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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29

    Originally posted by Teppan-Yaki
    Was it me, or did Madden mention Monster.com during the first half. If so, was it me, or didja think that was an ad? Madden isn't that smart just to think of the company.


I think it was Al Michaels who mentioned it in reference to the Bucs search for a coach before getting Gruden. Trust me, it didn't sound any less scripted.

And I can't believe I forgot Bruce Almighty; could resurrect Jim Carrey's career.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.20
Bernie Mac as Bosley? Ugh... And don't even get me started on the need for a Bad Boys 2. Good thing the WWE is looking for Hollywood writers with "original" ideas.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
The only part of the festivities I actively watched was the halftime show -- my wife likes Shania and No Doubt, so it was a definite tape-alert. (I flipped between my PS2 and the game a few times to check on the score afterwards.)

Shania == Geena Davis from "Transylvania 6-5000." Look it up. She also gets the Milli Vanilli Blatant Lip-Sync Award for the evening; not only was it obvious BEFORE the crowd shot where her lips weren't moving, but the vocal track on her second song was a direct lift from the "Blue Disc" ('world music') version of her new album. It scares me quite a bit that I recognized that.

No Doubt then popped up and said "Oh, you people wanted MUSIC!" Good for them -- they looked like they were having fun, and hearing actual live performances was a nice surprise. And STING put down the Tantric Yoga book long enough to think "Hey, I knew how to ROCK once upon a time." Who'da thunk it?

EDIT: As for The Hulk, I caught part of that promo. The Hulk isn't the Marvel property I'm worried about -- how hard can it really be to get monster-in-purple-pants-chews-up-scenery down pat? They ran endless Daredevil hype at us at the hockey game I went to yesterday, and (IMHO) the previews look like hell. (No pun intended.)


(edited by vsp on 27.1.03 0655)


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#24 Posted on
"Bruce Almighty" is the funniest movie title I've ever heard. Something really hits me about that - probably the tangentical Monty Python reference.

The "Terminator 3" commercial was SO FUCKING BORING. It actually killed the interest I had in that movie. Oh well, at least Chyna's not in it.

I liked the SNL halftime show (sorry, even my fiancee Michelle Branch isn't enough to make me sit through a Superbowl Halftime Show), and most of it was really funny - although Jimmy Fallon's song draaaaged. The Hardball sketches are the best part of the show in general, so I was thrilled they worked one in there. And Joe Lieberman does dress like a NASA scientist from the 1960s. (I'm not worried about Sharpton, but if Lieberman gets the nomination, I'm voting for Nader.)

EDIT: Oh, and "The Hulk" is being made by Ang Lee - I'm not worried about it. "Daredevil" is going to suck hard, though.

(edited by OlFuzzyBastard on 27.1.03 1047)


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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.74
Oh shit... I totally forgot about this one.

During the pre-show, Jimmy Kimmel was going through different cable tv shows and saying goodbye to them, Him coming in during a Test match to say goodbye to them was pretty cool and the last one of him doing a walk-on on the Sopranos and getting tossed in with the fishes for breaking a 'contract' was funny as all get out.



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#26 Posted on
I have a question... On the pre-game show they had a bit with Penn and Teller where they predicted the game, and then sealed it in a pickle jar. They were going to pull it back out after the game to show what they predicted.

Did anyone see the post-game part??? What had they predicted?



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#27 Posted on
Yep, I missed that bit on the pre-game, but I saw them smashing open the pickle jar at the end. They had the final score and the MVP picked correctly. Street magic always blows my mind. I gave up trying to figure out David Blaine and just pegged him for the Devil or some being of equal if not wholly evil power. There was about a second when someone stepped infront of the camera, so I guess either the switch happened then or the NFL is as rigged as NASCAR.



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#28 Posted on
That Penn and Teller thing was pretty amazing. I wish I could figure out how they did it. That prediction was signed by a Marine, placed inside two different tubes, then inside a pickle jar, then raised and guarded by Marines the rest of the night. There was a point when the Marine missed breaking the second tube, and then stepped in front of the camera like The Sham said, so maybe it happened then. Pretty cool, though.



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#29 Posted on

    Originally posted by The Sham
    Yep, I missed that bit on the pre-game, but I saw them smashing open the pickle jar at the end. They had the final score and the MVP picked correctly. Street magic always blows my mind. I gave up trying to figure out David Blaine and just pegged him for the Devil or some being of equal if not wholly evil power. There was about a second when someone stepped infront of the camera, so I guess either the switch happened then or the NFL is as rigged as NASCAR.


The minute I saw David Blaine levitate I knew he was in fact the Devil. I know, I know you can buy a video that teaches you, but David Blaine has powers not of the Earth that my simple Kentucky mind can only blame on the work of demons.

BE WARNED!



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#30 Posted on
Or maybe they just guessed correctly...

I was also disappointed with the commercials. I think they reached their peak three years ago(Rams-Titans final) when the dotcoms couldn't spend money fast enough. I really miss the pets.com sock puppet.
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00

    Originally posted by Ffej
    The minute I saw David Blaine levitate I knew he was in fact the Devil.


You say that as if it's a bad thing.



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#32 Posted on
Did anybody see the three hundred Doxen commercial? That had me rolling.

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Of course, that might have been during Alias... which also rocked.



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#33 Posted on

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    (sorry, even my fiancee Michelle Branch isn't enough to make me sit through a Superbowl Halftime Show)


Good thing she was on the Pre-Game show then, right?

I missed almost all the Pre-Game stuff which kind of made me mad, but I caught all the music stuff. The lipsynching doesn't bother me as much when they're doing something for TV, as long as they don't do it live.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29

    Originally posted by The Big Kat
    That Penn and Teller thing was pretty amazing. I wish I could figure out how they did it. That prediction was signed by a Marine, placed inside two different tubes, then inside a pickle jar, then raised and guarded by Marines the rest of the night. There was a point when the Marine missed breaking the second tube, and then stepped in front of the camera like The Sham said, so maybe it happened then. Pretty cool, though.


No, when Penn handed it to the woman, he stepped into the line of sight of the camera. He then stepped out too quickly and you could see her fumbling around a bag.



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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
Okay, let me get this straight.

From those commercials, I'm to believe that marijuana lowers your inhibitions and leads to teen pregnancy, but BUD LIGHT doesn't? No one's ever gotten drunk and pregnant before?? Fucking ALCOHOL can lead to getting your ass grabbed by a three-armed man in a hilariously cheeky commercial, but don't smoke pot?

Retarded. As was that ridiculous ad for the "search for the world's sexiest people."

I hate advertising so much and I felt used after watching that abortion of an atttempt to simulate anything resembling an athletic competition.



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#36 Posted on
"EDIT: As for The Hulk, I caught part of that promo. The Hulk isn't the Marvel property I'm worried about -- how hard can it really be to get monster-in-purple-pants-chews-up-scenery down pat? They ran endless Daredevil hype at us at the hockey game I went to yesterday, and (IMHO) the previews look like hell. (No pun intended.)"

Agreed on The Hulk issue-when was Ang Lee's last bad movie? NEVER-but I also have to disagree on the Daredevil thing. Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock is no great shakes, but they have an absolutely SWANK supporting line-up. Jennifer Garner is always good, Michael Clarke Duncan seems to have nailed Kingpin's character if not his look, and Colin Farrell looks sharp as Bullseye. Plus, you have Jon Favreau and Joe "The Man" Pantoliano as Foggy and Ben Urich resectively. It may fall short of Spidey-like greatness, but it most definitely will NOT suck.



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#37 Posted on
I have to agree that the anti-drug ads are annoying. Am I the only one who has a hard time believing that the guys leave the drive-thru without getting something to eat? They'd be searching through that car for enough money to buy at least an order of fries until dark......

The "Castaway" ad was hilarious, and I really liked Willie's H&R Block ad.

As a fan of the losing team, though, the TV was switched before halftime and I missed out on the rest of the festivities.
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#38 Posted on
I can no longer deal with the anti-drug ads. The "you killed me" ones are ridiculous, as was tonight's pot=pregnancy. I can't agree more with you about the hypocracy of the whole thing, asteroidboy. However, my least favorite is the one I see every Thursday during Smackdown- the two stoned teenagers with the gun that supposedly isn't loaded. So now guns don't kill people, pot kills people. It may be a problem that those two guys are sitting around the house getting high, but what about the fact that the family has a loaded gun sitting around? Blame the pot! What a load of crap.
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#39 Posted on
asteroidboy: Kudos on the "Are You Hot?" hit -- oooooh... tits and ass, I'm *SO* there! Whatever. Also, thanks to ABC for showing Jennifer Garner looking hot. Now I don't HAVE TO WATCH THE SHOW. Stupid.

I will give them props on the Pro Bowl/NHL All-Star promo. Simple, and funny.

And, yes, Terry Tate is my hero. Saw the four-minute extended spot earlier today. Funny as hell.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.22
I trust everybody in Wienerville noticed the prominent Wienerschnitzel banner just to the left of the main scoreboard. (It was part of one of those billboards that switches from ad to ad.)

And I loved it when Shania "Neo" Twain stopped lip-synching to smile to her fans when she was away from the band, causing the producer to have to switch cameras really fast.

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