History WMG / LittleShopOfHorrors

28th Aug '17 3:38:23 PM CB2001
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** Well, maybe the reason why Audrey II was attached to Seymour was because of the fact that it "raised" him. When Seymour tried to touch it with his injured finger after discovering it making "kissing sounds", it literally tried to bite it off. And then we see later in the "Some Fun Now" number, a more mature Audrey II is feeding off of Seymour's blood by sucking on it from his fingers instead of trying to bite it off. It feed off his blood for a long period of time. Essentially, Seymour was it's parent, which is why it didn't try to eat him (especially in the theatrical cut where it didn't even attempt to do so in the final face-off). Despite it's big size and it's attitude, it appeared to appreciated Seymour for raising it (hence the "And I wanna thank you!" comment just before the start of the "Big Green Mother From Outer Space" number). The relationship Seymour and Audrey II had wasn't a romantic one. It was a parent and a child, and Audrey II attacked Audrey because it not only provided a food source, but it was also removing the source of it's parental abandonment. Kinda puts things in perspective a bit: a man and his plant kid.

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** Well, maybe the reason why Audrey II was attached to Seymour was because of the fact that it "raised" him. When Seymour tried to touch it with his injured finger after discovering it making "kissing sounds", it literally tried to bite it off. off. And then we see later in the "Some Fun Now" number, a more mature Audrey II is feeding off of Seymour's blood by sucking on it from his fingers instead of trying to bite it off. off. It feed off his blood for a long period of time. time. Essentially, Seymour was it's parent, which is why it didn't try to eat him (especially in the theatrical cut where it didn't even attempt to do so in the final face-off). face-off). Despite it's big size and it's attitude, it appeared to appreciated Seymour for raising it (hence the "And I wanna thank you!" comment just before the start of the "Big Green Mother From Outer Space" number). number). The relationship Seymour and Audrey II had wasn't a romantic one. one. It was a parent and a child, and Audrey II attacked Audrey because it not only provided a food source, but it was also removing the source of it's parental abandonment. abandonment. Kinda puts things in perspective a bit: a man and his plant kid.
kid. Also, this perspective also answers a lot of Audrey II's behavior (such as how it's demands for food comes off like a toddler demanding to be fed).
28th Aug '17 3:35:26 PM CB2001
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** Well, maybe the reason why Audrey II was attached to Seymour was because of the fact that it "raised" him. When Seymour tried to touch it with his injured finger after discovering it making "kissing sounds", it literally tried to bite it off. And then we see later in the "Some Fun Now" number, a more mature Audrey II is feeding off of Seymour's blood by sucking on it from his fingers instead of trying to bite it off. It feed off his blood for a long period of time. Essentially, Seymour was it's parent, which is why it didn't try to eat him (especially in the theatrical cut where it didn't even attempt to do so in the final face-off). Despite it's big size and it's attitude, it appeared to appreciated Seymour for raising it (hence the "And I wanna thank you!" comment just before the start of the "Big Green Mother From Outer Space" number). The relationship Seymour and Audrey II had wasn't a romantic one. It was a parent and a child, and Audrey II attacked Audrey because it not only provided a food source, but it was also removing the source of it's parental abandonment. Kinda puts things in perspective a bit: a man and his plant kid.
11th Jul '17 7:51:26 AM Doug86
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* [[CrapsackWorld Skid Row]] [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory is Hell/purgatory]]. As in C.S. Lewis's ''TheGreatDivorce'', Hell and Purgatory are the same place (the "Gray Town"); whether you eventually leave or not determines which one it is for you. Notice how everyone wants to leave, but no one does, except by getting eaten. Also notice the sense of self-hatred and guilt all around; Audrey and Seymour both feel that they "deserve" their unhappiness.

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* [[CrapsackWorld Skid Row]] [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory is Hell/purgatory]]. As in C.S. Lewis's ''TheGreatDivorce'', ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'', Hell and Purgatory are the same place (the "Gray Town"); whether you eventually leave or not determines which one it is for you. Notice how everyone wants to leave, but no one does, except by getting eaten. Also notice the sense of self-hatred and guilt all around; Audrey and Seymour both feel that they "deserve" their unhappiness.
24th Oct '16 9:42:25 AM FF32
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[[WMG: A film-hating wizard created a curse to switch the endings of Film/LittleShopOfHorrors and ATrollInCentralPark.]]
Of course this doesn't really make ATrollInCentralPark any better, as the true ending involves Stanley almost losing to Gnorga after an awesome VillainSong, only for Gnorga to be electrocuted to death by a stray wire, and Stanley and Rosie go and live in the suburbs somewhere.

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[[WMG: A film-hating wizard created a curse to switch the endings of Film/LittleShopOfHorrors and ATrollInCentralPark.WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark.]]
Of course this doesn't really make ATrollInCentralPark WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark any better, as the true ending involves Stanley almost losing to Gnorga after an awesome VillainSong, only for Gnorga to be electrocuted to death by a stray wire, and Stanley and Rosie go and live in the suburbs somewhere.



[[WMG: ATrollInCentralPark is a FutureImperfect retelling of the events of Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors.]]
The characters themselves were wiped out by the plantocalypse, and when the Audrey [=IIs=] left the Earth they only took their pods, leaving immobile vines. ''ATrollInCentralPark'' is an attempt by the survivors to explain what happened, years later, although they have somewhat forgotten of the violence of the plantocalypse.

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[[WMG: ATrollInCentralPark WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark is a FutureImperfect retelling of the events of Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors.]]
The characters themselves were wiped out by the plantocalypse, and when the Audrey [=IIs=] left the Earth they only took their pods, leaving immobile vines. ''ATrollInCentralPark'' ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark'' is an attempt by the survivors to explain what happened, years later, although they have somewhat forgotten of the violence of the plantocalypse.
1st Aug '16 8:09:53 PM Willbyr
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[[WMG: Audrey II was sold to Seymour by [[PetShopOfHorrors Count D]]]]

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[[WMG: Audrey II was sold to Seymour by [[PetShopOfHorrors [[Manga/PetShopOfHorrors Count D]]]]
31st Jan '16 8:43:47 PM DrY9K
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This troper read somewhere that WordOfGod had confirmed the plant to come from an alien species whose goal is to conquer other worlds in the same way Audrey II attempted. If that's true, then there's probably more than just flytraps. There's pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, bladderworts, cobra lilies, and more. All of them have personalites similar to Audrey II (manipulative, foul-mouthed, and perverted.) and they also have different genders.

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This troper read somewhere that WordOfGod had confirmed the plant to have come from an alien species whose goal is to conquer other worlds in the same way Audrey II attempted. If that's true, then there's probably more than just flytraps. There's pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, bladderworts, cobra lilies, and more. All of them have personalites similar to Audrey II (manipulative, foul-mouthed, and perverted.) and they also have different genders.
31st Jan '16 8:42:28 PM DrY9K
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[[WMG: Audrey II's species consists of other carnivorous plants.]]

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[[WMG: Audrey II's species consists of includes other carnivorous plants.plants, as well.]]
31st Jan '16 8:32:02 PM DrY9K
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[[WMG: Audrey II's species consists of other carnivorous plants.]]
This troper read somewhere that WordOfGod had confirmed the plant to come from an alien species whose goal is to conquer other worlds in the same way Audrey II attempted. If that's true, then there's probably more than just flytraps. There's pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts, bladderworts, cobra lilies, and more. All of them have personalites similar to Audrey II (manipulative, foul-mouthed, and perverted.) and they also have different genders.
7th Sep '15 12:43:34 AM AdelePotter
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[[WMG:There was more than one Audrey II sent to Earth.]]
Assuming Audrey II was sent from a distant planet to take over the world, it'd be pretty dumb to only send ''one''. Suppose someone besides Seymour found it but never figured out what it ate? So, let's say they sent one hundred Audrey II plants to Earth. Ninety of those plants die because no one figured out how to take care of them. Of the ten people that figure it out, five of them simply don't feed it and purposely let it die, because, you know, ''must be blood''. Of the five remaining, four of them don't give their plants anymore blood than what they can suckle from their finger. Once they realize people need to die to keep feeding the plants, they let them starve. But that still leaves ''one'' person who's willing to kill someone to keep the plant alive -- and just one person is enough to screw everyone else over. That one person was Seymour.
12th Mar '15 9:46:21 AM RodimusPhil
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**** The original script states that the plant only sings in that scene when Mushnik is not present (the first two verses while he's interrogating Seymour outside the shop, the final verse while Mushnik is locking up in another room.) A lot of productions I've seen line up with this, to the point where the Broadway production extends the musical interlude between the second and third verses so that Mushnik can get through before the plant starts singing again.
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