In S6 E15 of FRIENDS, Fat Monica slaps her Kit Kat bars before handing them to Chandler. Is this an enthusiastic gesture or is there a significance to doing this?

  • on the tip of my brain I've got something that resembles an American tradition with betting or something, but I can't quite recall what it is.
    – DForck42
    Dec 11, 2017 at 18:47
  • @DForck42 I don't think that's that. It could be "possibly" displaying Monica's hesitation to give out her food, considering kitkat being one of her favorite (Can't remember when, but I remember someplace she expressed kitkat was one of her favs)
    – Vishwa
    Dec 13, 2017 at 14:03

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It's just an enthusiastic gesture.

She's slapping the Kit Kat bar lightly to draw Chandler's attention to it. In doing so, she emphasizes how "valueable" this is to her, and hints at the idea that her giving it to him is an important sacrifice on her part.

I dug up a clip of the action in question (here; for those who are interested, scroll down to the section titled "My last Kit Kat bar" - the slap happens right at the start of the short video clip.)

In the same way, a person might slap a magazine (back when we still read magazines) or a newspaper while discussing a particularly interesting/controversial article within with someone else. The purpose of the slap is really just to draw attention to the object being slapped, for emphasis.

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    Grabbing it tight (and not letting it go) after the slaps also emphasizes the importance (value) of that bar. Dec 12, 2017 at 18:06

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