History Trivia / FerrisBuellersDayOff

3rd Sep '17 4:26:53 PM glickmam
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* OrphanedReference: When telling Cameron about how great the day was, Ferris says, "We ate pancreas". The restaurant scene originally had Ferris order sweetbreads, only to later be told that it's in fact pancreas.

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* OrphanedReference: When telling Cameron about how great the day was, Ferris says, "We ate pancreas". The restaurant scene originally had Ferris order sweetbreads, only to later be told that it's in fact pancreas. As mentioned above, it was deleted because it portrayed Ferris as a complete ButtMonkey as opposed to the LoveableRogue John Hughes wanted to portray him as.
31st Aug '17 4:36:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* OldShame: Creator/CharlieSheen said a few years later that watching his one scene in the movie made him want to punch himself in the mouth.
** He seems to have made peace with it, reprising his character in his exact scene from the John Hughes tribute episode of ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' in 2015.

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* OldShame: Creator/CharlieSheen said a few years later that watching his one scene in the movie made him want to punch himself in the mouth.
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mouth. He seems to have made peace with it, reprising his character in his exact scene from the John Hughes tribute episode of ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' in 2015.



* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Creator/MatthewBroderick's roles are more milquetoast than Ferris.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Creator/MatthewBroderick's roles roles, before and after this film, are more milquetoast than Ferris.



** It would have been a lot harder for Ferris to pretend to be Abe Frohman, the Sausage King of Chicago, since the real Abe Frohman would most likely have a webpage either for himself or for his company today complete with at least one photograph of himself.



* WordOfDante:
** A researcher discovered the titular day off was [[http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Bueller-For-which-Cubs-game-did-Ferris-play-hoo?urn=mlb-318065 June 5, 1985]], based on the Cubs game that Ferris goes to in the movie.
** The game where scenes from the film were shot was actually played on Sept. 24, 1985.
** The late school-year date adds some [[Film/TheLastHurrah subtext]] to the proceedings; Ferris was mere weeks, if not ''days'' away from graduating.
* WordOfGod: Creator/JohnHughes said in 1999 that several of his "Shermer" movies, including ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'', and ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', are all a part of the [[TheVerse same universe]]. According to Hughes, [[Film/SixteenCandles Samantha Baker]] knew Ferris.

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* WordOfDante:
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WordOfDante: A researcher discovered the titular day off was [[http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Bueller-For-which-Cubs-game-did-Ferris-play-hoo?urn=mlb-318065 June 5, 1985]], based on the Cubs game that Ferris goes to in the movie.
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movie. If true, that would add extra relevance to Ferris' thoughts about life after high school, as the gang would be mere days away from graduating. The game where scenes from the film were shot was actually played on Sept. 24, 1985.
** The late school-year date adds some [[Film/TheLastHurrah subtext]] to the proceedings; Ferris was mere weeks, if not ''days'' away from graduating.
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* WordOfGod: Creator/JohnHughes said in 1999 that several of his "Shermer" movies, including ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'', and ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', are all a part of the [[TheVerse same universe]]. According to Hughes, [[Film/SixteenCandles Samantha Baker]] knew knows Ferris.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Cameron and Charlie Sheen's character were both based on people Creator/JohnHughes knew in high school.

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Cameron and Charlie Sheen's character were both based on people Creator/JohnHughes knew in high school.


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31st Aug '17 4:05:00 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Ferris' line, "I asked for a car. I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?" seems strange today, because now having your own computer is almost as much as a status symbol for teens as having your own car.

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** Ferris' line, "I asked for a car. I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?" seems strange today, because doesn't work the same as it did. While a modern teen expecting a car would still be disappointed to only get a computer, computers are now having your own computer is almost as much as a status symbol more desirable for teens as having your than they were in the 1980s, and virtually every teen would expect to get their own car.eventually.
27th Aug '17 9:18:34 PM KoopaKid17
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** A video of Ferris dancing on the parade float would have most likely made its way to Website/{{Youtube}} today, and the jig would be up.

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** A video of Ferris dancing on the parade float or him catching the foul ball at Wrigley Field would have most likely made its way to Website/{{Youtube}} today, and the jig would be up.
30th Jul '17 3:43:17 AM ClintEastwood
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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a scene in which Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane would visit a Chicago radio station and Ferris would talk about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the film's trailer. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film was to be released, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the trailer recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.

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** Ferris asks his dad on the phone about bonds his father purchased when he was born, he then takes one of them from a shoebox in his father's closet, cashes it at the bank with his girlfriend (telling the hard-of-hearing teller they are pregnant with a jeep), and uses the money to pay for his day off. It was removed because it made Ferris look like a thief rather than a lovable rogue
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At one point in the film there was a scene in which Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane would visit a Chicago radio station and Ferris would talk about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the film's trailer. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film was to be released, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the trailer recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.film.
** Ferris orders something in French on the menu, and after everyone at the table tastes it, he is informed by the snooty waiter that he ordered "sweetbreads", which is a French dish made from the thymus gland. It was removed because it showed the waiter getting the better of Ferris, but later in the movie when Ferris is recounting the day to Cameron, he remarks "we ate pancreas".



* OrphanedReference: When telling Cameron about how great the day was, Ferris says, "We ate pancreas". The restaurant scene originally had Ferris order sweetbreads, only to later be told that it's in fact pancreas.



* RealLifeRelative: The actors who played Ferris's parents (Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward) later got married in real life. Unfortunately, however, they divorced in 1992.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally shot a scene in which Ferris would discuss on a radio show wanting to be the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.

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* RealLifeRelative: RecycledSet: The actors who played Ferris's parents (Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward) later got married in real life. Unfortunately, however, they divorced in 1992.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally shot a scene
hall scenes in which Jeanie is seen walking down the hall and the kid collecting money to save Ferris would discuss on a radio show wanting to be are the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.halls from ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.


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* RomanceOnTheSet: The actors who played Ferris's parents (Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward) later got married in real life. Unfortunately, however, they divorced in 1992.


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* TooSoon: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally shot a scene in which Ferris would discuss on a radio show wanting to be the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.
2nd Jul '17 12:31:38 AM glickmam
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** Choreographer Kenny Ortega[[note]]who would later choreograph co-star Jennifer Grey's next film, ''Film/DirtyDancing''.[[/note]] had originally choreographed an elaborate dance sequence for when Matthew Broderick sang atop the float at the parade. Unfortunately, however, Broderick had dislocated his knee a few weeks earlier filming the scene at the end of the movie where hes running through yards on his way home, so the choreography had to be scrapped.
15th Jun '17 6:28:21 PM glickmam
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally intended that Ferris would discuss on a radio being the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally intended that shot a scene in which Ferris would discuss on a radio being show wanting to be the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.
15th May '17 8:47:01 PM glickmam
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre. It probably also helped, however, that Ruck and Creator/MatthewBroderick had previously co-starred together in ''Film/BiloxiBlues'', and as a result of this, according to Ruck, "We didn't have to invent an instant friendship like you often have to do in a movie. "We ''were'' friends."

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions for ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre. It probably also helped, however, that Ruck and Creator/MatthewBroderick had previously co-starred together in ''Film/BiloxiBlues'', and as a result of this, according to Ruck, "We didn't have to invent an instant friendship like you often have to do in a movie. "We We ''were'' friends."
15th May '17 8:45:31 PM glickmam
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre. It probably also helped, however, that Ruck and Creator/MatthewBroderick had previously co-starred together in ''Film/BiloxiBlues'', and as a result of this, according to Ruck, "We didn't have to invent an instant friendship like you often have to do in a movie. "We ''were'' friends."
13th May '17 9:52:28 AM glickmam
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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a scene in which Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane would visit about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the film's trailer. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film was to be released, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the trailer recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.

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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a scene in which Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane would visit a Chicago radio station and Ferris would talk about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the film's trailer. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film was to be released, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the trailer recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.
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