The comedy throughout the film is consistent, revealing how internalised some characters’ humour is. They aren’t just those who notice or make the occasional joke; they are those annoying people who think everything is a joke. I’ve often wondered who such people might possibly wind up with without driving them insane, and this film appears to indicate that it would be another equally insane person. On paper, such a relationship makes sense, yet it is beyond the comprehension of rational individuals.
People who are pushed by the force of their emotions to admit that what they actually want differs from what they thought they wanted are our favourite type of lovebirds. A classic example would be the evergreen Rhett Butler and Scarlet O Hara, and many decades later, in a remote corner of the internet, Youssef and Stephanie. It is not a comparison of the couple’s iconicity, but rather a comment about why these types of couples are so amusing.