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** Joe's death at the end becomes this after the death of the beloved Andy Griffith.


* EsotericHappyEnding[=/=]FunnyAneurysmMoment: The very end becomes this with the knowledge of Adrienne Shelly's death, as explained below.

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* EsotericHappyEnding[=/=]FunnyAneurysmMoment: The very end becomes this with the knowledge of Adrienne Shelly's Creator/AdrienneShelly's death, as explained below.


* ValuesDissonance: In 2006 when the movie comes out, Jenna never even entertains the option of aborting the baby, though she does mention potentially selling it. She just thinks how she doesn't want it, and Dr. Pomatter doesn't give her other options. When the musical came out ten years later, this is updated where Dr. Pomatter tells her that if she wants to have an abortion then he'll honor her wishes. Jenna declines, which works as {{Foreshadowing}} for how [[spoiler:Lulu's birth gives her the courage to divorce Earl]].
** Dawn ends up marrying Ogie, the guy she had a horrible date with and then he proceeded to camp out at her job, ignore her pleas for him to leave her alone and starts making a scene when she tells him flat-out she's not interested. Jenna is the only person who objects to the wedding when Dawn announces it. In 2006 this may not have seemed such a big deal, but in the present day topics such as stalking, lack of consent and emotional blackmail have become more prevalent and it can be sort of uncomfortable that Dawn pretty much just settles for her StalkerWithACrush (even if he does turn out to be a nice guy) because she believes she's too socially awkward to do any better.

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** Dawn ends up marrying Ogie, the guy she had a horrible date with and then he proceeded to camp out at her job, ignore her pleas for him to leave her alone and starts making a scene when she tells him flat-out she's not interested. Jenna is the only person who objects to the wedding when Dawn announces it. In 2006 this may not have seemed such a big deal, but in the present day topics such as stalking, lack of consent and emotional blackmail have become more prevalent and it can be sort of uncomfortable that Dawn pretty much just settles for her StalkerWithACrush (even if he does turn out to be a nice guy) because she believes she's too socially awkward to do any better.


* MoralEventHorizon: Earl slapping Jenna across the face takes an already irredeemable character and makes him beyond irredeemable. Audiences gasped at the moment when the film played in theaters.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Earl slapping Jenna across the face takes an already irredeemable character and makes him beyond irredeemable. Audiences gasped at the this moment when the film played in theaters.


* MoralEventHorizon: Earl slapping Jenna across the face takes an already irredeemable character and made him even more irredeemable. Audiences gasped at the moment when the film played in theaters.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Earl slapping Jenna across the face takes an already irredeemable character and made makes him even more beyond irredeemable. Audiences gasped at the moment when the film played in theaters.

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*MoralEventHorizon: Earl slapping Jenna across the face takes an already irredeemable character and made him even more irredeemable. Audiences gasped at the moment when the film played in theaters.


* HarsherInHindsight: Joe's death at the end becomes this after the death of the beloved Andy Griffith.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Joe's death at the end becomes this after the death of the beloved Andy Griffith.



** Also, Jenna's usual OBGYN is named Dr. Muller, which is the same last name of actress, Creator/JessieMuller who originated the role of Jenna on Broadway.

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** Also, Jenna's usual OBGYN is named Dr. Muller, which is the same last name of actress, Creator/JessieMuller Creator/JessieMueller who originated the role of Jenna on Broadway.



*** Or [[{{Series/Firefly}} Captain Tightpants]] and [[Series/{{Felicity}} Felicity]].
* [[Series/SixFeetUnder Billy Chenowith]] plays her husband.

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*** Or [[{{Series/Firefly}} Captain Tightpants]] and [[Series/{{Felicity}} Felicity]].
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Series/{{Felicity}}.
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[[Series/SixFeetUnder Billy Chenowith]] plays her Jenna's husband.

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** Five years after the death of Adrienne Shelly, who also played Dawn, her Japanese dub voice actress Creator/YukoMizutani also passed.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ogie, along with his {{Adorkable}} poems. The musical only amplified this.


* UnfortunateImplications: Ogie pretty much stalks Dawn to where she works, refuses to listen when she tells him to leave her alone and tells her he intends to "wear her down" until she agrees to go out with him, even after she's made it clear she's not interested. What's worse is they actually get married later and the only person who voices any objections to this is Jenna. In the musical, it's heavily implied she's turning him down because she's afraid of the vulnerability a real relationship requires, not because she doesn't like him, but that doesn't change the fact that he repeatedly ignores her clearly stated wishes and obvious discomfort. "I love you means you're never ever getting rid of me" is played for laughs, but it's actually pretty creepy, especially because by the point he sings that line they've been on ''one'' date. Not to mention the fact that Dawn pretty much outright admits to Jenna that she's only dating Ogie because no other man wants her so she'll take what she can get - apparently even if that guy is a total stalker.


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Using [[Music/{{Cake}} "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"]] over Jim and Jenna's hilarious sexcapades.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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Using [[Music/{{Cake}} "Short Skirt, Long Jacket"]] over Jim and Jenna's hilarious sexcapades.


* TearJerker:
** Damn near every scene involving Jenna having to take crap from her low life husband, especially when he humiliates her at Dawn's wedding.
** From the RealLife background: The director, Adrienne Shelly, who also plays fellow waitress Dawn, was murdered by a teenaged construction worker in her house, shortly after the post-production was completed. Such a brilliant film from such a brilliant woman is dampened when one remembers what happened to her.
*** It doesn't help when you realize that little girl playing Lulu is Adrienne's real life daughter.
** Joe's death.
** In an early scene, Earl tells Jenna she's "no Sara Lee" (a brand of ''box mix'') because she dared to be proud of her pies for five seconds. When Joe suggests she enter the pie contest, she says she won't because "I'm no Sara Lee". She can't even get away from Earl inside her own head.

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** Dawn's fear that her blind date might be a serial killer may serve as this after Adrienne Shelly's real-life murder.

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