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Posted: 7/26/12 at 11:50pm
Saw a fantastic community theatre production of Avenue Q tonight at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre... just wanted to share that they said "Chick-Fil-A! Is only for now." Got a HUGE response:)!



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Posted: 7/27/12 at 1:25am
How did it scan? And that's a text change. Call MTI and the Dramatists Guild!
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 1:48am
The good ones are two syllables, and fit with the music.
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 1:48am
Like "Romney". Obvious, but it fits.
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 1:53am
It fit fine with the music- kinda just like "Chick Flay"... it was a fabulous production.
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 2:11am
I saw a regional production last week that used "Fox News" and it got a tonnn of laughs.
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 2:36am
I think that lyric might be left open in the MTI script. It was originally "George Bush is only for now," but I remember that there was a contest when he left office in 2009 to re-name the lyric (they chose four different lyrics that they alternated until, I believe, they went back to "George Bush was only for now"). When I saw the tour a few years ago, they sang "Glen Beck is only for now," so my best guess is that the licensed script would leave the last "...for now" blank for any modern day issue.
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 6:08am
The UK tour has been using "Justin Bieber" which always gets a good laugh, and I have deffinatley heard "Our Show" but can't remember which production I heard that in!
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 9:33am
Well then, did not expect to find this while browsing around this morning. Thanks for coming and glad you enjoyed the show :)
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 9:41am
Limbaugh!
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 10:06am
Before you call MTI and the Dramatists Guild, please keep in mind that this particular line is one of two instances in which the authors give their explicit consent to update it and make it the production's own.
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 10:13am

"Romney" has the right syllables, but "Chick-fil-A" still scans better.


Rom-KNEE
Is only for now


That sounds awful and slightly confusing.
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 12:07pm
@harrrrison you were amazing!! I'm friends with the Christmas Eve understudy... she did so well too!!
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 1:24pm
When i first saw the Uk tour in 2011 they used "Jedward" then in 2012 they used "Justin Bieber"

Tomorrow is their last show of the tour, hope they use the "our show" line it would bring the house down!

I think its really cool they change the lyric, it keeps the show fresh, the dialogue in the tour also included some references to the city that they where in, such as what was found in the hat after The Money Song ( a reference to the rival football clubs ticket being worthless)
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Posted: 7/27/12 at 1:27pm
Ugh! Jedward...
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Posted: 7/28/12 at 4:05pm
That is funny and topical. I saw it on Broadway and they used "George Bush". The only problem I have is they only poke fun at certain political types and would never dare insert "Obama" into that line because it is not PC - IMO.
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Posted: 7/28/12 at 5:10pm
I'm in a Production in NJ opening Thursday! Our director is in the Avenue Q Company off-broadway and he also toured with the 2nd nation tour of Avenue Q. And we use Fox News is only for now.
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Posted: 7/29/12 at 1:55am
Fox News scans really well. I like it.

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Posted: 7/29/12 at 10:55am
bess888- while people may laugh the actual line does not make sense since FOX News wins in the ratings war compared to the other networks. Actually, a network like CNN is probably more like to be "for now" - lol
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Posted: 7/29/12 at 2:43pm
Breaking News: yankeefan7 is a Republican.


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Posted: 7/29/12 at 2:59pm
I remember hearing that a couple years ago the West End production used "your bank".

I saw the West End show three days before Obama's inauguration. When they sang "George Bush is only for now" the applause almost stopped the song.
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Posted: 7/29/12 at 4:55pm
JV92- LOL, doesn't make me a bad person. I laughed as hard as anybody when they said "George Bush" is for now when I saw it on Broadway.
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Posted: 7/29/12 at 5:26pm
I'm not a Republican (they disgust me), but I was disappointed when the NY production didn't just replace "Bush" with "Obama." That option made by far the most sense to me.

(EDIT: I realize "Obama" wouldn't scan, but "Barack" wouldn't be bad. "B.O." would be interesting, too. :))
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Posted: 7/29/12 at 6:33pm
Sorry yankeefan7, but the truth will outlast made up bullsh*t. Hence, CNN will be around longer than Fox News. Enough of this political stuff though. What else scans well?

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Posted: 7/31/12 at 8:50am
We used a few different lines during our run:

- Healthcare (huge response, especially after the Supreme Court ruling)
- Tom Cruise (right after the divorce)
- Glenn Beck
- This heat (during the heatwave)
- Our show (closing night)

However, Chick-fil-A got by far the biggest laugh and some people even stood up for that line in particular.

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