History YMMV / LittleShopOfHorrors

20th Aug '17 6:49:22 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Little Shop is best summed up as Edgar Allen Poe meets a Disney musical. Which makes sense, considering Alan Menken and Howard Ashman did the score.

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Little Shop is best summed up as Edgar Allen Poe meets a Disney musical. Which makes sense, considering Alan Menken and Howard Ashman did the score.
19th Aug '17 2:12:59 PM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Orin is a vile domestic abuser and a drug addict... who idolizes Music/ElvisPresley and whose drug of choice is nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Orin is In real life, a vile drug-addicted domestic abuser and a drug addict... who idolizes Music/ElvisPresley and whose like Orin wouldn't be funny at all. But once you discover that this one is also an ElvisImpersonator who's drug of choice is nitrous oxide (laughing gas).gas) and who takes [[EvilFeelsGood childlike glee in inflicting pain]] on ''everybody'', it's near impossible to be offended.
6th Aug '17 9:47:22 AM WildeOscar
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* CostumePorn: The dresses worn by the GreekChorus.
30th Jul '17 4:38:51 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Little Shop is best summed up as Edgar Allen Poe meets a Disney musical. Which makes sense, considering Alan Menken and Howard Ashman did the score.

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* XMeetsY: JustForFun/XMeetsY: Little Shop is best summed up as Edgar Allen Poe meets a Disney musical. Which makes sense, considering Alan Menken and Howard Ashman did the score.
20th Jul '17 12:33:54 AM DivineDeath
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* EvilIsCool: Audrey II and Orin are definitely the most entertaining characters in the play thanks to their [[EvilIsHammy hamminess]] and catchy {{Villain Song}}s (and the fact that the former is a giant ManEatingPlant). Averted in Seymour's case; he remains the same spineless wimp even as he feeds more people to the plant, and when he finally works up the gumption to destroy Audrey II, all his efforts fail and he gets eaten.
23rd Jun '17 5:57:16 PM CJCroen1393
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* AccidentalInnuendo: From "Dentist":
-->"Aw shut up, open wide, ''here I come!''"
17th May '17 6:43:20 PM nombretomado
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* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: In 2003, a broadway production of this opened, which starred [[{{Urinetown}} Hunter Foster]] as Seymour, had a much bigger budget and a more elaborate stage set, with a full orchestra. This was not reacted to warmly by people and was deemed a bastardization; the morals were gone and replaced with a more Disney-esque feel, and the strings and shimmery chimes seemed to get in the way of the rock feel the tracks had. Furthermore the actors didn't fit, and at times were obnoxious, and people were more partial to minimalist stage sets as used in school productions and even the off-broadway production, which seemed to make it more "warm" and intimate to the audience; this production closed down less than a year later due to poor reaction. It wasn't all bad though; the cast recording was often a big seller because it included demos of excised songs from the original production (Bad, The Worse He Treats Me, We'll Have Tomorrow, A Little Dental Music) sung by Howard Ashman, and still continues to sell today for such a reason.

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* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: In 2003, a broadway production of this opened, which starred [[{{Urinetown}} [[Theatre/{{Urinetown}} Hunter Foster]] as Seymour, had a much bigger budget and a more elaborate stage set, with a full orchestra. This was not reacted to warmly by people and was deemed a bastardization; the morals were gone and replaced with a more Disney-esque feel, and the strings and shimmery chimes seemed to get in the way of the rock feel the tracks had. Furthermore the actors didn't fit, and at times were obnoxious, and people were more partial to minimalist stage sets as used in school productions and even the off-broadway production, which seemed to make it more "warm" and intimate to the audience; this production closed down less than a year later due to poor reaction. It wasn't all bad though; the cast recording was often a big seller because it included demos of excised songs from the original production (Bad, The Worse He Treats Me, We'll Have Tomorrow, A Little Dental Music) sung by Howard Ashman, and still continues to sell today for such a reason.
9th May '17 3:29:31 PM glickmam
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Two members of the film's GreekChorus, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Tichina Arnold, went on to play the main female characters on ''Series/{{Martin}}''. The former later went on to play Damon Wayans' wife on ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'', and the latter later went on to play young Chris Rock's mom on ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris''. Also, Campbell-Martin was in ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'' as Delaney's JerkAss wife.

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Two members of the film's GreekChorus, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Tichina Arnold, went on to play the main female characters on ''Series/{{Martin}}''. The former later went on to play Damon Wayans' wife on ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'', and the latter later went on to play young Chris Rock's mom on ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris''. Also, Campbell-Martin was in ''Film/ZackAndMiriMakeAPorno'' as Delaney's JerkAss wife.wife.
** Audrey II is voiced by Levi Stubbs, who is best known to animation and video game fans as the voice of Mother Brain in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' and to music fans as lead vocalist for Creator/{{Motown}} group The Four Tops.
7th Mar '17 9:44:00 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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*** That scene actually could've been worse, as props of Orin's head and arms were crafted. Oz decided at the last minute that it was too gruesome and had the props wrapped in red-splattered newspaper for the scene to obscure them.

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*** That scene actually could've been worse, as props of Orin's head and arms were crafted. Oz decided at the last minute that it was too gruesome and had the props wrapped in red-splattered newspaper for the scene to obscure them.them (this can be seen in the workprint footage; it's not particularly gory, but it is more disturbing when you can clearly see it's his head that Seymour is holding).
28th Feb '17 4:09:56 AM NWolfman
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** Would anyone have remembered the b-movie on which this was based had the musical not been a success? Few do anyway, as there have been many disgruntled Amazon customers who downloaded Roger Corman's movie thinking it was the Frank Oz one and complained of being "tricked."
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