Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of our all-time favorite films (only slipping behind The Sound Of Music by a hair), so it’s with a heavy heart that we point out the fact that, in case you hadn’t heard, Principal Ed Rooney is a dirty old man.
Jeffrey Jones, the actor who played the principal outsmarted by the smoothest high schooler there ever was, was arrested back in 2003 for paying to take explicit photos of a 14-year-old. Since then, he has had to register himself as a sex offender each year. To be honest, we think registering yourself as a sex offender once a year is even easier than taking a once-monthly Boniva pill that Sally Field and her bendy bones love so much. I have to do something one time every year? To stay out of prison? Not a problem! Except that it is. Jones didn’t register himself last year, so he could have faced up to three years in prison. A judge ruled though that three years of probation and 250 hours of community service were enough punishment though. Personally, we’ve always like those sandwich boards that sex offenders have had to wear that explain their crimes – we think Jones and Roman Polanski should have to wear those wherever they go.