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Super Bowl Worst and Best Commercials 2012


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#1 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:58 PM

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)

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

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.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

Right now I am being underwhelmed by the Madonna retrospective. Though the special effects are interesting.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

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.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

Lots of nice looking cars coming out that I wont be able to afford :)

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:48 PM

Good: Audi vampire, Doritos dog, Madonna/Leno, VW Fat Dog.

Bad: Halftime.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

'fraid I won't be around in 22012

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

Good: Audi vampire, Doritos dog, Madonna/Leno, VW Fat Dog.

Bad: Halftime.


Yeah. And more to come!
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:21 PM

'fraid I won't be around in 22012


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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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

I don't watch the game for commercials.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

I certainly never thought I'd see Grape Ape again. Overall, not much good.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

I don't watch the game for commercials.


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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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

The Jerry Seinfeld Acura one was good. The sad part is that the NDX won't be around for at least another 3 years...

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

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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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:47 PM

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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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:59 PM

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.


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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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

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):



As noted in this article:

For the second consecutive year, Chrysler made viewers fall silent with a gritty, gut-level ad celebrating Detroit -- and built around an icon not known for shilling for products.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:45 AM

The cheetah was definitely my favorite.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

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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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:01 AM

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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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:43 AM

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.....)

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.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:26 AM

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:
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

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:

VIDEO WAS REMOVED BY NFL

As noted in this article:


Chrysler's ad was hypocritical. A good number of their vehicles are built in Mexico and Canada.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

The Jerry Seinfeld Acura one was good. The sad part is that the NDX won't be around for at least another 3 years...

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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.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

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


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.
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