Ripoff of a ripoff

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1. This site:
[http://www.broadwayabridged.com]
is a ripoff.

2. But this
[http://www.geocities.com/scchinadoll/ohhowwicked.html]
is also a ripoff.

Not that I'm the only one that can write "abridged" scripts. Heck, I stole the idea from this site. But check this out:

From #1:
                     Chaos ensues.  Above the stage, a giant
wooden dragon shakes left and right.

BOTH OF THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS
WHO READ THE "WICKED" NOVEL
The dragon is moving! What an excellent representation of
the fantastic ideas conjured up from the original source
material!

AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO DIDN'T
READ THE BOOK
Uh... so, what's up with that dragon?
From #2:
Person who has read the book: Hey, that's so cool! It's like the Time Dragon from the book is telling us the story like it does in the novel to Elphaba in the end.

Person who has not read the book: What's with the dragons and clocks?


From #1:
                     The show starts with a dissonant song
as people jump around in what is
apparently "choreography".
From #2:
(The show begins with a giant witch hat filling the stage. The ensemble members are all under it ready to come out. Suddenly they realize the scene has not been choreographed.)
Wayne Cilento: Was I supposed to choreograph this?
Joe Mantello: (who is reading Playgirl) I don't know.
Wayne Cilento: (to the ensemble) Do something! Jump around! Improvise!

And on and on. There's only one possible conclusion:
I must have unknowingly copied somebody else's Wicked Script.
I'm sorry.

5 Comments

Well that is just obviously stolen material! It's too close to be a coincidence.Also: The pirate queen is closing, and by all acounts it's ripe for abridgement! You should get in there!
On a strict scale from 0 to 100 degrees Celsius, my desire to see Pirate Queen is 32 degrees Fahrenheit.[You do the math!]
...and also their abridged is just not funny and went on for way too long. no worries.
Not like I haven't ever written an abridged that's gone too long. :)
Just to put it out there - the website where it comes from is a fansite for a figure skater... if that gives you any perspective of your competition.Seriously, nothing to worry about.

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