "u may be wobert to your friends..." and the rabbit coming out of the carrot and going whoopee before vomiting everywhere.
This movie needs to be seen by all.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Tyger on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The Muppets on Acid, Crack, heroin, everything.  This movie is one of those movies that you should see just once during your life.  I've had a copy for years and just recently i found this website so i decided to post a message.  I have had like 50 people flock to me because they want to see this movie and as thye watch it they get both grossed out and laugh hysterically.  I have to say that the movie rocks and it was just recently that i realized that it was a Peter Jackson movie which makes it even better.   I can say that i am glad that i came across a copy of it.  It is a cult classic film now in my book.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Jon on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I didn't know what to make of the movie the first time I saw it.  It was like witnessing a murder.  You don't want to look at it but you can't look away.  So I had to get the tape and loan it out to everyone I know... so that they could loan it out to everyone they know!  A decade later and I still don't know what to make of it...  But the "Things I Learned From This Movie" on the previous page had me literally rolling!  Can you name another film where you see a puppet singing about the pleasures of sodomy?  I thought not.

Another fantastic Feebles site:

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Colin G. Davis on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
When I first saw this film, at an all-night festival, a friend of mine walked out because he found the business with the rabbit offensive, claiming it was making a joke of AIDS.
I was surprised, as it hadn't for a moment occurred to me that the bunny was supposed to have AIDS. It's interesting that nobody here seems to think this either; at any rate nobody's mentioned it. Does anyone out there think it's about AIDS?
Another thing: how can a man who makes wonderfully incorrect and subversive films like this, and other of Jackson's early work, come up with the monumentally pretentious and solemn Lord of the Rings crap - the most overpraised books of the Twentieth Century made into what will probably remain among the most overpraised films of the Twenty-First?
End of rant.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Mike on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I've recently discovered a video store near my current place of employment that features a great "camp and cult" section, and this was one of the first things I checked out. Mostly I can't think of anything not already said in the review or in other comments, but I do have two things to bring up:

1. As for the STD-stricken rabbit, AIDS is probably what most people think of when they hear "the big one", but in what I guess is a rare show of taste, the disease is never specified, so it could be a fatal case of hepatitis c or something.

2. The version I saw was the one distributed by Dead Alive, and I can attest to the crappy video quality, which is a shame; ant-eaters melting from snorting borax and flies digging into rabbit feces with a spoon deserve to be seen in full digital quality. However, almost making up for this were the previews for other dvd's put out by the company: Seemingly every other release of theirs is low-budget direct-to-video horror shot on camcorders, and each preview featured the same incredibly laconic narrator. There's just something about lurid copy about "blood-curdling terror" and the like being read by a guy who sounds like someone just woke him up seconds beforehand.

Title: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Virginia Plane on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
   I AM a diehard LOTR fan and I STILL think this is damn funny! peter Jackson is a genius! (I loved Heavenly creatures too!) My only complaint, a minor one is that the "nice" characters are boooooooring. BTW, am I the only person who vaguely remembers a little kids tv show called "Sebastian the Fox"?

Title: Re: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Chris on November 06, 2008, 09:10:28 PM
A movie I believe Peter Jackson himself is embarassed by. even on the night when 'Return of the King' racked up over 11 oscars; he personally thanked the academy for overlooking 'Meet the Feebles'.
Well said Jackson. Now get back to work on the 'Halo' movie!

Title: Re: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Nathan on September 23, 2010, 04:00:41 PM
I actually felt filthy after watching this movie. Deeply filthy.

Title: Re: Meet the Feebles
Post by: Micky Pain on January 11, 2011, 10:43:21 PM
I remember watching this gem way back in the days in Art School and it became a monthly staple for our little group - good times...

BTW, anybody know if there is any proper DVD version available that is worth seeking out?
(proper as in "better video and audio than a cheap VHS copy"....)

Title: Re: Meet the Feebles
Post by: AlienatorDonut on September 11, 2012, 02:13:42 PM
One of my more recent favorite films! God Bless Robert!  :smile:

Seriously, I am only 16, so this review must have been written since I was about 3! LOL!

Title: Re: Meet the Feebles
Post by: YoZangWu on September 12, 2012, 03:16:34 PM
One of my favorite movies! Peter Jackson is genius! Check our the audience members you will see the Aliens from Peter Jackson's Bad Taste sitting in the crowd!