Death to Smoochy

Death to Smoochy Kids love him. TV execs adore him. Sheesh, it's enough to make out-of-work kiddie-show host Rainbow Randolph puke purple. Ever since that plush, fuschia-hued, platitude-spouting Smoochy the Rhino started Jiggy Ziggy-dancing in Randolph's time slot, he has just one mad goal: turn the rhino into a dead duck.

Danny DeVito, director of the darkly twisted Throw Momma From the Train and The War of the Roses, skewers children's television in the gleefully wicked Death to Smoochy. Robin Williams, his famed wit set at warp, plays ranting Randolph. Edward Norton, is the high-minded goodnik whose righteous-rhino creation becomes a sensation. And Catherine Keener portrays a jaded exec who likes successful kidshow hosts in, let's say, a grown-up way.

Now add an oily agent (DeVito), a snaky honcho (Jon Stewart) and all manner of lunacy and you're ready to either do the Ziggy-Jiggy, or to take the rhino by the horn.

13 No persons under 13 (Language)
105 minutes


CastRobin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny deVito, Jon Stewart
DirectorDannny DeVito
Formats VHS
SA DistributorNu Metro

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