The Little Shop of Horrors

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The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 comedy film about a young man who develops a bloodthirsty plant and is forced to kill in order to feed it.

Directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith.
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Gravis Mushnick

  • [shouting at Seymour, who has been singing off-camera] Shut up from the back!
  • [answering phone] Flowers, fresh as the springtime, Mushnik's.
  • [referring to the plant] It grows, like a cold sore from the lip.


  • Wilbur Force: No novocaine. It dulls the senses.
  • Burson Fouch: I'm just crazy about Kosher flowers!
  • Burson Fouch: Anyway, I've got to go home. My wife's making gardenias for dinner.
  • Seymour Krelboyne: [repeated line] I didn't mean it!
  • Seymour Krelboyne: [repeated line] Oh boy!
  • Audrey Junior: [repeated line] Feed me!
  • Audrey Junior: I need some chow!
  • Dr. Farb: [after pulling out one of Seymour's teeth] Would you look at that, Seymour? I didn't know you were an elk!
  • Wilbur Force: [reading an article from "Pain" magazine in the waiting room of the dentist; giggling] The patient came to me with a large hole in his abdomen, caused by a fire poker used on him by his wife. He almost bled to death and gangrene had set in. I didn't give him much of a chance. There were other complications. The man had cancer, tuberculosis, leprosy, and a touch of the grippe. I decided to operate.
  • Det. Sgt. Joe Fink: Now we were on the case. Officer Frank Stoolie and me. My name is Fink. Sergeant Joe Fink. I'm a fink.


Seymour Krelboyne: Did you call me, Mr. Mushnick?
Gravis Mushnick: No, I was calling John D. Rockefeller for to make a loan on my Rolls Royce!
Seymour Krelboyne: Sorry I said it.

Burson Fouch: My name is Burson Fouch.
Gravis Mushnick: Excellent. I am Gravis Mushnick.
Burson Fouch: Oh, that's a good one.

[Fouch purchases half a dozen carnations.]
Gravis Mushnick: I'll wrap them for you.
Burson Fouch: No, that's all right. I'll eat 'em here.

Siddie Shiva: Oh! Such a thing, eating flowers!
Burston Fouch: Don't knock it 'till you try it, alright?

Seymour Krelboyne: You mean I'm fired?
Gravis Mushnick: No, I'm electing you President from the United States!...YES, you are fired!

Audrey Fulquard: Why don't you give him a chance to resurrect himself?
Gravis Mushnick: I give him chance to quit!
Seymour Krelboyne: I ain't gonna quit!
Gravis Mushnick: You're a brave boy, you're fired.

Burson Fouch: I remember in one flower shop there was a whole wall covered with poison ivy, and people came from miles around to look at that wall—and they stayed to buy.
Gravis Mushnick: And the owner got rich?
Burson Fouch: No. He scratched himself to death in an insane asylum.
Siddie Shiva: Oh! That was my cousin Harry!

Seymour Krelboyne: Don't waste your pity on me, Audrey. I'm not worth it.
Audrey Fulquard: Who says you're not?
Seymour Krelboyne: Everybody.
Audrey Fulquard: Yeah, I know.

Audrey Fulquard: You're gonna be another Luther Glendale.
Seymour Krelboyne: Pasadena?
Audrey Fulquard: Burbank.

[Seymour walks into the shop holding a bag with Dr. Farb's body in it.]
Audrey II: Feed me!
Seymour Krelboyne: Aw, take it easy, Dracula. What do you think I'm carrying here, my dirty laundry?

Gravis Mushnick: You wouldn't kid your father?
Seymour Krelboyne: My father came home?
Gravis Mushnick: Me, you idiot! It's a finger of speech!

Det. Sgt. Joe Fink: How's the wife, Frank?
Det. Frank Stoolie: Not bad, Joe.
Det. Sgt. Joe Fink: Glad to hear it. The kids?
Det. Frank Stoolie: Lost one yesterday.
Det. Sgt. Joe Fink: Lost one, huh? How'd that happen?
Det. Frank Stoolie: Playing with matches.
Det. Sgt. Joe Fink: Well, those're the breaks.
Det. Frank Stoolie: I guess so.

Det. Sgt. Joe Fink: We just want to ask you a few questions.
Gravis Mushnick: I didn't do it.
Det. Frank Stoolie: Do what?
Gravis Mushnick: Whatever.

Seymour Krelboyne: I'm getting pretty tired of you!
Audrey II: I need food!
Seymour Krelboyne: I don't care what you need! Look what you've done! You've not only made a butcher out of me, but you drove my girl away!
Audrey II: Shut up and bring on the food!

Leonora Clyde: What's the matter? Don't you like me?
Seymour Krelboyne: Too bony.
Leonora Clyde: Too bony? Nobody's ever told me that before.
Seymour Krelboyne: Beef is better than veal.
[She stands up.]
Leonora Clyde: You're such a do-do! What do you call this, chopped liver?
[He pokes her side.]
Seymour Krelboyne: Master would like more fat.

Leonora Clyde: Speak for yourself, John.
Seymour Krelboyne: My name is Seymour.
Leonora Clyde: [mockingly] "My name is Seymour!"
Seymour Krelboyne: That's my name, too!


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