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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
Ameriquest's cat sauce got the biggest laugh. godaddy.com got the eyeballs (go figure). I think my personal fave was the FedEx Kinko's "10 Rules" spot.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.58
Agreed.

The cat killer was the best of the night. Very well done...

...I couldn't recall the product until I saw this thread though.

The worst one that I can remember was the tired '85 Bears/Rodman in a tub one. SO lame.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30
    Originally posted by CRZ
    I think my personal fave was the FedEx Kinko's "10 Rules" spot.




Agreed, Burt Reynolds ruled.

Also, concerning the Diet Pepsi beefcake commercial...that guy was no Lucky Vanous.

(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 7.2.05 0035)


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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.67
FedEx commercial was my favorite, just barely ahead of the cat killer spot.

As a Chicagoan, I of course loved seeing Ditka, Fridge, and McMahon on tv again. Could have done without Rodman in a bathtub, but oh well. I am just surprised that someone decided to run a national ad with those guys in it. I mean, I love Jimmy Mac and all, but does anyone under age 21 even know who the hell he is?



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
I'm 21 right now, and it took me about halfway through the commercial to figure out that was McMahon. Ditka and the Fridge are well known. Ditka for his Cialis or Levitra or Propecia or whatever, and everyone just knows the Fridge. With McMahon I was like, well both those guys were Bears, so who could the guy with the shades be? And of course, shades = McMahon. I should have remembered that. I think he wore shades and a Bear jacket at the White House when the Packers won the Super Bowl (the year he was Brett Favre's backup). And that I definitely remember.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.36
Although it wasn't my favorite, seeing MC Hammer in not one, but TWO commercials was the highlight of the night for me. The Lay's one was kind of a throwaway, but the Nationwide insurance commercial he was in was pretty good.

I'd have to go with the rest of the crowd and go FedEx as well... although I did appreciate the commercial with the guy getting the crap beaten out of him by the convenience store clerk. Overall, it seemed that the commercials weren't that impressive this year. Even the Budweiser ones, which are usually great, didn't have that bigtime feel to them.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30
    Originally posted by spf
    As a Chicagoan, I of course loved seeing Ditka, Fridge, and McMahon on tv again. Could have done without Rodman in a bathtub, but oh well. I am just surprised that someone decided to run a national ad with those guys in it. I mean, I love Jimmy Mac and all, but does anyone under age 21 even know who the hell he is?


I don't know why he wasn't wearing a headband with the name of the company/product written on it. That would have been a natural.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.50
P Diddy/Diet Pepsi was the funniest, and also frighteningly accurate when it comes to trends.

I wanted to like the Marvel Super Heroes Visa spot, but they could have TRIED to make the costumes look better than the Universal theme park characters. Nice surprise run-in by Underdog, though. And was the guy who did Spidey's voice trying to do Tobey or just generic nerdy voice?



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At least the Marvel Visa commerical scored points for including the current Wolverine costume. But like the milk commercial from 2001, it shows how goofy superheroes would look in the "real world".

I thought the Pepsi P-iddy thing was awful. Pepsi's kinda like the "Coors" of the soda world. They try and try to make these "funny" commercials, but they end up sucking (like those terrible Coors "are you ready for a cold one" ads a few years back).

I recognized Roethesliberger in the "Tomorrow" ad...but most of those guys I couldn't place. (Yes, I KNOW that was Jon Gruden in the Bucs shirt! I'm saving ONE reply)



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I also thought the FedEx/Kinkos spot was the best, and I got a kick out of the P. Diddy Diet Pepsi spot, along with the Queer Guy in the other one. Also, the Bud Light parachuters one was good. Mrs. JJD like the cat killer one, and Izzy Jo popped for the monkeys EVERY TIME, so at least careerbuilder.com hit the two-year old demo I'm sure they were looking for.

EDIT: I DID like some of the movie ads, especially "Batman Begins" and the "War of the Worlds". I think I may kill myself before I see "Hitch", though.

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
No love for the commercial that got the Jolly Green Giant, Count Chocula, Mr. Clean, and that creepy fucking pickle stork that thinks he's Groucho Marx?
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
    Originally posted by estragand
    I thought the Pepsi P-iddy thing was awful. Pepsi's kinda like the "Coors" of the soda world. They try and try to make these "funny" commercials, but they end up sucking (like those terrible Coors "are you ready for a cold one" ads a few years back).

    I recognized Roethesliberger in the "Tomorrow" ad...but most of those guys I couldn't place. (Yes, I KNOW that was Jon Gruden in the Bucs shirt! I'm saving ONE reply)


I think the only other people I recognized were Curtis Martin (in the restaurant) and Daunte Culpepper (uhm, in purple).

Pepsi was meh, but they must be getting their scheduling advice from Blockbuster "Of Course It's A Good Idea To Run the Same Ad Twice Before the Coin Toss" Online. Although FedExKinkos was the big winner, followd by the Ameriquest ads.

I knew the careerbuilder.com ads would suck when I got the spam opted-in email telling me to watch for it (who the fuck uses a tag line like "Watch Us Go Bananas!" and thinks it's a good idea?) and, unlike the game, did NOT disappoint.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
I really enjoyed the Lays commercial with Hammer. It started out bad, and got really good. Of course, nothing beats watching one monkey kiss another monkey's butt.

But yes, I have to go with the flow and give the best award to Fed-Ex. The group I was with were talking about every other commercial after it with regards to the rules. Sure, the Bud ad had animals, but it didn't have TALKING animals or cute kids.



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I also thought the FedEx/Kinkos spot was the best, and I got a kick out of the P. Diddy Diet Pepsi spot, along with the Queer Guy in the other one.


The look on Carson's face was priceless. He must really like Diet Pepsi.

I too enjoyed the FedEx ad the most. It was one of the ones my wife missed and it really lacked pop when I tried to recreate it for her. It was especially hard to re-enact the groin kick by myself.

The monkeys also work on 5, 7 and 9 year olds, as well.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.02
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    I really enjoyed the Lays commercial with Hammer. It started out bad, and got really good. Of course
I think that any time you see someone throwing back MC Hammer, that's a gem. The Ameriquest ad with the guy getting this shit beat out of him in the convenience store was funny too.

...and I could totally relate to working in an office with a bunch of monkeys.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.20
I am surprised there isn't more love here for the Bud Light skydiver commercial. That scored highest in my book, and apparantly in others' as well.

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The rankings pretty much jive with my opinion on this year's commercials.



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Chalk up another one for the FedEx/Kinko's spot. Some additional minor credit goes out to Lays (the MC Hammer getting thrown back over the fence got a huge response where I was watching the game, and people were making jokes over it the rest of the night) and the Visa commercial - but only for Underdog.

The cat killer / "you're being robbed" commercials were both awesome. I think they were for Ameriquest? Does that sound right?

Outside of that, there weren't a lot of other good ones - but I did enjoy the "Piddy" Diet Pepsi commercial the first time I saw it. After that, it got progressively more annoying, until I was looking to throw something at the TV.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
I thought the ad Cadillac ran towards the end of the game, with the 2 kids running away to elope & the father catching them & just saying "I'm fine with what you're doing, just take your mother's car", was clever & an effective ad for the product (which is something that is often forgotten about in the effort to simply be funny).
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I think I may kill myself before I see "Hitch", though.

    (edited by JayJayDean on 6.2.05 2257)


The gals at my party (my "sis", my girl, and my best friend's girl) all LOVED the "Hitch" promo last night and all want to see it. Which means I'll get dragged to see it.




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I'd probably go with the FedEX Kinkos ad first but my second would be Bud Light cockatoo ad. DON CHEW GODEARE PAPI. My girlfriend liked the Ameriquest ad with the cat best.

And for the purpose of condensing posts, we were both thumbs-in-the-middle for both The Simpsons and American Dad. We both laughed in spots, but not enough.

Although the thing we laughed at the most the whole night was the shot of Clinton in the skybox with the owner of the Jaguars talking Clinton's ear off and the camera caught Clinton with a look on his face, to quote The West Wing, like he was thinking of ways to kill himself.

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