History Theatre / DamnYankees

1st May '16 12:15:01 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: several, as usual. A few were used in the 1994 revival



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Besides being rooted in 50s baseball culture, the Senators left Washington after the 1960 season to become the Minnesota Twins. A new franchise named the Washington Senators replaced them in 1961. The new team continued the losing tradition, and eventually moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the Texas Rangers in 1971.
23rd Jan '16 7:52:28 PM DonM435
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Besides being rooted in 50s baseball culture, the Senators left Washington after the 1960 season to become the MinnesotaTwins.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Besides being rooted in 50s baseball culture, the Senators left Washington after the 1960 season to become the MinnesotaTwins.Minnesota Twins. A new franchise named the Washington Senators replaced them in 1961. The new team continued the losing tradition, and eventually moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the Texas Rangers in 1971.
5th Dec '15 2:18:39 PM morenohijazo
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* GeorgeWashingtonSleptHere: It mentions this in Lola's song "A Little Brains--A Little Talent," in a joke that had to be {{Bowdlerise}}d out of the film version:
-->You've seen the sign that says George Washington once slept here,\\
Well tho' nobody spied him\\
Guess who was beside him?
2nd Oct '15 4:19:25 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Besides being rooted in 50s baseball culture, the Senators left Washington after the 1960 season to become the MinnesotaTwins.
11th Sep '15 3:09:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* DevilInDisguise: Applegate. Referencing, of course, ''[[HowDoYouLikeThemApples that particular apple]]'', the first temptation of man; [[TheVamp Lola]] is one of his newer ones.

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* DevilInDisguise: Applegate. Referencing, of course, ''[[HowDoYouLikeThemApples ''[[TemptingApple that particular apple]]'', the first temptation of man; [[TheVamp Lola]] is one of his newer ones.
13th Sep '14 11:27:03 AM StarSword
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* SeductionProofMarriage: Joe manages to resist Lola's best efforts at vamping him and stays as close as he can to the wife who no longer recognizes him after his transformation into a young baseball hero. His fidelity infuriates Applegate, to whom wives are "more trouble than the Methodist Church."
28th Jul '14 11:32:06 AM specialsam110
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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Joe has to exercise his escape clause before midnight on the twenty-fourth of September.

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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Subverted. Although Joe has to exercise his escape clause before originally suggests that he be given until midnight on the twenty-fourth of September.September to exercise his escape clause, Applegate pushes it to "a more civil nine o'clock."
16th Mar '13 10:56:45 PM OddHack
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial
--> '''Applegate''':If you're referring to the rumor that in reality he is Shifty [=McCoy=], I deny it emphatically.



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25th Nov '12 9:25:03 PM Prfnoff
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* WritingLines: An oral variant. Applegate punishes Lola for her [[MinionWithAnFInEvil conscientious failure to seduce Joe]] by asking her to repeat "Never feel sorry for anybody" one hundred times. She repeats the line, but with no show of remorse.

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* WritingLines: An oral variant. Applegate punishes Lola for her [[MinionWithAnFInEvil conscientious failure to seduce Joe]] by asking her to repeat "Never feel sorry for anybody" one hundred times. She repeats the line, but with no show of remorse.penitence.
25th Nov '12 9:21:41 PM Prfnoff
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Applegate plots to spoil Joe's career by scandal, and spreads through Gloria a rumor that "Joe Hardy," whom nobody in Hannibal seems to know, might actually be a Mexican League player who took a bribe to throw a game. The Commissioner calls for a hearing, and Joe is unable to play until he clears himself. As the hearings drag on through the second-to-last day of the season, Joe almost comes to exercising his escape clause and thereby redeeming his soul, when Meg and her friends rush into court and vouch for his background. Lola, having fallen out of Applegate's favor, comforts the vindicated but dejected Joe, and confides to him that she's as much of a lost soul as he is now.

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Applegate plots to spoil Joe's career by scandal, and spreads through Gloria a rumor that "Joe Hardy," whom nobody in Hannibal seems to know, might actually be a Mexican League player who took a bribe to throw a game. The Commissioner calls for a hearing, and a celebration being held in Joe's honor is interrupted. Joe is will be unable to play until he clears himself. himself.

As the hearings drag on through the second-to-last day of the season, Joe almost comes to exercising his escape clause and thereby redeeming his soul, when Meg and her friends rush into court and vouch for testify that they knew Joe Hardy as a boy in his background.hometown. Lola, having fallen out of Applegate's favor, comforts the vindicated but dejected Joe, and confides to him that she's as much of a lost soul as he is now.
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