The Most Famous Line From Dirty Dancing Was Never Meant to Be in the Movie

It is very probable that Dirty Dancing is responsible for your sexual awakening.

But even if not, it's still a culturally and personally impactful movie in many other ways.

The world was forever changed 30 years ago when Patrick Swayze turned to Jennifer Grey and proclaimed:

"Nobody puts baby in the corner."

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It quickly became the film's most famous line—but as it turns out, it was never intended to be.

Eleanor Bergstein, the writer of Dirty Dancing, tells The Huffington Post:

"I don’t think anybody thought it was too great a line. Patrick didn’t want to say it, but I just said, ‘Well, just say it once and then the next time, just go up and do the speech and maybe we won’t use it.’ But we decided to use it."

It ended up being an iconic moment, but German viewers never got to experience it.

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Bergstein sAysha that in the German dubbed version of the film, Swayze's character says "My baby belongs to me, this is clear."

Nevertheless, it still had the intended effect. She explains:

"I said, ‘Oh, my God, I’m going to be thrown out of feminist heaven, what is this?!’ But it turns out that there was as huge and explosive reaction to that line in Germany, as iconic a line as ‘Nobody puts Baby in the corner. That actually delights me because that means that it’s [about] the place in the story rather than the line itself, and I was always afraid that line was going to end up on my tombstone."

Bergstein might not have that line carved into her grave, but she'll definitely be remembered for it for years to come.

H/t: The Huffington Post