Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Movie Poster

Quotes from Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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    • Audrey II: Does this look "inanimate" to you, punk? If I can move and I can talk, who's to say I can't do anything I want?
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: If you wanna be profound, if you really gotta justify, take a breath and look around, a lot of folks deserve to die!
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: I'm just a mean green mother from outer space and I'm bad!
    • [singing]
    • Audrey: I'd cook like Betty Crocker and I'd look like Donna Reed!
    • [the masochistic patient meets the sadistic dentist]
    • Arthur Denton: I think I need a root canal. I definitely need a long, slow root canal.
    • [Orin Scrivello, the sadistic dentist]
    • [singing]
    • Orin: I thrill when I drill a bicuspid / It's swell though they tell me I'm mal-ad-just-ed.
    • [repeated line]
    • Audrey II: Feed me, Seymour!
    • Audrey II: Feed me!
    • Seymour: Does it have to be human?
    • Audrey II: Feed me!
    • Seymour: Does it have to be mine?
    • Audrey II: Feeeed me!
    • Seymour: Where am I supposed to get it?
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: Feed me, Seymour / Feed me all night long - That's right, boy! - You can do it! Feed me, Seymour / Feed me all night long / Ha ha ha ha ha! / Cause if you feed me, Seymour / I can grow up big and strong.
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: Would you like a Cadillac car? / Or a guest shot on Jack Paar? / How about a date with Hedy Lamarr? / You can get it.
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: I got killer buds / A power stem / Nasty pods / And I'm using them! / So better move 'em out / Nature calls / You got my pun? / I'm gonna bust your balls!
    • Seymour: The Audrey Two is not a healthy girl.
    • Mr. Mushnik: Strictly between us - neither is the Audrey One.
    • Seymour: The guy sure looks like plant food to me.
    • 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.
    • [of Orin's disappearance]
    • Audrey: It wouldn't be terrible at all. It would be a miracle, not to mention the money I'd save on epsom salts and ace bandages.
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Oh, here it comes, baby. Tell your mom, baby. Oh oh no! Oh, hit the dirt, baby! Red alert baby! Oh oh no, oh oh no!
    • Orin: I find a little giggle-gas before I begin increases my pleasure enormously.
    • [in the Radio station]
    • Wink Wilkinson: Gee, I wish you folks could see this. Hey Seymour, where did you get this WEEEEEEEEEEIRD plant?
    • Seymour: Wait for me, Audrey. This is between me and the vegetable!
    • Audrey: All I ever wanted was you and a sweet little house.
    • Seymour: Oh Audrey, you're the most wondeful person that ever lived. We're gonna get that little house and everything's gonna be alright, you'll see.
    • Seymour: It's true! I chopped him up. But I didn't kill him!
    • [singing about her dream home with Seymour]
    • Audrey: Between our frozen dinners, and our bedtime - 9:15 - we'd snuggle watching Lucy on a big, enormous, 12-inch screen!
    • [singing]
    • Audrey: A matchbox of our own, a fence of real chain-link/A grill out on the patio, disposal in the sink/A washer and a dryer and an ironing machine/In a tract house that we share/Somewhere that's green
    • Seymour: Wait a minute, Audrey II, that's not a very nice thing to say!
    • Audrey II: But it's true, isn't it?
    • Seymour: No! I don't know anybody who deserves to get chopped up and fed to a hungry plant!
    • Audrey II: Mmmmmm, sure you do!
    • [Turns Seymour around to look out the window. They see Orin and Audrey. Orin yells at Audrey and at last hits her]
    • [Seymour is attempting to put a plant on a high shelf. The shelving unit falls and the plants crash to the floor]
    • Mr. Mushnik: Seymour, what's going on?
    • Seymour: Very little, Mr. Mushnik.
    • [singing]
    • Seymour: Suddenly Seymour / Is standing beside you
    • [singing]
    • Audrey: Suddenly Seymour / Showed me I can...
    • [singing over sustain]
    • Audrey: Yes you can...
    • Patrick Martin: Excuse me! Pardon me, beg your pardon, if you two kids would stop singing for just a moment I've got something I want to discuss with you.
    • Patrick Martin: Me and the guys at the home office have been following this plant of yours. We've come up with one incredible idea. We're very proud of it. Picture this: we take leaf cuttings, develop little Audrey IIs and sell them to florist shops across the nation. Pretty soon every household in America could have one.
    • [concerned]
    • Seymour: Every household in America!
    • Patrick Martin: For starters, kid. Why, this thing could go... worldwide!
    • [to each other, panicked:]
    • AudreySeymour: *Worldwide*?
    • Patrick Martin: With the right advertising, this thing could be bigger than Hula-Hoops.
    • [to Seymour, intrigued:]
    • Audrey: Bigger than Hula-Hoops?
    • Audrey: I don't believe it.
    • Audrey II: Believe it, baby. It talks.
    • Audrey: Am I dreaming this?
    • Audrey II: No, and you ain't in Kansas, neither.
    • Audrey II: I need me some water in the worst way. Look at my branches. I'm dryin' up. I'm a *goner*, honey!
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: Don't need no twist of lime...
    • [sing-song]
    • Audrey: Here we go!
    • Audrey II: And now it's *suppertime*!
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: Come on and give me a drink!
    • Audrey: I don't know if I should.
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: Hey, little lady, be nice.
    • Audrey: Do you talk to Seymour like this?
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: Sure do. I'll take it straight.
    • Audrey: Your leaves *are* dry.
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: Don't need no glass or no ice.
    • Audrey: I'll get the can.
    • Patrick Martin: Whaddya say, Seymour? Do we have a deal?
    • Seymour: Go on and get out!
    • Patrick Martin: Look, I'll come back when you're in a better mood!
    • Seymour: Go on, get outta here now!
    • Patrick Martin: Alright!
    • Seymour: No! Keep your contract. Nobody's touchin' that plant, you hear?
    • Patrick Martin: Hey, we're offerin' a lotta money here!
    • Seymour: Forget the money. Take the money and leave!
    • Patrick Martin: Whaddya, nuts?
    • Seymour: Yeah, I'm nuts! Get outta here!
    • Patrick Martin: Hey, now, come on!
    • Seymour: Go on! Get outta here!
    • Patrick Martin: You're a loon!
    • Orin: Look Seymour, this could happen to you. Unless I take immediate action.
    • [helpless in dentist chair]
    • Seymour: What's that?
    • [enthusiastically]
    • Orin: A drill.
    • Seymour: It's rusty!
    • Orin: It's an antique. They don't make 'em like this any more. Sturdy. Heavy. Dull!
    • Orin: I'm gonna want some gas fer this.
    • Seymour: Oh, thank God. I thought you weren't gonna use any.
    • Orin: Oh, the gas isn't for you Seymour, it's for me. You see, I wanna really enjoy this.
    • Patrick Martin: Son, kid, boy are we gonna make a fortune.
    • [singing]
    • Audrey II: you know the kind'a eats, the kind'a red HOT sweets, the kind'a sticky licky treats I crave!
    • Mr. Mushnik: Hey, urchins!
    • Crystal: Better ourselves? You heard what he said? Better ourselves! Mister, when you're from Skid Row/ Ain't no such thing!
    • [bangs on window]
    • Mr. Mushnik: Shoo, get outta here!/ No loitering!
    • Ronette: Maan, I wasn't loitering/ Were you Crystal?
    • Crystal: Not me Ronette, were you Chiffon?
    • Mr. Mushnik: You kids should be in school!
    • Chiffon: Yeah, but were on a split shift.
    • Ronette: Yeah! We went to school till the tenth grade, then we split!
    • Mr. Mushnik: So! How do you intend to better yourselves?
    • Audrey: I got a date.
    • Mr. Mushnik: With that same no-goodnik? I'm telling you, Audrey, you don't need a date - you need major medical!
    • Mr. Mushnik: Move, move! Move! Stay away!
    • Crystal: Better ourselves? You heard what he said? Better ourselves! Mister, when you're from Skid Row, ain't no such thing!
    • [gestures them away from inside his window]
    • Mr. Mushnik: No loitering!
    • Ronette: Man, I wasn't loitering! Were you, Crystal?
    • Crystal: Not me, Ronette! Were you, Chiffon?
    • Mr. Mushnik: You oughta be in school!
    • Chiffon: Yeah, well, we're on a split shift.
    • Ronette: Yeah! We went to school till fifth grade, then we split!
    • Mr. Mushnik: So! How do you intend to better yourselves?
    • [singing]
    • Seymour: I don't know.
    • Audrey II: Come on, boy!
    • [singing]
    • Seymour: I don't know!
    • Audrey II: Lighten up!
    • [singing]
    • Seymour: I have so, so many strong reservations.
    • Audrey II: Tell it to the Marines!
    • [singing]
    • Seymour: Should I go and perform mutilations?
    • [while undergoing a torturous procedure by Orin Scrivello, DDS]
    • Arthur Denton: It's your professionalism that I respect.
    • [to Seymour]
    • Mr. Mushnik: You love her madly, don't you, schmuck?
    • Audrey II: Tough titty!
    • Seymour: You watch your language!
    • Audrey II: Aw cut the crap and bring on the meat!
    • [Seymour points a gun at him]
    • Orin: You see, Seymour, I could asphyx...
    • [coughs out of control]
    • Orin: I could asphyx...
    • [continues laughing and coughing until he collapses on the floor]
    • [stops laughing]
    • Orin: What'd I ever do to you?
    • [lowers the gun]
    • Seymour: Nothing. It's what you did to her.
    • Orin: Her who?
    • [Seymour does not answer]
    • [finally gets it]
    • Orin: Oh... her...
    • [Orin then dies from too much nitrous oxide as Seymour goes puzzled]
    • [while wearing a gas mask, sees it]
    • Orin: Huh? What the hell's that? A gun?
    • [laughs out of control]
    • [sarcastically while laughing still]
    • Orin: Kid's got a goddamn revolver Oh, Jesus! I'm in trouble now, huh?
    • [Orin laughs still as Seymour goes nervous still pointing the gun at him]
    • Orin: Oh, wait till I turn this gas off.
    • [takes the cap off by accident]
    • Orin: Uh-oh! Oh, give me a hand, would you? No, I guess you wouldn't, would you?
    • [laughs again but coughs as he tries to take the mask off]
    • [after Seymour asks why Mushnik is angry at him]
    • Mr. Mushnik: Little red dots all over the linoleum, little red spots on the concrete outside - I'm talking blood, Krelborn! I'm talking under my own roof!
    • [swings the axe]
    • Mr. Mushnik: I saw you chopping him!
    • Audrey II: You've got nowhere to run.
    • [innocently]
    • Seymour: It's true! I chopped him up, but I didn't kill him!
    • Audrey II: He knows your life of crime.
    • [points a gun at him]
    • Mr. Mushnik: Tell it to the police!
    • Audrey II: I think it's suppertime!
    • [grabs an axe]
    • Mr. Mushnik: An axe murderer!
    • [Seymour goes alarmed]
    • [sings off-screen]
    • Audrey II: He's got your number now.
    • Mr. Mushnik: I saw everything!
    • Audrey II: He knows just what you've done.
    • Mr. Mushnik: Everything you did to her boyfriend!
    • Audrey II: You've got no place to hide.
    • Seymour: You okay?
    • Seymour: What?
    • Audrey: When I die, which should be very shortly, give me to the plant, so that it will live and bring you all the wonderful things you deserve.
    • Seymour: You don't know what you're saying.
    • Audrey: But I do! It's the one gift I can give you. And if I'm in the plant, then I am part of the plant, so in a way... we'll always be together.
    • Audrey: Yes... no...
    • [Audrey falls to the ground. Seymour helps her up and holds her in his arms]
    • Seymour: Don't die, Audrey! Please don't die!
    • Audrey: You know, the plant just said the strangest thing just now. It said Orin and Mr. Mushnik are already inside!
    • Seymour: It's true. I did it. I fed them to it.
    • Audrey: And that's what made it so big and strong, and you so famous?
    • Seymour: I've done terrible things, Audrey, but not to you. Never to you.
    • Audrey: But... I want you to, Seymour.
    • [singing]
    • Audrey: You'll wash my tender leaves/You'll smell my sweet perfume/You'll water me, and care for me/You'll see me bud and bloom/I'm feeling strangely happy now/Contented and serene/Oh, don't you see?/Finally, I'll be/Somewhere that's... green!
    • [first lines]
    • Narrator: On the twenty-third day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places...
    • [singing]
    • Crystal: Subsequent to the events you have just witnessed/Similar events in cities across America/Events which bore a striking resemblance/To the ones you have just seen/Began occurring./Ooh, ooo-ooh.
    • [singing]
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Subsequent to the events you have just witnessed/Unsuspecting jerks from Maine to California/Made the acquaintance of a new breed of flytrap/And got sweet-talked into feeding it blood./Thus the plants worked their terrible will/Finding jerks who would feed them their fill/And the plants proceeded to grow, and grow/And began what they came here to do/Which was essentially to/Eat Cleveland/And Des Moines/And Peoria/And New York/And where you live!
    • [last lines, director's cut]
    • [singing]
    • Company: Hold your hat and hang on to your soul/Something's coming to eat the world whole/If we fight it, we've still got a chance/But whatever they offer you/Though they're slopping the trough for you/Please whatever they offer you/Don't feed the plants!/Don't feed the plants!
    • [singing]
    • 'Downtown' Old Woman: Alarm goes off at seven/And you start uptown/You put in your eight hours/For the powers/That have always been.
    • Ronette: Sing it, child.
    • 'Downtown' Old Woman: 'Til it's 5 PM...
    • 'Downtown' Bum #1: Then you go...
    • [singing]
    • 'Downtown' Old WomanChiffonCrystalRonette: Downtown/Where the folks are broke/You go downtown/Where your life's a joke/You go downtown/Where the hop-heads flop in the snow.
    • 'Downtown' Old Woman: Home to Skid Row.
    • [singing]
    • Audrey: Downtown/Where the guys are drips.
    • Company: Downtown!
    • Audrey: Where they rip your slips.
    • Company: Downtown!
    • Audrey: Where relationships are no go/Down on Skid Row.
    • [singing]
    • Seymour: Poor/All my life I've always been poor/I keep asking God what I'm for/And he tells me, "Gee, I'm not sure"/"Sweep that floor, kid!"/Oh, I started life as an orphan/A child of the street/Here on skid row/He took me in/Gave me shelter, a bed/Crust of bread and a job/Treats me like dirt, calls me a slob/Which I am/So I live...
    • Company: Downtown!
    • Seymour: That's your home address/You live...
    • Company: Downtown!
    • Seymour: When your life's a mess/You live...
    • Company: Downtown!
    • Seymour: Where depression's just status quo.
    • Company: Down on Skid Row.
    • [singing]
    • AudreySeymour: Gee, it sure would be swell to get outta here/Bid the gutter farewell and get outta here/I'd move Heaven and Hell to get outta Skid/I'd do I don't know what to get outta Skid...
    • Company: Downtown!
    • AudreySeymour: But a hell of a lot to get outta Skid...
    • Company: Downtown!
    • AudreySeymour: People tell me there's not a way outta Skid...
    • Company: Downtown!
    • AudreySeymour: But believe me/I gotta get outta Skid...
    • AudreyCompanySeymour: ...Row!
    • [singing]
    • Orin: When I was younger, just a bad little kid/My mama noticed funny things I did/Like shooting puppies with a BB gun/I'd poison guppies, and when I was done/I'd find a pussycat and bash in its head/That's when my mama said...
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: What did she say?
    • Orin: She said, "My boy, I think someday/You'll find a way/To make your natural tendencies pay/You'll be a dentist!/You have a talent for causing things pain/Son, be a dentist/People will pay you to be inhumane/Your temperament's wrong for the priesthood/And teaching would suit you sill less/Son, be a dentist/You'll be a success!"
    • [Seymour recounts how he found Audrey II]
    • Seymour: 'Cause he knows, you see, that strange plants are my hobby.
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Da da da da da da-doo.
    • Seymour: He didn't have anything unusual there that day.
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Nope, da-doo.
    • Seymour: So, I was just about to, you know, walk on by...
    • Doo-Wop Street Singer: Good for you.
    • [scatting]
    • Seymour: When suddenly, and without warning, there was this...
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: ...total eclipse of the sun!
    • Seymour: It got very dark, and there was this strange humming sound, like something from another world.
    • Seymour: You remember that total eclipse of the sun about a week ago?
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Da-doo!
    • Seymour: And when the light came back, this weird plant was just sitting there...
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Whoop, see-doo.
    • Seymour: Just, you know, stuck in, among the zinnias.
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Audrey II!
    • Seymour: I coulda sworn it hadn't been there before, but the old Chinese man sold it to me anyways, for a dollar ninety-five.
    • [singing]
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Da-doo!
    • Seymour: I was walkin' in the wholesale flower district that day...
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Shoop da-doo.
    • Seymour: And I passed by this place, where this old Chinese man...
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Chang, da-doo.
    • Seymour: He sometimes sells me weird and exotic cuttings...
    • ChiffonCrystalRonette: Snip, da-doo.
    • [theatrical cut]
    • Audrey: I liked you from the day I came to work here.
    • Seymour: You mean you still like me, even if I wasn't famous?
    • [smiles]
    • Audrey: I'd still love you Seymour.
    • Seymour: Really?
    • Audrey: Yes. All I ever wanted was you... and that sweet little house.
    • [happily]
    • Seymour: Oh, Audrey, you're the most wonderful person that ever lived! We're gonna get that little house and everything will be okay somehow, you'll see!
    • [sings]
    • Seymour: Suddenly Seymour is standing beside you.
    • [sings]
    • Audrey: Suddenly Seymour showed me I can!
    • Audrey: Yes, you can!
    • [after saving Audrey from Audrey II]
    • Seymour: Are you okay?
    • Audrey: Yes... No...
    • [Audrey collapses]
    • Seymour: Audrey! Audrey!
    • [gets back up]
    • Audrey: No, really, I'm okay.
    • Seymour: I'm sorry, Audrey, I'm just so sorry. I never meant to hurt you, I never meant to hurt anyone. It's just that somehow it makes things happen - terrible things. Well, I guess I should've stopped when I found out what it lived on, but it was cute and harmless, and we started doing business and making money and you like me...
    • Audrey: Seymour! Do you really think I liked you because of that?
    • [Seymour goes silent]
    • [Seymour quietly tries to sneak out of the shop with suitcases while the plant is asleep. As he slowly opens the door... ]
    • Audrey II: Feed me.
    • Seymour: Under NO circumstances.
    • Audrey II: FEED me.
    • [annoyed]
    • Seymour: I will not, so stop asking.
    • Audrey II: Feed me!
    • [puts down suitcase]
    • Seymour: No! No more! I can't keep living with the guilt
    • [coldly]
    • Audrey II: Tough titty.
    • Seymour: You watch your language.
    • [stands up to full height]
    • Audrey II: Ooooh, cut the crap! Bring on the meat!
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