History Funny / SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet

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.
30th Jan '17 8:35:05 AM NWolfman
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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.
30th Jan '17 8:26:40 AM NWolfman
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* While at market, Sweeney goes for his knife when he sees Judge Turpin out of the corner of his eye. Mrs. Lovett quickly reminds him that this is ''not'' the place to commit a murder and he puts his blade away, looking sheepishly at the ground like a punished child.
7th Dec '15 9:30:36 PM Mikeyfan93
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* One I remember from a (very good) local presentation is the scene leading up to "By the Sea". I can't remember the exact lines, but Sweeney says something that prompts Mrs. Lovett to respond "Oh, come on, now, we're running a perfectly legitimate business here." as she puts on a bloodstained apron. But the ''crowning'' moment of funny comes right after "Epiphany" (Sweeney's very awesome StartOfDarkness song in which he, among other things, threatens the audience).
--> '''Mrs. Lovett:''' That's very well and good, but what about him? (Referring to [[spoiler:Pirelli]])
** The entirely in By The Sea is hilarious, with Lovett being all lovey-dovey and Sweeney being completely indifferent to her (particularly in the Lansbury one, where she's dancing around, and he's just sitting and thinking)
15th Oct '15 1:43:14 AM Mikeyfan93
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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}} heartwarming and TearJerker territory, depending on the production, as some utilize this bit to give Sweeney a PetTheDog moment.



* In the live filming, Hearn grins rather gleefully when revealing to Mrs. Lovett that Pirelli is in the trunk. It comes of as more adorable than frightening or unhinged, which is strange given the circumstances. This may be a case of {{Narm}} or maybe this Troper is just vaguely deranged.

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* In the live filming, Hearn grins rather gleefully when revealing to Mrs. Lovett that Pirelli is in the trunk. It comes of as more adorable than frightening or unhinged, which is strange given the circumstances. This may be a case of {{Narm}} or maybe this Troper is just vaguely deranged.



** Is it just me, or is Lovett ''{{squee}}ing''?

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** Is it just me, us, or is Lovett ''{{squee}}ing''?



** And that moment just after ''Johanna'', when he gets told to keep away from her and beaten with a cane. He comes out of the Judge's house with blood all over his face and what does he do? Start singing ''Johanna'' again. This troper never thought of him as TheDeterminator, but after this scene, revised her view.

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** And that moment just after ''Johanna'', when he gets told to keep away from her and beaten with a cane. He comes out of the Judge's house with blood all over his face and what does he do? Start singing ''Johanna'' again. This troper You'd never thought think of him as TheDeterminator, but after this scene, revised her view.you'll probably change your mind.



** I'd bet Pirelli only owns the one suit -- but there's no question that he does have a spare pair of socks.
5th Aug '15 11:55:06 PM Mikeyfan93
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** YMMV. This troper found it all sad as hell. The man you love doesn't want to be with you, even in a dream sequence.
27th Apr '15 2:09:58 PM CarolC
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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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