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YMMV: Bye Bye Birdie
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Everyone in the movie melting at the end of "Telephone Hour."
  • First Installment Wins: The 1981 sequel, Bring Back Birdie, only lasted 4 performances on Broadway.
  • Signature Scene: The movie has Kim (Ann-Margret) singing the title song while wearing a yellow dress and strolling on a treadmill in front of a blue background.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes
  • Values Dissonance: Though Albert's mother is not a particularly sympathetic character, her casual racism towards (the Hispanic) Rosie—Played for Laughs, even—can be jarring to modern audiences. Modern scripts for the play include alternative lines that soften her dialogue a tad.
    • The 1963 movie notably avoids this. Mrs. Peterson still hates Rosie, but it's because she is upset that Rosie will take her "baby," Albert, from her. In fact, Rosie's "Hispanic-ness" is barely even mentioned.
    • The lyrics of 'How Lovely To Be A Woman' can be cringe inducing.
      'How lovely to be a woman/and have one job to do/to pick out a boy and train him/and then when you are through/you make him the man you want him to be...'
    • As can Hugo's possessiveness of Kim, Kim's eagerness to be told what to do by what is a comparatively new boyfriend... it doesn't always sit well with the feminists.
    • Granted, one should take into account that this is a teenage girl singing this, the age group that Twilight appeals to. The song actually shows to demonstrate how much she only thinks she's a woman.

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