History ButtMonkey / Theatre

12th Feb '17 7:09:14 PM twobee
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*** While most of the cast gets some butt monkery, Ophelia is arguably the least deserving of her fate
2nd Oct '16 6:32:12 PM danawoo
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2nd Oct '16 6:30:16 PM danawoo
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* "Theater/ByeByeBirdie": Randolph Macphee is a goodie two-shoes boy, who despite being good always seems to never get his way. Always gets yelled at by his dad. No one seems to like him.



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** "Bye Bye Birdie": Randolph Macphee is a goodie two-shoes boy, who despite being good always seems to never get his way. Always gets yelled at by his dad. No one seems to like him.

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** "Bye Bye Birdie": Randolph Macphee is a goodie two-shoes boy, who despite being good always seems to never get his way. Always gets yelled at by his dad. No one seems to like him.
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2nd Oct '16 6:28:07 PM danawoo
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**"Bye Bye Birdie": Randolph Macphee is a goodie two-shoes boy, who despite being good always seems to never get his way. Always gets yelled at by his dad. No one seems to like him.
12th May '16 6:34:20 PM WillBGood
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** Thurio in "Theatre/TwoGentlemenofVerona"

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** Thurio in "Theatre/TwoGentlemenofVerona"''Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona''
17th Oct '15 7:01:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arguably the original Butt Monkey can be found in the character of Pedrolino from the CommediaDellArte. Pedrolino is eternally in unrequited love, and is also the butt of every available joke. In family Commedia troupes, this role would be given to the youngest member of the family.
* Kilroy from ''DontDrinkTheWater'' is such an annoying kiss-ass that there's a RunningGag throughout the second act of him getting horribly injured: he slips and breaks his arm, gets hit in the head with a brick, causing him to go crazy, and to top it off Walter accidentally shoots him!

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* Arguably the original Butt Monkey can be found in the character of Pedrolino from the CommediaDellArte.''Theatre/CommediaDellArte''. Pedrolino is eternally in unrequited love, and is also the butt of every available joke. In family Commedia troupes, this role would be given to the youngest member of the family.
* Kilroy from ''DontDrinkTheWater'' ''Theatre/DontDrinkTheWater'' is such an annoying kiss-ass that there's a RunningGag throughout the second act of him getting horribly injured: he slips and breaks his arm, gets hit in the head with a brick, causing him to go crazy, and to top it off Walter accidentally shoots him!
25th Sep '15 4:15:22 PM wubbledaddy
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** Thurio in "Theatre/TwoGentlemenofVerona"
5th Sep '14 11:51:23 AM Prfnoff
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* In the ballet ''Fancy Free'', one of the three sailors always gets conned by his two buddies into having to pay for everything.

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* In the ballet ''Fancy Free'', one of the three sailors always gets conned by his two buddies into having to pay for everything.everything at the bar.
5th Sep '14 11:17:05 AM Prfnoff
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* Stella in ''A Streetcar Named Desire''. She's basically put between a rock and a hard place, forced to side with either her psycho, gold-digging, mooching sister Blanche or her boorish, abusive husband Stanley. Even after Stanley hits her ''while pregnant'' and later rapes Blanche, she ends up having to side with Stanley.
* Arguably the original Butt Monkey can be found in the character of Pedrolino from the ''Commedia dell'Arte''. Pedrolino is eternally in unrequited love, and is also the butt of every available joke. In family Commedia troupes, this role would be given to the youngest member of the family.

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* Stella in ''A Streetcar Named Desire''.''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire''. She's basically put between a rock and a hard place, forced to side with either her psycho, gold-digging, mooching sister Blanche or her boorish, abusive husband Stanley. Even after Stanley hits her ''while pregnant'' and later rapes Blanche, she ends up having to side with Stanley.
* Arguably the original Butt Monkey can be found in the character of Pedrolino from the ''Commedia dell'Arte''.CommediaDellArte. Pedrolino is eternally in unrequited love, and is also the butt of every available joke. In family Commedia troupes, this role would be given to the youngest member of the family.



* MissSaigon: Kim. Orphaned when her parents and other family members are killed in an attack, forced to work as a prostitute to support herself--this is how she loses her ''virginity''--has the love of her life all but literally ripped away from her during the Fall of Saigon, has to endure pregnancy and childbirth all on her own, lives in poverty, has to kill her cousin when he tries to kill her mixed-race son, flees to Bangkok, finally thinks she's going to be reunited with her lover after three long years (and this belief is basically the only thing that has sustained her all this time), only to find that he's married and his wife doesn't want her or the kid around, and finally ''kills herself'' both out of grief and to force them to take the child to America with them. Oh, and by the time this is all done, she's all of 20-21 years old.

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* MissSaigon: ''Theatre/MissSaigon'': Kim. Orphaned when her parents and other family members are killed in an attack, forced to work as a prostitute to support herself--this is how she loses her ''virginity''--has the love of her life all but literally ripped away from her during the Fall of Saigon, has to endure pregnancy and childbirth all on her own, lives in poverty, has to kill her cousin when he tries to kill her mixed-race son, flees to Bangkok, finally thinks she's going to be reunited with her lover after three long years (and this belief is basically the only thing that has sustained her all this time), only to find that he's married and his wife doesn't want her or the kid around, and finally ''kills herself'' both out of grief and to force them to take the child to America with them. Oh, and by the time this is all done, she's all of 20-21 years old.


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* In the ballet ''Fancy Free'', one of the three sailors always gets conned by his two buddies into having to pay for everything.
4th May '14 2:41:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Malvolio in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''. He's a haughty Puritan who doesn't like roistering, it's true, and has a daft infatuation for Olivia, but being mistaken for mad and incarcerated leaves something of a bitter taste in modern viewers' mouths. Another Butt Monkey of epic proportions is Sir Andrew Aguecheek, UpperClassTwit extraordinaire. Dense, naive and good natured, with absolutely nothing going for him except for his money, it's possibly a good thing he's so stupid as he never seems to realise the contempt everyone else holds him in. He tries to woo Olivia with no success, his 'friend' [[UpperClassWit Sir Toby]] is forever sponging off him... He can't even get a challenge to a duel right!

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** Malvolio in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight''. He's a haughty Puritan who doesn't like roistering, it's true, and has a daft infatuation for Olivia, but being mistaken for mad and incarcerated leaves something of a bitter taste in modern viewers' mouths. Another Butt Monkey of epic proportions is Sir Andrew Aguecheek, UpperClassTwit extraordinaire. Dense, naive and good natured, with absolutely nothing going for him except for his money, it's possibly a good thing he's so stupid as he never seems to realise the contempt everyone else holds him in. He tries to woo Olivia with no success, his 'friend' [[UpperClassWit [[GentlemanSnarker Sir Toby]] is forever sponging off him... He can't even get a challenge to a duel right!
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