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A fruit stand is a primarily open-air business venue that sells seasonal fruit and many fruit products from local business. It might also sell vegetables and various processed items derived from fruit. The fruit stand is a small business structure that is primarily run as an independent sole proprietorship, with very few franchises or branches of larger fruit stand conglomerates.
They are significant in two scenes from The Godfather. In Part II, young Corleone's growing respect in the neighborhood is shown partially by a fruit stand's owner's refusal to accept payment from Vito for his purchase. In the first film, Vito is shot down at a fruit stand while buying oranges, harbingers of doom in all three films.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) feature a chase scene at the market in Cairo involving fruit stands.
In Police Academy 6, Captain Harris and Lt. Proctor commandeer a bus and go chasing after the Mastermind. The bus just manages to avoid hitting a fruit stand.
The cast of Jackass: The Movie go flying into a fruit stand at the end of the opening credits.
In Ronin, the fruit stand is crashed into during a car chase and the fruit vendor is then shot.
In The Matrix, Agent Smith shoots the melons in a fruit stand while pursuing Neo through a crowded market in the Matrix.
The Rock crashed through a fruit stand hilariously during the car chase through San Francisco.
In The Mummy, some fruit and vegetable stands are knocked over when Rick is driving through Cairo to escape the Imhotep.
In 2010’s The Tourist, Johnny Depp’s character’s escape from the bad guys on foot, this involves dropping into an open-air market from above, taking out a fruit stand in the process.
American Fruit Stand Season 36 Episode on Sesame Street: Alan is busy receiving a big delivery at Hooper’s Store so Miles helps him out by watching the fruit stand. Elmo and Zoe walk by talking about cookies and ice cream. All of a sudden, Sesame Street is transformed into a 50’s musical show “American Fruit Stand”. Miles sings “I Love Fruit” (to the tune of “I Feel Good”), a song about how fruit tastes and how good it is for the body. Elmo and Zoe get so excited about fruit that they now want an apple and an orange. Gina comes to the fruit stand and asks Miles for some peaches and pears. Sesame Street is transformed once again and Miles sings, “Peaches and Pears” (to the tune of “Twist and Shout”).
Tino’s Fruit Stand (computer game):
The opening of a large, unfriendly MegaMart has put family-owned Tino’s Fruit Stand in Danger of closing. With a little help from Rikki, the fruit-picking monkey, you can turn the business around. Fill orders correctly to get bonuses but don’t let the fruit sit too long and the orders slow down or this will lead to unhappy shoppers.
Avalanche Fruit Stand:
Is your child steady enough to work at this fun fruit stand? The Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand features a tilted stand and colorful fruit pieces that tumble if not stacked properly. The purpose of this game it to develop fine motor skills and reinforces color and fruit vocabulary for ages 6 years and up.
Fruit Stand Song
Located at http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/preschool_games/fruit-stand-song-2.html is a song that discusses fruit as healthy snacks that can be eaten any time of the day.
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