One Tree Hill

Season 7 Episode 15

Don't You Forget About Me

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 2010 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Brooke Girl behind the brown door. Doesn't have the same ring to it.
      Brooke says this to herself at the beginning of the episode, while watching Lucas' bedroom door being painted brown. She is alluding to memories of herself as "the girl behind the red door" when she was a temporary occupant of Lucas' bedroom as a teenager, as well as when she was a child growing up in Tree Hill. In season two, episode 17 when Lucas pulls up to her front door to drop Brooke off, she is lamenting leaving Tree Hill for her father's new job. She is used to being the rich girl living in a big house with a red front door. Brooke tells him she "liked being the girl behind the red door." Later the same episode, just before Brooke has to leave, she asks Lucas what he will miss about her as they walk up to his outside bedroom door. He replies, "I miss the girl behind the red door." He points out his door, which he has painted from a green shade to a bright red. They go inside and all of Brooke's belongings have been moved into Lucas' bedroom. He explains that he got his mother to convince her parents to let her live there until the summer, while he is living with Dan.

    • The car Haley receives for her birthday is a PORSCHE CARRERA S

    • Julian says he will hunt down Alexander through the The Outback and the Outback Steakhouse. The Outback is the remote arid areas of Australia (Mitch Ryan is Australian. The Outback Steakhouse is an international chain of restaurants in an Australian-inspired environment

    • In this episode we can clearly see the title for the movie Alex and Julian are making: 7 dreams 'til Tuesday

    • Alex says that she is a Brulian fan. For famous couples, fans often use contractions the couple's names, in this case Brooke and Julian, to create only one, Brulian.

  • Quotes

    • Alex: Some advice from one Alex to another: don't fall in-love with Brooke Davis! Those two are gonna end up together even if they don't know it yet.

    • Clay sees Nathan in the car
      Clay: Please tell me you didn't kill that nice lady and dumped the body because there's no way I can spin that.
      Nathan: No, I just bought her car. Get in, let's go home.

    • Alexander: What a coincidence, cause I learned everything I know about fashion from Miami Vive reruns.
      Brooke: You were born in the wrong decade my friend.

    • Alex: So, who's your favorite director?
      Julian: John Hughes. You know, Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, those weren't just movies about teenagers. They were about the struggle everyone has to find themselves. Talk about a director with a clear vision. I'd like to make a movie half as good as his.

    • Haley: (shouting up the stairs) Quinn! Quinny, are you up there?
      Jamie: She's pimping her hair.
      Haley: I hope you mean crimping.

    • Mouth: (looking over his roommates' shoulders at the website they are visiting) Can't Wait to Find a Date dot com. Seriously?

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: Monday, September 20, 2010 on E4/E4 HD
      Norway: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 on FEM

    • Featured Music:
      "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds
      "Know That I Would" by Right the Stars
      "Cool Fool" by Joel Bogen
      "The Love Cats" by OK Go
      "4 Ferris" by Geoff Grace
      "If You Were Here" by Cary Brothers
      "I Want You to Want Me" by Cheap Trick
      "Surrender" by Cheap Trick
      "Everybody Knows" by Cheap Trick
      "Bizarre Love Triangle" performed by Sennen, originally by New Order
      "Smile" by Cheap Trick

    • Note: At the end of the episode is a dedication: 'In Loving Memory of John Hughes 1950 -2009'. John Wilden Hughes, Jr was an American film director, producer, and writer perhaps best known for the films about teenagers he directed in the 1980s. Writer Terrance Coli got the idea for a tribute to Hughes when he passed away August 9, 2009. He asked writer Bill Brown, who had worked with Hughes on films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles if he should write the tribute. Throughout the episode, references appear to specific scenes, storylines, and fashions from Hughes films.

    • Note: Although Lisa Goldstein (Millicent "Millie" Huxtable) is credited as a series regular she does not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Alexander: What a coincidence, 'cause I learned everything I know about fashion from Miami Vice reruns.
      Miami Vice (1984-1989) is an American TV series which aired on NBC, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as undercover Miami police detectives. The show had a huge influence on men's fashion, particularly wearing a T-shirt under a suit jacket. When Alexander waits for Brooke at the store we can see he is wearing the trademark T-shirt under a suit jacket.

    • Clay: 'At'll do pig. 'At'll do.
      This line was made famous by the 1995 movie Babe about a pig raised by sheepdogs and the animals and farmer who grow to love him. This famous line was uttered by the stoic Farmer Hoggett when Babe wins 5 perfect 10s at a sheepdog competition.

    • Episode Title: Don't You Forget About Me

      This is a song by the band Simple Minds, which was featured in the soundtrack of the movie The Breakfast Club in 1985.

    • All the storylines in this episode are references to John Hughes movies.

      Sixteen Candles: Everyone forgets Haley's birthday, and the ending with Nathan and Haley kissing over the birthday cake.

      Pretty in Pink: Brooke and Julian resemble the characters Andie and Duckie from the movie.

      Weird Science: Junk and Fergie create their perfect woman online. Kylie is dressed as one of the characters.

      The Breakfast Club: The beginning of the episode, and the song being played is the same song from the movie.

      Ferris Buellers Day Off: Alex is dressed as one of the characters.

      Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Nathan and Clay trying to find their way back home.

      Home Alone: Jamie is left home alone while two people (Fergie and Junk) try to break into the house.