Do you consider yourself a 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' superfan? If you do, you probably know a lot about the history of the production. You probably knew that Ben Stein's entire economics lecture was improvised. You probably knew that the actors who played Ferris's parents ended up actually getting married after the movie. And of course, you know that the famous parade scene was filmed at the actual Von Stueben Day Parade in Chicago.
But even the most dedicated 'Ferris' fan doesn't know anything about the Cubs-Braves game that the trio watches on their school-skipping adventure. Were they actually at Wrigley Field during filming? Was it even a real game? If so, who won? That's because no one knew the answers; it was one of life's great unanswerable questions -- until now.
A sports-movie-trivia debate is raging that hasn't offered counterpoints this strongly since the Scopes Monkey Trial.