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#1 Posted on 4.2.02 0352.58
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Personally, the Britney Spears "Pepsi Through The Years" ads did very little for me. Loved the Miller Lite "Mini-Fridge" ad, though - very Pythonesque.

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#2 Posted on 4.2.02 0638.11
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My favorite Brittney was the '70s Brittney.

Maybe a few beer commercials too, but nothing really great this year.
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#3 Posted on 4.2.02 0748.41
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As always us in Canada get the FOX feed put through Global...so we get the Superbowl without the Superbowl ads...oh well...I didn't watch much of the game anyways.

But what the hell was with that half-time show? I thought there was supposed to be like 6 acts...what happened to the Barenaked Ladies, the Boston Pops and the half dozen other non-american acts? I have other qualms about it too. The best though was after all the 'Americanism' of the half-time show, ie showing the names, Bono with the stars and stripes inside his jacket (WHICH HE STOLE FROM THE UNDERTAKER!!), the hosts talked with Paul McCartney and he said "Good Irish boys" I nearly laughed my ass off!
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#4 Posted on 4.2.02 0804.51
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Those other acts were part of the pre-game show. U2 was always supposed to be the only act at halftime. I skipped the pre-game show and watched the U2 concert playing on MTV2 instead, as well as the great college b-ball games that were on yesterday.

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#5 Posted on 4.2.02 0831.31
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    Originally posted by Loosie
    As always us in Canada get the FOX feed put through Global...so we get the Superbowl without the Superbowl ads...oh well...I didn't watch much of the game anyways.

    But what the hell was with that half-time show? I thought there was supposed to be like 6 acts...what happened to the Barenaked Ladies, the Boston Pops and the half dozen other non-american acts? I have other qualms about it too. The best though was after all the 'Americanism' of the half-time show, ie showing the names, Bono with the stars and stripes inside his jacket (WHICH HE STOLE FROM THE UNDERTAKER!!), the hosts talked with Paul McCartney and he said "Good Irish boys" I nearly laughed my ass off!




That's weird cause I'm in Canada too (NS to be exact) and our Fox had all the American ads. And the Global here showed different Canadain ads.
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#6 Posted on 4.2.02 0846.18
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mmmmm...70's Brittney. Mind you, I still hate her.

The mini-fridge was funny. I must have totally missed the comedic qualities of the Levi's commercial with the crazy legs. Apparently, "everyone" loved that one.
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#7 Posted on 4.2.02 0917.58
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My personal favorite was the hawk snatching the Bud Light bottles from the outdoor cafe. Apart from the Anheuser-Busch offerings, I thought the evening was quite flat ad-wise; the Britneyfest was just plain awful, I could really care less what an MLife is, the movie promos didn't excite me, and the Quizno's dart-gun ad was cute but we don't HAVE a Quizno's anywhere within an hour's drive of where I live.

The halftime show... ugh. U2 was perfectly fine as a musical performer, and kudos to them for doing it live (how LAME is it that a live halftime performance is an ODDITY, instead of standard practice?) Then they had to twist it into a Carefully Honed Display of Patriotism and it all seemed so contrived. And if they were going to scroll a list of those who died in the Sept. 11th explosions, was it too much to ask that they'd go fast enough to SHOW THE ENTIRE LIST? ("Okay, those of you from A to F... you're being mourned. The rest of you will have to wait until next year's halftime show, when we'll be doing G through M.")

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#8 Posted on 4.2.02 0946.04
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    Originally posted by Stephanie
    Personally, the Britney Spears "Pepsi Through The Years" ads did very little for me.


I thought it was amazing how they padded and de-padded her (and I'm not just talking about her chest) for the various incarnations, with the 50s version being the most blatantly (and disgustingly) obvious. And I don't understand the "Simply Irresistible" incarnation, because she REALLY looked like Hamburgler in that one (more than usual) and less like Robert Palmer.

MAD TV did a BRILLIANT sketch Saturday night where Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston did an ad for "Generic Soda," a l Britney's Pepsi ad from last year. It was a very fitting and appropriate tribute.

Of course, for me, the true genius was the E-Trade ad with the Chimp. Chimps/monkeys = GOLD

Does anyone know what the heck MLIFE is yet? I'm guessing it's a new Met Life online investment deal...
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#9 Posted on 4.2.02 1001.10
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mfile is a new AT&T Wireless plan/phone.
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#10 Posted on 4.2.02 1003.33
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    Originally posted by vsp
    Then they had to twist it into a Carefully Honed Display of Patriotism and it all seemed so contrived. And if they were going to scroll a list of those who died in the Sept. 11th explosions, was it too much to ask that they'd go fast enough to SHOW THE ENTIRE LIST? ("Okay, those of you from A to F... you're being mourned. The rest of you will have to wait until next year's halftime show, when we'll be doing G through M.")


I think part of the problem was that they had to use more than one projection system to fill up the giant "screen" - and the two projectors weren't properly synced.

All that aside, the whole thing sure seemed kinda tacky. God forbid you question that in public, though. ;-)

    Originally posted by Papercuts!

    Does anyone know what the heck MLIFE is yet? I'm guessing it's a new Met Life online investment deal...



That was my original guess, too. You must have lost interest (or were in the bathroom) during the "bellybutton" ad that told us that MLife was a new kind of AT&T Wireless offering. I still don't even own a cel phone, so I can't tell you any more about it than that - I ain't too hip on the lingo.
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#11 Posted on 4.2.02 1008.31
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    That was my original guess, too. You must have lost interest (or were in the bathroom) during the "bellybutton" ad that told us that MLife was a new kind of AT&T Wireless offering.


Bathroom break. And I was right in thinking that whatever it was, I'd be horribly unimpressed with all the buildup. AT&T, huh? Sorry. They don't get my business any more, after a year of giving me the single worst long distance service I've ever had.


I still don't even own a cel phone, so I can't tell you any more about it than that - I ain't too hip on the lingo.


Wow, I'm not alone on this one, after all. For some reason, this makes me feel much better about my situation.
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#12 Posted on 4.2.02 1032.40
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Yo, Cuts- you're not alone.

Met Life actually filed a lawsuit against AT&T for claiming that mLife infringes on them in one way or another. There's old articles on Yahoo News to be found about it, but I'm sure if I linked it, nobody would read it anyway.
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#13 Posted on 4.2.02 1147.48
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Things that I didn't like:
Brittney
ETrades Monkey wasn't as funny this year
mlife
continued absence of the Bud Bowl
having Whatever Busch the Third (I think it's that one) on my TV screen. Those of us from AZ know what you did you bastard.

Things I did like:
The Hawk
The Mini-Fridge
The Levis commercial
'Super Malcolm'

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#14 Posted on 4.2.02 1234.09
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Coolest commercial was Hank Aaron trying to give Barry Bonds divine inspiration to retire before hitting 756. Just the look on Aaron's face was utterly priceless. The Bud commercials worked for me. I would never use Mlife though, even if it gave me immortal life, countless beautiful women, lots of money, and the ability to stop Undertaker pushes for the rest of time.
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#15 Posted on 4.2.02 1243.21
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Did Mariah Carey lip-sync the national Anthem? My girlfriend said she heard on the radio ahead of time that she was gonna do it, so I watched real closely and it looked pretty lip-sync'd to me.

(edited by DJ FrostyFreeze on 4.2.02 1046)
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#16 Posted on 4.2.02 1253.58
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Hank Aaron was good... I forgot about that. The only one I really liked was the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon commercial for Visa. Cedric the Entertainer was funny too... I kept hoping somebody would kick the Levi's moron in the junk, especially since he was giving it such a wide target. The first E*trade commercial was good, but I didn't get the deal with the fat guys in spandex advertising the halftime commercial. And, I'm sorry, but as for the "little black dress" commercial, guys in drag just aren't funny.

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#17 Posted on 4.2.02 1257.33
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Did Mariah Carey lip-sync the national Anthem? My girlfriend said she heard on the radio ahead of time that she was gonna do it, so I watched real closely and it looked pretty lip-sync'd to me.

    (edited by DJ FrostyFreeze on 4.2.02 1046)



Little known scientific fact: light travels faster than sound.

If you watched some of the pre-game stuff, you'd see Barry Manilow moving his mouth with the sound coming on a bit of a delay as well and he certainly wasn't lip synching.
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#18 Posted on 4.2.02 1328.39
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Mariah was supposed to lipsync but there seemed to be a catch or a slightly off note there that made me think that she might have done it live. Either way, she brought no shame to the anthem or to herself.......for once

Loved the Bud Lite Hawk - very disappointed in the E*Trade Chimp - got a kick out of the Quizno's Blow Dart but just for the way she face planted into the hoagie
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#19 Posted on 4.2.02 1737.35
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Did Mariah Carey lip-sync the national Anthem? My girlfriend said she heard on the radio ahead of time that she was gonna do it, so I watched real closely and it looked pretty lip-sync'd to me.


According to reports which I read, the only performer who *didn't* pre-record at least part of his/her performance was U2.

And I *knew* Mariah would have to hit at least one dog-whistle note during her rendition of the National Anthem.

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#20 Posted on 4.2.02 2014.24
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This probably happens every year, but I was struck this year by the number of "old ads" running during the game (admittedly the fourth quarter, when most everyone expected the game to be for all intents and purposes over).

That said, ads I liked:

Barry Bonds/Hank Aaron
Bud Light hawk
Satin Sheets
50s Britney (love those capri pants)


ads I didn't like:

Bud clydsdales (sp)
movie ads, including the now-unnamed Austin Powers 3
E-Trade monkey
How are you Doing guys? (enough already)
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