History YMMV / TheMousetrap

18th Oct '17 11:42:28 AM Eagal
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* NamesTheSame: Christopher Wren, the character, shares his name with Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The character is an architect, as well.
18th Oct '17 11:37:22 AM Eagal
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Many viewers think that Christopher Wren is supposed to be gay, based on his mannerisms and finding Sgt. Trotter to be attractive (as a policeman), "terribly hearty", etc. Officially, he's not.
10th Sep '17 8:54:29 PM mlsmithca
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* AdaptationDisplacement: To some degree, anyhow. Think about it: how often do you hear anyone refer to the original short story or radio play ''Three Blind Mice'' instead of the play? Although that's partially due to publishing of the short story being banned in its home country until the show stops running. It was, however, released in the United States.



* AdaptationDisplacement: To some degree, anyhow. Think about it: how often do you hear anyone refer to the original short story or radio play ''Three Blind Mice'' instead of the play? Although that's partially due to publishing of the short story being banned in its home country until the show stops running. It was, however, released in the United States.



* SpoilAtYourOwnRisk: The twist ending that they implore you to keep secret. Most productions of the play even bill themselves as "the longest-running secret in the history of theatre!", or variations to that effect. Most people actually obey. A joke among theatre insiders tells of an American couple going to see The Mousetrap, tipping their cabbie poorly, and having "TheButlerDidIt!" yelled at their departing backs. Fear not if you are spoiler-averse: there is no butler character in the Mousetrap.
** Even nowadays one could hear the viewers' gasps of shock and amazement during TheReveal in the theatre, so the secret has been kept surprisingly well.

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* SpoilAtYourOwnRisk: The twist ending that they implore you to keep secret. Most productions of the play even bill themselves as "the longest-running secret in the history of theatre!", or variations to that effect. Most people actually obey. A joke among theatre insiders tells of an American couple going to see The Mousetrap, ''The Mousetrap'', tipping their cabbie poorly, and having "TheButlerDidIt!" yelled at their departing backs. Fear not if you are spoiler-averse: there is no butler character in the Mousetrap.
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''The Mousetrap''. Even nowadays one could hear the viewers' gasps of shock and amazement during TheReveal in the theatre, so the secret has been kept surprisingly well.
10th Dec '16 12:01:00 PM hunterstuff
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* FreudWasRight: Many viewers think that Christopher Wren is supposed to be gay, based on his mannerisms and finding Sgt. Trotter to be attractive (as a policeman), "terribly hearty", etc. Officially, he's not.

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* FreudWasRight: AmbiguouslyGay: Many viewers think that Christopher Wren is supposed to be gay, based on his mannerisms and finding Sgt. Trotter to be attractive (as a policeman), "terribly hearty", etc. Officially, he's not.
10th Dec '16 7:40:57 AM benda
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** Even nowadays one could hear the viewers' gasps of shock and amazement during TheReveal in the theatre, so the secret has been kept surprisingly well.
12th Aug '16 9:54:53 PM Eagal
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* SpoilAtYourOwnRisk: Ignored by the general public.

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* SpoilAtYourOwnRisk: Ignored by The twist ending that they implore you to keep secret. Most productions of the general public.play even bill themselves as "the longest-running secret in the history of theatre!", or variations to that effect. Most people actually obey. A joke among theatre insiders tells of an American couple going to see The Mousetrap, tipping their cabbie poorly, and having "TheButlerDidIt!" yelled at their departing backs. Fear not if you are spoiler-averse: there is no butler character in the Mousetrap.
11th Apr '16 1:47:45 PM Eagal
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* ItWasHisSled: Averted. The play traditionally ends with the actors asking audience not to spoil the killer's true identity, so it's not common knowledge.

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* ItWasHisSled: Averted. The play traditionally ends with the actors asking audience not to spoil the killer's true identity, so it's not common knowledge.knowledge despite being "the world's longest running play".
11th Apr '16 1:35:19 PM Eagal
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* ItWasHisSled: Averted. Although they give it all away at ThatOtherWiki, those killjoys, at least acknowledging it just before they do so.

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* ItWasHisSled: Averted. Although they give it all away at ThatOtherWiki, those killjoys, at least acknowledging it just before they do so.The play traditionally ends with the actors asking audience not to spoil the killer's true identity, so it's not common knowledge.



* {{Narm}}: Let's just say some think the ending's a bit too sappy.
11th Apr '16 1:32:34 PM Eagal
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: The ending. [[DoNotSpoilThisEnding We won't say why.]]
13th Jan '16 6:37:44 PM mlsmithca
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Mr. Paravicini sometimes gets this in various productions. Most portray him as a stereotypical Italian who talks a like a this and such. Others however portray him more like an Italian mobster giving him an edge of sorts.
* AdaptationDisplacement: To some degree, anyhow. Think about it: how often do you hear anyone refer to the original short story or radio play ''Three Blind Mice'' instead of the play?
** Although that's partially due to publishing of the short story being banned in its home country until the show stops running. It was, however, released in the United States.
*** A collection of Christie plays has been released in the US, including ''The Mousetrap''. This troper doesn't know if it's been released in the UK as well, but assumes not.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The ending. [[DoNotSpoilThisEnding We won't say why.]]

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Mr. Paravicini sometimes gets this in various productions. Most portray him as a stereotypical Italian who talks a like a talks-a like-a this and such. Others however portray him more like an Italian mobster giving him an edge of sorts.
* AdaptationDisplacement: To some degree, anyhow. Think about it: how often do you hear anyone refer to the original short story or radio play ''Three Blind Mice'' instead of the play?
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play? Although that's partially due to publishing of the short story being banned in its home country until the show stops running. It was, however, released in the United States.
*** A collection of Christie plays has been released in the US, including ''The Mousetrap''. This troper doesn't know if it's been released in the UK as well, but assumes not.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The ending. [[DoNotSpoilThisEnding We won't say why.]]
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* ItWasHisSled: Averted.
** Although they give it all away at ThatOtherWiki, those killjoys, at least acknowledging it just before they do so.

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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: The ending. [[DoNotSpoilThisEnding We won't say why.]]
* ItWasHisSled: Averted.
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Averted. Although they give it all away at ThatOtherWiki, those killjoys, at least acknowledging it just before they do so.



* {{Narm}}: Let's just say some think the endings a bit too sappy.

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* {{Narm}}: Let's just say some think the endings ending's a bit too sappy.
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