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''The Underpants'' is the most recent adaptation of the 1910 German farce Die Hose by playwright Carl Sternheim. The adaptation was written by Creator/SteveMartin. It was produced at New York City's Off-Broadway theater Classic Stage Company from April 4, 2002 through April 28, 2002.
!!Tropes featured include:
* AmbiguouslyJewish - Invoked by Cohen, who's pretending not to be Jewish (its early 20th century Germany, so...)
** "That's Cohen with a K"
%%* DirtyOldWoman - Gertrude
* PantyShot - the impetus for the main action. Before the play begins, Louise' underpants fall off while she standing on a bench trying to see the king.
%%* ShiksaGoddess - Louise to Cohen