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  • Follow the Leader: Surprisingly enough, averted. Matt Lang had been nursing the idea of a musical casting Aladdin as the villain since he was a child, and had no idea the stage adaptation of Aladdin existed when he began working on the show in 2011, or that said show would make it to Broadway the year after Twisted debuted. Initially, the apparent pointlessness of nitpicking and parodying a children's movie twenty years after the fact was part of the humor.
    • Ironically, Disney is the one following Starkid's lead; after this show, Disney went on a kick of doing Alas, Poor Villain Perspective Flip stories about their own classic villains, with Maleficent in 2014 and Descendants in 2015. True, the real leader they were following was Wicked, but given that show had existed since 2003 and Disney didn't start doing villain POV reimaginings until ten years later when Twisted became a viral hit, it's impossible not to believe there's some connection.
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  • Promoted Fanboy: Robert Manion was a Starkid fan before becoming friends with them and getting cast in this show.
  • Running Gag: On This Very Wiki: when it comes to Video Examples, you're bound to find a clip from this as one.
  • Romance on the Set: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien had been dating for some time before this, but this show was both Brian's debut as a solo director — with Matt and Nick Lang busy working on their graphic novel Quicksand Jack — and Meredith's debut as a lead actress. Brian describes being harder on her than the other actors to avoid the appearance of playing favorites.
  • Throw It In!: This show being considered a "Starkid" show — and indeed the continued existence of "Team Starkid", as such — is one. The Langs and Brian Holden had debated the idea that A Very Potter Senior Year should be considered the end of "Starkid Productions", a brand name they created to market A Very Potter Musical. However, it turned out the employee they got to create the Kickstarter page for Twisted had already put "Starkid Productions" on it and it had already gone viral with that name, so they decided Sure, Let's Go with That. This minor "mistake" by their social media team has now extended the Team Starkid brand by four years and counting.


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