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Old 08-23-04, 07:34 PM
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What movie is "meat puppet" from?

I know the term "meat puppet" was used in Dogma, but my hubby thinks it was in another movie before that. Anybody have a clue?

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There was a band called the Meat Puppets that existed long before Dogma, but I wouldn't be surprised if the name came from a movie. The movie would have had to be released before the mid-80's.
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I always thought it was just a derisive term for a pathetic human being - a spineless lump of flesh that allows himself to be controlled?
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I knew about the band, but hubby swears that's not it. He could just be losing his mind, though. It happens a lot. lol

Thanks for the help guys.
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Meat puppet is a term that has been used for decades, it's probably been in other movies. A variation on it was also in 5th Element.
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The Fifth Element variant was "meat popsicle", if I recall correctly.
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Originally posted by matome
The Fifth Element variant was "meat popsicle", if I recall correctly.

you recall correctly.
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I believe the term was also used in The Crow.
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I'm trying to remember the author and book title I'm thinking it originally came from. If you search 'meat puppet' on amazon.com there are thousands of books that use the term. The one I'm thinking of was from the mid to late 1800's and is a criticism of then current western society.
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Originally posted by PalmerJoss
I believe the term was also used in The Crow.
That's probably what he was thinking of then. He loves that movie.
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If I remember correctly, it's what Gabriel (played by Christopher Walken) referred to humans as in The Prophecy (1993)
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Originally posted by butler
If I remember correctly, it's what Gabriel (played by Christopher Walken) referred to humans as in The Prophecy (1993)
No, in The Prophecy we are 'talking monkeys'. I like that one better myself.
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Originally posted by PalmerJoss
I believe the term was also used in The Crow.
Are you sure? I remember that term from the comic book. But I didn't think it made it into the movie.

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