History Trivia / MuchAdoAboutNothing

28th Apr '16 7:53:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The 1993 film, in which [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Lockhart and Professor Trelawney]] are in a SlapSlapKiss relationship while [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] works to break up [[Series/{{House}} Wilson]] and [[{{Underworld}} Selene]] while Film/{{Beetlejuice}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Denzel Washington]] look on. Meanwhile, [[Film/HarryPotter Professor]] [[Characters/HarryPotter Umbridge]] is mistaken for Hero. And in what awesome world did [[Series/MonarchOfTheGlen Hector MacDonald]] become brothers with Creator/BrianBlessed?
29th Nov '15 1:40:40 AM LondonKdS
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* ActorAllusion:
** The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant.
** From the 2012 film: Many long-term Whedon fans are {{squee}}ing over the opportunity for the [[{{Series/Angel}} Fred/Wesley]] romance to finally have a happy ending.
* TheCastShowoff:
** In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.

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* ActorAllusion:
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ActorAllusion: The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant.
** From the 2012 film: Many long-term Whedon fans are {{squee}}ing over the opportunity for the [[{{Series/Angel}} Fred/Wesley]] romance to finally have a happy ending.
* TheCastShowoff:
** In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
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** The 2012 film, being directed by Creator/JossWhedon...
*** [[Series/{{Angel}} Fred and Wesley]] are Beatrice and Benedick. [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Caleb and Andrew]] also turn up as Dogberry and Verges.
*** Its [[Series/{{Firefly}} Captain Tightpants Dogberry, and Dr Simon Don John]].
*** Or Beatrice and Benedick are [[Series/{{Dollhouse}} Dr Claire Saunders and Senator Daniel Perrin]], while Topher is Claudio and Mr Dominic is Don Pedro.
*** [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Phil Coulson]] is Leonato, and the waitress is Margaret. Hero was also in the restaurant.
*** [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Captain Hammer]] is Dogberry, one of his groupies sings at the party and another groupie is a guest.
*** [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Lin]] is Beatrice, Marty is Claudio and Ronald the Intern is Verges. Marty lost all of his genre savviness.
*** And a caboodle of Creator/MutantEnemy staff along with friends and family as extras.



* NoBudget: Joss Whedon's adaptation, the first of what Whedon hopes will be many "micro-budget" films from his new production company.



** Emma Thompson's mother, Phyllida Law, plays Beatrice's maid, Ursula.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: As noted in Joss Whedon's commentary, Amy Acker(Beatrice) and Jillian Morgese(Hero) do look like they could be cousins.
* ThrowItIn: The Whedon film experienced a fluke fog bank when it came time to shoot the funeral, resulting in a sequence that looks straight out of an Ingmar Bergman film.
* TroubledProduction: A mild example, but the DVD commentary of the Whedon adaptation gives a few instances of trouble for them. They mention having trouble with barking dogs and motorcycles and, at one point, were actually shut down by the police for filming a movie without a license. Whedon just kept filming the movie in secret, incredibly worried they'd be caught again.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the Whedon film, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was originally going to be Leonato, but he unfortunately couldn't make the time to film it. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.

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** Emma Thompson's mother, Phyllida Law, plays Beatrice's maid, Ursula.
* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: As noted in Joss Whedon's commentary, Amy Acker(Beatrice) and Jillian Morgese(Hero) do look like they could be cousins.
* ThrowItIn: The Whedon film experienced a fluke fog bank when it came time to shoot the funeral, resulting in a sequence that looks straight out of an Ingmar Bergman film.
* TroubledProduction: A mild example, but the DVD commentary of the Whedon adaptation gives a few instances of trouble for them. They mention having trouble with barking dogs and motorcycles and, at one point, were actually shut down by the police for filming a movie without a license. Whedon just kept filming the movie in secret, incredibly worried they'd be caught again.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the Whedon film, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was originally going to be Leonato, but he unfortunately couldn't make the time to film it. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.
Ursula.
16th Oct '15 9:08:54 AM ZeldaQueen64
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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: As noted in Joss Whedon's commentary, Amy Acker(Beatrice) and Jillian Morgese(Hero) do look like they could be cousins.


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* TroubledProduction: A mild example, but the DVD commentary of the Whedon adaptation gives a few instances of trouble for them. They mention having trouble with barking dogs and motorcycles and, at one point, were actually shut down by the police for filming a movie without a license. Whedon just kept filming the movie in secret, incredibly worried they'd be caught again.
3rd Sep '15 1:26:01 PM NSlayton5
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*** [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Lin]] is Beatrice, Marty is Claudio and Ronald the Intern is Verges.

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*** [[Film/TheCabinInTheWoods Lin]] is Beatrice, Marty is Claudio and Ronald the Intern is Verges. Marty lost all of his genre savviness.
5th Jun '15 5:57:33 PM soothsayer
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** In Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song.
25th Feb '15 12:30:49 PM Micah
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was going to be Leonato, but he couldn't make the time to film it unfortunately. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, In the Whedon film, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Giles]] was originally going to be Leonato, but he unfortunately couldn't make the time to film it unfortunately.it. At least we got Phil Coulson taking his place.
25th Feb '15 12:30:11 PM Micah
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* ActorAllusion: The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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The part of Dogberry was written for William Kempe, the actor who played Bottom in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', which adds a whole new level to the "I am an ass" rant.



* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. Also in Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song.
* HeyItsThatGuy: The 1993 film, in which [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Lockhart and Professor Trelawney]] are in a SlapSlapKiss relationship while [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] works to break up [[Series/{{House}} Wilson]] and [[{{Underworld}} Selene]] while Film/{{Beetlejuice}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Denzel Washington]] look on.
** Meanwhile, [[Film/HarryPotter Professor]] [[Characters/HarryPotter Umbridge]] is mistaken for Hero. And in what awesome world did [[Series/MonarchOfTheGlen Hector MacDonald]] become brothers with Creator/BrianBlessed?
** Complete irony: Creator/EmmaThompson and Creator/KennethBranagh were actually married to each other off-screen from 1989 to 1995. So perhaps their casting was a bit of RealLifeWritesThePlot?
*** He also plays opposite to her in both ''Theatre/HenryV'', ''Dead Again'', and ''Look Back in Anger''. And all four films were also directed by him. So it's not so much RealLifeWritesThePlot as it is Real Life Casts the Movies.
*** Hero's nurse was also played by Emma Thompson's mother, so real life does indeed cast these movies. They didn't refer to this lot as the "Brit Pack" for nothing...

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* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowoff:
**
In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. Also in guitar.
** In
Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song.
* HeyItsThatGuy: HeyItsThatGuy:
**
The 1993 film, in which [[Film/HarryPotter Professor Lockhart and Professor Trelawney]] are in a SlapSlapKiss relationship while [[Film/TheMatrix Neo]] works to break up [[Series/{{House}} Wilson]] and [[{{Underworld}} Selene]] while Film/{{Beetlejuice}} [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Denzel Washington]] look on.
**
on. Meanwhile, [[Film/HarryPotter Professor]] [[Characters/HarryPotter Umbridge]] is mistaken for Hero. And in what awesome world did [[Series/MonarchOfTheGlen Hector MacDonald]] become brothers with Creator/BrianBlessed?
** Complete irony: Creator/EmmaThompson and Creator/KennethBranagh were actually married to each other off-screen from 1989 to 1995. So perhaps their casting was a bit of RealLifeWritesThePlot?
*** He also plays opposite to her in both ''Theatre/HenryV'', ''Dead Again'', and ''Look Back in Anger''. And all four films were also directed by him. So it's not so much RealLifeWritesThePlot as it is Real Life Casts the Movies.
*** Hero's nurse was also played by Emma Thompson's mother, so real life does indeed cast these movies. They didn't refer to this lot as the "Brit Pack" for nothing...
Creator/BrianBlessed?


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* RealLifeRelative:
** Kenneth Branagh (Benedick) and Emma Thompson (Beatrice) were married in real life when the Branagh film was made.
** Emma Thompson's mother, Phyllida Law, plays Beatrice's maid, Ursula.
25th Jan '15 8:50:35 PM InsomniaCafe
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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.

to:

* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar. Also in Nothing Much to Do, there are several videos of Balthazar just performing a song.
4th Sep '14 6:43:04 AM nelec
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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Reed Diamond(Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.

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* TheCastShowoff: In Whedon's production, Reed Diamond(Don Creator/ReedDiamond (Don Pedro) is briefly seen playing blues guitar.
18th Aug '14 3:44:35 PM EarlOfSandvich
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*** [[WebOriginal/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Captain Hammer]] is Dogberry, one of his groupies sings at the party and another groupie is a guest.

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*** [[WebOriginal/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog Captain Hammer]] is Dogberry, one of his groupies sings at the party and another groupie is a guest.
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