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'The Prom' Has a Joke About TV's 'Two Of a Kind' That Made So Much More Sense on Broadway

'The Prom' Has a Joke About TV's 'Two Of a Kind' That Made So Much More Sense on Broadway

There’s a joke in the new movie musical The Prom that might not make a lot of sense to you if you didn’t see the Broadway version.

When the Broadway stars in the movie arrive at a motel in small-town Indiana, the clerk doesn’t recognize Meryl Streep and James Corden‘s characters Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman, but he does recognize Andrew Rannells‘ Trent Oliver.

Trent, a fictional character, is best known for playing “that guy” on the ’90s sitcom Talk to the Hand.

The hotel clerk that tells Trent that he recognizes him as the star of Talk to the Hand and notes that the show is on “right after Two of a Kind.” What made this line so funny on Broadway was that Trent was played by Christopher Sieber, who starred on Two of a Kind as the Olsen Twins‘ single father. The scene was like a wink-wink moment between the actors and the audience and it always got a ton of laughter.

None of the stars from the Broadway version were included in the film version, though the movie still brings the show’s magic to life!

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