Junior the plant - A large potted plant with a
proclivity to sing rap songs on the animated
cartoon LITTLE SHOP/FOX/1991.
Junior belonged to a nerdy teenager named
Seymour Krelborn who was responsible for feeding
the temperamental plant.
The program was inspired by director Roger
Corman's low-budget black comedy The Little
Shop Of Horrors (1960) written by Charles B.
In the movie, Seymour worked in a flower shop in
a run down section of New York City where he
developed a bloodthirsty, man-eating plant that
grew from the size of a tulip bulb to the size
of an elephant. The hungry plant was always
crying "Feed me!"
In the beginning, Seymour provided the plant
(which he called Audrey after his girlfriend)
with a few drops of his own blood but when
demand outstripped his own supply, Seymour went
in search of other sources of food for the
First he found an old drunk who was accidentally
killed on the railroad tracks. Later, the plant
ate Seymour's friends and finally Seymour.
The original movie spawned an off-Broadway
musical adaptation written by Howard Ashman and
Alan Menken which was later made into a 1986
film starring Rick Moranis as Seymour; Ellen
Greene as Audrey; and the voice of Levi Stubbs
as Audrey II, a man-eating plant with
For those who enjoy stories of
man-eating plants, I offer for your viewing
entertainment The Day Of The Triffids
(1963), a British sci-fi film about a group of
carnivorous plants, spawned from the seeds
carried to Earth by meteors.
Additionally, there is The Attack Of The
Killer Tomatoes (1980) a low-budget sci-fi
spoof about huge red tomatoes eating everything
from boy scout troops to senior citizens.
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