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bwayobsessed
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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#26
Posted: 8/16/20 at 8:08am
Drowsy Chaperone’s yellow face scene
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sherie_worshipper
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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#27
Posted: 8/16/20 at 8:15am
FORGIVENESS
Alex Kulak2
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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#28
Posted: 8/16/20 at 8:24am

MollyJeanneMusic said: "AlexxGee said: "The Prom when Barry said d*ke after “Changing Lives Reprise.” I love the show but that moment??? Unnecessary."

I wouldn't call Mean Girls a "great show" in the same sense of others on this list, but it does the same thing - in one of the only songs I can listen to from the show, "World Burn," the entire ENSEMBLE screams the word when reading from the Burn Book. It's not a great moment for the show, and I always mute my speaker for that one second when I listen to the song. It's also pretty egregious considering they changed the line in that same song where Regina calls herself a sl*t, supposedly because it was "too offensive," although I think it's just because of the rhyme with "Regina is a fugly cow/Hey Cady, how ya like me now".
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Comparing the two shows, I think Mean Girls' use of the word is a little more justified, since it's being used in a malicious way within the context of the show (being read out of a book used to bully classmates). When it's used in The Prom, it's the button of the song, as if it's supposed to get a laugh or something.

Ditto what someone said earlier about the child p**n scene in Mean Girls

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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#29
Posted: 8/16/20 at 10:31am
When I saw Avenue Q last year prior to its close, it was remarkable how poorly “Everyone’s a Little Big Racist” landed. It was met with very little laughter and a palpable sense of unease from the audience, which definitely was not the case when the show premiered. It’s definitely a very early 00s type of comedy that now feels dated.
"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#30
Posted: 8/16/20 at 11:58am

In The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jessie Muhler and Andy Karl were playing second rate white actors earnestly playing stereotypes of Indian characters in an 1890 English musical hall production.They were hilarious, the production clearly made a point that they were in 'bad taste' and sorry, yes I do think you're taking political correctness to extreme.

“I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then.”
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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#31
Posted: 8/16/20 at 12:14pm

The ending of If You Could See Her from Cabaret. Comparing a Jewish person to a gorilla? Cringe!

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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#32
Posted: 8/16/20 at 12:25pm
I didn’t love In the Heights’ book, but think the score is mostly pretty wonderful. But there is something about “Enough” that really is like nails on a chalkboard for me.

“OHmyGOD eNOUGH!” “Nonononono nonononono!” BARF. I hate it so much.
Alex Kulak2
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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#33
Posted: 8/16/20 at 12:30pm

Charley Kringas Inc said: "The ending of If You Could See Her from Cabaret. Comparing a Jewish person to a gorilla? Cringe!"

That’s the point of the song, to show how easy and innocuous it is to dehumanize people.

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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#34
Posted: 8/16/20 at 12:56pm
Yea, looks like Cabaret made its point very well!
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Cringe moments in otherwise great shows#35
Posted: 8/16/20 at 12:59pm
Haha, I guess that joke was not as obvious as I thought.

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