When the OCR for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels came out, it made some waves for including a track that warned listeners not to listen to the rest of the album if they hadn't seen the show, since the following tracks gave away the show's twist ending. Furthermore, the CD's booklet put in a dummy paragraph in the synopsis (which included a number of shout outs to other musicals) to similarly keep people from being spoiled. To this day, I really don't understand why they went to the trouble. You see, the twist they were protecting is exactly the same as the one in the movie it was based on, which came out some twenty years before the musical. You'd think that most of the people interested in the musical would be familiar with the movie? Or would have checked out the movie when they heard about the musical coming out (as I did), at least.
Morning Discussion #894
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