Curb Stomp Battle: Theater

  • The first act and a half of Richard Wagner's opera Siegfried is spent building up to what ought to be an epic battle between the fearless Siegfried and Fafner the dragon. The actual fighting only goes on for one minute before Siegfried runs Nothung through Fafner's heart, and is set to uninspiring (though loud) music.
    • Dito for Lohengrin and his fights against Friedrich von Telramund.
  • The victory of The Pirates of Penzance over the policemen is achieved still faster, in just a few bars of music.
  • Cyrano de Bergerac: This is the outcome of any battle (of wits or of swords) with Cyrano.