9:21am PT by Erin Carlson
Matthew Broderick's 'Ferris Bueller' Super Bowl Commercial (Video)
Three days after being outed as the source of a viral video with Matthew Broderick reprising his role as Ferris Bueller, Honda has released an extended version of the Super Bowl ad online.
The car company's two-minute commercial shows Broderick faking an illness to get out of work on a movie. In one of several nods to the John Hughes classic, a car valet is shown droning "Broderick? Broderick?" with a droll delivery akin to Ben Stein's high school teacher's famous "Bueller?" line. The spot also cribs from the film's soundtrack (see: the soothing music during a museum scene), and Broderick also talks straight to the camera -- one of the narrative techniques that made Bueller instantly endearing to movie audiences back in 1986.
The auto news website Jalopnik reported Friday that Honda was the brand responsible for the Bueller-inspired spot -- or, rather, a teaser clip that began circulating Thursday.