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2nd Jan '16 9:42:11 AM Doug86
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** And an episode of ''ILoveLucy''.

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** And an episode of ''ILoveLucy''.''Series/ILoveLucy''.
24th Nov '15 1:54:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cyrano's nose in ''CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II, his fellow cadets claim that even using an handkerchief is sufficient to send him into a murderous rage. He kills onstage the man who hits the Berserk Button, after he comes up with an impromptu list of 20 better jokes than "Big Nose." Christian try to have a duel with Cyrano by using a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of nose puns]] but doesn't success, Cyrano knowing who he is. It's present in the {{remake}} movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', as well.

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* Cyrano's nose in ''CyranoDeBergerac'': ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II, his fellow cadets claim that even using an handkerchief is sufficient to send him into a murderous rage. He kills onstage the man who hits the Berserk Button, after he comes up with an impromptu list of 20 better jokes than "Big Nose." Christian try to have a duel with Cyrano by using a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of nose puns]] but doesn't success, Cyrano knowing who he is. It's present in the {{remake}} movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', ''Film/{{Roxanne}}'', as well.



* In ''{{Hamlet}}'', the usually [[ExtremeDoormat meek and passive]] Gertrude will explode if her husband Claudius is ever insulted ("You have your father much offended") or threatened ("Oh this is counter you false Danish dogs.") She's still fairly ineffectual though.

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* In ''{{Hamlet}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the usually [[ExtremeDoormat meek and passive]] Gertrude will explode if her husband Claudius is ever insulted ("You have your father much offended") or threatened ("Oh this is counter you false Danish dogs.") She's still fairly ineffectual though.
8th Sep '15 7:26:09 AM esauvage
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* Cyrano's nose in ''CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II, his fellow cadets claim that even using the word "nose" is sufficient to send him into a murderous rage. The worst it does onstage, however, is trigger a stream of Unstoppable Scathing Sarcasm where he comes up with an impromptu list of 20 better jokes than "Big Nose." Cyrano was also about to throttle Christian for testing just how far he could push him with a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of nose puns]] and only stopped when he realized who he was. It's present in the {{remake}} movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', as well.

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* Cyrano's nose in ''CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II, his fellow cadets claim that even using the word "nose" an handkerchief is sufficient to send him into a murderous rage. The worst it does onstage, however, is trigger a stream of Unstoppable Scathing Sarcasm where He kills onstage the man who hits the Berserk Button, after he comes up with an impromptu list of 20 better jokes than "Big Nose." Cyrano was also about to throttle Christian for testing just how far he could push him try to have a duel with Cyrano by using a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of nose puns]] and only stopped when he realized but doesn't success, Cyrano knowing who he was.is. It's present in the {{remake}} movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', as well.
11th May '15 4:49:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Nathan in ''SweetGayBabyJesus'' seems much more calm and level-headed than his boyfriend, Jed- until said boyfriend's actually threatened, and then he [[spoiler: mashes thing up with a golf club]].

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* Nathan in ''SweetGayBabyJesus'' ''Theatre/SweetGayBabyJesus'' seems much more calm and level-headed than his boyfriend, Jed- until said boyfriend's actually threatened, and then he [[spoiler: mashes thing up with a golf club]].
2nd Nov '14 8:23:42 PM MusicManSamwise
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** A lampshading in the original production, as Jonathan was played by Karloff himself.
12th May '14 6:27:55 AM Prfnoff
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* [[AxCrazy Jonathan Brewster]] in ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' will try to strangle anyone who says that he looks like Creator/BorisKarloff.

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* In ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'', [[AxCrazy Jonathan Brewster]] in ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' will immediately try to strangle anyone who says points out the fact that he looks like Creator/BorisKarloff.
4th Mar '14 10:04:46 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Giovanni mentioning Ash's mom to him makes him furious.
22nd Dec '13 1:15:58 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* [[AxCrazy Jonathan Brewster]] in ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' will try to strangle anyone who says that he looks like Creator/BorisKarloff.
* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'': Kate Monster. One word: Racism.
---> '''Kate:''' What are you trying to say? That all Monsters ''look the same to you?!'' Huh? HUH? '''HUH?!'''
** Seems to be a sore spot for Gary Coleman too, although he gets even angrier if reminded of what his parents did to him.
* Cyrano's nose in ''CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II, his fellow cadets claim that even using the word "nose" is sufficient to send him into a murderous rage. The worst it does onstage, however, is trigger a stream of Unstoppable Scathing Sarcasm where he comes up with an impromptu list of 20 better jokes than "Big Nose." Cyrano was also about to throttle Christian for testing just how far he could push him with a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of nose puns]] and only stopped when he realized who he was. It's present in the {{remake}} movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', as well.
* In ''The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds'' (now that's a LongTitle), Ruth mentions her mother's high-school nickname, Betty the Loon. It doesn't end well [[GoMadFromTheRevelation for]] [[SanitySlippage Ruth]] or for [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman her pet rabbit.]]
* In ''{{Hamlet}}'', the usually [[ExtremeDoormat meek and passive]] Gertrude will explode if her husband Claudius is ever insulted ("You have your father much offended") or threatened ("Oh this is counter you false Danish dogs.") She's still fairly ineffectual though.
** Pretty much [[HairtriggerTemper everything]] is a BerserkButton to Hamlet but especially referring to Claudius as his father.



* In ''{{Hamlet}}'', the usually [[ExtremeDoormat meek and passive]] Gertrude will explode if her husband Claudius is ever insulted ("You have your father much offended") or threatened ("Oh this is counter you false Danish dogs.") She's still fairly ineffectual though.
** Pretty much [[HairtriggerTemper everything]] is a BerserkButton to Hamlet but especially referring to Claudius as his father.
* In ''Theatre/TwelfthNight,'' Orsino very nearly loses it when he hears that his [[TheDulcineaEffect lady-love Olivia]] has married his page, Cesario. However, careful listening to his monologue reveals that what he's ''really'' mad about is losing [[HoYay his page.]]
* Cyrano's nose in ''CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II, his fellow cadets claim that even using the word "nose" is sufficient to send him into a murderous rage. The worst it does onstage, however, is trigger a stream of Unstoppable Scathing Sarcasm where he comes up with an impromptu list of 20 better jokes than "Big Nose." Cyrano was also about to throttle Christian for testing just how far he could push him with a [[HurricaneOfPuns hurricane of nose puns]] and only stopped when he realized who he was. It's present in the {{remake}} movie ''{{Roxanne}}'', as well.



* [[AxCrazy Jonathan Brewster]] in ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' will try to strangle anyone who says that he looks like Creator/BorisKarloff.



* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'': Kate Monster. One word: Racism.
---> '''Kate:''' What are you trying to say? That all Monsters ''look the same to you?!'' Huh? HUH? '''HUH?!'''
** Seems to be a sore spot for Gary Coleman too, although he gets even angrier if reminded of what his parents did to him.

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* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'': Kate Monster. One word: Racism.
---> '''Kate:''' What are you trying
In ''Theatre/TwelfthNight,'' Orsino very nearly loses it when he hears that his [[TheDulcineaEffect lady-love Olivia]] has married his page, Cesario. However, careful listening to say? That all Monsters ''look the same to you?!'' Huh? HUH? '''HUH?!'''
** Seems to be a sore spot for Gary Coleman too, although he gets even angrier if reminded of
his monologue reveals that what he's ''really'' mad about is losing [[HoYay his parents did to him.page.]]



*** Mistreatment of people and Animals also sets her off, which is what causes - well, at least ''half'' of the problems in the play. She even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny starts a fight with Glinda]] for talking about Fiyero as if he were her property.
* In ''The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds'' (now that's a LongTitle), Ruth mentions her mother's high-school nickname, Betty the Loon. It doesn't end well [[GoMadFromTheRevelation for]] [[SanitySlippage Ruth]] or for [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman her pet rabbit.]]

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*** Mistreatment of people and Animals also sets her off, which is what causes - well, at least ''half'' of the problems in the play. She even [[CrowningMomentOfFunny starts a fight with Glinda]] for talking about Fiyero as if he were her property.
* In ''The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds'' (now that's a LongTitle), Ruth mentions her mother's high-school nickname, Betty the Loon. It doesn't end well [[GoMadFromTheRevelation for]] [[SanitySlippage Ruth]] or for [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman her pet rabbit.]]
property.
8th Sep '13 7:47:43 PM ZarbiNerada
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** Dogberry also views MaliciousSlander of a lady as a MoralEventHorizon.
12th Feb '13 4:15:30 PM BestOf
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* [[AxCrazy Jonathan Brewster]] in ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' will try to strangle anyone who says that he looks like BorisKarloff.

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* [[AxCrazy Jonathan Brewster]] in ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' will try to strangle anyone who says that he looks like BorisKarloff.Creator/BorisKarloff.
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