Matthew Broderick Reprises Ferris Bueller Role for Honda Super Bowl Ad – [VIDEO]
Honda Manufacturing has released what is believed to be a short teaser for their commercial set to debut during this year’s Super Bowl. In it, Matthew Broderick brings back the character that made him famous, the one and only Ferris Bueller.
The movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released in 1986 and centers around a the title character, a popular, wise-cracking high school student who is adored by his parents, loathed by his sister, and always one step ahead of his principal faking an illness in order to skip school and enjoy a “day off”.
The 10 second tease shows a robed man walk to a window and pull open the curtain, a quick jump-cut reveals that man to be Broderick who utters a slight twist on the line that set the stage for the entire plot of the film followed by the iconic bow-bow-chicka-chicka music that was also a centerpiece of the movie and the date, 2.5.12 (Super Bowl Sunday).
While it may be sad to see a character who seemed to be anti-establishment used as a spokesperson for a car commercial, I am pretty excited to see the entire spot. Check out the tease below.
And just for the heck of it, here’s one of the original film’s more memorable scenes that finds Ferris basically hijacking a parade float for his own amusement. Although it is pretty amazing that something supposedly so spur-of-the-moment can be so well choreographed.