|Season 1, Episode 7|
|Air date||October 19, 1991|
|Written by|| Robert N. Skir|
|Directed by||Karen Peterson|
I Loathe a Parade
Untitled Halloween Story
Air Junior is the seventh episode that Fox aired of the animated Little Shop TV series.
When Audrey gets a job as a used-shoe salesman, Junior encourages Seymour to get a new pair of sneakers, then he uses his vegetable magnetism on the rubber soles to make Seymour fly.
- Little Shop (Theme Song) - Junior & Cast
- Shoes - Junior
- I'm Flyin' - Seymour
- I Could Have Made a Lot of Feet Happy - Audrey Mushnick
- Seymour Krelborn
- Audrey Mushnick
- Mr. Mushnick
- Paine Driller
- The Dim Bulbs
- Ped Sullivan
- Malocclusia Driller
- Colonel Blimp
- Mr. Mushnick remarks to Audrey, "Last week you wanted to be a refrigerator repairman," (referencing Real Men Aren't Made of Quiche), and "two weeks ago, a fireman" (referencing Bad Seed). Numbers on production art indicate that I Loathe a Parade was the third episode produced, but this dialogue indicates that the script for this show was written first.
- Seymour exclaims, "Close encounter of the extra-terrestrial kind!" Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial were both directed by Steven Spielberg.
- Ped Sullivan is a sendup of TV host Ed Sullivan.
- Since Skid Row is in New York, it seems strange that Ped Sullivan would have a pair of orthopedic shoes previously owned by The Little Old Lady from Pasadena, which is in California.
- We get our first glimpse of Malocclusia Driller hanging laundry on a clothesline during the song "I'm Flyin'." Like Seymour, her hair is flesh colored here, but otherwise it seems to be the same character design.
- During the song "I'm flyin'," Seymour refers to himself as "Larry the bird." This is an allusion to NBA basketball player Larry Bird who, at the time, was a household name.
- The Footwear Blimp is a takeoff of The Goodyear Blimp.
- There's a bizarre cut in the animation during the song "I Could Have Made a Lot of Feet Happy" when Audrey asks, "Why's life so hard on a girl..." It's unclear whether the song was cut down or if it was just a bad edit.