This Little Shop Of Horrors "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" quote T-shirt designs featuring Audrey II in a Maxwell House coffee can is a MUST-HAVE for any Little Shop fan. Audrey II is an iconic horror movie icon, often recognized by folk who have never even seen the movie or a musical theater performance. However, the quote on this T-shirt "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" is far lesser known as "Feed Me, Seymour" overpowers it which is why we HAD TO HAVE IT for our MEGA FANS.
As always, we like our fun facts here at CultSub T-Shirts. One of our favorites Little Shop Of Horrors fact is the struggle to create and manage Audrey II during the movie filming. Although Little Shop come with many challenges, Frank Oz's largest was bringing the plant we all know and love - Audrey II - to life. Audrey II grows from a seedling to a giant 12 foot tall man-eating plant over the course of the movie. Audrey II sings, shimmies, and eats people alive which was quite the endeavor. Technicians built six animatronic flytraps of varying sizes for the film. The smallest was a mere 4 inches tall and the largest stood over 12 feet. In the movies climax where Audrey was at it's largest, the plant required as many as 60 human operators.
Since Audrey II was so cumbersome, that meant the foam rubber lips couldn’t move fast enough to synch up with the audio during any of of the songs. This meant that the team needed to filming the puppets at a slower-than-average rate of 12 or 16 frames per second, then speed up the footage to the standard 24 frames per second. Frank Oz explains in many interviews that, "it was a bitch." So, whenever you see Rick Moranis (who played Seymour Krelborn) or one of the other actors singing side-by-side with the Audrey II, he/she is really lip-syncing in slow motion.
Fun Litttle Shop of Horrors nerdy fan facts, right?