My Top 10 John Hughes Quotes

There are quite a few of John Hughes’ movies that I can still turn off the sound and recite most of the lines. You can say that I probably should have gotten out a bit more when I was in high school, and you might be right.  Thing is, there are a lot of lines from movies that he wrote that get used in everyday conversation among me and my peers.  With that in mind, here are my favorites (or also ones that I use most often), in no particular order as they all have their place:

  • ” Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?.” – John Bender “Breakfast Club”
  • “220, 221 whatever it takes” – Jack, “Mr. Mom”
  • “You’re Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago?” “I’m Abe Froman.” – Ferris Bueller, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
  • “He said we’re going the wrong way,” “He’s probably drunk, how would he know where we’re going?” (as they are on the wrong side of the freeway – Neal and Del, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”
  • “I’m not really a farmer. I’m a freshman.” – The Geek, “Sixteen Candles”
  • “She at the church. She get married to oily bohunk.” – Long Duk Dong, “Sixteen Candles”
  • “I don’t know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself, huh?” – Cousin Eddie, “Vacation”
  • “That’s not a joke. That’s a severe behavioral disorder.” – Chet, “Weird Science” (it was hard to boil this down to just one Chet quote)
  • “His name is Blane? Oh! That’s a major appliance, that’s not a name!” – Duckie, “Pretty in Pink”
  • “Oh, that uh, that there’s an RV. Yeah, yeah, I borrowed it off a buddy of mine. He took my house, I took the RV. It’s a good looking vehicle, ain’t it?” – Cousin Eddie, “Christmas Vacation”

There are a lot more, but I’ve got to keep this at least somewhat safe for work.  But the point here is, thank you John Hughes for a lot of laughs.

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2 thoughts on “My Top 10 John Hughes Quotes

  1. Wow, I didn’t know he directed some of these films. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is one of my favorite movies of all time.

  2. My brother called me from Atlanta to talk about John Hughes the day he passed. What a pulse he had on the 80s audience and what they wanted for entertainment. so much memorable, fun film. All I can say is, “Danke Shoen!”

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