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The master plot: Boy loves Girl; Girl can't pay the {{Landlord}} and seeks advice from Abby; Boy finds a way to pay Girl's rent in time for the finale.

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The master plot: Boy loves Girl; Girl can't pay the {{Landlord}} landlord and seeks advice from Abby; Boy finds a way to pay Girl's rent in time for the finale.



* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In "Corn!", [[{{Landlord}} Jidder]] intends to marry June unless he can collect her rent by 5 o'clock.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In "Corn!", [[{{Landlord}} Jidder]] Jidder intends to marry June unless he can collect her rent by 5 o'clock.



* KillEmAll: The TwistEnding of "A Little Complex" has [[{{Landlord}} Jitter]] embracing the [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney]] inside him and murdering his tenants as revenge for destroying his artworks.

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* KillEmAll: The TwistEnding of "A Little Complex" has [[{{Landlord}} Jitter]] Jitter embracing the [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney]] inside him and murdering his tenants as revenge for destroying his artworks.


-->'''Spoken Stage Direction''': As June drifts off to sleep, [[Film/{{Cinderella}} in her own little corner, in her own little chair]], Dream June appears. Dream Willy appears. Together they dance a highly symbolic ballet. Sort of "Run of [=DeMille=]."

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-->'''Spoken Stage Direction''': As June drifts off to sleep, [[Film/{{Cinderella}} [[Theatre/CinderellaRodgersAndHammerstein in her own little corner, in her own little chair]], Dream June appears. Dream Willy appears. Together they dance a highly symbolic ballet. Sort of "Run of [=DeMille=]."


The plot sours. Neuroses multiply, as do rhymes. Jeune and Billy don't know what art is: Billy has written a hummable melody song, and Jeune has thrown Jitter's artwork in the dumpster with other garbage. Jitter has an epiphany and waits for his revenge.

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The plot sours. Neuroses multiply, as do rhymes. Art isn't easy for Jeune and Billy don't know what art is: Billy: Billy has written a hummable melody song, and Jeune has thrown Jitter's artwork in the dumpster with other garbage. Jitter has an epiphany and waits for his revenge.


# "A Little Complex" (in the style of Creator/StephenSondheim)\\

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# "A Little Complex" (in the style of Creator/StephenSondheim)\\Music/StephenSondheim)\\


The plot sours. Neuroses multiply, as do rhymes. Jeune and Billy don't know what art is: Billy has written a hummable melody song, and Jeune has thrown Jitter's artwork in the dumper with other garbage. Jitter has an epiphany and waits for his revenge.

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The plot sours. Neuroses multiply, as do rhymes. Jeune and Billy don't know what art is: Billy has written a hummable melody song, and Jeune has thrown Jitter's artwork in the dumper dumpster with other garbage. Jitter has an epiphany and waits for his revenge.



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* LGBTFanbase: Invoked in the "Dear Abby" finale:
-->'''Chorus''': We're queer for dear Abby!\\
'''Spoken Stage Direction''': The audience, led by gay men, rises to their feet.


The same four principals appear in the same four roles, only with slightly different names. (Complementing the ensemble are a few "really good actors" who "never appear in the chorus unless it turns out that, well, they have to.")

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The same four principals appear in the same four roles, only with slightly different names. (Complementing the ensemble are a few "really good actors" who "never appear in the chorus unless it turns out that, well, they have to.")
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* CreditsGag: The original production listed the chorus roles played by the four cast members under this apologetic note:
-->Really good actors like the ones listed never appear in the chorus unless it turns out that, well, they have to. And then they do so only grudgingly.


* KillEmAll: The TwistEnding of "A Little Complex" has [[{{Landlord}} Jitter]] embracing the [[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Sweeney]] inside him and murdering his tenants as revenge for destroying his artworks.



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* DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce: Jeune is suffering from a mysterious condition similar to that of Johanna in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' or Cinderella in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'':
-->I have little birds\\
Flying 'round my head\\
Why do the birds fly\\
Around my golden hair?\\
Are they building nests up there\\
With twigs and springs and bits of twine?\\
Who cleans the messes\\
They leave in my tresses?\\
Your guess is as good as mine.

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* SungThroughMusical: Parodied in "Aspects of Junita," where Junita and Bill complain that their relationship is deteriorating because "we never talk anymore," since they have to relate to each other in "this wretched recitative." Subverted when Bill finally speaks: "Junita, we have to talk. Yes, talk!" Up until this point, only the stage directions are spoken.

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* PigLatin:
-->'''Jütter''': Here at the Speakeasy, we speak many different languages. But the favorite is Pig-Latin. To fool the police, Jah? Sprechen zie Eutsche-Day? Parlez-vous Rancais-Fay? Et tu Brute? Ha, ha, ha, ha. That was real Latin!

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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Parodied with the title character of "Dear Abby!":
-->'''Abby''': Don't worry. I'm back! And in a stunning new gown.\\
'''Spoken Stage Direction''': Abby returns after her fortieth and final costume change of the show!

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* DownOnTheFarm: Parodied in "Corn!", whose setting is [[Theatre/SouthPacific "Kansas in August."]] Big Willy sings of being so fond of farming that he's now "in love with a wonderful hoe."
* DreamBallet:
-->'''Spoken Stage Direction''': As June drifts off to sleep, [[Film/{{Cinderella}} in her own little corner, in her own little chair]], Dream June appears. Dream Willy appears. Together they dance a highly symbolic ballet. Sort of "Run of [=DeMille=]."
* GrandStaircaseEntrance: Lampshaded in "Dear Abby":
-->'''Spoken Stage Direction''': Abby appears at the top of a staircase. The audience applauds wildly, even though she hasn't done anything yet.

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* ReferenceOverdosed: The musical, as its title implies, is stuffed with {{Shout Out}}s to famous and not-so-famous musicals by famous authors.

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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: In "Corn!", [[{{Landlord}} Jidder]] intends to marry June unless he can collect her rent by 5 o'clock.
-->'''Big Willy''': Well, you cain't up and marry her jest 'cause she cain't pay her rent!\\
'''Jidder''': Oh, cain't I? It says I can right here in this Lease!\\
'''Big Willy''': That lease'll never hold up in court!\\
'''Jidder''': Yes it will. And don't call me [[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic Liesl]]!
* DoubleEntendre: The leading character of "Corn!" is named Big Willy, which sets up this moment in his ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}''-like soliloquy about having a namesake son:
-->I'll teach him to wrassle and play.\\
Some fellers might think it's silly\\
For a big guy like me to stay home all day\\
Playin' with my own little Willy.

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