Monday, February 8, 2010

Best Superbowl XLVI (2010) Commercials

This year's Superbowl ads were pretty bad on the whole (don't I say this every year?). For once, the game was better than the commercials! I offer my favorite five (relative to the pack), below:

#1. SNICKERS: Betty White. Funny and clever! A one-two classic TV legend punch. Love Betty's delivery of: "That's not what your girlfriend says!"

#2. BUD LIGHT: Asteroid 2010. I know it was of the "juvenile" variety but this one struck me as funny.

#3. US Census 2010. Just love the "cast". And that classic Bob Balaban delivery!: "So just the 300 million people who are coming will know the location."

#4. BUD LIGHT: Light House: Kinda funny idea. "There's Bud Light in the fridge made of Bud Light."

#5. FLO TV: Don't miss a thing 2010 Super Bowl. OK.

I think all the movie trailers came off poorly, especially ROBIN HOOD (how do you screw that up?); the best would therefore have to fall to ALICE IN WONDERLAND by default.

Which movie would you rather watch right now....

Of the TV promos, I liked the short but hilarious Craig Ferguson ad at the top of the show ("Many people watch the Superbowl for the commercials... just like my show in fact.") The much-talked-about Late Show Leno/Oprah/Letterman ad would have been brilliant if (as initially conceived) it included Conan O'Brien, but what does Oprah have to do with it (other than a holdover from a much better previous ad taking on the Oprah/Letterman rivalry)?

Did you catch the Motorola: Megan Fox in the tub ad.... they used a hand model! Megan Fox notoriously has "toe-thumbs" (considered her only looks "flaw")....

Hand model!

The real deal.

see all the Superbowl commercials at this link.

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