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** Rooney is a HeWhoFightsMonsters case. His crusade to take down the rulebreaking Ferris for the sake of enforcing the rules causes him to commit some morally questionable acts himself; and he abandons his own post for the day to do so. See DesignatedVillain below.

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** Rooney is a HeWhoFightsMonsters case. His crusade to take down the rulebreaking rule-breaking Ferris for the sake of enforcing the rules causes him to commit some morally questionable acts himself; and he abandons his own post for the day to do so. See DesignatedVillain below.



* DesignatedVillain: Rooney is depicted as a DeanBitterman-type who's seemingly trying to stop Ferris and his friends from having fun for no good reason. Except he ''does'' have good reason: it's his job to enforce school regulations, and Ferris has been breaking said regs by skipping school ''at least nine times'' before ''he hacks into the school computer to alter the records'', and does so by blatantly exploiting the goodwill of everyone around him, including his parents. Yet, the movie turns the audience against him by having him go way too far in trying to catch Ferris; breaking into his house and assaulting his dog, getting Jeannie in trouble with the cops, and having him act as though he's trying to catch Ferris out of spite instead of trying to enforce the rules.

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* DesignatedVillain: Rooney is depicted as a DeanBitterman-type who's seemingly trying to stop Ferris and his friends from having fun for no good reason. Except he ''does'' have good reason: it's his job to enforce school regulations, and Ferris has been breaking said regs by skipping school ''at least nine times'' before ''he hacks into the school computer to alter the records'', and does so by blatantly exploiting the goodwill of everyone around him, including his parents. Yet, [[SubvertedTrope HOWEVER]], the movie turns the audience against him by having him go way too far in trying to catch Ferris; Ferris: breaking into his house and house, assaulting his dog, and getting Jeannie in trouble with the cops, and having him act as though he's trying to catch Ferris out of spite instead of trying to enforce cops. Based on the rules.lengths he goes to, Rooney is really just a big bully [[VillainHasAPoint who happens to technically be in the right]].



** The entire Rooney subplot (in which he roams the streets of Chicago hunting down Ferris to demonstrate he's skipping school, including breaking into his home) is funny on screen for many people... except for one family in the Midwest that got a pretty big scare in TheNineties when the principal of the school their son went to broke into their home (by climbing into their son's room through the window) to personally make sure that he was actually sick after they called in earlier in the day to say that he wouldn't be able to go.

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** The entire Rooney subplot (in which he roams the streets of Chicago hunting down Ferris to demonstrate he's skipping school, including breaking into his home) is funny on screen on-screen for many people... except for one family in the Midwest that got a pretty big scare in TheNineties when the principal of the school their son went to broke into their home (by climbing into their son's room through the window) to personally make sure that he was actually sick after they called in earlier in the day to say that he wouldn't be able to go.



** Jeannie's scream before she runs after kicking Rooney looks similar to Kevin's scream and run during ''Film/HomeAlone'', which Hughes also wrote.

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** Jeannie's scream before she runs after kicking Rooney looks similar to Kevin's scream and run during ''Film/HomeAlone'', which Hughes Creator/JohnHughes also wrote.



* InformedWrongness: Ed Rooney is depicted as a {{Jerkass}} DeanBitterman who's [[InspectorJavert going overboard]] with trying to discipline Ferris (admittedly, he broke the law and committed animal cruelty), though that doesn't change the fact that Ferris ''is'' skipping school, has done so ''at least nine times'' prior (he hacks into the school computer to change the records), and does so by blatantly exploiting the good will of everyone, including his parents.

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* InformedWrongness: Ed Rooney is depicted as a {{Jerkass}} DeanBitterman who's [[InspectorJavert going overboard]] with trying to discipline Ferris (admittedly, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope he broke the law and committed animal cruelty), cruelty]]), though that doesn't change the fact that Ferris ''is'' skipping school, has done so ''at least nine times'' prior (he hacks into the school computer to change the records), and does so by blatantly exploiting the good will of everyone, including his parents.



* RonTheDeathEater: It's become somewhat popular to view Ferris as a sociopathic ManipulativeBastard rather than an irreverent, fun-loving and somewhat irresponsible teen. Supporters of this view point to his charm, his ability to con and manipulate his way into getting the things he wants, and being apathetic toward the possibility of consequences for him or his companions. However, one has to ignore Ferris's confrontation with Cameron (in which he offers to take the heat for the wrecked Ferrari) and his genuine interest in helping Cameron come out of his shell, to maintain this interpretation.

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* RonTheDeathEater: It's become somewhat popular to view Ferris as a sociopathic ManipulativeBastard rather than an irreverent, fun-loving and somewhat irresponsible teen. Supporters of this view point to his charm, his ability to con and manipulate his way into getting the things he wants, and being apathetic toward the possibility of consequences for him or his companions. However, one has to [[CompletelyMissingThePoint ignore Ferris's confrontation with Cameron (in which he offers to take the heat for the wrecked Ferrari) and his genuine interest in helping Cameron come out of his shell, shell]], to maintain this interpretation.



** Rooney's quest to prove that Bueller is ditching school is a legitimate concern. The issue is that his determination to find Ferris playing hooky leads to him breaking into the Bueller house and scaring Jeannie to death. Most schools in America are legally required to maintain student attendance, or they face the possibility of having their funding cut.
** Jeannie's quest to catch Ferris. Her complaining about how unfair it is that Ferris gets away with whatever he wants while she gets punished is proven true when she is hauled down to the police station for supposedly "making a phony phone call" about a very real intruder and getting in trouble with their parents while Ferris gets away with having a whole fun day out with his friends.

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** Rooney's quest to prove that Bueller is ditching school is a legitimate concern. The issue is that his determination to find Ferris playing hooky leads to [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope him breaking into the Bueller house and scaring Jeannie to death.death]]. Most schools in America are legally required to maintain student attendance, or they face the possibility of having their funding cut.
** Jeannie's quest to catch Ferris. Her complaining about how unfair it is that Ferris gets away with whatever he wants while she gets punished is proven true when she is hauled down to the police station for supposedly "making a phony phone call" about a very real intruder and getting in trouble with their parents parents, while Ferris gets away with having a whole fun day out with his friends.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnFavourite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "angsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnFavourite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "angsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]



** Rooney never considers talking to Ferris Bueller's sister about her suspicions about Ferris playing hooky. If he had done that, he would at least have an ally in addition to his secretary Grace and someone who knows the kids' modus operandi. In fact, when Jeannie tries to go see him, she is rude to Grace and skipping class but wanted to tell Rooney that she thinks her little brother isn't really sick and is goofing off. The way it works out, Jeannie kicks Rooney in the jaw on pure instinct.
** The police when thinking Jeannie made a phony prank call didn't realize that someone had left their wallet in the house. It would have vindicated Jeannie and gotten Rooney in serious trouble. The fact that Jeannie finds it and "returns" it to Rooney shows that she is well-aware of this fact.

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** Rooney never considers talking to Ferris Bueller's sister about her suspicions about Ferris playing hooky. If he had done that, he would at least have an ally in addition to his secretary Grace and someone who knows the kids' modus operandi. In fact, when Jeannie tries to go see him, she is rude to Grace and skipping class class, but wanted to tell Rooney that she thinks her little brother isn't really sick and is goofing off. The way it works out, Jeannie kicks Rooney in the jaw on pure instinct.
** The police police, when thinking Jeannie made a phony prank call call, didn't realize that someone had left their wallet in the house. It would have vindicated Jeannie and gotten Rooney in serious trouble. The fact that Jeannie finds it and "returns" '''returns''' it to Rooney shows that she is well-aware of this fact.



** Then again, Cameron's home life is notoriously ''terrible'' his parents don't love each other and his father cares more about restoring a car than he cares about his wife and son. Part of the reason Ferris takes him along for the ride is that he feels sorry for him and wants to show him a good time.

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** Then again, Cameron's home life is notoriously ''terrible'' his parents don't love each other other, and his father cares more about restoring a car than he cares about his wife and son. Part of the reason Ferris takes him along for the ride is that he feels sorry for him and wants to show him a good time.


** Alan Ruck would himself play an emotionally aloof, materialistic father in ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017''.

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** Alan Ruck Creator/AlanRuck would himself play an emotionally aloof, materialistic father in ''Series/OneDayAtATime2017''.


* FanficFuel: Many fanfics have been written that would answer the question that Sloan has asked as far as Cameron confronting his father is concerned. "Do you think Cameron will be ok?" Based on how the movie describes his dad, the results usually range from tragic to nightmarish. Or both.

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* FanficFuel: Many fanfics have been written that would answer depicting the question that Sloan has asked as far as scene in which Mr. Frye arrives home to his destroyed Ferrari and Cameron confronting his father is concerned. "Do you think Cameron will be ok?" confronts him. Based on how the movie Cameron describes his dad, the results usually range from tragic [[TearJerker tragic]] to nightmarish. Or both.[[NightmareFuel nightmarish]].


* EsotericHappyEnding: Cameron is last seen resolving to have it out with his domineering and emotionally distant father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying the latter's priceless Ferrari. This moment marks the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) over everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation probably didn't go over very well.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Cameron is last seen resolving to have it out with his domineering and emotionally distant father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying the latter's priceless Ferrari. This moment marks the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but it doesn't change the facts remain: fact that the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) over everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation probably didn't go over very well.


* EsotericHappyEnding: Cameron is last seen resolving to have it out with his domineering and emotionally distant father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying his father's priceless Ferrari. This is the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) above everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation very likely did not end well for him. Suffice to say, many fanfictions depicting this scene have been written, with varying outcomes.
* FanficFuel: Anyone who has seen the movie would write fics that would answer the question that Sloan has asked as far as Cameron confronting his father is concerned. "Do you think Cameron will be ok?" Based on how the movie describes his dad, the results usually range from tragic to nightmarish. Or both.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Cameron is last seen resolving to have it out with his domineering and emotionally distant father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying his father's the latter's priceless Ferrari. This is moment marks the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) above over everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation probably didn't go over very likely did not end well for him. Suffice to say, many fanfictions depicting this scene have been written, with varying outcomes.
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* FanficFuel: Anyone who has seen the movie would write fics Many fanfics have been written that would answer the question that Sloan has asked as far as Cameron confronting his father is concerned. "Do you think Cameron will be ok?" Based on how the movie describes his dad, the results usually range from tragic to nightmarish. Or both.


* EsotericHappyEnding: Cameron is last seen resolving to have it out with his domineering father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying his father's priceless Ferrari. This is the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) above everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation very likely did not end well for him. Suffice to say, many fanfictions depicting this scene have been written, with varying outcomes.

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Cameron is last seen resolving to have it out with his domineering and emotionally distant father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying his father's priceless Ferrari. This is the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) above everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation very likely did not end well for him. Suffice to say, many fanfictions depicting this scene have been written, with varying outcomes.


* InferredHolocaust: Cameron is last seen resolving tohave it out with his domineering father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying his father's priceless Ferrari. This is the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) above everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation very likely did not end well for him. Suffice to say, many fanfictions depicting this scene have been written, with varying outcomes.

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* InferredHolocaust: EsotericHappyEnding: Cameron is last seen resolving tohave to have it out with his domineering father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying his father's priceless Ferrari. This is the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) above everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation very likely did not end well for him. Suffice to say, many fanfictions depicting this scene have been written, with varying outcomes.


* InferredHolocaust: Cameron is last seen resolving tohave it out with his domineering father for the first time in his life after accidentally destroying his father's priceless Ferrari. This is the final step in his CharacterDevelopment, but the facts remain: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth (especially the Ferrari) above everyone and everything else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was before, one can safely say that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So, despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation very likely did not end well for him. Suffice to say, many fanfictions depicting this scene have been written, with varying outcomes.



* InferredHolocaust: Cameron is last seen resolving to, for the first time in his life, have it out with his domineering and emotionally distant father after accidentally totaling the latter's priceless Ferrari. This is the final step in his metamorphosis from a sad, shy hypochondriac to an assertive, confident adult. But the facts remain thus: the Ferrari is beyond saving, and the elder Frye, who prioritizes his material wealth, ''especially the Ferrari'', to the exclusion of everything and everyone else, will be home shortly. And if Cameron pre-CharacterDevelopment was as deathly afraid of his father as he said he was, one can safely infer that his father has given him ''damn good reason'' to be. So despite his newfound strength and confidence, the ensuing confrontation very likely did ''not'' end well for him. Suffice it to say, many fanfics have been written depicting this scene, with ''varying'' outcomes.


* CriticalResearchFailure: Ferris and Cameron need to turn back the odometer on Cameron's dad's 1961 Ferrari, but can't because it has an anti-rollback mechanism. Anti-rollback odometers were mandated in the 1970s; all vehicles built before that had odometers that would roll backward if driven in reverse. (It's not out of left-field that Cameron's dad installed an anti-rollback mechanism if that's possible, however, since Cameron bitterly says his dad never trusts him).

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Ferris and Cameron need to turn back the odometer on Cameron's dad's 1961 Ferrari, but can't because it has an anti-rollback mechanism. Anti-rollback odometers were mandated in the 1970s; all vehicles built before that had odometers that would roll backward if driven in reverse. (It's not out of left-field that Cameron's dad installed an anti-rollback mechanism if that's possible, however, since Cameron bitterly says his dad never trusts him).him.)


** Did Jeannie save Ferris from Rooney merely because of BigSisterInstinct, because of the pep talk that the druggie gave her to only worry about herself, or was it that Rooney got her in trouble in the first place? If he hadn't broken into the house, Jeannie wouldn't have been scared to death or hauled to the police station for supposedly making a phony phone call when saying there was an intruder in the house. It proves that Rooney is much worse than Jeannie is because she was trying to bust her little brother for playing hooky and had every right to return home.



* CriticalResearchFailure: Ferris and Cameron need to turn back the odometer on Cameron's dad's 1961 Ferrari, but can't because it has an anti-rollback mechanism. Anti-rollback odometers were mandated in the 1970s; all vehicles built before that had odometers that would roll backwards if driven in reverse.
* DesignatedVillain: Rooney is depicted as a DeanBitterman-type who's seemingly trying to stop Ferris and his friends from having fun for no good reason. Except he ''does'' have good reason: it's his job to enforce school regulations, and Ferris has been breaking said regs by skipping school ''at least nine times'' before ''he hacks into the school computer to alter the records'', and does so by blatantly exploiting the good will of everyone around him, including his parents. Yet, the movie turns the audience against him by having him go way too far in trying to catch Ferris; breaking into his house and assaulting his dog and having him act as though he's trying to catch Ferris out of spite instead of trying to enforce the rules.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Ferris and Cameron need to turn back the odometer on Cameron's dad's 1961 Ferrari, but can't because it has an anti-rollback mechanism. Anti-rollback odometers were mandated in the 1970s; all vehicles built before that had odometers that would roll backwards backward if driven in reverse.
reverse. (It's not out of left-field that Cameron's dad installed an anti-rollback mechanism if that's possible, however, since Cameron bitterly says his dad never trusts him).
* DesignatedVillain: Rooney is depicted as a DeanBitterman-type who's seemingly trying to stop Ferris and his friends from having fun for no good reason. Except he ''does'' have good reason: it's his job to enforce school regulations, and Ferris has been breaking said regs by skipping school ''at least nine times'' before ''he hacks into the school computer to alter the records'', and does so by blatantly exploiting the good will goodwill of everyone around him, including his parents. Yet, the movie turns the audience against him by having him go way too far in trying to catch Ferris; breaking into his house and assaulting his dog dog, getting Jeannie in trouble with the cops, and having him act as though he's trying to catch Ferris out of spite instead of trying to enforce the rules.



* NightmareFuel: Meta example. When Rooney pokes his head inside through the doggie door and sees the Bueller's family dog growling at him. It's quite terrifying.

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Meta example. When Rooney pokes his head inside through the doggie door and sees the Bueller's family dog growling at him. It's quite terrifying.
** From Jeannie's point-of-view, she came home during her senior lunch break, and while her little brother is missing, someone is in the house. when she tries to surprise the person, it turns out to be an "intruder". Jeannie in the heat of the moment understandably screams, kicks him in the jaw several times, and runs to hide in her room while calling the police. To top it all off, the cops don't ''believe her''. She later finds out that it was Rooney, after locating his wallet, and is understandably furious that he got her in trouble.



** Rooney's quest to prove that Bueller is ditching school is a legitimate concern. Most schools in America are legally required to maintain student attendance, or they face the possibility of having their funding cut.

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** Rooney's quest to prove that Bueller is ditching school is a legitimate concern. The issue is that his determination to find Ferris playing hooky leads to him breaking into the Bueller house and scaring Jeannie to death. Most schools in America are legally required to maintain student attendance, or they face the possibility of having their funding cut.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnFavourite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnFavourite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty "angsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]]]
* WhatAnIdiot:
** Rooney never considers talking to Ferris Bueller's sister about her suspicions about Ferris playing hooky. If he had done that, he would at least have an ally in addition to his secretary Grace and someone who knows the kids' modus operandi. In fact, when Jeannie tries to go see him, she is rude to Grace and skipping class but wanted to tell Rooney that she thinks her little brother isn't really sick and is goofing off. The way it works out, Jeannie kicks Rooney in the jaw on pure instinct.
** The police when thinking Jeannie made a phony prank call didn't realize that someone had left their wallet in the house. It would have vindicated Jeannie and gotten Rooney in serious trouble. The fact that Jeannie finds it and "returns" it to Rooney shows that she is well-aware of this fact.


** "My name's Jeannie but everybody calls me Shauna."

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** "My name's Jeannie Jean but everybody calls me Shauna.""
* NightmareFuel: Meta example. When Rooney pokes his head inside through the doggie door and sees the Bueller's family dog growling at him. It's quite terrifying.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnfavorite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnfavorite TheUnFavourite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]


* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnFavorite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also TheUnFavorite TheUnfavorite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]


* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also the UnFavorite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also the UnFavorite TheUnFavorite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]


* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also the UnFavorite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Ferris' older sister Jeannie is clearly meant to be portrayed as an antagonistic force whom the audience should root against, but she has a lot of great reasons to despise her younger brother. For starters, she happens to know about Ferris' antics and [[BigSisterInstinct it's literally her job to keep an eye on Ferris.]] [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Candace Flynn and her would get along fabulously.]] She's also the UnFavorite among her parents, disliked among her community as an "agnsty teenager", and has to deal with the fact that her brother is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating beloved by his entire town]]. That's not just ParentalFavoritism, [[HeroWithBadPublicity it's basically her being the town menace that everybody hates.]] Talk about a rough life! Plus as charming a memorable as Ferris is, it doesn't hide the fact that he's kind of a douchebag. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnAaSk5KQsU ScreenPrism aka The Take does an entire video about it.]]

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