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* ChekhovsSkill: Mickey is introduced singing along with a record of an opera aria. François [=LaPloufe=] is the famous "singing chef". [[spoiler:When [=LaPloufe=] is a no-show, they instead bill Mickey as the "singing chef" that they've been advertising]].


Has nothing to do with the ''other'' [[Series/TooManyCooks Too Many Cooks]].

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Has nothing to do with the ''other'' [[Series/TooManyCooks Too Many Cooks]].
short film ''Film/TooManyCooks''.


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* StopOrIShootMyself: [[spoiler:Ultimately used by Irving to get the gangsters to give up on shooting him, Frank, and Honey]].

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* StopOrIShootMyself: [[spoiler:Ultimately used by Irving to get the gangsters to give up on shooting him, Frank, and Honey]].Honey]].
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Has nothing to do with the ''other'' [[Series/TooManyCooks Too Many Cooks]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: When it's revealed that François [=LaPloufe=] is sought by immigration because he's a filthy Bolshevik who's tried to start unions in the past, the two gangsters spit in disgust.


* OfCorpseHesAlive: Done by the two gangsters with [[spoiler:Mickey's seeming]] corpse when Olivia Snook finds them coming out of the closet.



--> '''Multiple characters''' in regards to the case, including Mickey: ''"Those things will kill you..."''

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--> '''Multiple characters''' in regards to the case, including Mickey: [[spoiler:Mickey]]: ''"Those things will kill you..."''


* PocketProtector: [[spoiler:Mikey]] is saved when he is shot in the heart by a cigarette case in his breast pocket.

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* PocketProtector: [[spoiler:Mikey]] [[spoiler:Mickey]] is saved when he is shot in by the heart by a cigarette case in his breast pocket.pocket.
--> '''Multiple characters''' in regards to the case, including Mickey: ''"Those things will kill you..."''


* Corpsing: At the end of the first act, the dead Mickey gets up and walks off stage before the lights go down. [[spoiler:It's because he's not actually dead]].

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* Corpsing: {{Corpsing}}: At the end of the first act, the dead Mickey [[spoiler:Mickey]] gets up and walks off stage before the lights go down. [[spoiler:It's because he's not actually dead]].



* PocketProtector: Mickey is saved by the cigarette case in his breast pocket.
--> '''Multiple characters''' in regards to the case, including Mickey: '''Those things will kill you...'''


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* PocketProtector: [[spoiler:Mikey]] is saved when he is shot in the heart by a cigarette case in his breast pocket.

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* PocketProtector: Mickey is saved by the cigarette case in his breast pocket.
--> '''Multiple characters''' in regards to the case, including Mickey: '''Those things will kill you...'''


A farce by Douglas E. Hughes and Marcia Kash, ''Too Many Cooks'' is set in 1932 at "Chateau Bubbalowe", a restaurant opening in Niagara Falls, Canada. Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter, Honey, have put all of their savings into this restaurant, including hiring the famous singing chef, François LaPloufe for their opening night. Except François never shows up. And it turns out that a local supplier, Mickey, had double-crossed Alfonse Feghetti, a Chicago mobster, and is using Chateau Bubbalowe to store his stolen shipment of whiskey. Add in a replacement chef with too many accents, an overzealous Mountie, and an immigrations investigator, and it's becomes clear that this is a recipe for trouble.

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A farce by Douglas E. Hughes and Marcia Kash, ''Too Many Cooks'' is set in 1932 at "Chateau Bubbalowe", a restaurant opening in Niagara Falls, Canada. Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter, Honey, have put all of their savings into this restaurant, including hiring the famous singing chef, François LaPloufe [=LaPloufe=] for their opening night. Except François never shows up. And it turns out that a local supplier, Mickey, had double-crossed Alfonse Feghetti, a Chicago mobster, and is using Chateau Bubbalowe to store his stolen shipment of whiskey. Add in a replacement chef with too many accents, an overzealous Mountie, and an immigrations investigator, and it's becomes clear that this is a recipe for trouble.

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A farce by Douglas E. Hughes and Marcia Kash, ''Too Many Cooks'' is set in 1932 at "Chateau Bubbalowe", a restaurant opening in Niagara Falls, Canada. Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter, Honey, have put all of their savings into this restaurant, including hiring the famous singing chef, François LaPloufe for their opening night. Except François never shows up. And it turns out that a local supplier, Mickey, had double-crossed Alfonse Feghetti, a Chicago mobster, and is using Chateau Bubbalowe to store his stolen shipment of whiskey. Add in a replacement chef with too many accents, an overzealous Mountie, and an immigrations investigator, and it's becomes clear that this is a recipe for trouble.

This show exhibits the following tropes:
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* AshFace: The oven blows up partway through the show. Irving uses this to claim that Honey is actually, "Fatima", a Sufi Muslim from... Saskatchewan.
* ClothingDamage: While drunk, Effing rips Snook's dress off.
* Corpsing: At the end of the first act, the dead Mickey gets up and walks off stage before the lights go down. [[spoiler:It's because he's not actually dead]].
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Played with. Alfonse is definitely on the top of his world, but he's also lonely, having put all of his efforts into work.
* EasyAmnesia: Largely averted. [[spoiler:Mickey]] suffers from amnesia throughout the second act. Not only can't he [[IdentityAmnesia remember who he is]], but he's repeatedly told his name and to go to Niagara Falls to hide and each time, he's surprised and responds, "[[RunningJoke Huh... I always wanted to go there]]."
* TheGreatDepression: One of the reasons Irving feels his restaurant has a chance is that so many places have closed up over the Crash.
* StopOrIShootMyself: [[spoiler:Ultimately used by Irving to get the gangsters to give up on shooting him, Frank, and Honey]].

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