Off The Cutting Room Floor

102 - The Worse He Treats Me

An episode of Off The Cutting Room Floor

By Joss Hoskinson
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A bite-sized film (and entertainment) history podcast, released in quick, digestible chunks!

Got corrections? Want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttingroompod@gmail.com
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A Brief Hiatus + Schedule Announcement
Hi :) The show is going on a small hiatus for the month of December,  but fret not! The show will be back in January, with one small change. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Decade!
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December 6, 2019
Episode #104 - A Little Dental Music
This week on Off The Cutting Room Floor, we're taking a look at Ashman & Menken's only foray into muzak, -- Well, at least intentionally. -- "A Little Dental Music." The voice of Howard Ashman was provided by Davis from Jacks of Trades (@JacksTradesPod). The voices of Seymour and Orin was Ryan and Josh, respectively, from Rumor Flies (@RumorFlies). Theme music is the track "always slept so soundly" by serisu, off the EP domestications. Follow Off The Cutting Room Floor @OTCRoomPod everywhere, and support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/josshoskie Got corrections? Suggestions? Just want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttingroompod@gmail.com. To view transcripts, and corrections, visit cuttingroompod.tumblr.com Cassette sound effect (which has been extended) is by Bertrof on freesound.org. https://freesound.org/people/Bertrof/sounds/351567/ SOURCES: "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: Cross-Pollinization!," Mondo Musicals!, 25 August 2010 Little Shop Bonus Songs. Broadway World message boards. Cut Songs – Songs that Never Made it Into Your Favorite Musicals. Musical Theatre Mash MusicalTalk Podcast. Episode #313, "Touring Phantoms and Singing Plants (Feat. Alan Menken)" Alan Menken: Interview Part 5. Broadwayshowbiz.com Howard Ashman papers, Library of Congress.
05:10
November 22, 2019
103 - Feed Me, You Nudnik! - The Original, Abandoned Score
This week on Off The Cutting Room Floor, we're taking a look at Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's original approach to Little Shop of Horrors, and the remnants that have come to light. The voice of Howard Ashman was provided by Davis from Jacks of Trades (@JacksTradesPod). The voice of Not Joss Hoskinson was Microsoft Mark. Theme music is the track "always slept so soundly" by serisu, off the EP domestications. Follow Off The Cutting Room Floor @OTCRoomPod everywhere. Got corrections? Suggestions? Just want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttringroompod@gmail.com. To view sources, transcripts, and corrections, visit cuttingroompod.tumblr.com Cassette sound effect (which has been extended) is by Bertrof on freesound.org. https://freesound.org/people/Bertrof/sounds/351567/ SOURCES: Persistence of Vision documentary, sourced from Wikipedia "The Animator Who Never Gave Up – The Unmaking of a Masterpiece," Summer, Edward (1996). Howard Ashman, radio interview with WBAI, c. 1982. Howard Ashman audio cassette collection, Library of Congress. Genesis of a Song: Alan Menken Breaks Down Writing His Little Shop of Horrors ‘Prologue,’ Playbill. The Anatomy of a Song (Working In The Theatre #417), The American Theatre Wing Theater Talk, "Alan Menken, Part 1," CunyTV. Howard Ashman papers, Library of Congress.
06:57
November 8, 2019
102 - The Worse He Treats Me
This week on Off The Cutting Room Floor, we're talking about that song. The voice of Seymour was provided by Ryan from Rumor Flies (@RumorFlies), Audrey was Samantha from Perhaps It's You (@PerhapsItsYou), and Howard Ashman was Davis from Jacks of Trades (@JacksTradesPod). Theme music is the track "always slept so soundly" by serisu, off the EP domestications. Follow Off The Cutting Room Floor @OTCRoomPod everywhere. Got corrections? Suggestions? Just want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttringroompod@gmail.com. To view sources, transcripts, and corrections, visit cuttingroompod.tumblr.com Cassette sound effect (which has been extended) is by Bertrof on freesound.org. https://freesound.org/people/Bertrof/sounds/351567/ SOURCES: "Ever a Surprise: Remembering Howard Ashman (Part 1)," Dan Jones, Geva Journal, 14 January 2015 "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: Cross-Pollinization!," Mondo Musicals!, 25 August 2010 "Why Howard Ashman's Family Thought Writing Little Shop of Horrors Was a Suicide Mission," Playbill, 1 July 2015 Little shop of horrors, BMI session, Howard Ashman archive, audio cassette collection, Library of Congress "Little Shop of Horrors: From the Cutting Room Floor," howardashman.com,  September 2017* Howard Ashman papers, Library of Congress *Unfortunately, the Feed Me message board no longer exists and I can't find an archive of the thread or Sarah's comment. However, after I wrote about what I had found about "The Worse He Treats Me," she replied and explained that the song was cut immediately after the workshop and that the song was never included in a draft of the script that was rehearsed, performed, or seen by any performers.
07:00
October 25, 2019
101 - Somewhere That's Green: The Original Draft
This week on Off The Cutting Room Floor, we're taking a look at one of musical theater's most beloved I-want songs and its origins as a love duet. The voice of Howard Ashman was provided by Davis from the Jacks of Trades podcast. Follow Jacks of Trades on Twitter @JacksTradesPod. The voice of Audrey was provided by Samantha from Perhaps It's You. Follow Perhaps It's You on twitter @PerhapsItsYou. Theme music is the track "always slept so soundly" by serisu. Follow Off The Cutting Room Floor @OTCRoomPod everywhere. Got corrections? Suggestions? Just want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttringroompod@gmail.com. To view sources, transcripts, and corrections, visit cuttingroompod.tumblr.com Cassette sound effect (which has been extended) is by Bertrof on freesound.org. https://freesound.org/people/Bertrof/sounds/351567/ SOURCES: "What’s next for Barbra?,” Ladies’ Home Journal, Aug 1984, archived by Barbra Streisand Archive Howard Ashman, WBAI radio interview, c. 1982, Howard Ashman archive, audio cassette collection, Library of Congress Promotional interview for The Little Mermaid, sourced from "'Waking Sleeping Beauty' - Howard Ashman, Jodi Benson & Glen Keane" Midday Live, 1982, Howard Ashman archive, moving image collection, Library of Congress "Never-Before-Seen Pictures and Anecdotes from the Creation of Little Shop of Horrors!," 30 June 2015, Playbill Howard Ashman papers, Library of Congress
05:12
October 11, 2019
Howard Ashman on Adapting Little Shop (Season One Promo)
As a taste of what's to come in season one, here's a quote from Howard Ashman on adapting works, specifically the film The Little Shop of Horrors, into a stage musical, read by Davis from the Jacks of Trades podcast.  This quote comes from a radio interview with Ira Weitzman for WBAI. The full radio interview, featuring a performance of "Somewhere That's Green" by Ellen Greene, can be found in the Howard Ashman audio cassette collection at the Library of Congress. Follow Jacks of Trades on Twitter @JacksTradesPod. Follow Off The Cutting Room Floor @OTCRoomPod everywhere. Got corrections? Suggestions? Just want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttringroompod@gmail.com. To view sources (and see any corrections), visit cuttingroompod.tumblr.com
00:57
October 4, 2019
Questioning Audrey - Little Shop Day Promo #2
Happy Little Shop of Horrors film day! In celebration, and as a taste of what's to come in season one, here's a deleted scene from a draft of the Little Shop of Horrors screenplay, dated September 27, 1985, read by Ryan, Josh, and Greg from Rumor Flies. (Oh, and me.) The draft can be found in the Howard Ashman papers at the Library of Congress. Follow Rumor Flies on Twitter @RumorFlies. Got corrections? Want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttringroompod@gmail.com To view sources (and see any corrections), visit cuttingroompod.tumblr.com.
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September 23, 2019
It's Only A Plant (Unused Lyric Sketch) - Little Shop Day Promo
Happy Little Shop of Horrors day! In celebration, and as a taste of what's to come in season one, here's an early, untitled lyric sketch written by Howard Ashman for Little Shop of Horrors, read by Ryan from Rumor Flies. This sketch comes from the Howard Ashman Papers at the Library of Congress. Follow Rumor Flies on Twitter @RumorFlies. Got corrections? Want to get in touch? Tweet me @josshoskie or send an email to cuttringroompod@gmail.com To view sources (and see any corrections), visit cuttingroompod.tumblr.com
00:47
September 21, 2019
What Is This? (SEASON ONE ANNOUNCEMENT)
What is Off The Cutting Room Floor going to be? And what will our first season hold? Follow the show @OTCRoomPod everywhere! Visit the show's website, cuttingroompod.tumblr.com, for sources, transcripts, and corrections. Questions? Corrections? Suggestions? Email me at cuttingroompod@gmail.com Follow me personally @josshoskie everywhere.
01:34
September 20, 2019
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