* Lazar Wolf's [[AwesomeMcCoolname completely unintentionally awesome name]]. Whenever someone says the character's name, modern audiences think of [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Maximals]]. And/or ''Film/TheKidsAreAllRight''. Or ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''.
* Many of Tevye's quotes:
** "You may ask, where do all of these traditions come from? I'll tell you... I don't know."
** "If I were a rich man [...] [[AlienGeometries I'd have one long staircase just going up, and one even longer coming down! And one that's leading nowhere just for show!"]]
*** There's also his dance later on in the song.
** This scene with Mendel:
--->'''Tevye:''' As Jacob said, "I am slow of speech and slow of tongue."'
--->'''Mendel:''' That was ''also'' Moses!
--->'''Tevye:''' For a man slow of tongue he talked a lot!
** And this scene with Mendel:
--->'''Tevye:''' AsTheGoodBookSays, "if a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick."
--->'''Mendel:''' Where does the Book say that?
--->'''Tevye:''' Well, it doesn't say exactly that, but ''somewhere'' it has ''something'' about a chicken!
** "On the other hand..."
** Tevye refusing to leave without seeing Motel's sewing machine.
--->'''Tevye:''' I AM THE HEAD OF THIS FAMILY! AND I WANT TO SEE MOTEL'S MACHINE! ''(Pokes his head inside for literally one second then slams the door)'' Now let's go home!
** His moment of FridgeLogic during one of his chats with God when, as usual, he begins to pontificate "As the good book says..." only to realise "why should I tell ''you'' what the good book says?!"
** He has some strange ideas about the size of America:
--->'''Lazar:''' I am going to Chicago, America.
--->'''Tevye:''' We are going to New York, America. We'll be neighbors!
*** This is TruthInTelevision - Even in this age of Internet, lots of Europeans don't realize the US is huge. Likely even more so in the early 20th century.
** His and Lazar Wolf's conversation in the bar. Lazar Wolf is talking about his plans to marry Tevye's daughter. Tevye thinks he's talking about buying some cows. HilarityEnsues.
** Mostly his scenes with his wife:
--->'''Tevye:''' Do you love me?
--->'''Golde:''' You're a fool!
--->'''Tevye:''' I know.
*** And this:
--->'''Tevye:''' Do you love me?
--->'''Golde:''' I am your ''wife!''
--->'''Tevye:''' Yes, I know! But do you love me?
* Tzeitel's imitation of Yenta during the song "Matchmaker".
* Perchik proposing to Hodel: "I personally am in favor of such a socio-economic relationship."
* "HORSE!" "MULE!" "HORSE!" "MULE!"
** "'''[[EarWorm TRADITIOOOOOOON]]'''"
* Let's not forget this:
-->'''Perchik:''' Girls are people too! They can be taught!
-->'''Random Rabbi's helper:''' He's a radical!
* During the wedding, when Perchik breaks tradition and dances with Tevye's daughter, and Tevye decides to support him:
-->'''Other Men:''' She is dancing with a man!
-->'''Tevye''': I can ''see'' she is dancing with a man!
-->'''Other Men:''' And?
-->'''Tevye:'''' ''({{beat}})'' And I'm going to dance ''with my wife!''
* Tevye straight after he gives permission for Motel and Tzeitel to get married.
-->'''Motel''': Thank you, Reb Tevye, you won't be sorry!
-->'''Tevye''': Sorry? [[LargeHam I'm sorry already]]!
* The rabbi has a good moment at the beginning.
-->'''Leibesh''': Rabbi, may I ask you a question?
-->'''Rabbi''': Certainly, Leibesh.
-->'''Leibesh''': Is there a proper blessing for the czar?
-->'''Rabbi''': A blessing for the czar? Of course! May God bless and keep the czar... [[TakeThat far away from us!]]
* After Tevye has given Hodel and Perchik permission to get married, he suddenly gets worried about what he is going to tell Golde. ([[SarcasmMode "Another dream?"]]) Perchik suggests that he tell her about the rich uncle Perchik will be staying with in Kiev. Tevye shouts that he doesn't need to be told how to handle his wife. However, as soon as Golde starts reacting badly to the news, Tevye immediately tells her about the rich uncle in Kiev.
* This exchange after Tevye plays devil's advocate for Perchik and Mordcha:
-->'''Avram:''' (gestures at Perchik and Mordcha) He's right, and he's right? They can't both be right.
-->'''Tevye:''' You know... you are also right.
* Many of Yente's quotes:
** "Ah, children, children, they are your blessing in your old age. But my Aaron, may he rest in peace, couldn't give me children. To tell you the truth, Golde, [[TheLoinsSleepTonight he hardly tried]]."
** "I'm losing my head. Someday it'll fall off altogether, and a horse will kick it in the mud and goodbye, Yente."
* This exchange between Tzeitel and Golde:
-->'''Tzeitel:''' But Mama, the men she finds. The last one was [[MayDecemberRomance so old]] and he was [[PrematurelyBald bald]]. He had no hair.
-->'''Golde:''' A poor girl without a dowry can't be so particular. You want hair, marry a monkey.
* The whole scene at the wedding with Lazar Wolf telling Tevye he doesn't have to listen to his 'quotes' since he is not marrying his daughter, the subsequent fight (with Tevye pushing Motel down every time he stands up to intervene), culminating with Tevye calling Lazar's wedding gift chickens diseased and Lazar responding "You leave my chickens out of this!".
* In the film, Tevye provokes a argument regarding the sale of a six-year-old or twelve-year-old horse, right after cheerfully saying that this issue had been resolved a while ago. The whole village then starts to join into the argument.
* The build-up to what seems to be everyone cooing over Tzeitel and Motel's new baby, which turns out to really be about his sewing machine.