I think that's where the show nails it. It's very true to life, not everything is a comic riff or a downbeat moment.. it's not all drama or comedy. That's what made Roger's moment so damn funny.. it was so somber in that room before he walked in and cracked that line that I almost choked when he said it. And it was played perfectly - he didn't deliver it like a punchline waiting for a laugh, it was delivered like it was a statement of fact, which made it all the better. This is a show that uses nuance and setting in a way that is fantastic. There are episodes I have watched repeatedly and I marvel at the performances to make everything ring so true. When I think about the top ten scenes of MM I'd show people, that's one of them.. though the Carousel is definitely the top moment in the series for me.