"Naked blonde walks into a JC Penney with a poodle under one arm, and a two-foot salami under the other..."
There's a scene in the movie where Judd Nelson is crawling around in the suspended ceiling after getting out of the principal's office, I think, and he starts reciting this joke to himself under his breath. (Only it's "a bar" and not JC Penney.) Right when he gets to what sounds like the punchline, one of the ceiling tiles collapses and he goes crashing to the floor, and you never hear how the joke ends.
I saw Breakfast Club at the theater! I actually didn't much like it. Just like real life, the geek never gets the girl, and the path to popularity for the weird girl is to conform. I sooooo wanted Ally Sheedy to reject Molly's makeover and hook up with Farmer Ted. I was an adolescent, and that was my fantasy.
I saw this last night, too. Before You Don't Mess With The Zohan at the cheap theater. I leaned over to contraption and asked "Doesn't it make you want to cry?" and he replied, quite correctly, that he was glad it was sequestered to a JC Penney commercial, and would never be taken as hip by anyone, ever. :) Whew.
I sooooo wanted Ally Sheedy to reject Molly's makeover and hook up with Farmer Ted.
I think we all did. I really hate the makeover scene. It's like John Hughes suddenly became every mother who ever said, "If you would just sit up straight and get that hair out of your face you'd be soooo pretty!"
Oh, points for actually putting "SHERMER HIGH SCHOOL" on the building, even if it was only CGI (too quick to tell). And points for recreating that damn sculpture in all its weird, phallic glory.
I wonder how many high schools actually have multi-story libraries with rounded staircases to dance on? The one in the movie was fake, you know -- they built it in the gym of a mothballed school that later became a state police facility. I've heard the set was torn down, and I've also heard it is still there in the gym, gathering dust. (Oh, and there's a Shermer Road, but no actual Shermer, Illinois, either.)