I was saddened to learn of the untimely death of John Hughes, who wrote and directed some excellent comedies, including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club. My favorite John Hughes comedy, however, is Uncle Buck. Uncle Buck is one of those movies that seems to be playing just about every day on the Comedy Network, or the USA network, or some other staple of basic cable, and whenever my incessant remote clicking runs across the film I just have to watch it, if only to try to catch the scenes where Buck terrorizes Bug, or reams out the Assistant Principal, or punches out the drunken clown, or tries unsuccessfully to perform even the simplest household chores.
In my view, though, the greatest Uncle Buck scene features Uncle Buck being interrogated, rapid-fire, by his nephew:
Rest in peace, John Hughes, and know that your work has been appreciated!