Trivia: Shock Treatment

  • Acting for Two: Cliff DeYoung plays both Farley Flavors and Brad Majors.
  • The Danza: Rik Mayall as Rest Home Ricky.
  • Fan Nickname: "Shocky."
    • Some shadowcasts affectionately refer to this movie as a "thing" and an "abortion".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Barry Humphries (aka Dame Edna Everage) as Bert Schnick.
    • Aversion: the heavyset man in the audience during "Denton, Denton USA" is not John Candy despite looking just like him.
  • Old Shame: Slight subversion. While Richard O'Brien dislikes this film due to its confusing plot as a result of its many rewrites, he does praise the music and the fact it foretold reality TV by two decades.
  • The Other Darrin: Of the four returning characters from Rocky Horror (Brad, Janet, Betty, and Ralph), only Ralph is played by his original actor.
  • Troubled Production / What Could Have Been: Where do we begin... There's a reason some shadowcasts affectionately refer to this movie as a "thing" and an "abortion".
    • Once it was clear that Rocky Horror Shows His Heels wasn't going to go forward, this project was originally conceived as The Brad & Janet Show and was to be filmed on-location in Denton, Texas. Many of the songs that were written for Shows His Heels were re-purposed for this one note . However, the 1980 SAG strike and other circumstances forced them to shoot entirely indoors in London, and rewrite the script to match.
    • When it comes to actors, Tim Curry was worried he couldn't pull off the required accents for Brad and Farley, Susan Sarandon (Janet) wanted a prohibitively-large amount of money to reprise her role, and Barry Bostwick (Brad) was unavailable. (Cliff DeYoung was the one they originally wanted to play Brad Majors in RHPS.)