History YMMV / TheMikado

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!?!"''
23rd Nov '13 5:35:28 AM LordGro
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pooh-Bah is one the more popular characters from GilbertAndSullivan's shows.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pooh-Bah is one the more popular characters from GilbertAndSullivan's Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's shows.



** Their next show, ''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, ''Ruddigore'', ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'', was quite successful but looked like a flop in comparison; Gilbert remarked, "I could do with a few more such failures."
31st Aug '13 11:42:16 AM DynamicDragon
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7th Oct '12 9:40:59 PM Cuchulainn
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Poo-Bah is one the more popular characters from GilbertAndSullivan's shows.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Poo-Bah Pooh-Bah is one the more popular characters from GilbertAndSullivan's shows.
7th Oct '12 9:40:37 PM Cuchulainn
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* MemeticMutation: It's the source of familiar phrases such as "A short, sharp shock," "Let the punishment fit the crime," and even "grand Poohbah."

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Poo-Bah is one the more popular characters from GilbertAndSullivan's shows.
* MemeticMutation: It's the source of familiar phrases such as "A short, sharp shock," "Let the punishment fit the crime," and even "grand Poohbah." "
31st Jul '12 12:26:00 PM normal19
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Completely '''and intentionally''' misrepresents Japanese culture for RuleOfFunny purposes.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: ArtisticLicense: Completely '''and intentionally''' misrepresents Japanese culture for RuleOfFunny purposes.
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