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3rd Oct '16 6:41:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* During "Light My Candle" in ''{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)

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* During "Light My Candle" in ''{{RENT}}'', ''Theatre/{{RENT}}'', Mimi spills hot wax on her hand, and coos "I ''like'' it between my--" Roger suggests "fingers," but it sounds like she was going somewhere entirely different... (On the final Broadway performance DVD Mimi lifts her leg suggestively on the line, making the LastSecondWordSwap even more obvious.)



* {{Aida}}: After bringing the captive Aida to his room, Radames removes his shirt, asking her "Do you know what's going to happen now?" Her fearful reaction indicates that she thinks he's about to force himself on her. Instead, he orders her to wash his back, something that essentially symbolizes exactly that.
* Theatre/AnythingGoes is the KING of this trope, especially the title song, which mentions orgies, strippers, jigolos, whores, prostitutes, [[UpToEleven OLD prostitutes]], molestation, nudist parties, divorce, and make-up sex.

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* {{Aida}}: ''Theatre/{{Aida}}'': After bringing the captive Aida to his room, Radames removes his shirt, asking her "Do you know what's going to happen now?" Her fearful reaction indicates that she thinks he's about to force himself on her. Instead, he orders her to wash his back, something that essentially symbolizes exactly that.
* Theatre/AnythingGoes ''Theatre/AnythingGoes'' is the KING of this trope, especially the title song, which mentions orgies, strippers, jigolos, whores, prostitutes, [[UpToEleven OLD prostitutes]], molestation, nudist parties, divorce, and make-up sex.
17th Jun '16 12:56:57 AM PaulA
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* Creator/OscarWilde's play ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' features this gem:
-->'''Lady Bracknell''': May I ask what position [Miss Prism] holds in your household?
-->'''Rev. Canon Chasuble''': I am a [[CelibateHero celibate]], madam.

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* Creator/OscarWilde's play ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' features this gem:
-->'''Lady Bracknell''': Bracknell:''' May I ask what position [Miss Prism] holds in your household?
-->'''Rev.
household?\\
'''Rev.
Canon Chasuble''': Chasuble:''' I am a [[CelibateHero celibate]], madam.
6th May '16 8:40:35 PM ClockStopping
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* In ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', when Hamilton first meets Angelica he makes a comment about how she seems to be like him - never satisfied with where she is, always fighting for more. Except, the way he says it implies something rather different, and from her reaction Angelica certainly takes it that way at first. (Interestingly, this exchange did also happen in real life, although there it was Angelica who was providing the innuendo.)
-->'''Hamilton:''' You strike me as a woman who has never been satisfied.
-->'''Angelica:''' I'm sure I don't know what you mean, you forget yourself...
6th Apr '16 9:05:09 PM MarkKB
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** In particular, the song "A Lotta Locomotion", which introduces the carriages, is full of euphanisms.
** The SpellingSong "U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D." is about Dinah's breakup/"uncoupling" with Greaseball, which she can't bring herself to say so she spells it instead. The last verse takes this opportunity to sneak in a swear word by spelling it too:

---> And I'm just U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.\\
But I'll get my R.E.V.E.N.G.E.\\
He'll come crawling back one day\\
And I'll turn to him and say:\\
"Go away, you B.A.S.T.A.R.D."
5th Apr '16 1:12:21 AM PaulA
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* ''Under Milk Wood'' by DylanThomas is set in the fictional village of Llareggub (pronounced Khlar - regg - ib). This looks like a real Welsh place name to the untrained eye, but try reading it backwards ...

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* ''Under Milk Wood'' ''Theatre/UnderMilkWood'' by DylanThomas Creator/DylanThomas is set in the fictional village of Llareggub (pronounced Khlar - regg - ib). This looks like a real Welsh place name to the untrained eye, but try reading it backwards ...
2nd Feb '16 2:30:12 PM Assassin-sensei
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** The nurse on the morning Juliet is to be married to Paris tells her to get her rest now, because once she's married to Paris [[InsatiableNewlyweds she won't be allowed to sleep at all]].
17th Jan '16 8:19:03 PM nombretomado
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* One dedicated fan compiled a [[http://www.beeptwo.com/pearls/double.html list]] of all the train-related sexual references in ''StarlightExpress''. (The provided link automatically redirects to the main page, but the list is easily identifiable under the "Humour" section of "Fan Activity.")

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* One dedicated fan compiled a [[http://www.beeptwo.com/pearls/double.html list]] of all the train-related sexual references in ''StarlightExpress''.''Theatre/StarlightExpress''. (The provided link automatically redirects to the main page, but the list is easily identifiable under the "Humour" section of "Fan Activity.")
9th Dec '15 9:16:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Theatre/TheWiz Live'' television version was rated TV-G yet featured minor curses several times.
12th Sep '15 12:26:18 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'' has astonishingly strong sexual content by the standards of the early 1950s, even taking into account that American stage censorship was not particularly strong back then. One of the most risqué bits is the moment where Alvaro, busily RomancingTheWidow, puts his hands into his pockets and is embarrassed when a condom falls out. (The published edition is careful not to call it that.) Serafina's lovemaking is very audible, albeit offstage, in the next scene; her daughter thinks she's only dreaming of her late husband.

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* ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'' has astonishingly strong sexual content by the standards of the early 1950s, even taking into account that American stage censorship was not particularly strong back then. One of the most risqué bits is the moment where Alvaro, busily RomancingTheWidow, puts his hands into his pockets and is accidentally lets a condom fall out; the stage directions, like the characters, are too embarrassed when a condom falls out. (The published edition is careful not to call it that.) for what it is. Serafina's lovemaking is very audible, albeit offstage, in the next scene; her daughter thinks she's only dreaming of her late husband.
1st Aug '15 6:50:05 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/TheRoseTattoo'' has astonishingly strong sexual content by the standards of the early 1950s, even taking into account that American stage censorship was not particularly strong back then. One of the most risqué bits is the moment where Alvaro, busily RomancingTheWidow, puts his hands into his pockets and is embarrassed when a condom falls out. (The published edition is careful not to call it that.) Serafina's lovemaking is very audible, albeit offstage, in the next scene; her daughter thinks she's only dreaming of her late husband.
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