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YMMV: The Last Five Years
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Nearly every problem that led to the breakup can be traced squarely back to Jamie, while nearly all attempts to save the Marriage are on Kathy's part.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: "The Schmuel Song", a seven-minute, complete short story told through song, in which Jamie simultaneously proves his writing chops, his support of Cathy's dreams and his love for her.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "Shiksa Goddess" and "A Miracle Would Happen" for Jamie; "A Summer in Ohio" and the first 3/4ths of "Climbing Uphill" for Cathy.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The conclusion of "The Schmuel Song", when Jamie gives Cathy her Christmas present.
    • The end of "A Summer in Ohio", along with a CMOF: "Love, the midget, the stripper, Wayne the snake, and Mrs. Jamie Wellerstein - that's me!"
    • "Would you share your life with me/for the next ten lifetimes/for a million summers/'til the world explodes!"
  • Ear Worm: "I'd say 'hey, hey Shiksa Goddess, I've been waiting for someone like you!'"
    • "Then he smiles, and where else can I go?"
    • "Nananana, oh Schmuel, you'll get to be happy! Nanananana, I give you unlimited time! Nanananana, just do it and you can be happy!"
    • "I've got a singular impression things are moving too fast!"
    • Norbert's riffs in "Moving Too Fast". Eargasm.
    • "I could shove an icepick in my eye/I could eat some fish from last July . . ."
  • The Woobie: Both of the leads, for different reasons.

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