The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
[as Major-General Stanley has just entered the scene, all except the Pirate King sing to the tune of "Pirate King"]
Samuel: For he is a Major General!
Daughters: He is, hurrah for the Major General!
Major General Stanley: And it is, it is a GLORIOUS thing to be a Major General.
All: IT IS! Hurrah for the Major General, hurrah for the Major General!
The Pirate King: That's the same as the "Pirate King" tune!
Samuel: I can explain in two words: we propose to marry your daughters.
Mabel: Oh Frederic, can you not in the calm excellence of your wisdom reconcile it with your conscience to say something that will ease my father's sorrow?
Mabel: Can't you cheer him up?
Pirate King: Do you mean that in order to save his contemptible life, he dared to impress upon our credulous simplicity?
Sergeant: They come in force with stealthy stride. Our obvious course is now to hide!
Fredric: You make it a point of never attacking a weaker party than yourselves, and when you attack a stronger one you invariably get thrashed!
[Pirates approach him with great indignation]
Pirate King: [Holding up finger] There's some truth in that.
Frederic: OH, HORROR!
The Pirate King: What's the matter?
Frederic: Ought I tell you? No, no I cannot! And yet as one of your band...
The Pirate King: SPEAK OUT! I-CHARGE-YOU-BY-THAT-SENSE-OF-CONSCIENTIOUSNESS-TO-WHICH-WE-HAVE-NEVER-YET-APPEALED-IN-VAIN!
[All are astonished at this feat, including the Pirate King himself]
Pirate King: Yeah.
[during an incredibly fast-paced song]
Pirate King: This-particularly-rapid-unintelligible-patter-isn't-generally-heard-and-if-it-is-it-doesn't-matter!
[as the maidens are about to roll up their stockings to go wading]
Frederic: Stop, ladies, pray!
Maidens: A man!
Major General Stanley: Now that I've introduced my self I should like to know what's going on here?
Sergeant: We observe too great a stress / On the risks which on us press / And of reference a lack / To our chance of coming back! / Still, perhaps it would be wise/Not to carp or criticize / For it's very evident / These attentions are well meant...
Major General Stanley: Frederic here! Oh joy oh rapture! Summon your men and effect their capture
Mabel: Frederic save us!
Frederic: Beautiful Mabel, I would if I could but I am not able.