Saturday, March 24, 1984
Don’t pump your fist, Bender. Turn it upside down and extend your thumb. Two errors exist in quick succession during the end credits for The Breakfast Club, an ‘80s classic, and you shouldn’t approve.
Our, ahem, co-mission, readers, if you choose to accept it, is to find and fix these Breakfast flubs. (Don’t ask Brian for help. He’s busy fixing a lamp.)
Our first stop is the intersection of MAIN and NORTH, where a situation is brewing. The E that was hanging out at the corner of MAINE is missing. Maine North was a high school in Des Plaines, Illinois, in a Cook County subdivision known as Maine Township. It closed in 1981, and The Breakfast Club filmed there in 1984. The “Shermer High School” library was an elaborate set constructed in the Maine North gym.
That’s the Maine error in these end credits, though it’s not the main one. An agency’s powers have been diminished. An M has been put out of commission, literally. What happened to the other M in COMMISSION? Is it being detained, with the brain, athlete, basket case, princess and criminal? Nah. Letters, like screws, fall out all the time. The world’s an imperfect place.
That’s what I think. That’s what fist-pumping, earring-wearing Bender thinks.
I know this post wasn’t at least 1,000 words. Oh, well. I suppose I’ll have another nine hours next Saturday to ponder the error of my ways.