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Matthew Broderick Calls Ferris Bueller-Themed Ad 'Amusing'

Originally posted 01/31/2012 03:30PM

Honda's Ferris Bueller's Day Off-inspired Super Bowl ad was an Internet sensation – but the commercial's star Matthew Broderick didn't initially jump at the chance to reinvent his classic '80s film.

"It took a little, uh, thinking about it," Broderick, 49, told New York's Vulture blog. "It took a little time."

But eventually, the actor said he "ended up thinking it might be amusing."

Part of the decision came from knowing that The Hangover's Todd Phillips – whom Broderick calls "a good director" – was in charge of the two and a half-minute skit, which contains more than 24 references to the original movie.

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Matthew Broderick Brings Back Ferris Bueller for Honda's Super Bowl Ad

Originally posted 01/30/2012 09:55AM



Twenty-six years later, it's time for Ferris Bueller to take another day off.

In what's quickly becoming the most talked-out Super Bowl commercial of the year – a week before it even airs – Matthew Broderick will bring back his old Ferris Bueller character in a new ad for Honda this Sunday night during the NBC telecast.

Auto blog Jalopnik revealed the source of a teaser ad last Friday. So, Honda decided to release the extended version of the commercial online on Monday – and it's a two-minute-plus homage to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the original 1986 film, with Broderick this time calling in sick to a film shoot and enjoying another day of slacking instead.

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