History YMMV / Showboat

7th Jul '15 10:01:26 AM OddHack
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** The original production used the N-word many times, mostly by bigoted whites or by [[NWordPrivilege blacks]]. It's even in the ''very first line'' of the opening song. Possibly accurate for the setting, but shocking even when the show premiered -- and completely unacceptable today as originally written.

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** The original production used the N-word many times, mostly by bigoted whites or by [[NWordPrivilege [[NWordPrivileges blacks]]. It's even in the ''very first line'' of the opening song. Possibly accurate for the setting, but shocking even when the show premiered -- and completely unacceptable today as originally written.
7th Jul '15 10:00:53 AM OddHack
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** The original production used the N-word many times, mostly by bigoted whites or by [[NWordPrivilege blacks]]. It's even in the ''very first line'' of the opening song. Possibly accurate for the setting, but shocking even when the show premiered -- and completely unacceptable today as originally written.
26th Mar '13 9:17:17 PM boobustuber
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* FairForItsDay: Focuses on racial issues in a rather sympathetic light, and Magnolia [[spoiler: becomes a career woman after Gaylord abandons her, and raises her daughter well independently.]]

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* FairForItsDay: Focuses on racial issues in a rather sympathetic light, light(for the 1930's), and Magnolia [[spoiler: becomes a career woman after Gaylord abandons her, and raises her daughter well independently.]] ]]
* MemeticMutation: Ever heard the expression "Tote that barge, lift that bale?" It's from here.
20th Feb '12 1:29:12 PM boobustuber
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*ValuesDissonance: Minstrel shows and a man telling his wife she shouldn't work and worry about the man's world. Considered pretty normal in the 1800's (and early 1900's) but rather shocking to a modern audience.
20th Feb '12 1:24:18 PM boobustuber
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*FairForItsDay: Focuses on racial issues in a rather sympathetic light, and Magnolia [[spoiler: becomes a career woman after Gaylord abandons her, and raises her daughter well independently.]]
*TheWoobie: Magnolia and Julie. [[spoiler: Both of their husbands abandon them! Oh, and Julie ends up being alcoholic.]]
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