YMMV / The Importance of Being Earnest

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: The whole play is composed of these.
  • Ho Yay: Unsurprisingly, given the author. Which quickly becomes squicky at the end.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Lady Bracknell's incredulous "A handbag?!!" has almost entered British English as a stock phrase.
      • The Large Ham delivery by Dame Edith Evans in the 1952 film has taken on a life of its own on YouTube.
    • To a lesser extent, "To misplace one parent might be regarded as a misfortune, to misplace both seems like carelessness!" is often used by Private Eye for political scandals, Mad Libs-style.
  • Shipping Bed Death: Discussed.
    It is very romantic to be in love. But there is nothing romantic about a definite proposal. Why, one may be accepted. One usually is, I believe. Then the excitement is all over. The very essence of romance is uncertainty.