‘Ferris Bueller’ Super Bowl Commercial: Matthew Broderick Takes A Break

Published 3 years ago by , Updated January 31st, 2012 at 2:40 pm,

matthew broderick ferris bueller superbowl commercial Ferris Bueller Super Bowl Commercial: Matthew Broderick Takes A Break

Honda has recently been teasing its upcoming Super Bowl XLVI ad, which features actor Matthew Broderick (sort of) reprising his iconic turn from the John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The two-minute long TV spot not only features several shout-outs to the most famous lines and moments from that 1986 comedy, it was also directed by none other than The Hangover franchise helmer, Todd Phillips.

For those of you who only tune in to the aforementioned national football league game each year in order to watch advertisements like this – and everyone else ready to see Broderick take another day off – you can now watch an extended version of the promo, online.

No need for further introductions – check out the “Ferris Bueller” Super Bowl ad below:

While neither this commercial as a whole nor Broderick’s “performance” are exactly the most inspired things ever, there is something fun about hearing the man recite some of the more famous “Buellerisms” about living life to the fullest. If nothing else, you can at least enjoy catching the number of visual references to the most iconic moments in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – be it the bit with Broderick staring avidly at a setup in the natural history museum, his constant near-encounters with his boss, or the concluding shot where the actor once again tells viewers to go do something else (now that the show is over).

On a side note – Broderick may not be so convincing a charmer now as he was back in his Ferris Bueller days, but can anyone truly deny the everlasting coolness that is Yello’s 1985 single, “Oh Yeah”?

Source: Honda

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  1. I wish I could post a pic of the chuck cheese smile I had on my face while watching this.
    Growing up I really can’t think of a movie I watched more. From TV reruns and VHS my group of friends and I devoured everything Bueller. I even remember watching the sit-com with a young Jennifer Aniston.

  2. Damn cant watch the video becaause im in class. Wish I had headphones so I could watch this……. Maybe I should pull a Ferris Bueller tomorrow.

    • GO FOR IT

  3. Dang it honda. You tricked so many people to be excited for a commercial.

  4. This is great. My wife and I just played Ferris for our 15 year old son for the first time two nights ago. He loved it. Great commercial Honda.

  5. I didn’t know about a sequel to this untill yesterday,and like any sequel it will hit or miss but im thinking more of miss.

  6. Freakin’ Brillant!

  7. Is anyone else completely disgusted by the fact that you had to sit through a commercial in order to watch A COMMERCIAL???

    • Sorry, but the revenue from those commercials is what allows us to continue hosting videos onsite.

      Besides, you only have to watch one 15-30 second advert. It’s not really *that* big a deal, yes?

    • Super Bowl commercials tend to be as much entertainment as “commercials” – even more towards the entertaining side, actually. And as Sandy pointed out, costs money to host videos.

      And I can think of a TON more things that “disgust” me than a 15-30 second ad in front of this video.


      • This was supposed to be under Sandy’s reply (lol):

        I’m pretty sure he meant the commercial that led us to this Honda commercial and got everyone talking about a sequel. Honda is evil!

        I don’t think he meant the ads on the actual video. If he did, then I agree 100% with Vic and Sandy. Need to pay the bills somehow.

  8. That was great haaaa

    • I’m pretty sure he meant the commercial that led us to this Honda commercial and got everyone talking about a sequel. Honda is evil!

      • No, it’s clear he meant the ad that ran ahead of the Broderick video.


        • Haha well, then he is naive. This stuff isn’t free. I know first hand.


  9. Very nice……..I have ALWAYS thought that if one show deserved a sequel it was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So many ways they could approach it! Missed opportunity imho.

  10. Amazing.

  11. Sorry, but I stand by my comment. If Honda wants you to host their ads, then Honda should be paying you to host them, not whoever makes Spartacus.

    Honda in fact posted the ad on YouTube at their own expense, with an embed link. If the ad qualifies as news, then a journalism site like Screen Rant is well within your fair-use rights to simply post the embed code.

    I’m all for websites paying for themselves with ad revenue. Go nuts with banners and links on your pages. But advertisers should, you know, pay for their own ads.

    And, Vic, let me make clear that by “completely disgusted,” I mean “completely disgusted on the annoying stuff on the Internet scale.” A 15-second commercial is not high on my Grand Scheme of Things disgusto-scale.

  12. Well I knew that Bueller was married the an a$$ of a wife Sarah Jessica Parker, but I didn’t realize he was the actual a$$ himself.