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Death to Smoochy

Death to Smoochy (2002)

March. 29,2002
| Drama Comedy Thriller Crime

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuchsia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive - Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.


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This movie is dark, funny and seditious. Excellent work by all involved. Don't listen to the haters. Just watch it and decide for yourself.

Pedro Martin

Sheldon would have been Bob, of course, an innocent assertive soul full of ideals. Then Plankton would play Rainbow Randolph, narcissistic, envious and impulsive without clear sense of right or wrong, but nonetheless not necessarily an evil character.Burke Bennett (DeVito's character) would be played by Mr Krabs, always behind the money. Patrick Star would fit in the Spinner Dunn character.Nora Wells, would be played by Sandy Cheeks (eventhough they are not romantically involved in the SpongeBob series, but, this is a casting for a movie, so they will have to get over a few kisses and etcetera).Mrs. Poppy Puff would play Tommy Cotter, she fits just right.I'm sure there are other parallels, but I'll leave it up to you to figure out.I enjoyed this movie, it was kind of strange but appealing, it was shocking to see Robin Williams in the suicide attempt scene, one only can wonder what was going through his mind at the moment of truth.


This film starts dark as the children's TV star Rainbow Randolph is shown taking a bribe to allow a child special status on his show in a sting operation... or rather, dark before that, with the emphasis on the sales of his likeness and candy style "breakfast foods"... or maybe just in the innuendos of the song he sings at the beginning... or dark when we watch a figure being beaten to death at the very opening.All of the above: less than 5 minutes of screen time. This dark as the grave comedy just keeps getting darker and darker.WARNING: With the loss of one of the stars by his own hand, this may be too dark for the fans of Mr. Williams. I thought I could take it. I was wrong. Too soon for me, but I will go back again.It is, however, as brilliant a piece of dark comedy ever made, and with his untimely loss, maybe some that ignored it then will find it now. Brutal, unflinching and bordering on bitter (but never sweet), this is a grand film for all involved. Read the cast names... yes, this one somehow got away from us.


I signed in with my Facebook account and gave this movie a ten after checking out the movie's page and finding out that it has poor score. The movie is not like the comedies of today and I found myself loving it for what it is even though I am myself part of that new generation and myself have seen tons of those vulgar,grotesque going to extremes toilet humor type of comedies. I have to be objective that I have enjoyed some of those latter mentioned type of movies. Death to smoochy is great. The characters are fun, there is a very mature theme going along with the bonkers plot. Conversations are smart on the point and make sense, I guess that can be a turn off for a certain type of movie goer.