There was plenty of speculation last week about the 10-second tease of Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller. Was it a Super Bowl ad? Was it a sequel?
Turns out it's the former: a more than two-minute Super Bowl ad for Honda. It opens with a grown-up Broderick as himself, calling in sick to the studio, which gives him a day off to get some rest. Sound familiar?
Throughout, there are references abound to the classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. There's the bellhop repeating Broderick? Broderick? Broderick? There's Yello's Oh Yeah that blares throughout the video. There's Broderick pulling up accidentally next to his boss, before he puts a stuffed panda in the passenger seat. And there's Broderick getting into all sorts of adventures and mischief on his day off -- he goes to the fair, then the Natural History Museum, then the Cubs game, then a festival in which he appears on television but his boss is too busy on the phone to notice.
And he gets from place to place in his Honda CR-V. Broderick ends the commercial with a familiar message: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss something.
Watch the ad below: