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->''"Petrified parsley, petrified parsley, petrified parsley..."''
--> -- '''Sharon [=McLonergan=]'''

A Broadway musical from 1947, created by Fred Saidy (book), E.Y. Harburg (book and lyrics) and Burton Lane (music). Due to its popularity it was revived several times. It was adapted into a feature-length film in 1968 by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, starring Creator/FredAstaire and Petula Clark.

The story follows Finian [=McLonergan=], an Irish immigrant and his daughter Sharon to Missitucky, USA. He has stolen a magical pot of gold from leprechauns back in Ireland and plans to plant it in the ground near the Fort Knox. Og, a leprechaun in charge of the treasure, follows him, desperately trying to get the gold back.
They stop in small community led by a carefree Woody Mahoney, and matters are further complicated by corrupt senator Rawkins, Finian hiding and losing the gold, and the magical properties of the gold itself.
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!!This musical and its 1968 film adaptation provide examples of:
* AnAesop / {{Anvilicious}}: Racism is not cool, OK? To be fair, it ''was'' written in the 1940s and [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped some anvils really do need to be dropped]].
* BlueBlood: Spoofed:
-->'''Finian''': Don't you realize, lad, Sharon is from quality stock? Why, her whole family tree for generations back consists of nothin' but ancestors.\\
'''Woody''': We've been descendin' a long time too.\\
'''Finian''': Ah, but ''how'' long? Sharon's grandparents go back to the dawn of history. Blue-blooded amebas they were, with a dauntless ambition. Up they came through the paleozoic slime -- from ameba to tadpole, from tadpole to daffodil, from daffodil to dromedary, and from dromedary to [=McLonergan=]. That's the background Sharon comes from -- so get along with your luggage, lad, you haven't a chance.
* BurnTheWitch: ''Almost'' happens to [[spoiler:Sharon and Woody, after Sharon [[BeCarefulWhatYouSay accidentally turns Rawkins black]]. They are saved JustInTime]].
* ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler:Finian, at the end]].
* ColorMeBlack: Sharon tells a racist senator she wishes he were black so he would understand what black people have to go through due to people who think like he does. She happens to be standing where a pot of magical wish-granting gold is buried, so... well, you can guess where this is going.
* CueTheFlyingPigs
-->'''Woody''': I'll raise the money somehow.\\
'''Buzz''': Money don't grow on trees, you know.\\
''(Money starts falling from the tree they're standing under, thrown by Sharon who sits up there.)''
* CutSong: "Necessity" was removed to shorten the movie.
* CuteMute: Susan the Silent. [[spoiler:Until the end]].
** To be clear--she gets less [[spoiler:silent]], not less [[spoiler:cute]].
* GospelRevivalNumber: "On That Great Come-And-Get-It Day"
* DawsonCasting: Petula Clark was in her 30s when she payed Sharon.
* DoubleStandard: "When the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Hobos Idle Poor]] Become the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UpperClassTwit Idle Rich]]" discusses this at length.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: The story takes place in the Rainbow Valley.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom
--> '''Og''': Doom and gloom! ''[[ChewingTheScenery Dooooooom and gloooooooom]]!!!''
* HeelFaceMindScrew: What Og does to [[spoiler:Rawkins]]. The FamilyUnfriendlyAesop that often comes with this trope is arguably made somewhat less creepy by the fact that Og is, y'know, ''[[TheFairFolk a lepre]][[BlueAndOrangeMorality chaun]]''.
* HumanityEnsues: Throughout the story, Og is slowly turning into a human due to losing his pot of gold. [[spoiler:By the end, he's become completely mortal. And he doesn't care]].
* InLoveWithLove: "When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love (I Love The Girl I'm Near)."
* {{Irishman and a Jew}}: Incorporates elements of Irish folklore (more or less) and features an Irish protagonist; the show was penned by an all-Jewish writing team.
* KarmicTransformation: Openly racist senator Rawkins gets turned black. The trope gets a nice twist when he gets to love his new life [[spoiler:and is forced to turn back by his own laws]].
* LargeHam: Og, in the film at least.
* LastSecondWordSwap: In "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich":
**
--->And when all your neighbours\\
Are upper class\\
You won't know your Joneses\\
From your Astors
**
--->When we're in the dough\\
And off of the nut\\
You won't know your banker\\
From your butler
* {{Leprechaun}}: Og.
* ListSong: "The Begat."
* LoveAtFirstSight / FourthDateMarriage
* {{Oireland}}: Supposedly where Finian and Sharon come from.
* MobileShrubbery: Hilariously performed by Og.
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Very obviously Missitucky.
* NoExceptYes: In "When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich", Finian explains this pretty clearly.
* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler:Og and Susan]].
* PantyShot: Susan the Silent, a number of times.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Something Sort of Grandish" is built on this:
--> '''Og''': [...]It's so terrifish, magnifish, delish.\\
To have such an amorish glamorish.\\
We could be oh, so bride and groomish\\
Skies could be so bluish blue.\\
Life could be so love in bloomish,\\
If my ishes could come true.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* SceneryPorn: The beginning of the film.
* SexySoakedShirt: Susan gets wet in the "Rain Dance Ballet" scene.
* ThreeWishes: The magical pot of gold can grant them.
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