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  • The acting troupe is a Badass Bystander group. They're obviously talented, given how they have to carry the show. In both movie versions the audience is hostile, with Max explicitly saying a mob will ensue, but The Show Must Go On. They stay in character even as the audience walks out, and when Hitler's actor saves the show.
  • Pulling off the "swastika dancing" scene on-stage. One of the best moments in "Springtime for Hitler" is the above shot where you see the dancers in a swastika formation. They simulated this on-stage using a large mirror and mannequins on dollies... and it worked.

The original movie

  • The scene where Leo decides to join Max Bialystock in front of the fountain at Lincoln Center.
  • Someone off-stage knocking out Liebland when he tries to hijack the stage and announce that it's gone beyond his intent.

The musical

  • Leo finally grows a spine and says one of the best lines in the musical. "And you're right, Mr. Marks! You are a CPA! A certified public ASSHOLE!" Followed shortly by the accountants cheering, "Hooray!"
  • The counterpoint duet sung in the taxi between Leo and Max.
  • "Stop the world, I wanna get on!"
  • In the film, Nathan Lane keeps singing while he plays the piano, grabs a flower for his lapel, throws his hat in the air, opens a door, and catches it without looking up, all in one take.
  • Uma Thurman is an actress not normally known for her musical talent, She not only holds her own against two Broadway veterans, but blows them both out of the water during "When You've Got it, Flaunt It."
    • Even more impressive as years later she revealed that she'd just recently suffered permanent damage to her neck and knees during a car stunt in Kill Bill.
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  • The bum in the bar belting it out in a deleted scene. And said bum was played by Ernie Sabella.
  • "You've made a fool of Hitler!" "Well, he didn't need our help."
  • In an extension of The Show Must Go On, the acting troupe goes along with Roger De Bris's version of Hitler as he switches the intent from Sincerity Mode to Crosses the Line Twice with his performance.
  • The deleted "Challenge Tap" where "Hitler" is challenged to a dance-off by the main world leaders: Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt. Roger has to tap dance around all the three actors and show off his chops.




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