Don't You Forget About Me

February 1, 2010
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Directed by

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"Don't You Forget About Me" is the fifteenth episode of the seventh season of One Tree Hill and the 145th produced episode of the series. In the chaos surrounding an '80's alumni dance at the high school, Haley's birthday is forgotten, Jamie is left home alone, and Nathan and Clay are stranded 200 miles from Tree Hill. Meanwhile, Brooke's appearance at the dance with Alexander forces Julian to relive his dorky adolescence in an episode dedicated to the memory of John Hughes.


Memorable Quotes

"The girl behind the brown door. It doesn't have the same ring to it."
Brooke Davis as Lucas Scott's bedroom door is painted brown.

"I'm just watching a teamster paint my adolescence a fugly shade of brown."
Brooke Davis

"Bacon, crispy. Eggs, scrambled. Milk, chocolate."
"Hey! Besides please and thank you, do you have anything else you would like to say to your mother?"
"Uh... pancakes, blueberry?"
"I can't believe it. They frickin forgot my birthday."
James 'Jamie' Scott and Haley James Scott

'I feel bad, man, 'cause I love bacon, and I love pork chops. And I love ham, you know but then I met you. Now I'm conflicted." (talking to the pig)
"Look, I know your planning on falling insanely in love with that pig, but can we please talk about something else?"
Clay Evans and Nathan Scott

"You have a lot of fun with Junk and Fergie. The two of them equal one adult."
Haley James Scott to Jamie Scott

" Who's your favorite director?"
"John Hughes. His movies were about the struggle that every teenager goes through. Talk about clear vision."
Alex Dupré and Julian Baker


No voiceover


  • "(Don't You) Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
  • "Know That I Would" - Right the Stars
  • "Cool Fool" - Joel Bogen
  • "The Lovecats" - OK Go
  • "4 Ferris" - Geoff Grace
  • "If You Were Here" - Cary Brothers
  • "I Want You To Want Me" - Cheap Trick
  • "Surrender" - Cheap Trick
  • "Everybody Knows" - Cheap Trick
  • "Bizzare Love Triangle" - Sennen
  • "Smile" - Cheap Trick

This episode's title originated from the song Don't You (Forget About Me), originally sung by Simple Minds.


Episode References

  • Sixteen Candles
  • Weird Science
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Home Alone
  • Uncle Buck
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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