History Film / WhenHarryMetSally

19th May '17 3:11:23 PM Kitchen90
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* AlliterativeName: Harry's ex, Helen Hillson.
** ValuesDissonance: Harry mentions that she's keeping her maiden name (presumably for business purposes) during his engagement. This is clearly meant as foreshadowing since Helen's not that into Harry and will ditch him at the first opportunity. Twenty-five years later, a woman keeping her own name still isn't that common, but it's not a red flag.

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* AlliterativeName: Harry's ex, Helen Hillson. \n** ValuesDissonance: However, there's a bit of ValuesDissonance here because Harry mentions that she's keeping her maiden name (presumably for business purposes) during his engagement. This is clearly meant as foreshadowing since Helen's not that into Harry and will ditch him at the first opportunity. Twenty-five years later, a woman keeping her own name still isn't that common, but it's not a red flag.



-->'''Harry''': You know how a year to a person is like seven years to a dog?
-->'''Sally''' [{{beat}}] Is one of us supposed to be a '''dog''' in this scenario?

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-->'''Harry''': -->'''Harry:''' You know how a year to a person is like seven years to a dog?
-->'''Sally''' -->'''Sally:''' [{{beat}}] Is one of us supposed to be a '''dog''' in this scenario?



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Sally loudly fakes an orgasm in the middle of a restaurant, and a patron thinks something Sally ate was just that good.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
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Sally loudly fakes an orgasm in the middle of a restaurant, and a patron thinks something Sally ate was just that good.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Helen opting to keep her surname. (It should be noted that plenty of happily-married women keep their surname, but it's definitely meant to be ominous here.)
** Also, Harry's confession that his dates always end with him desperate to pull his clothes on and flee out the door.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Helen opting to keep her surname. (It should be noted that plenty of happily-married women keep their surname, but it's definitely meant to be ominous here.)
** Also, Harry's confession that his dates always end with him desperate to pull his clothes on and flee out the door.



* FunnyAnsweringMachine: In reverse. Harry fills up Sally's machine with profuse apologies.
--> *beep* "Hi, it's me! It is the holiday season and I thought I'd just remind you that this is the season for charity and forgiveness. And although it's not widely known, it is also [[AintTooProudToBeg the season of groveling]]. So if you felt like calling me back, I'd be more than happy to do the traditional Christmas grovel."

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* FunnyAnsweringMachine: FunnyAnsweringMachine:
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In reverse. Harry fills up Sally's machine with profuse apologies.
--> ---> *beep* "Hi, it's me! It is the holiday season and I thought I'd just remind you that this is the season for charity and forgiveness. And although it's not widely known, it is also [[AintTooProudToBeg the season of groveling]]. So if you felt like calling me back, I'd be more than happy to do the traditional Christmas grovel."



-->"The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe you're either [[ForInconveniencePressOne (a) not at home, (b) home but don't want to talk to me]], or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick (c) home, desperately want to talk to me, but trapped under something heavy]]. If it's either (a) or (c), please call me back."
* GallowsHumor: Harry peruses the obituary section when hunting for apartments.
-->"Mr Kline died yesterday, leaving behind a wife, two children, and [[TheTriple a spacious three bedroom apartment with a wood burning fireplace]]."

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-->"The --->"The fact that you're not answering leads me to believe you're either [[ForInconveniencePressOne (a) not at home, (b) home but don't want to talk to me]], or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick (c) home, desperately want to talk to me, but trapped under something heavy]]. If it's either (a) or (c), please call me back."
* GallowsHumor: GallowsHumor:
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Harry peruses the obituary section when hunting for apartments.
-->"Mr --->"Mr Kline died yesterday, leaving behind a wife, two children, and [[TheTriple a spacious three bedroom apartment with a wood burning fireplace]]."



* HypocriticalHumor: Sally can't recall the name of her room-mate in college. A scene later, she shames Harry for forgetting her name, too.
-->'''Harry:''' Riiiight, I remember her, Amanda Rice--\\

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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Sally can't recall the name of her room-mate in college. A scene later, she shames Harry for forgetting her name, too.
-->'''Harry:''' --->'''Harry:''' Riiiight, I remember her, Amanda Rice--\\



* TheImmodestOrgasm: Sally fakes one in the middle of a crowded deli to prove a point to Harry.
** Some consider this [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame all there is to know about When Harry Met Sally]].
* IncrediblyLameFun: Battery-operated [[AdventurerOutfit pith helmet]]! [[AndADietCoke With fan.]]
-->'''Sally:''' [wearing hat] ''Why'' is this necessary in life?\\

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* TheImmodestOrgasm: Sally fakes one in the middle of a crowded deli to prove a point to Harry.
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Harry. Some consider this [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame all there is to know about When Harry Met Sally]].
* IncrediblyLameFun: IncrediblyLameFun:
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Battery-operated [[AdventurerOutfit pith helmet]]! [[AndADietCoke With fan.]]
-->'''Sally:''' --->'''Sally:''' [wearing hat] ''Why'' is this necessary in life?\\



* KavorkaMan: Harry must be a walking petri dish of venereal disease by this point. (Sally lampshades)

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* KavorkaMan: KavorkaMan:
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Harry must be a walking petri dish of venereal disease by this point. (Sally lampshades)



* LoveEpiphany / RaceForYourLove: Harry's running through the streets on New Year's Eve.

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* LoveEpiphany / RaceForYourLove: LoveEpiphany[=/=]RaceForYourLove: Harry's running through the streets on New Year's Eve.



** MatchmakerCrush: Harry and Sally set each other up with their best same-gender friends. [[BetaCouple Marie and Jess]] hit it off with ''each other'' instead.
* MeaningfulName: Sally [[ThePollyanna Albright]], Harry ''Burns.''

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** * MatchmakerCrush: Harry and Sally set each other up with their best same-gender friends. [[BetaCouple Marie and Jess]] hit it off with ''each other'' instead.
* MeaningfulName: Sally [[ThePollyanna Albright]], and Harry ''Burns.''



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The movie was based on Director Rob Reiner's own dating experiences and frustrations (he was recovering from a divorce just as Harry was), and, as he was single at the time, originally Harry would not get with Sally at the end. The decision of the happier ending where they get together apparently was a result of Reiner meeting and eventually marrying a woman during the film's production.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: RealLifeWritesThePlot:
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The movie was based on Director Rob Reiner's own dating experiences and frustrations (he was recovering from a divorce just as Harry was), and, as he was single at the time, originally Harry would not get with Sally at the end. The decision of the happier ending where they get together apparently was a result of Reiner meeting and eventually marrying a woman during the film's production.



* SeinfeldianConversation: Arguing over whether Ingrid Bergman should have stayed with Bogart in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.

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* SeinfeldianConversation: SeinfeldianConversation:
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Arguing over whether Ingrid Bergman Creator/IngridBergman should have stayed with Bogart Creator/HumphreyBogart in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.



* StunnedSilence: After their first meal together, Harry stares at Sally like she's from Mars.
** There's also the entire diner after Sally's 'orgasm'.

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* StunnedSilence: StunnedSilence:
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After their first meal together, Harry stares at Sally like she's from Mars.
** There's also the The entire diner after Sally's 'orgasm'.



* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: High-maintenance women, and low maintenance women.
-->'''Sally:''' ...And Ingrid Bergman is ''low'' maintenance?\\

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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: High-maintenance women, and low maintenance low-maintenance women.
-->'''Sally:''' ...And Ingrid Bergman is ''low'' maintenance?\\''low''-maintenance?\\



* TongueTwister: But I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie.

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* TongueTwister: But "But I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie."
19th May '17 2:29:50 PM Decima
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* TongueTwister: But I would be proud to partake in your pecan pie.

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* TongueTwister: But I would be proud to partake in of your pecan pie.
26th Jan '17 1:38:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: They drive off the University of Chicago campus on the south side to New York.... via a picturesque segment of Lake Shore Drive headed toward the south side [Did they have to visit a friend at Northwestern, Depaul or Loyola first?]
7th Jan '17 3:01:14 PM nombretomado
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** Grieving over his ex, Harry finds himself watching reruns of ''LeaveItToBeaver'' on Telemundo. By his own admission, he's not a well man.

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** Grieving over his ex, Harry finds himself watching reruns of ''LeaveItToBeaver'' ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' on Telemundo. By his own admission, he's not a well man.
20th Dec '16 5:35:51 AM Gesperitia
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* OppositesAttract: Sally is perpetually perky, Harry is death-obsessed.

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* OppositesAttract: Sally is perpetually perky, perky and obsessive with structure, while Harry is death-obsessed.morbid and obnoxious.


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** There's also the entire diner after Sally's 'orgasm'.
* SuperOCD: Sally obsesses over the most bizarre of minutiae, like not having sauces on her food (but on the side) and putting envelopes into the post box one at a time.
20th Dec '16 2:45:36 AM Gesperitia
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* JewishComplaining: While it is never explicitly stated that Harry is Jewish, he does find ways to complain about the most inane things, like Auld Lang Syne.
31st Jul '16 10:40:34 AM alnair20aug93
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* RapidFireYes: During the restaurant scene where Sally fakes an orgasm, she repeatedly yells "Yes!" near the end.
-->'''Nearby customer''': I'll have what she's having.
26th Jul '16 8:18:06 AM Veanne
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--->'''Sally''': They don't make "Sunday".
11th Jun '16 1:33:38 PM Mdumas43073
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10th May '16 7:07:13 PM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:298:The poster so nice, [[SleeplessInSeattle they used it twice]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:298:The poster so nice, [[SleeplessInSeattle [[Film/SleeplessInSeattle they used it twice]].]]



[[DeadpanSnarker Harry Burns]] (Crystal) and [[WideEyedIdealist Sally Albright]] (Ryan) first meet in 1977, when they share a drive from college in Chicago to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. He's seeing her friend Amanda and comes on to her; she turns him down but says they can be friends. He points out that the guy friend will always be attracted to the female friend and want to sleep with her, thus they decide not to be friends. They revisit the question five years later when they happen to find themselves sharing an airline flight, once again resolving that no, they cannot.

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[[DeadpanSnarker DeadpanSnarker Harry Burns]] Burns (Crystal) and [[WideEyedIdealist WideEyedIdealist Sally Albright]] Albright (Ryan) first meet in 1977, when they share a drive from college in Chicago to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. He's seeing her friend Amanda and comes on to her; she turns him down but says they can be friends. He points out that the guy friend will always be attracted to the female friend and want to sleep with her, thus they decide not to be friends. They revisit the question five years later when they happen to find themselves sharing an airline flight, once again resolving that no, they cannot.
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