YMMV / The Miracle Worker

  • Genius Bonus: The only Sullivan Aunt Ev had heard of (before Annie) was John L. Sullivan, a champion boxer known as the "Boston Strong Boy".
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: After being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 80s, Patty Duke would spend the rest of her life working as an advocate for mental healthcare, not unlike how Helen Keller would spend her life as an advocate for the physically disabled.
  • Iron Woobie: Annie and Helen
  • Narm: Inga Swenson’s performance as Kate Keller can sometimes be a little too melodramatic to take quite seriously.
  • Stoic Woobie: Kate continues to hope that Helen can be made well, despite disappointment after disappointment.