History Theatre / TheTwentyFifthAnnualPutnamCountySpellingBee

4th Nov '17 5:00:11 PM PaulA
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** RocksFallEveryoneDies: An audience member that gets too far will get a sudden bell ring ''in the middle of a word'', regardless of whether they were spelling it right.
3rd Nov '17 2:24:34 PM Cilver
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** RocksFallEveryoneDies: An audience member that gets too far will get a sudden bell ring ''in the middle of a word'', regardless of whether they were spelling it right.
22nd Sep '17 9:14:04 PM PaulA
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* StigmaticPregnancyEuphemism: Olive's mother can't come to the Bee because she's on a nine-month journey of self-discovery in India. It's not confirmed that it's an example of this trope, but the stated length of her absence, along with Olive mentioning that her father is really angry at her mother about something, is certainly suggestive.
10th Sep '17 5:51:00 AM PaulA
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* IncrediblyLongNote: Logainne finishes "Woe Is Me" with one.

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* IncrediblyLongNote: IncrediblyLongNote:
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Logainne finishes "Woe Is Me" with one.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Every member of the cast doubles.
** Especially the actor playing Mitch.
** Traditionally, the double-casting is:
*** Rona - Olive's mother
*** Mitch - Olive's Father, Dan/Logainne's Father
*** William - Leaf's father
*** Leaf - Carl/Logainne's [[HasTwoMommies other]] father
*** Logainne - Leaf's mother
*** Marcy - Leaf's sister, usually Brook.
*** Chip - one of Leaf's siblings, [[spoiler:Jesus]]
*** Olive - one of Leaf's siblings

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Every member of the cast doubles.
** Especially the actor playing Mitch.
**
doubles. Traditionally, the double-casting is:
*** ** Rona - Olive's mother
*** ** Mitch - Olive's Father, Dan/Logainne's Father
*** ** William - Leaf's father
*** ** Leaf - Carl/Logainne's [[HasTwoMommies other]] father
*** ** Logainne - Leaf's mother
*** ** Marcy - Leaf's sister, usually Brook.
*** ** Chip - one of Leaf's siblings, [[spoiler:Jesus]]
*** ** Olive - one of Leaf's siblings



* MoodWhiplash: From "The I Love You Song", Olive's mother breaks the somber, beautiful tone of the piece with the line "if you feel my gloom, blame it on me. Blame it on your daddily and mammily, because depression runs in our family", which usually garners a few laughs from the audience.

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
**
From "The I Love You Song", Olive's mother breaks the somber, beautiful tone of the piece with the line "if you feel my gloom, blame it on me. Blame it on your daddily and mammily, because depression runs in our family", which usually garners a few laughs from the audience.



* PuttingOnMyThinkingCap: Barfée's "magic foot" that he uses to spell. It gets a whole song.
** [[spoiler: Then Logainne's father attempts to ''sabotage'' the foot by spilling something all over the floor (in between contestants which is why the organizers don't see him do it) so Barfée can't use it to spell. This throws Barfée off for a minute, but he recovers and manages to get his word right ''anyway''!]]
* RagingStiffie:
** Chip gets a whole song about one.
--->'''Chip:''' Because my stiffy has [[spoiler:ruined my spelling!]]

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* PuttingOnMyThinkingCap: Barfée's "magic foot" that he uses to spell. It gets a whole song.
** [[spoiler: Then
song. [[spoiler:Then Logainne's father attempts to ''sabotage'' the foot by spilling something all over the floor (in between contestants which is why the organizers don't see him do it) so Barfée can't use it to spell. This throws Barfée off for a minute, but he recovers and manages to get his word right ''anyway''!]]
* RagingStiffie:
**
RagingStiffie: Chip gets a whole song about one.
--->'''Chip:''' -->'''Chip:''' Because my stiffy has [[spoiler:ruined my spelling!]]



* SchrodingersGun: The main use for {{Perfectly Cromulent Word}}s. Certain words given to audience members are declared correct/incorrect regardless of the actual spelling provided.
** Since the audience members ''can't'' be allowed to win the bee since it would ruin the plot of the story, this is justified.

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* SchrodingersGun: The main use for {{Perfectly Cromulent Word}}s. Certain words given to audience members are declared correct/incorrect regardless of the actual spelling provided.
**
provided. Since the audience members ''can't'' be allowed to win the bee since it would ruin the plot of the story, this is justified.



* SweaterGirl:
** Marigold Coneybear is often one[[note]] Although, because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic.[[/note]]
--->'''Chip:''' Hey, Leaf, is that your sister in the fourth row wearing the fuzzy sweater?

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* SweaterGirl:
**
SweaterGirl: Marigold Coneybear is often one[[note]] one.[[note]] Although, because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic.[[/note]]
--->'''Chip:''' -->'''Chip:''' Hey, Leaf, is that your sister in the fourth row wearing the fuzzy sweater?
10th Sep '17 1:51:50 AM aarthicat
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** Marigold Coneybear is often one[[note: Although, because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic.]]

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** Marigold Coneybear is often one[[note: one[[note]] Although, because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic.]][[/note]]
10th Sep '17 1:46:50 AM aarthicat
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** Marigold Coneybear is often one[[note: ** Although, because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic.]]

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** Marigold Coneybear is often one[[note: ** Although, because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic.]]
10th Sep '17 1:45:10 AM aarthicat
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-->'''Chip:''' Because my stiffy has [[spoiler:ruined my spelling!]]

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-->'''Chip:''' --->'''Chip:''' Because my stiffy has [[spoiler:ruined my spelling!]]



** Marigold Coneybear is often one
-->'''Chip:''' Hey, Leaf, is that your sister in the fourth row wearing the fuzzy sweater?
** Note that because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic.

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** Marigold Coneybear is often one
-->'''Chip:''' Hey, Leaf, is that your sister in the fourth row wearing the fuzzy sweater?
one[[note: ** Note that Although, because Marigold is an audience member chosen by the actors, this is not always her defining characteristic. characteristic.]]
--->'''Chip:''' Hey, Leaf, is that your sister in the fourth row wearing the fuzzy sweater?
10th Sep '17 1:43:09 AM aarthicat
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* RagingStiffie: A whole song about one.

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* RagingStiffie: A RagingStiffie:
** Chip gets a
whole song about one.



* SweaterGirl: Marigold Coneybear

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* SweaterGirl: SweaterGirl:
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Marigold ConeybearConeybear is often one
1st Jun '17 8:12:20 PM coralina33
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3rd Apr '17 6:09:09 PM PaulA
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* GradeSkipper: Marcy has skipped both fourth and fifth grade.
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