YMMV / The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

  • Fanon:
  • Mary Sue: Marcy Park is this. Much to her chagrin.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Jesus shows up in one scene to impart wisdom to Marcy.
  • Toy Ship: William and Olive
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Any number of school productions don't seem to grasp that, if they need to Bowdlerize an entire musical number, they may have picked the wrong play.
    • Often schools will cut out Logainne's two dads and instead make her adopted by a straight couple
    • Some productions perform an "Adult Night" version of the show, featuring jokes aimed at a much older audience. Many of the spellers' sentences, for example:
    Doug Panch: Hearing the immense size of the 'capybara,' Richard Gere said "Sign me up."
    • Characters even make racist comments at Marcy's expense.