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These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Reba McEntire
Accidental Aesop: "She Thinks His Name Was John" has the main aesop of "AIDS can strike heterosexuals, not just homosexuals". But it can also be regarded as teaching that "one-night stands are risky, while committed monogamous relationships - even if they do not always work out - are much safer and fulfilling".
Awesome Music: Reba considers "Fancy" her favorite song out of the ones she's recorded. Most fans and critics agree.
Covered Up: "Fancy" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" were originally pop hits for Bobbie Gentry and Vicki Lawrence, respectively.
In a lesser example, "Somebody" was first recorded by Mark Wills.
And "New Fool at an Old Game" is a Michelle Wright cover.
Signature Song: The aforementioned "Fancy" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," as well as "Whoever's in New England," "Does He Love You" (a duet with Linda Davis), and arguably "Consider Me Gone," "The Greatest Man I Never Knew," "I'm a Survivor" (which was also the theme to her sitcom) and "She Thinks His Name Was John."
Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: "She Thinks His Name Was John" states that anyone (male or female) can contract HIV and get AIDS through heterosexual contact, and that it is not just something that happens to homosexuals.
WTH, Casting Agency?: Someone came up with the bright idea to cast her as Nellie Forbush for a South Pacific concert at Carnegie Hall. She was in her fifties. And she... was a smashingly spectacular success. Go figure.