The Brat Snack jumps through time to the 80’s, and clashes together John Hughes’s Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, with a fair bit of sausage thrown into the mix.
John Hughes, the man, the myth, the legend! Not only the mastermind behind the teen comedies that inspired The Brat Snack, but also the creative force responsible for cinematic staples like Home Alone, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles (just a few of Cat Cat's all-time favorites).
The Breakfast Club serves as the primary inspiration for The Brat Snack's storyline. We placed our characters in a single school location (Sausage Arts High School of America), challenging them to set aside their differences, find common ground, and work together.
Surprisingly, most of the film's characters draw inspiration from Pretty in Pink. Characters like Ducky, Blain, Steff, and Andie share similarities in appearance and behavior with Linky, Guy, James, and Blair, respectively. You might also notice a striking resemblance between vice principal Richard Vernon from The Breakfast Club and Mr. Wurstvogel. :P
The similarities don't end there. The Brat Snack also mirrors Pretty in Pink's prominent theme concerning classism and the division between the rich and the poor, a theme explored in many other teen films of the 1980s, such as Ralph's favorite, Valley Girl (1983), for example. When Linky refers to Guy as a "papie," he's essentially comparing him to wealthy white-collar workers.
We encourage you to find all the countless references to both films in The Brat Snack. Trust us, there are many (in addition to top-of-the-line sausage puns)!