Official 2012 Honda CR-V Game Day Commercial - “Matthew’s Day Off” Extended Version (by Honda)
A preview of the Honda Ferris Bueller’s Day Off parody ad starring Matthew Broderick. This is a pretty awesome and faithful nod to the film, but it’s a bit sad to see it co-opted to sell soccer mom vehicles. I suppose even Mr. Bueller had to grow up at least a little some day. Like he said, life moves pretty fast.
I did laugh my butt off at that bit with the Chinese festival, though.
I imagine this is going to make a lot of tumblrers(? tumblrites? tumblrerians?) feel rather old.
This was another show from my youth that a) was ridiculous and sadly b) had awesome toys that I wasn’t allowed to get because they were for boys. Young Allison, it’s a tragedy you were deprived of plastic figures of sharks that could live on land.
Noel Murray waxes nostalgic on Tennessee Tuxedo and other cartoons from his childhood in today’s For Our Consideration.
In this article, Noel Murray does an absolutely stellar job of equating pop culture as our own method of personal time travel.
“That’s part of the weird, sad, wonderful transformation that occurs in pop culture, from creation to reception. Fifty years ago, a group of men and women worked to create a sloppy-but-not-too-terrible cartoon show that would sell cereal and maybe teach kids about simple machines. Yet today, when I hear the Tennessee Tuxedo theme song, I’m not thinking about any of that. I’m remembering being 9 years old. I’m remembering it being 7:15 a.m., on a cold Tuesday in February. It’s dark outside, and rainy, and I don’t have an umbrella for my five-minute walk to the bus stop, where I know I can expect the kid who lives two buildings over to make fun of my second-hand blue jeans for being too small…”
The article goes on and I believe it’s definitely worth the read even if you have no idea who Tennessee Tuxedo is. If you have any fond memories of saturday morning cartoon blocks and shoveling tooth-rottingly sweet cereal into your gaping maw, you’ll probably enjoy this.
When I saw Adam Scott pop up on Party Down I figured that sensation of “hey where do I know that guy from?” syndrome came from his appearance on Veronica Mars and other one-off roles like that. I had completely forgotten about his role on Boy Meets World as a replacement bad boy (which is hard to imagine now after getting to know his character on Parks and Rec).