Ferris' teacher: I should have been in ad

Feb. 8, 2012 at 11:01 AM ET

Ben Stein in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Ben Stein, who famously played Ferris Bueller's economics teacher in the 1986 classic comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," wasn't asked to spoof his much-repeated line in the Honda Super Bowl ad -- but he thinks he should have been.

Stein told a TMZ reporter that "it was a good ad, but I should have been in it."

In the ad, Broderick recreates many of his scenes from the film. Instead of Stein staring out at a zoned-out economics class droning "Bueller ... Bueller?", the ad featured an unknown actor droning "Broderick ... Broderick" as the actor picks up his car.

"They had a guy imitating my voice, they should've had me in it," Stein told TMZ.

Stein offered a solution to soothe his ruffled feathers, but he's a little mixed up on brands. "Just my humble opinion, but I think they used my voice, they should give me a top of the line Toyota -- I mean, Honda!"

Stein was also asked what he thought of the occasionally rumored "Ferris Bueller" sequel, featuring a fortysomething Broderick. "I want to be in it; I want to be in anything," he said.

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