Rockyhorror

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British musical comedy which parodies horror and science fiction films, based on the 1973 stage musical The Rocky Horror Show. A favorite of the midnight movie screenings, it is the longest-running theatrical release in history. The film is currently famous for its often participatory nature in public screenings.

References

  • The film was parodied on Sesame Street with Susan Sarandon. She, along with the Count, are stranded in the rain and find themselves at the door of a large castle, echoing the opening scenes of the film.
  • In the video commentary for Muppets from Space, Rizzo and Gonzo interact with the movie on-screen. Rizzo notes, "This is like The Rocky Horror Show!"
  • Steve Whitmire counts the films as one of his favorites, and cites it as the source for the name of The Muppet Show character created for him, Lips, after the imagery used to promote the film on posters. A guitarist, performed by Whitmire, in episode 509 of The Muppet Show is seen decked out in Rocky Horror memorabilia, including a pin of the Usherette.[1]

Connections

  • Dick Cavett played the narrator in the 2001 Broadway revival
  • Sadie Corre played a Transylvanian in the film
  • Tim Curry played Dr. Frank-N-Furter - A Scientist in the film, as well as the original West End and Broadway productions, and played the Narrator/Criminologist in the 2016 TV version
  • Lea DeLaria played Dr. Scott and Eddie in the 2001 Broadway revival
  • Craig Ferguson was a replacement for Brad Majors in the 1990 London revival
  • Stephen Fry played the narrator in Rocky Horror Show Live (2015)
  • Gilbert Gottfried substituted as the narrator for one week in the 2001 Broadway revival
  • Joan Jett played Columbia and an usherette in the 2001 Broadway revival
  • George Little was a replacement as the narrator (in 1979) for the original West End production
  • Christopher Malcolm played Brad Majors in the original 1973 West End production
  • Kim Milford played Rocky in the 1975 Broadway production
  • Penn and Teller substituted as the narrator for one week in the 2001 Broadway revival
  • Sally Jessy Raphael substituted as the narrator for one week in the 2001 Broadway revival
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega played Magenta and an usherette in the 2001 Broadway revival
  • Susan Sarandon played Janet Weiss - A Heroine in the film
  • Edward Tudor-Pole played Riff Raff in the in the 1990 London revival
  • Ben Vereen played Dr. Scott in the 2016 TV version

Sources

  1. Muppet Pundit "Let’s Talk-Lips" by Steve Whitmire, August 4, 2017

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