Tonight on Glee, Will proposed to Emma. It’s always exciting watching the characters we love get their happy endings, with marriage proposals always exciting my inner romantic. Tonight’s proposal satisfied the 12-year-old girl inside me, but it didn’t really pop and I don’t really consider it memorable. It didn’t bring me close to tears, despite the walking on water, the white suit and top-hat and the synchronized swimming. (an interesting combination to say the least) and what a terrible song choice. It should have been something more classy and delicate, something more Emma Pilsberry, not Rihanna. If anyone proposes to me with a Rihanna song playing, I would say no, even more so if it involved synchronized swimming.(though I really want that one piece)
These are the best marriage proposals to brace our television sets, in recent years.
The Office Michael and Holly – The people who write the american version of ‘The Office’ in my opinion are amazing. How they always manage to capture each character, make you laugh and cry is truly a talent. If someone told me ‘you would be crying during a Michael Scott proposal’ I would have never believed them and been really embarrassed. But I am not embarrassed as it turns out (though maybe I should be) because it is really sweet. Michael walks Holly through the Office, recalling the significant moments they shared there. She then gets lead to the break room, with all the members of staff holding candles. CANDLES. Oh candles is usually enough for me to find anything romantic. Light a candle and I become an easy women. As she walks through, the members of staff ask her to marry her (which I didn’t quite get, but it led to some funny lines, after Gabe ‘an easy no’ and Ryan ‘the only one I was afraid of’) only for her whole desk to be filled with MORE CANDLES. oh! Then the sprinkler system going off. Oh perfect Office moment.
Sex and the City Miranda and Steve - Because Miranda proposed, a classic feminist perspective proposal from Sex and the City, over cheap $4 beers in Manhattan (I find it hard to believe you could get a beer for $4 in Manhattan) and because they said all their ‘I don’t’ before they said their I do’s
Yes this is a picture from the wedding.
The Office Jim and Pam – How much I would give to be Pam and get that sweetie. But his truck stop proposal was just “wow” mostly because he waited so long to have her and wasn’t going to wait anymore. Say it with me awwwwwwwwwwww.