Director: Danny DeVito
Writer: Adam Resnick
Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart
Quotable: "Hello, little nipple-nibbler. The rhino's a Nazi!"
Fun Fact: In the film's early stages, Jim Carrey was slated to headline, but he eventually dropped out to make The Majestic.
Here's a love letter to anyone who's ever wanted to put a bullet into annoying-ass Barney's purple head. Concerned with murder, heroin, and foul language, Death to Smoochy takes place in the unlikeliest of worlds: children's television. Robin Williams is manic as ever as Rainbow Randolph, a deviant kid's TV show host who gets replaced by a supposedly safer bet, Smoochy the Rhino (Edward Norton).
Determined to eradicate his replacement, Randolph hatches a bunch of half-assed schemes, the funniest of which is tricking Smoochy to perform in front of a neo-Nazi crowd. For those who like a little sadism in their comedy, Death to Smoochy is an oft-forgotten platter of darkness worth checking out.