Matthew Broderick Back as Ferris Bueller in Super Bowl Commercial

January 30, 2012

Ferris Bueller Honda Commercial

While there's been rumblings that a sequel to the John Hughes classic comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off might actually get off the ground, I think we're all hoping that the film just quietly goes away. However, for those who just want a little taste of a grown up Ferris Bueller, you may want to feast your eyes on this new Super Bowl commercial for the Honda CRV featuring Matthew Broderick (kind of) reprising his role as everyone's favorite righteous dude. Directed by The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips, it puts a fun modern spin on some of the original film's more iconic moments, and works as a fun commercial. Watch!

Here's Honda's Ferris Bueller Day's Off inspired Super Bowl commercial

Though the commercial works as a fun short, I have a feeling any sequel would try to replicate the film on an even bigger scale and it just wouldn't deliver what the finely tuned mind of John Hughes did back in 1986. While it would be interesting to see where the character has ended up over 20 years later, and Matthew Broderick could use a break from Broadway, I'm fine with this commercial being the only return of Ferris Bueller for now unless John Hughes happens to be hiding, awaiting a big return of his own. Agreed?

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments



Brett on Jan 30, 2012


No. Just... no.

Bibowski on Jan 30, 2012


'your still here?' I wish I wasn't Ferris Wheel, I wish I wasn't.

Crapola on Jan 30, 2012


This is cool! Wow, it's gonna cost Honda a pretty penny to buy 2 1/2 min. of airtime! This is a fun commercial that will translate into lots of downloads of the iconic track, "Oh Yeah" by Yello, if not car sales!

Spider on Jan 30, 2012


Eh, I mean I love the character but this just felt...awkward and wrong. Plus the lack of Cameron was uncool.

Xerxexx on Jan 30, 2012


'Here's where Cameron goes berserk.' my best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Broderick sell out to Honda last night. i guess it's pretty predictable. but hey, good luck to him. i'm probably just jealous he's barely aged in 25 years.

Anonymous on Jan 30, 2012


That Sucked!

Anonymous on Jan 30, 2012


I think I'm the only one who hasn't seen the original....Does that make me a horrible human being?

Chris Amaya on Jan 30, 2012


not to me, but perhaps to some people

Armeetapus16 on Jan 30, 2012


I liked it.

McWilly on Jan 30, 2012


Loved it 🙂

Chris Giebler on Jan 30, 2012


Brought back a lot of good memories of a very funny movie.

Max Renn on Jan 30, 2012


Ethan you do realize that director died right? 

CrAzy Olyphant on Jan 31, 2012


I was thinking the same thing. John Hughes, (1950–2009).

David Banner on Jan 31, 2012


I think they went to his grave and danced on it.

Crapola on Jan 31, 2012


Way to disrespect the deceased John Hughes... idiots.

kinks! on Jan 31, 2012


I thought it was fun. Yeah some will find it insulting but it was done in good taste. Only negative I see is there is no Cameron (Alan Ruck), Sloane (Mia Sara) or Jeanie Bueller (Jennifer Grey) who could have been with Charlie Sheen. Would have been nice, I think.

Johnny Neat on Jan 31, 2012


That was funny. Lighten up freaks. Good night! It's not disrepectful to anyone.

jjboldt on Jan 31, 2012


Yeah I love Ferris Bueller but Matthew Broderick is looking more and more like Liza Minelli these days.

Bltzie on Feb 1, 2012


Broderick looks like he just wants to retire and go sailing or whatever but he can't because his wife won't let him. She keeps pushing him to do things he doesn't want to do because it makes her look bad if he's not working. So he just phones everything in. No passion. The eyes are dead. No sparkle like the original Ferris. The fire is gone. He looks like a zombie. I feel sorry for Broderick. He looks like he's tired, and depressed, and just wants to be left alone.

Michael Shipley on Feb 1, 2012



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