John Hughes left us today, at the age of 59. While he’s been very reclusive in recent years and hasn’t worked much, he will be missed. He will also be remembered for quite some time, living on through his films. Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are two of the funniest movies to come out of the 80s. His movies launched the careers of so many actors, Molly Ringwald, John Cusack (swoon!) Steve Carrell, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy to name just a few.
Anyone who doesn’t laugh at, “No more yankey my wankey, the Donger need FOOD!” isn’t anyone I care to be friends with. I can picture Long Duk Dong, swinging in a tree, hollering that about his “new, American-style gurlfriend.”
Rest well, Mr. Hughes and thanks for the lifetime of giggles you provided so many of us.