“I’m not sure what it is, I guess I’ll be OK” says Matthew Broderick as he fakes sick once again, this time to his agent.
“I’m calling the studio Matthew, you’re not shooting today,” replies his gullible agent, Walter Linder.
“He bought it,” says Matthew as he rips open the shades and utters his famous but tweaked line, “How can I handle work on a day like today.”
Broderick then heads to the bathroom where he brushes his teeth and looks in the mirror confirming his hooky scheme worked, “One of my worst performances of my career and he never doubted it for a second” he says.
Broderick spends his free time riding around with a giant stuffed panda, who he uses as a disguise when he finds himself conveniently next to his agent on the road, taking in a race, and performing during a parade in celebration of the Chinese New Year and the kick off of the Year of the Dragon.
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it,” advises Broderick as he walks into a restaurant and a man speeds off in Broderick’s Honda.
A teaser of the commercial went viral this past week and had fans buzzing that it could imply a sequel to the famous 1980s movie in which high school senior, Ferris Bueller decides to skip school and spend the day with his girlfriend Sloane Peterson, played by Mia Sara and his best friend Cameron Frye, played by Alan Ruck, in Chicago.
But it looks like it’s just a new Honda commercial, possibly a new favorite—The commercial will be televised during the Super Bowl is in celebration of the launch of Honda’s 2012 CR-V.
“We cast Matthew Broderick as himself, skipping out on a day of acting work and living it up in his all-new CR-V,” says Honda. “Relive movie history with Honda’s fresh twist and wonderful homage to this ’80s classic.”
Honda even adds to the excitement noting that the commercial references the movie over 24 times. Honda says “Some are obvious, some are VERY subtle” and asks fans to see how many they can find.
Check it out.