History YMMV / LittleShopOfHorrors

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."
31st Jan '17 8:26:16 AM Scabbard
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* NightmareFuel: Audrey II, naturally. But also [[spoiler:that a new Audrey plant is seen smiling at the end]]

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* NightmareFuel: Audrey II, naturally. But also [[spoiler:that a new Audrey plant is seen smiling at the end]]end]].
27th Jan '17 1:01:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeMusic: Short answer -- everything. Long answer...

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Short answer -- everything. Long answer...
26th Jan '17 7:32:14 AM rememberthehood1941
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*** Even his love for Audrey is suspect; does he truly love her or does he see her as something to possess?
26th Jan '17 7:20:34 AM rememberthehood1941
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** "Feed me, Seymour...feed me all night long!"
9th Dec '16 1:43:27 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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19th Oct '16 6:38:22 PM CJCroen1393
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** It's very possible that Orin's mama told him to become a dentist because she was terrified of his sadism leading him to become a SerialKiller.
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