My Best Friend's Wedding

Paramount Pictures

"Someday, when I'm awfully low..."

If those lyrics don't immediately conjure happy memories of Julia Roberts, this isn't the story for you. For the rest of us, let's take a moment to light a candle for the cinematic genius that was My Best Friend's Wedding. No movie has ever given us more joy, or made us want to eat at a lobster shack more than the tale of two BFFs trying to make it work. 

And now the flick is coming to the small screen! E! News has learned that ABC is developing a sequel of sorts, that would follow Jules (Roberts' character) life back in NYC post-wedding. Michael married Kimmy, and now Jules has to lean on Svengali and general life genius George (originally played by Rupert Everett) to get by.

While the news is exciting at first, this could also go very, very badly. My Best Friend's Wedding is a real classic, and attempting to recreate that onscreen magic could be akin to blasphemy in the world of '90s pop culture. Audiences won't be looking for an exact replica of the movie, but it would be nice if a few elements and homages could make it into the final script. Here are 12 ideas. 

1. A karaoke scene. It doesn't have to be "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself," but this time Kim definitely gets to force the song of choice on Jules. Karma, girl.

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2. Jules stress-smokes. So this is unhealthy or whatever and in 2015 people aren't supposed to be smoking. But we love seeing her go off the rails, and it just doesn't feel right unless she's chain-smoking in the hallway of a five-star hotel.

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3. An homage to the horrible, horrible bridesmaid dresses of the '90s. The more voluminous the tulle, the better.

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4. At least one tender, heart-wrenching moment between Jules and Michael. He's another woman's man by law now, but she was his first! And they have a connection! And we'll never let this go.

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5. A cat fight. Bonus points if there's a crazy lady yelling "Kimmy!" in the background.

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6. A new food reference. Because today's youth needs their own version of "I could be Jell-O!:

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7. George's harsh-but-fair come-to-Jesus talks. He's a voice of reason in the most insightful way, and it seems like Jules will still need him to reel her in every once in awhile. 

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8. Pinterest-worthy inspirational sentiment. This is a rom-com, okay? There need to be a few cheesy lines that young girls can scrawl into their diaries pin with abandon.

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9. A Dermot Mulroney cameo. He provided a sexual awakening for so many middle school girls, so it's only fair for his beautiful mouth and soulful eyes to show up.

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10. A crazy-pants moment from Jules. The girl is so irrational but it's so amazing. Let's all hope that the sobering moment of watching the wedding actually happen doesn't sour her from making more ill-advised decisions.

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11. Dionne Warwick. Duh. 

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12. Just a few tears. This is going to be a sitcom, no doubt, but the audience needs some therapeutic cries for it to feel authentic 

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