Sally: So what do you do with these women, you just get up out of bed and leave?
Sally: Well explain to me how you do it. What do you say?
Harry: You’d say you have an early meeting, early haircut or a squash game.
Sally: You don’t play squash.
Harry: They don’t know that they just met me.
Sally: That’s disgusting.
Harry: I know, I feel terrible.
Sally: You know I’m so glad I never got involved with you. I just would’ve ended up being some woman you had to get up out of bed and leave at three o’clock in the morning and clean your and irons, and you don’t even have a fireplace. Not that I would noticed.
Harry: Why are you getting so upset? This is not about you.
Sally: Yes it is. You are a human affront to all women and I am a woman.
Harry: Hey I don’t feel great about this but I don’t hear anyone complaining.
Sally: Of course not you’re out of the door too fast.
Harry: I think they have an OK time.
Sally: How do you know?
Harry: What do you mean how do I know? I know.
Sally: Because they…
Harry: Yes, because they…
Sally: And how do you know that they really…
Harry: What are you saying, that they fake orgasm?
Sally: It’s possible.
Harry: Get outta here!
Sally: Why? Most women at one time or another have faked it.
Harry: Well, they haven’t faked it with me.
Sally: How do you know?
Harry: Because I know.
Sally: Oh, right, that’s right, I forgot, you’re a man.
Harry: What is that supposed to mean?
Sally: Nothing. It’s just that all men are sure it never happened to them and that most women at one time or another have done it, so you do the math.
Harry: You don’t think that I could tell the difference?
Harry: Get outta here.
Harry: Are you OK?
Sally: Oh…Oh god…Ooo Oh God…Oh…Oh…Oh…Oh God… Oh yeah right there Oh! Oh…Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes…Oh…Oh… Yes Yes Yes….Oh…Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes…Oh…Oh… Oh… Oh God Oh… Oh… Huh…
Sally finishes, looks at Harry and smiles. Harry looks back, looking a little uneasy.
Lady from another table: I’ll have what she’s having.
— When Harry Met Sally… (1989), written by Nora Ephron
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is dinner scene, suggested by Turambar. Today’s suggestion by blknwite.
Trivia: The orgasm scene was filmed at Katz’s Deli, an actual restaurant on New York’s E. Houston Street. The table at which the scene was filmed now has a plaque on it that reads, “Where harry met sally… hope you have what she had!”
Dialogue On Dialogue: I’ve read where the fake orgasm added at least $10M in box office revenue. The value of a memorable movie moment!