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Question: What's your favorite 80's Teen Comedy?
Say Anything - 0 (0%)
Better Off Dead - 2 (6.9%)
Sixteen Candles - 0 (0%)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 2 (6.9%)
License To Drive - 0 (0%)
The Goonies - 0 (0%)
Loverboy - 0 (0%)
Can't Buy Me Love - 0 (0%)
The Breakfast Club - 1 (3.4%)
One Crazy Summer - 3 (10.3%)
Real Genius - 0 (0%)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - 2 (6.9%)
Three O' Clock High - 0 (0%)
Uncle Buck - 0 (0%)
Midnight Madness - 0 (0%)
Weird Science - 1 (3.4%)
Pretty In Pink - 0 (0%)
Adventures In Babysitting - 1 (3.4%)
Some Kind Of Wonderful - 0 (0%)
Just One Of the Guys - 1 (3.4%)
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - 0 (0%)
Porky's - 1 (3.4%)
Zapped - 0 (0%)
Risky Business - 0 (0%)
Teen Wolf - 0 (0%)
Valley Girl - 1 (3.4%)
Secret Admirer - 0 (0%)
High School USA - 0 (0%)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High - 2 (6.9%)
Class Of 1984 - 1 (3.4%)
Footloose - 0 (0%)
My Science Project - 1 (3.4%)
My Tutor - 0 (0%)
My Bodyguard - 0 (0%)
Lucas - 0 (0%)
Back To the Future - 2 (6.9%)
Dream A Little Dream - 0 (0%)
Private School - 0 (0%)
Revenge of the Nerds - 2 (6.9%)
Heathers - 5 (17.2%)
Class - 0 (0%)
Private Resort - 0 (0%)
Summer School - 0 (0%)
I like one you haven't mentioned here - 1 (3.4%)
Total Voters: 29

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« on: February 15, 2008, 09:01:40 AM »

Ah..
The 80's teen comedy.  They sure don't make 'em like they used to!
They all had an endearing quality that you just don't see anymore.

I can watch most of the above films over and over and never get tired of them.

I'd have to say that my all time favorite 80's teen comedy is a toss-up between The Breakfast Club and Better Off Dead.
Ultimately, I had to go with Better Off Dead.   Thumbup
That movie brings back so many memories for me and has so many memorable quotes!

Heathers runs a close 3rd.

I tried to compile a complete list but still have this nagging feeling that I've left out a few films.
Also, I purposely tried to avoid including movies that aren't primarily comedy such as The Lost Boys or other movies that take place mostly in college.
(Revenge of the Nerds was one exception)

How about you?
What's your favorite 80's teen comedy and why?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 09:11:54 AM »

Gotta go with Fast Times at Ridgemont High, it's just the classic.  Fabulous characters, and it's been copied so many times.  Honorable mention to Valley Girl, I love the way that fleeting slice of Southern California pop culture in the early '80s is preserved forever in that movie.  Secret Admirer is another favorite, if for no other reason than that I've always had a crush on Lori Loughlin and she looks fabulous in that movie.  Heathers is another favorite for the dark humor side. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 09:30:16 AM »

There's so many classics on that list.  I picked Just One OF The Guys.  Underrated classic there that doesn't get named much.

I also like Teen Wolf, The John Hughes Series, and Summer School.  Bill and Ted too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 09:54:37 AM »

It's kind of a family comedy but Back to the Beach was great!

great list
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 10:07:57 AM »

Back to the Future is not only a great 80's comedy film but it's also a modern classic.  I had to go with Marty, Doc and the DeLorian.   Thumbup
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 10:22:18 AM »

Revenge of the Nerds, Back to the Future and Ferris Bueller are all classics. I can watch any of them over and over. One Crazy Summer isn't bad either. However, I've always had a soft spot for Weird Science. I can still remember a bunch of us gathering at a friend's house on a summer afternoon to watch a rented tape of it, back in the days when a VCR was still something of a luxury item. Weird Science was by far the best of the science-themed teen comedies that enjoyed a brief popularity. Interestingly enough, I now own that very tape, having bought it off my local video store's previously-viewed shelf during the great purge of the late 90s, when they cleared out a lot of their early selection.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 11:03:06 AM »

I voted CLASS of 84...except I'm gonna puzzeled as to why it's on here...as it's not a comedy at all! Unless sadistical punk  kids tormenting Perry King and Roddy McDowall is your idea of fun....

 
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008, 11:21:42 AM »

I'm going to go with One Crazy Summer. I know most people prefer Better Off Dead, but One Crazy Summer was just so crazy. One of my favorite comedies of all time.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2008, 11:44:12 AM »

I had to go with one of my favorites of all time: Heathers

-great cast, great story, great humor, oodles of easter eggs, and the most memorable quotes!

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2008, 12:06:25 PM »

I went with Bill & Ted because it holds a special place in my heart.  That and its one of few time travel movies I don't challenge. 

This was a hard decision though.  The 80s had some of the best teen comedies ever. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2008, 05:30:38 PM »

Good list, Ash.  Very complete.

I think BACK TO THE FUTURE is the best of the movies on the list: original, well-plotted, funny, likeable characters.  But it's not my personal, subjective favorite.

The John Hughes films were all very formulaic and predictable, but he worked the formula so well that they all end up very watchable, if none of them are great.

PORKY's and FAST TIMES seem to have set the template for the "teen-sex" branch of the teen comedy.  FAST TIMES is not a bad flick at all. 

I enjoyed the exploitative, brain-dead T&A knockoffs like PRIVATE SCHOOL (Betsy Russell doing a Lady Godiva impersonation---what's not to like?)  Haven't seen one of these in decades, though.

My personal favorite is HEATHERS, because it's so subversive to the genre and full of great quotable one-liners ("I love my dead gay son!" "God, the afterlife is so boring. If I have to sing Kumbaya one more time...").  As well as the one Mortal Envelope mentioned.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2008, 06:54:48 PM »

Curious...would ROCK and ROLL HIGH SCHOOL qualify as a teen comedy? If so...it's got my vote!
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 09:32:53 PM »

I also liked Lucas.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2008, 06:25:20 AM »

"Risky Business" here. Never liked Cruise, but he does get a great week. Plus it has Rebecca DeMornay, a flooded Porsche and a haunting Tangerine Dream score.

I remember liking better "The Breakfast Club" and "The Goonies" back then, but RB is the only one I feel like watching again at this moment.
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2008, 08:59:06 AM »

I went with Revenge of the Nerds, though I had a hard time not voting for some of the others. Bill & Ted, Back to the Future, Ferris Beullher, Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, Heathers--they're all favorites, and I could watch them over and over. Nerds has a special place for me both for the nerds and for the music (and the spy cam scenes ain't too shabby, either  Buggedout).

Thanks, Ash, for bringing up some good memories!
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