This is why I'm giving the new ABC Family show "Bunheads" another three episodes at least. Not only do they write like this, they get actors (the guy who played Cameron in Ferris Bueller!) who can deliver it in exactly the deadpan, candid, emotionally vulnerable, dorktastic way it needs. It feels like Pushing Daisies, and, for me, that's a really good thing.
Hubbell: Michelle, let me take care of you. marry me.
Michelle: Oh, Hubbell, no!
Hubbell: I can make you happy.
Michelle: No, you don't understand! I suck at relationships. I'm like Godzilla! Men run from me, they flee! -- Not just Japanese men, all nationalities flee.
Hubbell: I won't flee.
Michelle: Buy some comfortable shoes.
Hubbell: I promise you, I won't flee. I'll be the one scientist who understands you. The one who knows you're not burning the city down because you're evil, you're burning the city down to protect the giant lizard eggs you've just laid in a cave by the ocean. A cave no one knows is there … but me.
Michelle: God, that's beautiful.
Hubbell: No, you're beautiful. And you deserve to be happy. What do you say?
I think we all do.