Warning: Nostalgia overload ahead.
Nineties romantic comedies taught us a lot of life lessons. For example, a dress and some contacts will instantly transform any girl from the “ugly duckling” to a smokin’ hot popular cheerleader, and Prada backpacks need to be a staple item in the wardrobe of any high school girl.
Whether you love them, hate them, or binge-watch them with a cheap bottle of red and a family block of chocolate — rom-coms are great.
But the best part of these movies isn’t the classic one-liners:
Or the horrible stereotypes:
It’s because they’re filled with incredible trivia that you didn’t even know about.
Here are 15 things you never knew about your favourite 90s rom-coms. You’re welcome.
1. One of the most famous scenes in You’ve Got Mail was completely improvised.
There’s a scene in You’ve Got Mail, the 1998 classic Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan romance about pen pals (basically the pre-Tinder), that was ad-lipped by Hanks.
When his character closes the door on the balloons and says, ‘Good thing it wasn’t the fish’ it was a mistake. The director thought it was hilarious and kept it in.
2. There’s a plaque in New York celebrating the famous orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally.
The scene where Meg Ryan‘s character fakes an orgasm was filmed in Katz Delicatessan in New York City. To this day, there’s a sign on the table where the orgasm was filmed that says “When Harry Met Sally… Hope you have what she had!”