History Film / ThoroughlyModernMillie

29th Jul '16 1:46:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Mrs. Meers senses something suspicious about the name "Zazu Rosy Schmevmen" (which makes sense, [[FridgeBrilliance as she herself is used to using stage names]]), and is able to recognize it as an anagram of Muzzy van Hossmere, which nearly derails the group's plot to stop her. She's also smart enough to know that hearsay isn't admissible in court as evidence. [[spoiler: Too bad she couldn't figure out that Bun Foo was able to speak English...]]
25th Jun '16 4:54:00 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* PatterSong: "The Speed Test."

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* PatterSong: "The Speed Test."Test," which is based on the song "My Eyes Are Fully Open" from ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}''.
22nd Jun '16 12:04:31 PM Gravidef
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* BigBeautifulWoman: It's traditional for Miss Flannery to be a heavyset, [[{{Tsundere}} intense]], old-fashioned woman who can still [[{{Acrofatic}} tap dance with the best of them]].


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* EvilGloating: Mrs. Meers has [[VillainSong a whole song about it]]--"They Don't Know." Towards the end of the musical, she also brags to Bun Foo about how she's tricked him into thinking she'll eventually rescue their mother from Hong Kong, which she never intends to do. [[Spoiler: This turns out to be her undoing, as it's revealed that Bun Foo can speak English well enough both to understand her ''and'' testify to her actions in court.]]


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** There's also Ethel Peas, the first girl who we see "disappear,"; she comes from the South and even uses expressions like "Good night!" to express shock.


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* VillainSong: "They Don't Know," in which Mrs. Meers [[LargeHam hams it up]] as she describes her evil plans and plots.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Mrs. Meers is an evil example; her failure as a Broadway actress drove her to a life of crime. Notably, she ''thinks'' she's still a fantastic performer, but her skills are questionable at best.
22nd Apr '16 6:16:08 AM DorisWildthyme
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* Catchphrase: Muzzy's "Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasspberrieeeeeeeees!" and Mrs. Meers' "Sad, to be all alone in the World".
2nd Mar '16 9:28:37 AM Gravidef
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* BigDamnHeroes: When it seems like Mrs. Meers will escape justice in the end, [[spoiler: Bun Foo appears and reveals his ability to speak English, promising to testify against the villain.]] Then, when she [[VillainExitStageLeft tries to run for it]], there's ''another'' of these moments when [[spoiler: the chorus girls in the hotel join forces and capture her.]]



* TheCasanova: Jimmy (stage version).

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* TheCasanova: Jimmy (stage version).Jimmy. He even has a whole number about how his mission in life is to enjoy the company of as many women as possible, rather than settle down.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Mrs. Meers senses something something suspicious about the name "Zazu Rosy Schmevmen" (which makes sense, [[FridgeBrilliance as she herself is used to using stage names]]), and is able to recognize it as an anagram of Muzzy van Hossmere, which nearly derails the group's plot to stop her. She's also smart enough to know that hearsay isn't admissible in court as evidence. [[spoiler: Too bad she couldn't figure out that Bun Foo was able to speak English...]]

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Mrs. Meers senses something something suspicious about the name "Zazu Rosy Schmevmen" (which makes sense, [[FridgeBrilliance as she herself is used to using stage names]]), and is able to recognize it as an anagram of Muzzy van Hossmere, which nearly derails the group's plot to stop her. She's also smart enough to know that hearsay isn't admissible in court as evidence. [[spoiler: Too bad she couldn't figure out that Bun Foo was able to speak English...]]


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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: [[spoiler: The chorus girls who capture Mrs. Meers use her own knockout gas guns as a way of keeping her from escaping]].
2nd Mar '16 9:21:32 AM Gravidef
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* BetaCouple: Subverted in the stage version where [[spoiler:it looks like Dorothy and Trevor will hook up, but Dorothy hooks up with one of ThoseTwoGuys instead]]

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* BetaCouple: Subverted in the stage version where [[spoiler:it looks like Dorothy and Trevor will hook up, but Dorothy hooks up with one of ThoseTwoGuys instead]] instead]].


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* ChekhovsSkill: Millie's abilities as a stenographer prove invaluable in the heroes' plan to thwart Mrs. Meers.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Mrs. Meers senses something something suspicious about the name "Zazu Rosy Schmevmen" (which makes sense, [[FridgeBrilliance as she herself is used to using stage names]]), and is able to recognize it as an anagram of Muzzy van Hossmere, which nearly derails the group's plot to stop her. She's also smart enough to know that hearsay isn't admissible in court as evidence. [[spoiler: Too bad she couldn't figure out that Bun Foo was able to speak English...]]


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* NotSoAboveItAll: The intimidating Miss Flannery is largely no-nonsense, but even she chimes into the man-hating party in "Forget About the Boy," and joins in with a surprising tap solo.
30th Nov '15 4:37:34 PM ihateqwerty
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* MotorMouth:
-->'''Ruth:''' ''[Rapid fire]'' Well, hello! You're new. You an actress? I'm an actress, but we couldn't be more different, so we'll never be up for the same part, which is a good thing, don'cha think? Ruth Devereaux--my stage name, anyway.

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* MotorMouth:
-->'''Ruth:''' ''[Rapid fire]'' Well, hello! You're new. You an actress? I'm an actress, but we couldn't be more different, so we'll never be up for the same part, which is a good thing, don'cha think? Ruth Devereaux--my stage name, anyway.



* SignificantAnagram: "Zazu Rosy Schmevmen" in the musical.


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* MotorMouth:
-->'''Ruth:''' ''[Rapid fire]'' Well, hello! You're new. You an actress? I'm an actress, but we couldn't be more different, so we'll never be up for the same part, which is a good thing, don'cha think? Ruth Devereaux--my stage name, anyway.


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* SignificantAnagram: "Zazu Rosy Schmevmen"
9th Jun '15 12:58:45 PM jayoungr
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* OneManSong: "Jimmy."



* TheCasanova: Jimmy.

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* TheCasanova: Jimmy.Jimmy (stage version).
1st Jun '15 11:47:18 AM jayoungr
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[InUniverse Done intentionally]]. Mrs. Meers does this when she gets frustrated.



* ShoutOut: Jimmy climbing the building up to Millie's office is a nod to silent comedies, particularly [[Creator/HaroldLloyd Harold Lloyd's]] ''Film/SafetyLast'' Jimmy's general look, with the round glasses, is also likely modeled on Lloyd.

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* ShoutOut: Jimmy climbing the exterior of the building up to Millie's office is a nod to silent comedies, particularly [[Creator/HaroldLloyd Harold Lloyd's]] ''Film/SafetyLast'' ''Film/SafetyLast.'' Jimmy's general look, with the round glasses, is also likely modeled on Lloyd.


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* MeetCute: Unlike in the movie, where Millie and Jimmy were introduced at a "friendship dance," the play opens with Millie [[CrashIntoHello quite literally running into him.]]


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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[InUniverse Done intentionally]]. Mrs. Meers does this when she gets frustrated.
20th May '15 5:36:36 PM nombretomado
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A 1967 musical comedy directed by George Roy Hill, ''Thoroughly Modern Millie'' later [[ScreenToStageAdaptation became a stage musical]] in 2002. Notably, the film version, which starred Julie Andrews as the titular Millie, was the source of composer [[ElmerBernstein Elmer Bernstein's]] only AcademyAward.

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A 1967 musical comedy directed by George Roy Hill, ''Thoroughly Modern Millie'' later [[ScreenToStageAdaptation became a stage musical]] in 2002. Notably, the film version, which starred Julie Andrews as the titular Millie, was the source of composer [[ElmerBernstein Elmer Bernstein's]] only AcademyAward.
UsefulNotes/AcademyAward.
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