“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.”
“I was walkin’ in the wholesale flower district that day
and I passed by this place where this old Chinese man
he sometimes sells me weird and exotic cuttings,
’cause he knows, you see, that strange plants are my hobby.”
“He didn’t have anything unusual there that day.
so I was just about to, ya know, walk on by,
and without warning, there was this total eclipse of the sun.”
“It got very dark and there was this strange
sound like something from another world.
And when the light came back this weird plant was just sitting there,”
“I’ve given you sunlight.
I’ve given you rain.
Looks like you’re not happy,
‘Less I open a vein.
I’ll give you a few drops
If that’ll appease.
Now please-oh please-grow for me!”
Feed Me, Seymour!
Lyrics originally from the Musical “Little Shop of Horrors”
by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman