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Honda's 'Bueller' ad drives off with readers

Feb. 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM ET

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Do people actually watch the Super Bowl game? Or is it all about the fancy schmancy ads?

Judging from what The Clicker readers were most interested in this week, it seems the answer is ... the ads. Or maybe it was just because the ad that got all of the attention was Honda's homage to "Ferris Bueller" starring Matthew Broderick.

The carmaker released its Super Bowl commercial online nearly a week before the big game, and readers couldn't help but chime in about Honda's recreation of the film.

"I think it is a great commercial and tribute to the movie. I'm glad I saw it, I miss some of the commercials during bathrooms breaks!" wrote reader Chris Pine Porter on our Facebook page. But not everyone agreed.

"Why so many spoilers in this day and age? I think it's ridiculous," wrote Terrie LaFerre Stripe Lamm. "Why does everyone have to always know WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? I would much rather be watching the Super Bowl and be surprised and delighted to see this commercial than have any foreknowledge of its existence."

"Honda has defaced a national treasure and they must be punished!" said Brian Vencill.

Speaking of outrage, "X Factor" judge and executive producer Simon Cowell must've been more upset about the show not meeting his season one expectations than he let on. The Brit said prior to the show's debut that anything less than 20 million viewers would be a disappointment ... and the competition's premiere fell 8 million short.

The result? Three big pink slips for the show's talent this week. And with one of those going to his pal and former "American Idol"judge Paula Abdul (host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger were the recipients of the other two), the story about the big casting change was our second most popular post this week, and readers couldn't stop chiming in on Facebook.

"Steve Jones = boring. I didn't watch it every week but Nicole screwed up big time and the concept is lame," wrote reader Laurie Zuaro.

"GOOD!" declared reader Dave Sylvester. "Glad Nicole is gone. Stopped watching the show after Nicole couldn't be an adult and make a decision that she was hired to do. She should be ashamed for how she handled the Rachel Crowe vote."

Rounding out the top three was the first full-length trailer of HBO's upcoming movie "Game Change" about John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and his selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. With the teaser's trailer focusing on the controversial Palin (played by Julianne Moore), the response was -- not surprisingly -- politically split.

"I don't have HBO, but I don't think I'd watch it anyway. Palin is just so repugnant," Claudia Baker wrote on our Facebook page.

"Just more liberal drivel. Not worth my time!" wrote Steve Goldman.

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