What do you know about Romy and Michele's High School Reunion -- and who invented Post-its?
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About This Quiz
Do you know the answer to this pop quiz? "There's a guy in a rowboat going X miles, and the current is going, like, you know, some other miles, and how long does it take him to get to town?" Or that Will Ferrell was supposed to be at the reunion -- as a waiter! -- but the scene was cut? Let's find out how much you know about everyone's favorite BFFs. (The answer: Who cares? Who wants to go to town with a guy who drives a rowboat?)
Who invented the Post-it®, really?
Believe it or not, it wasn't Romy White or Michele Weinberger who invented the Post-it®. It was a man named Arthur Fry.
Who's the Mary and who's the Rhoda?
this will never be settled, ever
"I'm the Mary." "YOU'RE the Rhoda." This is one debate Romy and Michele will probably never settle.
Where do Romy and Michele live?
The pair shares a place on Venice Beach, in Los Angeles, California. The real building is now a hotel at 417 Ocean Front Walk.
Where did Romy and Michele go to high school?
Bayside High School, in Palisades, California
North Shore High School, in Evanston, Illinois
Sagebrush High School, in Tucson, Arizona
Romy and Michele went to the fictional Sagebrush High School, in Tucson, Arizona.
Shermer High School, in Shermer Illinois
What movie makes Michele cry?
Even though she says she never gets tired making fun of it, Michele gets sentimental about one particular scene from "Pretty Woman." "I just get really happy when they finally let her shop," she says.
What's Romy's job, before the reunion?
concierge at the Regent Beverly Wilshire
cashier at a Jaguar dealership
Romy works at an L.A. Jaguar dealership, as a cashier.
co-owner of Romy and Michele, on Rodeo Drive
What's in the new fat-free diet Romy invented?
all of these things (I know, right?)
All Romy's had to eat over the last six days? Gummy bears, jelly beans and candy corn. Michele's response? "I wish I had your discipline."
When they decide they need better jobs and boyfriends before the reunion, where does Michele apply for a job?
the Cartier jewelry store
Michele is, let's say, between jobs right now. But begins her job search by applying at Versace -- and screws up at her interview.
From whom does Romy borrow a car for the road trip home?
Romy borrows a jaguar from Ramon, who also works at the Jaguar dealership.
What did Heather Mooney invent?
Heather Mooney invented something to feed her smoking habit: quick-burning paper, for "twice the taste in half the time for the gal on the go."
Who was in love with Sandy Frink in high school?
While Sandy Frink pined for Michele Weinberger, Heather Mooney was "very much in love with him. Very much in love."
Who did Romy have a crush on in high school?
Romy's high school crush is Billy Christiansen, who crushed her spirit at prom.
Who wore a back brace during high school, Romy or Michele?
It was Michele who wore a back brace during high school. Remember that time at lunch when Christie Masters stuck magnets to "back-brace girl"?
How did Romy and Michele hear about their 10-year high school reunion?
Michele received an invitation
Romy received an invitation
they both received invitations
The pair hear about the reunion by accident, when Romy runs into Heather Mooney at the Jaguar dealership.
What's the first song on "the tape of all the nostalgic songs from high school to get us in the mood" that Michele makes for the road trip?
"Footloose," performed by Kenny Loggins
Cut loose! Footloose! Kick off your sunday shoes! "I have no idea what the rest of the lyrics are..."
"Our Lips Are Sealed," performed by The Go-Go's
"Turning Japanese," performed by The Vapors
"Venus," performed by Bananarama
What do Romy and Michele argue about on the drive from Los Angeles to Tucson?
who invented the Post-it®
who thought the Post-it® should be yellow
The road trip from Los Angeles to Tucson is a lot of time in the car, and a lot of that time for Romy and Michele is spent arguing about who invented the Post-it® notes, who thought of making them yellow and who's cuter.
What kind of lunch special do Romy and Michele ask for at the truck stop on their way to the reunion?
the plat du jour (the "dish of the day")
the business woman's special
Stopping at the truck stop, Romy asks the waitress, "Do you have some sort of business woman special?" Disappointed, she orders two burgers, fries and medium cokes."
two burgers, fries and medium cokes
Who was supposed to be between Michele Weinberger and Romy White in the yearbook, but wasn't?
Classmate Danny Weller lodged a complaint after Romy and Michele chose to share their yearbook space.
Billy Christiansen does dry wall for Christie's father's construction company, but at the reunion what does Christie say he does?
he's a successful real estate developer
Putting up dry wall isn't exactly the same thing as selling houses.
Who is the leader of the "A-Group"?
Cheryl, Christie, Kelly and Lisa are the "A-Group" in Romy and Michele's class at Sagebrush High, and Christie is their leader.
Who was not part of the "C-Group?
Heather Mooney and Sandy Frink
Romy and Michele weren't part of C-Group, which was "all the losers and honor students, like Sandy Frink and Heather Mooney."
Who plays classmate and head of the reunion committee, Toby Walters?
Each of these actors plays a character in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," but it's Camryn Manheim who plays classmate Toby Walters.
How many pounds are you supposed to deduct to account for your shoes when you weigh yourself?
Michele reminds Romy, as Romy laments gaining a pound despite her weight-loss efforts, to deduct 16 pounds for her shoes.
If anyone needs to make a call at the reunion, who has a phone?
Ah, 1997, when most people at the reunion wouldn't have a cellphone. But Romy does -- and it's a flip phone.
This is Michele's recipe for what? "Thermoset your resin, and then after it cools you have to mix in an epoxide, which is really just a fancy-schmancy name for any simple oxygenated adhesive, right?"
In her dream about going to the reunion, Michele knew the formula for a special glue, and it goes like this: First you need to thermoset your resin and then after it cools you have to mix in an epoxide, which is really just a fancy-schmancy name for any simple oxygenated adhesive, right? And then I thought maybe, just maybe, you could raise the viscosity by adding a complex glucose derivative during the emulsification process." And it turns out she was right.
Does Romy end up with Billy, and Michele with Sandy?
yes, in their dreams and in reality
no, not in their reality or their dreams
Michele doesn't, but Romy does
Romy doesn't, but Michele might
We know Romy got a chance to stand up Billy at the reunion. But what happens to Michele and Sandy after the reunion? We'll have to hope for a sequel.
Who propositions Romy on reunion night?
At the end of the reunion, Billy Christiansen promises Romy her "fantasy is going to come true tonight." But she stands him up.
How does Lisa Luder, who post-high school is a fashion editor at Vogue, describe Romy and Michele's self-made pink (on Michele) and blue (on Romy) dresses?
"...a fun, frisky use of color."
Lisa Luder calls out the nice lines of the dresses and the "fun, frisky use of color." Michele made those, you know.
They "look so good with blond hair and black roots."
Before flying off in Sandy Frink's helicopter, which Cyndi Lauper song do Romy, Michele and Sandy dance to at the end of the reunion?
"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
"Money Changes Everything"
The trio does its improvisational dance to Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time."
It seems the BFFs have a new outfit for every scene. About how many outfit changes did the pair have throughout the movie?
probably about 5 or 6 times
definitely between 45 and 50
According to the movie's costume designer Mona May, there were 45 to 50 outfit changes over the course of the film.
What was the movie based on?
a musical called "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"
a sitcom pilot called "Just Temporary"
a stage play called "Ladies Room"
Did you know there was a stage play before the movie? Robin Schiff's play "Ladies Room," which starred Lisa Kudrow as Michele and Christie Mellor as Romy, was about characters in a Mexican restaurant restroom during happy hour. Lisa and Christie played the roles together again in the sitcom pilot, "Just Temporary," which aired on NBC but it was never picked up.
these all came after the movie
In which U.S. city did the musical version of "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" premiere in 2017?
The musical adaptation of the film, "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," premiered in June 2017 (2017's the 20-year anniversary of the movie), at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
Who loans Romy and Michele the money to open their own boutique?
Sandy Frink, who struck it big inventing a special kind of rubber, lent Romy and Michele the money to open their own store on Rodeo Drive.
Who is shopping at Romy and Michele's boutique at the end of the movie?
Heather Mooney is shopping at Romy and Michele. We see her trying on a not-black dress, telling Michele that, "This dress exacerbates the genetic betrayal that is my legacy."
What was the name of the TV movie that was the prequel to the movie, "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"?
"Romy and Michele: What's Karma?"
"Romy and Michele: In the Beginning"
In 2005, Katherine Heigl and Alexandra Breckenridge starred as Romy White and Michele Weinberger, respectively, in the made-for-ABC Family movie, "Romy and Michele: In the Beginning."
"Romy and Michele: Chapter 1"
"Romy and Michele: Who's the Mary?"
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