Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sean Giambrone
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss a Goldbergs homage.
That's right. The Goldbergs will take on Ferris Bueller's Day Off for its anticipated John Hughes tribute episode, TVGuide.com has learned.
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"Ferris Bueller exuded cool. He got the girl, he had the epic day off, he outsmarted his teachers, parents, siblings and classmates," creator Adam F. Goldberg
said in a statement. "And the way John Hughes captured that epic day of fun, it was the obvious choice to send the Goldbergs on a quest to recreate that awesome day off. My older brother Barry and I had little in common growing up, but we shared an equal obsession with Ferris Bueller's Day Off
. Watching it over and over was how we bonded and we quoted lines from it as if it was our secret language. We saw ourselves in the iconic character of Ferris, the popular schemer who could do no wrong. However, we all knew the reality — neither of us was a Ferris. Sadly, we both more resembled Cameron Ferris' hapless sidekick."Details on the episode are scarce — though we imagine Bev (Wendi McLendon-Covey
) won't take too kindly to said day off and we hope this
is involved — but the episode will air in the second half of the season. Goldberg, who paid homage to his all-time favorite movie The Goonies
last season, told TVGuide.com last month
that he had punted the Hughes tribute back to bide more time to settle on an idea.
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"Part of me is me kicking the can down the road and knowing what an undertaking it will be to do something like a John Hughes tribute correctly," he said. "It's a lot of planning and a lot of getting the clips and getting permission and also trying to find the right story. ... What I kind of want is when you get around that slog of episodes — 15 or 16 — and your ratings start to go down, it can be a nice little bump for us, so I'm pushing it to the back half."What do you want to see in the Ferris Bueller
tribute? The Goldbergs
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