History YMMV / ThePiratesOfPenzance

22nd Jul '17 10:26:48 PM ThallianGold
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Ruth's played as a dotty old woman, but she's the only one who knows what's going on at all times. Indeed, she nearly marries young Frederick, knowing he's a lord while he's ignorant of it. Despite being only a nurse, she's there with the pirates every step of the way after Frederick rejects her, and takes a personal hand in both returning him to their fold and in TheReveal that the entire ship is crewed with orphaned lords. Given that the pirates themselves had no idea of this, it's plausible Ruth's the true mastermind behind the film's events.
16th May '17 6:33:34 PM PaulA
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** The policemen predate the KeystoneCops, but are clearly an influence on them.

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** The policemen predate the KeystoneCops, [[Creator/KeystoneStudios Keystone Kops]], but are clearly an influence on them.
16th May '17 6:32:52 PM PaulA
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* OlderThanTheyThink: The melody for "Come, Friends Who Plough The Sea" was later appropriated as the song "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," not (as you will often see claimed) the other way around. Conversely, this was {{inverted}} by Creator/KurtVonnegut in ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', with a reference to people "singing 'Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here' from The Pirates of Penzance."

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The melody for "Come, Friends Who Plough The Sea" was later appropriated as the song "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here," not (as you will often see claimed) the other way around. Conversely, this was {{inverted}} by Creator/KurtVonnegut in ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', with a reference to people "singing 'Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here' from The Pirates of Penzance.""
** The policemen predate the KeystoneCops, but are clearly an influence on them.
16th Apr '17 12:33:52 AM ThallianGold
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** The PatterSong "My Eyes Are Fuly Open" was added to the show by a production in the 1970s, lampshaded by Ruth's actress mentioning the song's from {{Ruddigore}}. The production was so popular it's now expected.
3rd Mar '17 12:23:32 AM mlsmithca
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* AwesomeMusic: "WithCatlikeTread". Really, when your song involves being as bombastically loud as possible, with the singers [[LargeHam hamming it up ludicrously]], awesomeness is generally a side effect.

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* AwesomeMusic: AwesomeMusic:
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"WithCatlikeTread". Really, when your song involves being as bombastically loud as possible, with the singers [[LargeHam hamming it up ludicrously]], awesomeness is generally a side effect.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Wj2yMuTIU Jon English's go as the Pirate King has not one, not two but three encores during With Catlike Tread...and proceeds to outdo himself during each encore.]]



* SoCoolItsAwesome
21st Nov '16 7:27:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HilariousInHindsight: Because, with all our faults, we love our {{Queen}}.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Because, with all our faults, we love our {{Queen}}.Music/{{Queen}}.
23rd Sep '16 3:27:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* HarsherInHindsight: At the time of the writing, Britain and the British military were at the height of their renown, with semi-honorary military ranks being awarded to people with little military experience but whom had helped Britain's conquests financially. [[DontExplainTheJoke This led to the Major General's character]] excelling at everything but anything remotely related to combat. [[WorldWarI A couple decades later]], these [[GeneralFailure dubious leaders were still around]], and the Major General no longer quite as funny for a time.

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* HarsherInHindsight: At the time of the writing, Britain and the British military were at the height of their renown, with semi-honorary military ranks being awarded to people with little military experience but whom had helped Britain's conquests financially. [[DontExplainTheJoke This led to the Major General's character]] excelling at everything but anything remotely related to combat. [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI A couple decades later]], these [[GeneralFailure dubious leaders were still around]], and the Major General no longer quite as funny for a time.
30th Apr '16 8:21:36 PM MikeW
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** George Rose stopping every show with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGWoXDFM64 the all-time greatest version of "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General]], tongue-twisting like there's no tomorrow. And then he does it ''faster!''

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** George Rose stopping every show with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGWoXDFM64 the all-time greatest version of "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General]], tongue-twisting like there's no tomorrow. And then he does it ''faster!''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1dy44jV8EM ''faster!'']]
30th Apr '16 8:20:18 PM MikeW
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** George Rose stopping every show with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGWoXDFM64 the all-time greatest version of "I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General]], tongue-twisting like there's no tomorrow. And then he does it ''faster!''
19th Feb '16 10:19:37 AM PaulA
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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Because of both this play, and TreasureIsland's use of the Cornish accent as ''the'' pirate accent, the Cornish as a whole happily and willingly engage in antics that turn them into pirates. This carries to such an extent that there is even [[http://www.cornish-pirates.com/ A Rugby team]] called the Cornish Pirates.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Because of both this play, and TreasureIsland's ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1950}}''[='=]s use of the Cornish accent as ''the'' pirate accent, the Cornish as a whole happily and willingly engage in antics that turn them into pirates. This carries to such an extent that there is even [[http://www.cornish-pirates.com/ A Rugby team]] called the Cornish Pirates.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: After [[TalkLikeAPirate Robert Newton's portrayal of Long John Silver]] in ''TreasureIsland'', Cornish has become the default accent for pirates. At the time, Penzance in Cornwall was a sleepy fishing town, and the idea of bloodthirsty pirates appearing there was absurd and part of the comedy.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: After [[TalkLikeAPirate Robert Newton's portrayal of Long John Silver]] in ''TreasureIsland'', ''Film/{{Treasure Island|1950}}'', Cornish has become the default accent for pirates. At the time, Penzance in Cornwall was a sleepy fishing town, and the idea of bloodthirsty pirates appearing there was absurd and part of the comedy.
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