Thursday, February 23, 2006

Little Office of Horrors

Tomorrow is the birthday of one of my good friends at the office. She will be a whopping 26 years old.

Yesterday, she received flowers from the co-workers in her department and called me to her office to see them. It was a huge arrangement at least four feet tall with some unusual blooms in it. We agreed that some of the plants looked like something that would be in the movie Little Shop of Horrors.

I said, "Have you ever seen the old version of Little Shop of Horrors?"

Carly said, "Yeah, the one with Steve Martin?"

That's when I realized that Carly was 6 years old when the remake was made. To her, that was the old version. To me, the version made in 1960, when I was 5 years old, is the old version.

Damn, young whippersnapper.

Edited to add pictures at Neal's request (2/25/06):

Man-Eating Blooms ala Little Shop of Horrors

Carly and her lovely Happy Birthday plant

Carly being attacked by her lovely Happy Birthday Plant

ala Little Shop of Horrors

The lovely Happy Birthday plant

after his satisfying meal of Carly stew


Neal said...

What? No picture of the flowers (or the girl)? I love both Nicholson and Martin in those movies.
I have to type 'gfrulit' to make this comment.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

bahaha, that's hilarious. :)

BTW, in case anyone is keeping track (as I know you are prone to do), I will be 26 in a whopping 5 months and 10 days. :)

My mom's b-day is tomorrow, and she's denying it.

Laurie said...

Neal - I brought my camera to work today so I could take some pictures. I'll post them tonight or tomorrow. (Your wish is my command.)

Jen - Happy Birthday to Lone Star Lass!!!

so said...

OK, I'm only a few months younger than you, and I didn't know there was a 1960 version. Maybe I have an excuse. We lived in the N GA foothills and never went to movies.

Popeye said...

I haven't seen either. I'm Amish.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

King Kong came out in 1933, but didn't get to my hometown until 1935 when I was FIVE.

Lorna said...

I paid a nickel to see my first silent flicker.....

Laurie said...

SO - The first time I saw the old version was on television when they used to show horror movies on Saturday afternoons.

Popeye - It's a piece of work.

Old Horsetail - I bet you fell in love with Fay Wray, even at 5 years old.

Lorna - Well, by cracky, you win.

Neal said...

Having been born a little while after the first King Kong, my earliest memory of going to the movies was hiding in the trunk of the car so that my parents wouldn't have to pay for my admission into the drive-in theater. I don't remember how old I was, but me and two of my sisters fit in the trunk.
Thanks for the pictures of the girl-eating-plant (and the girl).

Laurie said...

Neal - I have a post in the works about drive-in theaters. Those were a blast. You're welcome on the picture post.