Skip to comments.Ferris Bueller Super Bowl ad: Why it's online now, and why Broderick at first refused to star
Posted on 01/31/2012 9:42:33 PM PST by AngieGal
Sundays Super Bowl halftime ad break is still almost a week away, but you can get a sneak peek at Hondas new Ferris Bueller-inspired spot by clicking below. In fact, youll 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.
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I like Matthew Broderick. The Freshman was a great movie. Family Business was good too.
What movie was this based on? Seriously. I have no idea.
26 years ago. Hard to believe.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller’s day off
sheesh, did ya just crawl out from under a rock?
Ferris Beuller’s day off.
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...
Ferris Bueller Day off? Never heard of it? It one of those classic iconic movies - the 80’s
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?
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Direct YouTube link to video...
Now that was good. He doesn’t look much different than he did 25 years ago.
Geez, dont be too hard on the guy...even if he is clueless beyond belief. Some people actually do crawl out from under rocks.
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.
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?
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.
I guess now we know what "Rooney Eats It" means.
Holy Crap where did the last 26 years go
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
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.
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!
Personally I think the idea is way too late.
Plus he’s hawking a freaking car. No real good reason to do it.
No, it’s just that when one is in an accident, it’s just trashed.
When did you drive two Honda CRV’s down the road? How did you happen to get your hands on two of them?
Brilliant ad, thanks for posting
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
Robin and Marian was pretty good!
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).
“Ferris Bueller you’re my hero.”
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....
Ive heard Hondas are good cars. Ive 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 wouldnt be surprised if that thing is still running. All the Subarus Ive had were great cars. I currently have a Toyota and have no complaints. You couldnt even give me a GM or Chrysler these days.
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 hed 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.
LOL!! I’ll bet you’ve been waiting patiently to say that for nearly seven and a half years.
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.
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.
Yes, but it makes the mauling Rooney/Rottweiler scene that much more satisfying.
LOL, aren’t you fun!
...hehe... which is why I will NOT buy any of their darn TV's either!!! :)