Heavily disappointed — 6 years ago
Got this from NetFlix because the premise sounded like a cross between Greg the Bunny (puppets talking “dirty”) and the satire of South Park. Alas, it was not to be.
The idea is that the puppets (A ventriloquist dummy, a teddy bear convicted for “moral terpitude”, and Cuddles, a Raggedy Andy looking doll with anger management issues) were sent to a halfway house with their caseworker, Dan, in hopes of rehabilitating them.
I watched an episode from Season 1 where the bear uses his irresistible softness to con Dan into giving him tickets to a hockey game. He continues to ply his fluffiness for favors until he realizes Dan wants to go to bed with him. (In this case, Dan only wants to sleep with the bear…he misses his carefree childhood and his own teddy bear…not “sleep with” him.) A sideplot finds Cuddles taming demons from the past in the form of a sadistic nurse who baited him with taunts of “Rooster”. It’s never explained why this bothers Cuddles or why I should find it funny. Eventually, Cuddles is driven to a clock tower, shooting manaically at crowds, until Dan talks him down.
Having only chuckled slightly at the first ep, I didn’t bother to watch the others and sent it and Season 2 back.
The premise had lots of potential but I just didn’t laugh. Color me unimpressed.