Friends with Benefits — you know that other buddy sex romantic comedy that wasn’t the dreadful No Strings Attached — has just released its blooper reel in anticipation of its DVD launch.
There is nothing remarkable or remarkably funny in the snippets that have been allowed onto the interwebs (over at Entertainment Weekly’s website) — it’s the usual flubbed lines and general tongue-tiedness.
For a brief moment at the beginning of the clip as Justin Timberlake and Woody Harrelson struggle during a party scene, a glass can be heard shattering in the background, at which point Timberlake proclaims “Mazel Tov!”
My question is this: Is it possible for a glass to accidentally break and not utter “Mazel Tov” or has the sound of glass shattering become inextricably bound up in Jewish marriage? Is it possible to make a different joke in response to that sound?
I can’t seem to think of any.