Edith: What are you doing? Dee: Thumpin' the watermelon. It's how you tell if it's good. Edith: And how does that tell you if it's good? Dee: I don't know. Maybe if there's an echo, it means it's hollow.
Not hollow, just less dense. A ripe melon will have a nice deep thunk. If it’s overripe, it does start to have a bit of a hollow sound.
August 01, 2014