Saturday, February 4, 2012

Here it is! Ferris Bueller returns!!!

After last week's 10-second tease that had the internet buzzing, this is the full, amazing new Super Bowl commercial for the Honda CR-V starring Matthew Broderick as (sort of) Ferris Bueller!

OMG, there is a crazy number of Ferris Bueller Easter eggs in this spot and I am seriously impressed by the level of detail they crammed in! The official press release for the commercial says there are over two dozen nods to the original movie. Jeez! I've watched it at least ten times now and only came up with half that amount! Check out my list of hidden goodies:

- the chair (horse head) in Matthew's agent's office is the same one in Ferris' room.
- the name of his agent's agency is Froeman, Peterson & Frye.
- Matthew is wearing a towel on his head (like Ferris) when he calls for his CR-V.
- the woman he says 'you have excellent taste in automobiles' to has a rottweiler like the one that attacks Rooney.
- the caller ID for the woman Matthew talks to on the phone while driving by the ocean says 'Grace'.
- look for the flower delivery guy crossing the street when Matthew stops at a red light. Maybe he's headed to the sick Ferris' house?
- as Matthew turns to see his agent in the next car, you can see Ferris" famous sweater vest hanging in the store window in the background.
- when we pan over to see the agent in his car, there's a guy in a grey trench coat playing a clarinet.
- when the agent does a double take and we see the stuffed bear in the front seat of Matthew's car, check out Ferris' grey suit (for when he picks up Sloan at school) and Cameron's caduesus T-shirt in the store window.
- Matthew's license plate says 'SOCHOIC' as in 'it is so choice!'
- the "all new CR-V' graphic that comes up at the end is in the same font and color as the opening credits for "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".


At February 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Anonymous Allen said...

What!?! Okay, I HAVE to watch this one again!

Patriots or Giants?

At February 5, 2012 at 1:27 PM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

Some of the Easter eggs are SERIOUSLY subtle! Once I read that there are over two dozen references I realized I needed to watch it a few more times. Now, they may be talking about some of the obvious visuals like the valet in the car with the stuffed bear flying over the camera at the end and 'the worst performance of my life and he never doubted it for a minute'. If you count all of those then you probably would come up with over two dozen.

Patriots or Giants? Nope. Da Bears!! LOL!

At February 6, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Anonymous Allen said...

You need to cut a side-by-side / shot-for-shot comparison video.

Da Bears!! YES! LOL!


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