History YMMV / TheMikado

4th Feb '17 7:27:24 AM NWolfman
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WeirdAlEffect: Did you know that this is where the term "Grand Poohbah" originated?

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* WeirdAlEffect: Did you know that this is where the term "Grand Poohbah" originated?
4th Feb '17 7:27:14 AM NWolfman
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** Averted heavily with Japanese/Asian-''Americans,'' who frequently point out that while the ''intent'' was to satirize English culture, it hasn't aged well at all and it's still making Asians the butt of the joke, so most people will automatically call it "a racist play about Japan made by white people."

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** Averted heavily with Japanese/Asian-''Americans,'' who frequently point out that while the ''intent'' was to satirize English culture, it hasn't aged well at all and it's still making makes Asians the butt of the joke, so most writing it off as yet another excuse for white people will automatically call it "a to be racist play about Japan made by white people."towards Asians.
4th Feb '17 7:25:27 AM NWolfman
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* {{Applicability}}: "As Someday It May Happen," [[RefrainFromAssuming aka "I've Got A Little List,"]] is easily one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular songs for this reason: whomever offends society the most all depends on the person singing it, assuming that the production has the patience to rewrite the verses.



* ToughActToFollow: This was something of the climax of their career.
** Their next show, ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', was quite successful but looked like a flop in comparison; Gilbert (who made the equivalent of 600 000 USD in 2016 off ''Ruddigore'') remarked, "I could do with a few more such failures."

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* ToughActToFollow: This was something of the climax of their career.
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arguably Gilbert and Sullivan's peek. Their next show, ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', was quite successful but looked like a flop in comparison; Gilbert (who made the equivalent of 600 000 USD in 2016 off ''Ruddigore'') remarked, "I could do with a few more such failures."
WeirdAlEffect: Did you know that this is where the term "Grand Poohbah" originated?
16th Jan '17 6:36:10 AM Divra
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** Their next show, ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', was quite successful but looked like a flop in comparison; Gilbert remarked, "I could do with a few more such failures."

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** Their next show, ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', was quite successful but looked like a flop in comparison; Gilbert (who made the equivalent of 600 000 USD in 2016 off ''Ruddigore'') remarked, "I could do with a few more such failures."
5th Dec '16 7:17:17 AM gemmabeta2
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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: ''The Mikado'' has always been very popular in Japan. In a rather admirable attempt at political correctness, the British Government banned the play for the duration of Prince Fushimi Sadanaru's 1907 visit to London, only to be told that the Prince was ''looking forward'' to seeing the play. An Japanese review of the play would say that, the reviewer was "deeply and pleasingly disappointed" to find that instead of being insulting, it was a fun show to watch.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: ''The Mikado'' has always been very popular in Japan. In a rather admirable attempt at political correctness, the British Government banned the play for the duration of Prince Fushimi Sadanaru's 1907 visit to London, only to be told that the Prince was ''looking forward'' to seeing the play. An In a Japanese review of the play would say that, play, the reviewer mentioned that he was "deeply and pleasingly disappointed" to find that instead of being insulting, it was a fun show to watch.
10th Aug '16 10:59:02 AM gemmabeta2
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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: ''The Mikado'' has always been very popular in Japan. It helped when Prince Fushimi Sadanaru saw the play at his own insistence in 1907 and was "deeply and pleasingly disappointed" to find that instead of being insulting, it was a fun show to watch.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: ''The Mikado'' has always been very popular in Japan. It helped when In a rather admirable attempt at political correctness, the British Government banned the play for the duration of Prince Fushimi Sadanaru saw Sadanaru's 1907 visit to London, only to be told that the Prince was ''looking forward'' to seeing the play. An Japanese review of the play at his own insistence in 1907 and would say that, the reviewer was "deeply and pleasingly disappointed" to find that instead of being insulting, it was a fun show to watch.
27th Jul '16 8:31:24 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: ''"Will you refrain from putting in your oar!?!"''
1st May '16 1:04:20 AM Sharysa
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** Averted heavily with Japanese/Asian-''Americans,'' who frequently point out that while the ''intent'' was to satirize English culture, it hasn't aged well at all and it's still making Asians the butt of the joke, so most people will automatically call it "a racist play about Japan made by white people."
2nd Jun '15 8:43:26 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ArtisticLicense: Completely '''and intentionally''' misrepresents Japanese culture for RuleOfFunny purposes.
** But subverts this by including an authentic Japanese marching song, ''Miya Sama''.
** Also subverted by dint of the fact that its actual purpose was (as with most things G&S) {{satire}} on contemporary ''British'' society.
*** Let's put it this way: Gilbert understood the correct way of writing period pieces: Do as much research as possible, and forget everything that doesn't fit what you're trying to write.

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* ArtisticLicense: Completely '''and intentionally''' ''and intentionally'' misrepresents Japanese culture for RuleOfFunny purposes.
** But subverts this by including an authentic
purposes. The intent was to satirize English culture, not mock Japanese marching song, ''Miya Sama''.
** Also subverted by dint of the fact that its actual purpose was (as with most things G&S) {{satire}} on contemporary ''British'' society.
*** Let's put it this way: Gilbert understood the correct way of writing period pieces: Do as much research as possible, and forget everything that doesn't fit what you're trying to write.
culture.
20th Dec '14 11:11:01 AM Lammy4ever7
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* StopHelpingMe: ''"Will you refrain from putting in your oar!?!"''
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