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J.C. Penney has been hawking back-to-school clothes with a commercial that bastardizes beloved '80s movie The Breakfast Club. It's just asking for a takedown by an angry-yet-nostalgic blogger, and, as always, the internet delivers. Choice bits: "The Breakfast Club, of course, is a movie that finds a group of high school students break down the social stigmas that define them after a Saturday in detention. More specifically: a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Or, if you believe the JCPenny ad: a prom king, a homecoming king, a prom queen, a homecoming queen and a class president -- plus, inexplicably, a sixth person." Also: "Did The Simple Minds version of 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' really need to be re-recorded? Was it specifically requested that the new recording have a hip, young, Goo Goo Dolls circa 1996 feel to it?"
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