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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – 2012 Honda CR-V Commercial

Eighties enthusiasts will enjoy seeing “Ferris”, played by no one else but Matthew Broderick, take the day off driving around in his 2012 Honda CR-V. They hid over 2 dozen references to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off throughout the commercial. Can you spot them all?

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House from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ is on the market

Yes, you can own a famed house of the 80’s! Now you can relive that special day just like Ferris did in the iconic 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. To refresh your memory, this was the floor-to-ceiling windowed home of Ferris’ friend Cameron Fry.

The famous home is located at 370 Beech St. and is surrounded by trees. With 5,300 square feet of living space, the 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. In total, the home sits on a one acre lot with 43,560 square feet.

The Highland Park, Il. home—where Cameron infamously drove his father’s Ferrari through its glass garage — is now on the market with the garage fully repaired. The four-bed, three-bath home is listed for a mere $1.65 million.

Photos are courtesy of Sudler Sotheby’s Realty and VHT (via Huffington Post).

80’s movie director John Hughes honored at Oscars

The Oscars took a moment for a tribute to the late John Hughes Sunday night. Hughes’ tribute was introduced by Matthew Broderick and Molly Ringwald.

The montage of great Hughes moments was followed by a handful of his most famous leading actors talking about the writing and directing legend.

On stage were actors and actresses who played roles in Hughe’s movies, some of which are considered members of the 80’s brat pack: Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin, Jon Cryer, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson, and each told a Hughes anecdote. Hughes’ family was in the audience and stood to thunderous applause.

Ringwald told the audience that at 16, “Hughes saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself.” Broderick continued that a day doesn’t go by that someone doesn’t tap him on the shoulder and ask “Hey Ferris, is this your day off?”

The moving montage showed key sequences from comedies that Hughes had written and directed, including ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘The Breakfast Club,’ ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation,’ ‘Some Kind of Wonderful,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Home Alone‘ and ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles.’