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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

As I have talked about from time to time on this lil blog of mine, Mrs. Jetplane is a HUGE fan of all things 80s. As a child born in 1980 and raised by a single parent, someone may have watched ALOT of television and movies.

I fell in love quick and hard for all things John Hughes. National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Curly Sue, Uncle Buck, Some King of Wonderful, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and Home Alone... Come on people this man was a freaking genuis.

My ALL TIME, most favorite movie in the world is Pretty in Pink. My 2nd favorite movie in the whole wide world... The Breakfast Club.... yes this girl loves the Hughes and Ringwald tag team.
What's #3? Maybe Can't Buy Me Love...

There is just something about 80s movies that can't be found today. I cringe when I see those High School Music idiots in movies trying to remake the perfection that is 80s teen movies this closest that they ever came was Can't Hardly Wait and that was in the late 90s.

Thank you Mr. Hughes for giving us wonderful movies. Thank you for making me love movies. Thank you for giving me movie quotes that I repeat till this very day....

To test your Hughes knowledge... what movie did the following quotes come from:

1. I'm off like a dirty shirt...

2. Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we'd like to play a little tune for you. It's one of my personal favorites and I'd like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn't think he's seen anything good today...

3. The next time I have to come in here I'm crackin' skulls.

4. Waiting for your sex?

5. Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people.

6. Did you know without trigonometry, there'd be no engineering? Without lamps, there'd be no light.

7. That's a pretty stupid thing to do during flu season!

8. Money really means nothing to me. Do you think I'd treat my parents' house this way if it did?
9. I'm here to kick your ass, and you know it, and everybody here knows it, and above all, you deserve it. In fact, I think it's safe to say that this party is about to become a historical fact.

10. You know, there's going to be sex, drugs, rock-n-roll... chips, dips, chains, whips... You know, your basic high school orgy type of thing. I mean, uh, I'm not talking candlewax on the nipples, or witchcraft or anything like that, no, no, no. Just a couple of hundred kids running around in their underwear, acting like complete animals.


Kate Craig said...

I just watched Can't Buy Me Love for the first time. I'm glad I hadn't seen it before, or else I would have never been able to take Patrick Demsey (sp?) seriously!

I didn't know off like a dirty shirt was actually from something... my husband says that all the time

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love love love his movies. Here ya go: I think you've met another uber fan..
2. Ferris Bueller
3. Breakfast Club
5. Ferris
6. Breakfast Club
8. Pretty in pink

martha - ca knitter said...
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The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

I ADORE all of those too! My favorite quote is from "Weird Science" where he's in the jazz club and he says, "That girl was crazy!" and his older black friend says in his raspiest voice, "Crazy insane?" Crazy insane! I don't know why, but that's my fave part!

martha - ca knitter said...

oops...I wanted to add...
I love the 80's movies too. RIP John Hughes.
Btw, #3 is Breakfast Club and
#7 is a line from Uncle Buck.

Running In Stilettos said...

I'm pretty sure I have seen Can't Buy Me Love no less than 100x!

ErikaBee said...

Can't Buy Me Love is my absolute favorite movie ever. I can watch any of those movies over and over again!

Anonymous said...

They're all great, but I'm such a sucker for Home Alone. It's a classic. My husband makes fun of me for watching it every year around Christmas.

Kelly said...

1.Pretty in Pink
3.The Breakfast Club
6.The Breakfast CLub
8.Pretty in Pink
10.Weird Science

I need help with the other 3. Love the tribute!

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