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-->'''Max:''' We picked the wrong play! We picked the wrong director! We picked the wrong actors! Where did we go right?

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-->'''Max:''' We I was so careful... I picked the wrong play! We picked play, the wrong director! We picked director, the wrong actors! Where cast... where did we I go right?

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* FakeIrish: InUniverse. When the [[IrishCop Irish Cops]] arrive at Max's office following Franz firing his gun, Max pretends to be Irish as well so he can bluff his way past them before they discover the evidence of his fraud. It doesn't work.


** Leo [[spoiler:gets to be a Broadway producer working alongside Max, producing more and more smash hits]].

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** Leo [[spoiler:gets to be a Broadway producer working alongside Max, producing more and more smash hits]].hits and is happily married to Ulla]].



** After being freed with Max and Leo, Franz [[spoiler:gets to see his new musical, ''Prisoners of Love'' go to Broadway and be successful]].

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** After being freed with Max and Leo, Franz [[spoiler:gets to see his new musical, ''Prisoners of Love'' go to Broadway and be successful]].successful in the way he intended]].



-->'''Step 4:''' We hire the worst actors in New York and open on Broadway and before you can say

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-->'''Step 4:''' We hire the worst actors in New York and open on Broadway and before you can saysay-


GET OOOOUUUUUUUUUUT! It's over!''

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GET OOOOUUUUUUUUUUT! It's over!''over!''
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-->'''Max:''' Look at these reviews! "A satiric masterpiece!"\\

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-->'''Max:''' Look at these reviews! "A satiric masterpiece!"\\

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** A more straight example, however, would probably be Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane's "Nothing Like a Show on Broadway", which celebrates the magic of Broadway.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Part of what makes Max and Leo's downfall so ironic; ''Springtime for Hitler'' easily could have made them filthy rich if they had treated it as a legitimate business venture. But since they try to get rich by dishonestly swindling their investors, they get sent to prison and wind up with nothing.

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** One of the singers auditioning as Hitler sings, "[[Theatre/TheMikado A Wandering Minstrel I]]".

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** After Leo calms down from his blue blanket freak-out (see BerserkButton above), he asks to speak to Max, to which Max replies, "Yes, [[Literature/TheIdiot Prince Myshkin]]; what can we do for you?"


Bialystock and Bloom's plan culminates in a production which the opening night audience finds ''funny'' [[Poe’sLaw (they think it's satire)]], and since the play is announced to be a [[SoBadItsGood smash success]], things only go downhill from there.

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Bialystock and Bloom's plan culminates in a production which the opening night audience finds ''funny'' [[Poe’sLaw [[PoesLaw (they think it's satire)]], and since the play is announced to be a [[SoBadItsGood smash success]], things only go downhill from there.


Bialystock and Bloom's plan culminates in a production which the opening night audience finds ''funny'' (they think it's satire), and since the play is announced to be a [[SoBadItsGood smash success]], things only go downhill from there.

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Bialystock and Bloom's plan culminates in a production which the opening night audience finds ''funny'' [[Poe’sLaw (they think it's satire), satire)]], and since the play is announced to be a [[SoBadItsGood smash success]], things only go downhill from there.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/WillFerrell's character breaks one leg, then later breaks the other. Mustafa, who Will played in ''Film/AustinPowersTheSpyWhoShaggedMe'', had the same misfortune.
** A (sadly deleted) scene, fortunately on the DVD, features Max and Leo singing a duet that turns into a trio when a random stranger joins in. The actor playing said stranger is Ernie Sabella, which means that [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon, Pumbaa, and Simba]] were briefly reunited for a song.[[note]][[NonSingingVoice Although Matthew Broderick did not provide Simba's singing voice in the film.]][[/note]]
** At the end of the movie, Creator/MelBrooks tells the audience that it's over and time to go home just like Creator/MatthewBroderick did in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.

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* SetBehindTheScenes: It's about the making of a play.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The 2005 and theater version run almost an hour longer than the original 1968 film. Part of this is due to the musical numbers, but there are also plot points that were either fleshed out in the remake or added entirely, such as Leo and Ula's romance.


In all versions, the story depicts Bialystock and Bloom meeting for the first time and immediately falling into a [[GetRichQuickScheme get-rich-quick scheme]]: realising that [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting the IRS never investigate the financial books of failed plays]], they plan to [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting oversell shares in a Broadway production]] by a wide margin, then [[FailureGambit deliberately produce a horrific flop]] which closes in one night, leaving them free to [[RunForTheBorder flee the country]] with the remainder of the massive initial investment.

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In all versions, the story depicts Bialystock and Bloom meeting for the first time and immediately falling into a [[GetRichQuickScheme get-rich-quick scheme]]: realising realizing that [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting the IRS never investigate the financial books of failed plays]], plays, they plan to [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting oversell shares in a Broadway production]] by a wide margin, then [[FailureGambit deliberately produce a horrific flop]] which closes in one night, leaving them free to [[RunForTheBorder flee the country]] with the remainder of the massive initial investment.

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