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* OdeToFood: "Sugar" is a song that sounds like it's about picking up a prostitute, but halfway through, it turns out to be about buying Twinkies.

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* OdeToFood: "Sugar" is a song that sounds like [[RedHerring it's about picking up a prostitute, prostitute]], but halfway through, it turns out to be about buying Twinkies.

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* OdeToFood: "Sugar" is a song that sounds like it's about picking up a prostitute, but halfway through, it turns out to be about buying Twinkies.


''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[Theatre/{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, Creator/StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

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''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[Theatre/{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, Creator/StephenSondheim, Music/StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.


''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

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''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[{{RENT}} [[Theatre/{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, StephenSondheim, Creator/StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.



* BathOfPoverty The song "No More" has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:
--> ''No more taking a shower in the kitchen''
--> ''While your roommate's eating breakfast''
--> ''And you're getting water on his cornflakes!''

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* BathOfPoverty BathOfPoverty: The song "No More" has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:
--> ''No -->''No more taking a shower in the kitchen''
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kitchen''\\
''While your roommate's eating breakfast''
-->
breakfast''\\
''And you're getting water on his cornflakes!'' cornflakes!''



* ShoutOut: to ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' in "Why".

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''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' in "Why".



** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''- they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody]], but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.

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** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''- ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge'' - they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody]], but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.


* CutSong: "Boho Days".



* ReclusiveArtist: Jon.

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* ReclusiveArtist: Jon.Jon, in-universe.

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->''Fear or love, baby, don't say the answer\\
Actions speak louder than words''
-->-- "Louder Than Words"

''tick, tick... BOOM!'' is a [[TheMusical musical]] with music and lyrics by [[{{RENT}} Jonathan Larson]]. The work was partly autobiographical, although it was not produced until after Larson's death in 1996. The show is also partily a tribute to Larson's idol, StephenSondheim, with its plot driven similarly to ''Company''. One song, "Sunday", is an update of a song of the same name from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''.

The show's main character is Jon, a struggling composer about to celebrate his 30th birthday. His [[BlackBestFriend best friend]] Michael, a successful businessman, encourages Jon to pursue a more stable, better-paying career. Jon's girlfriend Susan, a dancer working as a ballet instructor, is ready to settle down and start a family. In the middle of trying to get his own musical produced, Jon has to decide what he really wants to do with his life.
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* BathOfPoverty The song "No More" has Jon and Michael listing things Michael doesn't have to put up with now that he's no longer poor and has moved into a nicer apartment:
--> ''No more taking a shower in the kitchen''
--> ''While your roommate's eating breakfast''
--> ''And you're getting water on his cornflakes!''
* CutSong: "Boho Days".
* {{Homage}}: The show is a giant one to Stephen Sondheim, mostly obviously in "Sunday".
* IAmSong / IWantSong: "Why", which comes very late in the story.
* IWantSong: "Johnny Can't Decide"
* MostWritersAreWriters: Jonathan Larson wrote a musical about a composer named Jon who's writing a musical.
* ReclusiveArtist: Jon.
* ShoutOut: to ''Theatre/WestSideStory'' and ''Film/MaryPoppins'' in "Why".
** To ''Literature/PeterPan'' and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in "30/90".
** The song "Sunday" is a clear parody of the song of the same title from ''Theatre/SundayInTheParkWithGeorge''- they actually [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong share the same melody]], but Larson turned Sondheim's song upside down.
* ShowWithinAShow: Jon's musical, ''SUPERBIA''.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "I know I'm sick, Jon, and I'm not going to get any better."]]
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