The Happytime Murders puppets attempt Kiwi slang

The New Zealand vernacular can flummox international visitors of the human variety, but puppets apparently find it even more difficult.

Two of the furry stars of The Happytime Murders were tasked with attempting Kiwi slang as the movie plays in cinemas around Aotearoa.

The likes of 'Yeah nah', 'Skux' and 'wop wops' proved pretty much impossible for the poor puppets to comprehend - but their attempts at explaining them are hilarious.

The Happytime Murders stars Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale and the naughty puppets from Henson Alternative.

It's set in a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second-class citizens.

Parents should be warned - although this is a puppet movie, it's R16 for a reason. It's filled with filthy language, drug use, sex scenes and violence.

The Happytime Murders is in New Zealand cinemas now.

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