Honda's Ferris Bueller spoof may not be the only commercial planned for the Broadway star and his former cast mates, as Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara were seen at a recent Chicago Blackhawks game in full Bueller costume.
Abe Frohman might have been the sausage king of Chicago in the movie, but the three actors were busy consuming United Center hot dogs and large glasses of Cola. Ruck was heard repeating "Hey batter, batter, batter, sa-wing batter", while Broderick answers with, "Cam, dial back the medication buddy, we're at a hockey game today".
It was unclear which product they might be representing until a member of the opposing team was rammed into the boards in front of their seats. All three produced the newest of Android smart phones to take a picture of the play, while Broderick smiled and said "Danke Shoen. Darling, Danke Shoen".
Surrounding fans seemed to be oblivious of the Bueller cast until all three stood up to leave. Ruck's Red Wing jersey drew the most attention as well as a thrown hot wing, soft pretzel nuggets covered in a cheese-like substance, a steel toed boot and at least two beers. Producers of the phone commercial were not aware of the Chicago/Detroit hockey rivalry. Ruck was taken to Chicago Memorial Hospital for x-ray.
Broderick and Sara completed the appearance by jumping into a new Audi R8 just delivered by a parking attendant. Broderick flipped the attendant a $5, and they peeled off down Michigan Avenue. One passer by had noted their departure with the top down and said, "That's brave for a January in Chicago, but then again it is 50 degrees".
In a related story, the on-going marketing campaign will apparently continue as multiple cities have now posted billboards that read simply, "Save Ferris".