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*** The 2019 UK tour initially used Donald Trump, but after she stepped down as Prime Minister, they started using UsefulNotes/TheresaMay instead, prompting cheers.


* SelfDeprecation: "It Sucks to Be Me".

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* SelfDeprecation: "It Sucks to Be Me".SameSurnameMeansRelated: Princeton asks Kate Monster if she and Trekkie Monster are related, as they have the same surname. Kate finds this incredibly racist.



* SameSurnameMeansRelated: Princeton asks Kate Monster if she and Trekkie Monster are related, as they have the same surname. Kate finds this incredibly racist.
* ShoutOut:

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* SameSurnameMeansRelated: Princeton asks Kate Monster if she and Trekkie Monster are related, as they have the same surname. Kate finds this incredibly racist.
SelfDeprecation: "It Sucks to Be Me".
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'''Rod:''' You make the very small apartment we share--a hell!\\

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'''Rod:''' You make the that very small apartment we share--a hell!\\


-->'''Trekkie:''' In volatile economy, only stable investment... is ''porn!''

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-->'''Trekkie:''' In volatile economy, market, only stable investment... is ''porn!''

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Some of the puppets have recurring themes, usually tied to a song related to their character
** Princeton's "What Do You Do With a BA in English?" plays in the background whenever he's trying to find his purpose
** "If You Were Gay" is a RecurringRiff for Rod
** Especially in the second act, "There's A Fine, Fine Line" for Kate representing [[spoiler: her broken heart]]

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* TheBGrade: In the song "Schadenfreude", one of the examples Gary Coleman and Nicky give of other people's suffering that is fun to watch is "Straight A students getting B's".


** [[TakeThat The Bad IDea Bears work under the]] [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Trump administration.]]

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** [[TakeThat The Bad IDea Idea Bears work under the]] [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Trump administration.]]

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The show's [[https://twitter.com/avenueqmusical/status/1125510108027457537 final skit for the annual BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Celebration]] before the Off-Broadway run closed in 2019 had one of these:
** Princeton and Kate [[spoiler:got married]] and [[spoiler:opened Monsterssori schools]] all over the nation.
** Christmas Eve made a mental health podcast called "Ruv Yourself."
** Rod quit his investment banking job to start an antiquing business in New Jersey with [[spoiler:Ricky.]]
** Nicky started a cannabis delivery service.
** [[TakeThat The Bad IDea Bears work under the]] [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Trump administration.]]
** Trekkie was accused of sexual harassment and [[TakeThat decided to run for President.]]
** Mrs. Thistletwat got a 3D-printed heart.
** Lucy the Slut became a crusader for sex workers' rights.
** Gary Coleman opened an orphanage for unemployed child actors.
** Brian became "the phantom pooper of Ripley-Grier.[[note]]a famous theater rehearsal space in New York City[[/note]]"

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** The premise of the show itself could also be one to ''Theatre/{{RENT}},'' as it takes place in an obvious parody of the Lower East Side and features various young people trying to find their way.


Music/RobertLopez and Jeffrey Marx's Multiple Tony Award–winning musical about a group of friends in a UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity neighborhood trying to live out their dreams, despite such mundane obstacles as trying to hold a job. The show is loosely based on and inspired by ''Series/SesameStreet'', though it handles adult themes such as sex, drinking, and pornography. Much of the humor is crude and the language is quite foul, and there is one on-stage depiction of puppet sex, so despite appearing to be a children's show, it is very definitely for mature audiences.

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Music/RobertLopez and Jeffrey Marx's Multiple multiple Tony Award–winning musical about a group of friends in a UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity neighborhood trying to live out their dreams, despite such mundane obstacles as trying to hold a job. The show is loosely based on and inspired by ''Series/SesameStreet'', though it handles adult themes such as sex, drinking, and pornography. Much of the humor is crude and the language is quite foul, and there is one on-stage depiction of puppet sex, so despite appearing to be a children's show, it is very definitely for mature audiences.


Multiple Tony Award–winning musical about a group of friends in a UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity neighborhood trying to live out their dreams, despite such mundane obstacles as trying to hold a job. The show is loosely based on and inspired by ''Series/SesameStreet'', though it handles adult themes such as sex, drinking, and pornography. Much of the humor is crude and the language is quite foul, and there is one on-stage depiction of puppet sex, so despite appearing to be a children's show, it is very definitely for mature audiences.

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Music/RobertLopez and Jeffrey Marx's Multiple Tony Award–winning musical about a group of friends in a UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity neighborhood trying to live out their dreams, despite such mundane obstacles as trying to hold a job. The show is loosely based on and inspired by ''Series/SesameStreet'', though it handles adult themes such as sex, drinking, and pornography. Much of the humor is crude and the language is quite foul, and there is one on-stage depiction of puppet sex, so despite appearing to be a children's show, it is very definitely for mature audiences.


* NoAntagonist: The only true "antagonist" in the musical is the main cast's various issues. Lucy comes closest to being one, due to being the primary obstacle in Princeton and Kate's relationship. The most evil characters are the Bad Idea Bears, but they have very few appearances and may just be the personification of Princeton's own negative thoughts.

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* NoAntagonist: The only true "antagonist" in the musical is the main cast's various issues. Lucy comes closest to being one, due to being the primary obstacle in Princeton and Kate's relationship.relationship, but that's only one aspect of the story and thus not enough to qualify her as a BigBad, not to mention she's not really evil, just promiscuous and kind of petty. The most evil characters are the Bad Idea Bears, but they have very few appearances and may just be the personification of Princeton's own negative thoughts.


*** As of 2016, it's Donald Trump, or sometimes "Fake News!"

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*** As of 2016, it's Donald Nastyman Trump, or sometimes "Fake News!"



* IgnoringBySinging: Rod tries using "la la la" when Nickie tries to discuss homosexuality with him in the "If You Were Gay" number.

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* IgnoringBySinging: Rod tries using "la la la" when Nickie Nicky tries to discuss homosexuality with him in the "If You Were Gay" number.


** "The Money Song" is sung directly to the audience. The performance has most of the cast running up and down the aisles, soliciting donations for the "monster school" with outstretched hats. (The money that they collect is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.)

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** "The Money Song" is sung directly to the audience. The performance has most of the cast running up and down the aisles, soliciting donations for the "monster school" with outstretched hats. (The money that they collect is donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. A community theater production in Sunnyvale, CA in November 2017 collected money for the North Bay Fire Relief.)

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** Rod,right before "If You Were Gay:"
-->'''Nicky:''' Well Rod, I was just trying to...
-->'''Rod:''' I'M NOT BEING DEFENSIVE.

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