I could say, it'd be cool to attend this school just to be at a high school where it seems girls put out quite frequently and the belle of the ball was Phoebe Cates. On top of that, you could become best friends with Spicoli, and there'd be a point where you'd probably have to key Judge Reinhold's car for no reason other than him being a turd, no? It's even more shocking there was a time when Sean Penn was cool. Sean's got to get over his man crush on Hugo Chavez. It's like thinking Khadafi is cute because of his sunglasses.
The thing is, we all did go to this high school, and that's what makes this movie fantastic. No 80s movie better exemplifies the times and styles than this one does. It almost seems like this movie was made in the 1990s, to show what life in the early 80s was like. How bad ass would it be if girls started trying to look like Pat Benatar again? Imagine having the capabilities to go through the school's token ticket scalper to land Earth, Wind and Fire tickets?
This is all good stuff, but unfortunately, there's the fatal blunder, which I'm sure we're all aware of. It's my theory that the same crowd of people who love this movie, also love Led Zeppelin. Both require a certain amount of taste, and a certain degree of appreciation for the history of each respective genre. So when you have a character advising someone to listen to Led Zeppelin IV on a date, and then the next scene flashes to the date, and they're playing "
Based on this, it's safe to assume that the entire cast didn't like Led Zeppelin. So, as hot as Phoebe Cates is, she was probably more of a disco pop music girl. Judge Reinhold was probably a big Bee Gees guy. Jeff Spicoli? Well, as stoned as he was, he was still into Van Halen, so, if you need any final confirmation that Sean Penn is a complete asshat, what more do you need?