we spent a moment at church meeting new people
by talking about who our perfect fictional love interests
I said Gilbert Blythe.
But today, I realized
there's someone else.
Fyedka from Fiddler on the Roof.
Usually, I'm the first person to gag
during cheesy romantic parts of movies.
Just ask me how I feel about rose petals.
But even I have my moments.
Take a look at the first part of this.
Let's just ignore the whole bit where
he turns her away from her religion and family.
Otherwise, a Fyedka is perfect for me.
Just before the clip starts,
he tells some buddies who are teasing her
to leave her alone.
He's willing to fight for her,
as she would be for him.
I've often noticed you at the bookseller's.
Not many girls in this village like to read.
He notices that she's smart and interesting.
Would you like to borrow this book?
It's very good.
He's smart and interesting.
Do you feel about me the way they feel about you?
I didn't think you would.
He helps her see when she's being dumb.
Let me tell you about myself.
I'm a pleasant fellow,
charming, honest, ambitious, quite bright.
And very modest.
See the way he waits for her to laugh?
He's got some pizzazz.
And the kicker:
Take the book.
And after you return it,
I'll ask you how you like it.
And we can talk about it for a while.
Then we can talk about life.
And how we feel about things.
That's all you need.