History Theatre / DoneToDeath

12th Apr '17 10:00:39 AM erforce
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Not to be confused with the movie ''MurderByDeath'' or the play ''The Butler Did It'', which have very similar plots.

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Not to be confused with the movie ''MurderByDeath'' ''Film/MurderByDeath'' or the play ''The Butler Did It'', which have very similar plots.
4th Mar '17 5:48:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* AffectionateParody
* TheAlcoholic: Whitney and Jessica, the characters in Mildred's fantasy story.

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* %%* AffectionateParody
* %%* TheAlcoholic: Whitney and Jessica, the characters in Mildred's fantasy story.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler: Or, rather, no wall to begin with.]]

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* %%* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[spoiler: Or, rather, no wall to begin with.]]



* ButtMonkey: Jason, Rodney

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* %%* ButtMonkey: Jason, Rodney



* ConversationalTroping
* CoolOldGuy: Rodney.
* CoolOldLady: Mildred.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mildred and the Olives.
* {{Deconstruction}}
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Jane]]
* DwindlingParty
* FemmeFatale: Jessica and Jane during the Jack Club fantasies. Jane and the secretary in Brad's fantasies.
* FilmNoir: All of the ''Jack Club'' fantasies.

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* %%* ConversationalTroping
* %%* CoolOldGuy: Rodney.
* %%* CoolOldLady: Mildred.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Mildred and the Olives.
* %%* {{Deconstruction}}
* %%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Jane]]
* %%* DwindlingParty
* %%* FemmeFatale: Jessica and Jane during the Jack Club fantasies. Jane and the secretary in Brad's fantasies.
* %%* FilmNoir: All of the ''Jack Club'' fantasies.



* GenreSavvy: The authors, some more so than others.
* GoldDigger: Gender inverted with George and Martha.

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* %%* GenreSavvy: The authors, some more so than others.
* %%* GoldDigger: Gender inverted with George and Martha.



* HappilyMarried: Whitney and Jessica.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Jessica
* HelloNurse: All of the women in the Brad and Jack Club fantasies.
* HystericalWoman: Jane

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* %%* HappilyMarried: Whitney and Jessica.
* %%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Jessica
* %%* HelloNurse: All of the women in the Brad and Jack Club fantasies.
* %%* HystericalWoman: Jane



* LampshadeHanging

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* %%* LampshadeHanging



* ThePerryMasonMethod: Jess and Whit's technique.
* PunBasedTitle

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* %%* ThePerryMasonMethod: Jess and Whit's technique.
* %%* PunBasedTitle



* RichBitch: Martha

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* %%* RichBitch: Martha



* StylisticSuck
* TenLittleMurderVictims
* TitleDrop

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* %%* StylisticSuck
* %%* TenLittleMurderVictims
* %%* TitleDrop



* TheVamp: Jane in all of the fantasies.

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* %%* TheVamp: Jane in all of the fantasies.



* WorldOfHam

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* %%* WorldOfHam
4th Mar '17 5:46:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Whitney
** TheLancer: Rodney
** TheSmartGuy: Mildred
** TheBigGuy: Brad
** TheChick: Jessica (and Jane).
** SixthRanger: Jane, with special mention to Jason and Gregory
4th Mar '17 5:45:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: The alcoholic couple in Mildred's fantasy who do nothing but fight are named [[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf George and Martha]].

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* ShoutOut: The alcoholic couple in Mildred's fantasy who do nothing but fight are named [[WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf [[Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf George and Martha]].
30th Nov '16 10:01:25 PM Xtifr
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Done to Death is a 1970 play written by Fred Carmichael. The plot focuses on five has-been MysteryFiction writers who are brought to the mysterious Vulture's Vault to collaborate on and write a new murder mystery TV series. And then real murders start to happen and HilarityEnsues.

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Done ''Done to Death Death'' is a 1970 play written by Fred Carmichael. The plot focuses on five has-been MysteryFiction writers who are brought to the mysterious Vulture's Vault to collaborate on and write a new murder mystery TV series. And then real murders start to happen and HilarityEnsues.
12th May '15 3:26:36 AM capretty
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* AsYouKnow: In a rather gratuitious example the authors explain who the people are to the actual people. (Jessica explains who Brad is ''to Brad''). Then Jason reintroduces all five. It arguably becomes FridgeBrilliance at the end of the story.

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* AsYouKnow: In a rather gratuitious gratuitous example the authors explain who the people are to the actual people. (Jessica explains who Brad is ''to Brad''). Then Jason reintroduces all five. It arguably becomes FridgeBrilliance at the end of the story.



--> '''Jessica''': The servants? No, Mr. Club, the servants never do it anymore. That's passe.

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--> '''Jessica''': The servants? No, Mr. Club, the servants never do it anymore. That's passe.passé.



* ChekhovsGun: The Author's ability to make their imaginations come to life is set up in Act 1 and then becomes very important as they investigate the murders in Act 2.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsSkill: The Author's Authors's ability to make their imaginations come to life is set up in Act 1 and then becomes very important as they investigate the murders in Act 2.



-->'''Mildred:''' You see, Mr. Duckton, everything all of us did is now a parody. We are anachronisms.
4th Apr '14 7:09:26 AM erforce
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* Brad Benedict - The youngest of the authors, he writes "modern" high tech spy mysteries akin to ''JamesBond''. In contrast, he is mild-mannered and shy.

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* Brad Benedict - The youngest of the authors, he writes "modern" high tech spy mysteries akin to ''JamesBond''.''Film/JamesBond''. In contrast, he is mild-mannered and shy.
19th Jan '14 5:46:07 AM LongLiveHumour
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* Mildred Z. Maxwell - A friendly older woman who specializes in tough, detailed murder mysteries. A parody of Creator/AgathaChristie and MissMarple.

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* Mildred Z. Maxwell - A friendly older woman who specializes in tough, detailed murder mysteries. A parody of Creator/AgathaChristie and MissMarple.Literature/MissMarple.
18th Nov '12 2:52:20 PM Aiguille
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* {{Casanova}}: Jack Club, Brad's characters. Parodied when Rodney attempts to play Jack Club in his fantasy, as he cannot seduce Jane the way Jack would be able to.

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* {{Casanova}}: TheCasanova: Jack Club, Brad's characters. Parodied when Rodney attempts to play Jack Club in his fantasy, as he cannot seduce Jane the way Jack would be able to.
31st Aug '12 12:34:21 PM mlsmithca
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* DidNotDoTheResearch / RealityIsUnrealistic: In-Universe, the Author's are consistently surprised by things turning out realistically than how they would write it.


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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The Authors are consistently surprised by things turning out realistically rather than how they would write it.
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