Death to Smoochy | 2002

Comedy, Satire
About a man playing a Barney-type character, know as Smoochie for a children's program, who is targeted for assassination.

Cast

... 'Rainbow' Randolph Smiley

Actor

... Sheldon Mopes/ Smoochy the Rhino

Actor

... Nora Wells

Actor

... Burke Bennett

Actor

... Marion Frank Stokes

Actor

... Tommy Cotter

Actor

... Angelo Pike

Actor

... Spinner Dunn

Actor

... Merv Green

Actor

... Buggy Ding Dong

Actor

... Husband

Actor

... Wife

Actor

Company

Absolutely Famished Catering

Production Company

By David's Capers on Location

Production Company

City of New York

Production Company

City of Toronto

Production Company

Production Company

Deluxe Craft

Production Company

Synopsis

Randolph Smiley has it all--as star of the highest rated kid's show on TV, "Rainbow Randolph" has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the-table transactions are quite lucrative until the Feds get wise. Busted and instantly reviled, Randolph is a star no more. Scandals don't play well to the under-8 demographic. Enter Sheldon Mopes and his alter-ego "Smoochy," a puffy, fuscia rhinoceros. Eager to expand his audience beyond a Brooklyn methadone clinic, Smoochy--with his innocence and unrelenting ethics--is the perfect remedy for what ails the networks. Also, the kids love him! Sheldon soon learns, however, that children's television is a dangerous world, steeped in corruption, back stabbing and violence. Broke and homeless, Randolph doesn't share America's enthusiasm for his replacement--and thusly plots fierce revenge against Smoochy.

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