Unwanted Comedic Sucess
Longed to succeed to be taken seriously, but got famous as a laughingstock.
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(permanent link) added: 2012-03-17 09:13:42 sponsor: Xzenu (last reply: 2013-09-18 17:23:13)

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This character longed to succeed so that he or his message would at last be taken seriously. Then he does become successful, getting fame and maybe a lot of money... as a clown who nobody would dream of taking seriously.

Contrast Unwanted False Faith, where a character instead bets taken FAR more seriously than he's comfortable with, and Springtime for Hitler, where the goal was to remain unsuccessful.


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  • In The Producers, Franz' dream at last comes true. His play "Springtime For Hitler" will go up on Broadway! At last, people will understand that Der Fuhrer was a great guy. Franz is in for the nightmare of his life, as his play turn into a major success under the guidance of a Camp Gay director.
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