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  • Awesome Music: "Status Quo", "Kick It Up a Notch", "Beauty". It would be easier to list the songs that weren't CMOA.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The Overqueen's reaction to Bugette's death. She sobs and delivers a touching eulogy... then eats the corpse, still crying, her sobs mixed in with delighted exclamations of "yum!"
  • Cry for the Devil: Finding out his mother is dead is the only time Junior shows any humanity.
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  • Draco in Leather Pants: Junior. Not surprising seeing as he's Brian freaking Holden!
  • Ear Worm: Every. Single. Song. They will get in there and refuse to leave. Appropriate, considering the play takes place on Bug-World.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: On the main and character pages, just about any character who isn't Bug has been described as this. The variation is up to personal taste. If you found Tootsie Noodles way funnier than Taz or Up, then he's YOUR Ensemble Dark Horse. Nuff said.
    • You could say, this Darkhorse is an entire Ensemble! Ba-Dum-Tish!
  • Esoteric Happy Ending
    • You've got to wonder what Junior's father and the rest of his evil corporation will do when they find out what happened...
    • How long do bugs live? The one advisor guy was talking about his "six long days" of life. So Bug and February get at most what, a week together? Though it's possible that days on Bug Planet are much longer than days on earth.
      • Pincer is at least 18 years old; maybe most bugs just get assigned to Nourishment before that point.
    • And Megagirl and Tootsie? She's still a robot, unable to age, etc. Lord knows what will happen when Tootsie dies as well.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Junior. Who knew a pot-smoking, pink-sunglasses wearing space ranger called Junior could be so sexy?
    • It's Brian Holden. Nuff said.
  • Fridge Brilliance
    • Early on in the the play, it's established that Up was a former Badass commander, but after the robot war and a mysterious injury, he was reduced to a softie who hated killing. In other words, he had "lost his balls". The "injury" resulted in Up having his balls cut off. That's right. The man literally has no balls.
    • Early on, Tootsie Noodles says that a horse ate his cousin. Later on, he talks about how he had a flirtatious relationship with a stack of hay... and the stack of hay was his cousin.
    • When Up lost his balls, who's to say he didn't lose something else? Making his fear about the rumors being about him peeing sitting down perfectly justified.
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    • The reason for Pincer running away from the hive is because he was given the job nourishment, considering the way Bug World society works. The queen was most likely going to eat him. Because he also said he's had "his fair share of doubts and fears and they literally almost ate me alive"
    • Up and February's trouble with pronouncing basic scientific terms actually takes on a new light when you realise that Specs, resident geek, also does this. This could point to the English language having actually changed in small ways by this point in the future.
    • The way Bug controls the Ranger's body remotely is similar to the way a puppeteer controls a puppet. Rather ironic, considering that Bug is played by a puppet whose puppeteer also plays Bug's human body.
    • February starts to freak out when her device shows the atmosphere has "copious amounts of 'oxee-gun'". The thing is... Earth used to have a much higher concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere than it does now, back in the Carboniferous period. What did it also have, as a result? Giant bugs.
  • Fridge Horror: It's been established that Pincer lied to Bug about a lot of stuff. Who's to say he was telling the truth when he said that the Starship Ranger in the cryotube was braindead?
    • However, when Pincer uses the brain leech on Junior, he doesn't take over his body, it just allows them to communicate. If the Ranger wasn't braindead, the same would probably happen with him and Bug.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Now that Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien are engaged, it's funny that the only major interaction the two of them have had onstage is in this show, where Brian tells Meredith that she's a machine incapable of love.
  • Ho Yay: Captain Up and Bug. Bug and Roach.
  • Most Annoying Sound: February's voice.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Dr. Spaceclaw and Junior's new mom.
  • The Scrappy: February. The comments are filled with people saying how Bug deserves better then a self-centered, annoying, hysterical, incompetent, Valley Girl stereotype. Poe's Law may or may not be in effect.
  • Ugly Cute: Most of the bugs.
  • Vanilla Protagonist: Bug's a great hero, but nearly every other character has quirks that make them funnier and more interesting than Bug.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion
    • Did anyone think Specs was a guy at first? The fact that "Team StarKid" uses lots of Cross Casting and that Julia Albain had the same wig and glasses she wore as Percy in A Very Potter Sequel didn't help.
    • To a lesser extent, the tomboyish Taz and raspy-voiced Bugette, since nearly every character Lauren Lopez has ever played has been male. Fortunately, and perhaps to directly prevent this trope, Bugette has prominent Tertiary Sexual Characteristics and a very feminine personality, while the first line said to Taz is "You're pretty tough for a chick!"
    • The Mosquito Brothers, despite their name, are two brothers and a sister, two of whom are crosscast. While the entire point of Sweetheart's character is that she's a masculine-voiced girl, it can be easy to forget that Neato is supposed to be a guy.
  • The Woobie: Roach, Bug, Up, and especially Tootsie and Bugette. Perhaps even February.
    • Mega-Girl at times, like when Junior points out she's nothing but a tool and re-programs her against her will, or she questions why anyone (like Tootsie) would love a machine.


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