Thursday, April 7, 2016

Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines: F is for Ferris

Welcome to the A-to-Z Challenge, peeps!  Participating bloggers are hitting this one out of the park this month. I'm trying to keep up (not worthy! not worthy!). Thanks to Arlee Bird for creating this challenge and to all the wonderful hosts who are helping to wrangle the chaos.

Don't forget to visit the list and you'll find some new pals. ... #AtoZChallenge  

My themes is Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines and I'm keeping it short and sweet with my daily offerings. Today is F is for Ferris! Bueller? Bueller?

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) was the genius flick from John Hughes that followed the adventures of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) as he skipped school with his gal-pal, Sloane, and best pal, Cameron. Supporting characters were familiar to most movie goers of the 80s (Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones). Ben Stein was fantastic as the Economics teacher and viewers got to see a very young Charlie Sheen, pre-winning. Jennifer Grey played Ferris' sister, Jeannie, in a constant stay of frustration with a brother who got away with everything. Their romp through Chicago and parade antics create one of my favorite scenes.

"The question isn't what are we going to do. The question is what aren't we going to do."

Speak any English?
Garage Attendant:
What country do you think this is?

"First of all you can never go too far. Second of all, if I'm going 
to be caught, it's not gonna be by a guy like that!"

"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."

"Incredible! One of the worst performances of my 
career, and they never doubted it for a second!"

See you tomorrow with G!


  1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off was one of the funniest movie ever made!

  2. Cherdo, I love this... This movie marked (and shaped) an era for so many of us. Thanks for the walk back down memory lane.

    P.S. — I'm also way, way behind on A2Z-ing... Pffffff... Just now trying to catch up with #BoTB! Off to look for your post. (And hope you haven't posted results yet!)
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

  3. It's impossible to keep up! You're in good company, Cherdo.

    This was a fun movie; I'd like to see it again, now, after reading your post. Cheers!

  4. Chalk up one vote for never having seen the movie. Maybe it's on Netflix. .... Just checked, it's not.

  5. I've not seen this movie, but I bet it's fantastic.

  6. One of the best movies, ever! I secretly admired Jennifer Grey's role in this flick.

    #AtoZChallenge F is for Fitzgerald

  7. Awesome film. Who doesn't love this one, or to quote from it. One of my favourite 80's films.

  8. When I finally saw it, I couldn't believe Alan Ruck didn't become a bigger star. I had the same reaction to Taxi Driver and Peter Boyle...

  9. My son and I love this movie and always laugh at it. At Panera Bread, customers used to provide a name to be called when their order was ready. It was not unusual to hear "Bueller? Bueller?" I must admit, though, that this movie has some creepy moments, such as Sloane's "father" picking her up and planting a big kiss on her as the principal watches in horror but fails to intervene. And there's Sloane in the cab flirting with Ferris's father. Ferris bullies a sick Cameron in to taking out his father's precious car. But I still love the movie. I think Ferris in the parade is my favorite scene.


  10. I love love love this movie. Must see flick!

  11. Ferris Bueller's Day Off was a great movie. So cool to see Matthew Broderick so young. He's had a brilliant career. Wasn't that where he got his start?

    Thanks for taking me back! Great post Cherdo.

    Michele at Angels Bark

  12. Last summer, I watched this movie with my teen son who's never been to school. It was a very different experience than watching it as a high schooler!

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  13. Ahh what a fun movie and more to it than just a typical teen flick. Love the parade sequence


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Love, Cherdo