History Narm / Theater

24th Aug '16 5:52:11 PM HamburgerTime
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* In the stage version of ''Film/{{Footloose}}'', the "Dancing is Not a Crime" sequence is one of the play's climactic moments, in which Ren pleads his case for the repeal of the [[DystopianEdict anti-dancing law]] to [[MoralGuardians the Bomont Town Council]]. Unfortunately, for some reason the composer wrote it as a ''[[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy white-guy rap number]]'' that includes the phrase "party in your pants"... [[HaveAGayOldTime as a euphemism for dancing]].
29th Jul '16 6:46:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''{{Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee}}''
---> "Blame it on you're Daddily and Mammily, 'cuz depression runs in our family."
** For some reason, this one line gets a laugh out the audience in most productions.

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* In ''{{Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee}}''
''Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee''
---> "Blame it on you're your Daddily and Mammily, 'cuz depression runs in our family."
** For some reason, this one line gets a laugh out the audience in most productions.productions.

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26th Jun '16 1:23:20 PM DoctorFolly
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** In one filmed version of ''KingLear'', the scene in which Cornwall gouges out the Duke of Gloucester's eyes is undercut by the presence in the background of a servant (who subsequently gives Cornwall the wound that kills him) who is so enraged he... rubs his stomach and pats his head while making a silly face.
1st Jun '16 4:01:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* For modern audiences, {{Aeschylus}}' play ''Theatre/{{Agamemnon}}'' features a particularly hilarious bit of Narm. While being murdered offstage, the title character delivers this line:

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* For modern audiences, {{Aeschylus}}' Creator/{{Aeschylus}}' play ''Theatre/{{Agamemnon}}'' features a particularly hilarious bit of Narm. While being murdered offstage, the title character delivers this line:
8th Feb '16 10:03:43 AM Silverblade2
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* OlderThanSteam: Parodied in the [[ShowWithinAShow play within a play]] [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples in]] Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''AMidsummerNightsDream''. It's narm ''InUniverse.''
-->"Now I am dead,\\
now I am fled,\\
my soul is in the sky..."
** Essentially the entirety of that play was meant to be narm through terribad acting.
4th Jan '16 3:11:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpringAwakening'' has the beating scene, which depending on how it's played, ends up being a TearJerker or terrible, terrible narm. Wendla giving Melchior a branch that she found on the ground and wants to be beaten with is a little much to take seriously.

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* ''SpringAwakening'' ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' has the beating scene, which depending on how it's played, ends up being a TearJerker or terrible, terrible narm. Wendla giving Melchior a branch that she found on the ground and wants to be beaten with is a little much to take seriously.
5th Dec '14 6:10:04 AM Sapphirea2
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* When Creator/CirqueDuSoleil debuted ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' in 2005, the aftermath of the Battlefield scene had [[spoiler: the Emperor trying to comfort his wicked son, who has been blinded by his explosives and is]] crying in pain. Audiences laughed at the crying in what was supposed to be a sad scene, so this was dialed back.

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* When Creator/CirqueDuSoleil debuted ''Theatre/{{KA}}'' in 2005, the aftermath of the Battlefield scene had [[spoiler: the Emperor trying to comfort his wicked son, who has been blinded by his explosives and is]] crying in pain. Audiences laughed The wailing went on at the crying in what length originally, but was supposed to be a sad scene, so this was subsequently dialed back.back -- probably because it easily came off as this.



** ''Theatre/{{Zarkana}}'''s baby funeral scene. "Welcome to my funeral, please don't scream..." Audiences find it hard to take seriously and have reportedly mocked it walking out of the show.

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** ''Theatre/{{Zarkana}}'''s baby funeral scene. "Welcome to my funeral, please don't scream..." Audiences find found it hard to take seriously and have reportedly mocked it walking out of the show.show -- when the whole show got a LighterAndSofter retool in 2014, this transitional segment was altered and became a CreepyGood parade, dropping the offending lines and narminess.
14th Sep '14 8:55:35 AM Someoneman
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* One review of the absurdist play 'ALOCLASP' (written and performed by a group of university students) said there was 'laughter where there shouldn't be'. This troper went to see a performance of it and can spent most of it exchanging confused glances with the person next to her and, yes, trying not to laugh when she wasn't meant to.

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* %%* One review of the absurdist play 'ALOCLASP' (written and performed by a group of university students) said there was 'laughter where there shouldn't be'. This troper went to see a performance of it and can spent most of it exchanging confused glances with the person next to her and, yes, trying not to laugh when she wasn't meant to.be'.
24th Aug '14 6:49:07 AM Silverblade2
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* Natacha Stolz' Interior Semiotics monologue is made of this.

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* %%* Natacha Stolz' Interior Semiotics monologue is made of this.
7th Jun '14 9:36:24 AM EpicRainbowPanda
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* In ''The Long Christmas Dinner'' Lucia says at several different points something like, "Such a beautiful sermon. I cried and cried." The first couple of times, it's moving-- but after that, it just becomes a RunningGag.

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* In ''The Long Christmas Dinner'' Lucia says at several different points something like, "Such a beautiful sermon. I cried and cried." The first couple of times, it's moving-- but after that, it just becomes a RunningGag.RunningGag.
* In ''{{Theatre/TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee}}''
---> "Blame it on you're Daddily and Mammily, 'cuz depression runs in our family."
**For some reason, this one line gets a laugh out the audience in most productions.
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