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YMMV: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

  • Adaptation Displacement: Based on an Advice Book that nobody remembers anymore.
    • The book it's based on was a parody of advice books.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment : The Pirate Dance.
    • Also "Coffee Break," as it does nothing to further the story and serves no purpose. It's almost as though the show itself was taking a coffee br-ait a minute...
  • Ear Worm: "How To Succeed" and "Rosemary" are particularly catchy.
    • "I play it the company way..."
    • "Rip! Rip! Rip the chipmunk!"
    • "Now you may join the Elks, my friend, and I may join the Shriners..."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ovington.
  • Funny Moments: Anything involving Groundhogs and Chipmunks.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Finch qualifies.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Brotherhood of Man" was used in a ton of other productions, including The Drew Carey Show and 30 Rock.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: In the 2011 revival, Nick Jonas as Finch?
    • The same occurred with Darren Criss who had a run of a few weeks. While not a bad singer, his vocal range is more suited for pop hits and not for the stage.
    • Interestingly enough, Jonas' career began on Broadway (he acted in several musicals on Broadway as a young child), and was recently part of the concert version of Les Miserables. Having seen him in the role, this troper has to say that on this one, the Casting Agency got that pretty right.