SESAME STREET Lost Their Lawsuit Against THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS

THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS

The company behind Sesame Street filed a lawsuit against the creators of the upcoming R-rated film The Happytime Murders a few days ago, and the reason behind the lawsuit was they weren’t happy with the tagline being used in the film’s marketing, “No Sesame, All Street.” The suit claims The Happytime Murders tarnishes the Sesame Street brand.

STX Entertainment answered to the lawsuit with a puppet lawyer and now a judge has ordered in the favor of The Happytime Murders.

According to THR, US District Judge Vernon Broderick of New York ruled that the Sesame Workshop “hadn’t demonstrated that moviegoers were confused or that sponsors or parents were complaining” about the marketing. So, he ruled that “distributor STX Productions can continue to use the tagline ‘No sesame. All street’ in promoting the R-rated film, which features Muppet-like puppets in a comedic crime story.”

Sesame Workshop is not happy with the ruling I am sure, but it’s done. STX’s representative was a puppet named Fred Esq., and the following statement was released: