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Bring Back Sixteen Candles
Molly’s up for it, are you?
-Julie Ryan Evans
I’ve seen Sixteen Candles about 16,000 times. I LOVED that movie and had nearly memorized every line at one point. A few lines to trip your memory:
Long Duk Dong: What’s a happenin’ hot stuff?
Brenda Baker: Can you remember to turn off the stove in twenty minutes?
Samantha: I can remember lots of things.
Geek: Not many girls in contemporary American society today would give their underwear to help a geek like me.
Long Duk Dong: No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food.
Ahh, the memories!
Now, more than 20 years after its release (I swear it feels like yesterday…sigh) I still want more! There have been sequel rumors flying for awhile, and in a recent interview Molly Ringwald says she’s more than ready to do it.
“It was in the works,” Ringwald says. “It was something that I definitely wanted to do, but [writer-director] John Hughes wasn’t interested, and I didn’t feel comfortable doing it without his involvement. If we can get John to agree, I think it would be great. I think there are definitely a lot of people who would love to see it, and I would love to do it.”
And while my teenage love, Jake, http://www.celebritynooz.com/watn/michael_schoeffling.html seems quite elusive these days, I bet anything he’s still hot.
Readers over at Perez seem split–the naysayers saying it will ruin a classic. To them, I say, “then don’t go see it.”
Let the rest of us bask in the glow of the candlelight!