‘Mean Joe’ Greene Gets In on Super Bowl Ad Nostalgia Craze (Video)

Matthew Broderick revisits Ferris Bueller, and now a football great offers his own twist on a classic

Last Updated: September 3, 2012 @ 8:28 PM

Are throwbacks the big trend when it comes to Super Bowl ads this year?

Matthew Broderick created quite the stir this week when it was revealed that he'd spoof his 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" in an ad for the Honda CR-V to air during the Big Game on Sunday.

And now, as it turns out, football giant "Mean Joe" Greene has offered his own variation on the theme.

The former Pittsburgh Steeler re-creates — sort of — his classic 1980 Super Bowl ad for Coca-Cola, in a new ad for Downy Unstopables In-wash Scent Booster.

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In the original ad, Greene — now 65 — is given a Coca-Cola by a young fan after a game, and rewards the boy with his jersey.

Also read: Matthew Broderick Goes Full-On Ferris Bueller in Honda Super Bowl Ad (Video)

This time around, things go a little differently. And since the young boy from the original commercial is all grown up now, Downy did the only logical thing and got "Strangers With Candy" funny-lady Amy Sedaris to fill in for him.

The more things change … the more they confuse us, quite frankly.

Take a slightly twisted trip down Memory Lane by watching Greene's revamp below.

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