One of the few bright spots of the past few months of quarantine has been Josh Gad’s “Reunited Apart ” YouTube series. Every few weeks, he hosts a virtual reunion with the stars and other members of the production team from some of the most beloved movies of the 1980s like “Lord of the Rings,” “Goonies,” “Back to the Future,” “Splash” and most recently, “Ghostbusters.” Tomorrow (Sunday, June 28), Gad will bring the series to a conclusion with a reunion of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Here’s who’s involved and how to watch.
Earlier this week, Gad released the trailer for the reunion (above), but unlike previous trailers for the series, it really doesn’t give much away, other than that Matthew Broderick (who played Ferris Bueller) will be involved. Fortunately, the Today Show interviewed Gad about tomorrow’s reunion, and we learned that Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye), Mia Sara (Sloane Peterson), Jennifer Grey (Jeanie Bueller) and Ben Stein (who is simply credited as “economics teacher”) are also on the lineup, along with “a lot of surprises along the way.”
In each episode, Gad raises money for a various charities. Previous organizations have included Project HOPE (a global health and humanitarian relief organization), DigDeep (working to ensure every American has water and sanitation access), The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (supporting those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic) and Equal Justice Initiative (which works to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenge racial and economic injustice, and protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society). At this point, he has not yet announced which organization will receive the donations from this episode.
“Reunited Apart: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will premiere on Sunday, June 28 at 9 a.m. PST/12p.m. EST on Gad’s YouTube channel.