History Film / TheLittleShopOfHorrors

8th Nov '17 6:58:05 PM snichols1973
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* AlterKocker: Gravis Mushnick, the florist.
8th Nov '17 6:51:12 PM snichols1973
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* CordonBleughChef: Mrs. Krelboin, who serves Seymour and Audrey a dinner of chow mein flavored with Chinese herbs and epsom salts, soup made with cod liver oil and salsa powder, and [[PunnyName Dr. Flem's cough syrup]] as drinks.



** Played straight with Seymour and his hypochondriac mother when he decides to ask Audrey to marry him and she dissuades him with another one of her fits:
-->'''Mrs. Krelboin''': She'll take you off to some shady sanitarium, and leave me to chiropractors and faith healers. I know when I'm not wanted.\\
'''Seymour''' [''after his mom kicks him to the floor'']: Aw gee, ma!\\
'''Mrs. Krelboin''': [[LampshadeHanging Don't feel sorry for me!]] I'll just find a nice wet alley somewhere and curl up and wait for the end.



* JewishMother: Seymour's mother.

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* JewishMother: Winifred Krelboin, Seymour's hypochondriac mother.
6th Nov '17 9:11:03 PM PaulA
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* GenderBlenderName: Audrey Jr., who is voiced by Charles B. Griffith in the original and Levi Stubbs in the 1986 remake.

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* GenderBlenderName: Audrey Jr., who is voiced by Charles B. Griffith in the original and Levi Stubbs in the 1986 remake.Griffith.
6th Nov '17 6:20:41 PM snichols1973
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* DownerEnding: The finale of the movie: [[spoiler: Seymour gets so upset with Audrey Jr. that he tries to kill it, only to end up being eaten by it. On the other hand, due to the framing device of the film being that it's the recollection of a cop who got involved with the case, it's pretty obvious Audrey Jr. got destroyed afterwards (in contrast to the [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors later theatrical version]], where Audrey IIs kill off humanity) and, hey, Seymour ''was'' a murderer, so it's kind of a KarmicDeath.]]

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* DontYouDarePityMe: [[LampshadeHanging Mentioned by Seymour]] and [[AvertedTrope averted, because he doesn't get mad at Audrey,]] and he's actually a meek guy who accepts Audrey's consolation when Mr. Mushnik gives him one week to nurse the plant back to health:
-->'''Audrey''': Don't feel sad, Seymour.\\
'''Seymour''': [[LampshadeHanging Don't waste your pity on me, Audrey, I'm not worth it.]]\\
'''Audrey''': Who says you're not?\\
'''Seymour''': Everybody.\\
'''Audrey''': Yeah, I know. But I think you're a fine [[{{Malaproper}} figurative of a man...]] and I know that Audrey Jr. will be the sweetest thing in the whole wide world.
* DownerEnding: The finale of the movie: [[spoiler: Seymour gets so upset with Audrey Jr. that he tries to kill it, only to end up being eaten by it. On the other hand, due to the framing device of the film being that it's the recollection of a cop who got involved with the case, it's pretty obvious Audrey Jr. got destroyed afterwards (in contrast to the [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors later theatrical version]], where Audrey IIs [=II's=] kill off humanity) and, hey, Seymour ''was'' a murderer, so it's kind of a KarmicDeath.]]



* GenderBlenderName: Audrey Jr., who is voiced by Charles B. Griffith in the original and Levi Stubbs in the 1986 remake.
* HealItWithBooze: Seymour's mother gets a bottle of Dr. Slurpsaddle's famous tonic, with a 98% percent alcohol content. If they made a tonic out of gin...



* ManEatingPlant
* MeaningfulName: The detectives Fink and Stoolie, as well as Siddie Shiva ("sitting shiva") and the masochist, Wilbur Force.

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* ManEatingPlant
MamasBoy: The nebbish Seymour Krelboin.
* ManEatingPlant: Audrey Jr.
* MeaningfulName: The detectives Fink and Stoolie, as well as Siddie Shiva Shiva, ("sitting shiva") shiva")[[note]]A sitting shiva is a week-long mourning period after the funeral in Judaism, with the day of the funeral being considered the first day of the week of mourning[[/note]]who frequently buys floral arrangements for her relatives, and the masochist, Wilbur Force.


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* StealthPun: When Seymour sees his mother at home:
-->'''Winifred Krelboin''': Did you stop at Dr. Mallard's and get the results from that test?\\
'''Seymour''': Yeah, he said there's nothing wrong with you.\\
'''Winifred''': Oh, not Dr. Mallard; he's one doctor I thought would tell the truth!\\
'''Seymour''': He said you should be playing fullback for the Rams.\\
'''Winifred''': He wants me dead! I'll bet he's assistant coroner.
** Since Mrs. Krelboin doesn't think too highly of her physician, it might be said that she thinks Dr. Mallard's a quack.
6th Aug '17 9:40:43 AM WildeOscar
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* PublicMediumIgnorance: Fans of the Frank Oz movie are not aware that it derived from this movie, and the two are often confused as a result. Jack Nicholson is also not the star of the movie, despite a [[OneSceneWonder memorable role]] and being top billed on many home video releases (a noteworthy example? One VHS tape had a painting of Nicholson ''[[CoversAlwaysLie holding the plant]]'', even though the two do not come into contact with each other at any point). This is also not a straightforward horror movie, despite being categorized as such on {{Creator/Hulu}} and Website/YouTube or miscategorized on DVD shelves. In fact, when it was originally released, fans of the movie noted it for its ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''-like humor and satire.

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* PublicMediumIgnorance: Fans Some fans of the Frank Oz movie are not aware that it derived from this movie, and the two are often confused as a result. Jack Nicholson is also not the star of the movie, despite a [[OneSceneWonder memorable role]] and being top billed on many home video releases (a noteworthy example? One VHS tape had a painting of Nicholson ''[[CoversAlwaysLie holding the plant]]'', even though the two do not come into contact with each other at any point). This is also not a straightforward horror movie, despite being categorized as such on {{Creator/Hulu}} and Website/YouTube or miscategorized on DVD shelves. In fact, when it was originally released, fans of the movie noted it for its ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''-like humor and satire.
18th Jun '17 10:21:17 AM radioactivedinosaur42
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* TooDumbToLive: Seymour. [[spoiler: It's wat turns him into a murderer in the first place, and it's how the film ends; he decides the best way to kill Audrey Jr. is to ''climb into its mouth to start hitting it with an axe''. Naturally, he gets eaten.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Seymour. [[spoiler: It's wat what turns him into a murderer in the first place, and it's how the film ends; he decides the best way to kill Audrey Jr. is to ''climb into its mouth to start hitting it with an axe''. Naturally, he gets eaten.]]
30th Mar '17 11:56:53 AM Kissybandit513
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* OffscreenTeleportation: The very persistent woman going after Seymour seems to do this often.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: The Leonora Clyde, the very persistent woman call girl going after Seymour Seymour, seems to do this often.
30th Mar '17 11:55:25 AM Kissybandit513
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** Mushnik: "Excellent!"
28th Feb '17 4:04:35 AM NWolfman
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It was famously filmed in under 48 hours, using pre-existing sets that were built for a different film. The other thing the film is famous for is a small role by the then-unknown Creator/JackNicholson as masochistic dental patient Wilbur Force, who consequently tends to get [[BillingDisplacement top billing]] whenever the film is [[RetroactiveRecognition released on home video]].

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It was famously filmed in under 48 hours, using pre-existing sets that were built for a different film. The other thing the film is famous for is It also features a small role by the then-unknown Creator/JackNicholson in a small role as masochistic dental patient Wilbur Force, who consequently tends to get [[BillingDisplacement top billing]] whenever the film is [[RetroactiveRecognition released on home video]].
16th Oct '16 6:41:59 PM PaulA
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* DownerEnding[=/=]EsotericHappyEnding: The finale of the movie: [[spoiler: Seymour gets so upset with Audrey Jr. that he tries to kill it, only to end up being eaten by it. On the other hand, due to the framing device of the film being that it's the recollection of a cop who got involved with the case, it's pretty obvious Audrey Jr. got destroyed afterwards (in contrast to the [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors later theatrical version]], where Audrey IIs kill off humanity) and, hey, Seymour ''was'' a murderer, so it's kind of a KarmicDeath.]]

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* DownerEnding[=/=]EsotericHappyEnding: DownerEnding: The finale of the movie: [[spoiler: Seymour gets so upset with Audrey Jr. that he tries to kill it, only to end up being eaten by it. On the other hand, due to the framing device of the film being that it's the recollection of a cop who got involved with the case, it's pretty obvious Audrey Jr. got destroyed afterwards (in contrast to the [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors later theatrical version]], where Audrey IIs kill off humanity) and, hey, Seymour ''was'' a murderer, so it's kind of a KarmicDeath.]]
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