History YMMV / Hairspray

6th Nov '17 11:17:20 AM MsCC93
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Amber (in the 2007 movie, at least) can come off as this. While the way her mother treats her and the HumiliationConga that she went through while participating in the pageant makes her come off as a JerkassWoobie, but Amber is still a {{jerkass}} and has done her fair share of {{jerkass}} deeds with or without her mother's influence (acting rude to the other dancers she works with for the Corny Collins show, gossiping about Tracy to her other classmates due to her jealousy over Tracy being a good dancer, intentionally gets Tracy sent to detention by her teacher, and her and her mother even fat-shaming Tracy's overweight mother).

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Amber (in in the 2007 movie, at least) movie can come off as this. While the way her mother treats her and the HumiliationConga that she went through while participating in the pageant makes her come off as a JerkassWoobie, but JerkassWoobie, Amber is can still be a {{jerkass}} and has done her fair share of {{jerkass}} deeds with or without her mother's influence (acting rude to the other dancers she works with for the Corny Collins show, gossiping about Tracy to her other classmates due to her jealousy over Tracy being a good dancer, intentionally gets getting Tracy sent to detention by her teacher, and her and her mother even fat-shaming Tracy's overweight mother).
6th Nov '17 11:15:15 AM MsCC93
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Amber (in the 2007 movie, at least) can come off as this. While the way her mother treats her and the HumiliationConga that she went through while participating in the pageant makes her come off as a JerkassWoobie, but Amber is still a {{jerkass}} and has done her fair share of {{jerkass}} deeds with or without her mother's influence (acting rude to the other dancers she works with for the Corny Collins show, gossiping about Tracy to her other classmates due to her jealousy over Tracy being a good dancer, intentionally gets Tracy sent to detention by her teacher, and her and her mother even fat-shaming Tracy's overweight mother).
10th Sep '17 10:27:21 AM dsneybuf
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* ToughActToFollow: Critical reception and ratings for NBC's version took a dive from their production of ''Theatre/TheWiz'' the previous December, and FOX's ''Film/{{Grease}}'' in between. Fans of the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie also couldn't resist unfavorably comparing NBC's actors to its cast.

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* ToughActToFollow: Critical reception and ratings for NBC's version took a dive from their production of ''Theatre/TheWiz'' the previous December, and FOX's ''Film/{{Grease}}'' in between. Fans of the 2007 ''Hairspray'' movie also couldn't resist unfavorably comparing NBC's actors to its cast. However, this telecast did manage to win three Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the most of any live NBC musical of TheNewTens thus far.
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.
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