Superbowl commercials

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  1. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    Which were your favorites?

    I thought the United one was the best.

    There was only one that made me laugh out loud but I can't remember what it was.

    ~T
     
  2. Jonathan

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    The Budweiser and Ameriquest ads were my favorite. Especially the Ameriquest one set in the hospital.
     
  3. Jason Harbaugh

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    I liked the Fed Ex one the best. Nothing like a double punchline. [​IMG]
     
  4. Shawn_KE

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    Thought the Burger King one was pretty kewl. The rest were pretty average.

    Most of the beer ones were lame. They act like everyone goes apeshit over beer.
     
  5. Adam Lenhardt

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    Ameriquest hospital and the revolving fridge wall were my two favorites.
     
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    MacGyver all the way.[​IMG]
    Love the 2 Ameriquest and Budweiser horse ad's also.
     
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    There weren't any show-stoppers this year. Even worse, I don't even remember the products that were being pushed for many of the commercials that I DO remember! Granted the FedEx commercial was entertaining, and the Burger King ad was creepy as usual, but that's all I've retained. Most of the ads were basically a big waste of money, especially today of all days.

    Nope. No "Did you see that?" moment this year.
     
  8. Patrick Sun

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    The Burger King ad was Lynchian in madness. But where was Hootie?
     
  9. Patrick_S

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    I liked the “Touch Football” Budweiser ad and the Ameriquest Hospital was also funny.

    I missed the BK one but saw parts of it earlier on the Today Show. Way over the top but that is what they were shooting for. I have the game on Tivo so I’ll have to go back and watch the BK one from start to finish.
     
  10. David Norman

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    From a partial list
    Best:

    Bud -- Streaker
    FedEx -- Caveman
    Budweiser Wave -- if they did it with real people and not cgi it jumps to #1
    Magic Fridge
    Mastercard -- McGuyver
    Both Ameriquest don't judge too quickly
    Michelob Ultra -- Touch Football
    Vault Scarecrow

    For TV Shows which I don't usually consider commercials, but for impact:
    Robert Palmer's Addicted to Lost
    Shaq (et al) Desperate Housewives


    Nice idea, but not quite:
    Aleve Nimoy
    Ford Escape -- Kermit the frog
    Bud -- On the Roof
    GoDaddy
    Gillette Fusion -- Great in HD, but otherwise mediocre
    Camry Hybrid
    Bud Light-- Save Yourself (Bear Attack)
    Land Rover
    Pirate with Sharpie -- retractible pen






    Worst:
    Burger King Whopperettes
    Full Throttle
    Almost all the Pepsi ads particularly the Recording Studio version
    Emerald Nuts -- Druids
    ESPN Mobile -- another ad for yet another cell phone stupidity.
    Any Cell phone ad just out of principle.
    Nationwide Insurance -- Fabio and the swing.
    Hidden Bud Light
    Miller -- MGD Checkout Girl
    Practical Solutions -- AntiBacterial wipes/Hazmat Suits
    Career Builder Monkeys -- didn't like the first, hated the sequel
    Escalade -- gorgeous in High Def, but so what


    Just too weird:
    Hummer Monster

    Tears to the Eyes:
    Bud -- Baby Clydesdale pulls the wagon (with a little help)
     
  11. David Williams

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    None of the ads touched the caliber of years past (Mac 1984, Budweiser Frogs, the icky Joe Green Coke ad, etc). I have to say the Fedex Caveman spot was my favorite, the worst one was the BK Whopperettes for its sheer creepiness and the 'Dropped Ball' award goes to Pepsi for not putting the Brown & Bubbly faux song on their commercial website for download. Mohr saved that ad from being totally worthless... makes me even more excited for the Action DVD.

    BTW, the less said about the Stones & Halftime, the better. They bored instead of rocked. Did anyone else notice that the only person shown during the national anthem to have their hand over their heart was Condoleezza Rice? That's really sad.
     
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    Technically, you shouldn't put your hand over your heart during the national anthem. Hand over heart is a symbol of pledging something. During the national anthem you are not pledging anything. Military folks should salute while others stand and remove hats (if worn) out of respect. This is what a military friend told me (if he was wrong, don't kill me) and it makes sense too me.
     
  13. Jason Harbaugh

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    Google has all the commercials up:
    http://video.google.com/superbowl.html

    There were a couple that we didn't see air, or just missed, and the list is missing my other favorite, the Mastercard MacGyver ad. [​IMG]
     
  14. David Williams

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    This is not what I was taught in school or by my father, a major in the USAF. [​IMG]

    From the U.S. Flag Code, Public Law 322:

    During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should render the military salute at the first note of the anthem and retain this position until the last note. When the flag is not displayed, those present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed there.

    The ads from not only this year's superbowl, but superbowls past can also be found at iFILM.
     
  15. Mark_B

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    I liked the ad for the cell phone with the "theft deterrent" feature. Too bad I don't remember who it was for. I'd like to purchase that.
     
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    Fed Ex was #1 for me. I also liked the Burger King ad. The jingle even acknowledged the creepy king which I got a giggle out of.

    Every year I feel bombarded by juvenile Bud Light ads which I rarely find amusing and this year was not exception. They even ruined the Clydesdale football idea this year. However the junior Clydesdale pulling the wagon was very sweet. I hope they don't bury this one in the future.

    The USAToday meter is on the web site and the "Magic Fridge" won for Bud Light.
     
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    Just go to Mastercard.com. They even have an interview with RDA and behind-the-scenes vids.
     
  18. Patrick Sun

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    The Sierra Mist ad was funny, especially at the end when the security guy starts to slip on the rubber glove for a full body search.
     
  19. Chris

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    Amen to Dove for what I thought was one of the best ads from a PR standpoint I think I've ever seen.

    Dove Ad

    I would bet 1/2 the women watching had a silent "cheer" just for the ad [​IMG] Brilliant, brilliant marketing on their point.
     
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    Was it really necessary to see the streaking sheep. [​IMG] That was very funny.

    I am also glad that BK acknowledged that the King is very creepy.
     

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