In "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," getting home for Thanksgiving is the real challenge. John Candy, you are missed.
There are plenty of Christmas movies, lots of scary Halloween movies. Aside from the Charlie Brown crew eating toast and popcorn (and that's a TV special anyway) and Greg Brady's home-movie venture about the Pilgrims (with awesome soap flakes for snow), there's not a huge glut of Thanksgiving films out there.
And that's just fine, because in my opinion, no Thanksgiving movie can best the hilarious "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." Few movies get at the horror that is holiday travel in this country like John Hughes' 1987 classic. John Candy and Steve Martin have never been better.
A few classic scenes are below. I left out Steve Martin's classic F-word tirade because, well, family website and all, but it's available on YouTube.
'Those aren't pillows!"
"Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones!"
Joys of airline food (reportedly this scene was cut from the original DVD)
John Candy's dogs are barkin'
"Her first baby come out sideways."
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