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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

    Shanoah Alkire is our Discordian at large. "Born in Santa Cruz, I grew up in Grass Valley and the Bay Area, and now lurk in Las Vegas. My literary influences include Ray Bradbury, Lewis Carroll, and Douglas Adams. I also program as a hobby, and currently maintain the Gtk port of Angband. You can find a rather old bio of me here."

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11-2-08 Little Shop of Horrors – You’ll Be a Dentist

Posted by Sean on November 2, 2008

Well, you know, Shanoah, we could have gone on and on – for weeks! – about bats. But then you mentioned Little Shop of Horrors (which most people know from the 1986 movie) (which was actually based on a 1982 off-Broadway play) (which in and of itself is based on a 1960 movie that Roger Corman reportedly shot in three days) (which makes the 1986 movie a movie-based-on-a-play-based-on-a-movie) and, well, I had no choice.

Plus I had no idea what I was going to post that was bat-related.

Anyway, for your evening’s enjoyment, here’s a song from the 1986 movie and the 1982 play (but not the 1960 movie), with Steve Martin sporting rare non-white hair: Dentist!

Courtesy of ticktickparis.

The 1986 movie differs from the play in many important respects – not the least of which was the replacement of the play’s “downer” ending, which audiences complained about, to its current, happier ending.

But since we’re talking about Orin the Dentist (and because the original ending is, for some reason, behind an age-protection barrier on YouTube), I offer yet another stark difference between the play and the movie: Orin vs. the Masochist. The masochist was originally played by Jack Nicholson, who showed up in a number of other Corman productions. The part was taken out for the play but, wisely, put back in for the 1986 – and, even more wisely, given to Bill Murray.

Courtesy of D1RABBIT


One Response to “11-2-08 Little Shop of Horrors – You’ll Be a Dentist”

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