Presenting Matthew Broderick’s Day Off

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By Kiran Aditham Comment

Honda has rolled out an extended version of its much-ballyhooed Super Bowl spot starring Matthew Broderick, and as promised, the Ferris Bueller-isms are aplenty. In the above ad from RPA and Old School/Hangover director Todd Phillips, Broderick plays himself but decides to take a sick day of his own and escape in his 2012 CR-V, subsequently riding a roller-coaster, visiting a museum and enjoying some time at the track among other things. It should bring a tear to any fan of John Hughes’ ’80s classic (whether you think it’s good or bad), but time will only tell whether this spot will actually drive any major sales post-Super Bowl. It’s worth the trip down memory lane, though. FYI, here are a few Bueller-esque Easter eggs below if you didn’t catch them already:

1. The name on the Bluetooth screen is Grace (Rooney’s secretary) (0:54)

2. There is a guy in a trench coat playing clarinet (1:00)

3. The flower delivery guy is a reference to a scene in the movie (0:57)