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I saw the show in London yesterday; can anyone answer me? 
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Pride Rock is considered a prop? I'd say it part of the set.

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It is part of the set, but pretty much all the set stuff is "listed" under props. There is also the puppets ad masks and costumes and wigs department taking care of everything else. Then there's sound technicians and stage tehnicians and a whole company of other people.


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When I saw The Lion King in Seattle Zazu didn't do that. Wow that sounds really annoying


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Yeah, I saw the show on Broadway and the same thing happened. Personally I thought the first two comments - the Ikea one and the movie one - were hilarious, but the "they've stolen my bird" made no since. He's PLAYING "his bird"...so...yeah.

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Ah! I saw it tonight in the U.S., and he did the stolen my bird thing too. That seriously bugged me because it takes away from the whole the actor is the animal thing. I guess they're told to do that. Plus the line was "from Target". haha. I laughed, but it did seem out of place since they're in Africa.

Another part that I didn't understand-- when Mufasa takes his headpiece off to talk to Simba (They Live in You). Does anyone know why this is? The only reasoning I could think of was to be more like a father at that time than a king.

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The Zazu I saw said Target in that line. And just about the entire theater burst into laughter. I thought it was great. The wait for Simba and Nala to come back out on their birds was getting kinda long and it broke the tension in the audience.

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[quote="Colle"]When I saw the "Lion King" U.S. tour, I remember the Zazu using simliar add libs. I remember the "this doesn't happen in the cartoon" line and the shower curtain line, although our Zazu(I believe) said K-mart.

i saw it to with the same lines. hilarious. i just don't remeber the cartoon part. also when i saw the show he sang zip-a-de-do-dah and scar started singing at first but then said the anything but that line. ALSO THAT STOLEN MY BIRD LINE WAS IN THE SHOW WHEN I SAW IT AND THE WHOLE THEATER AND EVN SOME ACTORS WERE LAUGHING LIKE CRAZY.

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Post Zazu's Quips in THE LION KING
bean_C4U wrote:
At the start of "I Just Can't Wait to be King", some orange curtains closed and [Zazu] said "these look like a show curtain from Ikea". And he also said "this wasn't in the movie" (that one REALLY annoyed me) and when the puppet of Zazu was stolen by Simba, he kept saying "they've stolen my bird". You all probably think I'm crazy, but he really irritated me. Does Zazu usually chat to the audience during the production? I could help but feel that he was ad-libbing.

As others have indicated, these are standard parts of the show. It's one of the (many) weaknesses in the book. The musical as a whole is far too reliant on easy jokes and scatological humour. I don't think you're crazy; it's an incredibly annoying, if unsurprising, element of the show.

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I mean you gotta admit lines like ‘shower curtain from Ikea’ are funny.

All I'm going to admit is that lines like that in a show like this induce major eyerolls. The laughs it gets are of the cheapest kind and jokes like that basically shouldn't be seen in musicals that weren't written in the 1920s and 1930s.

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