History YMMV / MissSaigon

21st Sep '17 3:48:06 PM RicPot
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* CriticalResearchFailure: An interesting example, the Vietnamese phrase "bụi đời" means vagrants or street children. In the song ''Bui-Doi'' in Act 2, the lyricists have mistaken its meaning and are using it as a specific term for the Amerasian children of Vietnamese mothers and American GI fathers. Due to PopculturalOsmosis of ''Miss Saigon'' in the west, the term Bui-Doi is now in common use to refer to these children, but it is not used in that way in Vietnam.
12th Jun '17 8:39:39 PM DrOO7
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* AwardSnub: The original production failing to win Best Musical (though it did garner acting awards for Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce) and the revival not winning for Best Revival or anything else.
21st Apr '17 7:03:39 AM QueenofSwords
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* TheScrappy: It's hard to find a fan of the show who doesn't hate Ellen, seeing her as the reason [[spoiler: Chris and Kim can't reunite and why Chris isn't willing to take Tam (his and Kim's son) back to America with him.]]
** There's also the timing problem with her marriage to Chris - he's been back Stateside 3 years, one of which was taken up by his HeroicBSOD ("spoke to no one for a year",) and they've been married 2 years. When exactly did they date?

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* TheScrappy: It's hard to find a fan of the show who doesn't hate Ellen, seeing her as the reason [[spoiler: Chris and Kim can't reunite and why Chris isn't willing to take Tam (his and Kim's son) back to America with him.]]
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]] There's also the timing problem with her marriage to Chris - he's been back Stateside 3 years, one of which was taken up by his HeroicBSOD ("spoke to no one for a year",) and they've been married 2 years. When exactly did they date?
21st Apr '17 7:02:33 AM QueenofSwords
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** There's also the timing problem with her marriage to Chris - he's been back Stateside 3 years, one of which was taken up by his HeroicBSOD ("spoke to no one for a year",) and they've been married 2 years. When exactly did they date?
** There are many who view Ellen as their favorite character and others who see her as being as much of a victim of circumstance as Kim and Chris.
** What little fanfic the show has portrays Ellen as treating Tam very well, sometimes even as her own son. Make of that what you will.

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** There's also the timing problem with her marriage to Chris - he's been back Stateside 3 years, one of which was taken up by his HeroicBSOD ("spoke to no one for a year",) and they've been married 2 years. When exactly did they date?
** There are many who view Ellen as their favorite character and others who see her as being as much of a victim of circumstance as Kim and Chris.
** What little fanfic the show has portrays Ellen as treating Tam very well, sometimes even as her own son. Make of that what you will.
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15th Jan '17 1:44:34 PM Evighet
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** In the 25th anniversary perofrmance, AKA the one available on DVD, the scene where Chris leads Ellen off stage to tell her about Kim has him uttering a dramatic "''fuck''" under his breath, which manages to come off hilarious and out of place.

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** In the 25th anniversary perofrmance, performance, AKA the one available on DVD, the scene where Chris leads Ellen off stage to tell her about Kim has him uttering a dramatic "''fuck''" under his breath, which manages to come off hilarious and out of place.
15th Jan '17 1:44:12 PM Evighet
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** In the 25th anniversary perofrmance, AKA the one available on DVD, the scene where Chris leads Ellen off stage to tell her about Kim has him uttering a dramatic "''fuck''" under his breath, which manages to come off hilarious and out of place.
16th Dec '16 2:19:37 PM Evighet
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** John, to a degree, for going through the most amount of character development. He's quite the jerk in the opening bar scene and a cold pragmatist during the rest of Act One (and "''The Fall of Saigon''"), whereas by Act Two he's working hard to help the bui-doi children, shows a great deal of kindness and sympathy towards Kim and (still pragmatic as ever) objects a great deal to [[spoiler:Chris and Ellen's carefree attitude towards solving the Tam/Kim situation by simply providing monetary support]]. He's basically the moral compass of the second act.
11th Dec '16 5:09:31 PM Evighet
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** Kim's "''I have a heart like the sea/ A million dreams are in me''," bit falls squarely into this territory, although most soldiers but Chris seem to realize it.
** Chris also gets a narmy line in, which most productions have John [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]].
--->'''Chris''': She is no whore. You saw her, too. She's really more - like the April moon.
--->'''John''': April fucking moon?
11th Dec '16 4:50:07 PM Evighet
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*** At least in the 25th anniversary version of the show [[spoiler:Ellen says she has no problem with the idea of raising Tam, it's the fact that he comes with a mother who loves Ellen's husband that makes her object. As the show ends she holds her stepson in her arms and seems to want to protect him]].
2nd Aug '16 7:54:09 AM rememberthehood1941
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* NightmareFuel: When Thuy finds Kim, he sings a touching song to the one family member he has left in his life and has spent the last three years searching for. But when he finds out about Tam? That goes right out the window and he [[WouldHurtAChild prepares to stab Tam]], an innocent little boy whose only crime ''was to have an American father''.
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