As promised, that Matthew Broerick-laden teaser from last week was not for some super-secret Ferris Bueller sequel, but a teaser for a Honda commercial. The ad was released, and it should be mandatory viewing for anyone who thought there was actually a Ferris Bueller sequel coming out, even for a second. If the Honda shilling didn’t make them regret their foolish hope, seeing a doughy Matthew Broderick joylessly go through the motions should do the trick. Somewhere, I’d like to think Alan Ruck is plowing Mia Sara while watching this commercial on TV, and thinking to himself, “Sell-out.”
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.