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But For Me It Was Tuesday / Theater

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  • Cyrano de Bergerac: Cyrano plays it chillingly fair at Act II Scene IV when he is writing a love letter to Roxane while the poets talk about his battle of one men against one hundred at the Porte de Nesle:
    First poet: We were stayed by the mob; they are crowded all round the Porte de Nesle!...
    Second poet: Eight bleeding brigand carcasses strew the pavements there—all slit open
    with sword-gashes!
    Cyrano (raising his head a minute): Eight?...hold, methought seven.
    (He goes on writing.)
  • Schmucks: Lenny Bruce eventually figures out that he slept with waitress Mary Lenahan and assumes she's been cold-shouldering him for that reason. Turns out that she was a prostitute and didn't even remember the incident.
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Judge Turpin, who had Sweeney Todd convicted on false charges and then raped his wife and became his infant daughter's guardian, doesn't recognize him for most of the musical, until Todd comments "But then, perhaps the face of a barber — the face of a prisoner in the dock — is not particularly memorable."
  • In Hamilton, Aaron Burr demands that Alexander Hamilton apologize for remarks recently made against him; Hamilton responds that Burr needs to be more specific, because he's talked a lot of shit about Burr over the years.
  • Tally Hall: Rob Cantor narrates a 3 minute performance about a crazed cannibal with quite a busy schedule in "Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf." He has this line in the epic duel towards the end:
    Legendary fight with Shia Labeouf
    Normal Tuesday night for Shia Labeouf