Listeners, we welcome our first legitimate adult to the podcast, the legendary, the amazing Morgan Rodgers! Darth’s dad showed up on the scene dressed in his sophisticated take on Ferris Bueller, and it just doesn’t get more epic than that.
On this particular episode, Jason, Darth, and Morgan discuss the greatest John Hughes film of all time. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a feel-good movie where the characters are as light as feathered 80s hair, complete with shoulder pads, leg warmers, and one seriously cool car.
To be fair, Cameron may have gotten murdered by his father after he destroyed that beautiful Ferrari, but Ferris runs home in time to witness the defeat of the evil emperor Rooney. And isn’t that what really matters?
On our journey through 1986 Chicago with Ferris and the gang, we discovered some fun facts:
- Twist and Shout was used in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Back to School. Finally, a hot meal for Paul and Ringo.
- Cameron is the protagonist and Ferris is the antagonist. Discuss.
- Danke Schoen is the gopher through-line of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
- Ben Stein has no room for improvment in his knowledge of economics.
Of course, even perfect 80s classics leave us with unanswered questions. Is Abe Froman the real Sausage King of Chicago? We may never know, and we’ll also always wonder why he never showed up to his lunch reservation at that French restaurant.
Regardless, the charm of Ferris Bueller prevails. This should be evident if for no other reason than the incredible Mr. Rodgers picked it for his episode. So jump in the Ferrari with your favorite podcasters and enjoy the ride.