Yes, on July 14th we will be celebrating what late 80′s cinema goers saw for the first time ever, a rip roaring, can’t believe this is happening, pretend orgasm in public.
And to help us celebrate, here’s one of the funniest skits you will ever see.
Improv Everywhere is the NYC improv group that terrorizes New Yorkers with funny pranks. They are the perpetrators of the annual no pants subway rides and one of their other tricks among many is to re-enact scenes from movies: they’ve done Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter to name a few.
Now they have re-created the most famous New York delicatessen scene of all time, the orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally.
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Only in true Improv everywhere style they step it up a notch. As you watch, wait to see where they suddenly veer off course.
It’s like going down a hilarious rabbit hole because every person in the world knows this scene and it’s equally funny punch line. “I’ll have what she’s having”.
So we follow along knowing the script, the hair tossing, the grimacing, the blank incomprehension of the guy waiting for that punch line.
As with all Improv everywhere skits, a lot of the fun is in watching the spectator’s delight as they realize what is going on. In this case the young bus boys, the male counter staff and various diners in Katz’s are filled glee as the skit unfolds. And because it is so well known what is happening is obvious almost from the get go.
So thank you Improv Everywhere, you are one of the delights of New York living. And thank you for giving us a wonderful way of celebrating an iconic scene from New York culture.