As far as iconic cinematic moments go, Elle Woods’ genius “Bend and Snap” tactic from “Legally Blonde” ranks among the best of the best. After all, the pick-up move has a 98% success rate and, when used appropriately, has an 83% rate of return on a dinner invitation. That’s just a fact.
Almost 15 years after Reese Witherspoon first dropped that knowledge on us, she’s recreated the move for our nostalgic pleasure — but with a little twist.
Witherspoon was on hand to host Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting in Fayetteville, Ark. on Friday (June 5), where she debuted the “Bend, Snap, and Stock!” maneuver for efficient shelf restocking. After demonstrating the move herself, an enthusiastic Walmart employee hilariously mimicked it beside her (and totally nailed it, natch).
In hindsight, the move may not be all that practical... it kinda looks like one big full-body spasm that would leave guys feeling more dumbfounded than smitten. But if it worked for Elle, then it’s gotta work for everyone else, right?! After all, this is the brainy beauty who taught us these other certifiably brilliant lessons:
Happy people don’t kill their husbands.Tumblr
They just don’t.
You’re forbidden to wet your hair for at least 24 hours after getting a perm.Giphy
At the risk of deactivating the immonium thygocolate, duh. It’s the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance.
Orange is NOT the new pink.Giphy
Whoever said that was seriously disturbed.
If a guy can ID your last season Prada shoes, he’s probably gay.Giphy
And he probably left his Cher tape in the pool house one time.
A fluffy pink pen and a pink scented resume are law school necessities.Giphy
They add a little something extra, don’t you think?
Diminished capacity is to negate mens rea.
Still have literally no idea what this means TBH, but we watched the movie so many times that this line is somehow etched into our brains and will could maybe, possibly be useful one day? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯