Another Superbowl, and the ads proved yet again to be a far cry from years past, but still there were a few I really liked. I offer my favorite five, below:
#1. COCA-COLA: Stewie and Underdog floats at the Macy's Day Parade duke it out (loved it!) [Fourth Quarter]
#2. BUD LIGHT: Will Ferrell as "Jackie Moon" [his SEMI-PRO character] and his various "ad-libs" ("Bud Light: Suck one", etc.) [Fourth Quarter]
#3. T-MOBILE: Charles Barkley adding Dwayne Wade to his top five ("That's why I don't eat shrimp," etc.) [Second Quarter]
#4. DORITOS: mouse trap ad (OK, bordering on stupid but I did like it) [Second Quarter]
#5. AMP ENERGY (Definately weird... but you got to love the WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT) [Fourth Quarter]
Arguably this was the most eyecatching commercial, but I didn't like it much:
E-TRADE: Baby buys stock [Third Quarter]
Of the movie trailers, I think THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN ("You may find Narnia a more savage place than you remember") came off best, but the foot thing in the Adam Sandler DON'T MESS WITH ZOHAN was pretty funny in an Adam Sandlery way. Of the TV promos, I liked the HOUSE ads, particularly the first one that had Hugh Laurie riffing the Superbowl theme on his electric guitar.
see all the Superbowl commercials at this link.