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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  • Brett
  • No. Just... no.
  • 'your still here?' I wish I wasn't Ferris Wheel, I wish I wasn't.
  • Spider
    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!
  • Xerxexx
    Eh, I mean I love the character but this just felt...awkward and wrong. Plus the lack of Cameron was uncool.
    • Anonymous
      '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
    That Sucked!
  • Chris Amaya
    I think I'm the only one who hasn't seen the original....Does that make me a horrible human being?
    • Armeetapus16
      not to me, but perhaps to some people
  • McWilly
    I liked it.
  • Loved it :)
  • Max Renn
    Brought back a lot of good memories of a very funny movie.
  • CrAzy Olyphant
    Ethan you do realize that director died right? 
    • David Banner
      I was thinking the same thing. John Hughes, (1950–2009).
      • I think they went to his grave and danced on it.
  • kinks!
    Way to disrespect the deceased John Hughes... idiots.
  • Johnny Neat
    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.
  • jjboldt
    That was funny. Lighten up freaks. Good night! It's not disrepectful to anyone.
  • Bltzie
    Yeah I love Ferris Bueller but Matthew Broderick is looking more and more like Liza Minelli these days.
  • Michael Shipley
    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.
  • Anonymous




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