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What to watch this Sunday on IFC: “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” and “American Pie”


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High school sucks and we have the movies to prove it. Tune in to IFC on Sunday for a reminder of why you are so glad to be done with that chapter in your life when we show the John Hughes high school classics “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles” back to back starting at 2/1c. Then we are showing the movie that spawned a franchise and a million copy cats too, “American Pie” at 9/8c.

We are kicking off trip down awkward high school memory lane with “The Breakfast Club” where a Saturday morning detention turns into a bonding experience for a jock (Emilio Estevez), a criminal (Judd Nelson), a brain (Anthony Michael Hall, a princess (Molly Ringwald) and a basketcase (Ally Sheedy). It’s a movie filled with strangely poignant moments as the stereotypes and pressures that plague high school students are explored between five people with nothing in common except a detention room. Plus it will have you humming the Psychedelic Furs “Don’t You Forget About Me” all day and that’s never a bad thing.

Next we’re showing another John Hughes classic: “Sixteen Candles” starts at 4:15 p.m. ET. This film also stars Molly Ringwald this time as a high school sophomore who falls for the prom king, Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling). Thanks to an unlikely series of events on her birthday and a little help from the self-proclaimed King of the Nerds (Anthony Michael Hall) her birthday wish might just come true.

Finally, it’s the laugh-out-loud gross-out comedy that spawned a million spin-offs and sequels “American Pie” at 8/7c. If you ever wanted to know where the phrase, “This one time at band camp” came from or for the chance to peek inside the mind of a hormonally-charged high school boy, now’s your chance.

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“Sixteen Candles” airs on IFC on Sunday, Mar. 17 at 4:15 PM ET and Monday, Mar. 18 at 2 AM ET; “The Breakfast Club” airs Sunday, Mar. 17 at 2 PM ET and at 6:45 PM ET; “American Pie” airs Sunday, Mar. 17 at 9 PM ET and Monday, Mar. 18 at 12:00 AM ET

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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