History Funny / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

9th May '18 2:28:45 AM Dravencour
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What should I do?\\
I'd rather die!''

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What should I do?\\
do? I'd rather die!''
9th May '18 2:25:51 AM Dravencour
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** And then it cuts to the beginning of Kiss Me, where Johanna is clearly in distress:
--->''He means to marry me Monday!\\
What should I do?\\
I'd rather die!''
7th Jan '18 6:04:06 PM sabrina_diamond
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* The contest between Pirelli and Todd in the Hearn/Lansbury version. Pirelli is being all flair and pomp, not even aware of the man's pain as he shaves him. Meanwhile, Todd just mixes the lather, sharpenes the blade, ect. Pirelli's expressions and gestures are pretty funny, but the man he's shaving's expression at the line 'Talent given to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! By GOOOOOOOOOOOOD! |-' is priceless.

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* The contest between Pirelli and Todd in the Hearn/Lansbury version. Pirelli is being all flair and pomp, not even aware of the man's pain as he shaves him. Meanwhile, Todd just mixes the lather, sharpenes the blade, ect. Pirelli's expressions and gestures are pretty funny, but the man he's shaving's expression at the line 'Talent given to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! By GOOOOOOOOOOOOD! GOOOOOOOOOOD! |-' is priceless.



-->'''Turpin:''' Strange...when I offered myself to her, she showed a certain reluctance.

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-->'''Turpin:''' Strange... when I offered myself to her, she showed a certain reluctance.



* In some productions, if the trick knife doesn't go off on a customer during the murdering montage in the final reprise of "Joanna," Todd and the customer will just exchange a look before Todd sends the poor bastard down the chute anyway, hoping he'll just die on the way down.

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* In some productions, if the trick knife doesn't go off on a customer during the murdering montage in the final reprise of "Joanna," Todd and the customer will just exchange a look before Todd sends the poor bastard down the chute anyway, hoping he'll just die on the way down.



* "By The Sea". While the song itself isn't all that funny, watch it with the visuals, and it's pretty hysterical. It appears that Todd doesn't want to kiss Lovett, not even in a dream sequence.
** Johnny Depp's perfomance as [[TheStoic the oh so much stoic]] Mr. Todd is quite dark in all the film... except in those scenes, [[TheComicallySerious his usual quiet stoic nature is in extreme contrast to the cheerful and happy beach and coast scenes]]. The whole time, he retains his stone-faced scowl and slumped posture. Stoic HilarityEnsues.

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* "By The Sea". While the song itself isn't all that funny, watch it with the visuals, and it's pretty hysterical. hysterical! It appears that Todd doesn't want to kiss Lovett, not ''not even in a dream sequence.
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** Johnny Depp's perfomance as [[TheStoic the oh so much stoic]] Mr. Todd is quite dark in all the film... except Except in those scenes, [[TheComicallySerious his usual quiet stoic nature is in extreme contrast to the cheerful and happy beach and coast scenes]]. The whole time, he retains his stone-faced scowl and slumped posture. Stoic HilarityEnsues.



* After "Epiphany," Sweeney Todd is poised intensely on the floor, having finished his song number and fantasy music sequence. A perplexed Mrs. Lovett just stares at him with a deadpan expression before trying to get his attention. This is as close as the film Lampshades its status as a musical.

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* After "Epiphany," Sweeney Todd is poised quite intensely on the floor, having finished his huge song number and fantasy music sequence. A perplexed Mrs. Lovett just stares at him with a deadpan expression before trying to get his attention.attention as to what to do next... This is as close as the film Lampshades its status as a musical.
11th Oct '17 2:15:45 PM ProfessorWright
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* Patti Lupone's "By The Sea" in the 2005 version where she says "I really could" in a genuine tone after saying that she could eat him up.

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* Patti Lupone's "By The Sea" in the 2005 version where she says "I really could" in a genuine tone after saying that she could eat him up.
11th Oct '17 2:15:18 PM ProfessorWright
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* Patti Lupone's "By The Sea" in the 2005 version where she says "I really could" in a genuine tone after saying that she could eat him up.
2nd May '17 12:03:22 PM CupcakeOtaku87
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** "Then again there's sweep/If you want it cheap/''And you like it dark!''" could easily be a reference to chimney-sweeps covered in soot, but may be a case of DeliberateValuesDissonance combined with GeniusBonus when you consider that this takes place in mid-1800's England.[[note]] Note that slavery was abolished in Britain in 1833, only 13 years before the beginning of the play. And freed slaves tended to have trouble getting work, or get stuck in base, poor-paying jobs like sweeping.[[/note]]It certainly wouldn't go amiss in a song already littered with DoubleEntendre.
24th Apr '17 5:47:02 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* "Pretty Woman" is a tension-filled moment, but depending on production, it also plays up the joke that Sweeney likes to take up his sweet time murdering the Judge.

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* "Pretty Woman" Women" is a tension-filled moment, but depending on production, it also plays up the joke that Sweeney likes to take up his sweet time murdering the Judge.
24th Apr '17 5:45:02 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** This can also cross into both heartwarming and TearJerker territory, depending on the production, as some utilize this bit to give Sweeney a PetTheDog moment.

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** This can also cross into both heartwarming and TearJerker territory, depending on the production, as some utilize this bit to give Sweeney a PetTheDog moment.moment, with strong implications of "Benjamin Barker" shining through, which involves ''still'' more FridgeBrilliance. Damn, Sondheim...that's why Shakespeare is so brilliant, to be blunt about it.)
21st Feb '17 10:47:10 PM MorganRayHess
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** Special note goes to Pirelli's shaving competition against Sweeney. While Pirelli is callously hurting Toby while sharpening his razor, bragging about shaving kings and the Pope, and generally making a flamboyantly cocky show of a performance, Sweeney just quietly sharpens his razor, mixes his cream, and applies it to his client's face. Once he gets to the actual shaving, Sweeney completes it in all of five seconds. Also doubles as an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome Moment]] for Sweeney.


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* During "The Worst Pies in London," Mrs. Lovett serves Sweeney a pie while assuring him in song that it's absolutely disgusting. Everything Sweeney does during and immediately after the song is absolutely hilarious; first, he takes a bite, and it's immediately clear that Mrs. Lovett [[TemptingFate was right]]. Todd quickly (but quietly) spits the pie back out, immediately takes a drink Mrs. Lovett offers him to get rid of the taste, gags in nauseation, and is then told that he'll need something stronger to remove the taste. All while maintaining his [[TheComicallySerious perfectly calm, gloomy, and stoic demeanor]].
** Adding to this is the fact that Mrs. Lovett is dealing with cockroaches crawling all over her workplace throughout the whole ordeal, showing that there is a ''very'' good reason the meat pies are so awful.
15th Feb '17 7:56:58 PM NWolfman
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** Johnny Depp's perfomance as [[TheStoic the oh so much stoic]] Mr. Todd is quite dark in all the film... except in those scenes, [[TheComicallySerious his usual quiet stoic nature is in extreme contrast to the cheerful and happy beach and coast scenes]]. In fact, his pose and attitude barely changes at all, always looking at the space. Stoic HilarityEnsues.

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** Johnny Depp's perfomance as [[TheStoic the oh so much stoic]] Mr. Todd is quite dark in all the film... except in those scenes, [[TheComicallySerious his usual quiet stoic nature is in extreme contrast to the cheerful and happy beach and coast scenes]]. In fact, The whole time, he retains his pose stone-faced scowl and attitude barely changes at all, always looking at the space.slumped posture. Stoic HilarityEnsues.
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