Whatever Happened To…


OK, this post is pure, goofy fluff. I was watching The Breakfast Club the other morning and started talking about 80s movies on Twitter. That led to wondering what happened to all the characters when they grew up. Which led to this list of potential fates for characters from some of my favorite 80s flicks. You may ask why I do not include Footloose or St. Elmo’s Fire. Well…I’ve never seen them. I KNOW. I’ll watch them someday. Promise. Meanwhile, here’s what I think happened to the characters I do know about:

The Breakfast Club:
Claire developed a prescription drug habit then found religion.
Bender got into computers and made a fortune in the dot com years.
Andrew moved to the West Coast and became a successful civil rights lawyer.
Allison became a goat farmer and sells cheese at organic markets.
Brian climbed Everest and writes self-help books.

16 Candles
Jake Ryan got fat.
Samantha went to France for her junior year abroad in college and never came back. She owns a clothing boutique on the Left Bank.
Farmer Ted was elected to the Senate by had to resign after a bribery scandal.

Say Anything
Lloyd Dobbler runs a struggling art gallery.
Diane Court became an English professor.

Some Kind of Wonderful
Keith manages a 7-11.
Watts became a Hollywood agent.
Hardy Jens did time for inside trading.
Amanda runs an escort service.

Pretty in Pink
Duckie came out and became an AIDS activist.
Blane, ironically, opened an appliance store.
Andie founded a charity to give prom dresses to poor girls.

Heathers
Veronica became a Mormon fundamentalist and is now the 3rd sister wife of a much older man.
JD survived the explosion at the school and ran off to become a professional poker player.

Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
Ferris made a fortune selling Amway products in college. He and Sloane married but divorced after she ran off on a Greenpeace ship.
Cameron became a vintage car dealer after his father had a stroke when he saw the Ferarri.
Jeannie became the principal of her high school.

 

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5 comments for “Whatever Happened To…

  1. October 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    You are SO good at these.

    Also? I am giving you side eye for having never watching Footloose OR St. Elmo’s Fire.

    I guess I can forgive St. Elmo’s Fire, but FOOTLOOSE???

  2. October 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Not directly related, but my husband saw Sixteen Candles for the first time last week, and he pointed out that Jake Ryan is really kind of an awful person. Once he pointed it out, it’s totally clear, and it ruined the whole movie for me. So much for my junior high dreams of romance…. Just had to share with someone who might understand my disappointment!

  3. October 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I should force you to watch Footloose somehow. That’s just wrong that you haven’t seen it.

  4. Amy
    October 15, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Love this. Some of my most favorite movies are the John Hughes films. He really got the whole time and age of the 80’s. Wait till you see “St. Elmos Fire” then you will have fun with the “whatever happened”. Footloose the original you have to see. Just to say you finally saw it. Ah Ren…

  5. October 15, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Ha ha ha ha – love! Um, did Lloyd and Diane get married??? I think so.

    Also, WTF? You need to watch St. Elmo’s Fire immediately. Footloose is awesome and all, but sit down and watch St. Elmo’s – AWESOMELY AWESOME.

    My favorite scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T34tr2K-bIc

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