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5th Dec '15 8:59:56 PM FranksGirl
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** Riff Raff at first seems like nothing more than a shady butler who kills Frank for no reason at the end. And, then I saw an interview with Richard O'Brien in which he points out that [[WordOfGod Riff Raff is jealous of Frank]] and that [[spoiler:it was actually Riff Raff who did most of the work on Rocky. ("We merely await your.. word.")]] Suddenly, Riff's shady behavior makes a lot more sense. *** Even better? [[WordOfGod Richard O'Brien]] has stated that Riff Raff and Frank are NotSoDifferent. I watched the film/play again with this in mind...and it really adds to the animosity between Frank and Riff.
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** * Riff Raff at first seems like nothing more than a shady butler who kills Frank for no reason at the end. And, then I saw an interview with Richard O'Brien in which he points out that [[WordOfGod Riff Raff is jealous of Frank]] and that [[spoiler:it was actually Riff Raff who did most of the work on Rocky. ("We merely await your.. word.")]] Suddenly, Riff's shady behavior makes a lot more sense. *** ** Even better? [[WordOfGod Richard O'Brien]] has stated that Riff Raff and Frank are NotSoDifferent. I watched the film/play again with this in mind...and it really adds to the animosity between Frank and Riff.
5th Dec '15 8:58:56 PM FranksGirl
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*** Even bigger tip-off: if you watch the opening wedding scene again & pay attention to the background, Frank, Riff Raff & Magenta ''are all present''. Riff Raff & Magenta are the "American Gothic" couple standing in front of the church doors, and Frank/Tim Curry plays the parson (standing with his back to us) talking with them in a brief, blink-and-you-miss-it shot. Of course Frank was behind it: he was right there, with his two faithful servants!

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*** And that Frank, Magenta & Riff-Raff were all at the church as Brad and Janet were singing their plans, complete with Magenta & Riff-Raff carrying in a coffin during ''Dammit Janet''. See above Fridge Brilliance for details.
10th Nov '15 5:54:51 PM nombretomado
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* Brad and Janet left Denton on a 'late November evening' and yet RichardNixon is making his resignation speech (which actually took place at noon, in August, in Washington DC's timezone - meaning it would be noon or morning throughout the United States)?
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* Brad and Janet left Denton on a 'late November evening' and yet RichardNixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is making his resignation speech (which actually took place at noon, in August, in Washington DC's timezone - meaning it would be noon or morning throughout the United States)?
31st Oct '15 10:02:21 PM Sharlee
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*** The fact that Frank just assumes everyone will get his "Charles Atlas" references already dates it quite a bit.
31st Oct '15 10:00:08 PM Sharlee
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*** Then ''Eddie'' shouldn't have been able to sing, if one of them got the singing half and the other, the speaking half.
23rd Sep '15 8:00:33 PM SallyShears
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* Maybe FridgeHorror or FridgeSquick, but anyway, why does Rocky seem so enamored by Eddie, joyfully dance along to his song, have to be caged when Frank goes to kill Eddie, and seem upset when Eddie dies? ''Eddie and Rocky each have half of the same brain.'' During "Hot Patootie," Rocky was essentially being briefly reunited with his "other half." It was likely out of nostalgia that Rocky was smiling during Eddie's song; he ''remembered'' singing and dancing and biking like that. And then Frankie killed said "other half."
8th Sep '15 7:52:48 PM JagdishBachmann
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** Rocky is chronologically and mentally an infant when Frank takes him into the "bridal chamber". Paedophilia is part of the horror.
27th Aug '15 9:50:42 PM Sarah1281
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**** That's why modern movies of this type have the no reception thing. And since this took place in the middle of nowhere, it's not that out there.
11th Aug '15 11:05:01 AM Nivek96
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* The song "Damnit Janet" has Brad sing the line "Lets go see the man who began it". We learn later on that he's referring to Dr. Scott; but the next character he meets is Riff-Raff, who's played by Richard O Brien (in the Movie and Original stage cast). As the writer of the show Richard O Brien certainly qualifies as the man who began 'it'.
8th Jul '15 10:42:01 AM Brandon
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* The film's rendition of "Eddie's Teddy" is pretty interesting to listen to, when you realize it's essentially a duet between Jonathan Adams (the ''original'' Criminologist from the UK stage play), and Charles Grey (the film's Criminologist). One wonders if they recorded their parts in the same booth.
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