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Ferris Bueller Honda CR-V Super Bowl Commercial (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 02/ 7/2012 7:54 pm Updated: 02/ 7/2012 7:54 pm

Honda created quite a bit of buzz at the end of January by releasing a 10-second teaser for a Super Bowl advertisement featuring Matthew Broderick in a reprisal of his role as Ferris Bueller. They released the full two-and-a-half-minute commercial on Youtube days later, but the spot wouldn't make its television debut until Super Bowl. Despite the love for the character and the film, the ad received mixed reviews. After all, should Ferris be selling cars? Or borrowing them?


Ezra Klein
So Ferris Bueller is now selling cars and Voltron is selling insurance. My childhood has totally sold out.


Alex Baze
The Super Bowl win almost makes up for the crushing depression caused by the Ferris Bueller ad. Life moves pretty fast, indeed.

CLICK HERE to see the rest of the 2012 Super Bowl commercials as well as all of the best, worst and most memorable from years past.

For years, viewers have tuned into the NFL's Super Bowl as much to see what the advertisers roll out as how the two teams vying for the sport's top prize perform. This year was no different. Each time that NBC cut away from Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots a hush came over most Super Bowl parties as everyone -- and not just the diehard sports fans with a rooting (or betting) interest -- focused entirely on the ads.

While iconic Super Bowl commercials like Apple's '1984' and Coke's ad starring Mean Joe Greene will be remembered so many more are soon forgotten or, even worse, ridiculed as super fails.

How does this Super Bowl ad stack up?

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