History Headscratchers / FerrisBuellersDayOff

13th Mar '18 9:04:00 PM 5u3902jgn-39
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* Why is Rooney constantly treated as an UnintentionallySympathetic DesignatedVillain by the fandom when the whole movie has him relentlessly [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalking]] one of his students on the ''personal'' belief that Ferris was a truant? Lets face it, whether or not you can accept Ferris as TheHero a man willing to flake his job so he can [[StalkerWithACrush follow a student around all day]], [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a young and attractive one at that]] clearly has ''issues''. While he may make a good case of StrawmanHasAPoint his methods are extremely inappropriate and unprofessional to say the least. To a [[ValuesDissonance modern audience]] his behavior would certainly raise eyebrows.

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* Why is Rooney constantly treated as an UnintentionallySympathetic DesignatedVillain by the fandom when the whole movie has him relentlessly [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalking]] one of his students on the ''personal'' belief that Ferris was a truant? Lets face it, whether or not you can accept Ferris as TheHero a man willing to flake his job so he can [[StalkerWithACrush follow a student around all day]], [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a young and attractive one at that]] clearly has ''issues''. While he may make a good case of StrawmanHasAPoint his methods are extremely inappropriate and unprofessional to say the least. To a [[ValuesDissonance modern audience]] his behavior would certainly raise eyebrows.eyebrows.
** Social conditioning to believe in the infallibility and intrinsic nobility of educators so that they don't question the statist conditioning those educators provide, basically.
9th Feb '18 9:19:20 AM cdrood
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** I always presumed the "park" and the pool were at Cameron's house.
9th Feb '18 9:17:01 AM cdrood
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** The whole scene was a ShoutOut to Broderick's previous role in ''Film/WarGames''. While still somewhat new, home computers with modems were beginning to take hold in early to mid '80's. Note how they associate the price of the computer with with the price of a car for Ferris.
3rd Jan '18 6:24:43 PM juniperlove15
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Anything I left out?

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* Why is Rooney constantly treated as an UnintentionallySympathetic DesignatedVillain by the fandom when the whole movie has him relentlessly [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalking]] one of his students on the ''personal'' belief that Ferris was a truant? Lets face it, whether or not you can accept Ferris as TheHero a man willing to flake his job so he can [[StalkerWithACrush follow a student around all day]], [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a young and attractive one at that]] clearly has ''issues''. While he may make a good case of StrawmanHasAPoint his methods are extremely inappropriate and unprofessional to say the least. To a [[ValuesDissonance modern audience]] his behavior would certainly raise eyebrows.
24th Dec '17 3:35:14 PM costanton11
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** Plus, even if the teams are in a heated rivalry, it's unlikely that someone on the street will beat someone else up just because they're wearing a rival team's jersey.
*** [[http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/councilman-assaulted-detroit-red-wings-fan-loss-chicago-221701090.html I beg to differ.]]
*** Well, that's that. Hopefully such incidents are the exception and not the rule, given how the comments on the article seem to universally condemn the act.
*** That might be an isolated incident, but at one point in the film, he was ''at a baseball game.'' Wearing an opponent's jersey at a sporting event is pretty much asking for trouble. Remember the San Francisco Giants fan a few years ago who was beaten to near-death in the parking lot after a game at Dodger Stadium?
*** Well, here I was thinking that sports fans could show basic human decency.
*** They do, for the most part. Two years ago, I took my first trip to New York. I was worried about wearing my Philadelphia Flyers jersey, but was told by people in the know that I'd only need to be concerned if the Flyers and Rangers were in a playoff series or something. I wore that jersey all over Times Square and Hell's Kitchen: nobody cared, except for one or two ''"Flyers! Woooo!"'' comments that may or may not have been sarcastic.
9th Dec '17 2:09:36 PM CaseyKing15
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** The film is set in 1985 - a year that the Blackhawks swept Detroit out of the playoffs, winning each game by at least 4 goals (and it had been 14 years since Howe played for them at that point). Most Chicago fans probably weren't too upset at the Wings at the time.
26th Nov '17 7:15:50 PM costanton11
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*** They may have assumed that Cameron was from out of town and paid him no mind.

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*** They may have assumed that Cameron was from out of town and paid him no mind.mind, and they probably had other things to worry about than harassing some random stranger they pass by on the street.
26th Nov '17 7:13:13 PM costanton11
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** Given that he was sure the person he was talking to was Ferris only to discover that it wasn't, he probably panicked and didn't think of the possibility at that moment.
20th Sep '17 10:49:33 AM Phoenixia1177
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** If it is equally likely that a student's name starts when any letter, the chance that there is a student with a last name starting with that letter is 62% - for three different letters, it is 92%. Using the 2000 census, there is a 98% chance that some student had a last name starting with c, d, or e; assuming 25 students. That 25 students all have a name starting with a different letter, assuming a constant distribution, has a 0.0000000065% chance of occurring. (If we want to be pedantic, we know there are two students that have names without those letters, but it doesn't really change anything, the chances of someone having names with those letters are still over 90%).
8th Sep '17 6:52:39 AM speedyboris
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5:50 PM: Back at Sloan's house, Ferris kisses Sloan goodbye for the day and runs home.\\

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5:50 PM: Back at Sloan's house, Ferris kisses Sloan goodbye for the day and runs home.\\
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