Little Shop (found animated TV series; 1991)


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Little Shop
Little Shop title card, featuring "Junior".
Little Shop title card, featuring "Junior".
Status Found
Date found Nov 2012-Jan 2, 2017
Found by See below

Little Shop was a French-American Television Series that aired on Fox and La Cinq (a now-defunct French television network) in 1991, inspired by the 1982 off-Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors (and it's 1986 film musical adaptation of the same name) as well as the original 1960 film The Little Shop of Horrors.

Premise

The show was about Seymour Krelborn, an adolescent, a self-proclaimed nerd who works in a little flower shop owned by Mr Mushnik. His daughter, Audrey, is the love of Seymour's life, yet she doesn't seem to notice, or even understand his affections. Also, there's a bully named Paine Driller who constantly targets Seymour in his bullying.

Seymour has a pet flytrap named Junior. Junior was once a 200 million-year-old seed until he was found by Seymour in a junkyard. Once he was cared for by Seymour, he sprouted into a Venus Flytrap that raps and talks in hip-hop dialect. Unlike the films and the musical, where Junior (there named "Audrey II") is an antagonist who forces Seymour to commit murders to satisfy his hunger for human blood, the TV series depicts Junior as a protagonist who sides with Seymour.

The horror elements that were in the previous musical and films were cut, in favor of a more child-friendly tone.

Staff

While the credit for the concept for this adaptation is given to Ellen Levy and Mark Edward Edens, the show was created by Jean Chalopin (best known as the founder of DIC Entertainment and the co-creator of Inspector Gadget), and was produced by animator Tom Tataranowicz (who first did animation for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) and producer Hain Saban (who would later go on to create Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). The music for the series was written by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy.

The series stars Jana Lexxa as Seymour Krelborn, Jennie Kwan as Audrey Mushnik, Michael Rawl as Mr. Mushnik, Terry McGee as Audrey Junior, and Mark Ryan-Martin as Paine Driller. Lisa Paulette is credited as Seymour's singing voice.

Roger Corman, the writer and director of the original 1960 film, is also credited as a creative consultant for the series.

Availability

Little Shop first ran for only 13 half-hour episodes, until it ended two months after its premiere in September of 1991. It was rerun until September 5, 1992.

In January of 2015, only three episodes of the show (the pilot episode, titled "Bad Seed", the fourth episode "Unfair Science", and the sixth episode "I Loathe a Parade") were known to be publicly available, due to VHS recordings that were subsequently uploaded to YouTube.

The ninth episode of Little Shop, "It's a Wonderful Leaf," in German.

On September 19th, 2015, YouTube user Joey Bridgehouse uploaded a VHS quality rip of the German dub of episode nine, "It's a Wonderful Leaf" (re-titled "Ein schlimmer Traum," translated into English as "A Bad Dream"). The premise is a typical spoof of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life. Nearly a week afterwards, the Youtube channel VHS Land of Videos uploaded an incomplete VHS quality rip of "Air Junior", including some of the original commercial breaks. An Italian video can be found here.

More recently, in late-December 2016, three additional episodes (the second episode "Real Men Aren't Made Of Quiche", the third episode "Back to the Fuchsia" and the fifth episode "Stage Blight") were uploaded by The Little Shop Archive YouTube account. This was closely followed on January 1, 2017 by the entirety of "Air Junior" and the eighth episode "Untitled Halloween Story". The remaining episodes were uploaded on January 2, 2017. The only episode not uploaded was the English version of "It's a Wonderful Leaf", as the DVD copy given to The Little Shop Archive YouTube account was damaged. A mirror upload of the German dub of this episode was uploaded in its place.

Episodes

# Episode Title Status Found by
1 Bad Seed FOUND 1 2 3, Alt, Alt 2 Unknown, Wumo, Scuttleman1127
2 Real Men Aren't Made Of Quiche FOUND The Little Shop Archive
3 Back to the Fuchsia FOUND The Little Shop Archive
4 Unfair Science FOUND Comixbear
5 Stage Blight FOUND Wumo
6 I Loathe a Parade FOUND Betamax King
7 Air Junior FOUND The Little Shop Archive
8 Untitled Halloween Story FOUND The Little Shop Archive
9 It's a Wonderful Leaf FOUND (German) Joey Bridgehouse
10 Tooth or Consequences FOUND The Little Shop Archive
11 Walk Like a Nerd FOUND The Little Shop Archive
12 Pulp Fiction FOUND The Little Shop Archive
13 Married to the Mush FOUND The Little Shop Archive
The 1st Episode of Little Shop "Bad Seed".
Another video of "Bad Seed", plus the 5th Episode of Little Shop "Stage Blight".
The 2nd Episode of Little Shop "Real Men Aren't Made Of Quiche".
The 3rd Episode of Little Shop "Back to the Fuchsia".
The 4th Episode of Little Shop "Unfair Science".
The 6th Episode of Little Shop, "I Loathe a Parade".
The 7th Episode of Little Shop "Air Junior".
The 8th Episode of Little Shop "Untitled Halloween Story".
The 10th Episode of Little Shop "Tooth or Consequences".
The 11th Episode of Little Shop "Walk Like a Nerd".
The 12th Episode of Little Shop "Pulp Fiction".
The 13th and Final Episode of Little Shop "Married to the Mush".
Promo for the show showing "Untitled Halloween Story".

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

15 months ago
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Anyone know where I can find the whole series?
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Anonymous user #2

15 months ago
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did you even read what the wiki is named? you cannot find the full series anywhere ya idiot
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SootyFan1996

9 months ago
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Agreed.
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Scuttleman1127

13 months ago
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RetroGameFan9000

13 months ago
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I already added the promo in the old wikia. I just need to added that promo in the new wiki.
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Anonymous user #3

9 months ago
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i have a vhs in the uk and i will check what episodes are on the tape and ill report back
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RetroGameFan9000

7 months ago
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You have checked what episodes are?
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TheYoshiState

9 months ago
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The clips from the promo are most likely from "Halloween Story" judging by the scene in the video thumbnail preview.
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WillyGurl08

5 months ago
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Hi! It's me,WillyGurl08!
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MortoQueiba

6 months ago
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I've updated the article and backed the video up. The first episode "Bad Seed" was already found, but this is in better quality. I'm assuming the second episode is "Stage Blight".
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Scuttleman1127

5 months ago
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Another find of the show, I present to you guys, Episodes 2 and 3, as well as a 3rd recording of Episode 1! https://youtu.be/tPs6e7m5MmU https://youtu.be/vDk9sKGpGLY https://youtu.be/mkJJQpzejJE
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WillyGurl08

5 months ago
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"The show was about Seymour Krelborn, an adolescent, self-proclaimed nerd who works in a little flower shop owned by Mr. Mushnik."

Wait, isn't child labor ilegal?
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Anonymous user #4

5 months ago
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It isn't in cartoons
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SwiftSLawliet

3 months ago
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Maybe it's just a part-time job, seems legit since it's implied he's around 13, even if he looks younger than he actually is due to the design.
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Wumo

5 months ago
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Hurray! The entire episodes are found! Hurray! :-D
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Johnny

5 months ago
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I cant believe its found! FINALLY
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Wumo

5 months ago
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Seymour's mother's face in that cartoon is never shown on screen wow :o
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