Accidental Innuendo: Theatre
- A Very Potter Musical: The entire "He is your pawn and you are his queen," line considering Quirrell and Voldemort's extremely Ho Yay-y relationship. Wordof God says it's supposed to be a chess joke.
- The Drowsy Chaperone the Man in Chair asks if anyone had noticed the sexual implications of the song "Love is Always Lovely in the End." In
- Jesus Christ Superstar, during the Last Supper.
Why don't you go do it?
You want me to do it!
Hurry they are waiting
If you knew why I do it . . .
I don't care why you do it!
To think I admired you
For now I despise you
You liar - you Judas
You wanted me to do it!
- Julius Caesar: Act IV, Scene 3, in Brutus's tent. Brutus asks his page boy, Lucius, to play him some music on his...er...instrument.
Brutus: [to Lucius] Where is thy instrument?Lucius: Here in the tent.[...]Brutus: Canst thou hold up thy heavy eyes awhile and touch thy instrument a strain or two?Lucius: Ay, my lord, an't please you.Brutus: It does, my boy: I trouble thee too much, but thou art willing.Lucius: It is my duty, sir.Brutus: I should not urge thy duty past thy might; I know young bloods look for a time of rest…[Later, Lucius has fallen asleep while playing a strain or two on his instrument]
- There's one scene early in The Light in the Piazza where Fabrizio looks down aghast at himself, motioning towards his legs. He's actually referring to his clothes, but the innuendo becomes even greater when one factors in the relevant line in Italian, where he says "She can't love a little boy!"
- In Me and My Dick Weenie gives Joey some homemade soup, causing the audience to gasp. They then clarify it's just chicken noodle.
- "Just One Person" from the musical Snoopy!!!:
"Two whole people, who believe in you
Deep enough, and strong enough,
Believe in you
Hard enough and long enough
There's bound to be some other person who
Believes in making it a threesome"
- A few lines in A Little Priest, from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street:
"Now a pussy's good for maybe six or seven at the most... and I'm sure they can't compare as far as taste!"
- Made even more hilarious by the fact that the entire song is just a Hurricane of Puns, and yet this one was completely unintentional (it was referring to actual cats, and how much meat you can get out of them).
- There's another one in the second act, in Mrs. Lovett's piece By the Sea. She's talking about how great life will be once she and Sweeney Todd are living by the sea, and saying that it'll just be the two of them and the occasional paying guest, and if he feels like it "now and then you could do the guest in". She talks about getting married and tells him to "bring along your chopper", meaning his razor. However, Sondheim notes in his book Finishing the Hat that when the show premiered in England, he discovered that "chopper" is also British slang for penis.
- One of the major settings of Tannhäuser is the "Venusberg," the hill of Venus. Richard Wagner was aware of the potential for gynecological jokes and refrained from making it the title of the opera.
- West Side Story: Maria advices to Tony:"When you come, use the back door."
- Wicked: From As Long As You're Mine: "If it turns out it's over too fast..."
- Though William Shakespeare intentionally wrote many Double Entendres into his plays, some of which tend to be lost on modern audiences, Ophelia's line "he comes before me" in Hamlet was probably not meant as innuendo. The Reduced Shakespeare Company, acting with typical Vulgar Humor, presented it as such; a footnote in the published edition of The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) suggests two X-rated interpretations.