Mine is this one, no contest:
OT: Favorite Super Bowl commercial?
One with the NFL imposing team logos on TV characters
I'm a sucker for the funny ones, so it's between the Vader one and the doritos raising the guy from the dead one.
But yeah, Em and Chrysler killed it. Woo Detroit!
I thought this was ok. I was expecting much more from a Bud Light commercial, they have had really funny ones in the past.
is hands down the best one in my book.
He had two...the one for Brisk or the car commercial?
The Chrysler one, I didn't see the brisk one.
3 words...Imported from Detroit
hands down, this was the best comercial this year, prolly my favorite SB ad ever
I agree with the OP. Detroit kicks ass.
agree....Em killed it. Not just that but the lead up to Em with the pictures and what the guy was saying....gave me chills. "The ones by folks who have never been here....don't know what we're capable of...." Love it. Reppin the D well
Chrysler was the best by far IMO.
And I'm part of a GM family...
Also, the VW Darth Vader commercial was hilarious. Laughed the hardest at that one for sure.
Imported From Detroit and Vader, the others weren't even close.
Vader and Roseanne gettting Crushed...
Besides the Em/Chrysler one. I think i'm going to have to go with this Pepsi Max one.
I was laughing so hard during that one, and commercials rarely make me actually laugh.
Anyone else think this year's batch were kind of weak? I didn't find any of them to be particularly funny or touching.
I find myself saying this almost every year. Seems like they get progressively less interesting.
I liked Chrysler's Em one, Motorola Xoom, and the Doritos bringing grandpa back from the dead. Can't remember many others right now.
Chevy must have spent a fucking fortune tonight though, they were everywhere.
The hype usually overrides the actual product. But I thought this year was a modest step up. There were at least 2 I thought were great, and a number of other pretty good one's, with the usual array of clunkers.
It's not that superbowl commercials are getting worse per se, it's that advertising in general is getting a lot better. Companies used to spend SO much on just their superbowl ad, and not much on anything else, now EVERY commercial on TV is better than every commercial 10 years ago, so the superbowl ads don't seem as sweet since the bar has been raised all around.
I agree, most were "meh." I liked the VW, Chrysler, and Audi ones best myself.
"Hit them with the Kenny G!"
It was written by someone in advertising.
One of my issues is that the ads are mostly dominated by 3 companies, it's just the same 3 companies (Doritos, Bud Light, Pepsi Max), and I think EDSBS pointed it out on twitter during the game.
The Bud light ones aren't that funny, I didn't see the Doritos one that riled up so much controversy, and the Pepsi Max ones were alright. But overall, the commercials were slightly amusing, nothing real special or outstanding.
that chrysler eminem one was the best.. this one below was second best:
This one creeped me out. I got a good laugh out of it though.
I would say that Doritos had the funniest commercials, but the best would be the Eminem Chrysler one.
lol the doritos commercials were awful
"bless you Peppers" my favorite line of any super bowl ad ever (and eminem one was sick too)
and this one
Speak from the heart led to "you have a nice rack", or something along those lines!
Ya! I got a good laugh out of that one. Embedded above.
That one and the Em/Chrysler one were the best.
After that, the Bud Light truck, VW/Vader, and the Snickers one that clobbered Roseanne with a log.
Vader was awesome but 'Imported From Detroit' is the absolute best tagline I've seen. Totally inpiring commercial. Anyone who lives in Detroit or works in the auto industry has got to be pumped up after seeing that ad. Hell I'm in neither of those categories and I was pumped. I know everyone likes to say that whatever they just saw was the best but that truly might be the best commercial I've seen.
The em commercial was my favorite.
"We don't care what you think of us" is precisely the opposite of the attitude espoused by the commercial. "You should think better of us, because we made this frickin' sweet car" is what they're trying to tell you.
And they did it in a way that isn't likely to turn off anyone who wasn't already sworn to buy Toyotas for life, and would definitely appeal to 99.9% of people in one particular city.
Yeah, obviously. That's what I said. So what, exactly, about the commercial had a "We don't care what you think of us" attitude?
...and you'll see all the "wonderful" things the national media has to say about Detroit and the state of Michigan.
People outside the area have really forgotten that the city of Detroit and state of Michigan have done FAR more for America than America has done for them. You think the Allies win WW2 without the "Arsenal of Democracy"? Fat chance.
Nothing wrong with a little reminder now and then.
If you disagree, I'm gonna find you and punch a hole in your wall.
I don't care if it took a commercial to express it -- this entire state needs some god damn pride. Have some pride in your home. This is Michigan, for God's sake.
Of course the Chrysler commercial, but the "Prison for Rich people" in the Audi commercial, was f-ing hilarious.
But for LAUGHS, I was really struck by the ending of the Pepsi Max commercial, where the wife threw the can at the husband and instead it struck the other woman in the head.
Also loved the takeoff on the classic coke commercial with House throwing his cane at a kid.
Loved the Chrysler commercial, loved the Doritos ones, and loved the VW/Vader one. But I think my fave was the Best Buy commercial.
Sharon: What's a 6G?
Ozzy: What's a Bieber?
Audio Dude (Bieber in disguise): I don't know, but it kinda looks like a girl.
If it ended with Ozzy biting Beiber's head off.
This one was my 2nd fav because it made me laugh for longer than a second.
expect him to throw his cane at the kid. I haven't laughed so long in a good while.
How could you not expect that? It's the classic Mean Joe commercial and all he was holding was the cane. Nothing else to throw at him.
Hahaha, I loved it!
But best serious one, was by far, the Chrysler commercial.
Hahaha, I loved it!
But best serious one, was by far, the Chrysler commercial.
Groin shots are always funny.. Nice sell. Chrysler made a statement..
Loved the Vader kid (though as i said in the Super Bowl thread, watch it online, it's longer and funnier, as he gets more frustrated, and the payoff at the end is better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0&sns=em )
Detroit/Chrysler commercial unexpectedly excellent. Though it would be funny to combine it with the Brisk commercial and have Claymation Em.
Most of the other good one's are listed here too. I liked the beer product placement one too. Memorable, if not necessarily "good" was Kim Kardashian...just because; and the Captain America commercial, because even though it seems horribly miscast, it's really the first video we've seen of it. Thor looks better, but we've seen trailers of that.
Nice body double Kim.
As everyone else said, the Chrysler ad was awesome. Also liked the House one and the Vader clips. There was also some random Bud Light/Miller Light one that made me laugh, but I don't remember much else from the game.
The Houston Chronicle of all places has put it best so far:
"Chrysler: Imported from Detroit" This ad was serious and stirring and patriotic without a bunch of trite flag-waving, and it did the near-impossible, but what an ad is supposed to do: it made me feel like it's my patriotic duty to buy a Chrysler.
Not even kidding. I feel like I HAVE to buy a Chrysler now.
I'm from a Ford family, but this isn't even a question. Imported from Detroit - that needs to become a slogan for the whole auto industry/state.
Em and Detroit by a landslide. Few commercials move the meter and make people see things in a different light; despite plant closures, bad politics and a generalizably difficult time that ad speaks to the pride I exhibited by the people I meet from Detroit area and Michigan more generally.
Is that even a real word?
But another one not mentioned that I really liked was the chimps pulling up next to the guy in the car and blocking him in. Really can't go wrong with commercials with chimps.
"Ron, did ya notice maybe you clipped me a little there?"
Haha, I too loved the CareerBuilder ad. Probably my second favorite after the Chrysler/Detroit spot. Loved the Volkswagen/Vader commercial too. Those were probably my top-3.
This one aired during Glee...anyone else find it shockingly inappropriate for network tv?
So it's not a good commercial, but I don't see it as inappropriate. Now, if they had shown Elizabeth Hurley's hardwood floors...
(hmm, nevermind, I probably still wouldn't have complained, so I'm not a good judge...)
Wow, that is wildly inappropriate.
Not surprised that it was aired during Glee. No orifice too hairy, no pattern too intricate!
Even though I am a GM employee, I had to do some chest thumping after the Chrysler commercial. I liked the Club Fed (rich people/mobster prison), driving chimps, and Darth Vader commercials too. The Doritos ones plain sucked, and is it just me or should they put that fucking E*Trade baby out to pasture. Even the Budweiser frogs think that shits played out.
I was born and raised in the suburbs but my great grandpa worked in various factories in Detroit, one grandpa worked at Ford for 35+ years, other grandpa worked at GM for 9 before opening his own restaurant downtown, dad grew up in Detroit and followed in his father's footstep and opened a couple places of his own, multiple uncles worked for the Big 3, list goes on and on. I only ever went to Detroit for sporting events/concerts but that commercial made me feel proud that my family helped make that city great.
Listening to the voice over and Lose Yourself makes me want to go fight other cities. Yes, whole other cities.
Detroit could kick Cleveland's ass in a fight.
No question Jim.
The Detroit one wins by a landslide for sure.
Pepsi Max killed it this year.
You guys did see the brief Barry Sanders appearance in the Imported from Detroit commercial right? It was for like less than a second, which to me was subtle and went with the awesomeness of the commercial. Definitely my favorite commercial of the night.
Pepsi/Doritos (Pepsi owns Frito Lay) had a few goods ones as did Audi. I was overall disappointed with the commercials overall this year, Budweiser really did not do nearly as well as they normally do, though they did have some decent ones. They set the standard high every year, and I don't think they reached that standard this year.
Dressed up in an overcoat and hat, crossing the street?
I thought that was him.
Damn I didn't think I could like that commericial any more than I did before I knew he was in it.
Hands down the chrysler one was by far the best...it just was unbelievable and made me proud to say I'm from Detroit
I didn't. I just watched it again. That was awesome.
Chrysler/Detroit. One of the best ever on TV.
The Chrysler/Detroit ad is getting rave reviews from all over. Many, outside of Michigan, are claiming it to be the nights best and most impactful ad:
USA Today's Ad Poll had the Chrysler/Detroit ad as a dismal 44nd. That was taken from a "second-by-second" reactions of a panel of volunteers. But really, can we trust the judgement of anyone who wants to participate in a panel rather than watch the game? I think not.
Although the car is only, meh, the commercial gave me chills. Was it just me or was an unholy percentage of this years commercials car commercials?
Chrysler's was great.
For funniest though, I will go with this:
Not being able to escape "Old Luxery." Sound familiar?
This one also got a chuckle out of me:
Laughed at Vader & Pepsi Max "I wanna sleep with her" ads. Moto Tablet ad was funny, did a great job of poking at Apple. But the Chrysler Ad hit a nerve unlike any other.
Followed closely by the attack Pug, because my parents have three Pugs and they look funny when they run.
And I agree with board sentiment regarding Imported from Detroit. Very powerful. Made me proud to say I was born in the D.