Playing Hookey Never Looked So Good

Posted: May 1, 2009 by kabenn03 in POP - pop culture
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Do you ever think to yourself, “Wow, I could really use a day off?” Well I’ve been thinking that a lot lately and with finals approaching, I figured the feeling was mutual. So to brighten our spirits, I decided to write about the kid who had such a thrilling, fun-filled day off that it could only happen in the movies: Mr. Ferris Bueller.

A classic.

A classic.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of those movies that you truly wish would happen in real life. In fact, I went through high school dreaming a stud like the young Matthew Broderick would come pretend that my grandmother died and bust me out of school. Unfortunately, that never happened. My sister busted me out of school once, but it wasn’t quite the same (still cool though – thanks Kate).

Instead, on the rare day I stayed home sick from school, I would watch the movie and pretend that it was me going to art museums, looking at priceless works of art and singing on parade floats and going to Cubs games and eating pancreas (okay, I could probably do without that one). Lame, I know, but you can’t tell me you never did the same.

The best part, however, had to be the fact that Ferris defied authority and got away with it. He lied to his parents, avoided the school principle, stole his best friend’s dad’s car, and got away with it. Now I’m not trying to encourage any felonies here, but everyone assumes us youngsters are troublemakers, so why not live up to everyone’s expectations and have a little fun? After finals, of course.

In the meantime, study hard. Here is a bit of mood music for you.

“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 – Cameron Frye, this one’s for you.”

  1. Mike says:

    amazing movie…easily in my top 2, first being breakfast club. You cant hate the charismatic ferris as he takes his gf and best friend cameron on the best day of hookey ever….from start to end the fun never ends… with witty lines that never get old ferris buellers day off is an instant classic…….i think this the video you wanted to add at the end…too bad they dont have the donka shane one

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