TROOP BEVERLY HILLS (1989)
Why It’s A Classic
Phyllis Nefler is a bored Beverly Hills housewife who is going through a messy divorce. She decides to be the leader of her daughters Wilderness Girls troop and hilarity ensues. This movie was a slumber party essential in the 90′s and is full of late 80′s nostalgia. If you haven’t seen it and especially if you weren’t alive in the late 80′s or early 90′s this movie will serve as a time capsule of sorts.
Although I was only 4 in 1989, I’m pretty sure Phyllis’s wardrobe is more like a caricature of 80′s fashion. She is the epitome of excess and is really fun to watch.
Phyllis: A scary story?
Phyllis: It was a cold and rainy day in March. I went to Kristoff’s where I usually get my hair done but Kristoff wasn’t there. He had mysteriously disappeared. In his place was a stranger named Rinaldo. I’ll never forget him. His eyes were steely gray. His hands were like ice. He said, “I’ll streak your hair and I’ll give you a body wave.” He worked very fast and then, as he turned my chair around to face the mirror, I saw it. He permed me!
Phyllis: My troop and I were busy describing the fall fashions to the blind. One man said he could actually feel the colors. It was inspirational!
Jasmine: Excuse me officer. Don’t you know who this man is?
Phyllis: Her recommendations for a campsite were totally unsuitable. There were no outlets. And there was dirt, and bugs, and… and it rains there. So anyway, we’ve found a place that’s much more us: the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Phyllis:Oh, what glorious patches!
Jamie: Thank you ma’am.
Phyllis:Where can I buy them?
Cleo: Ma’am, you don’t buy them, you earn them.
Phyllis: Oh, like jewelry!
Watch Party Ideas
Throw an indoor camping party, Beverly Hill’s style. Here are some snacks to enjoy while watching.
- Cookies of course!
- Hot dogs