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Hilly said in February 19th, 2010 at 8:18 am

I remember watching The Breakfast Club every day after school on betamax. Apparently, my Mom did not have an issue with her 13 year old watching the movie at all, heh.
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Dessie said in February 19th, 2010 at 9:29 am

Okay, in February 1985, I was all of 4 years old, so I can’t tell you that I gave two craps about this movie when it came out. BUT! Later in life, it became one of my favorite movies of all time. I own it; I still watch it every chance I get; and I still think John Hughes was a god.

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Dessie said in February 19th, 2010 at 9:31 am

Oh, and PS… did you ever watch, “Suddenly Susan”? Judd Nelson was pretty darn hot 10 years later…

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Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said in February 19th, 2010 at 10:35 am

This reminds me of my parents. Sort of. When I was a senior in high school, a group of us decided to skip French class because we absolutely despised the teacher. 25 kids skipped. 5 showed up. The 5 who showed up ratted us out. We all got 2 detentions for skipping class. And notes were sent home to our parents. I told my parents it was a mix-up and I’d take care of it at school the next day. My mom didn’t believe me and called school anyway, where she learned I was very well behaved in the two detentions. My punishment? For skipping French class, I had to stay in on two different weekend nights and watch two different French foreign films. My parents weren’t all that strict, but they certainly were clever with their punishments.

BTW, I hear they’re going to do a special tribute to John Hughes at the Oscars this year.
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Sheila (Charm School Reject) said in February 19th, 2010 at 11:50 am

My parents were always pretty “strict” with what we watched….until the summer I went to stay with my sister.

Like Dessie, I didn’t care a thing about TBC when it came out because I wasn’t even a year old yet. But the summer I turned thirteen is the summer I experienced TBC while my sister was at work. I wound up watching that movie at least a hundred times that summer and know the every line by heart. It’s one of my favorite movies.

I am pretty strict about what I let my eight year old watch and I’d never heard of the Hot Tub Time Machine until your post. I googled it. Why would someone think this movie is appropriate for a child? Was this meant as a joke or no? I am confuzzled. lol

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Finn said in February 19th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Perspective is kind of a bitch, isn’t it?
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Sybil Law said in February 19th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I was 14 – and totally saw that movie in the theaters. Boys have it hard – we only had to get a cute, young guy to buy the ticket from…
Great story, though. 🙂
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Karl said in February 22nd, 2010 at 11:58 am

Love “Breakfast Club.” And can’t wait to see “Hot Tub Time Machine.” Though both are not likely to be movies for little kids. Still, I have a warm spot for both John Hughes AND John Cusack.
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Janelle said in February 22nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I am sooo not strict about what I let my kids watch… I should do better in that department, really I should. But if I want to watch it, no matter the rating, we all watch it. I have turned off a few things that went over the line…

My first R-Rated movie, “purple rain” My mom took me when I was in 3rd grade. She didn’t have a probably with ratings either apparently. When I went to school and told my teacher what I did over the weekend she told me that my mom had no business taking me to see that movie. That was the first time I can remember feeling really bad and ashamed about myself.

Werid how you can remember radom stuff like that.

And my Q107, Was Y-107 ( and if you got a Tookie Bird shirt, you were like the coolest thing EVER! They were almost as impressive as a spud mckenzie shirt!

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Coal Miner's Granddaughter said in February 23rd, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I can remember watching all those forbidden “R” movies from the 80s at my friend’s house. She had HBO. Ah, yes. “Last American Virgin” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” I can remember watching these at Megan’s house and feeling so fabulously rebellious.
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hello haha narf said in February 24th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

guess since you haven’t replied to comments yet i can still sneak in here an leave a comment. eh?

i’m sad that you got robbed of your winnings. boooo!
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shiny said in February 24th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Hilly: Betamax FTW!

Dessie: Agreed about John Hughes. I remember when the headmaster of our school used the end monologue in her graduation address. Class.

And Judd Nelson? You’re right — he could have turned out worse. But he DID have a scary phase for a while. My favorite iteration is “New Jack City” Judd Nelson.

Nilsa: Sounds like some clever parenting. We’re trying to do similar things to teach Av lessons by having unique repercussions fit the offense. Chances are he won’t be impressed. Until he gets much older. And probably not even then. Oh well…

S_CSR That was a bit of hyperbole; “Hot Tub Time Machine” isn’t even on his radar. And even if it were — I think even if he were 14-15 we’d say no. But I suppose it depends on what kind of kid he turns out to be…

Kudos for being involved in the TV watching decisions, by the way…

Finn Perspective isn’t only kind of a bitch. I see it as a bitch, a brain, an athlete, a basket case and a criminal.

Sybil Law: I seriously need to grow better boobs.

Karl: Speaking of John Cusack — I’m a HUGE fan but he’s been a bit hit-or-miss over the past decade. Loved him in, for example, Grosse Pointe Blank. Wasn’t impressed with “Being John Malkovich.” And “Con-Air?” Yikes. I’m not totally sure what he’s doing in HTTM, but I suppose we’ll see…

Janelle: Dude — I’m 37 and I don’t even think I’m old enough to see Purple Rain! I do remember when it came out, though. It was the most taboo thing out there at the time.

CMGD: Yes! “Last American Virgin!” I remember seeing an edited version on mainstream TV! A hell of a lot was cut out of it. And since then — I haven’t been able to get “I Know What Boys Like” out of my head.

hello haha narf: Just got in under the wire! I was sad, too. But hey — a year later I won tickets to Star Trek IV. Which I was allowed to see. And it’s pretty much the same film as Breakfast Club anyway. But with less pot smoking and more whales.

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delmer said in February 25th, 2010 at 10:03 am

I remember the AM station I used to listen to (I’m about a dozen years older than you… AM radio used to play popular music when I was younger) encouraged it’s listeners to “Tune in this coming Monday for a big surprise.” I eagerly waited for Monday to roll around… and when it did… the big surprise? They’d gone country.

And no longer would I be able to hear their mix of the Bay City Rollers’ song entwined with their call letters: S-A-T-U-R-WASI night.

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Megan (Best of Fates) said in July 15th, 2010 at 10:39 am

My mom used to listened to 107.3, but you know, the contemporary adult station. And good for your mom for standing up for what she believed, even though I can’t think of why that movie is rated R!

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