The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club whistle 'Colonel Bogey'.
Bender assumes Brian's father and overall homelife resembles the feel-good nature of the PBS preschool series
"Eat my shorts" line
Joel: "This is from 'The Breakfast Club,' right?"
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mentioned by Emilio Estevez in his monologue
When Anthony Micheal Hall smokes the joint, he tries catching the smoke he exhales with his mouth. Chris Tucker does the same thing in Friday.
At the reunion Gina tells Tracy that she looks like Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club.
In "Vinyl Justice", in Gary Numan's record collection they find a record of Simple Minds' Don't You Forget About Me with the poster from this film on the back.
Mentioned by characters in conversation
The entire episode is based on this movie.
Mentioned in dialogue
Jay and Silent Bob state that they were on a search for the fictional town of Shermer, Illinois, referenced in John Hughes's movies. Rufus later reveals a secret from Bethany's past about a boy named Brian Johnson, which is the same name as a character from the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club (1985) set in Shermer
Prom band plays "Don't You Forget About Me," by Simple Minds
Dean Vernon is a reference to Richard Vernon
title on marque and poster in entryway
Referenced in dialog
7-leaf clover hidden in LP jacket for movie soundtrack; also features song "Don't You Forget About Me" from same soundtrack
Lorelai: "Working on his Breakfast Club audition."
Title mentioned in Mango sketch flashback
Breakfast Club parallels - Ian's accumulated detention, Maddie's initially prone form on the desk, and individual revelations about their personal life.
At the end of the teen movie spoof "Don't You Forget About Me"-parodying music plays.
When Professor McDoogle (Paul Gleason) is arguing with the kids, it's the exact same scene as in the breakfast club. In the breakfast club Richard Vernon (played by Paul Gleason) is also arguing with a group of kids.
the letter at the end of the episode resembles the one at the end of "The Breakfast Club" they also sign the letter as the Lunch Bunch
While the gang is waiting outside the principal's office, Cartman concocts an alibi which includes bowling next to Ally Sheedy, the "goth chick from The Breakfast Club."
In RAB19 when Puppy is going spelunking, he tells himself a joke before falling down, just like Bender does in The Breakfast Club
Cited for 1980s nostalgia
Marty refers to his friends as "The Breakfast Crew."
Rory illustrates Brendon's stupidity by telling Lorelai that watching the film inspired him to tape his butt cheeks together.
J.D. thinks about Molly Ringwald and says that "she was good in 'The Breakfast Club.'"
Characters mention a scene from this movie in a conversation.
Video case is shown in a video store.
The janitor raise his hand at the end of the episode like John Bender at the end of 'The Breakfast Club'
Mentioned as one of Judd Nelson's films.
The girls (young versions of Brandi, Ariel, Tiffany, and Rita, the murder victim) are watching the film at the Beaudry's home in 1990.
Doug refers to himself as Emilio Estevez and compares Carrie with Ally Sheedy. When Carrie doesn't understand what he's talking about he explains it's from The Breakfast Club and that he's amazed she hasn't seen it.
The vice principal uses the same line as the principal in breakfast club "You mess with bull, you get the horns."
Hawk uses "Neo-Maxi Zoom Dweebies" in an interview from 1987.
Favorite movie of Violet and her potential beau
referenced in dialogue
Michael botches a quote from Emilio Estevez's character
A present day Dawn mentions that being in detention was like high school not like the film.
Lorelai calls Rory "Anthony Michael Hall in 'Breakfast Club' smart."
Couzin Ed quotes the movie's line "You won't accept tongue in your mouth"
Her Dad and your Dad should get together and go bowling.
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
John Waters mentions it.
The boys watch this movie in the back yard drive in while roger recites the final lines of dialogue from the film.
Mentioned by Kevin.
John Kapelos plays the teacher who gives the class assignment. He played Carl the Janitor in Breakfast Club. Bevan refers to the teacher at one point as Carl.
Lucy asks Carter: "Does it get more 'Breakfast Club' than that?"
John Bender is at the Death Star attack briefing and asks if General Dodonna raids Barry Manilow's wardrobe
Hank begins reciting a speech from the voiceover in "The Breakfast Club"; Karen then points out that it is from "The Breakfast Club" and Hank says that he had watched the movie the previous night.
Before trying to answer the final question in a film quiz, Anthony DiNozzo says: "You mess with the bull, you get the horns." to Ziva David and Timothy McGee.
A young group of humans trapped in a closed environment learn to get along.
cover reenacts Breakfast Club cast pose
The pose on the poster is a salute to The Breakfast Club
While running wild through the school after hours, Becky, Tim, and Lisa dance around like the characters in The Breakfast Club to Karla DeVito's "We are not alone," and then Becky Says, "I feel like we're in The Breakfast Club and I'm Molly Ringwald."
Blair refers to the friendship of Blair, Serena, Nate, and Chuck as the non-judging Breakfast Club.
Shawn says to Juliet, "Who hasn't seen 'The Breakfast Club'?" Shawn does the dance from The Breakfast Club on the school rooftop. Instead of wearing nametags at their school renunion, Gus chooses to wear their senior picture and Shawn instead has one of Judd Nelson.
Red bounces a ball in his house when Saul and Dale first enter and says he is trying for a scholarship, similar to Bender's line in the gymnasium.
The Scotsman shouts at Bender talking back to the principal and getting more detentions.
Subject of a $16,000 question
Frank's neighbor, Mark Hutchins mentions that Frank "taped half the town's butt cheeks together". Emilio Estevez's character taped a kid's butt cheeks together in the movie.
Mentioned by name.
mentioned during a game of charades
When Casey is making fun of the group
quotes a line from the movie "this is what happens at my house when you spill paint in the garage"
Mentioned by characters.
Included in an $8,000 question
I heard a ruckus. Could you describe the ruckus?
Donny's line "Two hits. I hit you, you hit the ground!" is taken from a heated exchange between Judd Nelson's and Emilio Estevez's characters.
DJ says 'And then we formed The Breakfast Club'
Included in a $2,000 question
"I guess Bender really did go crazy after The Breakfast Club"
mentioned by Lloyd
Maggot asks if Ziggy is from Johnson's Underwear, one of Ziggy's various former band names. The name is taken from a line spoken by Bender in The Breakfast Club.
Abed mentions the film several times, and quotes the dialogue
The lipstick on the cleavage trick that Billie claims is from "Grease" is actually from "The Breakfast Club".
Barney, while being taught by Ted, uses a line from The Breakfast Club, used by Bender in the film.
James points out the poster for Texas Chainsaw Massacre resembles the poster of this movie.
Julian quotes a line from the film
Included in a $10,000 question
When Andy is cleaning the vomit off of Sarah's face, she says "Why are you being so nice to me? Andy replies "Because you're letting me." just like Claire and Allison in The Breakfast Club.
Phyllis says, "I can put on lipstick the way Molly Ringwald does in 'The Breakfast Club.'"
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "A Movie Before, Then Dinner After"
They mention this movie
Mentioned as other movies written by John Hughes.
referenced by name
Jerry made a reference to The Breakfast Club with the name John Bender (Judd Nelson's character).
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "On the 1980s Movie Soundtrack"
When Alex is giving her speech she mentions a student named John Bender. This is a character from The Breakfast Club.
another film written by John Hughes
Mr. Griffith quotes Principal Vernon (Richard Gleason) when he lists "You mess with the bull, you get the horns" as one of the cliched things that teachers say to students; Olive references Judd Nelson's character, "John Bender", when she's asking herself "Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in '80s movies?... I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me"; when Todd plays music outside Olive's window, the song is "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds, which was the closing song in The Breakfast Club (1985).
The DVD is on Ronny and Beth's kitchen table
Mr. Litchfield, JJ's math teacher, runs detention and ends up like John Hughes' movie
At the end of the episode Liz pumps her fist in the air on her way out of the office, in the same fashion as John does.
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of February/March
opening credits mentions Shermer High School Class of 1984, and shows a copy of the videotape
Sarah points out that Mark was two years old when "The Breakfast Club" came out.
Various references to quotable lines and characters throughout
Haddie mentions "The Breakfast Club" being on at a revival house.
Barney mentions the movie by name.
Mentioned in dialogue
Jason Reitman mentions directing a live reading of the film's screenplay
the ghost kids dance like the original cast in the library
The ending with "Don't You Forget About Me" playing, the letter being read about the characters, the fist in the air, and even the episode title all combine to make the reference.
Players can earn achievements called "Mess With The Bull" and "You'll Get The Horns".
The gang dressed as the Breakfast Club one Halloween.
Milo: "Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club."
Headmaster Nash is played by Judd Nelson who played "the criminal" in "The Breakfast Club."
Mentioned by Franklin.
mentioned in dialogue
Norman, Neil, Courtney, Mitch and Alvin are based on the main characters of The Breakfast Club.
Nina Dobrev mentions the show.
Jesse makes Judd Nelson's gesture while Beca sings the song from the movie scene.
Luce refers to the film by title.
mentioned in dialogue
Stefan Salvatore tells Rebekah that "Westley slays giant rats for love."
Video case is shown.
Piper quotes Brian when talking about not getting her lamp to work
Los Santos Rock Radio DJ, Kenny Loggins, says "These guys were on all the '80s teenage movies. Here's Simple Minds" before playing a track from Simple Minds
Plot is a homage to the earlier movie.
"The last time this much partying occured in a library, Paul Gleason came in and yelled at Judd Nelson."
A character talks about being part of a "Breakfast Club" sandwich
Mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned by Mets Bucket Hat Guy
Shirley and Aunt Babe talk about Tina who is unhappy. Shirley says, "What was that film she used to watch on loop when she was a kid?" Babe replies, "Ooh, the one with the kid with the leather jacket and the earring." Aunt Babe remembers the name of the movie is The Breakfast Club. Shirley buys the movie for Tina to help cheer her up.
mentioned by Kate
mentioned in discussion of movies released in 1985, the last time before 2014 that the Kansas City Royals reached the playoffs
Mentioned in dialogue
Dean's friend quotes Andy Clark from The Breakfast Club: "Two hits: me hitting him; him hitting the floor"
In his opening monologue, Jimmy does Judd Nelson's fist-in-the-air pose with the beginning of "Don't You Forget About Me" playing
Mentioned in dialogue by DiNozzo.
Title reference (Brashear is a high school).
One of the titles in the 5-Second Summaries game
references the final quote in listing the kinds of students in high school
"(Don't You) Forget About Me" plays in the background as Kimmy enrols in school. Kimmy then recreates the freeze frame of Bender's fist pump, whispering to the school secretary: "It's from The Breakfast Club"
Jimmy answers a film quiz question with "Barry Manilow's wardrobe".
Compares Disneyland and Universal Studios to Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy's characters respectively
Mentioned in dialogue.
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
The freeze frame ending with "Don't You (Forget About Me)" playing is reenacted by Jimmy and Dwayne Johnson in their graduation sketch
Frank asks the contestants to name three of the film's five lead actors
Group confined to one location.
referenced in dialgoue
17 minutes into the film, the girls watch a video of the John Hughes movie.
shown while talking about the Brat Pack
A clip is shown
"The Verdict" segment.
clip shown during John Hughes tribute
clip of Bender (Judd Nelson) walking acrross a field at the end of TBC
clips of the film are shown as one of the films that made Christy a critic
Poster and footage of this movie are shown.
Two characters are seen watching the last scene, later one character apparently watches the entire movie
Lipstick scene is shown
Kevin is seen watching a VHS copy of the movie
Number 5 in the Countdown
Watched on TV
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
excerpts from the movie in this episode
Peter walks into a room in the school and says Holy Crap its the Breakfast Club! then sees lots of cereal characters lying around like characters from this movie. Later on he walks along to the song "Don't Forget About Me" from this film, spoofing a scene from it.
Principal yells at them in detention.
the segment features homosexal characters
Ted punches his fist into the air after Dr. Kelso permits him to get a soda before returning to work. This gesture, as well as the music playing during this scene, is the same as the last scene in The Breakfast Club after Molly Ringwald's character gives Judd Nelson's character her earring.
Movie poster of fictional 1980s movie 'Crocodile Tears'
The entire set-up is the same as the film. Mr. Raditch wears a similar outfit to Principal Vernon. Sean = Bender, Hazel = Claire, Jimmy = Andy, Toby = Brian, Ellie = Allison.
Gus's ending message and concluding walk and fist-pump.
Gus's narration at the end is a take-off on Brian's letter on behalf of the group, and Shawn pumps his fist like Bender after walking through a field.
During their drinking binge, Jeff, Abed, and also the pizza delivery man climb up onto a table and dance like the kids in "The Breakfast Club," and Karla DeVito's "We are not alone" plays on the epis.ode soundtrack
Freeze frame of character raising fist to the sky
Many scenes are re-enacted.
The final freeze frame shot is a spoof of Bender's fist pump, and the dance scene during the end credits is a parody of the dance scene in The Breakfast Club.
Superintendant Chalmers has a flashback to the "breakfast club"
The entire episode mimics the classic John Hughes film
Mabel's and Waddles's dance sequence spoofs the dance sequence in "The Breakfast Club."
Parodies the end of the film. Includes "Don't You Forget About Me"
Judd Nelson appears in a cameo which pokes fun at the film.
Glee Club members walking in line on a banister is a spoof of a scene in The Breakfast Club
"The Grocery-Store Club"
Hickey threatens Starburns by saying, "If I come over there, there's gonna be two sounds: me hitting you twice." This line spoofs Andrew's threat to Bender in "The Breakfast Club": "Two hits. Me hitting you, you hitting the floor."
The freeze frame ending with "Don't You Forget About Me" playing is reenacted by Jimmy and Steve Higgins
The opening scene is an homage to the scene in this earlier movie
Ted, John and Sam perform the same dance that Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall do in the John Hughes inspired montage