Wishful Thinking and a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off cast cameo

While I’ve long had the wishful thought of Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, and Alan Ruck reprising their roles as Ferris Bueller, Sloane Peterson, and Cameron Fry, I admit right now that this concept is a reach. No, I’m not talking sequel… Not to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at least. The idea is tied to a sequel of a movie released six years after the antics of Ferris but was also based in the Chicagoland area where Bueller is from.

I’m one of those people who loved Wayne’s World. While I’d been exposed to actors and  characters derived from Saturday Night Live and Second City Television, it was  Mike Myers and Dana Carvey’s duo of Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar (with the help of Tia Carrera and Rob Lowe among others) who truly led me to start watching (and loving) the late-night sketch comedy shows (I was a tween… what do you expect?).

The original Wayne’s World was largely original (with a cross-movie cameo or Robert Patrick as seemingly the T-1000) and brought Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” back to musical relevance (note: The film’s release was two months after the death of Freddie Mercury). The making of the movie turned out to be a struggle, though, as initial filming netted all of a non-film length picture. [Author note — while I hold to the fact as I’ve read it in the past, I can’t find a reference link. ]

Wayne’s World 2 was… well? It was lesser.  That’s sequels in cinema all too often. It’s part of why you can just brush off my concept outright… There won’t be a Wayne’s World 3 (but for the sake of saying so, Tia Carrera wants one),

How would Ferris Bueller be relevant in the life of Wayne Campbell? Oh, he wouldn’t. It’s a by-chance crossing and the first-person, talking-to-the-camera aspects of Bueller and Campbell that made me think of how the two being in the same film would he fitting. In fact, there’s a scene from the first Wayne’s Wold specifically that inspired my wishful thinking path-crossing:

Thank you, Ed O’Neill. The whole season is first-person narration and parody… That’s how we got to know Mister Ferris Bueller.

“They bought it,” Ferris Bueller’s initial monologue

My idea doesn’t run so brief, compared to the diner piece said by O’Neill. While the crossing-paths, narration-taken-away aspect is the driver, Ferris taking control would lead to a monologue relevant to whatever the hell is going on in the movie through some pop/social piece rhetoric before…Cameron Fry steps in and tells him to shut up.

“Do you see the type of character I’ve created? Sus is the work of the artist,” Ferris tells the camera.

Sloane, who may or may not be Ferris’ wife, would remark next in some statement either trying to get Ferris to shut up or standing with him in support of what he’s done with Cameron.

This is where Wayne would come back and make the narration grab; the movie is his picture, after all… Yet before the scene ends (and this is the real can’t-happen- could-it moment), Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) popping in with a quip against Ferris or Wayne would seem like the appropriate end. Rooney couldn’t stop Ferris and yet Wayne “has”? Not likely…!

Save that for end-credits… Yes, whatever happens in the antics of Wayne, Garth, Cassandra (Tia Carrera’s character) and others in Wayne’s World 3, the idea is to have Ferris end the film with one remark or another tied to the movie along with his catch-phrase: “ Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” While I want the film to end with that remark, I know it’d probably end up twisted in one way or another…maybe.

The cynic in me wants to go on to say this-and-that to hammer home how this couldn’t and wouldn’t ever happen. Hell, how relevant are Wayne or Ferris at this point and time? Is their still mass appeal at the cusp of the third decade or the 21st century? The actor-age factor? I will say that both films were made by Paramount Pictures… So there’s a chance. Just not much of one.

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