Zelda Rubenstein in Sixteen Candles: what were the noises when she walked?

During a post-wedding scene in Sixteen Candles, Zelda Rubenstein’s character is walking through the church, and there are noises associated with her movement. Is that supposed to be liquor sloshing around in a flask, or something else (I have no idea what)?

I always assumed it was liquor in a flask.

I believe it’s her shoes squeaking. At least I hope so since for the last 30 years any time I’m wearing a pair of shoes that squeak I joke that I’m wearing my"sixteen Candles Shoes".

This is what I always thought too, because she also mutters “I need a drink” as she walks away from Molly Ringwold.

Not to be gross but I thought she had an adult diaper on and it was making a squishing sound. LOL. That was the first thing I thought way back when.

:rofl: :joy: :rofl: :joy: :rofl:

Do zombies wear adult diapers?

She wasn’t a zombie. HUH???

NJS36: you resurrected a thread from 2015. This is called a zombie thread or zombie.

Welcome to Straight Dope!

OOPS. I didn’t realize. Sorry. I don’t know the lingo. Forgive me. :upside_down_face:

Even my 25-year-old daughter didn’t know what a zombie thread is.

I’m not sure that it’s a term anywhere else but here. But, when someone resurrects a long-dead discussion here on this board, it’s almost invariably called a zombie.

No, but they dream of them.

I haven’t seen the movie, but was Zelda by any chance a BBW?

In high school, I had an English Lit teacher of very ample proportions. You could hear her coming a mile away from the noise her panty hose made as her thighs rubbed together.

(True story!)

Zelda Rubinstein was a very well known little person.

Never heard of her. But looking at her photos, I can see she too was of ample proportions.

Here it is on YouTube. It sounds like sloshing and a bit of glass tinkle. I would say with certainty that she is supposed to be carrying a liquor bottle in her bag. And her last line is “Boy I need a drink.”

Never saw Poltergeist?

Believe it or not, no. Just the scenes where the family is terrorized.

(I didn’t get around much in the early '80s.)

Guess what? This is no longer a zombie post! :slight_smile: