History YMMV / TheMousetrap

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.
**
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.
8th Jul '15 4:08:45 PM technickal
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** Not entirely; they give it all away at ThatOtherWiki, those killjoys.
*** They do at least acknowledge it just before they do so.
** Arguably subverted, actually. Almost everyone follows the rule not to spoil the ending. But the fact that it's been running for 60 years now tends to make that fact moot.

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** Not entirely; Although they give it all away at ThatOtherWiki, those killjoys.
*** They do
killjoys, at least acknowledge acknowledging it just before they do so.
** Arguably subverted, actually. Almost everyone follows the rule not to spoil the ending. But the fact that it's been running for 60 years now tends to make that fact moot.
so.
14th Dec '14 9:13:04 AM bstewart2954
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Added DiffLines:

* NamesTheSame: Christopher Wren, the character, shares his name with Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul's Cathedral. The character is an architect, as well.
12th Oct '14 8:45:15 AM Quanyails
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* {{Narm}} : Let's just say some think the endings a bit too sappy.
* NightmareFuel: Oh very much so and not just at the end. Think about it, you're trapped in a little bed and breakfast inn by a snow storm with people you don't know...and one of them is the killer.

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* {{Narm}} : {{Narm}}: Let's just say some think the endings a bit too sappy.
* NightmareFuel: Oh very much so and not just at the end. Think about it, you're trapped in a little bed and breakfast inn by a snow storm with people you don't know... and one of them is the killer.
8th May '14 6:10:02 AM 1upmushroom
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Added DiffLines:

* NightmareFuel: Oh very much so and not just at the end. Think about it, you're trapped in a little bed and breakfast inn by a snow storm with people you don't know...and one of them is the killer.
4th May '14 3:02:16 PM 1upmushroom
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* Narm: Let's just say some think the endings a bit too sappy.

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