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- As serious as the context is, Reynolds' letter (especially the Curse Cut Short). Followed by rhyming "cuckold" with "unbuckled".
Reynolds: Uh-oh! You made the wrong sucka a cuckold,
so time to pay the piper for the pants you unbuckled!
- Alexander's decision to sleep with Maria Reynolds in "Say No to This", takes a funny turn near the end, with the chorus shouting "NO!" while Hamilton is saying "YES!". It's almost as if they're admonishing him for his poor decision making, and he is blatantly ignoring them.
- During Hamilton and Jefferson's second Cabinet Battle, the former sarcastically suggests asking King Louis XVI's severed head if America should honor its treaty with France.
Hamilton: Should we honor our treaty, King Louis's head?
(holding his hair to mimic holding up a decapitated head) "Uh, do whatever you want, I'm super dead!"
- There's also this gem from the beginning of the song.
Jefferson: When we were on death's door, when we were needy,
we made a promise, we signed a treaty.
We needed money and guns and half a chance.
Who provided those funds? (hands Madison the mic)
Madison: (mumbles sheepishly) ...France.
- Which parallels an similarly amusing exchange in "What'd I Miss" (reportedly a Throw It In! from Daveed Diggs):
: I have been fighting for the South alone—where have you been? Jefferson
: Uh, France
- All of King George III's songs are bouncy Britpop numbers in which he plays bitter Yandere ex-boyfriend to the American colonies. "Awesome! Wow!"
- His hilarious laugh during I Know Him.
- Him trying to wrap his head around the idea that officials like Washington in position of power can step down and be replaced.
- Becomes a Genius Bonus when you consider that historically, his worsening mental instability led to him being stripped of what authority he had, leaving his son to take over as Prince Regent.
- His actual view on this was even more striking: "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world"
- He petulantly stomps his foot at the line "I'm so blue," and storms out when they didn't play the final beat of What Comes Next?.
- In the live show, when he stomps the light bathing him changed from red to blue.
- The Chicago show has him let out a girly scream and storm out at the end of the song.
- His final thoughts on Washington stepping down, reflecting the thoughts of many Americans at the time.
King George III: (incredulous) President John Adams...? Good luck!
- And then he gets a chair and watches as The Adams Administration goes down in flames.
King George III: They will tear each other into pieces. Jesus Christ, this will be fun!
- He prances across stage during "The Reynolds Pamphlet" throwing copies of it in air.
- He comes up with a clever pun on "subject," but then ruins it by ending three more lines with the word with the exact same meaning as the second.
- In the live show, his use of air quotes when referring to the United States as a country.
King George III: Are they going to keep on replacing whoever's in charge? If so, who's next? There's nobody else in their "country" who looms quite as large.
- Another gem from seeing it live: when a random ensemble member playing a messenger steps forward to tell him John Adams will be the next president, they whisper in his ear, only for George to do a Double Take and say, "What?!" The messenger confirms it, and then, both George and the messenger both grin at the audience, clearly thinking, "Oh, this is gonna be good." Then George rudely shoos the messenger off so he can sing.
- When Burr starts singing "The Adams Administration" he catches sight of George dancing about in his seat and is clearly weirded out, sometimes looking at the audience with a 'you're seeing this too, right?' gesture.
- After Scatting a few times in his first number, he states "Everybody," and scats again, the audience signing along. Usually, this "Everybody" would be loud and full of energy, rousing the audience to join in. But here its soft, short, and declarative. The King commands you to engage in his sing-along.
- Hamilton's response to John Adams, including a Shout-Out to the opening number of fellow Founding Fathers musical 1776.
- To add to the hilarity, there's a sound of a dropping bomb during Hamilton's response!
- A video posted on Twitter by Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals that behind that bleep, he's actually saying "fuckstick", which is somehow so much funnier.
- Jefferson's celebrating right beforehand, until he finds out Adams called Hamilton a creole bastard when he fired him. His response to the news implies he realises the shit storm that Adams has just called down on himself.
- Alexander and Phillip, on why duels take place in the next state over: "Everything is legal in New Jersey."
- The tone in which both parties state this sounds very similar to most New Yorkers describing anything involving Jersey today.
- In "Non-Stop", George Washington approaches Hamilton about running the treasury. He clearly has a big speech planned to convince him — and he has him convinced before he even says a word. Hamilton has to interrupt him twice for Washington to get that no, really, Hamilton does not need convincing.
- Also from Non-Stop, when Hamilton goes to Burr to pitch the idea of the Federalist Papers, he says "I know I talk too much, I'm abrasive"- almost like John Adams calling himself obnoxious and disliked in 1776.
- Hamilton's severely nerdy (and gleeful) aside during "Non Stop":
Burr: Hamilton, at the Constitutional Convention—
Hamilton: I was chosen for the Constitutional Convention!
- "Bright young man." "Yo, who the F is this?!"
- Non-Stop keeps the jokes about Hamilton's unstoppable motor-mouth coming with the Levi Weeks trial.
Burr Hamilton, sit down!
Our client Levi Weeks is innocent. Call your first witness.
That's all you had to say!
Hamilton Okay! ...One more thing!
- Also, Burr's hilariously deadpan response to a rare compliment from Hamilton:
Hamilton: Burr, you're a better lawyer than me.
- And then, his equally deadpan reply to finding out what, exactly, Hamilton wants.
Hamilton: My client needs a strong defense, you're the solution.
Burr: Who's your client?
Hamilton: ...The new U.S. Constitution?
- Hamilton's second line above is equally hilarious - one can almost picture him giving a sheepish smile.
- In "Cabinet Battle #1", Jefferson's over-the-top mocking "Aha-ha-ha-ha" after he and Madison point out that Hamilton failed to get the votes for his debt plan.
- "And they say I'm a Francophile — at least they know I know where France is!"
- A large portion of "The Election of 1800" amusingly skewers the election process and voters' rationales for liking/not liking a certain candidate.
"[Burr] seems approachable—"
"Like you could grab a beer with him!"
- A little Reality Ensues nod to the lack of universal suffrage and the fact that Burr's apparent popularity with the women in the chorus is unlikely to transfer directly into a growth in his constituency:
"It's 1800 — ladies, tell your husbands, vote for Burr!"
- "Can we get back to politics?" "...Please?"
- The Mood Whiplash is further emphasized by Madison visibly pulling himself together for the first several lines.
- The beginning of "One Last Time", after Hamilton is called into Washington's office.
Washington: I wanna give you a word of warning.
Hamilton: Sir, I don't know what you've heard but whatever it is, Jefferson started it.
- Also, doubling as a Tear Jerker, Hamilton starts to laugh when he hears that Jefferson wants to run for President because there's no way Jefferson will beat Washington. Then Washington announces his retirement, leaving Hamilton to respond, "I'm sorry, what?".
- The workshop version of the song, "One Last Ride", has one particular glorious line:
Hamilton: PAY YOUR FUCKING TAXES!
- Hamilton is so over the top in that song, it's hard to keep a straight face during the song. Even George Washington himself sounds as if he's having trouble doing that.
- "I'm a general! WHEEE!" Followed by Hamilton's snarky Understatement: "Yeah. He's not the choice I would have gone with."
- Angelica and Eliza on the topic of Alexander and Eliza's marriage:
Eliza: Laughing at my sister, cause she wants to form a harem
Angelica: I'm just sayin', if you really loved me, you would share him!
Eliza: (snatches Alexander's letter away triumphantly with an "in your dreams" expression) Ha!
- And believe it or not, this is based on a real line in one of Angelica's letters to Eliza (though it's generally considered to have just been a joke).
- Considering it leads to Hamilton and Burr's famous Duel to the Death, "Your Obedient Servant" is surprisingly funny. Special mention to Hamilton revealing that he's kept an itemized list of every disagreement they've ever had and Burr's reactionnote .
Hamilton: Even if I said what you think I said, you would have to cite a more specific grievance
Here's an itemized list of thirty years of disagreements.
Burr: Sweet Jesus.
- Even better, the whole song has been staged with the background dancers ferrying the single page letters back and forth between Burr and Hamilton. When he tells Burr about his itemized list they very formally line up and deliver a page of the letter...then another...then another...then another until Burr has the whole, no doubt very detailed list of disagreements. Sweet Jesus is right.
- In the live staging, the last letter is brought by a female chorus member en pointe (as much as you can in knee high boots) and flapping the letters like she's in Swan Lake.
- Even better, the whole song jumps between terrifying seriousness and the upbeat tune as they singsong their traditionally polite signatures, giving the whole thing a rather passive-aggressive tone. For the sake of the beat, Hamilton's last name is shortened to "A.Ham".
- Upon finding out Burr has a girlfriend, Hamilton and his friends urge Burr to bring her to meet them. But there are some complications.
Burr: She's married.
Hamilton: I see.
Burr: She's married to a British officer.
Hamilton: ...Oh, shit.
- This bit in "Take a Break", when Eliza is trying to persuade Alexander to take some time off.
- There's also nine-year-old Phillip's adorable poem/rap for his father, made even better by Eliza beatboxing in the background.
: My name is Philip, I am a poet. I wrote this poem just to show it. And I just turned nine, you can write rhymes, but you cant write mine. (Alexander: What!) I practice French and play piano with my mother. (Uh-huh!) I have a sister but I want a little brother. (Okay!) My daddy is trying to start America's bank! Un, deux, trois, quatre, CIIIIIINQ
- The stage direction: [Eliza beatboxes maternally].
- Alexander and his best friends (Laurens, Mulligan, and Lafayette) during "The Story of Tonight (Reprise)" are hilarious - drunk off their faces at Alexander's wedding, the guys ribbing Alexander and dancing.
Laurens: Cause if the tomcat can get married... there's hope for our ass after all!
- Also, Lafayette drawling "you are ze woooorst, Burr," in his thick accent.
- Ever since the "Hamilfilm but it's just chaos" videos, fans have taken notice of an ensemble member in the back, who takes his jacket off, throws it on the staircase, and then takes a nap while lying on the stairs. Better yet, when the guys exit, Mulligan hits him on the head and wakes him up on his way out.
- The big, burly, foul-mouthed Hercules Mulligan being the flower boy at Alexander's wedding. He's even tearing up while he's scattering petals!
- Peggy walks down the aisle on Lafayette's arm. When they reach the altar he leans over and whispers something in her ear that causes her to gasp and widen her eyes in shock before smiling at him.
- Phillip Hamilton is unbelievably smooth even when planning to challenge someone to a duel in "Blow Us All Away", audibly impressing Those Two Girls listed in the libretto as Martha and Dolly. Dolly's response in particular is hilarious.
Well, I'll go visit his box! Dolly: God, you're a fox! Phillip:
And yall look pretty good in ya' frocks;
How bout when I get back, we all strip down to our socks? (Dolly wails)
- "The Reynolds Pamphlet" features a truck-load of dark humor:
- Even if you feel bad for Hamilton, you still have to laugh a little bit when Jefferson "makes it rain" with pamphlets like dollar bills in a rap video while dancing all around Hamilton — he even hands one to the conductor!note
- The ensemble is joined by King George III, for some reason, who glides down the stairs while fanning himself with a pamphlet, does an absolutely ridiculous dance, walks over to Hamilton in a way that can only be described as "sassy", throws his pamphlet in the air with a huge grin on his face, and then just walks away. It caps off with a vocal Funny Background Event: he pronounces "pamphlet" as "pam-phleet"!
- There's something oddly funny about Madison maintaining his formal demeanor throughout the entire number, even as the rest of the ensemble descends into chaos and he himself casually tosses pamphlets into the air.
- The ensemble itself has an absolute blast during this numbernote :
- One guy in the back starts prancing around while flapping his arms like wings. Later on (just after King George's dance), the same guy mimes dropping his pants and then pulling them back up.
- In the overhead shot (while King George is walking towards Hamilton), you can see one of the papers fall onto an ensemble member'snote face while he does... something.
- In the same overhead shot, two of the guys do a chest bump in the air.
- Three of the ensemble men decide to pelvic thrust into the air, the floor, and the stairs, in that order.
- A womannote straight up falls to the floor about four feet away from the conductor and starts spasming like she's having an orgasm.
- Burr and Jefferson don't get off lightly either, both of them seemingly having the time of their life dancing around their ruined adversary. It's very hilarious to pay attention to Burr and watch his formal facade slowly crack until he goes just as crazy as everyone else around him.
- All while Hamilton just stands there with the biggest, most annoyed frown on his face.
- "EVERYONE ATTACK!" "RETREAT!" "...ATTACK!" "RETREAT!"
- "What are you DOING, Lee?! Get back on your feet!" "But there's so many a' them!" "I'm sorry, is this not your speed?! Hamilton! (Ready, sir!) Have Lafayette take the lead!"
- This bit from Lee and Laurens' duel, after Laurens shoots Lee.
Lee, do you yield? Burr: (exasperated)
You shot him in the side! YES
, HE YIELDS! Laurens:
I'm satisfied! Burr:
Yo, we gotta clear the field! Hamilton:
Yo, we won! Ensemble: (as Washington enters) HERE COMES THE GENERAL! Burr: This should be fun
- While Jefferson's Armor-Piercing Question in "Cabinet Battle #2" is played for drama, it's hard not to find a bit of meta-humor in Jefferson (Daveed Diggs) asking Hamilton if he's forgotten Lafayette (also Daveed Diggs).
- In a black comedy moment during the sad "Hurricane", the company - and Burr - singing "wait for it wait for it" after Hamilton says he can't seem to die.
- Hamilton calling Jefferson delusional for rejecting his debt plan.
Thomas, that was real nice declaration
Welcome to the present, we're running a real nation
Would you like to join us? Or stay mellow
Doing whatever the hell it is you do in Mont-i-cell-o?
- Hamilton then does a spinning dance to go with that accusation. Even Jefferson smiles and applauds, nodding at the audacity.
- Combined with his accusation that Jefferson was "getting high with the French" during the war, it gives the mental image of Thomas Jefferson sitting in his fancy mansion smoking weed.
- Becomes Genius Bonus when you know Jefferson did raise hemp (though probably not for smoking).
- "A Winter's Ball" starts out seeming quite serious, with Burr stewing in resentment at Washington hiring Hamilton, and then takes an abrupt turn.
Now Hamilton's skill with the quill is undeniable,
But what do we have in common? We're reliable—
With the LADIES!
- Later, when Burr asks Hamilton if he thinks he stands a chance of marrying a Schuyler girl, Hamilton bluntly says it's not a question of "if", it's which.
- Burr trying to flirt with Angelica in "The Schuyler Sisters" is pretty hilarious too, as is her response.
Angelica: Burr you disgust me.
Burr: Ah, so you've discussed me
I'm a trust fund baby, you can trust me.
- The workshop version of "Schuyler Defeated" contained this incredibly funny exchange after Eliza and Philip learn of Burr's plans to run against Philip Schuyler
: I gotta go, I gotta find Alexander Philip
: Let him know we're on his side Eliza
: No! He'll consider this a personal slander—
I've gotta stop a homicide! Philip
- Jefferson in the finale. It's his resigned, sheepish delivery of the second line after sounding so grandiose and Mount Rushmore in the first that really sells it.
"His financial system is a work of genius. I couldn't undo it if I tried. (beat)
And I tried."
- During the performance of "Helpless" Hamilton does a private little victory dance when Philip Schuyler gives him his blessings to marry Eliza, which he quickly ends when he realizes Philip's watching.
- "Angelica tried to take a bite of me." Eliza's expression suggests that this is news to her.
- In a somewhat meta sense, Angelica's "Peach fuzz/and he can't even grow it," line in "Satisfied" is funny when you consider that, for the entire musical, Hamilton's face looks like this◊.
- Speaking of meta humor, Angelica gushing over Hamilton's good looks in "Satisfied" considering who is playing Hamilton.
- "Farmer Refuted" is an incredibly funny song. It's Hamilton completely trolling Loyalist Samuel Seabury while his friends laugh and goad him on.
Seabury: I pray the King shows you his mercy.
Hamilton: Is he in Jersey?
- It's even funnier live. Seabury is standing on a small pedestal to deliver his speech, and during his verse, Hamilton alternates between trying to get Seabury to come down to talk to him, or trying to climb onto it himself. He eventually succeeds, and stands on the pedestal with Seabury to argue with him — something that clearly doesn't please the latter. Finally, Seabury outright shoves him off.
- There's also some excellent physical comedy from everyone else; Burr tells Hamilton to back off, so he sheepishly backs back into Lafayette and Mulligan. They proceed to push him right back to the podium, which Hamilton takes a permission to go to town on the poor British messenger.
- The Cut Song "Congratulations" starts off with this:
Angelica: (melodically) Alexander~
Angelica: (deadpan) Congratulations. You have invented a new kind of stupid.
- Alexander very clearly intercepts Lafayette and sorta shoos him away from Angelica during "A Winter's Ball" before making his own introduction to her.
- During "Helpless/Satisfied" Hamilton asks Angelica where she's taking him. When hearing "I'm about to change your life!" he eagerly responds "Then by all means, lead the way!" clearly hoping for kissing/sex/etc. Angelica...promptly introduces him to her younger sister. Not what he was expecting, but he rolls with it.
- This bit at the beginning of "The Room Where It Happens." It's a cringeworthy yet delicious bit of Dramatic Irony.
Burr: Did you hear the news about good old General Mercer?
Burr: You know Clemont Street?
Burr: They renamed it after him. The Mercer legacy is secure.
Burr: And all he had to do was die.
Hamilton: That's a lot less work.
Burr: We oughta give it a try...
- Even better, Burr and Hamilton's expressions in the live show make it look like, just for a moment, they're seriously considering it.
- From the same song, the fact that Jefferson brags about arranging the menu, the venue, and the seating of the dinner. You know, the dinner for three people.
- The workshop version of "Washington On Your Side" has a couple hysterical lines that didn't make it into the final version.
- "He likes taxes so much — can we enact an asshole tax?" Keep in mind it's James Madison saying this.
- When spreading rumors about Hamilton: "I hear he's George Washington's illegitimate son!"
- Topped by, "He wants to abolish slavery!" "...That one's actually true."
- James Madison's delivery of "Which I wrote!" when talking about the Bill of Rights sounds even more irritated than in the finished project.
- The original staged version of "Washington On Your Side" is also pretty funny largely because Burr and Madison come out of absolute nowhere. When Jefferson is left alone on stage, Burr just charges on and crosses the stage for no discernible reason to begin the song (Jefferson even gets a "wait, where'd you come from" look on his face), with Madison stumbling on and coughing for his entrance of "which I wrote". It's like Miranda couldn't figure out a reason to get them onstage so he just put them there and left it.
- Washington bluntly telling Burr to leave (right in the middle of his "hire me" speech) once Hamilton comes into the room.
Hamilton: You wanted to see me?
Washington: Hamilton, come in, have you met Burr?
Hamilton: Yes sir,
Hamilton & Burr: We keep meeting.
Burr: (attempting to continue) As I was saying, sir, I look forward to seeing your strategy play out-.
Washington: Close the door on your way out.
- Laurens' indignant "In loco parentis!?" in "My Shot" might count as a vocal Funny Background Event.
- In the second cabinet battle, Jefferson mocks Hamiltons flashy, green outfit, declaring that he dresses like the pits of fashion. Already funny, but the next time we see Hamilton, hes now wearing darker, more muted colors. Its almost as if Hamilton started to get self conscious about his clothes after Jeffersons burn about them.
- Theres also the fact that Jeffersons costume is more flamboyant than Hamiltons or anyone elses in the whole show. In the original Off Broadway production, Jeffersons outfit was fairly realistic, but once the costume department realized what a grand performance Daveed Diggs was giving, they made sure that the costume was just as extravagant, which means the insult against Hamiltons clothes is now prime Hypocritical Humor.
- This exchange from "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story".
Eliza: I raise funds in D.C. for the Washington Monument.
Washington: She tells my story~
Eliza: I speak out against slavery.
Washington: (delivers a look that can only be described as a mix of surprise, confusion, and sadness, then steps away)
- It's funnier when you realize that real life Washington owned slaves, and this is most likely an acknowledgement to it.
- One from Lin-Manuel Miranda himself at an event with fans of the show.
Miranda: What are you dressed as?
Fan: We're Hamilton trash!
Miranda: Get over here, Hamilton trash! (to crowd) The kids, when they like something on the internet, they call themselves the trash of the thing.
- On a meta-level, the sheer amount of high school and college-aged fans who admit to using "Non-Stop" to motivate them to do their homework. Hey, whatever works!
- In a moment of meta humor, one listener asked Lin-Manuel Miranda how old his own child was when he wrote quintessential Parental Love Song "Dear Theodosia". Lin's answer: "He was nonexistent. I wrote it the week we adopted our dog."
- Lin's explanation for the other Scottish tragedy Hamilton refers to in "Take a Break." "He's being super emo in that moment."
- The absolutely hilarious performance of "The Schuyler Sisters". Starring Renée Elise Goldsberry as Burr, Jonathan Groff as Angelica, Brian D'Arcy James as Eliza, and Andrew Rannells as Peggy. There's even a multicamera video!
- The Almost Kiss between Groff and Goldsberry is nothing short of hilarious.
- From Lin's Twitter, his description of Jonathan Groff meeting Beyoncé really must be seen to be believed.
- This commercial that in facts parodies an old Got Milk commercial.
- The mash-up the world didn't know it needed: Hamilton + The Room = "Oh Hi Hamilton".
- Though his wedding (an awesome/heartwarming moment in and of itself) already foreshadowed that Miranda loves Fiddler on the Roof, one lottery show displays what would happen if Tevye's daughters tried to join the ''Hamilton'' cast.
- In a case of delicious Irony, Thomas Jefferson, who thought black people were inherently inferior to white people, is played by a rapping black actor.
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert gave us a preview of Colbert's one-song musical: "Button", about "Button Gwinnett," one of the Georgian signers of the Declaration of Independence. Colbert then gives a "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer by showing Gwinnett's signature on the Declaration and his portrait. Gwinnett did "nothing great" apart from accruing debt and dying in a duel, but Colbert wants to show a preview to the audience. Miranda is interested and says, "Oh great!" when he finds out he's starring in the preview— as John Adams. A rap battle ensues between John Adams and Gwinnett— played by Colbert— when Adams doesn't know who the latter is.
- "Demon Barber Sweeney Todd as performed by the Hamilton cast. One highlight on Turpin: "Johannas not his daughter but cmon that shit is sick".
- this◊ Twitter◊ exchange.
- A newsbit about Hamilton in an entertainment magazine accidentally called the main character "Andrew Hamilton". Tumblr ran away with it.
- In the libretto footnotes, Miranda reveals that putting the historically accurate note that Hamilton wore his glasses for the duel caused a quite unexpected problem. He was then required to wear glasses on and off throughout the show so they wouldn't come out of nowhere, and "The number of times I've misplaced my glasses backstage..."
- Lin's very first priority after his final show? Getting rid of the long hair he'd had to put up with for a year. And two days later he decided it still wasn't short enough and got it cut again.
- Jonathan Groff's story about how he made Lin corpse.
- "Weird Al" Yankovic performing "Right Hand Man" on the accordion? Awesome! Lin-Manuel rapping in a Weird Al impression? Hilariously unexpected! That impression being surprisingly good?? Awesome and hilariously unexpected!
- Jimmy Fallon, the Roots, and the original Broadway cast covering "Helpless" while social distancing is largely awesome, but there are a few funny moments:
- For a start, the at-home instruments include a pillow, a bowl, the lid of a pan, a children's toy, and a sousaphone. There's something inherently funny about seeing Lin rapping his part of the song next to a man playing a sousaphone.
- The particular song they're covering means the guys (except for Lin) don't have anything to do, so they spend the entire video just dancing to the music. Throughout the entire video, odds are that one of the guys is in frame, just having a good time in their homes. Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. in particular both look like they're having an absolute blast, and Daveed may even be singing along.
- There are multiple points where bells can be heard, so some of the guys take it upon themselves to "perform" them; Daveed clinks two full shot glasses together before pounding one of them, Okieriete Onaodowan hits two jars with drumsticks with a very focused look on his face, and Anthony Ramos clinks his glass with a spoon.
- During Renee's "if you loved me you would share him" line, Phillipa is giving her a look that only exists between a younger sibling and an annoying older one. Particularly impressive since they aren't actually anywhere near each other.
- Daveed decides to give the sexiest "boom" humanity has ever heard.
- This re-edit of the cast's Tony performances.
Angelica! Eliza! And HERCULES MULLIGAN!
- In an interview, Daveed Diggs mentioned his previous job that he had right before getting cast in Hamilton — delivering food for a catering company. The interviewer then asked him how he went about quitting because he got cast in a Broadway show.
Daveed: ...I just didn't go back.
- In Hamilton's America, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. get to handle a pair of 18th century dueling pistols. While going through the laborious process of loading them, Lin notes how much time their two characters had to just apologize.
- They also read (as their respective roles) Burr and Hamilton's letters to each other leading to the duel. Burr's letters are each about a page or so; Hamilton's go on for six or more. Lin and Leslie can't stop giggling when they realize that Hamilton's still not done.
- Speaking of the PBS documentary, just wait until after the credits for a tiny surprise
- Spamilton: An American Parody from the creators of Forbidden Broadway. Though, unlike the usual Forbidden Broadway sendups, this one is a straight up parody of all things Hamilton, and specifically of Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail and Alex Lacamoire all went to see it and they loved it, with Lin even giving it and the cast member who plays him a shout-out on his twitter.
- Daveed's initial reaction upon hearing the show's concept from Lin.
- During the performance of "One Last Time" at the White House, most of the room was in tears by the end of the song, since it's about George Washington stepping down, and it was Obama's last term as president. Who is the only person siting with a chill smile and rocking out to the music while everyone else is wiping their eyes? President Obama.
- Just before his third birthday, Lin and Vanessa decided that Sebastian was old enough to watch the first act of the show. His reaction can be found here.
- Part of the reason "The Adams Administration" was significantly cut down? During Hamilton's rant, he takes a mean-spirited shot at Abigail Adams:
- "Guns and Ships but everything has gone to hell".
- Lin-Manuel's display name on Twitter: An-hell-ica, Elvira...and FREDDY. He had several different ones that he did for the month of October he changed them every day
- Hamilton in a nutshell.
- Lin and wigs
- The Ham4Ham featuring Triumph the Insult comic Dog singing a parody of "You'll Be Back" to Lin, just after he announced he was leaving the show. Note that Lin is laughing his ass off at the whole thing and is utterly delighted.
- Many of the Genius annotations, but special mention goes to the one for: "I know theres no replacing what we lost."
Annotation: Actually, the Hamiltons had another son and named him Philip.
- One of the actresses who have played Peggy/Maria shared a funny anecdote on Instagram. While she was en route to the theater one day, a man started hitting on her, asking where she was headed. She told him she'd first be "getting into Peggy, before sliding into Maria." The guy's reaction was simultaneously surprised, and duly impressed, commending her on being such a player.
- Sebastian Miranda was allowed to watch Act 2 for the first time when the show was released on Disney+. He reportedly spent all of "Say No to This" furiously booing, with his mother's enthusiastic encouragement.
- Ever wanted to hear Hamilton but with The Muppets? One fan decided to answer that question. Here's Act I, and here's Act II.
- And here's one fan's attempt to recreate Hamilton in another form of media, this time using Animal Crossing: New Horizons.