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Fools allegedly was written as the result of an agreement Simon made with his wife during their divorce proceedings. She was promised the profits of his next play, so he set out to write something that never would last on Broadway. Given it closed after forty performances, he succeeded.

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Fools ''Fools'' allegedly was written as the result of an agreement Simon made with his wife during their divorce proceedings. She was promised the profits of his next play, so he set out to write something that never would last on Broadway. Given that it closed after forty performances, he succeeded.


''Fools'' is a 1981 comedy play written by NeilSimon. The plot involves a schoolteacher named Leon Tolchinsky arriving in the village of Kulyenchikov (located somewhere in Ukraine) in order to educate the town doctor's daughter. Leon promptly falls in LoveAtFirstSight with the beautiful Sophia. However, it turns out that Kulyenchikov is under a curse. The town has been cursed with stupidity for centuries. The curse also makes it impossible for Sophia and the other villagers to leave the town or grasp the concept of love. The only way to break the curse is for Leon to either educate Sophia or for her to marry another man; Count Gregor Yousekevitch. Unfortunately, Leon only has 24 hours before he too falls victim to the curse.

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''Fools'' is a 1981 comedy play written by NeilSimon.Creator/NeilSimon. The plot involves a schoolteacher named Leon Tolchinsky arriving in the village of Kulyenchikov (located somewhere in Ukraine) in order to educate the town doctor's daughter. Leon promptly falls in LoveAtFirstSight with the beautiful Sophia. However, it turns out that Kulyenchikov is under a curse. The town has been cursed with stupidity for centuries. The curse also makes it impossible for Sophia and the other villagers to leave the town or grasp the concept of love. The only way to break the curse is for Leon to either educate Sophia or for her to marry another man; Count Gregor Yousekevitch. Unfortunately, Leon only has 24 hours before he too falls victim to the curse.


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* KnowNothingKnowItAll
--> Leon: There are twenty-four hours in a day.
--> Gregor: I believe you are thinking of February, sir.



* KnowNothingKnowItAll
--> Leon: There are twenty-four hours in a day.
--> Gregor: I believe you are thinking of February, sir.


* FelonyMisdemeanor: What makes everyone fear Count Gregor? He wants to marry a pretty girl and break the curse that's been plaguing them!

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: What makes everyone fear Count Gregor? He wants to marry a pretty girl and break the curse that's that has been plaguing them!


* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with Mishkin's urgent letter for Leon. Leon plays it off as the exact thing they need to answer their problems. [[spoiler:In actuality the letter has no importance at all; Leon's just lying.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with Mishkin's urgent letter for Leon. Leon plays it off as the exact thing they need to answer their problems. [[spoiler:In actuality the letter has no importance at all; Leon's Leon is just lying.]]


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* TheBrainlessBeauty: Sophia.

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* %%* TheBrainlessBeauty: Sophia.



* CloudCuckooland: Kulyenchikov.

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* %%* CloudCuckooland: Kulyenchikov.



* TheDitz: The '' entire cast''.
** Special mention goes to Slovitch. The other villagers think this of Sophia but, all things considered, she isn't that bad.

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* %%* TheDitz: The '' entire cast''.
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cast''. Special mention goes to Slovitch. The other villagers think this of Sophia but, all things considered, she isn't that bad.



* TheFool: It's in the title, after all.

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* %%* TheFool: It's in the title, after all.



* TheIngenue: Sophia.

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* %%* TheIngenue: Sophia.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler:Count Gregor]].

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* %%* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[spoiler:Count Gregor]].



* LoveAtFirstSight: Leon and Sophia.

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* %%* LoveAtFirstSight: Leon and Sophia.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Leon]]

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* %%* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Leon]]



* PhraseCatcher: '''"Tremble! Tremble!"'''

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* %%* PhraseCatcher: '''"Tremble! Tremble!"'''



* StealthParody: Of [[Creator/AntonChekhov Chekhov]]
* StraightMan: Leon and, to a lesser extent, the Magistrate.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Leon, Gregor
* TeacherStudentRomance: Leon and Sophia
* UpperClassTwit: Count Gregor
* VillainousCrush: Count Gregor for Sophia

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* %%* StealthParody: Of [[Creator/AntonChekhov Chekhov]]
* %%* StraightMan: Leon and, to a lesser extent, the Magistrate.
* %%* SurroundedByIdiots: Leon, Gregor
* %%* TeacherStudentRomance: Leon and Sophia
* %%* UpperClassTwit: Count Gregor
* %%* VillainousCrush: Count Gregor for Sophia



* WorldOfHam

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* %%* WorldOfHam


* IncrediblyLamePun


* Lenya Zubritsky - Nikolai's wife and Sophia's mother. Much like her husband, she tends to belittle others but like her daughter she is smarter than the others give her credit for.

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* Lenya Zubritsky - Nikolai's wife and Sophia's mother. Much like her husband, she tends to belittle others but but, like her daughter daughter, she is smarter than the others give her credit for.



* Slovitch - The butcher who even by Kulyenchikov standards is very, very stupid.

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* Slovitch - The butcher who who, even by Kulyenchikov standards standards, is very, very stupid.


''Fools'' is a 1981 comedy play written by NeilSimon. The plot involves a schoolteacher named Leon Tolchinsky arriving in the village of Kulyenchikov (located somewhere in Ukraine) in order to educate the town doctor's daughter. Leon promptly falls in LoveAtFirstSight with the beautiful Sophia. However it turns out that the town has been cursed with stupidity for centuries. The curse makes it impossible for Sophia and the other villagers to leave the town or grasp the concept of love. The only way to break the curse is for Leon to either educate Sophia or for her to marry a man in the village, Count Gregor Yousekevitch. Unfortunately Leon only has 24 hours before he too falls victim to the curse.

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''Fools'' is a 1981 comedy play written by NeilSimon. The plot involves a schoolteacher named Leon Tolchinsky arriving in the village of Kulyenchikov (located somewhere in Ukraine) in order to educate the town doctor's daughter. Leon promptly falls in LoveAtFirstSight with the beautiful Sophia. However However, it turns out that the Kulyenchikov is under a curse. The town has been cursed with stupidity for centuries. The curse also makes it impossible for Sophia and the other villagers to leave the town or grasp the concept of love. The only way to break the curse is for Leon to either educate Sophia or for her to marry a man in the village, another man; Count Gregor Yousekevitch. Unfortunately Unfortunately, Leon only has 24 hours before he too falls victim to the curse.


* FelonyMisdemeanor: What makes everyone fear Count Gregor? He wants to marry a pretty girl and break the curse that's been plaguing them!



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: What makes everyone fear Count Gregor? He wants to marry a pretty girl and break the curse that's been plaguing them!


* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with Mishkin's urgent letter for Leon. Leon plays it off as the exact thing they need to answer their problems. [[spoiler:In actuality the letter has no importance at all, Leon's just lying.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with Mishkin's urgent letter for Leon. Leon plays it off as the exact thing they need to answer their problems. [[spoiler:In actuality the letter has no importance at all, all; Leon's just lying.]]


* Sophia Zubritsky - The beautiful and kind daughter of the town's doctor. Leon falls in love with her. She is the one who can break the curse as she is the descendant of the original Sophia who caused the curse. The curse can only be broken if she is educated or if she marries a Yousekevitch. Sophia is a simple soul but is also much smarter than everyone gives her credit for. She craves knowledge and love and is often just as stubborn as Leon.
* Count Gregor Yousekevitch - The descendant of the family that put the curse of stupidity on Kulyenchikov. He attempts to break the curse by marrying Sophia. He believes himself to be much smarter than the others (and how he actually is). He strikes fear in the hearts of the other villagers, making them tremble.

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* Sophia Zubritsky - The beautiful and kind daughter of the town's doctor. Leon falls in love with her. She is the one who can break the curse as she is the descendant of the original Sophia who caused the curse. The curse can only be broken if she is educated or if she marries a Yousekevitch. Sophia is a simple soul but is also much smarter than everyone gives her credit for. She craves knowledge and love and is often just as stubborn as Leon.
* Count Gregor Yousekevitch - The descendant of the family that put the curse of stupidity on Kulyenchikov. He attempts to break the curse by marrying Sophia. He believes himself to be much smarter than the others (and how and believes himself to be smarter than he actually is). is. He strikes fear in the hearts of the other villagers, making them tremble.[[PhraseCatcher tremble tremble]].



* Lenya Zubritsky - Nikolai's wife and Sophia's mother. Much like her husband she tends to belittle others but like her daughter she is smarter than the others give her credit for.

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* Lenya Zubritsky - Nikolai's wife and Sophia's mother. Much like her husband husband, she tends to belittle others but like her daughter she is smarter than the others give her credit for.



* Slovitch - The butcher who even for Kulyenchikov standards is very, very stupid.

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* Slovitch - The butcher who even for by Kulyenchikov standards is very, very stupid.

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* VillainousCrush: Count Gregor for Sophia


* SmallNameBigEgo: Count Yousekevitch and Yenchna, though it depends on their portrayer more than anything.



* TedBaxter: Count Yousekevitch and Yenchna, though it depends on their portrayer more than anything.

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