Friday Funnies–John Hughes Week


Friday funnies it taking on a new look today to stay in our John Hughes theme week.

I want to hear from you . . .

What are some funny lines you remember from a John Hughes movie?

I’ll share mine if you share yours:

1. Donger’s here for five hours, and he’s got somebody. I live here my whole life, and I’m like a disease.–Sixteen Candles

2. Lisa could have a good time at an insurance seminar, Wyatt. –Weird Science.

3. Don’t threaten me Al! You’re out of shape, I’ll kick your arse. –Weird Science

4. We’re gonna bring this party up to a nice respectable level. Don’t worry, we’re not gonna hurt anyone. We’re not even gonna touch ’em. We’re just gonna make ’em cry a little, just by lookin’ at ’em.  –Some Kind of Wonderful

Throwback Thursday–John Hughes Week

Pretty In Pink

A blast from 1986 . . .

Check this out:




Seriously, how many movies have been made about the “wrong side of the tracks” right? But, I tell ya, this one is pretty darn good. It’s as applicable in the 1980s as it is now! Ahh, the memories.

Trivia Time–John Hughes Week

John Hughes Trivia


You might know by now that I’m a fan of movie and music trivia. So, I had to dig up a few little tidbits to test your knowledge of John Hughes’ movies.

1. How long did it take for John Hughes to write the script for Sixteen Candles?

2. What was the first movie he directed?

3. John Hughes makes a cameo in Breakfast Club — which scene?

4. Part of the filming of Pretty in Pink was shot at Marshal High School (LA)—what other famous movie was staged there?

5.  Which girl was Eric Stoltz dating during filming of Some Kind of Wonderful (Watts or Amanda Jones)?


Give it a shot in the comments. I’ll post the answers later


What’s your Fav? –John Hughes Week

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I had to dedicate a week of my blog to him since the popular director John Hughes died last Thursday.

He was known for movies in the 80s and 90s such as:  National Lampoon’s Vacation; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Home Alone and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Source

Yeah, I didn’t love all the movies he was involved with, but there were a few that I’d call my favorites. Sixteen Candles, which ironically, I’d blogged about the day he died, is my all time fav. But Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, and Weird Science are pretty high up on the list as well.

And of course, we can’t forget Ferris, right? Twist and Shout scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.



Goodbye John Hughes, thanks for the memories.

***What was your favorite John Hughes movie?***