History YMMV / Cats

25th Sep '17 2:57:30 PM TudorRose
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime decision to change Rum Tum Tugger]] from a Music/MickJagger-esque rock star to a hip-hop "street cat". Tugger's update was [[http://www.yahoo.com/news/rum-tum-tugger-rap-west-end-revival-cats-162018089.html met with criticism]]. Both critics and theatre fans [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks condemned the re-working of the character]], and so in the end it was phased out in favour of the original.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime decision to change Rum Tum Tugger]] from a Music/MickJagger-esque rock star to [[TotallyRadical a hip-hop hip-hop]] [[YoungerAndHipper "street cat".cat"]]. Tugger's update was [[http://www.yahoo.com/news/rum-tum-tugger-rap-west-end-revival-cats-162018089.html met with criticism]]. Both critics and theatre fans [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks condemned the re-working of the character]], and so in the end it was phased out in favour of the original.
25th Sep '17 8:57:56 AM TudorRose
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's decision to change Rum Tum Tugger from a Music/MickJagger-esque rockstar to a hip-hop "street cat". Tugger's update was [[http://www.yahoo.com/news/rum-tum-tugger-rap-west-end-revival-cats-162018089.html met with criticism]]. Both critics and theatre fans [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks condemned the re-working of the character]], and so in the end it was phased out in favour of the original.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime decision to change Rum Tum Tugger Tugger]] from a Music/MickJagger-esque rockstar rock star to a hip-hop "street cat". Tugger's update was [[http://www.yahoo.com/news/rum-tum-tugger-rap-west-end-revival-cats-162018089.html met with criticism]]. Both critics and theatre fans [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks condemned the re-working of the character]], and so in the end it was phased out in favour of the original.
25th Sep '17 8:55:34 AM TudorRose
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Changing Rum Tum Tugger from a rock star to a rapping hip-hop "street cat". There was so much backlash from fans that Andrew Lloyd Webber ended up phasing out the new version and bringing back the original.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Changing The replacement of the rock star Rum Tum Tugger from a rock star to with a rapping hip-hop "street cat". There was so much backlash from fans that Andrew Lloyd Webber ended up phasing out the new version and bringing back the original.
25th Sep '17 8:55:03 AM TudorRose
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Changing Rum Tum Tugger from a rock star to a rapping hip-hop "street cat". There was so much backlash from fans that Andrew Lloyd Webber ended up phasing out the new version and bringing back the original.
24th Sep '17 5:28:51 PM TudorRose
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's decision to change Rum Tum Tugger from a Music/MickJagger-esque rockstar to a hip-hop "street cat". Tugger's update was [[http://www.yahoo.com/news/rum-tum-tugger-rap-west-end-revival-cats-162018089.html met with criticism]]. Both critics and theatre fans condemned the re-working of the character, and so in the end it was phased out in favour of the original.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's decision to change Rum Tum Tugger from a Music/MickJagger-esque rockstar to a hip-hop "street cat". Tugger's update was [[http://www.yahoo.com/news/rum-tum-tugger-rap-west-end-revival-cats-162018089.html met with criticism]]. Both critics and theatre fans [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks condemned the re-working of the character, character]], and so in the end it was phased out in favour of the original.
24th Sep '17 5:28:11 PM TudorRose
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Andrew Lloyd Webber's decision to change Rum Tum Tugger from a Music/MickJagger-esque rockstar to a hip-hop "street cat". Tugger's update was [[http://www.yahoo.com/news/rum-tum-tugger-rap-west-end-revival-cats-162018089.html met with criticism]]. Both critics and theatre fans condemned the re-working of the character, and so in the end it was phased out in favour of the original.
24th Aug '17 8:21:43 PM Pamina
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** The line about a "heathen Chinese" was acceptable when T.S. Eliot wrote the line. However, it's very clearly racist, and is seen as such today.

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** The line about a "heathen Chinese" was acceptable when T.S. Eliot wrote the line. However, it's very clearly racist, and is seen as such today. Ditto the Siamese cats being referred to as "chinks" in "Growltiger's Last Stand."
24th Jan '17 7:00:16 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The lyrics were lifted from Creator/TSEliot's poems, mainly from the book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Guess which gets more exposure?

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The lyrics were lifted from Creator/TSEliot's poems, mainly from the book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.''Literature/OldPossumsBookOfPracticalCats''. Guess which gets more exposure?
20th Jan '17 9:56:03 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ValuesDissonance: Macavity's habit of cheating at cards, which now reads as ArsonMurderAndJaywalking, was never a criminal act, but it was once an extremely serious social offence. In the nineteenth century, accusations of cheating could and did lead to duels.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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Macavity's habit of cheating at cards, which now reads as ArsonMurderAndJaywalking, was never a criminal act, but it was once an extremely serious social offence. In the nineteenth century, accusations of cheating could and did lead to duels.
21st Oct '16 9:04:37 AM QueenofSwords
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** The line about a "heathen Chinese" was acceptable when T.S. Eliot wrote the line, but it's very clearly racist (and seen as such) today.

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** The line about a "heathen Chinese" was acceptable when T.S. Eliot wrote the line, but line. However, it's very clearly racist (and racist, and is seen as such) such today.
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