HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) — Poor Flick’s tongue is going to be stuck to that flagpole forever. Sort of.
A bronze statue inspired by the famous “triple dog dare” scene in the 1983 film “A Christmas Story” has been unveiled in Hammond, the hometown of Jean Shepherd, who narrated the movie based on his own autobiographical stories.
In one of the most famous scenes in the movie, the character Flick gets his tongue frozen to a flagpole, after a schoolyard dare from his pal Schwartz, in a failed attempt to prove his tongue wouldn’t stick to the pole.