Matthew Broderick & His Long-Haired Lad

No hats were needed on Thursday morning (January 26) when Matthew Broderick took James Wilkie to his New York City school. The doting dad carried the 9-year-old’s backpack as they walked along. Later in the day 2-year-old twins Loretta and Tabitha were seen with their nanny heading home after a day at their preschool.

Ferris Bueller fans will be pleased to see that Broderick, 49, has reprised his famous role in the 1986 flick. In the new Honda ad made for the Super Bowl the actor – wearing a cotton robe – throws back the curtain and says, “How can I handle work on a day like today?”

The original line – “How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like today?” – echoes what he said in the John Hughes classic.

In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Broderick explained why he doesn’t really mind talking about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in every interview he does.

Sometimes I’m sick of it. But I’m used to it. It’s like an old sweater.”

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He is such an adorable boy, but that hair makes him look like an 80s-era Eric Carmen.


My 2012 prediction: James will go another year without a haircut to continue his quest of becoming Cousin Itt.