Can men and women be friends? When Harry Met Sally...

By: Maria Trimarchi

Which day of the week in Sally's day-of-the-week underpants were missing?

According to Sally, they don't make Sunday -- because of God.

Harry Burns and Sally Albright drive from where to where together after graduation?

Sally and Harry ride-share from Chicago to New York City.

Where in New York City does Sally drop off Harry?

Harry gets out in Washington Square Park.

Which then-relatively unknown musician wrote the score and sang on the soundtrack?

Harry Connick Jr. scored the film and sang songs on the soundtrack as well.

What type of woman is Sally, high maintenance or low maintenance, according to Harry?

Sally, according to Harry, is high maintenance but you think you're low maintenance.

What screenwriter's habits are Sally's fictional picky eating habits based on?

Sally's picky eating and ordering habits are based on Nora Ephron.

What Brat Pack starlet did the film's director, Rob Reiner, originally want to cast in the role of Sally?

Reiner envisioned Molly Ringwald as Sally.

What's Sally's first pie combination priority when she orders her dessert?

Sally's diner dessert order was: I’d like the pie heated, and I don’t want the ice cream on top, I want it on the side. And I’d like strawberry instead of vanilla if you have it. If not, then no ice cream, just whipped cream, but only if it’s real. If it’s out of a can, then nothing.

The actor who plays Sally's boyfriend, Joe, is the son of which U.S. president?

Steven Ford, the actor who plays Joe, is the son of former President Gerald Ford.

What was Harry's ex wife's name?

Helen ("She's keeping the name") Hillson is Harry's ex wife.

Harry and Jess go to a game of what professional sports league?

It's real footage of a 1988 game between the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions (and the Giants won).

Harry and Sally become friends after he stares at her in what type of store?

Harry and Sally begin to become friends after running into each other at Shakespeare and Co., on Broadway and 79th in New York City.

Where do Harry, Jess, Marie and Sally meet for their disastrous double date?

Harry, Jess, Marie and Sally meet for dinner at Café Luxembourg.

Which sentence, written by Jess, does Marie unknowingly quote back to him?

Marie quotes, "Restaurants are to people in the 80s what theater was to people in the 60s."

Who delivers the now-famous line, "I'll have what she's having"?

That's Rob Reiner's mother, Estelle.

Who would Sally rather be with, Rick Blaine or Victor Laszlo, in "Casablanca?"

She'd rather be first lady of Czechoslovakia than married to a man who owns a bar.

Harry sings 'The Surrey With the Fringe On Top.' What musical is it from?

"The Surrey With the Fringe On Top" is from the musical "Oklahoma!"

What do Jess and Marie fight over as they move in together?

"I want you to know," says Marie, "that I will never want that wagon wheel coffee table."

What Stephen King novel is Harry reading during the movie?

We see Harry reading "Misery," by Stephen King.

When Harry buys a new book, what part does he read first?

Harry reads the last page first.

What museum are Harry and Sally visiting when they pause to have the "pecan pie" conversation in the Egyptian room?

Harry and Sally are in the Egyptian room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What does Jess guess Sally's drawing is in Pictionary?

Sally is drawing "baby's breath," but Jess answers, "baby fish-mouth!"

When Rob Reiner uses split screen, he's paying homage to what film?

Reiner's split screen scenes were an homage to the 1959 film "Pillow Talk."

Before she meets Jess, who is the married man Marie is having an affair with?

Marie is having an affair with a man named Arthur. And nobody thinks he's ever going to leave his wife.

What role did Meg Ryan turn down to play Sally?

Meg Ryan was supposed to play the character of Shelby in "Steel Magnolias" but declined so she could play Sally.

Who turned down the role of Harry?

Albert Brooks turned down the role.

Who delivers the off-camera line, "Hey, everybody, 10 seconds until New Year's"?

That's director Rob Reiner delivering the line.

What magazine does Sally write for?

Sally writes for New York magazine.

Joe calls Sally to tell her he's getting married to whom?

Joe calls to say that she works in his office. She's a paralegal. Her name is Kimberly.

Harry loves it when Sally gets cold when it's what temperature out?

When Harry realizes he's in love with Sally, he tells her, among other things, "I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out."

Who were real-life best friends at the time?

Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal were best friends at the time the movie was made.

What kind of wedding cake did Harry and Sally have?

As Sally describes it, it was a "huge coconut cake with tiers and there was this very rich chocolate sauce on the side."

After saying that "three months later we got married," Sally corrects herself and says what?

She corrects herself, adding the 12-year relationship before they fell in love: "Twelve years and three months."

How did the original script end?

Nora Ephron's script originally had Harry and Sally staying just friends.

What was the title of the film before it became, "When Harry Met Sally?"

"When Harry Met Sally" was almost called "Harry, This Is Sally." Or "How They Met." Or even "Playing Melancholy Baby."

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Can men and women really be friends, or does the sex part always get in the way? It's the question When Harry Met Sally explores, along with "transitional person," whether or not Mallomars are the greatest cookie of all time , and how you'll just know the way you know about a good melon.

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