History YMMV / DirtyDancing

9th Jul '17 9:10:10 PM shamblingdead2
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** Colt Pratt's abs in the 2017 remake are almost a character on their own.
6th Jul '17 12:24:06 PM creader
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* FridgeBrilliance: The janky, awkwardly compressed timing of the story. The anachronistic mix of contemporary and modern music. The curious backseating of Penny, who seems like she should have been a much more major character. It all seems like bad writing... until you realize the voiceover from the beginning is a grown-up Frances Houseman recounting her memories, and that the story is how she remembers it, not quite how it actually happened.
* MemeticMutation: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"

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* FridgeBrilliance: The janky, awkwardly compressed timing of the story. The anachronistic mix of contemporary and modern music. The curious backseating of Penny, who seems like she should have been a much more major character. It all seems like bad writing... until you realize the voiceover from the beginning is a grown-up Frances Houseman recounting her memories, and that the story is how she remembers it, not quite how it actually happened.
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"Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot : One of the more interesting elements of the remake is Lisa's budding romance with Marco, son of Tito the bandleader, in a time when interracial relationships were forbidden (and marriage illegal). Likewise, the examinations of class and race from the original film are missing from the remake, despite giving Penny a RaceLift.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: From the second time Baby visits the staff quarters, her clothes become more revealing as the film progresses, coinciding with her developing sexuality. Then they revert to plain and frumpy when she tries to talk to her father after he learns of her and Johnny's relationship.
** Her very name (or nickname rather), representing her naivete and innocence.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot : TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: One of the more interesting elements of the remake is Lisa's budding romance with Marco, son of Tito the bandleader, in a time when interracial relationships were forbidden (and marriage illegal). Likewise, the examinations of class and race from the original film are missing from the remake, despite giving Penny a RaceLift.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: From the second time Baby visits the staff quarters, her clothes become more revealing as the film progresses, coinciding with her developing sexuality. Then they revert to plain and frumpy when she tries to talk to her father after he learns of her and Johnny's relationship.
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relationship; Her very name (or nickname rather), representing her naivete and innocence.
28th May '17 10:44:03 AM dsneybuf
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot : One of the more interesting elements of the remake is Lisa's budding romance with Marco, son of Tito the bandleader, in a time when interracial relationships were forbidden (and marriage illegal). Likewise, the examinations of class and race from the original film are missing from the remake, despite giving Penny a RaceLift.
26th May '17 9:46:53 AM dsneybuf
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Simply put, the ABC remake made a lot of changes that didn't sit well with the original's fans, but the FramingDevice makes an especially questionable addition. [[spoiler:The ending dashes viewers' hopes of Baby and Johnny staying together forever, by revealing that by 1975, Baby married another man, had a child, and wrote an autobiographical romance novel, which Johnny helped turn into a Broadway musical.]] For disappointed viewers who also notice similarities to ''Film/LaLaLand'', this might also fall under TheyCopiedItSoItSucks.
7th May '17 12:40:48 AM shamblingdead2
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: She's ''seventeen years old''. Technically of age, but only barely. Admittedly, Johnny is supposed to be younger than Swayze (35) was at the time, but it's still a bit creepy.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: She's ''seventeen years old''. Technically of age, as the age of consent in New York is 17, but only barely. Admittedly, Johnny is supposed to be younger than Swayze (35) was at the time, but it's still a bit creepy.
12th Jan '17 10:02:12 PM glickmam
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** Marge is [[GilmoreGirls Emily]].

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** Marge is [[GilmoreGirls [[Series/GilmoreGirls Emily]].



** [[{{Seinfeld}} Newman]] is the resort's social director.

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** [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Newman]] is the resort's social director.



** The original script of the sequel, ''Havana Nights'', was written by none other than [[Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe Peter Sagal]]. [[note]]The final product, by Sagal's admission, bears almost no resemblance to his script, as it was heavily rewritten to become more like Dirty Dancing to be the sequel.[[/note]]

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** The original script of the sequel, ''Havana Nights'', was written by none other than [[Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe Peter Sagal]]. [[note]]The final product, by Sagal's own admission, bears almost no resemblance to his script, as it was heavily rewritten to become more like Dirty Dancing to be the sequel.[[/note]]
12th Jan '17 9:37:10 PM glickmam
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** Jake is [[Series/LawAndOrder Briscoe]] and [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumiere]].
** Marge is [[GilmoreGirls Emily]].
** Penny is [[Film/{{Flashdance}} Tina Tech]].
** [[{{Seinfeld}} Newman]] is the resort's social director.
** Choreographer Kenny Ortega previously choreographed ''Film/StElmosFire'' and later went on to direct and choreograph ''{{Film/Newsies}}'' and ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'', while his assistant choreographer, Miranda Garrison[[note]]whom also acted in the film as Vivian Pressman, Johnny's former dance student[[/note]], later went on to choreograph ''{{Film/Selena}}'', ''{{Film/Baseketball}}'', and ''Series/CarolineInTheCity''.
** Director Emile Ardolino later went on to direct ''Film/SisterAct''.
** Music supervisor Michael Lloyd simultaneously worked as music producer for ''Series/{{Kidsongs}} ''[[note]](and, less meritoriously, provided the music score for the same year's ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'')[[/note]].
** As far as ''Havana Nights'' is concerned, the main character's father and older sister are [[Series/MadMen Roger Sterling and Betty Draper]] respectively.
** The original script of the sequel, ''Havana Nights'', was written by none other than [[Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe Peter Sagal]]. [[note]]The final product, by Sagal's admission, bears almost no resemblance to his script, as it was heavily rewritten to become more like Dirty Dancing to be the sequel.[[/note]]
12th Jan '17 1:45:32 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* EstrogenBrigade: '''PATRICK FREAKING SWAYZE!!!!!'''

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* EstrogenBrigade: EstrogenBrigadeBait: '''PATRICK FREAKING SWAYZE!!!!!'''
24th Jun '16 1:02:10 PM Silverblade2
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* NarmCharm: See MemeticMutation.

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* NarmCharm: See MemeticMutation.%%* NarmCharm:
8th Apr '16 3:32:51 PM TitoMosquito
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* TearJerker: The scene where Johnny and Baby said their goodbyes as Johnny leaves in his motorcycle, accompanied by the song "She's Like the Wind". It becomes much more of a tearjerker with Swayze's recent death.
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