The lament over "The Happytime Murders" trailer with "ejaculating puppets" reached an explosive climax on Wednesday as a judge upholding Sesame Workshop's claim that the trailer for the Melissa McCarthy movie was "No Sesame." Street "violates the workshop's hallmark.
Sesame Workshop sued STX last week, questioning the trailer's slogan that the trailer" clouded "the Sesame brand.
" Sesame tries to deliberately blame the defendants' effort, use his SESAME STREET brand and trusted brand and goodwill to promote their R-rated film The Happytime Murders through a violent and sexually explicit trailer. SESAME STREET is a registered trademark of Sesame, an organization with a long history that helps children become "smarter, stronger and friendlier," the suit says. Defendant's widespread marketing campaign includes a recently released trailer featuring explicit, profane, drug-consuming, misogynist, violent, copulating, and even ejaculating puppets and the slogan "NO SESAME." ALL STREET. "Defendants have, control, or have no right to Use SESAME STREET characters. Instead, they're distributing a trailer that purposely leads consumers to falsely believe that sesame has been linked to, approved of or even supported or produced by the film, and that it damages Sesam's brand.
However, New York reported Daily News that Judge Vernon Broderick said that the slogan is actually the upcoming movie from Sesame Street in a "humorous, pithy way.
TheWrap inquired at Sesame Workshop for an explanation of the judge's decision.
According to a description of the movie, "The Happytime Murders" is "the puppet cast of an 80's children's TV show." "begins to be murdered one by one," causing a disgraced private detective doll of the LAPD detective to take over the case, run by Muppet's creator Jim Henson's son Brian Henson, and counting Jim Henson Company's alternate Banner Henson Alternative among its producers.
In a statement to TheWrap on Wednesday, STX representative in the matter, Fred, Esq. – who, we will remind readers, is a doll – said that the company "obviously very pleased"