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Super Bowl Worst and Best Commercials 2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Laxguy, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 #1 of 51
    Laxguy

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    All righty. I hope there's none worse than the Hyundai commercial. It may be that I just loathe group-singing in commercials (excepting the Coke ones). Intel: bleah. (In general, don't expect to see any this Bowl) But I can see where a foreign car company might want to show how really into that totally American phenom, the Super Bowl, they are. But for me, it falls way flat.

    Maybe a category for most $ spent with least impact. So far, still in Q1, the Elton John-Pepsi commercial must have cost a fortune. Great costumes, lousy "story".

    And is this the first time Chevy has actually mentioned Ford in their commercials (lots of previous knocking, but hadn't noticed them using the name)
     
  2. Feb 5, 2012 #2 of 51
    Davenlr

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    The ones with animals and Doritos have been pretty good. Most of the rest are crap. At $3.5 million each, I am underwhelmed. Go-Daddy can just go.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2012 #3 of 51
    Laxguy

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    Right now I am being underwhelmed by the Madonna retrospective. Though the special effects are interesting.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2012 #4 of 51
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    And is this the first time Chevy has actually mentioned Ford in their commercials (lots of previous knocking, but hadn't noticed them using the name)[/QUOTE]

    Ford asked them to pull the ad.NBC refused.There's a link on FOXNEWS.com but it leads to a story on the TSA telling vendors how to spot suspicious items.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 #5 of 51
    Davenlr

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    Lots of nice looking cars coming out that I wont be able to afford :)
     
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    Good: Audi vampire, Doritos dog, Madonna/Leno, VW Fat Dog.

    Bad: Halftime.
     
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    'fraid I won't be around in 22012
     
  8. Feb 5, 2012 #8 of 51
    Laxguy

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    Yeah. And more to come!
     
  9. Feb 5, 2012 #9 of 51
    Laxguy

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    I knew there'd be a least one smart-a** notation thereof.

    You do realize that titles are not editable? At least not by us mortals. (Prolly Mods can, so feel free, Mods.....)
     
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    I don't watch the game for commercials.
     
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    I certainly never thought I'd see Grape Ape again. Overall, not much good.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Heh. This is the first sporting event where I have not FF'ed through almost all commercials.

    You are free to comment on the game! ;)
     
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    The Jerry Seinfeld Acura one was good. The sad part is that the NDX won't be around for at least another 3 years...

    Kevin
     
  14. dpeters11

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    Ok, I think my favorites were, in no particular order:
    Cheetah
    VW
    M&M
    Bulldog
    Wego
    I thought the extended CRV commercial was funnier

    And I just wish GoDaddy would stop.
     
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    I liked the kid peeing in the pool. Reminds me of well...never mind. :D

    Frankly, I'm tired of every other commercial featuring dogs. I love animals, but enough with the canine commercials.
     
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    Amen! The Italian lady was again hot, but I've never felt close to that looking (or driving) any car...like the guy was supposedly entranced.....I don't remember the car, but I remember her!
     
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    I'm stunned. Assuming amusing isn't a requirement for best ad, for us far and away the best ad this year was Chrysler's "Halftime in America" featuring Clint Eastwood. For those who went to the bathroom and missed it (and I'm putting it back up as Chrysler put it on YouTube to be shared):

    [YOUTUBEHD]vEM9dodyABo[/YOUTUBEHD]

    As noted in this article:
     
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    The cheetah was definitely my favorite.
     
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    It is true about the Chrysler ad, though I don't generally equate Eastwood with Detroit, other than of course Gran Torino.
     
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    I liked the Chrysler ad too,very thought provoking .Enjoyed the M&M as well as the little boy needing to pee and the Doritos ad with the baby.
     

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