Movies have been making use of post-credit scenes for decades. In the 1960s, James Bond movies usually included, “James Bond will return in…” at the end of the credits. This is a far cry from the full-blown stingers that we have all come to expect from modern comic book movies. Post-Credit scenes have become so common in recent years that some moviegoers use smartphone apps to check for post-credit scenes before they go to the theaters. Spoiler alert: here is our list of a few great post-credit scenes that you might have missed.
10. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Several films occasionally penetrate the illusion of the fourth wall, which separates the audience from the fiction. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off completely shatters the fourth wall repeatedly throughout the film. In the very first scene of the movie, Ferris addresses the audience like they’re best friends. It is only fitting that he breaks the fourth wall one final time during the post-credit scene.
The audience is encouraged to stick around during the credits to watch the defeated principal, Edward Rooney, smell the inside of a school bus for the first time. Once the credits stop, Ferris appears again, walks up to the camera and addresses the audience one last time: “You’re still here? It’s over. Go home. Go!”