It’s a Technical Term

NYU chick #1: … And, y’know, some kind of adenine, guanine, trampoline chemical thingie.
NYU chick #2: Er. You mean ‘thymine’?
NYU chick #1: That’s what I said.

–Waverly & University

Wednesday One-Liners Star in a Revival of Dreamcoat

Man: Tonight we’ll go to the Polish restaurant, or we’ll go see Spamalot. Either way, we need the laughs.

–Elevator, 250 West 57th St

Four-year-old standing and pointing as Gaston is about to stab the Beast: Nooo! Stop that!

–Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

White chick: I’m entirely too white for this show. That, or too Canadian. They spell ‘color’ without a ‘u’!

The Color Purple, Broadway Theatre

Guy on cell: I’m at Marie’s Crisis. Yeah, everyone at the party was ugly, and so I left, and I figured if I’m gonna hang out with ugly people, I might as well sing showtunes.

–Marie’s Crisis piano bar, 50 Grove St

Overheard by: Duncan Pflaster

Small child during Tarzan: He’s dead ’cause he got shot.

–Richard Rodgers Theater, 45th St & Broadway

Overheard by: Adam

Black 40-something lady passing theatre: Ain’t dis a play o’ somethin’?

–Outside Nederlander Theatre on 41st St

Overheard by: A-Mo

Let's Talk About Wednesday One-Liners, Baby…

Man on phone: So, after I had sex with the pumpkin…

–Midtown

Overheard by: Sunny

Man to another man: All I can tell you is two bottoms do not make a top.

–15th St & 8th Ave

Chick on cell: Listen, all I need you to do is fix shit and fuck me!

–Brooklyn

Guy: And that's why you fuck a grocer's assistant.

–Broadway Play, Schoenfeld Theatre

Overheard by: Julia