Thursday, January 20, 2011

always duckie

I realize Blane was supposed to be the hero of the movie, but he never did anything. He was plain, like cardboard. Boring. Straight. I suspect Andie only liked him because he was suave and rich. Every time I watched Pretty in Pink (and the number of times I watched it probably reached triple digits) I'd think Andie! You fool! It's Duckie! Just look at him!



I've always preferred my men a little desperate, dramatic and quirky. I kept it secret all these years, but for me it was always Duckie.

Team Duckie. Who's with me?

16 comments:

  1. Pretty in Pink trivia: In the original version of the movie, Andie was supposed to end up with Duckie. Test audiences didn't like that, so the ending was re-filmed so that Andie ends up with Blane.

    While as an adult, I appreciate Duckie's merits, as a teenager I was totally Team Blane.

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  2. Hee hee hee hee hee.... I would LOVE to have him for my best friend. What a blast he is.

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  3. I've always been on Team Duckie. Duckie is the best - fun, loyal, he overlooks any faults. And it's Jon Cryer! (Not the weird skinny two and a half men one we have now...)

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  4. Oh, totally. I always went for quirky over pretty.

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  5. I loved the Molly Ringwald movies back in the day. But her show The Secret Life of an American Teenager is wretched. I didn't realize until I watched this clip that that's the guy from Two and a Half Men. Crazy. The 80s were kind of a blur for me since that's when I started having kids so I don't remember whose camp I was in! I'm going to guess it was Blane though.

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  6. I guess your love for Duckie explains your HS boyfriend!

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  7. I'm with you! Blane was a jerk.

    I tend to go with the Jack Black/Ben Stiller heroes when push comes to shove. :)

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  8. i'm totally on board with you and the 'duckie team'

    that scene rocks the movie - i'm a huge old record collector/fan and what a classic movie

    (did you notice the style on Duckie is so in right now?)

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  9. That is sooooo my husband. I remember we had an argument when we were young, I ran out and climbed in the car. He ran outside, in his underwear, laid down behind the car so I'd have to drive over him to leave.

    I couldn't help but laugh. I can't remember what we were arguing over but I'll never forget him outside in his underwear, laying down behind the car. Love that guy.

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  10. I hate to admit, I foolishly fell for boring Blane. I think it was that sexy half smile of his. And felt sorry for Duckie. It didn't seem fair.

    Years later, I saw this movie again, and decided Duckie was probably gay after all. I mean, that style of his!

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  11. WHAT???? Blaine was supposed to be the hero??? I honestly NEVER got that feeling. I always thought DUCKIE was the hero. And in the end he was. Totally. It was all Ducky. Blaine was completely removeable. He could have been any random guy. And yes, BORING.

    Team DUCKIE all the way!!!!

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  12. Duckie... a nae I'd forgotten. I'll have to ask my daughters as they grew up watching "Pretty in Pink" over and over. They still pull it out now and then when they're home. Even I loved all the 'Brat Pack' movies... especially "The Breakfast Club"!!

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  13. I must admit ... I've always been on Team Blaine, even if his name always makes me think of Duckie's line, "Blaine? His name is Blaine? That's an appliance, that's not a name!"

    And I even loved him even though his hair is *horrific* in the final scene. Guess they reshot it after Andrew McCarthy had already cut his hair and that was the best wig they could find. But I guess he also had the flu, which heebs me out that he then kisses Molly Ringwald.

    But I'm still on Team Blaine. I can't help it.

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  14. I was always split between the two. I couldn't resist Blane's puppy-dog eyes but Ducky was soooo in love with Andie - who could resist that?

    My favorite line from the movie was uttered by Steff, Blane's smarmy, uber-upper-crusty friend: "Why don't you go take a shower, Blane, you look like shit."

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