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  1. And The Tony Award Goes To… – A #SmashBash Gif-Cap

    May 27, 2013 by HeadOverFeels

    The Office One Delicious Moment

    #SmashBash 2×17

    “The Tonys”

    - Posted by Sage

    Before the curtain comes down on this well-intentioned, ill-advised series, we’ve got one more #SmashBash to go. Kim recapped the first hour of the grand, two-hour series finale. Now it’s my turn to take us out.

    Spoiler alert: the entire series was not revealed to be the dream of a little future sociopath named Ellis. Unfortunately.

    The entire cast meets onstage for a metaphysical singalong of your gif-capper’s favorite song, “Under Pressure.”

    Happy Endings That Ish Cray

    That’s quite a Freddie scream, Brooklyn Jimmy.

    Anchorman I don't know what

    “Tom, ready to work? Only twelve hours till the Tonys.” And the brand new number you’re writing isn’t finished yet? Who you think you is, Lin Manuel?

    Ghostbusters Everything You Are Doing

    “My future husband was sitting behind me.” “Your future husband isn’t even gay!” “Tell that to his upper arms.” BOOM.

    Vader dance

    “You see how appropriately gracious I was.” Well done on using real footage of Queen Bernadette’s Tony win for Annie Get Your Gun.

    Princess Diaries People Just Fawn “Have you been stress-eating again?”  The Big Bang Theory Watching My Figure

    “I told you I was bringing supplies.” “I thought you meant more booze.” Stop playing mom, Karen. The man has a plan.

    Terrible Plan

    “It’s disgusting.” Again, let’s just remember that Derek promised this girl a part for sleeping with him, she did, HE did, but she’s the only one we’re supposed to hate.

    Doctor Who toothpick

    “Where should I send your deposit?” Could Brooklyn Jimmy be leaving the mean streets of Greenpoint and setting out for Santa Fe?

    Benedict Oh my god

    Eileen goes to get her man.

    Almost Famous It's All Happening

    “They refuse to do the number.” Because professionalism is out the window at this point anyway.

    Castiel ROTFLMAO

    “He really liked you.” “I really liked him too.” Poor Tommy.

    GOB Hello Darkness

    “Are you not going to be there?” Okay, enough hinting – let’s just get to the part where Brooklyn Jimmy tells Karen that he’s not going to the Tonys and she makes a blandly inspiring speech to get him there.

    Charlie Day I ain't got

    “Oh yeah, for sure, yeah. Spending an evening in a room of sanctimonious pricks who’ve got it in for me. Yep, I’ll be there.” <—How I feel about my high school reunion.

    Bill Haverchuck laughing

    “For much of our marriage, he was there.” Well, that’s not something you wanna hear.

    Batman Ouch

    Jimmy shows up in a tux and he’s actually looking pretty adorable. So let’s get that thing off, shall we?

    John Krasinski take my clothes off

    Lillias White presents the Featured Actress Tony. Leigh and Ivy both lose.

    George Michael Charlie Brown walk

    Daisy wins. We do hate her. We hate her a lot.

    13 Going on 30 Rude Mean

    Kyle wins the Tony for Best Book. AND BROOKLYN JIMMY INSISTS ON USING HIS SPEECH TO TALK ABOUT KAREN.

    Nick Jonas fork bending

    Tom and Julia win! And I realize that this show has tricked me into actually caring.

    Dean Awesome

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  2. No Day But Today – A #SmashBash Gif-Cap

    May 7, 2013 by HeadOverFeels

    Posted by Kim

    “The Phenomenon”

    #SmashBash 2×14

    I am a RentHead through and through.  So this episode MAY have caused me to slip into a rage induced coma.  I took this shit PERSONALLY.   Let’s get right to it, shall we?

    I count three bottles of beer and 2 bottles of wine between Karen and Derek. Yikes!

    “Do you really want to do this?”

    Guys…I’m seeing two Brooklyn Jimmys.  And it’s terrifying.

    Brooklyn Jimmy singing to his strung out self.  In Brooklyn Jimmy’s defense, whenever I am upset about something, I imagine myself singing to me too.

    I love that Brooklyn Jimmy went to Karen’s apartment and climbed up the fire escape Joey Potter style.  Seriously…just use the DOOR like a normal person.

    “I was a total ass, I ruined everything.”

    “If I pull this play I lose my job.” Scott is a TERRIBLE artistic director you guys.

    Imitation of Life, Harold and Maude, Roadhouse.  What ARE these Original Musicals?

    So we’re in a universe with all these ridiculous original shows, yet the current revivals of Pippin and The Mystery of Edwin Drood exist.  Okay.

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    Oh, Tom, I love you think you could compete with Diane Paulus’ work in Pippin.

    Bright Light in a Bad Show.  Are they really playing at Ivy getting two nominations?  (Also that philosophy DOES apply.  See also Carolee Carmello getting a Best Actress nomination for Scandalous.)

    “We stopped ourselves.” In other words, Karen is the world’s biggest tease.

    “He’s gone” And here comes all my rage about how Smash is raping the story of Jonathan Larson…

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  3. “Let’s Sweep the Tonys.” – #SmashBash GifCap

    April 21, 2013 by HeadOverFeels

    It’s the DAY OF THE SHOW, Y’all!

    Smash 2×12

    “Opening Night”

    Posted by Kim

    Opening night of Bombshell is upon us at LAST.  Will it get good reviews?  Will Karen seethe with jealousy?  Will Brooklyn Jimmy somehow find a way to ruin it all by being the worst? In a word, yes.

    To the gifs!

    Seriously, Bernadette’s Bombshell costume and look is a straight up rip-off of one of her looks in Gypsy.

    Gulliver’s Travels the Musical.  Lord of the Flies the Musical. Julia is clearly perusing Leo’s school required reading lists for musical ideas.

    “A musical can be built around the poetry of Ezra Pound.” WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT?
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    “Julie Taymor-y with Puppets.” Oh, Smash. You and your theatre references.

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    “Text him that you’re not wearing any underwear.” Oh, God.  I did NOT need that mental image.

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    How did Eileen have enough tickets lying around to invite the entire cast of an off-Broadway show? Also, I feel that will DEFINITELY end well.

    “The whole cast wasn’t the lead of the show.” Let’s not forget that it was a show you quit WILLINGLY, Karen.

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    Adam is not just Jimmy’s dealer but his BROTHER.

    Directing that show is a full-time job. Is it? IS IT REALLY?! *head desk*

    Also a big YES to a revival of City of Angels PLEASE.

    Step AWAY from the message boards Ivy! (At least she was on All that Chat though and not Google like Tom was a few episodes ago. She knows where to go.)

    LEO.  And I love that the FIRST thing we hear him asking about is Ivy’s nude scene.

    Gatsby the Musical.  I could get behind that actually.

    (Side note: please, oh PLEASE let this movie be good.)

    “I’m gonna talk to Karen tonight…about everything.” Yes, because a Broadway Opening is a PERFECT place to tell your girlfriend all about your sordid past Brooklyn Jimmy.

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    Shaiman and Wittman cameo. It’s about time, actually.

    “You have until the curtain goes up to tell me about your brother.” Again, a totally appropriate place to be having this conversation, guys!  Shouldn’t she have called Jimmy as soon as Ana told her all of this? Eh, what does it matter?

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    “Kyle saved me.” On the lonely barricade…wait…

    “I wasn’t a good person, but since I met you that’s all I want to be.” Oh, Brooklyn Jimmy. Blatantly stealing lines from romantic comedies.

    “You fought like hell. And you got that role. You are Marilyn Monroe on Broadway.” Hell yes you are.

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  4. I Brought You Liza! – A #SmashBash Gif-Cap

    April 8, 2013 by HeadOverFeels

    Derek has a vision for this gif-cap

    Posted by Kim

    “The Surprise Party”

    Smash 2×10

    Can we all agree upon the fact that two episodes of Smash in one week is just TOO MUCH? Smash aired on Tuesday for the last time this week and then aired another episode in its new Saturday time slot, where (surprising no one) it hit a new series low in the ratings.  I mean…who stays at home on a Saturday night to watch television?

    Oh, wait.  I do.

    To the gifs!!

    “I haven’t gotten it right yet.”  Speaking for the viewers right off the bat, Tom.

    “Apparently.”

    Ivy, I know you are mad at Tom for casting  your mom, but you could at least TRY and respect your director. Oh wait. That would imply Smash thinks directors are worth respecting.  My bad.

    “Your son is visiting colleges without you and having the time of his life.”  Julia, stop pretending you care about Leo.

    “IT’S TECH!!” Oh, we’re back to that as an excuse for everything again, are we?

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    Brooklyn Jimmy and Karen making out in a wardrobe closet DURING REHEARSAL. #professionals

    “Cant wait to get out of here and get drunk.” #gpoy

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    PEOPLE BITCHING ABOUT HAVING TO WORK IN A BROADWAY SHOW. I cannot. 

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    “Call Liza.” I love that Tom just randomly has her number.

    (Devastated I couldn’t find a gif of this, so this will have to suffice.)

    WHAT IS THIS HIT LIST SONG?  It sounds like “Call Me Maybe” meets Taylor Swift meets the crappiest Disney Channel musical ever.

    I still have no idea what Hit List is about.

    “How would you fix it?” I’mma gonna let Loki answer this one:

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  5. Mama’s Lettin’ Loose – A #SmashBash Gif-Cap

    April 4, 2013 by HeadOverFeels

    Eleven I survived

    Smash
    Season 2, Episode 9: The Parents
    - Posted by Sage

    It’s double the Smash and double the #SmashBash this week, ya’ll! Derek and his minions are making the move to weekends this Saturday and Kim will have you covered with that gif-cap. Saturdays are the last stop before Cancellation Station, so let’s make these last few count. Remember: ain’t no party like a #SmashBash party, ‘cos a #SmashBash party is a piece of shit produced by Steven Spielberg!

    “Maybe Anna forgot her keys.” “No, she would call first.” She would?

    I do not accept this Tennant

    “It’s your Dad!” “Hannah, sweetheart, just checking in on you and your OCD…wait, wrong show.”

    Will Smith surprised

    “Okay. Oh gosh. Shirt. Here’s your shirt.” I can see that you WANT me to find flustered!Karen sexy and endearing, but…

    Cabin in the Woods I just want this moment to end

    “That’s the fifth time this morning. I wonder what’s so important.” Perhaps a major plot point?

    Fozzie head in hands

    “I wish I was starring on Broadway, instead of in the ensemble.” YOU QUIT THE BOOK OF MORMON TOUR BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THE GUY YOU’RE SLEEPING WITH SAID AT A PARTY. This one’s on you, my friend.

    Piss poor attitude

    “Are you writing an email? I thought you were doing a pass on today’s scenes.” This is why neither of these shows are finished. No one actually works around here.

    Mean Girls Go home

    “Patti Lupone?” “Well, no. Someone a little closer to home.” Patti, I know you have better taste than this, but why haven’t you been on this show?

    Patti LuPone seems an awful waste

    BERNADETTE!

    Bernadette is Fabulous

    Julia’s outfit is cute for once! A kicky side pony, patterned black and white dress, nerd glasses, and chic blazer. Well done. For once.

    Hello beautiful Harry Potter

    Karen is singing. And everyone is entranced. Everyone but me.

    Stanley do not care

    “Will I remain the same or will I change a little bit? Will I feel broken or totally complete? Will I retain my name when I’m the biggest, hugest hit?”

    Big Bang stop listening

    “Do we even have time to pull this off?” “Almost definitely not.” But that’s never stopped us before!

    Kitchen Nightmares piss around

    “I still can’t quite see why you left Bombshell for this?”

    Baby Benedict this

    “This is boring. I want my catfight already.” The Greek Bitch Chorus speaks for the rest of us.

    Barney bored

    “She tried to kidnap you when you were a small child by stuffing you into a duffel bag.” And forced me to sing backup for my sister June!

    I'm a pretty girl mama

    “Perhaps I can repay you for your kindness with dinner next week.” Eileen is now whoring her bangs out to get some publicity for Bombshell.

    Fringe Olivia eyebrow raise

    “I knew you was alive.” “It’s nowhere near what I owe you.” Brooklyn Jimmy just wants outta the game, you guys. And I’m BORED.

    Lizzie Bennet twirling

    “Nice jacket.” I see what you’re doing here, Smash. As usual, I’m seeing it from a mile away.

    Maya finger

    “I know how sad Ivy was when you left for the tour.” Can we please stop talking about this like Sam was kidnapped by Scott Rudin and forced to dance and sing in the SOLD OUT tour of the BLOCKBUSTER TONY-WINNING Book of Mormon?! Please?

    Preschool toys present

    “The fundraiser for the Manhattan Theater Workshop?” Nice try, writers, but your reasons for the Bombshell team being in the room for a fundraiser for another production are tissue paper thin.

    Crazier than crazy PLL

    “At least the best part of my career is still ahead of me.”

    Chastain I regret nothing

    Broadway, here I come. Broadway, here I come. BROADWAY, HERE I COME!”  Or not.

    Michelle Obama eyeroll

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  6. YOU Get A Marilyn. And YOU Get A Marilyn! – A #SmashBash Gif-cap

    March 21, 2013 by HeadOverFeels

    Sebastian hope you appreciate
    Smash
    Season 2, Episode 7: Musical Chairs
    - Posted by Sage

    The Smashbash lives for another week! I sadly can’t report a miracle ratings spike, but we’re not at the point of cancellation yet. Instead, NBC is moving it to Saturday nights in April. (Said my friend Sam: “Are there even shows on Saturday nights?”)

    As the episode title suggests, there was quite a lot of role-shifting in this week’s episode. And actually, we kind of ended up with teams that make a teensy bit of sense. Well done, Smash! Logic is your friend.

    Let’s catch up with our favorite hapless musical theater folk!

    We begin with Brooklyn Jimmy, clad in a stylish low-cut tee, singing with generic free spirit roommate, who is ostensibly intended to replace Karen in Hit List.

    SNL Deep V

    He’s Blake, the lighting designer, btdubs.

    Rachel Green bitchin

    Those kids are just…bouncing on chairs. Smash doesn’t even know how children work.

    Schmidt Youths

    “Really? I don’t see it that way at all.” Well then, it’s a good thing you’re not the DIRECTOR, isn’t it, Karen?
    Martha Jones shut up

    “Derek isn’t here anymore.” “Yeah, I know.” You’re not the boss, Karen.

    This aggression will not stand

    “It’s like we’re speaking different languages.” Unknown lead doesn’t get along with the director? I have a solution.

    Sam Seaborn fires you

    “PEANUTS. HOT DOGS.”

    Where's my mac and cheese? 30 Rock

    I’m sorry, that new choreo happened in one day? Nice job, invisible choreographer!

    Psych what

    “Without the right person at the helm, this ship will go down.” NOW you think directors matter?

    Tom Hiddleston laugh

    There’s a Rent poster in Scott’s office. In case you missed the last 17 hints that Brooklyn Jimmy is the exhumed genius of Jonathan Larson.

    Sam Weir choke

    “Don’t listen to him. He’s not good with feedback. We’ll do whatever you want.”

    HIMYM could you please be cool

    “I don’t see what is so bad about putting up a show in an 80 seat theater and seeing how it goes.” This is the first lucid thing Brooklyn Jimmy has ever said. Did he go off his meds too?

    Just Do it Amy Poehler

    Dangerous Liaisons plays its first performance to dead-silence. Come on, Smash. People pity-applaud at even the most tragic failures.

    Jasmine eyeroll

    “Gwen Verdon would have left if Fosse quit.” Excuse me?

    What's this what's happening Will & Grace

    “The boys need to grow up.” TRUE.

    Horse you are smart

    “Of course, he sent you here to come check up on us.” Here comes Karen, the wise old Broadway sage, to drop some knowledge on these newbies. If I squint, she looks almost like Mike Nichols.

    Girls feelings

    “The theme you’re looking for is already there. It’s about reinvention.” I thought it was about a bunch of starving artists living and loving on the Lower East Side? Fiiiive hundred twenty five thousand six hundred miiinnn-no?

    Fuck not found X-Men

    Julia and Scott know each other and something is up with that. I can tell from the trademark Smash anvil-size hint.

    Jason Mraz peace

    “I’ve never done this before. I’m still learning.” Tom, my love. YOU ARE THE DIRECTOR. YOU WROTE THE GODDAMN SHOW. And now you’re GROVELING to KAREN? Have some self-respect.

    The Inbetweeners car

    “I wish I could get out of this show. I really hate it.”

    That Thing You Do pig in competition

    “Let’s have some fun, like in the old days like before you went off your meds.” GOOD NEWS! More actors are just deciding to completely overhaul their own productions, and there’s not a director in sight.

    Peter and the Starcatcher stache

    “Is it ahmahzing? How high do you belt?” Seth Rudetsky!

    Jonas 5-second dance party

    “Of course she does, she’s a star.” I’m gonna need people to stop saying that.

    Grace Adler bombshell

    “I don’t think we need to scream what it’s about in every scene.” Brooklyn Jimmy is like, “SLOW DOWN, SHADES! “THAT THING YOU DO” IS A BALLAD!”

    Shrimp Shack Shooters

    “You really loved him, didn’t you?” Pretty much a useless, throwaway line in anything ever. Only used to state the completely obvious.

    Sure what you're suggesting Game of Thrones

    “I’m not going to lie. Seeing the two of you together makes my heart beat faster.” *shudder*

    How dare you speak to me Jeff Goldblum

    “I’m not threatened, just incredibly frustrated.” Aren’t we all, Tom. Aren’t we all.

    The Wedding Singer charming

    Terry and Ivy decided, ON THEIR OWN, to make Liaison broad again and somehow, in one day, changed the orchestrations, choreography, performances of all their castmates, Terry’s SINGING VOICE, and got some live sheep on stage.

    Justin Timberlake Gurl

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