Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Easter Egg - Title Song References

During the title song, there are numerous references to various B-grade sci-fi flicks.

I believe I have them all in order...

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Flash Gordon

The Invisible Man

King Kong

It Came From Outerspace

Doctor X

Forbidden Planet

Tarantula

The Day of the Triffids

Night of the Demon

When Worlds Collide

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Contributed By: Goat on 08-28-1999
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Huga writes:
This is *so* not an Easter Egg! The song is called "Science Fiction Double Feature" and refers to the old (50's/60's) thing of going to double-feature (that means two in a row) films at the cinema or drive-in. And hence it mentions lots of sci-fi films.
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mrs_madden writes:
Actually, Lili St. Cyr (Born Marie Van Shaak, June 3, 1918 Minneapolis, Minnesota) was a striptease. Here's the proof: http://www.kick-in-the-head.com/html/stcyr.html
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Puck writes:
Since the song is about old sci-fi movies, I'm not sure that this would be an Easter Egg. If you take away the referrences, there's almost nothing left of the song besides, "oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh".
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pepperpot writes:
Lily St. Cyr was a fashion model who sold her own line of lingerie during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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CutiePIe writes:
My comment is simply this the reason all those were in the song was they were just some b-rated sci-fi flicks Hence the name SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE
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Zoso writes:
Brad: It's beyond me; help me Mommy! Janet: God bless Lilly St. Cyr. ... it's a the very end, almost. (a scene with Frank and Dr. Scott) My question: Who is Lilly St. Cyr ? Have I found an easter egg?
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madpuppy writes:
The "Night of the Demons" reference- "Dana Andrews said prunes gave him the runes"- Dana Andrews starred in the movie and runes played a part of the plot.
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Amanda writes:
OK, people, all those films that are mentioned in the opening song were produced by the RKO studio, that is no longer in use. If you look at the end of the movie the radio tower says RKO. Hence the references in the song.
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LimpNJen writes:
I believe this would only be an egg to a person that is either a "Rocy Virgin" and/or a person that only watches RHPS in October and never a month before and that's only if they never did any research on the music in the film or the film it's self. Any normal Rocky fan would laugh at this.
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Moon_Unit writes:
Well, maybe not so much an egg as a cute little tidbit, or something to that effect. How's that? :o)
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Zoso writes:
Where's the line referring to "Night of the Demons"? I can't hear it, or do I have a wrong "version" of RHPS? (it's the english version, actually...)
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GOD14UK writes:
actually the RKO tower was only used as a back up because the head of fox would not allow the 20th Century Fox logo (displayed at beginning of film) to be used with Magenta and Columbia pulling bits of plywood like the searchlights. but Science Fiction/Double Feature was written by Richard O'Brien for a charity function, and therefore not connected at all with the RKO tower. The RKO tower was climbed by Rocky, carrying Fank at the end of the film, which is a direct relation to King Kong carrying Fay Wray in the RKO film!
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Goat writes:
Well, it's something about the movie that many people may not know... but maybe you're right :-)
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Cuchulain writes:
How can this be an easter egg? Isn't an egg supposed to be something that isn't immediately obvious? If you didn't notice that, then you weren't actually watching the film, were you?
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Mr. Saotoby writes:
The Twentieth Century Fox logo was supposed to be used instead of the RKO tower, but Science Fiction/Double Feature was written for the stage show, as were all the songs in the movie (and one or two not in the movie), not a charity function.
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BeckieBaby writes:
This could be wrong, but I learned this from a very huge fan of RHPS..The title song was actually written on a dare...someone dared Richard O'Brien that he couldn't write a good song that had so many sci-fi movie titles. Someone help me on this? My source had a huge book with all audience shouts and script, and he says this tid bit was in it...
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It may be immediately obvious to any sci fi fan, but that doesn't mean that it's immediately obvious to everyone, I think this qualifies as an easter egg.
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