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YMMV / My Man Godfrey

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  • Fountain of Memes: Irene. Most of her dialogue has created a cult following.
  • Iconic Scene: "[Godfrey] put me in the shower!" moment. When Irene pretends to faint to keep Godfrey around longer, he decides to shock her awake by sticking her in his shower and turning it on, just as Irene's mother walks in. Irene shrieks at her that she knows how much Godfrey cares about her because "he put me in the shower!" Many people who have seen this film often remember this part.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Godfrey loves me! He put me in the shower!"
    • There's also Irene telling Godfrey that she's terrible at telling jokes: "I never can think of the right thing to say 'til everybody's gone home."
    • Irene's monologs to try and get Godfrey to notice her with everyone in the room ignoring her.
      • "What is food?" is commonly referenced.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Some fans of William Powell squeed and swooned when they saw him as the homeless stubbly Godfrey in his debut scene.
  • The Scrappy: Irene can be annoying. Her voice can be grating, she doesn't listen when Godfrey says that he's not interested or ignores her flirting and her presence in the background can be interpreted as being an Attention Whore.

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