Idgie Threadgoode
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Idgie Threadgoode (Character)
from Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Frank Bennett: Well, hello there, miss. And who might you be?
Idgie Threadgoode: Towanda, to you. Who're you?
Frank Bennett: Oh, ah, Frank Bennett's the name, Miss... ah, Towanda.
Idgie Threadgoode: Hmm.
Frank Bennett: I must say, you are looking mighty fine today.
Idgie Threadgoode: You a politician, or does lying just run in your family?

Idgie Threadgoode: I don't know what's worse, church or jail.

Idgie Threadgoode: I can't believe he swore on the Bible!
Ruth: Well, if that judge had looked any closer, he'd have seen that it was a copy of Moby Dick.

Idgie Threadgoode: That's right, you gump-face, blown up, baboon-assed bastard!

Idgie Threadgoode: Believe me when I tell you, I don't want you to move out.

Idgie Threadgoode: There's so many
[voice breaking]
Idgie Threadgoode: things I want to say to you.
Ruth: No, I love your stories. Tell me a story, Idgie.
[pause]
Ruth: Go on you ol' Bee Charmer, tell me a good tall tale.

Idgie Threadgoode: One time, there this this lake
[pause]
Idgie Threadgoode: and uh, it was right outside of town. We used to go fishin' and swimmin' and canoein' in it, and uh
[sniffle]
Idgie Threadgoode: this one November this flock o'ducks came in and landed on that lake, and uh the tempurature dropped sp fast that the lake froze right there and then the ducks, they flew off ya see
[voice breaking]
Idgie Threadgoode: and took the lake with them
[small sob]
Idgie Threadgoode: and uh, now they say that lake is over in Georgia...
[quite]
Idgie Threadgoode: imagin' that.
[walks over to Ruth]
Idgie Threadgoode: [sobs and starts to cry]

Idgie Threadgoode: [chasing Ruth] Where the hell are you going with my money?
Ruth: [walking to the car] We're going home!
Idgie Threadgoode: Who are you to boss be around?
Ruth: I'm the one holding your money, that's who.

Idgie Threadgoode: See, now is a time for courage. I guess you already know that there are angels masquerading as people walking around this planet and your mom was the bravest one of those.

Idgie Threadgoode: You're never gonna jump, are you?
Ruth: Don't you ever say never to me.

Ruth: I've been thinkin', maybe I should move on because of Frank and all. I just... don't want you to feel like you have to look out for us. I just don't want to be selfish, that's all. Maybe if I wasn't here you'd settle down.
Idgie Threadgoode: I'm as settled as I ever hope to be.