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Theater fans invent titles for 'sad musicals' on Twitter

September 20, 2010 |  9:00 am


Theater fans who have some time to kill may want to check out a recent Twitter meme that is surely one of the funniest we've seen in a while.

Using the tag #sadmusicals, tweeters are encouraged to alter the names of well-known stage musicals to make them sound depressing or tragic. You can find the entries on Twitter at #sadmusicals, and be sure to append the same hash tag to your own contributions.

There already have been hundreds of tweets on the subject. Many of them are raunchy or profane, so unfortunately we can't share them with you here. But we've managed to find some that are both clever and familyfriendly -- and here they are:

@richardgin: North Dakota!

@cloreen: Nein

@waterock: Maim

@mattduplessis: The King and Her

@ahamamah: Nair

@JensenClan88: Seven Brides For The Kardashian Brother

@ danajdanaj: Into the Hood

@seenos: Larry King and I

@GeminiCricket: Grand Motel

@Lethargic_Lad: Jersey Shore Boys

@allisonthoffman: Mortgage Payment

@RosettaStone1: 9 to 5:45 With No Overtime

-- David Ng

Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images




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Didn't this start with @mileskahn ?

@Dani - yes, it did.


Come on LA times, can't you at least find where things start? Took me 20 seconds. One handed.


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