Little Shop of Horrors

Corrected entry: When Audrey II calls Audrey, and throughout the remainder of the film, the wedding dress is completely white. However, when she drops the phone on the floor, the skirt is blue and a different style.

Correction: Audrey's white wedding dress never changes colour. The blue ‘skirt' you see is actually the bottom of the blue cloth that is over the table her phone is on.

Corrected entry: As Seymour's worries about Audrey II start to get worse, Audrey II says "You think this is all a coincidence baby, your sudden success around here, the press coverage?" Listen carefully to "the press coverage". This is a dub over of the original line "Your adoption papers" (this line also fits better with the mouth movement). Since Seymour wasn't adopted by Mushnik in the movie this wouldn't make sense for Audrey II to say.

tavenger5

Correction: I just watched this scene several times in a row. I did not see or hear any time where there was a 'dub over' of the the words described in this post.

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. Audrey II (the plant) knows she may need Audrey's phone number; there was plenty of time that she is off camera during the movie to look it up (before the scene where Seymour has the argument with him).

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Orin (Steve Martin the Dentist) first enters the movie he tortures several patients. One child in particular he knees in the stomach as he takes a pair of pliers to his teeth. He pretends to grab onto a tooth and turn it several times. Unfortunately, the pliers look as though they are grabbing the child's tongue because it is neither angled up or down (where it would need to be to grab the teeth).

Correction: Steve Martin also appeared to do orthodontist work, so he may have been tightening the boy's braces. That would explain why the pliers were angled out, and not up or down. They also move as if they were attached to metal, not a tooth at the end of that scene.

If you listen to the chorus, they mention 'tightening braces', so it's likely that's what he was doing.

Brian Katcher

Corrected entry: Why isn't the death of Mr. Mushnik mentioned or noticed by anyone else? The police and people noticed when the dentist is suspiciously gone, but no one mentions Mr. Mushnik suddenly disappearing.

Correction: Mushnik is a lone shop owner. The only people that could've reported his disappearance, Seymour and Audrey, knew what happened to him. The movie makes no reference to family members or other customers knowing him personally. In addition, in the play, Mushnik adopts Seymour making them a 'family'. It's assumed Mushnik has no other family. On the other hand, the dentist owns a business in which he's the boss of several people, who probably reported him missing. He probably also had some missed appointments.

tavenger5

Corrected entry: Audrey is the fastest healer on the face of this Earth. She gets a black eye and the next day it is completely gone. She then has her arm in a sling, the next day gone. I was just waiting for her to say, "'Tis but a scratch," or "It's only a flesh wound!"

Correction: She isn't "healed" until the plant has grow quite considerably, implicating that much time has passed.

Corrected entry: The movie was released in 1986 and is set in "an early year of a decade, not too long before our own." And yet, in the song "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space, " Audrey II sings "you can keep The Thing, keep the IT, keep The Creature, they don't mean shit!" Stephen King's book titled IT was released in 1986.

Correction: The book IT was released three months before this movie. Obviously, they were not referencing a book that didn't even exist when the movie was being shot. The fifties saw the release of It Came From Outer Space (1953), It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955), and It Conquered the World (1956). There was even a movie called It! from 1967. The song could be referencing any of these.

Character mistake: Both in the movie (and stage) versions, Mushnik makes a verbal mistake. Seymour shows Mushnik his new plant (Audrey II) for the very first time, but seconds later when the plant suddenly droops, Mushnik asks Seymour, "Why is it always wilting like that?" Always? He's just seen the plant! The line should be, "Why is it wilting like that?" Some smart stage directors of the play version have wised up and changed the line.

CCARNI Premium member

More mistakes in Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour: It's true! I chopped him up. But I didn't kill him.

More quotes from Little Shop of Horrors

Trivia: To make the effects of Audrey II look convincing, the animatronic was usually shot at a lower frame-rate, such as 12 frames per second, and then played back at the standard 24fps. This sped-up the shots and made the animatronic's motions look more fluid and lifelike. In order to compensate, whenever a human actor would be in-shot with Audrey II, they would have to act in "slow motion" in order for their movement to look right at 24fps. (You can kinda tell in a few shots if you look closely).

TedStixon

More trivia for Little Shop of Horrors

Question: Near the end of the song "I am a dentist", is Orin saying "and a success" or "and I say sit"?

Answer: He says "and a success". He's singing about his mother telling him he'd become a successful dentist.

More questions & answers from Little Shop of Horrors

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.