First poet: We were stayed by the mob; they are crowded all round the Porte de Nesle!... Second poet: Eight bleeding brigand carcasses strew the pavements there—all slit open with sword-gashes! Cyrano(raising his head a minute): Eight?...hold, methought seven. (He goes on writing.)
Schmucks: Lenny Bruce eventually figures out that he slept with waitress Mary Lenahan and assumes she's been cold-shouldering him for that reason. Turns out that she was a prostitute and didn't even remember the incident.
Judge Turpin, who had Sweeney Todd convicted on false charges and then raped his wife and became his infant daughter's guardian, didn't recognize him for most of the musical, until Todd commented "But then, perhaps the face of a barber - the face of a prisoner in the dock - is not particularly memorable."