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Super Bowl Worst and Best Commercials 2012

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

  1. Nick

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    Do you realize that if you 'preview' what you have written, that is, read what you write before you post, you will (probably) reduce the chances of making a mistake? Also, are you aware that thread titles are editable for (probably) about 5 minutes after the initial posting. Lastly, "prolly" is not a word.

    If you wish to debate this further, let's take it outside to PM.
     
  2. Laxguy

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    I've made 3,000 + posts. Find one more error, knowing I sometimes use "prolly", "onna", "innit" etc. in an informal way or when referring to rednecks or erudites.

    You can PM me or post here as you wish. Or, fahgeddaboudit! :lol:
     
  3. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Chrysler's ad was hypocritical. A good number of their vehicles are built in Mexico and Canada.
     
  4. RACJ2

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    I liked the the Acura ad as well. Nice looking sports car, but what is even sadder is that most people won't be able to afford it. The old Honda NSX that they stopped making back in 2005, were selling for over $100k. So I can only imagine what the price tag will be on the Acura version, when its finally released.
     
  5. Laxguy

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    I didn't see it that way, but I was focussed on what I thought was more a message to us citizens.

    BTW, the video is available online.
     
  6. Stuart Sweet

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    Wow...

    Ad-wise, the worst super bowl I can remember. The Acura and Ferris Bueller ads were ok but they were extensively leaked early. So was the Fiat ad. I guess I'll stop watching the game for the ads from now on.
     
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    Like the Acura ad and the TeleFlora ad because, well, I liked it :)

    Didn't think much of the Clint Eastwood commercial, and loved that Twinkies survived the armageddon.

    The Metlife/Everyone commercial with all of the cartoon characters from my youth also hit home.

    Elton John/Pepsi didn't do it, and I didn't watch the old lady at Halftime :lol::lol::lol:
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Heh. Maybe next year we'll be saying "I went to an ad-fest presentation and a great football game broke out!".....

    Wishin' and hopin'.......
     
  9. phrelin

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    It's advertising, but inspiring. The point being that they have, in fact, reopened assembly lines in Michigan.

    It's similar to all the news about GM beating Toyota in sales last year when the latter is struggling to get full production back after the earthquake/tsunami, and not mentioning that GM has the highest sales numbers in China by a wide margin. All that still doesn't mean GM sales rebounding isn't worth noting.

    The Eastwood ad was stunningly inspiring and you only find out who "sponsored" the ad at the end. I wish someone would force viewing of that ad at the next gathering of execs and politicians in Silicon Valley.
     
  10. photostudent

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    First of all it was a good game and that is what counts. I agree the Chrysler ad was very positive for the whole auto industry, as opposed to Chevy's cheap shot at Ford. I never understood the "service industry" concept of America. The other ads were not very impressive to me.
     
  11. Laxguy

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    Anyone have a take on which commercial cost the most $$$?
     
  12. Lord Vader

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    I Kind of agree. A few ads made me chuckle a little, but none stood out as "Wow! Great commercial!" ones.
     
  13. TBoneit

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    You watch Commercials??
     
  14. Lord Vader

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    Only those during the Super Bowl.
     
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    Chrysler-Clint Eastwood stirring words, but his voice has gotten really weak. I'm surprised they didn't do more to boost it up. Also the NFL has now demanded they pull the ad. I think they're objecting to the use of the word "halftime." Anybody know more?

    PEPSI-Elton John a bit too political for my taste - it's an obvious play on the Occupy Wallstreet movement. It probably plays well with a certain percentage of the youth segment, but then again, I don't see them actually giving away Pepsi... they still want their buck and a quarter for a can of the stuff.

    BUDHistorical stuff was really flat. Miss their humorous ads.

    CHEETAHFunny, but can't remember what they were advertising

    Howard Stern & Betty WhiteThought these NBC ads were the funniest of the night. Love Howard with the hose, makes me want to watch the show and see if he can out-do Simon. The Betty White "eyes up top" line was classic.

    Will FerrellOld Milwaukee only ran his ad in one town in Nebraska! Goin' for the internet buzz.
     
  16. phrelin

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    Per the Baltimore Sun:
    That appears to be true as after I edited it back into my post above it hasn't disappeared.

    EDIT: By the way, this ad may get more mileage than any ad since Apple's 1984 ad since apparently the talking heads are talking about it. See this article.

    EDIT: One final comment from me. I don't get the political thing. I guess the pundits hope that American's will continue to have the memories of gnats. From a CBS News article dated December 19, 2008:
     
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    Apparently Clint Eastwood is also being hypocritical:

    http://jalopnik.com/5882747/clint-e...e-should-bail-out-car-companies-like-chrysler

     
  18. phrelin

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    If you want to know what those that tweet and Facebook thought, from Advertising Age:

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    It's odd that nobody here mentioned the H&M commercial.:sure:
     
  19. Davenlr

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    Like everyone else, Eastwood has the right to change his mind I suppose. All the candidates do. Most everyone I know has changed their mind. Its just human to alter your judgement on issues when presented with (additional/better/verified) facts.
     
  20. Getteau

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    Since I have a fat dog that can barely fit through the dog door, I thought the fat dog commercial was the best. My runner-up would be the M&M commercial.
     

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