Superbowl Ads

Now that the Superbowl is over (I rooted for the Saints!), it's that time to take a look at the ads that companies have spent wads of cash on.

If you didn't watch the Superbowl or missed some of the ads, you can currently watch them all over at www.cbssports.com/superbowlads

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0clh6nPeAld80/439x.jpgI personally enjoyed the commercials for Doritos ("Tim's Locker," "Funeral," "Playing Nice"), Bud-Lite ("T-Pain," "House of Beer," "Human Bridge") and E*Trade (those babies are just too funny!). I also enjoyed the one with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo (who looks great now that she lot a ton of the weight she put on!) reprising their infamous roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold in the HomeAway.com commercials. A few that hubby could relate to that we both were laughing at were FloTV's commercial called "Shopping Boyfriend" and Dodge's "Man's Last Stand."

It was neat to see that Budweiser continued in their longstanding tradition of having a commercial with their well-known Clydesdale horses.

I also enjoyed getting to see the commercial for the new Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios as well as second trailer for the upcoming Disney/Tim Burton film "Alice".

http://www.lifenews.com/tebo10.jpgI was also amused by the "controversial" Focus on the Family commercial featuring the Tebows, as there was so much controversy and upset over the fact that *gasp* a very Christian organization is airing a commercial during the Superbowl?! Granted I'm not the biggest fan of Focus on the Family and it's founder James Dobson for my own reasons, but I saw nothing wrong with this commercial. While I'm not familiar with their story, to me, it sounded like it was a mom talking about how she struggled having and raising her son but it made them strong and they're a family. What's so controversial about that?

I was kinda turned off by the back to back commercials by CareerBuilder.com and Docker's where people are going around in their underwear - seeing older, ugly people walking around in their skivies is not exactly something I want to watch after eating dinner and snacking on veggies and chips!

What were your favorite ads this year? Which ones did you think were stupid?

1 comment:

  1. The Google commercial was definitely one of those "Awwww..." commercials.

    The Doritos samurai was hands down the funniest.

    I noticed that there were a lot of sexist commercials this year. A bunch of "men should wear the pants" commercials and whatnot. Struck me as slightly odd, but they were memorable, and that was obviously the point.

    Also, the LeBron/Howard H-O-R-S-E commercial was pretty good... I knew the idea of it, but hadn't seen the ending yet.

    All in all... I was pretty disappointed. Compared to the last two years, these commercials were pretty bland.



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