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The Important Question Everyone Is Asking Me.

Who doesn't love Lloyd Dobler?

Hint: The answer to the question involves this guy.

There’s been a lot going on recently: There is the one year anniversary of the Ferguson shooting, complete with protests and more violence. There was a GOP Presidential debate that hardly anyone watched. Oh, and Russia apparently has made Santa Claus and Mrs Claus, as well as their extended elven family, sovereign Russian citizens. 

Stay the fuck out of our hood Putin!

Stay the fuck out of our hood Putin!

In light of these events, a lot of people are asking me one important question: “Tin Foil Hat Man, what are your favorite 80’s teen movies?” Being the socially conscious blogger that I am, I feel obliged to answer this continuously controversial question.

#5 Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Fast Times was hilarious, and featured some awesome music. I loved Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli, he continues to be one of my favorite movie characters. Also: This.

#4 Back To The Future

Back To The Future is one of those movies that defines the times you were living in. I remember nearly everything that was going on in my life when this movie came out. It was a roller coaster of a movie, and pared well with my roller coaster life at the time.

#3 Say Anything

I didn’t actually see this movie until around 2005. It was an instant favorite the moment I saw it. John Cusack makes my list twice with my inclusion of

#2 Sixteen Candles

This is one of my favorite movies – period. It had laughs galore. It had a cool love story. It had both John and Joan Cusack, and oh, it had this guy:

#1A The Breakfast Club

This was the ultimate in teen anti-establishment movies. What wasn’t to love about The Breakfast Club? I simply adore this movie, and I could watch it over and over and never get sick of it.

#1 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

I love this movie so much that I want to marry it, and bear its children. Who doesn’t love a movie that features this?

Or this?

And this?

I know what you’re thinking. “Tin Foil Hatman, why are there 6 movies? You said that this is a top 5 list! Can’t you count?” Yes, it is a top 5 list, and I know that I put 6 movies on it. You see, I’m a rebel: I’m John Bender, I’m Jeff Spicoli, I’m Ferris Bueller. I’m the guy who breaks rules and laughs about it the entire time. At least on here I am. Otherwise I’m just a guy that writes blog posts that nobody reads 😉 I hope you enjoyed the list. Do me a solid and tell me about some of your favorites in the comments! In the mean time, I’m off to the movies.

Later Ya’ll!


  1. Sedate Me
    August 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Maybe my massive cynicism had already set in by the 80’s…. (Try the day I was born.) But popular, successful, mainstream, 80’s High School movies didn’t do much for me. I saw all (or large parts of all) of these examples and liked them well enough. But their appeal wore off fairly quickly. Although, I’ve got to say Ben Stein deserved an Oscar for that role. I had at least 10 teachers just like him.

    The exception, of course, was arguably the best High School film ever made, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. If I had a dollar for every time I “pulled my goalie” to Phoebe Cates, I could finance my own campaign for US President. For even more Phoebe, dig up Private School, or just click on 1982’s aptly named “Paradise”, which handily appears at the end of your clip. (By the way, since when does YouTube show nudity?) I will never…and I mean NEVER…forgive Kevin Klein for ending her movie career by landing her before I could. That motherfucker!

    Anyway….My taste in 1980’s teen movies was always more “Drive-in”. This included films like Zapped! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryWsVFkJ1QI or the highest grossing Canadian movie of all time…the movie that launched Kim Cattrall…the movie that inspired a generation of perverts to invent surveillance cameras to spy on girls while in the school locker room….


    • Sedate Me
      August 12, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      And I manged to fuck up another link today…the link to Zapped!


    • August 14, 2015 at 11:05 am

      I loved Porky’s! It may not have made my top 5, but it’s certainly in my top 10. A great portion of my teen-age and young adult years were in the 80’s. I didn’t have a lot of friends, so I spent a lot of time at the movies (or in bars, lol). I loved the coming of age movies because I was, well, coming of age.


      • Sedate Me
        August 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm

        Cheesy “movie talk” is a very dangerous road for me to go down….

        First, I’m gonna wind up posting so many clips it’s going to take my computer 20 minutes to load this page and probably result in everyone getting charged for the extra bandwidth. Second, I used to have a Quentin Tarantino sized obsession with cheesy Drive-In movies….especially of the late 60’s & 70’s.

        I used to sit and watch freebase the Drive In Classics channel almost non-stop. I tried it all, but I had a particular weakness for blacksploitation, hippies, bikers and even the occasional hit of roller disco.

        I went through some serious, serious, withdrawal when the motherfuckers at the media empire who owned the channel sold it to another motherfuckin’ media empire who converted the channel to something else entirely.

        And I didn’t even mention the Canuck classic TV show Strange Paradise they ran, or the channel’s super cheesy hosts, Drive In Dick, The Nurse and, above all…Trish d’Lish the Drive-in dish. Because if I did, I’d wind up chasing the White Rabbit down the hole again and wind up back in rehab for another 2 years. So please, don’t ask me to post examples. Look them up yourself.


        • August 15, 2015 at 7:25 am

          You should try ROKU. You can stream probably at least ten cheesy movie channels right to your tv with it.


          • Sedate Me
            August 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

            After looking it up, I still don’t understand this Roku. But like Nutflicks & Scruhuyu, its probably not legal/fully operational in Canuckistan anyway. All I know is that downloading even 5% of my TV viewing will drive my Internet bills into the stratosphere. If I go one MB over my (puny) limit, I can get up to a $150 charge. With my predilection for cheese, I’d be living in a cardboard box by the end of the month, even if this service is “free”.

            More importantly, like Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica, I don’t trust ANYTHING connected to the World-pipes. Not even the junk computer I’m using right now. So there’s no way in HELL I’m using my TV for that! (Well, I might use those free TVs from the dumpster behind your house.) I paid waaaaaay too much money for my TV to put it at the mercy of a bunch of Poindexters living in their mom’s basement who are trying do bring the world to its knees.

            Besides, I wasted over half my life watching the Drive In Classics channel while it was on the air. It was horrible addiction, but it it only cost me 10 cents a month on my cable bill. It didn’t compromise my privacy, or put my TV/cable box at risk.

            I’m just glad it’s over. However, every once in a while I have a “slip” thanks to the evil pushe, Youtube…because some of the films are there in their entirety. When I do fall, I try to stick to the trailers.

            But I always regret it the morning after, man.


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