Punk Rock Parents: The Guy Sure Looks Like Plant Food To Me

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Guy Sure Looks Like Plant Food To Me

 My amazing, smart, beautiful talented niece was recently in her high school production of "Little Shop of Horrors". I was so very bummed that I could not make it to see her. I love watching my niece act. She is so f'ing unbelievable. And I also really LOVE Little Shop of Horrors.

When I was in elementary school, the years I didn't have a costume party for my birthday, I would have a slumber party. About 5 or 6 of my friends would come over and we would have pizza, and play dress up, have a dance-a-thon and end the night with a movie. I picked the same movie every time.

Little Shop of Horrors.


I don't know when I first saw this movie. To be honest I am pretty surprised my Mom let me watch it with a murderous plant and all. I loved it so much.

Since we could not make it to the play, that night the 5 of us settled into the den to watch the movie. My girls love musicals and I figured they would become as obsessed as I am.

We of course watched the 1986 version with Rick Moranis.


Joey recently mentioned that Ellie has a face she makes that makes her look a lot like Rick Moranis. Now I can't stop seeing it.


SPOILER ALERT: If you don't want to know how the movie ends stop reading now...


As the credits rolled I sat with a big smile on my face. It was just as good as I remembered it. I looked over at my kids and they were both....



They could not believe that everyone dies and the plants take over the world. To be honest I forgot that was how the movie ended. Phi kept yelling, "It can't end like that!" and Louie whispered, "They never ever got to get married."

My poor kids, so used to happily ever after endings. I told them it was a happy ending for the alien plants. They were not buying it. I don't think I can convince them to watch the movie again anytime soon, but they have been forced to listen to the soundtrack for weeks now. 

2 comments:

  1. That wasn't the ending you remembered! The version you saw was the originally intended version, but they had to film a happy ending after disastrous test screenings. They only restored this "Director's Cut" version in 2012. (I liked the unhappy ending a lot.)

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    1. Wow! that makes so much sense. I kinda liked this ending too!

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