History FunnyAneurysmMoment / Theatre

17th Jun '16 12:55:06 PM mightymewtron
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** "The Double Bubble Duchess", the IAmSong for ShamelessSelfPromoter Violet Beauregarde and her {{Slimeball}} dad, is built around a HurricaneOfPuns involving gum and the word "pop" (pop culture, BubblegumPopping, etc.), with her declaring "I'm never gonna stop/Pop!" in her rise to superstardom. TheVillainSucksSong for her downfall, "Juicy!", uses that HurricaneOfPuns to a darker end, culminating in her actually popping -- that is to say, ''exploding'' -- offstage as the result of her helplessly swelling into a giant blueberry.

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** "The Double Bubble Duchess", the IAmSong for ShamelessSelfPromoter Violet Beauregarde and her {{Slimeball}} dad, is built around a HurricaneOfPuns involving gum and the word "pop" (pop culture, BubblegumPopping, etc.), with her declaring "I'm never gonna stop/Pop!" in her rise to superstardom. TheVillainSucksSong for her downfall, "Juicy!", uses that HurricaneOfPuns to a darker end, culminating in her actually popping -- that is to say, ''exploding'' -- offstage as the result of her helplessly swelling into a giant blueberry.blueberry.
* A major plot element in ''Theatre/TheBookOFMormon'' is how Kevin finds Orlando, Florida the best place in the world and wants to go there on his mission. As of June 2016, that city is now associated with the most deadly shooting in American history, at a gay nightclub. Worse in that Kevin was originated by a gay actor.
5th Apr '16 1:35:02 AM PaulA
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* Creator/{{Aristophanes}}' play ''The Clouds'' poked fun at Socrates. A few years later, Socrates was executed for pretty much the exact things Aristophanes made fun of, even though some of them were things which Aristophanes made up for RuleOfFunny.

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* Creator/{{Aristophanes}}' play ''The Clouds'' ''Theatre/TheClouds'' poked fun at Socrates. A few years later, Socrates was executed for pretty much the exact things Aristophanes made fun of, even though some of them were things which Aristophanes made up for RuleOfFunny.
5th Apr '16 1:33:42 AM PaulA
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* {{Aristophanes}}' play ''The Clouds'' poked fun at Socrates. A few years later, Socrates was executed for pretty much the exact things Aristophanes made fun of, even though some of them were things which Aristophanes made up for RuleOfFunny.

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* {{Aristophanes}}' Creator/{{Aristophanes}}' play ''The Clouds'' poked fun at Socrates. A few years later, Socrates was executed for pretty much the exact things Aristophanes made fun of, even though some of them were things which Aristophanes made up for RuleOfFunny.



* ''TheVaginaMonologues'' features one monologue wherein a girl is raped by her father's friend, her father kills the guy, and her mother won't let her father see her anymore. Then her mother took her to an older woman who [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale taught her to masturbate]]. After Abu Ghraib, Eve Ensler admitted she couldn't see women as brutalizers before that.
* ''BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not. Although the previously humorous song seemed to be in bad taste, the audience decided to keep the ironic song in the show anyway, mainly because [[ItMakesSenseinContext it made sense in context]].

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* ''TheVaginaMonologues'' ''Theatre/TheVaginaMonologues'' features one monologue wherein a girl is raped by her father's friend, her father kills the guy, and her mother won't let her father see her anymore. Then her mother took her to an older woman who [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale taught her to masturbate]]. After Abu Ghraib, Eve Ensler admitted she couldn't see women as brutalizers before that.
* ''BillyElliot'' ''Theatre/BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause today, 'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". " Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not. Although the previously humorous song seemed to be in bad taste, the audience decided to keep the ironic song in the show anyway, mainly because [[ItMakesSenseinContext it made sense in context]].



* Pretty much all of {{Rent}} after Jonathan Larson's AuthorExistenceFailure (and he died on ''the night of the final dress rehearsal'' Off-Broadway.
* The song "Try to Remember" from the musical comedy ''{{The Fantasticks}}'' took on a new meaning after 9/11 due to its lyrics reflecting on the innocence of September. It was actually sung at numerous 9/11 memorials, including one at Ground Zero in December 2001, just three months after the attacks. This one was particularly poignant due to the mentions of December in the lyrics.
* The now-classic "I Am What I Am" from LaCageAuxFolles became even more poignant when it became so connected to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and sung at dozens of memorials.

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* Pretty much all of {{Rent}} ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' after Jonathan Larson's AuthorExistenceFailure (and he died on ''the night of the final dress rehearsal'' Off-Broadway.
* The song "Try to Remember" from the musical comedy ''{{The Fantasticks}}'' ''Theatre/TheFantasticks'' took on a new meaning after 9/11 due to its lyrics reflecting on the innocence of September. It was actually sung at numerous 9/11 memorials, including one at Ground Zero in December 2001, just three months after the attacks. This one was particularly poignant due to the mentions of December in the lyrics.
* The now-classic "I Am What I Am" from LaCageAuxFolles ''Theatre/LaCageAuxFolles'' became even more poignant when it became so connected to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and sung at dozens of memorials.



* In the song "Dancing Through Life" from the musical {{Wicked}}, the character Fiyero sings, "Life's more painless for the brainless." This line is nonchalant and humorous the first time around, until later on in the play when [[spoiler:Elphaba removes Fiyero's brain to prevent him from feeling pain while he is tortured, turning him into the Scarecrow]]. Suddenly the line isn't so fun anymore.

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* In the song "Dancing Through Life" from the musical {{Wicked}}, ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', the character Fiyero sings, "Life's more painless for the brainless." This line is nonchalant and humorous the first time around, until later on in the play when [[spoiler:Elphaba removes Fiyero's brain to prevent him from feeling pain while he is tortured, turning him into the Scarecrow]]. Suddenly the line isn't so fun anymore.
5th Apr '16 1:31:04 AM PaulA
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* In Dylan Thomas' ''Under Milkwood'', the character Bessie Bighead puts flowers on the grave of Gomer Owen, who "kissed her once by the pigsty when she wasn't looking, and never kissed her again, although she was looking all the time." That line always gets a laugh. Later on we learn that Bessie was Down Syndrome or something similar, and that Gomer only kissed her because she was dared. At this point there is usually a gasp from the audience when they realize what they had earlier laughed at.4

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* In Dylan Thomas' ''Under Milkwood'', ''Theatre/UnderMilkWood'', the character Bessie Bighead puts flowers on the grave of Gomer Owen, who "kissed her once by the pigsty when she wasn't looking, and never kissed her again, although she was looking all the time." That line always gets a laugh. Later on we learn that Bessie was has Down Syndrome or something similar, and that Gomer only kissed her because she he was dared. At this point there is usually a gasp from the audience when they realize what they had earlier laughed at.4
2nd Apr '16 7:06:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". Eventually, the sequence began to find its way back: first with the performers being projected onto the wall as a safer alternative. Now, as of late 2014, the entire "Battlefield" sequence has been reinstated completely.

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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''{{KA}}'' ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". Eventually, the sequence began to find its way back: first with the performers being projected onto the wall as a safer alternative. Now, as of late 2014, the entire "Battlefield" sequence has been reinstated completely.
25th Oct '15 2:49:17 PM Maestrojosh87
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* ''BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not. Although the previously humorous song seemed to be in bad taste, the audience "overwhelmingly" decided to keep the song in the show.

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* ''BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not. Although the previously humorous song seemed to be in bad taste, the audience "overwhelmingly" decided to keep the ironic song in the show.show anyway, mainly because [[ItMakesSenseinContext it made sense in context]].
25th Oct '15 2:48:06 PM Maestrojosh87
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* ''BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not. Although the previously humorous song seemed to be in bad taste, the audience "overwhelmingly" decided to KeepItIn.

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* ''BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not. Although the previously humorous song seemed to be in bad taste, the audience "overwhelmingly" decided to KeepItIn.keep the song in the show.
25th Oct '15 2:47:52 PM Maestrojosh87
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* ''BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not and the previously humorous song seems to many to be in bad taste.

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* ''BillyElliot'' has a good example in the song "Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher", which contains the lyrics "We all celebrate today,'Cause it's one day closer to your death.". Upon the day of the death of Baroness Thatcher it was put to an audience vote as to whether the song ought to be performed or not and not. Although the previously humorous song seems to many seemed to be in bad taste.taste, the audience "overwhelmingly" decided to KeepItIn.
25th Oct '15 2:42:36 PM Maestrojosh87
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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". Eventually, the sequence began to find its way back: first with the performers being projected onto the wall as a safer alternative, but now, as of late 2014, "Battlefield" has been reinstated completely.

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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". Eventually, the sequence began to find its way back: first with the performers being projected onto the wall as a safer alternative, but now, alternative. Now, as of late 2014, the entire "Battlefield" sequence has been reinstated completely.
25th Oct '15 2:39:45 PM Maestrojosh87
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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". The scene was later reinstated, only this time with all the performers projected on the wall. A little blurry, but safer than the alternative.

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* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''{{KA}}'' has some black humor in its NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning when the "audience member" who breaks the rules is pushed into a seemingly bottomless pit (that the show's moving stages emerge from) by the villains. On June 29, 2013, a performer fell 50+ feet into that space during the climactic WireFu "Battlefield" sequence; her resultant death is Cirque's first [[FatalMethodActing onstage demise]]. Between the investigation into the disaster and the HarsherInHindsight concept of a show where characters are constantly tumbling into the void (sometimes to their doom), the show went on hiatus for a few weeks before reopening without "Battlefield". The scene was later reinstated, only this time Eventually, the sequence began to find its way back: first with all the performers being projected on onto the wall. A little blurry, but wall as a safer than the alternative.alternative, but now, as of late 2014, "Battlefield" has been reinstated completely.



** "The Double Bubble Duchess", the IAmSong for ShamelessSelfPromoter Violet Beauregarde and her {{Slimeball}} dad, is built around a HurricaneOfPuns involving gum and the word "pop" (pop culture, BubblegumPopping, etc.), with her declaring "I'm never gonna stop/Pop!" in her rise to superstardom. TheVillainSucksSong for her downfall, "Juicy!", uses that HurricaneOfPuns to a darker end, culminating in her actually popping -- that is to say, ''exploding'' -- offstage as the result of her helplessly swelling into a giant blueberry.

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** "The Double Bubble Duchess", the IAmSong for ShamelessSelfPromoter Violet Beauregarde and her {{Slimeball}} dad, is built around a HurricaneOfPuns involving gum and the word "pop" (pop culture, BubblegumPopping, etc.), with her declaring "I'm never gonna stop/Pop!" in her rise to superstardom. TheVillainSucksSong for her downfall, "Juicy!", uses that HurricaneOfPuns to a darker end, culminating in her actually popping -- that is to say, ''exploding'' -- offstage as the result of her helplessly swelling into a giant blueberry.
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