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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
I know the Fridge has had some serious health problems the last few years, so I'm not too surprised he wasn't able to do it.

The highlight of the Boost ad was getting the wonderfully obvious green screen for McMahon's part of the song, just like in the original Shuffle due to McMahon and Payton not being involved in the original video shoot and being pasted in later.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by Kevintripod


    I really liked the first Gene Simmons Dr. Pepper commercial with his son . The new Super Bowl one was a huge disappointment.

That was my thought when I saw the ad, too.
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.41
I would have loved to see Conan in the Letterman/Leno commercial; that would have been something to talk about.

The Last Airbender trailer has me hooked. But I love the Avatar TV series, anyway.

The LeBron/Dwight Howard commercial was a brilliant sequel. I liked how Howard said, "Ah-ah-ah! No jump shots!", a throwback to the Jordan/Bird commerical in which Larry said, "No dunking!"

Betty White was CLASSIC. "You're playing like Betty White out there!" "Yeah? Well, that's not what your girlfriend said..." "WHOAWHOAWHOA!"

The Tim Tebow commercial, I missed a little bit of because we were talking at the time. But I didn't see anything too controversial. They took the high road by saying, "For the full Tebow story, visit..." I can only imagine the original ad was much more controversial-- either that, or someone's being a bit too sensitive.

Doritos samurai was awesome. Doritos was spot-on with their commercials this year.

The Bud Light bridge commercial was neat.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
    Originally posted by It's False
    THE GOOD
    -McDonalds' LeBron/Howard Showcase. The best way to hook new viewers to the NBA. LeBron, particularly, showed outrageous moves, which makes me that much more upset that he declined to do this year's Dunk Contest. The payoff with Larry Bird was much appreciated. This was the big winner for me, in an otherwise disappointing year of commercials.

I liked this commercial, but I was pretty sure most of the stunts were faked. It looked very herky-jerky and I just assumed there was editing and wire work going on. I mean c'mon, some of those moves would be downright impossible. Am I wrong?

    -Brett Favre Wins Super Bowl MVP...in 2020. It's funny, cuz it's probably true. How this turned into a Hyundai commercial, I have no clue.

Agreed! This might have been my very favorite one. Either this one or the Doritos commercial with the cute little kid ("don't touch my Doritos, don't touch my momma!").

    -Slug Bug 2010. Always played this when I was a kid, so it was fun to see this in commercial form. Also loved the ending with Stevie Wonder and Tracy Morgan

I didn't think much of this one until the Stevie Wonder/Tracy Morgan bit. It wasn't bad at all, but it wasn't that special until the end.

    -Audi's Green Police. The "Green Police" theme song made this one a total hoot.

Wow. Disagree completely! This was by far my least favorite commercial of the night. Might be my least favorite in years. Not only was is too over-the-top preachy but it also contradicted itself. Pouring out (i.e., WASTING) water in plastic water bottles is somehow going to save the Earth? Yeah, okay. Also, the "Green Police" song was excruciating to listen to.

    THE BAD
    -1985 Bears Dance For Boost Mobile. What a trainwreck! The production values looked like crap, no one looked comfortable, Ditka looked embarrassed, and there were leopard print thongs involved...on MEN! May we never speak of this again!

I'm with other posters in thinking you might have just missed the point on this one. It was SUPPOSED to be cheesy and embarrassing. Didn't you see the original video?

    -Mr. Burns Drinks Coke. I might catch flak for this one, but I expected so much more out of this. I was disappointed that we got so little dialogue and they relied mainly on sight gags. Although I'll admit that Selma picking up and taking Smithers was funny. Any commercial set in Springfield demands more humor.

I remember commenting that this was one of the weirdest Super Bowl ads I'd seen in a long time. I think everyone was expecting some big thing to happen the whole time, but it never came.

    THE UGLY
    -The brief teaser for the Late Show, featuring David Letterman with Oprah and...JAY LENO??? How much did they pay Letterman for this one?

I'm with CRZ on this one. You couldn't be more wrong. This was by far the most memorable moment of the night (other than that onside kick, grumble grumble).

    THE TEBOW
    -I didn't expect the controversial commercial to come up so early. That's probably part of the reason that when Tebow went in to tackle his mother, I thought it'd devolve into a Miller Lite commercial. No such luck. Nothing offensive, but nothing I cared to see during the Super Bowl.

From what I heard about the commercial a few weeks ago, I think they changed it tremendously. Probably even re-shot the commercial altogether. No mention of abortion whatsoever. For someone who didn't know beforehand that this commercial was going to air, you might not even be able to tell what they were talking about. Also, wasn't it originally supposed to play during halftime?

Also, I'm looking forward to seeing what How I Met Your Mother does with Barney's appearance on-camera at the Super Bowl. Did anybody try calling that phone number?

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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
I liked the mysogynistic one.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I would have loved to see Conan in the Letterman/Leno commercial; that would have been something to talk about.


Letterman indeed tried to get him. http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/02/08/letterman-wanted-conan-for-super-bowl-promo/

    Originally posted by Justin Shapiro
    I liked the mysogynistic one.


LOL! Yeah, that was a bad...one.
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
I'll say Audi's rework of Cheap Trick's "Dream Police" was clever, but of course I sat there going "Yep...that's what it's coming to" the whole freaking commercial.

Letterman's promo was HUGE mega awesome.

I thought the Coke commercials stood out. But I think my favorite was Google's. Simple, yet elegant.
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
Anyone here catch the Superbowl on CTV here in Canada? A good friend of mine did (pity him) and said that it was just every other commercial that normally plays on TV, but with a heavier-than-normal dose of CTV's "Catch the Olympics ONLY on CTV" shilling.





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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.87
Not that I was at much risk of buying an Audi before, but wow, that commercial made me hate them. "Want to be a stuck-up, entitled, holier-than-thou bastard? Buy an Audi"

It was so bad, I really thought there would be a swerve at the end, but there wasn't.

The Slugbug ending made me laugh the hardest.

The Etrade commercials irritate me because it isn't the same baby, but it is the same voice.


    I liked the mysogynistic one.


Seriously. It isn't like women do most of the grocery and personal care item shopping...
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.33
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    So, did the Air Force rip off The White Stripes 'In Love With a Girl' and change it slightly, or did they really get the rights to the song?




Neither, according to The White Stripes.


    We believe the song was re-recorded and used without permission of The White Stripes, our publishers, label or management.

    The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserves presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war we do not support.

    We have not licensed this song to the Air Force Reserve and we plan to take strong action to stop the ad containing this music.
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.59
    Originally posted by Oliver
    Anyone here catch the Superbowl on CTV here in Canada? A good friend of mine did (pity him) and said that it was just every other commercial that normally plays on TV, but with a heavier-than-normal dose of CTV's "Catch the Olympics ONLY on CTV" shilling.

Fortunately my cable package has both a East Coast and a West Coast feed for CBS. The East Coast got overridden by the CTV broadcast, but the West Coast still had all the American ads. Unfortunately, this was not a good year for ads. Betty White rocked, though.



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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.13
Random thoughts on the ads for this year's super bowl ads:

An ok showing this year, but not the funniest or most interesting from what I saw. There's really nothing I see here that we're going to remember with vivid detail 20 years from now.

My favorites were a tie between the Snickers ad featuring Betty White and Abe Vigoda and the Doritos "don't touch my mama" one.

The worst by far was the Audi commerical. So it's ok to have a green car if we're being controlled by evironmental nazis? No thanks, it's doesn't even look that good and I certainly didn't get any details about the car itself.

The google ad was interesting but rather far-fetched. Eh, it's nice to dream it can happen, I guess.

The go daddy ads are just stupid and repeatative at this point. And I can't stand Danica for this too. She wants to be treated with respect as a pioneering feminist and yet every one of these ads has her or every other woman around her acting all sex-crazed. Choose one side or another, but don't act shocked when we call you out as a hypocrite or a whiner when you do stuff like this.

I actually didn't like the Dave/Oprah/Jay ad. It felt like a sellout by Dave. If you don't like Leno, why act chummy with him in the commerical?(I know he didn't, but he really should had leveled Leno with a vicious joke or two ala Kimmel since it was his ad after all). Also, it kind of gives Leno ad time himself and I don't see the point of Letterman doing that since they're going to battle it out soon again.

Otherwise, some good, some bad, nothing too amazing either way. Here's (usatoday.com) the USAToday Ad Meter if anyone wants to see how the commericals rank this year. Jugding the top 10, I am surprised that the Audi ad is so high up. And the Doritos shock collar ad I would switch with the kid one I mentioned earlier. Otherwise, I pretty much agree with this list.






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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.11
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    The go daddy ads are just stupid and repeatative at this point. And I can't stand Danica for this too. She wants to be treated with respect as a pioneering feminist and yet every one of these ads has her or every other woman around her acting all sex-crazed. Choose one side or another, but don't act shocked when we call you out as a hypocrite or a whiner when you do stuff like this.


Actually, it's all the other women in the GoDaddy ads "acting all sex-crazed" - Danica is always the straight (wo)man in the ads. (I guess the closest one to Danica actually being overtly sexual was the "shower" ad, and even then she was hardly reaching (or lowering herself to) the level of the other ladies in that one.) And hate on her if you want, but unlike Chuck Barkley in the Taco Bell ad (which was a letdown) Danica needs the guy who writes the GoDaddy checks for the ads to write GoDaddy checks for her to race.

I do agree that the GoDaddy ads are tired at this point. They could do something fun with Mark Martin and Junior if they wished, but apparently the GoDaddy guy is just that sleazy that he wants to stick with what they've got.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I liked the mysogynistic one.

I can't follow you here. It sounds like you're saying there are a bunch of commercials that qualified, but as I look over the list at hulu.com/adzone, I really see very little that qualifies as being hateful of women.

All the GoDaddy ads and the Motorola Megan Fox ad of course play on sex appeal, but I wouldn't call them misogynistic.
I'd say the FloTV "Injury Report", Bud Light "Book Club", and Dodge Charger come closest (but I'd still say misogynistic is a a stretch)?

Interestingly, in rewatching the Dockers "Wear No Pants" commercial, I just realized it was 20 guys wearing briefs. What are the odds if you had 20 pantless men age 18-49, they'd all be wearing traditional style briefs? I don't think it's very good.
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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
    Originally posted by hansen9j
      Originally posted by Oliver
      Anyone here catch the Superbowl on CTV here in Canada? A good friend of mine did (pity him) and said that it was just every other commercial that normally plays on TV, but with a heavier-than-normal dose of CTV's "Catch the Olympics ONLY on CTV" shilling.

    Fortunately my cable package has both a East Coast and a West Coast feed for CBS. The East Coast got overridden by the CTV broadcast, but the West Coast still had all the American ads. Unfortunately, this was not a good year for ads. Betty White rocked, though.


Few things in the world are wore than CTV's ads during a major sporting event. Where is the logic in running at least one, usually two, ads promoting your own programming during EVERY AD BREAK? Aren't they costing themselves money by not selling this ad space? And even dumber this time around, they're going nuts promoting the Olympics....uh, CTV? I think we'll find it. Don't worry about it.

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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      I liked the mysogynistic one.

    I can't follow you here. It sounds like you're saying there are a bunch of commercials that qualified, but as I look over the list at hulu.com/adzone, I really see very little that qualifies as being hateful of women. ... I'd say the FloTV "Injury Report", Bud Light "Book Club", and Dodge Charger come closest (but I'd still say misogynistic is a a stretch)


I thought Dodge Charger was actually kind of frightening. Bridgestone "your tires or your wife" was not a great sentiment. And Book Club and FloTV were just your tame but obnoxious "girls suck dudes rule" stuff.
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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Few things in the world are wore than CTV's ads during a major sporting event. Where is the logic in running at least one, usually two, ads promoting your own programming during EVERY AD BREAK? Aren't they costing themselves money by not selling this ad space? And even dumber this time around, they're going nuts promoting the Olympics....uh, CTV? I think we'll find it. Don't worry about it.
I could be very wrong here, but I think it has to do - at least in part - with the amount of ad time that Canadian stations are allowed to have (namely, less ad time than the American producers schedule for). They need to make up the discrepancy somehow, and CTV talking about CTV doesn't count as an actual ad. Same reason why you get extended sports highlights on The Score during Raw ad breaks; they're filling time.



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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.32
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      So, did the Air Force rip off The White Stripes 'In Love With a Girl' and change it slightly, or did they really get the rights to the song?




    Neither, according to The White Stripes.


      We believe the song was re-recorded and used without permission of The White Stripes, our publishers, label or management.

      The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserves presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war we do not support.

      We have not licensed this song to the Air Force Reserve and we plan to take strong action to stop the ad containing this music.



Wow... it's almost like they didn't think anyone would see it.





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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.47
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      I liked the mysogynistic one.

    I can't follow you here. It sounds like you're saying there are a bunch of commercials that qualified, but as I look over the list at hulu.com/adzone, I really see very little that qualifies as being hateful of women.


Are you kidding me? Just ask Terry O'Neill, president of NOW, who thinks the Tebow ad was "an endorsement of violence against women." Of course, she may have another underlying reason for attacking the ad (whatever could it be?). I believe there's a padded cell with her name on it somewhere.
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    Are you kidding me? Just ask Terry O'Neill, president of NOW, who thinks the Tebow ad was "an endorsement of violence against women." Of course, she may have another underlying reason for attacking the ad (whatever could it be?). I believe there's a padded cell with her name on it somewhere.

That is absolutely LOL worthy. O'Neill must be insane if she somehow got violence against women out of that ad. And that has nothing to do with which side of "that" issue you fall on. NOW needs an ombudsman (ombudswoman?) to let the leadership know when they're making a mockery of their organization.

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