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vifetoile
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07:32:34 PM Aug 20th 2012
Cut out this part:

  • Lethal Chef: Mrs. Lovett is this before she starts making pies of human flesh; she says because she couldn't afford fresh meat she resorted to "finding animals dying in the street". Afterward, her meat pies are delicious (if now lethal in a rather different way).
    • Actually it's implied that another baker in the neighborhood is using animals: "Mrs. Mooney has a pie shop!/Does a business but I notice something weird/Lately all her neighbors' cats have disappeared!/Have to hand it to her —/Wot I calls/Enterprise/Poppin' pussies into pies!/Wouldn't do in my shop!" It's not until the number "A Little Priest" that Mrs. Lovett begins using unusual sources of meat.
    • "And I'm telling you, them pussycats is quick!" Lovett is plenty "enterprising" herself.
      • Except she's not - she's too slow to catch them. "Wouldn't do in my shop/Just the thought of it's enough to make you sick/And I'm telling you, them pussycats is quick." If she was fast enough she'd be using them but cause she can't her pies are "nothing but crusting" and "only lard and nothing more."

Trimmed it to this:

  • Subverted - Mrs. Lovett is this before she starts making pies of human flesh; she says because she couldn't afford fresh meat. She's not alone; she snaps that her rival, Mrs. Moony, uses the neighbors' cats for filling. Afterward, in the wake of financial success, Mrs. Lovett's meat pies are delicious (if now lethal in a rather different way), implying that she's actually a good cook, she just needs better ingredients.

Though the last sentence does give me slight jibbles, the idea is still pretty clear in the show.
gorgardard
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08:59:27 AM Oct 22nd 2010
Edited the following:
  • Complete Monster: Judge Turpin, so very much. Towards the end of the story, Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett are both on the edge of being this.
    • On the edge? They are killing people, baking them into pies and selling them for people to EAT. I don't care what your Freudian Excuse is, that's Complete Monster territory.
To:
  • Complete Monster: Judge Turpin, so very much. Towards the end of the story, Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.

More concise and true.
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