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Ferris Bueller Returns in Super Bowl Ad

Alert Principal Rooney! Ferris Bueller, that righteous dude we all know and love, is making a return.


A 10-second teaser for an upcoming Super Bowl commercial shows a modern-day Matthew Broderick opening bedroom curtains, turning to the camera, and saying, "How can I handle work on a day like today?" Then the familiar "boom-boom-chick-chicka-chickah" music from the John Hughes movie plays over a black screen that reads, "2.5.12" (the date of the Super Bowl).

Ferris Bueller Returns in Super Bowl AdSome wondered if the clip might indicate that a sequel to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is in the works. Not so. Reports indicate that it's actually a sneak peek at a commercial for Honda. 

According to auto blog Jalopnik, the commercial, which was directed by Todd Phillips of "The Hangover," will feature a Honda CR-V (pictured, right) doing the same kind of stunts Ferris and Cameron did in Cameron's dad's 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Much of the commercial will mimic shots from the 1986 film.

The idea of the inspirational, rebellious, take-no-gruff Ferris driving a mini-SUV is a little sad to us. But, hey, everybody gets old. And judging by the buzz around the teaser, Ferris hasn't lost his popularity. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, bloods, wastoids, dweebies -- they all adore him.

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