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16th Jan 2018

This hilarious deleted scene from It is absolutely what we needed today

Oddly heartwarming.

Jade Hayden


Long live Georgie.

It is traditionally not seen as a heartwarming and funny film.

Alright, it’s got a few fairly hysterical parts and the friendship between the main characters is probably the sweetest thing to have ever been portrayed on screen but overall, it’s terrifying and scary and essentially one of the best horror films of 2017.

That being said, things on the It set clearly weren’t all doom and gloom seeing as producers decided to film a joke scene between Pennywise and Georgie.

And it’s gas.

For those of you who don’t remember or haven’t seen the movie (spoilers), at the very start of the film, little Georgie goes chasing his little newspaper boat down the road during an intense flood.

The boat floats into a drain and Georgie is, understandably, distraught.

He bends down for a little look down the drain and spots Pennywise the Clown.

Pennywise offers Georgie the boat, Georgie reaches out, Pennywise bites off the child’s arm, and eventually pulls him down the drain.

It’s horrifying.

However, a deleted alternate scene has shown that things don’t always have to be awful and that Georgie could have walked away from the situation unscathed.

If only.

The clip shows Georgie taking the boat back from Pennywise and toddling off back down the road.

Pennywise isn’t all that delighted about it, but sure look, he’ll find some other child to devour, probably.

People on Twitter were only delighted by the scene too, with many applauding producers for reshooting the scene to give Georgie (and the actor who played him) a happy ending.

Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise, previously said that he had worried about scaring the children on set.

He told Jimmy Kimmel:

“I approach him and scream in his face and we’re doing the scene, and he’s crying and gagging, and in the back of my head I’m like, ‘oh my God, I’m traumatizing this child! What am I doing?’

“And then they yell ‘cut’, and I go, ‘Are you OK?’ And he goes, ‘Love what you’re doing! Love what you’re doing with the character!’ And I was like, ‘Thank you.’”