‘Planes, Trains, And Automobiles’ Lines For When You Just Want To Go Home

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Once upon a time, not that long ago, there was a holiday the day before Black Friday, when families gathered together to give thanks and eat a delicious meal and savor the beginning of a four day weekend together. These days, however, the Christmas decorations seem like they go up just minutes after Halloween, which leaves Thanksgiving seeming almost like an afterthought.

Luckily, to remind us of this uniquely American holiday, we have the Citizen Kane of Thanksgiving movies, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, an old fashioned on-the-road story written and directed by John Hughes, who had just started to break out of his teen angst template to tell the story of Neal Page (Steve Martin) — an uptight ad executive — and Del Griffith (John Candy) — an obnoxious but good-hearted traveling salesman who specializes in shower curtain rings — as the two make their way back to the Windy City by any means possible. So, while you face a day of insane traffic and travel to get home, repeat some of these lines along the way.

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