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* Motel's "Finally acting like a man" moment. Even Tevye is impressed to the point that this is where he actually starts seriously considering the request. He's known Motel since he was a child, kind of still think of him as a child, and it doesn't help that Motel is softspoken and awkward and doesn't really stand up for himself. Then Motel (soon after twice asking Tevye not to shout at him) finally has had enough and shouts back that just because he's poor doesn't mean he and Tzeitel shouldn't be happy. It's so out of character for him that it basically shocks Tevye into giving it serious consideration. He also then swears that he will not let Motel starve. So not only is he standing up for himself but he's showing that he understands that he's taking on a man's responsibility of being responsible for his family.

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* Motel's "Finally acting like a man" moment. Even Tevye is impressed to the point that this is where he actually starts seriously considering the request. He's known Motel since he was a child, kind of still think of him as a child, and it doesn't help that Motel is softspoken and awkward and doesn't really stand up for himself. Then Motel (soon after twice asking Tevye not to shout at him) finally has had enough and shouts back that just because he's poor doesn't mean he and Tzeitel shouldn't be happy. It's so out of character for him that it basically shocks Tevye into giving it serious consideration. He also then swears that he will not let Motel Tzeitel starve. So not only is he standing up for himself but he's showing that he understands that he's taking on a man's responsibility of being responsible for his family.


* Motel's "Finally acting like a man" moment. Even Tevye is impressed to the point that this is where he actually starts seriously considering the request. He's known Motel since he was a child, kind of still think of him as a child, and it doesn't help that Motel is softspoken and awkward and doesn't really stand up for himself. Then Motel (soon after twice asking Tevye not to shout at him) finally has had enough and shouts back that just because he's poor doesn't mean he and Tzeitel shouldn't be happy. It's so out of character for him that it basically shocks Tevye into giving it serious consideration.

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* Motel's "Finally acting like a man" moment. Even Tevye is impressed to the point that this is where he actually starts seriously considering the request. He's known Motel since he was a child, kind of still think of him as a child, and it doesn't help that Motel is softspoken and awkward and doesn't really stand up for himself. Then Motel (soon after twice asking Tevye not to shout at him) finally has had enough and shouts back that just because he's poor doesn't mean he and Tzeitel shouldn't be happy. It's so out of character for him that it basically shocks Tevye into giving it serious consideration. He also then swears that he will not let Motel starve. So not only is he standing up for himself but he's showing that he understands that he's taking on a man's responsibility of being responsible for his family.


* Model's "Finally acting like a man" moment. Even Tevye is impressed to the point that this is where he actually starts seriously considering the request. He's known Model since he was a child, kind of still think of him as a child, and it doesn't help that Model is softspoken and awkward and doesn't really stand up for himself. Then Model (soon after twice asking Tevye not to shout at him) finally has had enough and shouts back that just because he's poor doesn't mean he and Tzeitel shouldn't be happy. It's so out of character for him that it basically shocks Tevye into giving it serious consideration.
-->'''Model''': "Even a poor tailor is entitled to ''some'' happiness!"

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* Model's Motel's "Finally acting like a man" moment. Even Tevye is impressed to the point that this is where he actually starts seriously considering the request. He's known Model Motel since he was a child, kind of still think of him as a child, and it doesn't help that Model Motel is softspoken and awkward and doesn't really stand up for himself. Then Model Motel (soon after twice asking Tevye not to shout at him) finally has had enough and shouts back that just because he's poor doesn't mean he and Tzeitel shouldn't be happy. It's so out of character for him that it basically shocks Tevye into giving it serious consideration.
-->'''Model''': -->'''Motel''': "Even a poor tailor is entitled to ''some'' happiness!"


* "Even a poor tailor is entitled to ''some'' happiness!" Even Tevye is impressed.

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* Model's "Finally acting like a man" moment. Even Tevye is impressed to the point that this is where he actually starts seriously considering the request. He's known Model since he was a child, kind of still think of him as a child, and it doesn't help that Model is softspoken and awkward and doesn't really stand up for himself. Then Model (soon after twice asking Tevye not to shout at him) finally has had enough and shouts back that just because he's poor doesn't mean he and Tzeitel shouldn't be happy. It's so out of character for him that it basically shocks Tevye into giving it serious consideration.
-->'''Model''':
"Even a poor tailor is entitled to ''some'' happiness!" Even Tevye is impressed.


* "L'Chaim (To Life)" also deserves a mention. It can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvr8AjT0aD0 here]]. Not only will it make you want to get wasted, but the Cossacks breaking it down is nothing short of fantastic.

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* "L'Chaim (To Life)" also deserves a mention. It can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvr8AjT0aD0 here]]. Not only will it make you want to get wasted, but the Cossacks breaking it down is nothing short of fantastic.fantastic, as is the Russians and Jews repeatedly settling their tension by dancing together instead of fighting.



* "Even a poor tailor is entitled to ''some'' happiness!"

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* "Even a poor tailor is entitled to ''some'' happiness!"happiness!" Even Tevye is impressed.


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*** That dance is still done as "Shtick" (dances done in order to please the Bride and Groom) to this day at some Jewish weddings. (specifically, at this troper's parents wedding... where there was a guy balancing a bottle, a cardboard, and 4 bottles on top of the cardboard)
** ''Most'' productions use trick hats. This Troper attended her sister's middle school production, where six girls did the Bottle Dance with no tape, no string, just flat-topped hats and bottles. In three performances, only a single hat was dropped, even when they went from standing to kneeling and back!

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** Some of them have even found the dance is ''easier'' without a trick hat. You just wear a hat big enough, push in the top, then rest the bottle in the dent. The tape to hold the bottle in place often isn't strong enough anyway.

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** Just the song itself is awesome.

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** ''Most'' productions use trick hats. This Troper attended her sister's middle school production, where six girls did the Bottle Dance with no tape, no string, just flat-topped hats and bottles. In three performances, only a single hat was dropped, even when they went from standing to kneeling and back!

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*** That dance is still done as "Shtick" (dances done in order to please the Bride and Groom) to this day at some Jewish weddings. (specifically, at this troper's parents wedding... where there was a guy balancing a bottle, a cardboard, and 4 bottles on top of the cardboard)


* Tevye intimidating the constable after receiving the news that they have to leave. "This. Is Still. My land. Get. Off. My land."

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* Tevye intimidating the constable after receiving the news that they have to leave. "This. Is Still. My land. Get. Off. My land.""
* "Even a poor tailor is entitled to ''some'' happiness!"

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* Tevye intimidating the constable after receiving the news that they have to leave. "This. Is Still. My land. Get. Off. My land."

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** You'll notice, that the first part of that sequence is all one shot, which is mad impressive.


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* The whole soundtrack, but especially "Sunrise, Sunset".
* "L'Chaim (To Life)" also deserves a mention. It can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvr8AjT0aD0 here]]. Not only will it make
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* DarkReprise - The chorus comes on and sings "Tradition" after Tevye [[spoiler: disowns Chava]].
* The Broadway revival (at least) had the chorus reprise the dance of "Tradition," too - only now it's a dance of entrapment and anguish from which no-one can escape.

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