History YMMV / AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum

2nd Apr '16 6:13:04 PM Geoduck
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny It provides the page quote, all right? That tell you anything about it?
** This exchange from the movie, with the added bonus that it is [[Series/ThePhilSilversShow Sgt. Bilko]] meeting [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]:
-->'''Lycus:''' I'll kill him! I'll kill him!\\
'''Crassus:''' Who?\\
'''Lycus:''' The lyingest, cheatingest, sloppiest slave in all Rome!\\
'''Crassus:''' Oh, Pseudolus.
** In the revival, "Comedy Tonight" is continually interrupted with scenes from some horrific tragedy.. The first time it happens, Pseduolus takes a {{Beat}} and awkwardly goes "Ha! Ha!" before continuing with the song. But eventually he gets fed up and screams the refrain "Tragedy... TO-MORR-OW! ''COMEDY'' tonight!"
** The reprise of "Lovely"... with Pseudolus and Hysterium.
*** And leading up to it, Pseudolus and Hysterium [[ItMakesSenseInContext need a body to pull off a scheme to help Philia and Hero run off together]]. Hysterium suggests a bodysnatching service and Pseudolus gleefully remembers that the service's owner owes him a favor... but he died. Hysterium asks what happened to ''his'' body, to which Pseudolus says "it was stolen". Hysterium then moans that he wishes ''he'' was dead, [[GilliganCut leading to the above scene]]. In the film, in response to Hysterium's line, Pseudolus gets the most ''hilarious'' "I have an idea!" expression on his face.
** In the film, when Pseudolus pretends to be a soothsayer to fool Erronius, he screams at him "SILENCE!!!" before letting out this bizarre shriek. Even Hysterium looks thoroughly weirded out.
** Miles Gloriosus accidentally throwing his men off count.
** [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Forward, mourn!"]]
** "Your collection of...''erotic pottery''?!"
** "If you will excuse me, I must speak with my eunuch. [[SuddenlyShouting C'MERE, EUNUCH]]!"
7th Jan '16 8:01:12 PM Pren
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* GeniusBonus: Possibly unintentional, but an exchange added for the film (Lycus' scene with Jon Pertwee) is quite similar to one from Plautus' original play "Pseudolus," where the Lycus equivalent Balio hears someone is looking for a man with a quite unflattering description, and simply replies "It must be me."
22nd Dec '15 10:55:13 AM Pren
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** In the final reprise of "Comedy Tonight," Sennex instead says "A tragedy tonight," implying that he's going to kill his wife. Domina's film actress Patricia Jessel died just two years later at a young age.

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** In the final reprise of "Comedy Tonight," Sennex Senex instead says "A tragedy tonight," implying that he's going to kill his wife. Domina's film actress Patricia Jessel died just two years later at a young age.
22nd Dec '15 10:54:24 AM Pren
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** "If you will excuse me, I must speak with my eunuch. [[SuddenlyShouting C'MERE, EUNUCH]]!"
21st Dec '15 10:16:23 AM Pren
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** In the film's opening scene, Pseudolis [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed becomes completely inconspicuous just by sitting on a bench.]]
21st Dec '15 7:50:10 AM Pren
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** In the final reprise of "Comedy Tonight," Sennex instead says "A tragedy tonight," implying that he's going to kill his wife. Domina's film actress Patricia Jessel died just two years later at a young age.
21st Dec '15 7:44:52 AM Pren
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* HarsherInHindsight: Roy Kinnear has a cameo in the film as a gladiator trainer who's accidentally killed. Two decades later, he really was killed in an accident (falling off a horse) while filming another Richard Lester movie, ''Return of the Three Musketeers''.

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Roy Kinnear has a cameo in the film as a gladiator trainer who's accidentally killed. Two decades later, he really was killed in an accident (falling off a horse) while filming another Richard Lester movie, ''Return of the Three Musketeers''.Musketeers''.
** Buster Keaton's death before the film was released paints a dim picture of how long Erronius has to enjoy his newfound family.
20th Dec '15 8:11:00 PM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the movie anyway. Philia: "3 and 5, I always confuse the two."

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In the movie anyway. Philia: "3 and 5, I always confuse the two.""
** "Comedy Tonight" promises "baritones and basses." There actually aren't any bass parts in the original show, but then Leon Greene was cast in the film, requiring both his songs to be lowered an octave.
20th Dec '15 7:20:20 PM Pren
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* HarsherInHindsight: Roy Kinnear has a cameo in the film as a gladiator trainer who's accidentally killed. Two decades later, he really was killed in an accident (falling off a horse) while filming another Richard Lester movie, ''Return of the Three Musketeers''.
17th Dec '15 8:32:20 AM Pren
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Zero Mostel was very reluctant to do the show, and in fact the song "Comedy Tonight" was originally only added to appease him. And of course it ended up being one of his most famous roles (especially since unlike ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', he got to be in the movie).
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