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Henson's 'Happytime' reminds us of Angel's 'Smile Time'

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Anyone else get a flashback to the season 5 Angel episode “Smile Time” (clip below) when you read about Happytime Murders, “the film noir puppet comedy aimed at adults” that the Jim Henson Co. is developing?

According to Variety, “The pic will be populated by a mix of human characters and puppets in the Henson style of irreverence and parody. Story centers on a puppet detective forced to solve a string of murders around the Happytime Gang, the cast of a popular children’s show.”

I miss Puppet Angel. Luckily, “Smile Time” repeats on TNT Oct. 24, at 7 a.m. ET. (You’re welcome.)