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Matthew Broderick Calls Ferris Bueller-Themed Ad 'Amusing'

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Honda’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off-inspired Super Bowl ad was an Internet sensation – but the commercial’s star Matthew Broderick didn’t initially jump at the chance to reinvent his classic ’80s film.

“It took a little, uh, thinking about it,” Broderick, 49, told New York‘s Vulture blog. “It took a little time.”

But eventually, the actor said he “ended up thinking it might be amusing.”

Part of the decision came from knowing that The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips – whom Broderick calls “a good director” – was in charge of the two and a half-minute skit, which contains more than 24 references to the original movie.

“I thought it would be fun to send up Ferris Bueller a little bit,” the hubby of Sarah Jessica Parker says of the four-day L.A. shoot that resulted in the viral video, jokingly adding, “I guess I’m part of a virus.”