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* EndingFatigue: [[invoked]] "The End of a Symphony" has Allan complaining about classical music's tendency for drawn-out endings, demonstrating it by tacking the coda of Music/FranzSchubert's 7th Symphony onto "Shave and a Haircut", the coda of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's Overture to ''The Marriage of Figaro'' to "Old [=MacDonald=] Had a Farm" and the coda of Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's 5th Symphony to "Yankee Doodle".


* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of cute, awkward middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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* ToyShip: PuppyLove: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of cute, awkward middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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* NamesTheSame: One of his fellow campers at Camp Grenada is named [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Leonard Skinner]]


In the course of his career, Sherman turned his hand to scriptwriting, creating, producing and even acting (including a turn as the voice of the Cat of the Hat in the [[WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHat 1971 animated adaptation]] of the famous Creator/DrSeuss book).

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In the course of his career, Sherman turned his hand to scriptwriting, creating, producing and even acting (including a turn as the voice of the Cat of the Hat in the [[WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHat 1971 animated adaptation]] of the famous Creator/DrSeuss book).book, as well as ''Dr. Seuss On the Loose'').


* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of [[{{Adorkable}} cute, awkward]] middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of [[{{Adorkable}} cute, awkward]] awkward middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.

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His son Robert, who inspired him to write "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh", was a part of the [[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]] game show staff.

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** In "My Son The Vampire"
---> When they see him, people scream and they yell
---> And they scream and yell 'cause they're scared as heck...


With [[Film/{{Fame}} Albert Hague]], he cowrote the 1969 Broadway musical ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fig_Leaves_Are_Falling The Fig Leaves Are Falling]]'', which is notable for two things: the Broadway debut of David Cassidy (later of ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily''), and closing after only four performances. He also guest-hosted ''Series/TheTonightShow'' on several occasions, including the night Creator/BillCosby made his first appearance on the show; he would later be credited as co-producer on Cosby's first three albums for Creator/WarnerBrosRecords.

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With [[Film/{{Fame}} Albert Hague]], he cowrote the 1969 Broadway musical ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fig_Leaves_Are_Falling The Fig Leaves Are Falling]]'', which is notable for two things: the Broadway debut of David Cassidy Creator/DavidCassidy (later of ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily''), and closing after only four performances. He also guest-hosted ''Series/TheTonightShow'' on several occasions, including the night Creator/BillCosby made his first appearance on the show; he would later be credited as co-producer on Cosby's first three albums for Creator/WarnerBrosRecords.

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* ToyShip: ''I Can't Dance'' is about a pair of [[{{Adorkable}} cute, awkward]] middle-schoolers falling in love at a school dance.


He went to MIT and got his [==PhD==].\\

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He went to MIT and got his [==PhD==].[=PhD=].\\


He went to MIT and got his [[==PhD==]].\\

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He went to MIT and got his [[==PhD==]].[==PhD==].\\


He went to MIT and got his PhD.\\

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He went to MIT and got his PhD.[[==PhD==]].\\


And makes out the checks.\\

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And makes out the checks.\\

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-->Harvey's a CPA.\\
He works for IBM.\\
He went to MIT and got his PhD.\\
Sheila's a girl I know,\\
At B.B.D.& O.\\
She works the PBX,\\
And makes out the checks.\\

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* FunWithAcronyms: Largely the point of "Harvey and Sheila".

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