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19 TV Couple Moments You Didn't Realize Were Improvised By The Actors

In Season 6 of Glee, Sue locks Kurt and Blaine in an elevator together to force them to reconcile. The majority of that scene's dialogue was actually ad-libbed by Chris Colfer and Darren Criss themselves.

1. First, on Stranger Things, that second kiss between Joyce and Hopper in the episode "The Piggyback" (Season 4, Episode 9) wasn't scripted.

Hopper and Joyce kissing

2. On Friends, Ross's infamous "I take thee, Rachel" bit at the altar wasn't in the original script. David Schwimmer (who played Ross) accidentally messed up his lines, and it gave the writers inspiration.

"I, Ross, take thee, Rachel..."

3. On The O.C., Ben McKenzie (who played Ryan) improvised the moment in the pilot where Ryan lights Marissa's cigarette using his own.

Screenshots from "The O.C."

4. On New Girl, a lot of that argument between Nick and Jess in the episode "Fluffer" (Season 2, Episode 3) was reportedly improvised.

Screenshots from "New Girl"

5. On Glee, Chris Colfer (who played Kurt) and Darren Criss (who played Blaine) ad-libbed the majority of the dialogue in that scene where they're trapped in the elevator together.

Screenshots from "Glee"

6. On The Office, John Krasinski (who played Jim) added in the line, "Don't do that...come on, I don't wanna do that," in response to Pam saying how much Jim's friendship has meant to her.

"I don't wanna do that."

7. On Dawson's Creek, Dawson famously sobs when Joey rejects him for Pacey. The crying was actually not in the script, but was instead an addition by James Van Der Beek (who played Dawson) himself.

Dawson crying

8. On Ginny & Georgia, Sara Waisglass (who plays Max) and Humberly González (who plays Sophie) improvised that entire "Did you make a sex playlist?" bit.

Screenshots from "Ginny & Georgia"

9. In the Season 2 finale of Gossip Girl, Leighton Meester ad-libbed Blair asking Chuck to say "I love you" twice.

"No, seriously, say it twice."

10. On How I Met Your Mother, Ted and Robin both have tears in their eyes when he tells her to go after Barney in the episode "The Final Page" (Season 8, Episode 12). The crying was reportedly not in the script, but a personal touch added by Josh Radnor (Ted) and Cobie Smulders (Robin) themselves.

Screenshots from "How I Met Your Mother"

11. On High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Joshua Bassett (who plays Ricky) ad-libbed that whole monologue where he tells Nini (Olivia Rodrigo) how he's loved her since the seventh grade.

"I've loved you since the first time you picked up your ukulele and you wrote a song about clouds."

12. On Teen Wolf, Crystal Reed (who played Allison) improvised Allison telling Scott (Tyler Posey) she loves him while she's dying.

Screenshots from "Teen Wolf"

13. On Our Flag Means Death, Taika Waititi (who plays Blackbeard) threw in that little toe touch between him and Stede (Rhys Darby).

Screenshot from "Our Flag Means Death"

14. On Euphoria, a lot of that infamous argument between Cassie (Sydney Sweeney) and Nate (Jacob Elordi) in "You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can" (Season 2, Episode 4) was added by the actors themselves. For example, Cassie's "I am crazier!" line was not in the original script.

Screenshots from "Euphoria"

15. On One Tree Hill, James Lafferty reportedly improvised the moment where Nathan grabs Haley's hand and pulls her in after they find out that their baby is going to be okay.

Screenshots from "One Tree Hill"

16. Also on One Tree Hill, the moment where Brooke (Sophia Bush) tells Julian (Austin Nichols) she's pregnant and they fall down laughing and crying wasn't entirely scripted. Bush revealed in an episode of the Drama Queens podcast that they were actually just super overcome with emotion while filming the scene.

Screenshots from "One Tree Hill"

17. On Veronica Mars, Jason Dohring (who played Logan) threw in the line where he jokingly asks Veronica's dad, "Five more minutes?" while he and Veronica are making out in the car.

Screenshots from "Veronica Mars"

18. On Degrassi: Next Class, Amanda Arcuri (who played Lola) actually forgot her lines while filming that first hallway scene with Eric Osborne (Miles).

Screenshots from "Degrassi: Next Class"

19. And finally, not exactly a couple scene, but it was too good not to include: On Riverdale, Casey Cott 100% improvised Kevin kissing Archie (KJ Apa).

Screenshots from "Riverdale"

Which one of these surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments!

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