What do you remember about Fried Green Tomatoes?

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Test your knowledge about Idgie, Ruth, and the Whistle Stop Cafe in Alabama. Fried Green Tomatoes is a film about love, persistence, marriage, and friendship.

Where do Evelyn and her husband pull over to call for directions to the nursing home?

The small town of Whistle Stop is already long abandoned by the time Evelyn and Ed arrive. As Ed is on the pay phone, Evelyn hears a train. No train is on the tracks.

Who does Evelyn meet at the nursing home?

Evelyn and Ed are there to visit Ed's aunt, who hates Evelyn. To stay away from the aunt, Evelyn goes to eat candy in the common room. Ninny warms up immediately to Evelyn and puts her at ease.

Ninny's story opens with which tomboy character in a dress?

Idgie walks down the steps in a dress. Her sibling makes fun of her. She whips his butt and then climbs up into the treehouse. She attends the wedding in pants.

The movie Fried Green Tomatoes is based on what book?

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a novel by Fannie Flagg, released in 1987. The book explored taboo subjects at the time, including racism and lesbianism, while taking a look at family and aging.

The movie came out in what year?

In 1991, George H. W. Bush was the President of the United States. The Cold War ended as the USSR broke apart. Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested.

Who was Idgie's best friend as a child?

Buddy Threadgoode is played by Chris O'Donnell. Chris can be seen as G. Callen in NCIS: Los Angeles. Chris started his onscreen career in 1986 by playing Evan in Jack and Mike.

Who is Evelyn's husband?

Ed Couch is played by Gailard Sartain. Gailard started onscreen in 1972, playing Sheriff Orville P. Bullmoose on Hee Haw. His last role was as Charles Dean in 2005's Elizabethtown.

Evelyn tries to spice things up and keep the marriage interesting, but when Ed comes home from work each day he picks up his food and watches what?

Ed loves nothing more than to get home from work, pick up his dinner from the kitchen table, and head into the living room to watch sports as he eats. This leaves Evelyn to eat by herself. If he is not watching sports, he's playing them.

What brand of donuts does Evelyn take to the nursing home?

Krispy Kreme started in 1937, when the founder bought a secret doughnut recipe from a chef and rented a building in Winston-Salem, NC. The donuts were originally sold to local grocery stores. He then sold the Original Glazed doughnuts to customers from a sidewalk location.

After Buddy dies, who is the only person who can find Idgie?

Big George is played by Stan Shaw. Stan started his onscreen career in 1974 by playing Fontana in Fontana. He can also be seen as a Cowboy in Drive Me to Vegas and Mars.

Ruth finds Idgie in a bar playing poker with which character?

Grady Kilgore is played by Gary Basaraba. Gary's first role was in 1985, as Leon in Alamo Bay. He can also be seen as Uncle Mitch in Suburbicon.

Who does Idgie like to torture by mouthing off when he is talking in front of others?

Idgie rides in a truck and yells at Reverend Scroggins through the church windows as he is giving his sermon. She shines a mirror's reflection in his eyes when he is trying to conduct the marriage of her sister to her groom. Idgie also embarrasses the Reverend when he's chatting with townspeople.

Idgie talks Ruth into riding and then jumping out of what?

Idgie loves to ride the train and throw food from the train to the people in the makeshift camps along the tracks. When it's time to get off the train, Idgie makes Ruth jump off, by saying Ruth would never do it.

Idgie is a charmer of what creatures?

Idgie carefully takes a honeycomb from a large bee colony. She puts it in a jar for Ruth. The bees never sting her.

Who does Ruth marry?

Frank Bennett is played by Nick Searcy. Nick's first role was in 1985, playing Lee in the short film Killin' Time. He can be seen as Volakas in Hunter.

Who beats Big George?

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was started in 1866. It rapidly spread into almost every southern state by 1870. Its aim is to stop political and economic equality for African Americans.

In Evelyn's female power group, what are they supposed to look at with a mirror?

In the human female, it's the muscular and tube-like part of the female genital. The vagina allows for sexual intercourse and for the birth of children. Many believe that the vagina is the source of a woman's power.

Evelyn wants Ed to take her where?

Florida was the first section of the U.S. to be taken over by the Europeans. Ponce de León landed in Florida on April 2, 1513. He named the place the land of flowers, which in Spanish is La Florida.

When Idgie visits Ruth at her house, she sees that Ruth has what injury?

Idgie goes to Ruth's house at the request of her mother, to give Ruth a pie. As Ruth is talking to Idgie, she is short and to the point. When Frank calls for Ruth, she turns her head, and that's when Idgie sees the black eye.

Ruth and Idgie open up the Whistle Stop Cafe and become famous for serving what?

To make fried green tomatoes you would slice a green tomato, dredge the slices in flour, dip in egg, and dredge in cornmeal. Fry in hot oil and cook for two minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.

Who plays Evelyn Couch?

Kathy Bates started her onscreen career in 1977 by playing Phyllis on The Doctors. Through the years, she has had a busy TV and movie career, as she's always in demand. Kathy can be seen as Joan Blondell in the TV series Feud.

After Ruth leaves Frank, she has his baby. Who stops Frank from kidnaping his baby from the Whistle Stop?

Frank hits Sipsey a few times to get the baby. Smokey tries to stop Frank at the truck, but he gets hit a couple of times. As Frank is going after Smokey again, Sipsey whacks him on the head with an iron frying pan. No more Frank.

Besides Ruth, who else thinks Idgie killed Frank?

Sheriff Curtis Smoote is played by Raynor Scheine. His first role was in 1979 as the Professor in Something Short of Paradise. He was the Mayor in the 2013 video, N.Y.C. Underground.

Evelyn suffers from low self-esteem and no confidence. At every turn, someone takes advantage of her or treats her mean. Two girls driving a red vehicle of what model send her over the edge?

In German, a Volkswagen translates into a "people's car." It was envisioned by Adolf Hitler in 1934. He gave the order to Ferdinand Porsche to develop the car.

Smokey is addicted to what?

An alcoholic is a person who suffers from alcoholism. According to research, it runs in families, being passed down from parent to child as part of the DNA. Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic - the temptation to drink is something one might fight for a lifetime.

Who plays Idgie Threadgoode?

Mary Stuart Masterson started onscreen in 1975 as Kim Eberhart in The Stepford Wives. She's had a long career on both the big and little screens. She can be seen as Congresswoman Jenna Flemming in NCIS.

Who comes to Idgie's defense in court?

Reverend Scroggins is played by Richard Riehle. Richard's first role was in 1977 as a Bartender in Joyride. He can be seen as Keenan in 20 Weeks.

Evelyn loves to yell what word?

Towanda is a term first used in Fried Green Tomatoes. It's a word to express over-the-top excitement while doing something insane. Evelyn uses the word as she knocks down the wall in her home, as well as when she hits the VW bug.

To cheer her up, Buddy tells Idgie the story about what creatures and a pond?

The term Duck is the umbrella term for a species of waterfowl. Ducks normally have an elongated and broad body with a long neck. A duck's neck is not as long as that of a goose or swan.

Who plays Ruth Jamison?

Mary-Louise Parker started her career on Ryan's Hope in 1975. She's had a long career on TV and in the movies. She can be seen as Roma Guy in the TV mini-series, When We Rise.

Who really kills Frank?

Sipsey is played by Cicely Tyson. Cicely started in a TV series in 1951, as Tony in Frontiers of Faith. In 2016 she played Hattie in Showing Roots.

How do Idgie, Big George, and Sipsey get rid of Frank's body?

People hog boil to separate the skin from the bones. The meat is then taken and cooked. In the movie, Frank's body is barbecued and sold to the customers, including the Sheriff.

Ruth dies from what?

The movie never reveals what type of cancer kills Ruth. Overall, cancer is a disease with abnormal cell growth (tumors) that has the potential to spread. Not all tumors are cancerous.

When Evelyn goes to the nursing home, who does she think has died?

When Evelyn arrives, a nurses' aide is taking down Ninny's decorations, saying that she is no long there. Evelyn is very upset. That is when a nurse comes in and tell her that it's Ninny's friend who died - not Ninny. Ninny packed her belongings and went back to Whistle Stop.

Who plays Ninny Threadgoode?

Jessica Tandy started her onscreen career as a Maid in the 1932 film, The Indiscretions of Eve. Jessica had a long and distinguished career. Her last role was as Miss Beryl in 1994's Nobody's Fool. She passed away in that same year.

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