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YMMV: Sweet Charity

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "Rhythm of Life." Appears, is awesome, and is never referred to again. The Movie gave it some relevance, as Oscar is seen getting over his neurosis while hiding in a tire after the church runs from the cops, but that scene is not in the original play.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Bud Cort makes a brief appearance in the film. Early in his career and uncredited, he's easy to miss.
  • Memetic Mutation: The first few bars of "Hey Big Spender" is the theatrical equivalent of the first few notes of Beethoven's 5th.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Daddy Brubeck, (Sammy Davis, Jr. in The Movie) who sings Rhythm of Life and is never heard from again, yet his song is one of the most famous in the show.
  • Superfluous Solo: "Too Many Tomorrows". The minor character Vittorio inexplicably has this long, slow, boring solo right after Charity's dazzling showstopper "If My Friends Could See Me Now". It has nothing to do with the plot, and he sings it to a thoroughly unimportant character. Notably, this song was removed from the movie.