The imagination and creativity that one must have to create some of pop culture's biggest icons for an entire decade (and then some) is mind-blowing. A cinematic genius and a pop prodigy, John Hughes had the wit and imagination that took movie-goers to a new frontier. Who could forget Mr. Rooney and the gummy bear? Or the Pixie Sticks in the Breakfast Club and the headgear in Sixteen Candles?
The talented writer/director had a way of making the viewers connect to his characters — for better or worse. While many of his films were based on teens, he crafted some priceless parents in most of his works of art. Check out the slideshow to see who our favorite moms and dads are in the late artist's movies and vote for your favorite. And to Mr. Hughes, thanks for all of the laughs, memories, and inspiration.