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25th Nov '13 5:23:48 PM MichaelKatsuro
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It's just silly to feature it on one part of the page uncensored and censored on another part. Consistency, people!
* If you're looking for the ''race of people'' referred to by some as Gypsies, see '''UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}'''. Because "g*psy" is a racial slur for Romani.
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* If you're looking for the ''race of people'' referred to by some as Gypsies, see '''UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}'''. Because "g*psy" "gypsy" is a racial slur for Romani.
31st May '13 8:33:10 PM Shedemei
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* If you're looking for the ''race of people'' referred to by some as Gypsies, see '''UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}'''.
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* If you're looking for the ''race of people'' referred to by some as Gypsies, see '''UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}'''. Because "g*psy" is a racial slur for Romani.
29th Jun '12 1:33:31 PM MarkLungo
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* If you're looking for the ''race of people'' referred to by some as Gypsies, see '''{{Roma}}'''. ** If you're looking for the ''other'' itinerant race of people referred to by some as Gypsies, see IrishTravellers and make sure they didn't see you call them gypsy.
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* If you're looking for the ''race of people'' referred to by some as Gypsies, see '''{{Roma}}'''. '''UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}'''. ** If you're looking for the ''other'' itinerant race of people referred to by some as Gypsies, see IrishTravellers UsefulNotes/IrishTravellers and make sure they didn't see you call them gypsy.
22nd Nov '11 4:37:28 PM SomeSortOfTroper
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gypsy_film_poster.jpg]] '''Note: If you're looking for the race of people referred to by some as Gypsies, see {{Roma}}''' A Broadway musical that started in 1959, later adapted into a film starring RosalindRussel and NatalieWood in 1962 and MadeForTV movie with BetteMidler, [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on the life of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. The original is one of the most acclaimed shows in Broadway history. StageMom Rose is determined to make her daughters Louise and June stars, but while June is extroverted and talented, Louise is shy and quiet. Rose's act for the two is based on childish, innocent stage personae that they become unable to keep up as they grow older. Eventually, June runs away, and Rose decides to put Louise in the spotlight, with an act still similar to the one with June. But by then, Vaudeville has died out save for the {{Burlesque}} theaters. The only reason the show was even taken by on was that it would be a clean act, giving less of an excuse for police raids. Yet that doesn't last long, and the act is finally broken up. Rose pushes Louise to do one last act for an arrested stripper, but insists that Louise do it clean. "Make 'em beg for more, and then don't give it to them!" Louise, now given the stage name Gypsy Rose Lee, takes that advice to its logical extreme, by always leaving the men wanting more of her. This makes here the most successful in the business, but her mother is disgusted. Finally realizing she lost everyone, Rose realizes everything she did was for herself. Upon admitting that, Rose and Gypsy start to reconcile. The film is also notable for inspiring The Faith Dane Clause, to prevent the legal problems that Faith Dane created when she claimed that her acting style "created" the role of Miss Mazeppa. All actors must sign a waiver now relinquishing claims on the characters they play. ---- !! This work provides examples of: * BeautifulAllAlong: In the film, when Louise first gets beautiful clothes and has her hair done, she looks in the mirror, and incredulously says: "I'm pretty. I'm a pretty girl, Mama." ** [[ShoutOut Referenced]] in, of all things, the stage version of ''{{Hairspray}}'', which can be explained by the fact that {{Hairspray}} premiered on Broadway in the same season as a revival of ''Gypsy''. * BSODSong: "Rose's Turn" * CatchPhrase: "Hello everybody! My name's June! What's yours?" Later on, Louise uses that line with her stage name, and with a whole new meaning. * TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "Let Me Entertain You" as sung by June, and then as sung by Louise. ** "Everything's Coming up Roses" for people unfamiliar with the show is a happy, upbeat song. On stage, it's ''terrifying''. * CutSong: "Tomorrow's Mother's Day," "Momma's Talkin' Soft," "Nice She Ain't," "Smile Girls," "Who Needs Him?" and "Three Wishes for Christmas." All ''gloriously'' restored on the 2008 revival cast recording. * DarkReprise: "May We Entertain You", the innocent vaudeville song June and Louise sang as children, slowed down and turned into the stripper song "Let Me Entertain You". ** In addition to being a CrowningMusicOfAwesome, "Rose's Turn" contains reprises of and lyrical callbacks to about half of the songs in the show. * DownerEnding: Some revivals don't have Rose and Gypsy reconcile, instead leaving Rose all alone. * HenpeckedHusband: Poor, poor Herbie. * IronicEcho: "Hello everybody, my name's Gypsy, what's ''yours''?" * ItWillNeverCatchOn: Jack Benny was going [[TheJackBennyProgram nowhere]], according to Rose. * IWantSong: "I Had a Dream", "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Rose's Turn". * LesYay: Some of the strippers were ''very nice'' to Louise. ** In RealLife, the list of men and women Rose was with stretches on for days. Rose also owned her own lesbian boarding house. * MyBelovedSmother: Rose plays this trope to a T * TheMusical: Based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee * NoIndoorVoice: Miss Mazeppa. * NotAllowedToGrowUp: The kids in the act are never older than ten, no matter what anyone says. To drive this point home, every year there are only ten candles on their cakes. In RealLife, she actually faked June's birth certificate to make her seem three years younger. ** Louise's too. * PrettyInMink: Notably a white rabbit coat and hat June wears for one of the acts, and a mink coat Gypsy wears that she lets her mother wear at the end. ** The first film version even had Gypsy wear a dress with a skirt covered entirely with white fox. * SheCleansUpNicely: Louise, '''''and HOW!''''' * ShoutOut: In '{{Airplane}}'', Ethel Merman has a cameo as a shell shocked veteran who thinks he's Ethel Merman, and "he's" singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses". ** Also, Mama Rose of the 1993 TV adaptation is [[HocusPocus Winifred Sanderson]], who now says, "Hello, Salem, my name is Winifred! What's yours?" * SidekickSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFRSawe33sA You Gotta Get a Gimmick]]" for the strippers (also a CrowningMomentOfFunny) and "All I Need is the Girl" for Tulsa. * StageMom: Rose is probably the poster child and provides the page image. * {{Stripperiffic}}: Most of the stripper's outfits, of course, but Gypsy wore just a couple, while most of her outfits were evening dresses, that she took off as little of as possible. * TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Louise and June. * VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Of Gypsy Rose Lee and Baby June, who'd later adopt the stage name June Havoc. ** June was not very pleased with how she was portrayed in the musical, but was paid to keep her mouth shut for her sister's sake. The musical caused a the tension in their relationship to grow until Gypsy became ill later in life and died. Gypsy Rose Lee herself often embellished elements of her life when she told stories from her past. * VillainProtagonist: Just how bad she seems can vary depending on the production, but if there's any villain in ''Gypsy'', it's Momma Rose. * WestminsterChimes: The final cadence of "Everything's Coming Up Roses" is a modified version. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: June is never seen and barely mentioned after she runs away. It's never discussed what becomes of her. ** In real life, she became a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Havoc successful film, stage and television actor]]. ** Also, the lamb and other various pets. * YouNeedToGetLaid: Mama get married today.
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gypsy_film_poster.jpg]] '''Note: We have more than one page that may be referred to as ''Gypsy''. * If you're looking for the ''race of people'' referred to by some as Gypsies, see '''{{Roma}}'''. ** If you're looking for the ''other'' itinerant race of people referred to by some as Gypsies, see {{Roma}}''' A Broadway musical that started in 1959, later adapted into a film starring RosalindRussel IrishTravellers and NatalieWood in 1962 and MadeForTV movie with BetteMidler, [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on the life of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. The original is one of the most acclaimed shows in Broadway history. StageMom Rose is determined to make her daughters Louise and June stars, but while June is extroverted and talented, Louise is shy and quiet. Rose's act sure they didn't see you call them gypsy. * If you're looking for the two is based on childish, innocent stage personae that they become unable to keep up as they grow older. Eventually, June runs away, ''play and Rose decides to put Louise in the spotlight, with an act still similar to the one with June. But by then, Vaudeville has died out save for the {{Burlesque}} theaters. The only reason the show was even taken by on was that it would be a clean act, giving less of an excuse for police raids. Yet that doesn't last long, and the act is finally broken up. Rose pushes Louise to do one last act for an arrested stripper, but insists that Louise do it clean. "Make 'em beg for more, and then don't give it to them!" Louise, now given the stage name Gypsy Rose Lee, takes that advice to its logical extreme, by always leaving the men wanting more of her. This makes here the most successful in the business, but her mother is disgusted. Finally realizing she lost everyone, Rose realizes everything she did was for herself. Upon admitting that, Rose and Gypsy start to reconcile. The film is also notable for inspiring The Faith Dane Clause, to prevent the legal problems that Faith Dane created when she claimed that her acting style "created" the role of Miss Mazeppa. All actors must sign a waiver now relinquishing claims on the characters they play. ---- !! This work provides examples of: * BeautifulAllAlong: In the film, when Louise first gets beautiful clothes and has her hair done, she looks in the mirror, and incredulously says: "I'm pretty. I'm a pretty girl, Mama." ** [[ShoutOut Referenced]] in, of all things, the stage version of ''{{Hairspray}}'', which can be explained by the fact that {{Hairspray}} premiered on Broadway in the same season as a revival of ''Gypsy''. * BSODSong: "Rose's Turn" * CatchPhrase: "Hello everybody! My name's June! What's yours?" Later on, Louise uses that line with her stage name, and with a whole new meaning. * TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "Let Me Entertain You" as sung by June, and then as sung by Louise. ** "Everything's Coming up Roses" for people unfamiliar with the show is a happy, upbeat song. On stage, it's ''terrifying''. * CutSong: "Tomorrow's Mother's Day," "Momma's Talkin' Soft," "Nice She Ain't," "Smile Girls," "Who Needs Him?" and "Three Wishes for Christmas." All ''gloriously'' restored on the 2008 revival cast recording. * DarkReprise: "May We Entertain You", the innocent vaudeville song June and Louise sang as children, slowed down and turned into the stripper song "Let Me Entertain You". ** In addition to being a CrowningMusicOfAwesome, "Rose's Turn" contains reprises of and lyrical callbacks to adaptation'' about half of the songs in the show. * DownerEnding: Some revivals don't have Rose and Gypsy reconcile, instead leaving Rose all alone. * HenpeckedHusband: Poor, poor Herbie. * IronicEcho: "Hello everybody, my name's Gypsy, what's ''yours''?" * ItWillNeverCatchOn: Jack Benny was going [[TheJackBennyProgram nowhere]], according to Rose. * IWantSong: "I Had a Dream", "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Rose's Turn". * LesYay: Some of the strippers were ''very nice'' to Louise. ** In RealLife, the list of men and women Rose was with stretches on for days. Rose also owned her own lesbian boarding house. * MyBelovedSmother: Rose plays this trope to a T * TheMusical: Based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee * NoIndoorVoice: Miss Mazeppa. * NotAllowedToGrowUp: The kids in the act are never older than ten, no matter what anyone says. To drive this point home, every year there are only ten candles on their cakes. In RealLife, she actually faked June's birth certificate to make her seem three years younger. ** Louise's too. * PrettyInMink: Notably a white rabbit coat and hat June wears for one of the acts, and a mink coat Gypsy wears that she lets her mother wear at the end. ** The first film version even had Gypsy wear a dress with a skirt covered entirely with white fox. * SheCleansUpNicely: Louise, '''''and HOW!''''' * ShoutOut: In '{{Airplane}}'', Ethel Merman has a cameo as a shell shocked veteran who thinks he's Ethel Merman, and "he's" singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses". ** Also, Mama Rose of the 1993 TV adaptation is [[HocusPocus Winifred Sanderson]], who now says, "Hello, Salem, my name is Winifred! What's yours?" * SidekickSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFRSawe33sA You Gotta Get a Gimmick]]" for the strippers (also a CrowningMomentOfFunny) and "All I Need is the Girl" for Tulsa. * StageMom: Rose is probably the poster child and provides the page image. * {{Stripperiffic}}: Most of the stripper's outfits, of course, but Gypsy wore just a couple, while most of her outfits were evening dresses, that she took off as little of as possible. * TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Louise and June. * VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Of Gypsy Rose Lee and Baby June, who'd later adopt the stage name June Havoc. ** June was not very pleased with how she was portrayed in the musical, but was paid to keep her mouth shut for her sister's sake. The musical caused a the tension in their relationship to grow until Gypsy became ill later in life and died. Gypsy Rose Lee herself often embellished elements of her life when she told stories from her past. * VillainProtagonist: Just how bad she seems can vary depending on the production, but if there's any villain in ''Gypsy'', it's Momma Rose. * WestminsterChimes: The final cadence of "Everything's Coming Up Roses" is a modified version. * WhatHappenedToTheMouse: June is never seen and barely mentioned after she runs away. It's never discussed what becomes of her. ** In real life, she became a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Havoc successful film, stage and television actor]]. ** Also, the lamb and other various pets. * YouNeedToGetLaid: Mama get married today.Lee, see Theatre.{{Gypsy}}.
28th Sep '11 4:35:30 PM Angeldeb82
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Expanded on the "Shout-Out" trope.
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** Also, Mama Rose of the 1993 TV adaptation is [[HocusPocus Winifred Sanderson]], who now says, "Hello, Salem, my name is Winifred! What's yours?"
23rd Sep '11 12:26:07 PM Micah
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* ShoutOut: In ''[=~Airplane!~=]'', Ethel Merman has a cameo as a shell shocked veteran who thinks he's Ethel Merman, and "he's" singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses".
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* ShoutOut: In ''[=~Airplane!~=]'', '{{Airplane}}'', Ethel Merman has a cameo as a shell shocked veteran who thinks he's Ethel Merman, and "he's" singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses".

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* ShoutOut: In ''[=~Airplane!~=]'', Ethel Merman has a cameo as a shell shocked veteran who thinks he's Ethel Merman, and "he's" singing WestminsterChimes: The final cadence of "Everything's Coming Up Roses".Roses" is a modified version.
5th Sep '11 8:42:54 AM JAF1970
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* NoIndoorVoice: Miss Mazeppa.
5th Sep '11 7:43:42 AM JAF1970
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** In real life, she became a relatively successful film, stage and television actor.
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** In real life, she became a relatively [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Havoc successful film, stage and television actor.actor]].
5th Sep '11 7:41:20 AM JAF1970
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* IWantSong: "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Rose's Turn".
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* IWantSong: "I Had a Dream", "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Rose's Turn".
27th Jul '11 5:00:55 PM JAF1970
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* SidekickSong: "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" for the strippers (also a CrowningMomentOfFunny) and "All I Need is the Girl" for Tulsa.
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* SidekickSong: "You "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFRSawe33sA You Gotta Get a Gimmick" Gimmick]]" for the strippers (also a CrowningMomentOfFunny) and "All I Need is the Girl" for Tulsa.
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