Study Guide

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Scene 18

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Scene 18

Scene 18

  • Magenta accuses Frank of being sentimental.
  • Riff Raff clarifies that the "we" who are returning to Transylvania doesn't include Frank.
  • Riff Raff and Magenta are leaving without him.
  • Riff Raff pulls a pitchfork-shaped laser pistol at Frank to eradicate him.
  • At the back of the auditorium, Columbia shrieks.
  • Riff Raff turns and zaps her with the laser, killing her instantly.
  • Frank attempts to escape in the most unlikely way possible: climbing the stage curtain.
  • Riff Raff shoots him too, and he collapses into a heap of fishnets and white fabric.
  • Rocky rushes to his side, crying.
  • Riff Raff attempts to shoot Rocky, but he's so buff, his incredible pectorals reflect the laser beam.
  • Riff Raff climbs the RKO radio tower like King Kong, with Frank on his back like Fay Wray.
  • The tower tips over, dumping Rocky into the pool and killing him, too.
  • Riff Raff lets Dr. Scott, Brad, and Janet go, warning them the entire house is about to blast off to the planet Transsexual in the galaxy Transylvania.
  • Magenta, excited to return home, reprises "The Time Warp"
  • Brad, Janet, and Dr. Scott escape just in time. The whole house blasts off like a rocket, leaving them scrambling in the dirt below.
  • Back in his office, our creepy shiny-faced narrator says they're "insects called the human race, lost in time and lost in space." (Lost in Space is a different TV show, dude.)
  • The chorus sings "The End."
  • And they mean it. It's over. Go home. It's just a jump to the left…

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