* BeamMeUpScotty: A contest to win Funko Pop! figures asked people to state their favorite quote from the movie. Most people had this response (which could've been a joke response): "I'm Rocky Horror and this is my picture and this is the show during which I present my picture. Now let's dance and basically do sexy things."
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Some people will [[SpellMyNameWithAnS misspell Columbia's name as Colombia]]. Even the listing on the Funko website of Columbia's POP figure of Columbia website misspells her name, but the packaging calls her the correct name. In addition, the back of the packaging of the Funko Pops calls Frank N Furter "Frank N Further".
** Some people call Eddie "Meat Loaf", although that was his actor's name, not the character's name. Columbia also has a similar problem: occasionally, people call her "Little Nell" instead of Columbia, which is the nickname of her actress, Nell Campbell.
** Often, people will confuse Columbia and Magenta for each other. See the WhatCouldHaveBeen section for an ironic thing about this confusion between the characters.
** One RetroJunk article claimed that Columbia only showed up at the beginning of the movie and then returned at the end of the movie. This may have been because Columbia only has a few speaking lines in the film.
** The book TheCelluloidCloset claims that Frank N Furter [[spoiler:came back to life at the end of the movie. However, there have been several sequel ideas where that happens. Unfortunately, all those ideas have been in DevelopmentHell, and the first sequel with the resurrection concept turned into ShockTreatment.]]
** Some people believe that the Sweet song Ballroom Blitz was featured in this movie, and the people who think the song is in the movie might be confusing the song for The Time Warp.
** A few of the questions in the Rocky Horror trivia game, which was written by Sal Piro (who is the president of the Rocky Horror fan club), have incorrect answers.
** People will sometimes call the stage show "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" instead of "The Rocky Horror Show".
** A worksheet about blockbuster films claims that the movie came out in 1971. The stage show didn't come out until 1973, and the movie came out 2 years later.
** Some sources, including the Netflix description of the movie, claim that Frank N Furter is a vampire.[[note]]He isn't, but he's ''dressed'' as one when he descends in the elevator.[[/note]]
** An article about Kelly Osborne dressing up as Magenta for her birthday claims that Magenta is Dr. Frank N Furter's sister. Magenta is actually the sister of Riff Raff.
** Creator/SusanSarandon refuses to talk about the movie, but not for the usual reasons. It's because she hates the fact that ''none'' of the cast members get royalties from the DVD sales.
** Creator/TimCurry was ''very'' reluctant to talk about the film for years and even told Creator/VH1 that he grew "chubby and plain" in order to try escaping the role. These days, he's more open to talk about the film and even sees it as a "Rite of passage" for teenagers.
** Peter Hinwood (Rocky) is only slightly embarrassed by being in the film. Contrary to popular rumor, he's ''never'' thrown anyone out of his shop for talking about the film. He only sees the film as a "part of the past" and rarely talks about it.
** Very minor example in MeatLoaf's case. He has fond memories being a part of Rocky Horror, both the US stage play, and the film, but he was not happy that he was not allowed to play Dr. Scott in the film (it's tradition in stage shows that Eddie and Dr. Scott be played by the same actor), and felt the film's actor (played by Jonathan Adams, the original Criminologist in the UK stage play) did not adequetely portray the character well, nor have the right kind of voice for "Eddie's Teddy".
* CutSong: "Once in a While," featured in the stageshow. For the film the song was to have been sung by Brad after his... erm... [[HoYay encounter]] with Frank. Footage was shot for it but left out of the film; a "reconstruction" using the footage and other bits from the movie has appeared as an extra feature on every home release of the film since the 1995 UsefulNotes/LaserDisc edition.
** To a lesser extent, the American print of the film had the exposition song "Super Heroes" all but cut out except for the final verse (the Criminologist's "And crawling..." speech). You can optionally restore it in the DVD release.
** To an even ''lesser'' extent, verses were removed from "Over at the Frankenstein Place" and "The Sword of Damocles." These were apparently never even shot.
* DevelopmentHell: Richard O'Brien has been mulling over making a direct sequel [[note]] ''Film/ShockTreatment'' doesn't count! [[/note]] to the original stage show for years. However, so far, all that's been seen are a few scrapped scripts and a vague concept that involves Frank coming back to life, though he's apparently written the first act to the sequel.
* DyeingForYourArt: In the original stage show, Creator/TimCurry dyed his hair peroxide blonde.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Several examples:
** Tim Curry was the only one who knew Eddie's corpse would be under the table. All of the reactions from the actors as he tears the tablecloth away are genuine.
** For the scene where Dr. Scott is dragged into the laboratory via electromagnet[[note]]GO, SPEED RACER, GO SPEED RACER, GO SPEED RACER, GOOOOO![[/note]], the production designers realized they forgot to build a door for him. What did they decide to do instead? Use him to knock down the friggin' wall.[[note]]HEY, KOOL-AID! OH YEAHHHHHH.[[/note]]
* FanNickname: Say it with us now....ASSHOLE! (Brad) SLUT! (Janet).
* FanCommunityNickname: Interestingly, only applies to a specific subset of the fandom: those who have never seen this movie in a theater with a live cast as part of the AudienceParticipation are referred to as "virgins" while those who've seen it regularly are called "sluts."
* IAmNotSpock: Go watch any movie/show with Creator/TimCurry in it. Chances are, "[[EarWorm Sweet Transvestite]]" will start playing in your head.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The music that plays during the main menu of the Blu-Ray for the movie is the reprise of Science Fiction Double Feature, where the lyrics describe the ending of the movie. There are also several fake movie posters that give away several of the plot points of the film. For instance, there is one poster entitled [[spoiler: They Came From Outer Space, which not only spoils the plot twist that Frank N Furter, Riff Raff, and Magenta are aliens, but the poster also shows a picture of Rocky carrying Frank N Furter's dead body in his arms.]]
* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: A lot of British people like the film due to most of the cast being British actors. Also, performances of the original stage show, The Rocky Horror Show, are more common to find in the UK than the United States, where showings of the movie with shadowcasts are more common than the stage show.
* VocalEvolution: In the original stage shows, Tim Curry originally played Frank with a German accent. He quit after a few shows, as he decided it was easier to just use his normal accent. Also, compare [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcb41SZO_Ys the original stage version of "Time Warp"]] to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZanHo6Wn1H4 the more well-known film version]]. Can you believe that's Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn in both versions?
** Before Jim Sharman decided to use most of the original West End cast, ''[[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]]'' auditioned for the part of Frank.
** Sharman's first pick for Brad Majors was [=Cliff DeYoung=], as he'd starred in his production ''Trials of Oz''. When Barry Bostwick was unable to play Majors in ''Film/ShockTreatment'', [=DeYoung=] was tabbed to play Brad by Sharman.
** Creator/SteveMartin auditioned for the part of Brad.
** '''Creator/VincentPrice''' auditioned for the part of The Criminologist.
** According to Meat Loaf, ElvisPresley was the studio's first choice to play Eddie in the film version, and apparently Elvis actually had expressed some interest in doing so.
** According to the DVD commentary, Columbia and Magenta were originally going to be one character instead of 2 separate characters.
** Richard O'Brien has also stated that when writing the stage play, he actually envisioned himself playing Eddie, but the director hired for the play felt he would be a better fit for Riff Raff.
* WordOfGay: The unmade sequel "Rocky Horror Shows His Heels", would have said that Brad and Doctor Scott turned gay after the events of the first movie.
** [[Film/RevengeOfTheOldQueen Revenge of The Old Queen]] implies it happened to Brad, he left Janet and became a bottomless go-go dancer in Las Vegas.
* WordOfGod: According to Richard O'Brien, it was actually Riff Raff who did most of the work on Rocky. Riff's line "Everything is in readiness, master. We merely await your... word". is pretty clearly a stab at Dr. Furter.
* WordOfSaintPaul: Creator/TimCurry has stated that Frank is actually "pansexual."
** [[http://www.rockyhorrorshow.net/story.htm The website]] for Seth Kubersky's production of ''The Rocky Horror Show'' goes more into Frank and the Transylvanians' backstory, saying they were a race of [[ImmortalProcreationClause immortals who'd lost the ability to breed]] and were trying to relearn how to from humans.
*** The 2008 European live tour had Riff Raff and Magenta reappear toward the end as [[StarfishAliens twelve-foot-tall monstrosities with human upper bodies mounted on long robes concealing God-only-knew what]], thus making their (and Frank's) human appearances throughout the rest of the show nothing more than AFormYouAreComfortableWith.