WATCH: Matthew Broderick Brings Back Ferris Bueller for Super Bowl Ad

The actor pays homage to the role that made him famous 26 years ago with a new Ferris Bueller's Day Off-themed commercial for Honda

Honda is shaking it up (baby now!) with its 2012 Super Bowl ad: an homage to the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. After releasing a brief teaser last week, the auto company has unleashed a two-and-a-half-minute version, which showcases Matthew Broderick semi-reprising his role as slacking superstar Ferris. Watch it below!


We say "semi-reprising" because Broderick isn't actually playing the role that first made him a star 26 years ago; he's playing himself stealing a page from Ferris' slacker playbook.

And while there aren't any cameos from Jennifer Grey, Ben Stein or Charlie Sheen, Honda promises there are more than two dozen references to Ferris Bueller throughout the ad -- which follows Broderick as he plays hooky from work, calling out sick to his agent.

He ends up riding a roller coaster, spending time at the museum, joining in a parade in Chinatown and cruising around in his trusty Honda CR-V. And here, the car doesn't get destroyed at the end.

The commercial is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated ads to air during the Super Bowl, so it's is a bit of a strange move to release it almost a week before the football showdown. Could it be that this is the final cut of the commerical, or will there be more to come once it airs on TV? We'll just have to wait to find out.

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