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Ferris Bueller Super Bowl ad: Why it's online now, and why Broderick at first refused to star
Entertainment Weekly ^ | 1/30/12 | Honda

Posted on 01/31/2012 9:42:33 PM PST by AngieGal

Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime ad break is still almost a week away, but you can get a sneak peek at Honda’s new Ferris Bueller-inspired spot by clicking below. In fact, you’ll get a whole lot more than a peek: This is the full two-and-a-half minute version of Matthew Broderick reprising his role in an homage to the iconic 1986 John Hughes comedy. The clip that will be broadcast during halftime — where ad time costs $3.5 million for 30 seconds — will be only one minute long.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidetv.ew.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broderick; commercial; honda; matthewbroderick
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1 posted on 01/31/2012 9:42:38 PM PST by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal

I like Matthew Broderick. The Freshman was a great movie. Family Business was good too.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 9:55:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: AngieGal

What movie was this based on? Seriously. I have no idea.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 9:59:55 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: AngieGal
The Commercial, i thought that was to be aired on Wednesday...


4 posted on 01/31/2012 10:03:46 PM PST by GraceG
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To: AngieGal

26 years ago. Hard to believe.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 10:05:02 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: prisoner6

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986

6 posted on 01/31/2012 10:05:26 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: prisoner6

Ferris Bueller’s day off

sheesh, did ya just crawl out from under a rock?


7 posted on 01/31/2012 10:05:57 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: prisoner6

Ferris Beuller’s day off.

Good movie.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 10:06:40 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: AngieGal

I can’t look at that movie in quite the same light since Jeffery Jones turned out to be a freaking pervert. Principal Rooney’s (Jones) obsession with catching Ferris seem a whole lot more sinister now...


9 posted on 01/31/2012 10:07:22 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: prisoner6

Ferris Bueller Day off? Never heard of it? It one of those classic iconic movies - the 80’s


10 posted on 01/31/2012 10:07:46 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: AngieGal

Ever notice that every CRV on the road looks near new no matter how old it is. Do CRV owners have some compulsive disorder about keeping their cars spotless?


11 posted on 01/31/2012 10:08:26 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: prisoner6

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

12 posted on 01/31/2012 10:08:44 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: AngieGal

Direct YouTube link to video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhkDdayA4iA


13 posted on 01/31/2012 10:09:27 PM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: AngieGal

Now that was good. He doesn’t look much different than he did 25 years ago.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 10:10:18 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Geez, dont be too hard on the guy...even if he is clueless beyond belief. Some people actually do crawl out from under rocks.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 10:11:00 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: AngieGal

I guess it would be funny if I had ever seen the movie. I mean I sorta know the plot and have seen the Ben Stein part quite a few times on other things, but never watched the actual movie.

Someone else will have to tell me if they pulled it off.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 10:12:41 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: AngieGal

Brilliant move to release the commercial early. Honda is going to get a lot of viewers looking at this, in addition to the Super Bowl spot. Look at FR as an example. What other commercial gets its own thread?


17 posted on 01/31/2012 10:18:52 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Some of us were busy raising children during the 80’s. I never heard of, much less saw, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off till the mid to late 90s. Never thought of parenthood as living under a rock before.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 10:23:32 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: DemforBush
I can’t look at that movie in quite the same light since Jeffery Jones turned out to be a freaking pervert. Principal Rooney’s (Jones) obsession with catching Ferris seem a whole lot more sinister now...

I guess now we know what "Rooney Eats It" means.

19 posted on 01/31/2012 10:27:19 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Holy Crap where did the last 26 years go


20 posted on 01/31/2012 10:28:02 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: AngieGal

that was very entertaining

money well spent by Honda for the burgeoning family market

especially metero families

out here in southern realville we drive real SUVs like Yukons, Tahoes, Suburbans etc...Expeditions

nothing wrong with a Honda...I had one once...drove it from MS to Alaska..when the AlCan was gravel


21 posted on 01/31/2012 10:38:54 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: AngieGal

Didn’t like his encouraging people to “take a day off” to campaign for the Kenyan. Didn’t like the Godzilla remake and there’s the UK driving crash that ended up killing someone...

Usually I can forget about all that and enjoy FBDO..except for Hughes’ obligatory retro 60’s references (No 80’s teen that I knew—and I was one—constantly waxed nostalgic about obscure teen idols from the 60’s, much less quoted them) plus Midwestern references that Hughes always had to throw in. My husband caught a 60’s period reference in Uncle Buck, for some racetrack or stadium that wouldn’t have existed in the 70’s, much less the 80’s.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 10:41:29 PM PST by Southern Magnolia
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To: gunsequalfreedom
"Ever notice that every CRV on the road looks near new no matter how old it is. Do CRV owners have some compulsive disorder about keeping their cars spotless?"

Funny you should say that! I drove by two Honda CRV's in the last month alone, broken down on the side of the road... they did look new!

Yes, I drive a Toyota 4WD!
23 posted on 01/31/2012 10:50:11 PM PST by Torquay
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Yes, we CRV owners do! I got several calls last week from the dealership where I bought my second one 4 years ago — I told them that because they make such great cars and this was paid off, I’m nowhere near needing a new one!


24 posted on 01/31/2012 10:56:04 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: AngieGal

Personally I think the idea is way too late.

Plus he’s hawking a freaking car. No real good reason to do it.


25 posted on 01/31/2012 11:14:37 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

No, it’s just that when one is in an accident, it’s just trashed.


26 posted on 01/31/2012 11:15:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Torquay

When did you drive two Honda CRV’s down the road? How did you happen to get your hands on two of them?


27 posted on 01/31/2012 11:16:07 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: dfwgator

*spit take*

Bwahahahaa!!!


28 posted on 01/31/2012 11:17:00 PM PST by DemforBush (Are you any better off than you were $6 trillion ago?)
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To: All
Nuthin' fancy...just please DO it!

Thanks!


29 posted on 01/31/2012 11:24:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: AngieGal

Brilliant ad, thanks for posting


30 posted on 01/31/2012 11:38:48 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: AngieGal

That was a fun movie, and Matthew Broderick is still kind of cute. I like the idea. And I am a huge Honda fan. And Acura.


31 posted on 02/01/2012 12:02:42 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Just the other day, I found a post-it note on my CRV with a phone number to call if I wanted to sell it. My car is a 2000 model-left the factory in ‘99!

Now that you mention it, except for a few dings it does look factory new. All I do, though is give it a hand wash and wax every two weeks. How it keeps looking the way it does, I don’t know. I am thinking of springing for a new paint job someday-believe me, she’s worth it. Best car I ever owned.

Now if only I could find a girlfriend to match...


32 posted on 02/01/2012 12:34:43 AM PST by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: AngieGal

Honda: Helping Old Nips Destroy America
Honda: How Odd-No Damn Acceleration
Honda: Hand Over Dollars to Asians

One car I will NEVER own, or any other Japanese/Korean tinfoil junk.
Oh, and I was not amused to see a Ferrari trashed, even if it was plastic.
Thumbs down on the movie too.


33 posted on 02/01/2012 1:15:46 AM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: mamelukesabre
Haven't been to a hollywierd movie since the 60's.

Ummm....except for taking mrs p6 to the drive in a few times. IIRC the movies were A Star is Born, Robin and Marion, and one of the Alien movies.

Can't really say because I wasn't watching the movie...nod, nod, wink, wink.

34 posted on 02/01/2012 1:22:24 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: AngieGal

Save Ferris!!!!


35 posted on 02/01/2012 1:31:52 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe
Save Ferris!!!!

Why, thank you. Thank you very much. ;)
36 posted on 02/01/2012 2:04:21 AM PST by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: Loyal Sedition
One car I will NEVER own, or any other Japanese/Korean tinfoil junk.

I've been extremely happy with our Nissan Altima and would buy another no problem. Latest purchase was a Ford which has also been working great. No Obama Motors for me!

37 posted on 02/01/2012 2:55:07 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: prisoner6
Can't really say because I wasn't watching the movie...nod, nod, wink, wink.

Robin and Marian was pretty good!

38 posted on 02/01/2012 2:56:44 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Loyal Sedition

I have 3 Hondas. They’re practically bulletproof. Nothing ever goes wrong with them. Clearly you don’t know much about cars (or are stuck in 1972).


39 posted on 02/01/2012 4:01:39 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: AngieGal

“Ferris Bueller you’re my hero.”


40 posted on 02/01/2012 4:02:46 AM PST by fredhead (Vegetarian - Old Indian word for poor hunter.)
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To: AngieGal

Interesting side note, this movie, maybe “risky business” and many others of that era were filmed in or near Highland Park IL. At least that what the better half’s relatives in the a area tell me....


41 posted on 02/01/2012 4:14:11 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: bigdaddy45
I have 3 Hondas. They’re practically bulletproof. Nothing ever goes wrong with them. Clearly you don’t know much about cars (or are stuck in 1972).

I’ve heard Hondas are good cars. I’ve owned 4 Subarus. The first one, an ’85 Legacy wagon, we put 160k miles on it with nothing more than routine maintenance. Then we sold it in ’96 to my nephew for a $1 who put another 40k on it before he sold it for a couple hundred. I wouldn’t be surprised if that thing is still running. All the Subarus I’ve had were great cars. I currently have a Toyota and have no complaints. You couldn’t even give me a GM or Chrysler these days.

42 posted on 02/01/2012 4:14:51 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

I agree. This mindless bashing of Japanese and Korean cars is stupid. The Japanese have done an incredible job in building in quality, and pushing other manufacturers to improve.


43 posted on 02/01/2012 4:20:51 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45
I agree. This mindless bashing of Japanese and Korean cars is stupid. The Japanese have done an incredible job in building in quality, and pushing other manufacturers to improve.

My dad was a WWII vet in the South Pacific and swore he’d never buy or drive one of them “damned Jap cars”. He was a Ford man. But even he later admitted that the Japanese were building great cars and that the quality of US cars was poor, mostly to do with the unions.

44 posted on 02/01/2012 4:37:42 AM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: SaveFerris

LOL!! I’ll bet you’ve been waiting patiently to say that for nearly seven and a half years.


45 posted on 02/01/2012 5:00:09 AM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: MD Expat in PA
My dad was a WWII vet in the South Pacific and swore he’d never buy or drive one of them “damned Jap cars”.

Same here - my dad had a particular problem with Mitsubishis, his ship having been strafed a few times by some of that company's aircraft.

46 posted on 02/01/2012 5:31:59 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: eddie willers
Someone else will have to tell me if they pulled it off.

Yeah, they pulled it off. A bundle of small homages to the original movie, all pulled out of context in one quirky way or another. Just when you think you know what part of the movie's being spoofed, there's a visual or audio spoof from another part of the movie that's interjected and made either contemporary or specific to the CRV.

Tiny example: his cough in the car while narrating - which suddenly becomes his fake cough on the phone from his house to his mom from the movie while narrating, but he's in the CRV and you see he's using the hands'-free phone and talking with his mom while driving.

There are thirty+ of those things, because at any time, there are a couple of things being layered. And the fact they don't come in they order from the movie keeps you from anticipating what's next.

47 posted on 02/01/2012 5:57:18 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: DemforBush

Yes, but it makes the mauling Rooney/Rottweiler scene that much more satisfying.


48 posted on 02/01/2012 6:02:09 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: Loyal Sedition

LOL, aren’t you fun!


49 posted on 02/01/2012 6:09:38 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Charles Martel
Same here - my dad had a particular problem with Mitsubishis, his ship having been strafed a few times by some of that company's aircraft.

...hehe... which is why I will NOT buy any of their darn TV's either!!! :)

50 posted on 02/01/2012 7:03:57 AM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are next to the potatoes!)
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