Sesame Street Suing The Happytime Murders for ‘Tarnishing’ Their Brand

<img src="https://https://static3.srcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Melissa-McCarthy-in-The-Happytime-Murders.jpg" /><p>Though a recent trailer for <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/happytime-murders/"><b><i>The Happytime Murders</i></b></a> left plenty of people laughing, the makers of <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/sesame-street/"><em>Sesame Street</em></a> weren’t cracking a smile, and have filed a lawsuit over the film’s tagline. Just last week, STX Productions released the first, profanity-laced trailer for the upcoming R-rated comedy starring <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/life-of-the-party/">Melissa McCarthy</a> opposite a bunch of foul-mouthed puppets. The result was instant notoriety, as watching approximations of characters normally associated with children’s programming swear and engage in all kinds of adult-oriented activities seemed to tickle the funny bones of most people. Unfortunately, the people at Sesame Workshop were not among them.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p><p>The organization filed suit a suit in federal court on Thursday, May 24, calling for STX Productions to cease and desist <i>“trading upon the goodwill associated with Sesame Street in furtherance of box office receipts.”</i> While the complaint appears directed at the film in general, primarily for its many characters who all bear a striking resemblance to the denizens of Sesame Street, it is primarily focused on the film’s tagline <i>“No Sesame. All Street.”</i><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <strong>Click to continue reading <a href="https://screenrant.com/sesame-street-sues-happytime-murders/">Sesame Street Suing The Happytime Murders for ‘Tarnishing’ Their Brand</a></strong><br /><br /> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/sesame-street-sues-happytime-murders/">Sesame Street Suing The Happytime Murders for ‘Tarnishing’ Their Brand</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://screenrant.com/">ScreenRant</a>

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