Ferris Bueller Honda Ad Is Matthew Broderick’s Day Off

    January 30, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Last week, a ten second clip of Matthew Broderick recreating a scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off led to speculations that there could be a sequel in the works – a revelation that thrilled some fans of the old film and disappointed others.

It was soon revealed that the teaser clip didn’t actually have anything to do with a sequel, but was simply a teaser for a Super Bowl ad from Honda. We reported that the ad would indeed star Matthew Broderick and involved the recreation of at least a few scenes from the original film.

Well, now it’s here and available to watch in its entirety, via the Honda YouTube channel. Take a look at “Matthew’s Day Off,” which starts with Broderick calling in sick – to his agent.

To celebrate the launch of the all-new 2012 CR-V, Honda brought Ferris Bueller’s Day Off back in a big game commercial. We cast Matthew Broderick as himself, skipping out on a day of acting work and living it up in his all-new CR-V. Relive movie history with Honda’s fresh twist and wonderful homage to this ’80s classic.

Think you’re a true fan of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? We hid over two dozen references to the movie throughout the commercial. Some are obvious, some are VERY subtle. See how many you can find.

How many did you spot? The “life goes by fast” quote? The parade? The scummy valet and his car jump?

I think it’s a pretty good ad, sure to be one of the most-talked about on Super Bowl Sunday. However, there’s already some blowback coming from viewers of the ad. Here are the top-voted comments on Youtube:

Thanks for ruining my childhood dreams, with a crappy SUV.

Very glad I got to post the first comment…I can’t explain how disappointed I am. Don’t know if I’m just an idiot but for some reason I thought the 10 second teaser was a trailer for a Ferris Bueller 2, not a stupid Honda commercial. At this point I just can’t believe Matthew Broderick would allow anyone to use the priceless movie to advertise a car. Wow.

What do you think? Childhood-ruiner or good, nostalgic advert? Let us know in the comments.

  • Aleina

    Did anyone notice the shirt that the guy in the next rollercoaster car is wearing? Same shirt Cameron Frye wore in the movie……niiiiice!


  • shep

    It really sucks that he’s advertising a foreign car……nobody really cares about America and American products anymore. That’s so sad.

    • Billy Walsh

      Foreign car yes. All North American market CR-V’s are manufactured in Greensburg, IN. USA!

    • Jason H.

      Hey, it makes sense. Hondas hold up well with time, so did the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, so it all makes sense.

  • Oilysgoat

    GREAT commercial. A foreign car? Who cares! The computer you are typing on, @ shep is from another country. Join the 21st century.

  • Edward W Wartels

    John Hughes is rolling over in his grave.

  • bitadkins

    I know it’s just a car ad, but it *was* rather nice to go “go back in time” with such a fond rememberance. Glad Matthew was gracious enough to lend his support to this, and really hope he was paid handsomely for it! Kudos!

  • Amy

    I thought the commercial was hilarious, it makes me want to see a ferris bueller 2, for real.

  • RFR

    Why would Honda pick someone who committed vehicular homicide to represent their products? Sends a terrible message.

  • Dave Werts

    Boy, if the movie defined your life and you are sad or mad about this spoof, you need to get a life…….if it’s not to late.

  • Jean

    Good God, people, lighten up. Brought back good times and laughs for a bunch of old farts – like me and Matthew. Geesh. Get over yourselves.

  • dave wakeling

    can’t believe they didn’t include the car chase scene with the english beats tune “march of the swivelheads” ! boo! ha! dave x