Ferris Bueller Is Back

This post first appeared as “Ferris Bueller Returns in Superbowl Ad” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in 1986.

Life moves pretty fast: It seems like just yesterday that Ferris Bueller was taking the day off. But, believe it or not, that was already 26 years ago. And now the righteous dude is back, but it’s not clear yet what he is up to this time.

A teaser video released on Thursday indicates that Matthew Broderick, now 49, will be reprising his role as Bueller in a Superbowl ad. What product will he be hocking? It’s impossible to tell from the very short snippet shown. All we see is a middle-aged Bueller/Broderick, looking bleary-eyed and wearing a white terrycloth robe, opening the curtains on a window. His one line, “How can I handle work on a day like today?” brings back memories, but isn’t too revealing.

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©2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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