Little Shop of Horrors (1986) Poster

Steve Martin: Orin Scrivello D.D.S.



  • Orin : [holding a dentist's tool]  Let me ask you something! Does this scare you? Would you like if I took this and headed right for your damn incisors?

    Seymour : [looks terrified] 

    Orin : It'd hurt, right?

    Seymour : Uh huh.

    Orin : You'd scream, right?

    Seymour : Uh huh.

    Orin : Well get your ass in here!

  • Orin : I find a little giggle-gas before I begin increases my pleasure enormously.

  • Orin : Stupid woman! Christ, what a friggin' scatterbrain!

    Audrey : I'm sorry, doctor! I'm sorry, doctor!

    Orin : Falls off the motorcycle!

    Audrey : I'm clumsy, doctor! I'm clumsy, doctor!

    Orin : [kicks down the doors]  Messes my hair! Get the door open, you little slut!

    Audrey : I'm trying, doctor! I;m trying, doctor!

    Orin : Get the Vitalis! Quick, the Vitalis!

    Audrey : [feeling threatened]  I'M OUT OF IT!

    Orin : [grabs her]  WHAT!

    [Orin slaps her harshly making her cry] 

  • [Orin Scrivello, the sadistic dentist] 

    Orin : [singing]  I thrill when I drill a bicuspid / It's swell though they tell me I'm mal-ad-just-ed.

  • Audrey : I'm sorry doctor, I'm sorry.

    Orin : Fall off the motorcycle my ass!

  • Orin : Look Seymour, this could happen to you. Unless I take immediate action.

    Seymour : [helpless in dentist chair]  What's that?

    Orin : [enthusiastically]  A drill.

    Seymour : It's rusty!

    Orin : It's an antique. They don't make 'em like this any more. Sturdy. Heavy. Dull!

    Orin : I'm gonna want some gas fer this.

    Seymour : Oh, thank God. I thought you weren't gonna use any.

    Orin : Oh, the gas isn't for you Seymour, it's for me. You see, I wanna really enjoy this.

  • [Seymour points a gun at him] 

    Orin : [while wearing a gas mask, sees it]  Huh? What the hell's that? A gun?

    [laughs out of control] 

    Orin : [sarcastically while laughing still]  Kid's got a goddamn revolver Oh, Jesus! I'm in trouble now, huh?

    [Orin laughs still as Seymour goes nervous still pointing the gun at him] 

    Orin : Oh, wait till I turn this gas off.

    [takes the cap off by accident] 

    Orin : Uh-oh! Oh, give me a hand, would you? No, I guess you wouldn't, would you?

    [laughs again but coughs as he tries to take the mask off] 

    Orin : You see, Seymour, I could asphyx...

    [coughs out of control] 

    Orin : I could asphyx...

    [continues laughing and coughing until he collapses on the floor] 

    Orin : [stops laughing]  What'd I ever do to you?

    Seymour : [lowers the gun]  Nothing. It's what you did to her.

    Orin : Her who?

    [Seymour does not answer] 

    Orin : [finally gets it]  Oh... her...

    [Orin then dies from too much nitrous oxide as Seymour goes puzzled] 

  • Orin : [singing]  When I was younger, just a bad little kid/My mama noticed funny things I did/Like shooting puppies with a BB gun/I'd poison guppies, and when I was done/I'd find a pussycat and bash in its head/That's when my mama said...

    Crystal , Ronette , Chiffon : What did she say?

    Orin : She said, "My boy, I think someday/You'll find a way/To make your natural tendencies pay/You'll be a dentist!/You have a talent for causing things pain/Son, be a dentist/People will pay you to be inhumane/Your temperament's wrong for the priesthood/And teaching would suit you sill less/Son, be a dentist/You'll be a success!"

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