History YMMV / AvenueQ

9th Sep '17 5:53:38 PM Seraphine
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*** It doesn't need to be anime--this troper found the videos mentioned in 2 for ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' (which is a cartoon but not anime)....
*** [[RecursiveParody Even applies to]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqcYJzc6lKw Bert and Ernie]].

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*** It doesn't need to be anime--this troper found the videos mentioned in 2 for ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' (which is a cartoon but not anime)....
*** [[RecursiveParody
Even applies to]] to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqcYJzc6lKw Bert and Ernie]].
29th Aug '17 11:39:20 PM PrincessGwen
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* ApprovalOfGod: The show was visited by Jane Henson (Jim's widow), Cheryl Henson (his daughter), and Creator/FrankOz over the course of its run, and they all loved it.



* ValuesDissonance: According to the "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" song, intentionally telling jokes designed to insult a ethnic group, and using an ethnic slur while doing so, is only a "little racist", like unintentionally using an [[SocietyMarchesOn outdated term]] to refer to an ethnic group. And to be clear, it was "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polack Polack]]" jokes, and the teller was Gary Coleman, so there was no NWordPrivileges.

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* ValuesDissonance: According to the "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" song, intentionally telling jokes designed to insult a ethnic group, and using an ethnic slur while doing so, is only a "little racist", like unintentionally using an [[SocietyMarchesOn outdated term]] to refer to an ethnic group. And to be clear, it was "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polack Polack]]" jokes, and the teller was Gary Coleman, so there was were no NWordPrivileges.



*** But then again, Lucy [[spoiler: almost dies and literally looses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.

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*** But then again, Lucy [[spoiler: almost [[spoiler:almost dies and literally looses loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.
16th Aug '17 4:40:31 AM TitanFireFlies
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* SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn"

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* SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn"Porn"/"It Sucks to Be Me"
13th Aug '17 4:25:15 PM HeraldAlberich
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* AccidentalAesop: Although most of the show's many Aesops are clearly presented and framed, some are shown rather than stated. For example, Rod and Nicky are proof that being great friends doesn't make two people good roommates.

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* AccidentalAesop: AccidentalAesop:
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Although most of the show's many Aesops are clearly presented and framed, some are shown rather than stated. For example, Rod and Nicky are proof that being great friends doesn't make two people good roommates.



** A subtle one is that there's a key difference between setting a goal and putting heavy emphasis on finding one's purpose. Brian wants to be a comedian and get paid for it, for example, and Kate longs to set up a monster school, but Princeton simply wants to find his purpose and wants it yesterday. The lesson being that this is an easy way to make yourself miserable -- whereas if you have an actual dream, you might just get it.

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** A subtle one is that there's a key difference between setting a goal and putting heavy emphasis on finding one's purpose. Brian wants to be a comedian and get paid for it, for example, and Kate longs to set up a monster school, but Princeton simply wants to find his purpose and wants it yesterday. The lesson being that this is an easy way to make yourself miserable -- whereas miserable--whereas if you have an actual dream, you might just get it.



* {{Anvilicious}}/SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Everyone's A Little Bit Racist, and The Money Song in particular.
** Some of the overt "lessons" may be justified by the show's premise of being "Sesame Street for adults."
** One of the overall messages in the show though, that wasn't as lighthearted as the rest were presented was that not everyone knows their purpose. Some people may never find out what their calling is. And that's okay.

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* {{Anvilicious}}/SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Everyone's A {{Anvilicious}}/SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
** "Everyone's a
Little Bit Racist, Racist," and The "The Money Song Song" in particular.
** Some of the overt "lessons" may be justified by the show's premise of being "Sesame Street "''Series/SesameStreet'' for adults."
** One of the overall messages in the show though, that wasn't isn't as lighthearted as the rest were presented was are presented, is that not everyone knows their purpose. Some people may never find out what their calling is. And that's okay.



* AwesomeMusic: Almost every song is pure comedy gold, with "The Internet is for Porn" and "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" being prime examples.
** There's even a few excellent tearjerking songs, like "There's a Fine, Fine Line" and "For Now".
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today". While it ''does'' show how truly horribly unfunny Brian is, his unfunniness was already established.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''The internet is for porn, the internet is for porn... Why you think the net was born? Porn, porn, porn!''
** ''There's a fine, fine line between love and a waste of time...''
** ''Shaaaaaaaaaa-din-froy-duh!''
* DieForOurShip: [[spoiler:Poor Ricky gets a fair amount of this from Rod/Nicky shippers, despite only appearing at the end of the musical and pretty much being a gay version of [[NiceGuy Nicky]]]].

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* AwesomeMusic: AwesomeMusic:
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Almost every song is pure comedy gold, with "The Internet is Is for Porn" and Porn," "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" Racist," and "Schadenfreude" being prime examples.
** There's even a few excellent tearjerking songs, like "There's a Fine, Fine Line" and "For Now".
Now."
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today". Today." While it ''does'' show how truly horribly unfunny Brian is, his unfunniness was already established.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ''The internet is for porn, the internet is for porn... Why you think the net was born? Porn, porn, porn!''
** ''There's a fine, fine line between love and a waste of time...''
** ''Shaaaaaaaaaa-din-froy-duh!''
* DieForOurShip: [[spoiler:Poor Ricky gets a fair amount of this from Rod/Nicky shippers, despite only appearing at the end of the musical and pretty much being a gay version of [[NiceGuy Nicky]]]].Nicky]].]]



* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rod and Nicky, as well as Trekkie. Mostly because their songs are the ones that have become the most [[MemeticMutation memetically widespread]] ("If You Were Gay" and "The Internet Is for Porn", respectively), and also because a lot of us grew up with the [[Series/SesameStreet characters that they're shamelessly parodying]].

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rod and Nicky, as well as Trekkie. Mostly because their songs are the ones that have become the most [[MemeticMutation memetically widespread]] ("If You Were Gay" and "The Internet Is for Porn", Porn," respectively), and also because a lot of us grew up with the [[Series/SesameStreet characters that they're shamelessly parodying]].



** In a way, "Schadenfreude" is one of these too. ("Sure it's not nice ... but everybody does it!")

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** In a way, "Schadenfreude" is one of these too. ("Sure it's not nice ...nice... but everybody does it!")



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the song "Purpose" Gary fears he's fulfilled his purpose and "is on a long slow walk to the grave". Gary Coleman is now dead.
* HilariousInHindsight: A ''Series/SesameStreet'' parody with a song called "The Internet Is for Porn". Fast forward to 2011, which Sesame Street's official Website/YouTube channel being hacked and pornographic videos being uploaded.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the song "Purpose" Gary fears he's fulfilled his purpose and "is on a long slow walk to the grave". grave," Gary Coleman is now dead.
* HilariousInHindsight: A ''Series/SesameStreet'' parody with a song called "The Internet Is for Porn". Fast forward to 2011, which Sesame Street's when ''Sesame Street'''s official Website/YouTube channel being was hacked and pornographic videos being were uploaded.



* MemeticMutation: TheInternetIsForPorn, a {{Trope Namer|s}}, and also very popular material for [=AMVs=] on Website/YouTube.
** Pick any anime character ever made ever, and there will be three different [=AMVs=] featuring them: 1. Them singing about their lack of underwear. 2. Them convincing their friend to come out of the closet, as well as a video of their friend trying to convince ''them''. 3. How much they [[JapaneseRanguage ruv]] someone, but also want to kill them in equal measure. there are no exceptions to this rule.
*** It doesn't need to be anime--this troper found the videos mentioned in 2 for Doctor Who, the Avengers, The Road To El Dorado (which is a cartoon but not anime)....

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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TheInternetIsForPorn, a {{Trope Namer|s}}, and also very popular material for [=AMVs=] on Website/YouTube.
** Pick any anime character ever made ever, and there will be three different [=AMVs=] featuring them: 1. Them singing about their lack of underwear. 2. Them convincing their friend to come out of the closet, as well as a video of their friend trying to convince ''them''. 3. How much they [[JapaneseRanguage ruv]] someone, but also want to kill them in equal measure. there There are no exceptions to this rule.
*** It doesn't need to be anime--this troper found the videos mentioned in 2 for Doctor Who, the Avengers, The Road To El Dorado ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' (which is a cartoon but not anime)....



* SignatureSong: "The Internet is for Porn"

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* SignatureSong: "The Internet is Is for Porn"



* TheWoobie: Everyone. They are '''fuzzy'''. And '''{{angst}}y'''. How can you not want to give them a hug?

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Everyone. They are '''fuzzy'''. And '''{{angst}}y'''. How can you not want to give them a hug?



* {{Woolseyism}}: The Hungarian production of the show is considered the best Hungarian localization of any work in recent years. The most significant change was the replacement of Gary Coleman with Music/MichaelJackson; this was in part because Gary is all but unknown in the country, and mostly because Hungary has almost no black population and thus no one to play the role. In the original book, Jacko ended up on Avenue Q after two six-year-olds sued him for his entire estate; after the Pop King's death it was adjusted to say that he faked his own death to escape from his creditors.

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* {{Woolseyism}}: {{Woolseyism}}:
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The Hungarian production of the show is considered the best Hungarian localization of any work in recent years. The most significant change was the replacement of Gary Coleman with Music/MichaelJackson; this was in part because Gary is all but unknown in the country, and mostly because Hungary has almost no black population and thus no one to play the role. In the original book, Jacko ended up on Avenue Q after two six-year-olds sued him for his entire estate; after the Pop King's death it was adjusted to say that he faked his own death to escape from his creditors.
29th Jul '17 6:23:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In the finale, some productions have [[spoiler:Nicky tell Rod that he "knows [Rod's] type" after introducing a potential boyfriend who looks, acts and has nearly the same name as him (Ricky). This could be taken to mean either Nicky wasn't so ObliviousToLove after all or that he was ComicallyMissingThePoint]].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: In the finale, some productions have [[spoiler:Nicky tell Rod that he "knows [Rod's] type" after introducing a potential boyfriend who looks, acts and has nearly the same name as him (Ricky). This could be taken to mean either Nicky wasn't so ObliviousToLove after all or that he was ComicallyMissingThePoint]].
28th Jul '17 9:09:26 PM DearBenPlatt
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* {{Anvilicious}}/SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Everyone's a little bit racist, and the Money Song in particular.

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* {{Anvilicious}}/SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Everyone's a little bit racist, A Little Bit Racist, and the The Money Song in particular.
18th May '17 8:27:36 PM MrGuy
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*** Of course, that same song raises the question "is Nicky straight and being genuine, or [[HypocriticalHumor is he being just as defensive]] about his own sexuality?" Along these lines, some productions [[spoiler:have an implied threesome between Rod, Nicky ''and'' Ricky.]]

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*** Of course, that same song line raises the question "is Nicky straight and being genuine, genuinely trying to be supportive, or [[HypocriticalHumor is he being just as defensive]] about his own sexuality?" Along these lines, some productions [[spoiler:have an implied threesome between Rod, Nicky ''and'' Ricky.]]
18th May '17 2:28:56 AM MrGuy
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Added DiffLines:

*** Of course, that same song raises the question "is Nicky straight and being genuine, or [[HypocriticalHumor is he being just as defensive]] about his own sexuality?" Along these lines, some productions [[spoiler:have an implied threesome between Rod, Nicky ''and'' Ricky.]]
18th Jan '17 3:16:23 PM NWolfman
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** The show's overall message is that there ''is'' no ''Sesame Street'' for adults. Big Bird won't hold your hand as you're figuring out adulthood. That's all up to you.
4th Nov '16 4:56:21 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today"
** It ''does'' show how truly horribly unfunny Brian is.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today"
** It
Today". While it ''does'' show how truly horribly unfunny Brian is.is, his unfunniness was already established.
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