He was off like a dirty shirt. He rode his bike everywhere (usually with juice box in hand), and try as he might, he just couldn’t get into that club… unless he was with Iona.
He was Philip K. Dale. “Duckie”, if you please.
…and he was the best part, hands down, of one of our favorite movies– John Hughes’ 1986 classic Pretty in Pink.
And don’t even pretend that you preferred Blane. That’s not a name. It’s a major appliance!
Duckie (Jon Cryer) was the best friend a girl (or guy) could ever want. Loyal to a fault, with a keen fashion sense (what other high schooler could pull off a pompadour, white loafers, and a bolo tie?) and an unwavering ability to charm just about everyone, he quickly became one of the iconic characters of our generation. And who could forget the killer lip-synch job he did on “Try a Little Tenderness”?
Yep, every guy wanted to be like him, and every girl wanted to be with a guy like him. Except… well, Andie.
Sure he may have ended up with Kristy Swanson (Duckette) in the end, but we all know who he really belonged with. If there had been a Pretty in Pink 2 (oh wait… it’s called Some Kind of Wonfderful) we’re sure Andie would have seen the error of her ways and realized that the best thing that ever happened to her was right there all along.
…because he remains now, and will always be, The Duckman.
We ♥ Duckie.