History YMMV / ByeByeBirdie

13th Dec '16 10:29:10 PM dsneybuf
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* BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), and people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have [[AdaptationOverdosed two screen adaptations]]. After the channel's production of ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' scored the lowest ratings yet of any musical televised live on a network during TheNewTens, concerns arose over whether or not NBC needs to find a story more familiar than ''Bye Bye Birdie'' in order to WinBackTheCrowd, and whether or not the star power of such cast members as Music/JenniferLopez could attract enough viewers.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
** Does the movie's {{retool}}ed script ruin the musical, or does the movie feel entertaining enough in its own right?
** The 1995 TV special followed the play more closely, but some viewers still found reason to like it less than the movie, such as calling its new songs {{Padding}}.
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After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), and people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have [[AdaptationOverdosed two screen adaptations]]. After the channel's production of ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' scored the lowest ratings yet of any musical televised live on a network during TheNewTens, concerns arose over whether or not NBC needs to find a story more familiar than ''Bye Bye Birdie'' in order to WinBackTheCrowd, and whether or not the star power of such cast members as Music/JenniferLopez could attract enough viewers.
13th Dec '16 11:34:03 AM dsneybuf
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* BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), and people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have [[AdaptationOverdosed two screen adaptations]]. After the channel's production of ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' scored the lowest ratings yet of any musical televised live on a network during TheNewTens, concerns arose over whether or not NBC needs to find a story more familiar than ''Bye Bye Birdie'' in order to WinBackTheCrowd, and whether or not Music/JenniferLopez's star power could attract enough viewers.

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* BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), and people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have [[AdaptationOverdosed two screen adaptations]]. After the channel's production of ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' scored the lowest ratings yet of any musical televised live on a network during TheNewTens, concerns arose over whether or not NBC needs to find a story more familiar than ''Bye Bye Birdie'' in order to WinBackTheCrowd, and whether or not Music/JenniferLopez's the star power of such cast members as Music/JenniferLopez could attract enough viewers. viewers.
13th Dec '16 10:23:42 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Narm}}: Any time Kim claims to be a grown woman becomes this in the 1995 TV special, which cast 27-year old Chynna Phillips in the role - despite her being five years older than Susan Watson and Ann-Margaret were when they played Kim, and ''12'' years older than what the script lists as 15-year old Kim's age.

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* {{Narm}}: Any time Kim claims to be a grown woman becomes this in the 1995 TV special, which cast 27-year old Chynna Phillips in the role - -- despite her being five years older than Susan Watson and Ann-Margaret were when they played Kim, and ''12'' years older than what the script lists as 15-year old Kim's age.
13th Dec '16 10:22:14 AM dsneybuf
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* BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have two screen adaptations, and people who wonder if the network should choose a production with a better-known story in order for their ratings to bounce back from ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' (which scored the smallest number of viewers of any musical aired live on network TV during TheNewTens thus far).

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* BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), and people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have [[AdaptationOverdosed two screen adaptations, and people who wonder if adaptations]]. After the network should choose a channel's production with a better-known story in order for their ratings to bounce back from of ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' (which scored the smallest number of viewers lowest ratings yet of any musical aired televised live on a network TV during TheNewTens thus far).TheNewTens, concerns arose over whether or not NBC needs to find a story more familiar than ''Bye Bye Birdie'' in order to WinBackTheCrowd, and whether or not Music/JenniferLopez's star power could attract enough viewers.
13th Dec '16 7:10:36 AM dsneybuf
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* BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have two screen adaptations, and people who wonder if the network should choose a production with a better-known story in order for their ratings to bounce back from ''Film/{{Hairspray}}}'' (which scored the smallest number of viewers of any musical aired live on network TV during TheNewTens thus far).

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* BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have two screen adaptations, and people who wonder if the network should choose a production with a better-known story in order for their ratings to bounce back from ''Film/{{Hairspray}}}'' ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' (which scored the smallest number of viewers of any musical aired live on network TV during TheNewTens thus far).
13th Dec '16 7:10:07 AM dsneybuf
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* EarWorm: "We love you Conrad, oh yes we do / We love you Conrad, and we'll be true / When you're not near us, we're blue / Oh Conrad we love you."

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* EarWorm: BrokenBase: After Creator/{{NBC}} [[https://www.twitter.com/jlo/status/806687527960604672 teased]] their own version of ''Bye Bye Birdie'', viewers of said teaser seem divided between people who don't mind another screen version (especially if it'll follow the play more closely than the movie did), people who wish NBC picked a musical that doesn't already have two screen adaptations, and people who wonder if the network should choose a production with a better-known story in order for their ratings to bounce back from ''Film/{{Hairspray}}}'' (which scored the smallest number of viewers of any musical aired live on network TV during TheNewTens thus far).
* EarWorm:
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"We love you Conrad, oh yes we do / We love you Conrad, and we'll be true / When you're not near us, we're blue / Oh Conrad we love you."
14th Nov '16 6:21:38 PM dsneybuf
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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} have gone from trying to compete with Ed Sullivan (whose program aired on Creator/{{CBS}}) to updating a musical about the excitement of appearing on his show.
2nd Nov '16 11:58:05 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Narm}}: Any time Kim claims to be a grown woman becomes this in the 1995 TV special, which cast 27-year old Chynna Phillips in the role - despite her being five years older than Susan Watson and Ann-Margaret were when they played Kim, and ''12'' years older than what the script lists as 15-year old Kim's age.
16th Sep '16 11:46:33 PM Statzkeen
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* EarWorm: "We love you Conrad, oh yes we do / We love you Conrad, and we'll be true / When you're not near us, we're blue / Oh Conrad we love you."
** And the alt version sung by the guys: "We hate you Conrad, oh yes we do / There's no-one that we hate more than you / Your singing makes us say "P.U." / Oh Conrad, we hate you."



** The lyrics of 'How Lovely To Be A Woman' can be cringe inducing.

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** The lyrics of 'How Lovely To Be A Woman' can be cringe inducing.inducing and manages to load in multiple sexist stereotypes against both genders:
2nd Aug '16 6:57:14 PM MyManHerc
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Conrad Birdie himself, especially in the movie; entitled celebrity JerkAss, or just psychotically determined to cram in as much fun as he can before he's sent off to get shot at? "Got A Lot of Livin' To Do" hints at the latter.
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