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Steve Martin, Molly Ringwald, and more John Hughes alums swing by Josh Gad's Ferris Bueller reunion

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Few people have been as productive in quarantine as Josh Gad, who, when not contributing to Quibi’s DIY Princess Bride, has boosted a number of charities with his Reunited Apart series, which has virtually reunited the casts of Lord Of The Rings, Splash, Back To The Future, Ghostbusters, and Goonies. For his final episode, Gad not only brought together the team behind John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but he assembled a star-studded tribute to the late writer and director that spans his entire oeuvre.

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In the video’s final stretch, Molly Ringwald, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Michael Keaton, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, and even Curly Sue’s Alisan Porter dial in to deliver some of Hughes’ best lines. Thankfully, what becomes before that is just as entertaining.

Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, and Jennifer Grey join Gad to gab about the film’s creation and legacy, as do Lyman Ward and Cindy Pickett, who played Ferris’ parents, and Ben Stein, he of the droning “Bueller.”

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Broderick and Ruck recall their old days doing Neil Simon plays together, and Sera remembers the pair’s rank farts. After a few scene recreations, superfan Jake Gyllenhaal swings by for some trivia and legendary choreographer Kenny Ortega swings in to discuss his work on the parade scene.

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Whether you love Ferris or, like any human being with a soul, identify with his aggrieved sister, it’s an enjoyable watch. Check it out in full below.

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Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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