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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: In the book, [[spoiler: Hasler was never embezzling; the raise had genuinely not been granted. They get the raise when Hasler's immediate superior comes back from vacation, sees Sleep Tite is about to lose a huge contract because the slowdown has impacted production so badly, and orders the raise implemented. Sid can tell Hasler will retaliate against him for siding with the workers, and quits, going back to Chicago with Babe.]]


* {{Bowdlerization}}: In the film version, some of the raunchier lyrics of "I'll Never Be Jealous Again" were changed.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: In the film version, some of the raunchier lyrics of "I'll Never Be Jealous Again" were changed. The more sexually implicit lines from "Once a Year Day" were also changed.


Workers at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory are demanding a seven-and-a-half cent salary increase. Caught in the middle of this labor/management dispute are Katherine "Babe" Williams and Sid Sorokin, StarCrossedLovers stuck on opposite sides of the conflict. Can their relationship survive the negotiations?

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Workers The plot: workers at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory are demanding a seven-and-a-half cent salary increase. Caught in the middle of this labor/management dispute are Katherine "Babe" Williams and Sid Sorokin, StarCrossedLovers stuck on opposite sides of the conflict. Can their relationship survive the negotiations?


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''The Pajama Game'' is a Broadway Musical scored by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler and based on the novel ''7½ Cents'', by Richard Bissell. Workers at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory are demanding a seven-and-a-half cent salary increase. Caught in the middle of this labor/management dispute are Katherine "Babe" Williams and Sid Sorokin, StarCrossedLovers stuck on opposite sides of the conflict. Can their relationship survive the negotiations?

The original production ran from 1954-1956, winning three Tony Awards[[note]]Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carol Haney), and Best Choreographer (Bob Fosse)[[/note]] and there have been two revivals since: one in 1973, and another in 2006 (which won another two Tony Awards[[note]]Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography[[/note]] and was nominated for an additional seven). A film adaptation was released in 1957, starring all of the original Broadway cast except for Janis Paige (Babe), who was replaced by Creator/DorisDay.

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''The Pajama Game'' is a Broadway Musical {{musical}} scored by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler and Adler, based on the novel ''7½ Cents'', by Richard Bissell. Bissell.

Workers at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory are demanding a seven-and-a-half cent salary increase. Caught in the middle of this labor/management dispute are Katherine "Babe" Williams and Sid Sorokin, StarCrossedLovers stuck on opposite sides of the conflict. Can their relationship survive the negotiations?

The original production ran from 1954-1956, winning three Tony Awards[[note]]Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carol Haney), and Best Choreographer (Bob Fosse)[[/note]] Fosse)[[/note]], and there have been two revivals since: one in 1973, and another in 2006 (which won another two Tony Awards[[note]]Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography[[/note]] and was nominated for an additional seven). A film adaptation was released in 1957, starring all of the original Broadway cast except for Janis Paige (Babe), who was replaced by Creator/DorisDay.
Creator/DorisDay. Both the film and original stage productions featured choreography by Creator/BobFosse.


* FatGirl: Mabel. [[AllThereInTheScript It says so in the script.]]

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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Without a doubt, Prez. The song "Her Is" is chock-full of DelusionsOfEloquence and not double, but TRIPLE negatives. Eesh.


The original production ran from 1954-1956, winning three Tony Awards[[note]]Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carol Haney), and Best Choreographer (Bob Fosse)[[/note]] and there have been two revivals since: one in 1973, and another in 2006 (which won another two Tony Awards[[note]]Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography[[/note]] and was nominated for an additional seven). A film adaptation was released in 1957, starring all of the original Broadway cast except for Janis Paige (Babe), who was replaced by Doris Day.

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The original production ran from 1954-1956, winning three Tony Awards[[note]]Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carol Haney), and Best Choreographer (Bob Fosse)[[/note]] and there have been two revivals since: one in 1973, and another in 2006 (which won another two Tony Awards[[note]]Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography[[/note]] and was nominated for an additional seven). A film adaptation was released in 1957, starring all of the original Broadway cast except for Janis Paige (Babe), who was replaced by Doris Day.
Creator/DorisDay.


* IrrelevantActOpener: "Steam Heat. It's supposedly entertainment at the union meeting, but it's really got nothing to do with the plot.

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* IrrelevantActOpener: "Steam Heat. " It's supposedly entertainment at the union meeting, but it's really got nothing to do with the plot.


* AbhorrentAdmirer: Prez to Gladys and Brenda, then [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Mae to Prez]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: See above and below; Prez persistently hits on every woman he sees, whether or not they're interested. Then he flirts with Mae, and she's ''too'' interested.



* ClockKing: Hines takes pride in his obsession with the clock, even singing a musical number called "Think of the Time I Save" about the corners he cuts for the sake of efficiency (including sleeping in all his clothes and eating alll the parts of his breakfast mixed together).

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* ChekhovsGun: In one of his first scenes, Hassler shouts at Gladys for leaving his (securely locked!) ledger alone for five seconds so she could use the bathroom. The ledger becomes very important in the second act.
* ClockKing: Hines takes pride in his obsession with the clock, even singing a musical number called "Think of the Time I Save" about the corners he cuts for the sake of efficiency (including sleeping in all his clothes and eating alll all the parts of his breakfast mixed together).



* HatesSmallTalk: "Small talk"

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* HatesSmallTalk: "Small talk"Talk" is a song about Sid doesn't want to talk small talk, he wants to make out with Babe.



* IrrelevantActOpener: "Steam Heat"

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* IrrelevantActOpener: "Steam Heat"Heat. It's supposedly entertainment at the union meeting, but it's really got nothing to do with the plot.



* KarmaHoudini: In the end, it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Board of Directors has ''already'' granted the raise, and Hassler lied about it so he could keep the extra money for himself.]] His punishment? He has to stop doing it. That's all.



* ShipperOnDeck: The other girls in the factory are shipping Babe and Sid. Babe sings "I'm Not At All In Love" to rebut them, but they end up together anyway.

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* ShipperOnDeck: The other girls in the factory are shipping Babe and Sid. Babe sings "I'm Not At All In Love" to rebut rebutt them, but they end up together anyway.

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In "I'll Never Be Jealous Again," the first two scenarios are that Gladys shows up with mussed shirt and stockings (smeared lipstick, in the film), and that Hines goes to visit her and is confronted with an open window and a pile of men's clothing. To both of these, Hines responds, "I would trust her." In the last scenario, he sees her hugging a sailor who she says is her cousin from overseas...
--> '''Hines''': HER COUSIN FROM OVERSEAS! DO YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE...


->''The Pajama Game is the game I'm in,\\

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->''The ->''"The Pajama Game is the game I'm in,\\



Nothing's quite the same as The Pajama Game!''

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Nothing's quite the same as The Pajama Game!''
Game!"''


* BlatantLies: Prez's song "Her Is" is full of these. He sings to Gladys that he wouldn't flirt with anyone else like this and that the compliments he's giving her aren't just pickup lines...and after she rejects him, he sings ''the exact same thing'' to Mae (except Mae is into it). The choreography for the reprise is also exactly the same.



* ClockKing: Hines takes pride in his obsession with the clock, even singing a musical number called "Think of the Time I Save" about the corners he cuts for the sake of efficiency.

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* ClockKing: Hines takes pride in his obsession with the clock, even singing a musical number called "Think of the Time I Save" about the corners he cuts for the sake of efficiency.efficiency (including sleeping in all his clothes and eating alll the parts of his breakfast mixed together).


''The Pajama Game'' is a Broadway Musical scored by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler and based on the novel ''7½ Cents'', by Richard Bissell. Workers at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory are demanding a seven-and-a-half cent salary increase. Caught in the middle of this labor/management dispute are Sid Sorokin and Katherine "Babe" Williams, StarCrossedLovers stuck on opposite sides of the conflict. Can their relationship survive the negotiations?

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''The Pajama Game'' is a Broadway Musical scored by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler and based on the novel ''7½ Cents'', by Richard Bissell. Workers at the Sleep-Tite pajama factory are demanding a seven-and-a-half cent salary increase. Caught in the middle of this labor/management dispute are Sid Sorokin and Katherine "Babe" Williams, Williams and Sid Sorokin, StarCrossedLovers stuck on opposite sides of the conflict. Can their relationship survive the negotiations?


The original production ran from 1954-1956, winning three Tony Awards[[hottip:*:Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carol Haney), and Best Choreographer (Bob Fosse)]] and there have been two revivals since: one in 1973, and another in 2006 (which won another two Tony Awards[[hottip:*:Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography]] and was nominated for an additional seven). A film adaptation was released in 1957, starring all of the original Broadway cast except for Janis Paige (Babe), who was replaced by Doris Day.

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The original production ran from 1954-1956, winning three Tony Awards[[hottip:*:Best Awards[[note]]Best Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Carol Haney), and Best Choreographer (Bob Fosse)]] Fosse)[[/note]] and there have been two revivals since: one in 1973, and another in 2006 (which won another two Tony Awards[[hottip:*:Best Awards[[note]]Best Revival of a Musical and Best Choreography]] Choreography[[/note]] and was nominated for an additional seven). A film adaptation was released in 1957, starring all of the original Broadway cast except for Janis Paige (Babe), who was replaced by Doris Day.

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