Memes Theater Discussion

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09:17:25 AM Oct 1st 2010
I've cleared a number on non-meme or non-mutated meme entries from the example list, as per this discussion

No mutation
  • Avenue Q went so far as to name a trope: "The Internet Is For Porn."
    • "Everyone's a little bit racist!"
  • "Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings." Originally a line from Almansor by Heinrich Heine, this has been preserved through Popcultural Osmosis, combined with Harsher In Hindsight when the Nazis burned Heine's writings.
  • The Red Box, a meme within in the theatre world itself. Supposedly, in every stage show ever, there is a red box on stage at some point.
  • (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
    • "Don't get strung out! By the way I look! Don't judge a book by its cover! I'm not much of a man, by the light of day! But by night I'm one hell of a lover..."
  • Oliver: Food, glorious food!
  • Bye, Byre, Birdie:
    • This largely unknown stage musical (as compared to the moderately popular movie) is a fountain of memes, at least to any to perform in it, to name the most notable:
      • "COO COO COO!"
      • And one that rivals the first in terms of memetic humor: "*Chord* ED SULLIVAN!!!"

Not memes:

  • The lesser known Little Women gave us:
    • Off To Massachusetts
    • That's How I am
    • Astonishiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing
  • Rent
    • Would you light my candle?
    • Today for you, tomorrow for me!
    • The Tango Maureen/It's a dark, dizzy merry-go-round...
    • Will I lose my dignity? Will someone caaaare? Will i wake tomorrow....from...this... nightmare...
    • Take me for what i am, who i was meant to be, and if you give a damn, take me baby (or leave me)...
    • Only thing to do is jump over the moon...
      • I'm forbidden to produce...milk, In Cyberland we only drink Diet *Coke coke coke*
      • MOO WITH ME!
    • Live in my house, I'll be your shelter, Just pay me back, With one thousand kisses, Be my lover, and I'll cover you...
    • Let's open up a restaurant in Santa Fe, Sunny Santa Fe would be nice, We'll open up a restaurant in Santa Fe,And leave this to the roaches and mice
      • Woah oh woah...
      • There's only us, There's only this, Forget regret, or life is yours to miss, No other road no other way, No day but today....
      • You're living in America, At the end of the millenium....
  • The Producers
    • Don't be stupid, be a smartie. Come and join the Nazi Party.
    • Keep it gay, keep it gay, keep it gay...
    • Haben sie gehort das Deutsche Band, Mit a bang, Mit a boom, Mit a bing-bang bing-bang boom...
    • Guten Tag hop hop, Guten Tag clop clop, Ach du lieber, Und oh boy!
    • Ven you got it, flaunt it, Step right up and strut your stuff...
      • Oooh wah weee wah wah wow wowie!
    • Prisoners of love, Blue skies above, Can't keep our hearts in jail...
    • That face, that face, That dangerous face/I mustn't be unwise/Those lips, that nose, those eyes/Could lead to my demise....
    • Sprrrrrrrringtime! For Hitler! And Germanyyyyyyy!
    • You are the audience. I am the author. I outrank you.
    • Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...sss!
    • Why Bloom go so far stage/camera right?
    • ...and at 11, Ulla like to have sex.
    • I'm hysterical!
      • I'm in PAIN! I'm in pain and I'm wet and I'm STILL HYSTERICAL!
  • Oklahoma
    • And that's about as far as it could go.
      • No further progress shall be undertaken.
  • I have purchased many diseases under her roof.
  • It was a mistake, my being born a man. I would have been much happier as a seal, or a fish.
  • "Waiting for Godot" Nothing happens. Twice.
    • The acacacacademy of anthropopopometry.
  • Many of the lines from Shakespeare.
  • Wicked: You..Will..Be..Popular. The song as a whole is a meme.
  • The Three Sisters: They never get to Moscow.
    • Are there any more of those chocolates?
  • The Phantom Of The Opera: The Phaaaaaantom of the Opera is there - inside your/my mind...
    • Slowly, gently...night unfurls its splendour...Grasp it, sense it - tremulous and tender...Turn your face away from the garish light of day, turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light - and listen to the music of the night...
    • Think of me, think of me fondly....
  • Sweeney Todd: At last! My arm is complete again!
  • The Importance Of Being Earnest "To lose one X may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness."
    • "In a HANDBAG?!!"

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