History YMMV / Hairspray

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.
2nd Jan '17 3:33:30 PM Prinzenick
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Divine's line "Did poor Debbie Reynolds have a nervous breakdown?" becomes rather eerie and sad in light of Creator/DebbieReynold's tragic death of a stroke, which happened just a day after the death of her daughter Creator/CarrieFisher.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Divine's line "Did poor Debbie Reynolds have a nervous breakdown?" becomes rather eerie and sad in light of Creator/DebbieReynold's Creator/DebbieReynolds tragic death of a stroke, which happened mostly likely caused by grief due to the fact that her daughter, Creator/CarrieFisher, had died just a day after the death of her daughter Creator/CarrieFisher.before she did.
2nd Jan '17 3:31:33 PM Prinzenick
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Divine's line "Did poor Debbie Reynolds have a nervous breakdown?" becomes rather eerie and sad in light of Creator/DebbieReynold's tragic death of a stroke, which happened just a day after the death of her daughter Creator/CarrieFisher.
28th Dec '16 9:51:46 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). The official explanation says that his 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 show, especially to replace an actor they found lacking in charisma). 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 his Criss' starring role in a touring production of ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' would've created scheduling conflicts with ''Hairspray'' rehearsals.
27th Dec '16 9:12:33 PM dsneybuf
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The milkman in NBC's version earned some fans after he turned up in this charming [[TheOner Oner]] of [[https://www.facebook.com/HairsprayLive/videos/668242646682635/ a Reddi-Wip commercial]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The milkman in NBC's version earned some fans after he turned up in this charming [[TheOner Oner]] of [[https://www.facebook.com/HairsprayLive/videos/668242646682635/ ispot.tv/ad/AaOP/reddi-wip-nbc-hairspray-live a Reddi-Wip commercial]].
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