Feeling nostalgic nearly 20 years after its release, the comedy film’s co-star, Zooey Deschanel, took to Instagram and shard images from the scene where her character, Jovie, is ordered by her boss at Gimbels to make ‘six inch ribbon curls, honey,’ for which she defiantly shoots back, ‘That’s impossible.’
With the debate over whether it’s actually possible to make six inch ribbon curls having been waged during those two decades, Deschanel doubled down on her assertion that it’s still impossible.
Feeling nostalgic: Zooey Deschanel, now 42, shared a couple of images from a classic scene in Elf (2003), and doubled down on her character Jovie’s assertion that it’s impossible to do ‘six inch ribbon cuts’
Fans may recall, the Gimbles manager, played by Faizon Love, followed up his ribbon curl request by making it more of a demand: ‘SIX …. INCHES….,’ he said in the scene, ending the conversation.
‘When he asks for 6 inch ribbon curls… (that’s impossible),’ the actress, now 42, declared in the caption, alongside a photo of herself decked out in a red and green Christas ensemble.
The image shows Jovie flashing a not-so-enthusiastic look towards the boss at the time of the request.
Not having it: Jovie flashed a not-so-enthusiastic look after her boss at Gimbels followed up his six inch ribbon curl request by making it more of a demand: ‘SIX …. INCHES….,’ he said in the scene, ending the conversation
Zooey seen on November 12
She may, in fact, be right about it being impossible, when you take into account that her character is supposed to lack skills and come across as lazy and uninspired at work.
On top of that: she doesn’t love Christmas the way Will Farrell’s character, Buddy Hobbs, aka Buddy the Elf, expects everyone should.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by David Berenbaum, Elf tells the story of Buddy, a human raised by Santa’s elves who learns about his origins and travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a children’s book publisher, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.
Christmas classic: In the film, Jovie, an unenthusiastic worker at Gimbels, becomes Buddy’s love interest
Classic: Elf was directed by Jon Favreau from a script by David Berenbaum; stars Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, James Caan are pictured snuggling up for a scene
Along with Ferrell, Deschanel, Caan and Love, the comedy also stars Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, Daniel Tay, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, Michael Lerner, Andy Richter, Kyle Gass, Artie Lange, Jon Favreau, Matt Walsh, Peter Billingsley, Mark Acheson and David Paul Grove.
It went on to become a major critical and commercial success, grossing $225.1 million at the worldwide box office on a $33 million budget.
Over the years, Elf has earned the distinction of being considered by many to be a modern classic, and is often listed among the greatest Christmas films of all time, due in part to Ferrell’s performance, which has been described as being one of his best of his career.
Bonafide hit: Elf went on to become a major critical and commercial success, grossing $225.1 million at the worldwide box office on a $33 million budget; actors Amy Sedaris, James Caan and Will Ferrell are pictured in a scene from Elf