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  • n. (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music


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  • And then comes the turning point—the moment when Barney transformed himself from the Jerry Lewis of the kids comedy circuit, all sappy, treacly schmalz, into its Lenny Bruce.

    Me & Barney the Purple Dinosaur

  • The attempt at cutesy-pie, family-guy schmalz winds up, IMHO, drawing attention away from the points Roskam thinks he is making.

    IL-06: Roskam Distorting Duckworth's Social Security Position

  • There are variants made with schmalz, rather than butter and/or cream cheese.

    K. Zuckerman's Magic Rugelach

  • Would you be able to indulge her need for schmalz, selflessly?

    Speaking of Cows | clusterflock

  • Reluctantly I confess that my better half and I are addicted to a Spanish telenovela, primarily to practice our understanding of the language among all the schmalz, but also find they have tremendous entertainment value.

    GPS Mapping software

  • There are variants made with schmalz, rather than butter and/ or cream cheese.


  • When the exhausted ministers left the government building at four in the morning, they were accosted by a group of fans who were chanting two words over and over again, to the tune of a Dutch schmalz-pop ditty: Geert Wilders, Geert Wilders, Geert Wilders.

  • "August Rush" a complete and utter schmalz fest of ooooooooooze, which is completely and utterly delightful in its schmalz and ooooooooz.

    Balloon Juice

  • Watch it, you will be glad you took the two hours off from all this silliness to watch schmalz in its purest form.

    Balloon Juice

  • Most of the rest was Hollywood schmalz, but who's counting?

    A Lovely Promise


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