Little Shop of Horrors

Revealing mistake: In the Director's Cut ending when Audrey II eats Seymour, she spits out his glasses, and they land in front of the camera. They pulled this off by having a pair of glasses inside the plant's mouth that would be yanked out by a string, and another pair of glasses would be dropped in front of the camera. However, the first pair gets caught in the teeth and fall back inside the mouth, but the other pair lands on the ground anyway.

Continuity mistake: When Seymour tries to kill the plant he pulls a gun, the gun is a six shooter, the plant grabs the gun and fires at the guy, then he fires some more, in total the plant fires 9 shots with a six shooter...

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Audrey: Seymour's first radio broadcast! I wanted to hear it so bad. I tried to be on time, but.
Mr. Mushnik: Don't tell me. You got tied up.
Audrey: No. Just handcuffed a little.

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Trivia: The original ending for this film (fully produced but then deleted) was a jaw-dropping apocalypse. For starters, Audrey II actually kills and eats both Seymour Krelborn and his bride-to-be, Audrey. The giant carnivorous plant grows to gargantuan proportions and divides into multiple monsters that go on a Godzilla-style rampage across New York City, tearing down bridges, eating whole passenger trains, climbing the Statue of Liberty, and doing battle with the military. The original ending alone cost over $5 million out of the film's $25 million budget, so it was a major undertaking. When director Frank Oz test-screened the finished film, he was stunned that audiences hated the deaths of lovable Seymour and Audrey and everything thereafter. Oz hastily reassembled his cast and crew to re-shoot a cheaper, much less gruesome happy ending, which was a hit with audiences. However, Frank Oz said that he thought the original ending was far superior and some of his best work, and he was extremely dissatisfied with the revised happy ending.

Charles Austin Miller

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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.

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