Topsy-Turvy
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Gilbert: Can we do that line again please, Barrington, and this time try it in English.

Gilbert: I'm sure we shall reap the benefits of your remonstrations in the fullness of time.

Richard D'Oyly Carte: Well, I don't know about you, but speaking for myself, I could murder a pork chop.

Gilbert's Father: A father should not have to seek permission to visit his own son.
Gilbert: The son shouldn't be expected to be clairvoyant.

John D'Auban, Choregrapher: I haven't laughed so much since my tights caught fire in "Harlequin Meets Itchity Witch and the Snitch."

Fanny Ronalds: Lady Colin is irresistible. She cannot conceive why the Irish are starving when there's lots of good fish in the sea.
Sullivan: She most probably has a point.

Fanny Ronalds: Oh, there's good news from Dublin.
Sullivan: Mm?
Fanny Ronalds: The Churchills are to return to London.
Sullivan: Forgiven, but not forgotten.
Fanny Ronalds: I do hope so. Jenny says Winston is eleven, covered in freckles, and has a total disdain for authority.

Gilbert: Every theatrical performance is a contrivance by its very nature.
Sullivan: Yes, but this piece consists entirely of an artificial and implausible situation.
Gilbert: If you wish to write a Grand Opera about a prostitute, dying of consumption in a garret, I suggest you contact Mr Ibsen in Oslo. I am sure he will be able to furnish you with something suitably dull.

Gilbert: A terrible thing has just happened, Grossmith. You've become a cockney.

Gilbert: I don't quite know how to take praise. It makes my eye red.

Gilbert: Madam, I had rather spend an afternoon in a Turkish bath with my mother than visit the dratted dentist.

Factual error: One of the operetta excerpts shown in the movie is the humorous song "This Helmet I Suppose," during which Princess Ida's three brothers are supposed to remove their armor piece by piece, finding it heavy, hot and awkward. Partly as a result of this, the three are soon afterwards quickly and easily defeated in combat. In the film, however, only Arac, the brother singing the verses (played by Richard Temple (played by Timothy Spall)), removes his armor. The others simply stand still. (This might have made the battle scene end differently if it was shown on screen!)

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