Movies are made by the quality of their supporting characters. Oh sure, the leads are the people that drive the story, but if they don’t have quirky best friends to bounce off, what’s the point? And if the characters who appear in only a scene or two are equally as memorable? That’s even better.
Last week, news broke that the team behind Cobra Kai is taking this fact to heart. They’re developing a spinoff to the classic 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, only it’s not about Ferris or any of his friends. It’ll follow the two parking attendants who take the Frye Ferrari for a spin while Ferris and his friends are out on the town. We know they drove a lot, but where did they go and what did they do? We’re going to find out.
Whether you like that idea or not it got us thinking: What other memorable side characters from movies of the 1980s deserve their own feature films? Here’s our (sort of) serious list of suggestions.