A "climatic" When Harry Met Sally scene gets reenacted at Katz's June 12th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie "When Harry Met Sally" (yes, time flies!), Katz's Delicatessen in New York City (Manhattan's Lower East Side, to be more precise) is getting in on the action by hosting a contest. What do you have to do? Just fake something. Like Meg Ryan did.

Meg Ryan's character "Sally" uttered the orgasm heard 'round the world in the movie during a conversation about dating with Billy Crystal, who of course played "Harry." Claiming a guy wouldn't know the difference between a real one and a fake one, and Harry claiming he could, Sally proceeded to interrupt her meal with a brief moan - followed by her 66 seconds of distracting all the other diners. The line of the movie (in my opinion) was right after Sally finished her fake orgasm display: a woman saying to the server "I'll have what she's having." (The woman is actually the mother of Rob Reiner, who directed the film.)

Katz's is ready for more, are you? On June 12, 2019 - the 30th anniversary of the release of When Harry Met Sally, the deli is hosting a contest for the best reenactment of Meg Ryan's scene. Any courageous patrons can try their luck at faking it at the exact same table as in the scene, as judges look, listen, and figure out a winner.

No idea on what the prizes will be, but I'm guessing whoever wins can fake excitement even if the prize is lame.

Eric Paulsen

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