YMMV / Annie

  • Adaptation Displacement: The musical and its adaptations are better known than the original comic strip these days.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Maybe", "Tomorrow", "NYC", "Easy Street"...
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Tomorrow".
    • "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile", as well, much to the irritation of a number of people who've been in the show.
    • "It's the hard-knock life! It's the hard-knock life for us!"
  • First Installment Wins: Of the three adaptations based on the play, the 1982 film is the most well-known and popular adaptation.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Miss Hannigan, who drinks on the job to relieve the stress. And consider the time she lives in; it gives her a double-whammy of disadvantages: not only is there a depression, but her gender would severely limit her job options as well. Basically, she has no option but to work a job that she's completely unsuited for. On top of that the orphans take joy out of making her life miserable and while this isn't entirely unjustified, it does explain her attitude towards them in her song "Little Girls".
  • Moral Event Horizon: Rooster crosses it big-time at the end of the 1982 movie, when he attempts to murder Annie in a fit of rage.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Many, many actresses got their start in some production of Annie. To list them all would probably double the page size, but a few notables:
  • Sequelitis: Annie 2 starring Danielle Findley as Annie (and Annie 2, at that), which got heavy interest (read: advance $ale$) from people who wanted to revisit Annie... until it opened. In the end, the creators chose not to subject Broadway to what had gotten silence from angry theater-goers at Kennedy Center, even after alterations.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The 1982 film, which is notoriously corny, but it's still a Cult Classic for many people because of it.
  • Tear Jerker: "So maybe now this prayer's the last one of its kind...won't you please come get your baby...maybe..."
    • Warbucks' reprise of "Maybe":
    "And I know I'll forget
    How much she meant to me
    And how she was almost my
  • Values Dissonance: Considering that Harold Gray killed off Warbucks when FDR took office because of his fervent opposition to his policies, he likely wouldn't be taking the prospect of Warbucks praising the New Deal well.