The Breakfast Club (1985)

Breakfast Club

Eat our shorts, listeners – this week, we’re headed to detention with The Breakfast Club! One of John Hughes’ most well-known efforts, this adolescent dramedy follows five teen stereotypes (played by Brat Pack regulars Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy) as they while away a Saturday afternoon in detention. While avoiding the bitter Vice Principal Vernon (John Gleeson), they cause trouble, learn more about each other, and mostly just smoke a lot of pot. Love it or hate it, it’s a seminal film in 1980s pop culture, and we’ve got a cavalcade of guests (previous guests Julia, Grant of Chip & Ironicus and LP13A fame, and Our Fair City’s Kat, along with newbie Alaina) to join us in the discussion. We’ve also got our signature custom cocktail and drinking rules for it, so give us a listen and subscribe!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Ruckus

Breakfast Club cocktail

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
2 parts brandy
1 part marshmallow-flavored vodka
1 part orange liqueur
3 parts milk
1 part apple juice
dash, Peychaud’s bitters

Grind cereal w/muddler in shaker, add remaining ingredients and give it a dry shake. Pour into Collins glass; garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and three Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces. 

DRINKING RULES FOR THE BREAKFAST CLUB:

  1. Goofy taunts and insults (e.g. “sporto,” “buttface”)
  2. Whenever you see people handle pencils or pens
  3. Every time a character tells another character to “shut up” in so many words

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Brian says, “Yours sincerely, The Breakfast Club.”

Join us next week, when we strap on full-body leather suits and go lootin’ with the 1960s Italian spy flick Danger: Diabolik!

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