The Plotaholics wrap up this 80s-centric January with the film that many consider to be the quintessential 80s teen flick: the John Hughes classic, The Breakfast Club. Has there ever been a movie that has inspired more callbacks–from dancing in the library to “what about you, dad?”–than this one? Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy round out an ensemble cast with representatives from every high school character-type you can think of–the rebel, the crazy one, the jock, the brain, and the popular girl.
Bryan was up all night driving before we recorded this episode, so things take a couple of weird turns. The Plotaholics spend time talking about the under-appreciated 90s kids’ show, Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills and what role Thankskilling alum, Wanda Lust, would play in an adult reboot of said show set in Illinois.
There is table-top RPG talk (Shane is playing Monster of the Week from Evil Hat Productions and loving it) and Funko Pop talk (Bryan found Angel from Buffy!).
It’s everything you’ve come to expect from a distraction-heavy episode of The Plotaholics Podcast, including one Plotaholic’s heart-breaking revelation that he is, in fact, a Millennial.
Enjoy The Breakfast Club!