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2022-06-24 12:53:28 PM  
1. Keep the principal away from the children.

2. I don't think "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" would be suitable for all ages.
 
2022-06-24 1:01:25 PM  
John Hughes films do not import positive life lessons for kids and teens.

Having said that, I'd go for a National Lampoon's Vacation one.
 
2022-06-24 1:08:53 PM  

Mugato: John Hughes films do not import positive life lessons for kids and teens.

Having said that, I'd go for a National Lampoon's Vacation one.


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2022-06-24 1:30:01 PM  
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2022-06-24 3:20:20 PM  
Yeah, do you think the little kids will appreciate the incest jokes, the drug addict flirting with Ferris' sister in the police station, grand theft auto, and Jeannie kicking the shiat out of the principal?
 
2022-06-24 3:21:02 PM  
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2022-06-24 3:25:29 PM  

Mugato: John Hughes films do not import positive life lessons for kids and teens.

Having said that, I'd go for a National Lampoon's Vacation one.


At least in that one, Walt Disney gets shot.
 
2022-06-24 3:36:05 PM  

Bob Falfa: Yeah, do you think the little kids will appreciate the incest jokes, the drug addict flirting with Ferris' sister in the police station, grand theft auto, and Jeannie kicking the shiat out of the principal?


I did. I saw the actual movie when I was like 8.
 
2022-06-24 3:42:50 PM  
Cringe-y while milquetoast is no easy feat.
 
2022-06-24 3:48:12 PM  

Bob Falfa: Yeah, do you think the little kids will appreciate the incest jokes, the drug addict flirting with Ferris' sister in the police station, grand theft auto, and Jeannie kicking the shiat out of the principal?


Incest is mainstream now, try to keep up.

/though honestly I suspect I haven't and don't know what the new 'thing' now is.
//haven't banged my sister or mother either
///3?
 
2022-06-24 3:49:10 PM  
Is Ferris still a terrible person?
 
2022-06-24 3:50:02 PM  

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The professional is a fantastic movie.
 
2022-06-24 3:51:38 PM  

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Came for this.
 
2022-06-24 3:58:31 PM  
Is this scene in it, with Louie Anderson, a guy who looks like Mike Love, Kool Aid Man's cousin or something and the nurse who likes to

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2022-06-24 4:06:37 PM  

bostonguy: 1. Keep the principal away from the children.

2. I don't think "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" would be suitable for all ages.


how about the pool scene in Fast Times?

Bow wow wow, chicka chickaaaaah
 
2022-06-24 4:18:14 PM  

soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?


He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?
 
2022-06-24 4:20:34 PM  

Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?


Why is Ferris a terrible person?
 
2022-06-24 4:23:29 PM  

halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?


His lack of respect for others, his breaking of the rules and laws that keep a complex society running smoothly, and for prioritizing his selfish desires over the interests of all others - including his own friends.
 
2022-06-24 4:29:47 PM  

halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?


He made Cameron go out when he was sick. Helped his girlfriend skip school, told Cameron he has to steal his Dad's Ferrari and was a cause of said Ferrari crashing.
 
2022-06-24 4:30:30 PM  

Unsung_Hero: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

His lack of respect for others, his breaking of the rules and laws that keep a complex society running smoothly, and for prioritizing his selfish desires over the interests of all others - including his own friends.


Assuming he's not a figment of Cameron's imagination.
 
2022-06-24 4:34:31 PM  

halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?


And committing identity theft too. Forgot that.
 
2022-06-24 4:47:04 PM  

soupafi: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

And committing identity theft too. Forgot that.


Have you never done sausage King LARPing?
 
2022-06-24 4:47:46 PM  
>This new "kids" book version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off looks great...
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2022-06-24 5:07:10 PM  
"Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" as a 2022 kids book....

Neal took the bus and was dropped off at the parking lot of the rental car pickup, but when he got to the spot where his car was supposed to be, it was gone, and the bus had already left.

Neal went to use his cell phone to call the rental car agent, but, he didn't notice he didn't have any more battery life.  (this is the "2022"-inzing of the story you'd need to add, because 95% of amusing situations in pre-2000 stories could have been solved by a cell phone)

Neal wasn't happy.

Neal had to go on a long walk, climbing fences and crossing busy roads, to get back to the airport car rental counter.

Neal went to the counter and said some very not nice things to the lady behind the counter.

(&#&!&#%^#) ....

The lady behind the counter asked if he had his rental agreement.  Neal did not.

She impolitely told him she couldn't help him anymore.
 
2022-06-24 5:56:38 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: soupafi: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

And committing identity theft too. Forgot that.

Have you never done sausage King LARPing?


"Sausage King LARPing" is the name of my Renaissance Faire themed Pornhub channel.
 
2022-06-24 6:24:51 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: Unsung_Hero: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

His lack of respect for others, his breaking of the rules and laws that keep a complex society running smoothly, and for prioritizing his selfish desires over the interests of all others - including his own friends.

Assuming he's not a figment of Cameron's imagination.


HERE WE GO...
 
2022-06-24 7:00:11 PM  

Subtonic: hoodiowithtudio: Unsung_Hero: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

His lack of respect for others, his breaking of the rules and laws that keep a complex society running smoothly, and for prioritizing his selfish desires over the interests of all others - including his own friends.

Assuming he's not a figment of Cameron's imagination.

HERE WE GO...


It's a fun theory, but we see far too much of Ferris and his effect on others, independent of Cameron for it to be true.  Without any strong hints in the movie to counter that, you have to assume Ferris is indeed a real and independent human within the context of the movie.
 
2022-06-24 7:29:06 PM  

soupafi: Why is Ferris a terrible person?

He made Cameron go out when he was sick. Helped his girlfriend skip school, told Cameron he has to steal his Dad's Ferrari and was a cause of said Ferrari crashing.


In Ferris' defense, he appears to have been correct in that Cameron wasn't sick and was just depressed because he couldn't think of anything fun to do.  Once Cameron decides to go with Ferris, there is not even a hint that he's continuing to suffer from any symptoms of illness.  No coughs, no sneezes, no sniffles, no fatigue.  It's a stark contrast from Cameron in bed.  So in that instance, Ferris was right.

I agree, though, that Ferris is selfish and manipulative, even (especially?) to his friends.  He's charismatic, but that's often a veneer that narcissists cultivate.  I'd be kind of wary of a guy like that.
 
2022-06-24 7:46:46 PM  

Uzzah: I agree, though, that Ferris is selfish and manipulative, even (especially?) to his friends.  He's charismatic, but that's often a veneer that narcissists cultivate.  I'd be kind of wary of a guy like that.


When I was a kid I thought the character was cool. When I was high school age I knew he was a douchebag. If it was a well written film, there would have been a character arc where he would have realized what an asshole he was and owned up to it.

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2022-06-24 7:47:44 PM  

Uzzah: Ferris is selfish and manipulative, even (especially?) to his friends. He's charismatic, but that's often a veneer that narcissists cultivate. I'd be kind of wary of a guy like that.


I once read an idea for a sequel on Reddit, and I'd still kind of like to see it made.  Flip the roles.  Show Ferris as a corporate cubicle burnout because his bullshiatting skills failed to get him anywhere in life.  Have Cameron show up, ditching his successful sales job for the day, and drag Ferris out of the cubicle farm to give him a taste of life and wake him the hell up.

You could more or less remake the original plot replacing the principal with an unstable coworker trying to eliminate Cameron as competition, and Jeannie with an annoying intern or something.  Start with Ferris feeling like crap, end with him doing something that will inevitably cost him his job, but leaves him feeling like he'll recover and be better for it.  Fundamentally the same journey Cameron went through as a teen.  And the Ferrari?  Make it Ferris' bosses' car, stolen from the parking lot.

It'd probably be a disaster, but I'd watch it.
 
2022-06-24 7:51:58 PM  

Unsung_Hero: It's a fun theory, but we see far too much of Ferris and his effect on others, independent of Cameron for it to be true. Without any strong hints in the movie to counter that, you have to assume Ferris is indeed a real and independent human within the context of the movie.


Or take it a step farther and assume all of it is Cameron's fantasy and he never left his house. Or, and this one's even better, pretend it's just a movie and nobody's real!
 
2022-06-24 7:54:50 PM  

Unsung_Hero: It'd probably be a disaster, but I'd watch it.


Except none of the shiat Ferris got away with in 1985 could be done today without a lot of computer hacking, a lot better than Broderick's hacking in Wargames.
 
2022-06-24 8:03:51 PM  

Mugato: Unsung_Hero: It'd probably be a disaster, but I'd watch it.

Except none of the shiat Ferris got away with in 1985 could be done today without a lot of computer hacking, a lot better than Broderick's hacking in Wargames.


The only hacking he did was changing his grades (a callback to pulling the same stunt in War Games). Stealing a lunch reservation, sneaking onto a parade float, tricking a school office into giving a student early release... None of those require any hacking even today. Just ballsiness and incompetent management.
 
2022-06-24 8:13:23 PM  
Shirley they'll do Airplane!

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2022-06-24 8:18:45 PM  

EdgeRunner: Mugato: Unsung_Hero: It'd probably be a disaster, but I'd watch it.

Except none of the shiat Ferris got away with in 1985 could be done today without a lot of computer hacking, a lot better than Broderick's hacking in Wargames.

The only hacking he did was changing his grades (a callback to pulling the same stunt in War Games). Stealing a lunch reservation, sneaking onto a parade float, tricking a school office into giving a student early release... None of those require any hacking even today. Just ballsiness and incompetent management.


I dunno, I think all of the things he pulled would have been computerized. Maybe not in 1986.
 
2022-06-24 8:24:02 PM  

Bob Falfa: Yeah, do you think the little kids will appreciate the incest jokes, the drug addict flirting with Ferris' sister in the police station, grand theft auto, and Jeannie kicking the shiat out of the principal?


TBH, they might enjoy the 'nurse' in here more than Mary Poppins.

After all, Mary Poppins just added a spoonful of sugar to medicine.  FBDO's nurse gives you something different to help restore your pluck...
 
2022-06-24 10:00:20 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Uzzah: Ferris is selfish and manipulative, even (especially?) to his friends. He's charismatic, but that's often a veneer that narcissists cultivate. I'd be kind of wary of a guy like that.

I once read an idea for a sequel on Reddit, and I'd still kind of like to see it made.  Flip the roles.  Show Ferris as a corporate cubicle burnout because his bullshiatting skills failed to get him anywhere in life.  Have Cameron show up, ditching his successful sales job for the day, and drag Ferris out of the cubicle farm to give him a taste of life and wake him the hell up.

You could more or less remake the original plot replacing the principal with an unstable coworker trying to eliminate Cameron as competition, and Jeannie with an annoying intern or something.  Start with Ferris feeling like crap, end with him doing something that will inevitably cost him his job, but leaves him feeling like he'll recover and be better for it.  Fundamentally the same journey Cameron went through as a teen.  And the Ferrari?  Make it Ferris' bosses' car, stolen from the parking lot.

It'd probably be a disaster, but I'd watch it.


I'd like to see a gritty reboot with an all black cast.
 
2022-06-24 10:07:50 PM  
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"So that's how it is in their family."
 
2022-06-24 10:18:56 PM  
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2022-06-24 10:25:59 PM  

El Rich-o: Unsung_Hero: Uzzah: Ferris is selfish and manipulative, even (especially?) to his friends. He's charismatic, but that's often a veneer that narcissists cultivate. I'd be kind of wary of a guy like that.

I once read an idea for a sequel on Reddit, and I'd still kind of like to see it made.  Flip the roles.  Show Ferris as a corporate cubicle burnout because his bullshiatting skills failed to get him anywhere in life.  Have Cameron show up, ditching his successful sales job for the day, and drag Ferris out of the cubicle farm to give him a taste of life and wake him the hell up.

You could more or less remake the original plot replacing the principal with an unstable coworker trying to eliminate Cameron as competition, and Jeannie with an annoying intern or something.  Start with Ferris feeling like crap, end with him doing something that will inevitably cost him his job, but leaves him feeling like he'll recover and be better for it.  Fundamentally the same journey Cameron went through as a teen.  And the Ferrari?  Make it Ferris' bosses' car, stolen from the parking lot.

It'd probably be a disaster, but I'd watch it.

I'd like to see a gritty reboot with an all black cast.


Primitive attempt.

We need an 'inclusive' cast representing a variety of cultures and ethnicities, then we can talk about flipping the sexes and having at least one LGBTQ character.  That's before we fire all the good writers because we assume our ideas are so great we obviously don't need them.
 
2022-06-24 11:13:47 PM  

Vacation Bible School: hoodiowithtudio: soupafi: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

And committing identity theft too. Forgot that.

Have you never done sausage King LARPing?

"Sausage King LARPing" is the name of my Renaissance Faire themed Pornhub channel.


My...um...friend's searches have come up blank. Do you happen to have a direct link?
 
2022-06-25 12:15:49 PM  

halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?


He was narcissistic and selfish.
He didn't care about the consequences to Cameron when he insisted on taking his dad's car.
He just had to drive it.
 
2022-06-25 12:23:19 PM  

MatrixOutsider: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

He was narcissistic and selfish.
He didn't care about the consequences to Cameron when he insisted on taking his dad's car.
He just had to drive it.


He was a douchebag. I thought he was cool when I saw the film as a kid but now, yeah, he was an asshole. But he's rich and had a hot girlfriend so who am I to whine about it.
 
2022-06-25 12:54:39 PM  

Unsung_Hero: halfjack: Unsung_Hero: soupafi: Is Ferris still a terrible person?

He's a terrible person... but he accidentally helped Cameron rebel against overbearing parents, and inadvertently caused a lot of pain and suffering to the principal who broke quite a few laws and ultimately deserved what he got.  He was also indirectly responsible for his sister's personal growth.

So... Terrible but non-malicious person who is a catalyst for generally good things?

Why is Ferris a terrible person?

His lack of respect for others, his breaking of the rules and laws that keep a complex society running smoothly, and for prioritizing his selfish desires over the interests of all others - including his own friends.


As a teen, we all loved Ferris Bueller.  As an Adult with grown kids, you realize, Ferris was a dick.
 
2022-06-25 5:01:35 PM  
Keep on mind that even this is the edited Ferris.  The original script that was shot had Ferris even more self-centered and manipulative.  Early versions of the film showed that the character was completely unlikable, and through careful editing made him a bit more nice.
 
2022-06-26 1:30:32 AM  

Lodger: Keep on mind that even this is the edited Ferris.  The original script that was shot had Ferris even more self-centered and manipulative.  Early versions of the film showed that the character was completely unlikable, and through careful editing made him a bit more nice.


I'd love to see that footage, read the script, or see an article with a side-by-side comparison.

When I was a kid, I loved the movie. My grandmother borrowed my VHS copy to watch it. She said she watched around 10 minutes and turned it off. Then she started yelling about how horrible he was.

I think I'm slowly turning into her.
 
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