Sunday, January 6, 2008

Celebrating the 80's

My husband and I both cackled in glee when we were going through the television programming the other night, trolling for movies to record since this Hollywood writers' strike is shutting us out of our favorite shows (I've been patient so far, although if the strike interferes with The New Adventures of Old Christine, scheduled to start in mid-January, I am going to be SO TICKED.)

Anyhoo, we both looked at one another and intoned in a nasal monotone that any youth who came of age in the 1980s will immediately recognize: "Byeeewwwller.... Byeeewwwller.... Byeeewwwller..."

We are treating the girls to a television viewing of the John Hughes mental health day classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Matthew Broderick is as adorable as ever and Jennifer Grey still had an actual nose that gave her face grace and character (are you listening, Amy Grant? Yeah, I've seen your new nose, too.)

This movie is doing quite a bit to complement the many joys of homeschooling. Ferris, Cameron and Sloane have to ditch school in order to see parades, eat at restaurants and go to the art museum. We do all those things as a matter of course, as well as tons of other interesting things like French class and Italian cooking lessons and history bingo and Shakespeare workshops. Thank you, Ferris.

Ooh, I have to go. Ferris is getting ready to lip-sync Wayne Newton's "Danke schön" on the float, which means that the "Twist and Shout" scene is imminent.


1 comment:

Kbg said...

Great of those you just laugh all the way through. A real classic. The first time I saw it, I thought I was going to have a heart attack when the car went through the glass to its demise. OMW.

The kids at Guerin have a good time with this as Mr. Buhler is their PE can imagine how many times he has probably heard, "Mr. Buhlllleeerrr...." and they just chuckle everytime they say his name. Poor guy.

Now, there's a movie the guys would really enjoying viewing with you all....