Knowing me, I probably considered a more dramatic version of this. I clearly rejected that, however, and went with the light-hearted approach.
I am very glad I did. For one thing, I think these two are hilarious. For another, it shows a bit of family resemblance between them and Elliot in that they instantly accept Ellen as one of their own and will immediately do their best for her. And finally, it's easy to overdo drama. This is comic should definitely have its dramatic moments, but it's ulitmately a comedy, darn it.
Commentary added November 30, 2014