History Theatre / WestSideStory

3rd Mar '17 9:06:39 AM lipranzer
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** Also, when Riff orders Anybodys out of Doc's, she leaves, but not without pushing some of the Sharks around. While some of them look shocked, Chino and a couple of the others laugh.
2nd Feb '17 8:22:31 PM bt8257
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* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting Krup Past the Radar]]: "Gee, Officer Krupke; ''Krup you!"''

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* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting Krup Past the Radar]]: GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Gee, Officer Krupke; ''Krup you!"''you!"'' [[note]]The main reason the lyric was changed from "Fuck You!" to "Krup You!" is that they wouldn't have been able to ship the music outside of New York State otherwise, Creator/StephenSondheim [[WordOfGod said]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e7PJP0JtyI in this interview]].[[/note]]
31st Jan '17 12:43:21 PM kquinn0830
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* DeusExitMachina: In the film, Ice leaves Doc's to go outside and see if any of the Sharks are around right before Anita comes in. Without him around to keep everyone's heads cool, the Jets taunt and assault her.
29th Jan '17 7:41:42 PM bt8257
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: This trope mostly appears in the movie version, as the infamous Hays Code was still in effect, though slightly less so at that point in time. Anita's lines in "Tonight" are changed from "He'll walk in hot and tired, so what / No matter if he's tired, as long as he's hot" to "He'll walk in hot and tired, poor dear / No matter if he's tired, as long as he's here."

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: {{Bowdlerize}}: This trope mostly appears in the movie version, as the infamous Hays Code was still in effect, though slightly less so at that point in time.1961. Anita's lines in "Tonight" are changed from "He'll walk in hot and tired, so what / No matter if he's tired, as long as he's hot" to "He'll walk in hot and tired, poor dear / No matter if he's tired, as long as he's here."
29th Jan '17 6:53:41 PM kquinn0830
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* AffablyEvil: Both Riff and Bernardo are given several PetTheDog moments, despite being gang leaders.
29th Jan '17 6:50:39 PM kquinn0830
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* WorthyOpponent: Riff considers the Sharks to be this and stresses to the Jets that they can't take them lightly if they're going to challenge them to a rumble.
24th Jan '17 12:47:50 PM kquinn0830
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Two gangs, one Polish-American (Jets) and the other Puerto Rican (Sharks), are fighting over territory on Manhattan's West Side when Tony, a member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the younger sister of the Sharks' leader Bernardo. Unfortunately for the young couple, they happen to fall in love on the very night the two gangs decide to end their feud in one final battle. Tony manages to persuade the two gangs to reduce it to a one-on-one "fair fight", but when Maria tells Tony to stop the fight altogether, his attempt to intervene results in the leader of the Jets, his best friend Riff, getting knifed to death by Bernardo. In a fit of rage, Tony then kills Bernardo in return.

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Two gangs, one Polish-American white native born American (Jets) and the other Puerto Rican immigrant (Sharks), are fighting over territory on Manhattan's West Side when Tony, a member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the younger sister of the Sharks' leader Bernardo. Unfortunately for the young couple, they happen to fall in love on the very night the two gangs decide to end their feud in one final battle. Tony manages to persuade the two gangs to reduce it to a one-on-one "fair fight", but when Maria tells Tony to stop the fight altogether, his attempt to intervene results in the leader of the Jets, his best friend Riff, getting knifed to death by Bernardo. In a fit of rage, Tony then kills Bernardo in return.
20th Jan '17 9:13:20 AM Allronix
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* WhiteGangBangers: By ''today's'' standards. Back when it was written, the Polish, Italian, and Irish were white by skin color, but not considered "white" enough to mix with the rest of Anglo-American society.

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* WhiteGangBangers: By ''today's'' standards. Back when it was written, the Polish, Italian, and Irish were white by skin color, but not considered "white" enough to mix with the rest of Anglo-American society.society, partly due to anti-Catholic bias.
20th Jan '17 9:06:04 AM Allronix
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* WhiteGangBangers

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* WhiteGangBangersWhiteGangBangers: By ''today's'' standards. Back when it was written, the Polish, Italian, and Irish were white by skin color, but not considered "white" enough to mix with the rest of Anglo-American society.
24th Nov '16 12:46:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BriefAccentImitation: In the film adaptation, one of the Jets acts as a doctor with a German accent during "Gee, Officer Krupke".

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* BriefAccentImitation: In the film adaptation, one of the Jets acts as [[HerrDoktor a doctor with a German accent accent]] during "Gee, Officer Krupke".


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* HerrDoktor: One of the Jets briefly pretends to be one in "Gee, Officer Krupke".
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