Little Shop of Horrors (film)/Trivia

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Adored by the Network: Not only did David Geffen produce both the musical and film versions of Little Shop of Horrors, he also introduced Howard Ashman and Alan Menken to his longtime friend and business colleague, Jeffrey Katzenberg, then serving as chairman of the Disney film division. As a result of this meeting, Ashman and Menken ended up having a very fruitful career for Disney, where they ended up collaborating on such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast.
  • Cut Song: Most of "The Meek Shall Inherit", the "Somewhere That's Green" reprise, the end of "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" and "Don't Feed the Plants".
  • Executive Meddling: The original ending was faithful to the stage musical, with the classic Greek Tragedy arc: Seymour kills his enemy, kills his father-figure, kills his love, then kills himself, and then gigantic Audrey II's go on a Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever rampage and take over the world. After preview audiences lambasted this ending for being "too disturbing", Howard Ashman wrote a happier one.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Christopher Guest, Bill Murray, John Candy, and Jim Belushi, who replaced Paul Dooley when the film was re-cut.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: Oh yeah. So many gems in these. Especially Steve Martin at about 1:17.

Vincent Gardenia: So work, Seymour! Nurse this plant back to death! To death...
Ellen Greene: Oh, Seymour, we gotta ge–I forgot my line!
Rick Moranis: (Beat) MY LEGS!!
Ellen Greene: The vine is coming *into* my dress?