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Tuesday
Jan312012

Super Bowl Commercial with Ferris Bueller Debuts Online

Jason Kempin/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Last week, a 10-second teaser of a Super Bowl ad starring Matthew Broderick as a present-day Ferris Bueller was posted onto YouTube, leaving many to wonder what the clip was meant to promote.  The mystery was solved on Monday, when the full-length commercial was released.

In the ad for the 2012 Honda CR-V, Broderick behaves much like his character in the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  The ad is similar to the film in many ways -- most notably, Broderick pretends to be ill so he can play hooky from work.

At one point, a character says Broderick's name repeatedly in a monotone voice, not unlike how Ben Stein's character, a high school teacher, called out for Bueller in the movie.  The spot also includes the signature Ferris Bueller's Day Off song "Oh Yeah."

An executive for the ad firm that developed the spot tells Entertainment Weekly that Broderick initially turned down the idea, but, the exec says, "[A] week later he called and asked if it was still on the table.  I think he just wanted to be convinced that we would do the movie justice.”

The Hangover director Todd Phillips helmed the commercial.

The Super Bowl airs on NBC this Sunday.

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Friday
Jan272012

Ferris Bueller to Return in Super Bowl Ad?

Jason Kempin/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Spoiler alert for those of you looking forward to the Super Bowl commercials: Ferris Bueller will likely make a comeback in one of the new ads.

As seen in a 10-second teaser that's gone viral, Matthew Broderick, reprising his iconic role from the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, is wearing a white robe as he walks over to a window, opens the curtains and says, “How can I handle work on a day like today?”

The clip was posted Thursday on YouTube by a user named chuckachucka2012, a reference to the song "Oh Yeah," which is featured in the movie.

The teaser ends with a sample of "Oh Yeah" and a graphic that shows the date "2-5-12," which is when the Super Bowl will air on NBC.  The clip never mentions which company is behind it.

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A 60-second Super Bowl ad for Audi is also available online.  Clearly inspired by Twilight, it shows vampires partying in the woods, until a fellow vampire arrives and accidentally kills them all with the headlights on his car.

Last week, Volkswagen released a teaser for a Super Bowl ad in which dogs bark the "Imperial March" from Star Wars.

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