History YMMV / AvenueQ

28th May '18 4:06:41 AM CaptainTedium
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%%* SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn", "It Sucks to Be Me", and "If You Were Gay".

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%%* * SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn", "It Sucks to Be Me", and "If You Were Gay".Gay" are the most iconic songs of the musical.



%%* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: '''IT SERIOUSLY ISN'T!!!'''
* TheWoobie: The only exceptions are the Bad Idea Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.
%%** Everyone. They are '''fuzzy'''. And '''{{angst}}y'''. How can you not want to give them a hug?
%%** Even the ''porn addict'' is a woobie!

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%%* * WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: '''IT SERIOUSLY ISN'T!!!'''
Don't let the Sesame Street-style puppetry and lighthearted musical numbers fool you. This play is not for children.
* TheWoobie: The Pretty much every character in the musical is deserving of sympathy, the only exceptions are the Bad Idea Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.
%%** Everyone. They are '''fuzzy'''. And '''{{angst}}y'''. How can you not want to give them a hug?
%%** Even the ''porn addict'' is a woobie!
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22nd May '18 1:40:17 PM dsneybuf
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** Gary calls UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, "a fine upstanding black man", even though neither Kate nor Princeton believe in a black Jesus. In 2018, Creator/{{NBC}} aired a ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' concert starring John Legend as Jesus.
22nd May '18 9:43:19 AM dsneybuf
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** Nicky and Gary simultaneously listing, "watching actors never reach the ending of their Oscar speech" as a source of shadenfraude might have had some hilarity added after Robert Lopez won the Best Song Oscar for ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', and successfully ''thwarted'' an attempt to cut short his speech.

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** Nicky and Gary simultaneously listing, "watching actors never reach the ending of their Oscar speech" as a source of shadenfraude schadenfreude might have had gained some hilarity added after Robert Lopez won the Best Song Oscar for ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', and successfully ''thwarted'' an attempt to cut short his speech.
22nd May '18 6:16:05 AM dsneybuf
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* HilariousInHindsight: A ''Series/SesameStreet'' parody with a song called "The Internet Is for Porn". Fast forward to 2011, when ''Sesame Street'''s official Website/YouTube channel was hacked and pornographic videos were uploaded.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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A ''Series/SesameStreet'' parody with a song called "The Internet Is for Porn". Fast forward to 2011, when ''Sesame Street'''s official Website/YouTube channel was hacked and pornographic videos were uploaded.uploaded.
** Gary calls UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}, "a fine upstanding black man", even though neither Kate nor Princeton believe in a black Jesus. In 2018, Creator/{{NBC}} aired a ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' concert starring John Legend as Jesus.
** Nicky and Gary simultaneously listing, "watching actors never reach the ending of their Oscar speech" as a source of shadenfraude might have had some hilarity added after Robert Lopez won the Best Song Oscar for ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', and successfully ''thwarted'' an attempt to cut short his speech.
9th May '18 4:09:26 PM twilicorn
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%%** "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," and "The Money Song" in particular.


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%%** "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," and "The Money Song" in particular.
12th Apr '18 1:24:57 PM ropfa
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* TheWoobie: The only exceptions are the Bad News Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.

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* TheWoobie: The only exceptions are the Bad News Idea Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.
22nd Mar '18 11:01:06 AM AdelePotter
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* {{Wangst}}: Some people find Kate's part of "It Sucks to Be Me" this, since she claims her problems are worse than Brian's. To clarify, Brian just got laid off and doesn't have an income, while Kate's problem is... she doesn't have a boyfriend.
20th Feb '18 7:53:00 PM Kuruni
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* {{Anvilicious}}[=/=]SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
** "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," and "The Money Song" in particular.

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* {{Anvilicious}}[=/=]SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:
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"Everyone's a Little Bit Racist," and "The Money Song" in particular.



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist", "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Making Love)"
** Somewhat averted with "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" in that the song ultimately preaches a higher level of tolerance and peace in the world through a "don't sweat the small stuff" mentality.
*** "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" promotes a GreyAndGrayMorality view of racism, or maybe even BlackAndGrayMorality. Either of those is very different from the BlackAndWhiteMorality more common to racism in fiction, especially racism in fiction aimed at children like ''Series/SesameStreet''. The Aesop of "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" isn't necessarily incorrect or immoral, but it is still family unfriendly.
*** BlackAndWhiteMorality about racism? That carries a lot of UnfortunateImplications. You're a little bit racist!
*** Also, given that racism is a learned behavior, stating that is the [[PeerPressureMakesYouEvil normal thing to be]] to children, who haven't necessarily learned it yet, would be very unfriendly. And that is assuming the premise is even true in the first place; if not, is someone who [[UnfortunateImplications isn't racist weird]]?
** Also the respective aesops of "The Money Song" and "For Now" are surprisingly family friendly.
*** Ehh... "For Now" probably sits on the border between family-friendly and family-unfriendly. Since the overall Aesop of the song is basically saying how good things will inevitably come to an end as well as bad things, and there's no sense in worrying about trying to make a good thing last for ever.
** In a way, "Schadenfreude" is one of these too. ("Sure it's not nice... but everybody does it!")
** "In volatile market, only stable investment... is porn!" (And this is actually true if you're able to invest wisely.)

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* %%* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist", "You Can Be as Loud as the Hell You Want (When You're Making Love)"
** Somewhat averted with "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" in that the song ultimately preaches a higher level of tolerance and peace in the world through a "don't sweat the small stuff" mentality.
*** "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" promotes a GreyAndGrayMorality view of racism, or maybe even BlackAndGrayMorality. Either of those is very different from the BlackAndWhiteMorality more common to racism in fiction, especially racism in fiction aimed at children like ''Series/SesameStreet''. The Aesop of "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" isn't necessarily incorrect or immoral, but it is still family unfriendly.
*** BlackAndWhiteMorality about racism? That carries a lot of UnfortunateImplications. You're a little bit racist!
*** Also, given that racism is a learned behavior, stating that is the [[PeerPressureMakesYouEvil normal thing to be]] to children, who haven't necessarily learned it yet, would be very unfriendly. And that is assuming the premise is even true in the first place; if not, is someone who [[UnfortunateImplications isn't racist weird]]?
** Also the respective aesops of "The Money Song" and "For Now" are surprisingly family friendly.
*** Ehh... "For Now" probably sits on the border between family-friendly and family-unfriendly. Since the overall Aesop of the song is basically saying how good things will inevitably come to an end as well as bad things, and there's no sense in worrying about trying to make a good thing last for ever.
** In a way, "Schadenfreude" is one of these too. ("Sure it's not nice... but everybody does it!")
** "In volatile market, only stable investment... is porn!" (And this is actually true if you're able to invest wisely.)
Love)"



* NightmareFuel: "Purpose"/"Propose"
* SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn", "It Sucks to Be Me", and "If You Were Gay".
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs

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* %%* NightmareFuel: "Purpose"/"Propose"
* %%* SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn", "It Sucks to Be Me", and "If You Were Gay".
* %%* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: '''IT SERIOUSLY ISN'T!!!'''
* TheWoobie:
** Everyone. They are '''fuzzy'''. And '''{{angst}}y'''. How can you not want to give them a hug?
** Even the ''porn addict'' is a woobie!
** The only exceptions are the Bad News Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.

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* %%* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: '''IT SERIOUSLY ISN'T!!!'''
* TheWoobie:
**
TheWoobie: The only exceptions are the Bad News Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.
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Everyone. They are '''fuzzy'''. And '''{{angst}}y'''. How can you not want to give them a hug?
** %%** Even the ''porn addict'' is a woobie!
** The only exceptions are the Bad News Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.
woobie!
20th Feb '18 7:23:10 PM Pichu-kun
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* 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]].
** He also constantly remarks ''...but I'm not gay'' while (not so) subtly convincing Rod to come out in "If You Were Gay". Meaning he probably knows Rod would be interested if he mistook him for homosexual.
*** Of course, that same line raises the question "is Nicky straight and 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.]]
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* 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]].
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ComicallyMissingThePoint]]. He also constantly remarks ''...but I'm not gay'' while (not so) subtly convincing Rod to come out in "If You Were Gay". Meaning he probably knows Rod would be interested if he mistook him for homosexual.
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homosexual. Of course, that same line raises the question "is Nicky straight and 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.]]
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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," respectively), and also because a lot of us grew up with the [[Series/SesameStreet characters that they're shamelessly parodying]].



* HoYay: Nicky and Rod, of course! [[Series/SesameStreet Big surprise]] [[{{Expy}} there]]. [[{{Fanservice}} And then you have things like]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2r6-DmOoRY this]].



** 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.
*** Even applies to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqcYJzc6lKw Bert and Ernie]].

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** TheInternetIsForPorn, a {{Trope Namer|s}}, and also very popular material for [=AMVs=] [[FanVid 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.
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rule. Even applies to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqcYJzc6lKw Bert and Ernie]].



* SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn"/"It Sucks to Be Me"

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* SignatureSong: "The Internet Is for Porn"/"It Porn", "It Sucks to Be Me"Me", and "If You Were Gay".



** The only exceptions are the Bad News Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story).
*** But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.

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** The only exceptions are the Bad News Bears and Lucy (who are the closest things to actual villains in the story).
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story). But then again, Lucy [[spoiler:almost dies and literally loses her head twice]], so even she might get some sympathy by the end.
4th Jan '18 3:25:29 AM momur
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*** Ehh... "For Now" probably sits on the border between family-friendly and family-unfriendly. Since the overall Aesop of the song is basically saying how good things will inevitably come to an end as well as bad things, and there's no sense in worrying about trying to make a good thing last for ever.
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