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The Results Are In: Recast Sixteen Candles

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

For this week's recast challenge, I was surprised and impressed by your ideas for the part of Sam Baker in Sixteen Candles, a part Molly Ringwald made legendary. In particular I loved maeve's suggestion of Sarah Drew who played the lovably nerdy Hannah on "Everwood." I also liked tdamji's idea of Isla Fisher and nycpogo's suggestion of Allison Mack. As for Ginny, I could definitely see Anna Faris doing well in that part, as posited by HellooQueen, and I also thought Kristen Bell would be funny, as suggested by girlnone. Finally, I think total's idea of James Franco as Jake Ryan is a great one.

Overall, however, I most enjoyed writergrrl26's recast list! To see who writergrrl26 chose, along with a new cast photo,

writergrrl26's cast:
Samantha Baker: Tina Majorino
Jake Ryan: Chris Lowell
Long Duk Dong: Bobby Lee
Ted: Michael Cera
Jim Baker: Joe Flaherty
Ginny Baker: Mandy Moore
Caroline: Mischa Barton

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Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Great new cast. These recast challenges are always fun!
JaneDE JaneDE 8 years
Chris Lowell? Are you kidding me? Between his C-cup man-boobs,70s reject floppy hair, and a smile so plastic it looks made by Mattel, this is a crush for a prepubescent 11-year-old, not a girl who’s turning 16 and is looking for, you know, a MAN. ☺ l! As to his acting.... never mind, Jake Ryan wasn't played by much of an actor. Chris Lowell can pull off a semi-comatose snoozer who peaked in high school. Great job! Tina Majorino deserves better.
Danigirl77 Danigirl77 8 years
Danigirl77 Danigirl77 8 years
ALSW ALSW 8 years
City-Love City-Love 8 years
interesting. you guys should do save the last dance next. my roommate and i were trying to think who would have been better cause I always thought Julia Stiles sucked in that roll.
City-Love City-Love 8 years
interesting. you guys should do save the last dance next. my roommate and i were trying to think who would have been better cause I always thought Julia Stiles sucked.
chasingjamie chasingjamie 8 years
awesome job. her cast was definitely better than mine! props on the michael cera choice.. that was genius.
xmeghanx xmeghanx 8 years
great choices
talloolah talloolah 8 years
that is actually a good cast. im surprised i like it, sixteen candles is one of my favorite movies.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
i love it! bobby lee is very funny.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
LMAOOOOO @ Bobby Lee.....he's pefect! Great job on the recasting!
writergrrl26 writergrrl26 8 years
Oh my gosh! Thanks, guys! I'm so thrilled. YAY! I love this game!
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
haha, bobby lee is perfect!!! and oh yum, i need more chris lowell in my life....VIP veronica mars.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Great recast! Chris Lowell would be perfect as Jake Ryan!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 8 years
Cute cast! Congrats Writergrrl26!!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
good choices! congrats. :)
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