Exactly What It Says on the Tin
. William Shakespeare
rewritten as a comedy, the second in a series of genre-flipped William Shakespeare
plays by Shrikecatcher
Can be read here
- Affably Evil: Claudius.
- Alas, Poor Yorick
- The Beautiful Elite: Everyone in Miami is sexy.
- Bloody Hilarious
- Butt Monkey: Hamlet.
- Captain Obvious: Horatio puts it best in his narration:
We all called [Polonius] Captain Obvious
, because that was his last name and it's only polite to address him in such a manner.
- Cool Car: Horatio drives a mother-effin' Humvee.
- Cool Shades: Horatio.
- Country Matters
- Donut Mess with a Cop: The opening scene takes place at a Doughnut King.
- Emo Teen: Hamlet.
- Engaging Conversation: A Running Gag.
- Epic Fail: Invoked by Polonius when his servant Reynaldo fails a pop quiz:
Polonius: "I will take a snapshot of this moment, upload it to the Internet and label it epic!"
Reynaldo: "No, my lord, anything but that!"
- Even the Guys Want Him: Laertes.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: One of Claudius's subjects, Cornelius, is a talking chimpanzee.
- Evil Uncle: Claudius, who is totally not a Nazi.
- First-Person Smartass: Horatio Caine, our narrator.
- Food As Bribe: Horatio mentions in his narration that doughnuts are just as popular as illegal drugs by smugglers for their use in making many a Dirty Cop.
- Get Thee to a Nunnery
- Glasses Pull: Come on, this is Horatio Caine we're talking about. It only happens every other line of dialogue.
- Good Night, Sweet Prince
- Hoist by His Own Petard
- Hurricane Of Aphorisms: Polonius.
- Kill 'em All: Even Horatio.
- Kill Him Already
- Miami: The logical setting to relocate this classic tragedy.
- Oedipus Complex: Hamlet and Gertrude.
- Only in Florida
- Overly-Long Gag: As mentioned above, Horatio's Glasses Pull.
- Pool Scene: Ophelia's introduction in Act I, Scene iii.
- Rapid-Fire Comedy
- Rule of Funny
- Running Gag
- Setting Update: To present-day Miami.
- Sibling Rivalry: Laertes and Ophelia have a particularly violent one.
- The Ophelia: Guess who.
- Those Two Guys: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
- Those Wacky Nazis: Claudius's henchmen.
- Unfortunate Names: Claudius's subject, Voltemand, who is always being mistaken for Voldemort and thus can never get season tickets for the Heat.
- Waxing Lyrical: Hamlet can have whatever he likes.
- You Killed My Father