"The defining Porky's set piece, the moment burned into the memory circuits of a generation: the legendary girls' shower room scene."
"It's ridiculously sentimental, utterly inconsequential and only a sharp tug on my nostril hairs can bring me quicker to tears."
"John Hughes' directional stance comes perilously close to that of the parent who wants to be your buddy. . . . The Ferris delineated in the shooting script is a malign cross between J.M. Barrie's printed-page, parent-hating Peter Pan and the young hippy-bashing Johnny Rotten."
"Spicoli is up there with Belushi's Bluto as a bad influence of heroic proportions. The character has continued to reverberate down the years, detectable in the personas of Bill and Ted, Wayne and Garth, Pauly Shore and Kato Kaelin."