One of the most enduring, iconic lines from the original The Rocky Horror Picture show is one that closes out Dr. Frank-N-Furter's introductory song "Sweet Transvestite." After devastating everyone with the killer number, Frank walks over to the elevator and pronounces that he can see Brad and Janet shivering with antici... The pause goes on just one or two beats longer than it should, in time to catch everyone's anxious expressions, before Frank finishes off the "–pation." It's a classic moment from the show that everyone can't help but wait to hear, and here are some of the best Rocky Horror anticipation tweets and memes that show just how much fans were waiting to hear it.
There was a lot of anticipation for FOX's Rocky Horror remake, both good and bad. The original movie is such a cult classic, so ingrained in the hearts and minds of its fans, that any little deviation could be enough to disappoint viewers. After all the waiting and wondering, finally settling in for the FOX version is when the moment of truth comes. All the changes and reinterpretations could ultimately prove worried fans right – or prove them wrong after all. Most of the Twitter reactions were counting down the minutes to seeing Laverne Cox's appearance as Frank-N-Furter – and a lot of them were left shivering.
The remake introduced an audience watching the film as we watch it along with them, and unfortunately they kill some of the tension when they screech "SAY IT" in the middle of Cox's line. It's a popular shout-out when the movie is played in theaters, but when watching an audience on screen watch the movie, it doesn't feel quite as natural.
Whether or not it worked for you is a matter of personal taste, but there were definitely other moments to look forward to, such as seeing Tim Curry on screen again after so many years. Curry is integral to Rocky Horror, having originated the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter on stage and screen, but after suffering a stroke a few years ago he hasn't been in the public eye nearly as much. For the remake, he took on the role of the Criminologist, narrating the entire show from the comfort of a cushy office. It's fantastic to see Curry again, especially in this context. Rocky Horror was the film that made him famous, and it wouldn't be the same without him.
FOX's Rocky Horror won't be everyone's cup of tea, but after all that time spent anticipating the revival, at least the wait is over.