'Stranger Things' Star Does Ferris Bueller in Nostalgic Ad Campaign
Joe Keerey gives his best Matthew Broderick impression as he rushes through suburbia to beat the pizza man home.
Peckish for a slice of '80s nostalgia?
Domino's has enlisted Stranger Things actor Joe Keery, who stars as popular high school heartthrob Steve Harrington on the Netflix series, for a series of commercials based on the classic John Hughes 1986 teenage comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Keery is the spitting image of Matthew Broderick's truant rebel Bueller in his acid-washed jeans and white high tops in the ad that re-enacts the climactic scene from the film in which Ferris races across backyards and hops fences to get home before his parents find out he ditched school — or, in Keery's case, to meet a pizza delivery man.
Keery is shown snagging a beer from the grasp of a barbecuing neighbor and stopping to introduce himself to bikini-clad sunbathers, just as Broderick did some 30 years before. The ad even features a cameo by Alan Ruck, who played Bueller's best friend Cameron in the original film, dressed in the character's iconic Red Wings jersey.
Stranger Things, which is set in a small town in the 1980s, became a nationwide phenomenon last summer on Netflix, and the series' setting was a large contributing factor to its charm.
For comparison, here's the original scene:
In another ad, Keery reenacts Broderick's famous opening monologue from the film, breaking the fourth wall and talking directly to the camera while showering and getting ready for the day ahead:
And here's Broderick's original introduction, for comparison, with significantly less product placement: