Ferris Bueller's not taking another day off

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The viral video was a teaser for a new Honda commerical—not a sequel to Matthew Broderick's classic 1986 film. 

There will not be a sequel to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The 10-second teaser with Matthew Broderick that everyone was talking about last week—garnering 4 million views over the weekend—is in fact a trailer for a commercial, and not a movie.

Set to air during the Super Bowl and directed by The Hangover’s Todd Philips, the roughly two-minute-long commercial is for a 2012 Honda CR-V. Broderick reprising his classic role as Bueller playing hooky, this time from his Hollywood career of appearing in an unspecified movie. Apparently, Broderick would rather drive around town, play on a beach, go to a fair, and attend a Chinese parade.

There are dozens of Easter Eggs, or moments in the commercial that reference the 1986 cult classic, including the name on the Bluetooth screen (Grace), a guy in a trench coat playing the clarinet, the flower delivery guy, and the valet driver gleefully ramping off a hill in the advertised SUV.

Having gone up within the hour, YouTubers have already begun to cry over the commercial.

“Thanks for ruining my childhood dreams, with a crappy SUV,” wrote frostyspl1 in a top comment on YouTube.

Others commented that the Honda NSX, a sports car, would have been a better choice, especially for the “iconic jump scene.”

There are already four threads on Reddit featuring the commercial, with the common sentiment being disappointment. Some were relieved though, as a full-length feature might have ruined the original, while the commercial by most accounts is almost harmless.

Will Ferris Bueller have another day off?
The Internet erupted into gleeful pandemonium today, over what appears to be a 10 second teaser video of Matthew Broderick playing an older Ferris Bueller.
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