Feeling Meme-ish: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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It’s been forty years since Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell and company—with a side of Meatloaf—brought Jim Sharman and O’Brien’s musical stage production to the Big Screen. While much has been written about the cultural phenomena that resulted, we’d like to take a few moments to appreciate the The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s lingering presence in the Zeitgeist by examining its manifestations in that crucible of modern culture: the meme generator. The same qualities that made the movie so ideal for the audience participation craze that subsumed it has made it a rewarding destination for the meme-inclined. Click through and see for yourself how easily Dr. Frank N. Furter, Janet, Brad and the rest have not only generated their own memes, but also meshed effortlessly with other shows and characters.