History YMMV / TheWiz

18th Mar '16 7:56:26 AM dsneybuf
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* HarsherInHindsight: Dorothy's goodbye to her friends at the end as they fade to black is all the sadder when you realize that Diana Ross has outlived each one of her main co-stars from the movie.
** Even sadder is the Scarecrow's last line to Dorothy considering what would happen to the [[Music/{{Michael Jackson}} actor who played him]].
---> '''Scarecrow:''' Success, fame, and fortune, they're all illusions. All there is that is real is the friendship that two can share.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Dorothy's goodbye to her friends at the end as they fade to black is all the sadder when you realize that Diana Ross has outlived each one of her main co-stars from the movie. \n** Even sadder is the Scarecrow's last line to Dorothy considering what would happen to the [[Music/{{Michael Jackson}} actor who played him]].
---> --> '''Scarecrow:''' Success, fame, and fortune, they're all illusions. All there is that is real is the friendship that two can share.
7th Mar '16 12:28:15 AM MJsBiggestFan
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---> '''Scarecrow:''' Success, fame, and fortune, they're all illusions. All there is that is real is the friendship that two can share.
7th Mar '16 12:20:37 AM MJsBiggestFan
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** Even sadder is the Scarecrow's last line to Dorothy considering what would happen to the [[Music/{{Michael Jackson}} actor who played him]].
18th Feb '16 10:44:18 PM dsneybuf
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* PainfulRhyme: "Soon As I Get Home" has a failed attempt to rhyme "air" and "fear". Neither Stephanie Mills nor Shanice Williams even tried to force the words to sound similar, and Diana Ross just skipped this part of the song.

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* PainfulRhyme: "Soon As I Get Home" has a failed attempt to rhyme "air" and "fear". Neither Stephanie Mills nor Shanice Williams even tried to force the words to sound similar, and Diana Ross just skipped this part of the song.[[labelnote:*]]She did sing it in the version included on ''Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz'', also without trying to force the words to rhyme.[[/labelnote]]
18th Feb '16 7:42:43 AM dsneybuf
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* PainfulRhyme: "Soon As I Get Home" has a failed attempt to rhyme "air" and "fear". Neither Stephanie Mills nor Shanice Williams tried to even force the words to sound similar, and Diana Ross just skipped this part of the song.

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* PainfulRhyme: "Soon As I Get Home" has a failed attempt to rhyme "air" and "fear". Neither Stephanie Mills nor Shanice Williams even tried to even force the words to sound similar, and Diana Ross just skipped this part of the song.
17th Feb '16 9:53:14 PM dsneybuf
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* PainfulRhyme: "Soon As I Get Home" has a failed attempt to rhyme "air" and "fear". Neither Stephanie Mills nor Shanice Williams tried to even force the words to sound similar, and Diana Ross just skipped this part of the song.
16th Feb '16 9:17:49 AM dsneybuf
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some fans of the play have expressed these sentiments towards the screen adaptations, since neither of them seem 100% faithful to the show.
12th Feb '16 10:54:48 AM dsneybuf
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* GrowingTheBeard: For NBC's attempts to bring back the live TV musical. After its previous productions of ''The Sound of Music'' and ''Peter Pan'' were largely seen as hot messes buoyed by the occasional good performance, ''The Wiz'' got strong reviews just in time for other networks to try the concept out.

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* GrowingTheBeard: For NBC's attempts to bring back the live TV musical. After its previous productions of ''The Sound of Music'' and ''Peter Pan'' were largely seen as hot messes buoyed by the occasional good performance, ''The Wiz'' got strong reviews just in time for other networks to try the concept out. After Creator/{{Fox}}'s January 2016 telecast of a new ''Film/{{Grease}}'' also earned a positive reception, ''The Wiz'' might very well mark a GenreTurningPoint for live TV musicals.
9th Feb '16 7:35:38 AM dsneybuf
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* CounterpartComparison: The Tin Man's story shares some significant similarities with that of a certain ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' character, [[spoiler:Boq, who also lost his heart due to a spell that the Wicked Witch of the East jealously cast after failing to win his love. Some key differences include whom each man loved instead (Glinda for Boq, Bertha for the ''Wiz Live!'' Tin Man), and who exactly turned each man into tin (Elphaba for Boq, Evamean for the ''Wiz Live!'' Tin Man)]] [[http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Interview-Harvey-Fierstein-on-Adapting-THE-WIZ-for-TV-I-Got-to-Answer-All-the-Questions-That-I-Had-20151201 This interview]] that Harvey Firestein did about fleshing out the ''Wiz'' characters' backstories neither confirms or denies inspiration from ''Wicked''.
8th Feb '16 6:05:50 PM dsneybuf
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* CounterpartComparison: The Tin Man's story shares some significant similarities with that of a certain ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' character, [[spoiler:Boq. After he refused to return the love of Nessarose, the eventual Wicked Witch of the East, she jealously cast a spell that made him literally lose his heart. Some key differences include whom each man loved instead (Glinda for Boq, Bertha for the ''Wiz Live!'' Tin Man), and who exactly turned each man into tin (Elphaba for Boq, Evamean for the ''Wiz Live!'' Tin Man)]] [[http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Interview-Harvey-Fierstein-on-Adapting-THE-WIZ-for-TV-I-Got-to-Answer-All-the-Questions-That-I-Had-20151201 This interview]] that Harvey Firestein did about fleshing out the ''Wiz'' characters' backstories neither confirms or denies inspiration from ''Wicked''.

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* CounterpartComparison: The Tin Man's story shares some significant similarities with that of a certain ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' character, [[spoiler:Boq. After he refused [[spoiler:Boq, who also lost his heart due to return a spell that the love of Nessarose, the eventual Wicked Witch of the East, she East jealously cast a spell that made him literally lose after failing to win his heart.love. Some key differences include whom each man loved instead (Glinda for Boq, Bertha for the ''Wiz Live!'' Tin Man), and who exactly turned each man into tin (Elphaba for Boq, Evamean for the ''Wiz Live!'' Tin Man)]] [[http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Interview-Harvey-Fierstein-on-Adapting-THE-WIZ-for-TV-I-Got-to-Answer-All-the-Questions-That-I-Had-20151201 This interview]] that Harvey Firestein did about fleshing out the ''Wiz'' characters' backstories neither confirms or denies inspiration from ''Wicked''.
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