THIS is how you do grammar-nerdery, instead of policing people’s grammatical errors
"I went to five schools before I was nine. And you?"
"Twelve before university."
I have long said that in order for any comedy to truly succeed as a story, there has to be meat beneath the jokes. There has to be that moment when it is not funny any more.
This. This is that moment.
I watched this less than a year after my father died and this just *hurt*
But even without that personal reaction it’s an amazing scene.
Actually, Mandy Patinkin had the exact same personal reaction as you did - for him, taking the role helped him heal after the death of his own dad:
'And in my mind, I feel that when I killed that six-fingered man, I killed the cancer that killed my father. And for a moment, he was alive. And my fairy tale came true.”