History YMMV / Spamalot

18th May '18 9:00:30 PM Jayalaw
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** "Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life" is a PepTalksSong in this version, with the comedy played up, but it truly does cheer up Arthur.

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** "Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life" is a PepTalksSong PepTalkSong in this version, with the comedy played up, but it truly does cheer up Arthur.
18th May '18 8:59:23 PM Jayalaw
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* NarmCharm: The entire musical runs on it, taking what was irreverent about the film and making it reverent:
** "A Song That Goes Like This" is an AffectionateParody of love ballads, but is artfully constructed. The reprise is similar, with [[spoiler:the Lady reminding Arthur to realize that she and Patsy are beside him, and always will be, while lamenting that she hasn't done much in Act Two]].
** "Always Look on the Bright Side Of Life" is a PepTalksSong in this version, with the comedy played up, but it truly does cheer up Arthur.
** "His Name is Lancelot" is a rowdy disco number that [[spoiler:celebrates Lancelot coming out of the closet and saving Herbert from his murderous father. It's both hilarious and sweet that Lancelot after dancing along decides to accept this new side of himself and decides to marry Herbert, who has fallen in love with him]].
14th May '18 11:24:02 PM MeaJae97
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* BetterThanCanon: The musical's version of "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" is often considered better than the original version from ''Film/LifeOfBrian''.

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* BetterThanCanon: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZucMAM-PQE The musical's version version]] of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvqMuYZ9tIY "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" Life"]] is often considered better than the original version from ''Film/LifeOfBrian''.



* EarWorm: ''Every. Single. Damn. Song.''

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* EarWorm: ''Every. Single. Damn. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js-6Lx-SZso Every.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwxRhZiFWy4 Single.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3z4QDsf08k Damn.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvqMuYZ9tIY Song.'']]''
27th Sep '17 11:08:35 PM jormis29
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** The Lady of the Lake's "Diva's Lament" originally included the lyric "I've no Grammy, no reward/I've no Tony awards!" Sara Ramirez then proceeded to win the Best Featured Actress Tony for the role of the Lady of the Lake, requiring the change to "All our Tony Awards/won't keep me out of Betty Ford's!"

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** The Lady of the Lake's "Diva's Lament" originally included the lyric "I've no Grammy, no reward/I've no Tony awards!" Sara Ramirez Creator/SaraRamirez then proceeded to win the Best Featured Actress Tony for the role of the Lady of the Lake, requiring the change to "All our Tony Awards/won't keep me out of Betty Ford's!"
4th Aug '17 10:15:23 AM xcountryguy
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "Finland".

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
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"Finland".



* TheCastShowoff: In "You Won't Succeed on Broadway", David Hyde Pierce gets to sing, dance, pattersong, and do the ''Fiddler on the Roof'' Bottle Dance.
* ClicheStorm: Of the parodied sort, mocking every Broadway trope in existence, from love songs to happy endings and weddings.



* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Herbert [[spoiler: finally getting to sing. Also, Lancelot jumping to his defense when his father tries to kill him.]]
** Also, after Arthur ignores Patsy for the entirety of "I'm All Alone", The Lady of the Lake points out that Patsy has been there the whole time. Arthur's response? [[spoiler: "Well, yes, but... Patsy's ''family.''"]]

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Herbert [[spoiler: finally [[spoiler:finally getting to sing. Also, Lancelot jumping to his defense when his father tries to kill him.]]
** Also, after Arthur ignores Patsy for the entirety of "I'm All Alone", The Lady of the Lake points out that Patsy has been there the whole time. Arthur's response? [[spoiler: "Well, [[spoiler:"Well, yes, but... Patsy's ''family.''"]]



* CutSong: The show had two more songs in the Pre-Broadway run in Chicago, a torch song called "Burn Her" (sung by Sir Bedevere) meant to be their version of the witch scene from the film, and a parody of cabaret songs called [[TheSomethingSong "The Cow Song"]] ([[ActingForTwo sung by the Lady of the Lake]]'s actress) Both are notable because, had they not been cut, it would have been the only times the Lady of the Lake doubled as another character (in this case, the Witch and the Cow), which would have left Arthur as the only character not ActingForTwo.



* NotHisSled: Instead of the quest for the Holy Grail being a ShaggyDogStory that somehow gets the surviving knights [[spoiler: arrested by modern British cops]], [[spoiler: the knights actually find the Grail! And they put on a double wedding!]].
* OneSceneWonder: John Cleese, despite appearing only as a vocal recording, does a very amusing performance as God.

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* NotHisSled: Instead of the quest for the Holy Grail being a ShaggyDogStory that somehow gets the surviving knights [[spoiler: arrested [[spoiler:arrested by modern British cops]], [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the knights actually find the Grail! And they put on a double wedding!]].
* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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John Cleese, despite appearing only as a vocal recording, does a very amusing performance as God.



** Prince Herbert. His ArrangedMarriage is played for slightly more drama, though fortunately [[spoiler: Lancelot and he tie the knot]].

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** Prince Herbert. His ArrangedMarriage is played for slightly more drama, though fortunately [[spoiler: Lancelot [[spoiler:Lancelot and he tie the knot]].
31st Jan '17 12:05:44 PM NWolfman
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* BetterThanCanon: The musical's version of "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" is often considered better than the original version from ''Film/LifeOfBrian''.
5th Oct '16 6:55:38 PM KoopaKid17
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** Prince Herbert. His ArrangedMarriage is played for slightly more drama, though fortunately [[spoiler: Lancelot and he tie the knot]].

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** Prince Herbert. His ArrangedMarriage is played for slightly more drama, though fortunately [[spoiler: Lancelot and he tie the knot]].knot]].
* {{Woolseyism}}: The UK tour changed the song "You Won't Succeed on Broadway" to "You Won't Succeed in Showbiz". They also changed the jokes about Jews to stars for fears the the British audience wouldn't understand it due to the U.K.'s small Jewish population.
23rd Nov '15 4:42:40 PM Jayalaw
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* MoralEventHorizon: For Lancelot, it's Herbert's father trying to [[OffingTheOffspring kill his son]] ''twice'', first by cutting a rope he's dangling from and then attempting to run him through with a spear. He gets righteously furious, delivers a brilliant CallingTheOldManOut, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking then dances to a disco number.]]
20th Nov '15 6:03:57 PM Jayalaw
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* NotHisSled: Instead of the quest for the Holy Grail being a ShaggyDogStory that somehow gets the surviving knights [[spoiler: arrested by modern British cops]], [[spoiler: the knights actually find the Grail! And they put on a double wedding!]].


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* TheWoobie:
** The man that Lancelot knocks out twice with a shovel, who keeps insisting he's "Not Dead Yet".
** Patsy, especially in "I'm All Alone." He's stood by Arthur's side the whole times and invokes DudeWheresMyRespect when Arthur ignores him for most of the song.
** Prince Herbert. His ArrangedMarriage is played for slightly more drama, though fortunately [[spoiler: Lancelot and he tie the knot]].
19th Oct '14 11:59:38 PM C2
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* HarsherInHindsight:
** The jokes about Nokia's success in the playbook can cause dismay as they failed to adopt to the smartphone era and its cell phone business ended up being sold to Microsoft.

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* HarsherInHindsight:
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HarsherInHindsight: The jokes about Nokia's success in the playbook can cause dismay as they failed to adopt to the smartphone era and its cell phone business ended up being sold to Microsoft.
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