To the millions of Gen Xers sitting in cubicles listening to New Wave bands on Spotify, wondering how they ever got to be so out of shape, so gray, so middle-aged and so much like their parents, this little 10-second clip that showed up on YouTube yesterday promised something great – the return of a hero, a new chapter in the generational totem that is Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Alas, amidst all the speculation that Matthew Broderick would be reprising his role in a belated sequel, comes this revelation: It's just a teaser for a Super Bowl ad.

According to Jalopnik, the ad is for Honda, and it will rehash all the best scenes in the original film. It's a big enough deal that Honda has drafted Todd Phillips, he of The Hangover fame, to direct (John Hughes, director of FBDO, passed away in 2009). Of course, this means the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider will not be appearing, replaced, according to the report, by a 2012 Honda CR-V.

Not to sound too Cameron-like, but if that's true, it is depressing. Click past the jump to see the quick teaser video.


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      peteMT
      • 2 Years Ago
      "..when Camry was in Egypt Land... let my Camry gooooo...."
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 2 Years Ago
      My generation is officially old.
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      JayP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Save Ferris.
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        WatchF1
        • 2 Years Ago
        A comment from Dan Frederiksen without the constant trolling on the benefits of electric motors? What gives?
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      PACMK02
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great idea even if I don't think the CRV is the ideal substitute for the Ferrari. But we will have to wait and see... may be Ferris is now married and has a kid and a dog, hehehe... I really think this set the basis for a FBDO sequel. (no remake please!)
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      leunamme
      • 2 Years Ago
      a sequel would be great! if only...
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Made me smile
      carnut0913
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Honda was going to do this, they should have done it with the S2000 replacing the 250, not a freaking CRV. Nobody is buying that bat guano. Heck a CRZ would be better- at least its 2 seats with room for Cameron in the back. Nobody is going to buy 2 parking garage attendants taking off in a CRV
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      Vincent Teron
      • 2 Years Ago
      Too bad the ad isn't for BMW, because then he could reprise his role as a reckless driver who kills two women in Ireland and gets off with a $175 fine.
      johnb
      • 2 Years Ago
      It would work only if Ferris tells Cameron his CRV is a piece of ****, so they should drive well,... anything, instead.
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Holy crap he looks old. Yet 1986 feels like yesterday. Brainf**k.
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