History Film / ReeferMadnessTheMusical

18th Nov '17 4:19:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* FreudianThreat: Jesus warns Jimmy that if he goes to hell for smoking marijuana, he might be forced to endure "separation from your family jewels".
18th Nov '17 4:16:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* AngelicBeauty: In the song "Listen to Jesus, Jimmy!", Jesus is joined by a dozen backup singers/showgirls dressed in sexy angel outfits.
9th Oct '17 7:38:46 AM cpslck
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* DeusExMachina: Parodied of course when [[spoiler: FDR appears and pardons Jimmy]]
31st Aug '17 8:14:01 PM NothingUnusualHere
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Ralph]] survives in the original film, but is killed off in the musical.

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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Ralph]] survives in the original film, but is killed off in the musical.musical, and [[Sally]] dies earlier than her 1936 counterpart.



DrivenToSuicide: In the original stage version, [[spoiler: Mae throws herself off a building after she is unable to prevent Jimmy from being executed.]] Averted in the movie and current stage show.
EveryoneDiesEnding: The original version of the show ended with [[spoiler: Mary getting shot and ending up in Hell, Sally being eaten by Ralph, Ralph being taken out by Jack, Jack being beaten to death by Mae, Jimmy being forsaken by God and executed, and Mae committing suicide. Even the Placard Girl gets killed after Mae lands on her.]] The movie and later productions avert this by sparing some characters.

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* DrivenToSuicide: In the original stage version, [[spoiler: Mae throws herself off a building after she is unable to prevent Jimmy from being executed.]] Averted in the movie and current stage show.
EveryoneDiesEnding: The original version of the show ended with [[spoiler: Mary getting shot and ending up in Hell, Sally being eaten by Ralph, Ralph being taken out by Jack, Jack being beaten to death by Mae, Jimmy being forsaken by God and executed, and Mae committing suicide. Even the Placard Girl gets killed after Mae lands on her.]] The movie and later productions avert this by sparing some characters.
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* KillEmAll: The original version of the show ended with [[spoiler: Mary getting shot and ending up in Hell, Sally being eaten by Ralph, Ralph being taken out by Jack, Jack being beaten to death by Mae, Jimmy being forsaken by God and executed, and Mae committing suicide. Even the Placard Girl gets killed after Mae lands on her.]] The movie and later productions avert this by sparing some characters.
31st Aug '17 7:34:11 PM NothingUnusualHere
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* AdaptionNameChange: In the 1936 film, the character Sally is based on is named Blanche.

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* AdaptionNameChange: AdaptationNameChange: In the 1936 film, the character Sally is based on is named Blanche.
31st Aug '17 7:33:38 PM NothingUnusualHere
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* AdapationNameChange: In the 1936 film, the character Sally is based on is named Blanche.

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* AdapationNameChange: AdaptionNameChange: In the 1936 film, the character Sally is based on is named Blanche.
31st Aug '17 7:33:10 PM NothingUnusualHere
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* AdaptationInducedPlothole: Both the movie and the stage version end with [[spoiler: FDR saving Jimmy's life by giving him a presidential pardon.]] However, in the movie the Lecturer calls him a reckless lunatic, so his heroic role in the Lecturer's propaganda film makes much less sense.
* AdapationNameChange: In the 1936 film, the character Sally is based on is named Blanche.


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DrivenToSuicide: In the original stage version, [[spoiler: Mae throws herself off a building after she is unable to prevent Jimmy from being executed.]] Averted in the movie and current stage show.
EveryoneDiesEnding: The original version of the show ended with [[spoiler: Mary getting shot and ending up in Hell, Sally being eaten by Ralph, Ralph being taken out by Jack, Jack being beaten to death by Mae, Jimmy being forsaken by God and executed, and Mae committing suicide. Even the Placard Girl gets killed after Mae lands on her.]] The movie and later productions avert this by sparing some characters.


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** In a song cut early in the show's run, Jimmy's parents educate him on: oversexed, pot-smoking "darkies", the wily, opium-fuelled Chinese, and lazy, heroin-addicted Mexicans.
26th Aug '17 6:00:15 PM Truehare
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** Sally gets rid of her baby by giving it to a Chinese restaurant owner, with the heavy implication that he's going to [[ImAHumanitarian put the infant to good use in his business]]...
-->'''Chinese restaurant owner:''' Care to stay for... dinah?
23rd May '17 11:03:29 AM drwhom
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* DiedHappilyEverAfter: Parodied. In the final song [[spoiler:Mary is released from Purgatory and Jimmy tells her to wait for him. '"One day I'll get cancer, or hit by a train!"]]

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* DiedHappilyEverAfter: Parodied. In the final song [[spoiler:Mary is released from Purgatory and Jimmy tells her to wait for him. '"One day I'll get cancer, or hit by a train!"]]
25th Apr '17 8:28:29 AM drwhom
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* WidowedAtTheWedding: In the film version, Jimmy Harper and Mary Lane imagine themselves at their wedding when Mary was shot during the gun struggle between Jimmy and Jack the dope dealer, singing the reprise of "Romeo and Juliet" while Mary [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in Jimmy's arms]].

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* WidowedAtTheWedding: In the film version, Jimmy Harper and Mary Lane imagine themselves at their wedding when Mary was shot during the gun struggle between Jimmy and Jack the dope dealer, singing the reprise of "Romeo and Juliet" while Mary [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in Jimmy's arms]].arms]].
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Jimmy tries to speak Shakespearean English to Mary.
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