History YMMV / Hairspray

14th Aug '17 2:41:08 PM NWolfman
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* NightmareFuel: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JSmox9yk6s Blood on the Pavement]]" provides a creepy ending to the Original Broadway Cast Recording, especially for listeners who assume the album would end with "You Can't Stop the Beat".

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* NightmareFuel: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JSmox9yk6s Blood on the Pavement]]" provides Pavement]]," a creepy ending to hidden track from the Original Broadway Cast Recording, especially for listeners who assume original cast recording about the album would end dangers of drunk driving with "You Can't Stop ''major'' LyricalDissonance. It comes out of nowhere and is a lot closer to Creator/JohnWaters' [[GallowsHumor usual sense of humor]] than the Beat".rest of the musical.
23rd May '17 1:41:08 PM Pren
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the original film, Amber's parents try to bomb the climactic concert. Just five months after Ariana Grande played Penny in the 2016 live show, a terrorist attack killed 19 people and injured dozens more at one of her concerts.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In the original film, Amber's parents try to bomb the climactic concert. Just five months after Ariana Grande played Penny in the 2016 live show, a terrorist attack killed 19 22 people and injured dozens more at one of her concerts.
22nd May '17 8:15:35 PM Pren
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* HarsherInHindsight: In the original film, Amber's parents try to bomb the climactic concert. Just five months after Ariana Grande played Penny in the 2016 live show, a terrorist attack killed 19 people and injured dozens more at one of her concerts.
4th Apr '17 8:29:40 AM dsneybuf
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* NightmareFuel: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JSmox9yk6s Blood on the Pavement]]" provides a creepy ending to the Original Broadway Cast Recording, especially for listeners who assume the album would end with "You Can't Stop the Beat".
28th Jan '17 9:52:27 PM Pren
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** "Good Morning, Baltimore" in the 2016 show. It's pretty darn awkward to have a song celebrating the morning when it's clearly night.
23rd Jan '17 8:54:22 AM dsneybuf
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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/DarrenCriss' fans wondered why NBC would only make him the host of their ''Hairspray'' telecast, instead of actually put him in the show, especially to replace an actor they found lacking in charisma. (Then you have viewers who wish NBC didn't have anyone host the broadcast, since Criss' segments broke up the flow, and disappeared from the master used for barebones DVD release and the "encore" presentation.) The official explanation says that Criss' starring role in a touring production of ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' would've created scheduling conflicts with ''Hairspray'' rehearsals.

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** Creator/JohnTravolta's performance as Edna in the 2007 movie felt questionable to viewers who noticed that he didn't have as much experience performing in drag as Divine and Harvey Fierstein did (plus he required a lot more padding).
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Creator/DarrenCriss' fans wondered why NBC would only make him the host of their ''Hairspray'' telecast, instead of actually put him in the show, especially to replace an actor they found lacking in charisma. (Then you have viewers who wish NBC didn't have anyone host the broadcast, since Criss' segments broke up the flow, and disappeared from the master used for barebones DVD release and the "encore" presentation.) The official explanation says that Criss' starring role in a touring production of ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' would've created scheduling conflicts with ''Hairspray'' rehearsals.
17th Jan '17 11:56:49 AM dsneybuf
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* SpecialEffectFailure: Many commenters on the NBC live show complained that the singing was pitched too low in the sound mix and hard to make out, even seeming to occasionally cut out completely. Fortunately, NBC managed to either reduce or fix these issues in the West Coast feed and DVD, but there are some that still got through even after the improvements.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: Many commenters on the NBC live show complained that the singing was pitched too low in the sound mix and hard to make out, even seeming to occasionally cut out completely. Fortunately, NBC managed to either reduce or fix some of these issues in the West Coast feed and DVD, but there are some that still got through even after the improvements.DVD.
17th Jan '17 11:56:11 AM dsneybuf
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* DawsonCasting: Although Tracy is a teen, they never state how old she is or what High School level is she in. Maddie Baillio is 20 when she got the role for ''Hairspray Live!'', but it fits the trope. The 2007 movie's Nikki Blonsky somewhat fits it too as she turned 18 in the middle of filming the movie, as she was 17 when she got the part.
11th Jan '17 3:07:39 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* DawsonCasting: Although Tracy is a teen, they never stage how old she is. Maddie Baillio is 20 when she got the role for ''Hairspray Live!'', but it fits the trope. The 2007 movie's Nikki Blonsky somewhat fits it too as she turned 18 in the middle of filming the movie.

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* DawsonCasting: Although Tracy is a teen, they never stage state how old she is.is or what High School level is she in. Maddie Baillio is 20 when she got the role for ''Hairspray Live!'', but it fits the trope. The 2007 movie's Nikki Blonsky somewhat fits it too as she turned 18 in the middle of filming the movie.movie, as she was 17 when she got the part.
11th Jan '17 3:05:50 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the original, when running from the police Tracy, Penny, Link and Seaweed run into a couple of beatnicks who invite them to get naked and smoke weed, and offer to iron the girls' hair. Our clean cut heroes naturally are freaked out and run away. However, Tracy and Penny using a ''clothing'' iron to straighten their hair becomes a RunningGag later on in the movie.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the original, original movie, when running from the police Tracy, Penny, Link and Seaweed run into a couple of beatnicks who invite them to get naked and smoke weed, and offer to iron the girls' hair. Our clean cut heroes naturally are freaked out and run away. However, Tracy and Penny using a ''clothing'' iron to straighten their hair becomes a RunningGag later on in the movie.



* DawsonCasting: Although Tracy is a teen, they never stage how old she is. Maddie Baillio is 20 when she got the role for ''Hairspray Live!'', but it fits the trope. The 2007 movie's Nikki Blonsky somewhat fits it too as she turned 18 in the middle of filming the movie.



* LoveToHate: The Von Tussles in the musical, particularly Velma since Amber's [[ButtMonkey so awkward]] that it's difficult to hate her. The songwriters said they actually removed more mean-spirited lyrics at Tracy's expense in early drafts of "Miss Baltimore Crabs" since they wanted the audience to enjoy Velma as opposed to just despising her.

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* LoveToHate: The Von Tussles in the musical, musical and ''Hairspray Live!'', particularly Velma since Amber's [[ButtMonkey so awkward]] that it's difficult to hate her. The songwriters said they actually removed more mean-spirited lyrics at Tracy's expense in early drafts of "Miss Baltimore Crabs" since they wanted the audience to enjoy Velma as opposed to just despising her.



* SpecialEffectFailure: Many commenters on the NBC live show complained that the singing was pitched too low in the sound mix and hard to make out, even seeming to occasionally cut out completely. Fortunately, NBC managed to either reduce or fix these issues in the West Coast feed and DVD.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: Many commenters on the NBC live show complained that the singing was pitched too low in the sound mix and hard to make out, even seeming to occasionally cut out completely. Fortunately, NBC managed to either reduce or fix these issues in the West Coast feed and DVD.DVD, but there are some that still got through even after the improvements.



** Even though it's a deleted scene, "I Can't Wait" from the 2007 movie has to be one sad song, as this song is the opposite of what Tracy's beliefs are. Nikki Blonsky's vocals for this scene doesn't help.
** NBC took "I Know Where I've Been" UpToEleven when Jennifer Hudson's powerful performance made the other actors cry.

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** Even though it's a deleted scene, "I Can't Can Wait" from the 2007 movie has to be one sad song, as this song is the opposite of what Tracy's beliefs are. Nikki Blonsky's vocals for this scene doesn't help.
** NBC took "I Know Where I've Been" UpToEleven when Jennifer Hudson's powerful performance made the other actors cry. At one point you can see Link have tears in his eyes because of this.



* ValuesDissonance: Parodied. When Tracy and Edna are on their way to the clothing store, they pass a bar where a group of visibly pregnant women are smoking and making a toast "to the future."

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* ValuesDissonance: Parodied. When Tracy and Edna are on their way to the clothing store, store in the 2007 movie, they pass a bar where a group of visibly pregnant women are smoking and making a toast "to the future."



* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/DarrenCriss' fans wondered why NBC would only make him the host of their ''Hairspray'' telecast, instead of actually put him in the show, especially to replace an actor they found lacking in charisma. (Then you have viewers who wish NBC didn't have anyone host the broadcast, since Criss' segments broke up the flow, and disappeared from the master used for DVD and the "encore" presentation.) The official explanation says that Criss' starring role in a touring production of ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' would've created scheduling conflicts with ''Hairspray'' rehearsals.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/DarrenCriss' fans wondered why NBC would only make him the host of their ''Hairspray'' telecast, instead of actually put him in the show, especially to replace an actor they found lacking in charisma. (Then you have viewers who wish NBC didn't have anyone host the broadcast, since Criss' segments broke up the flow, and disappeared from the master used for barebones DVD release and the "encore" presentation.) The official explanation says that Criss' starring role in a touring production of ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' would've created scheduling conflicts with ''Hairspray'' rehearsals.
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