I was psyched when Dan passed
me a link to this
Yahoo! News story. After all, the title is "Sixteen Candles," 16
Pull out the yearbooks, throw on the varsity letter jackets--it's high
school reunion time for the gang from the 1984 John Hughes comedy.
32 Candles will update the lives of Sam Baker, Farmer Ted, Long Duk
Dong and the rest of the gang.
"Holy Crap!" I thought, "This will be a big hit at the box
But then I read on:
The original film was based around Samantha Baker's (Molly Ringwald)
16th birthday, a day that went unobserved by her family. The
made-for-television special will pick up the story
around Sam's 32nd birthday.
What the fuck?!
I had to re-read that few times to make sure I wasn't seeing
A made-for-television special?
What kind of way is that to treat fans of the great 80s John Hughes
I can't believe this.
Please let it be a sick joke.
What next? An after school special remake of The Breakfast Club? A
Saturday morning cartoon based on Pretty in Pink?
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