Monday, February 04, 2008
Well, the Superbowl only comes once a year. Here's my chance to pick and pan multi-million-dollar commercials.
My picks for favorite, in order.
#1: Sobe--"Thriller" geckos, second quarter.
Hey, geckos are in. And when ya get 'em dancin' to Michael....
#2: Budweiser--Hank and the dalmation, second quarter
Rocky never looked so good.
#3: Audi--first quarter
The Godfather makes a car offer you can't refuse.
#4: FedEx--the pigeons, second quarter
Only Hitchcock used birds better.
My pans, in order:
#1: Amp Energy, fourth quarter
The writers forgot a rule of comedy: if it looks like it hurts, it's not funny
#2: Careerbuilder.com, second quarter
Who wants to "follow your heart" when it's the real, pulsing, bloody organ cut from your body?
The Bridgestone commercial (third quarter) would have been better if they'd run over Gene Simmons.
As an aspiring singer, when you get a national stage like a Superbowl commercial, you might want to write lyrics a little more creative than "bum, bum, bum bum ..." (Doritos, first quarter)
The Etrade baby was cute as long as he wasn't throwing up. And what is it with clowns being so frightening?
If you haven't seen these commercials--where on earth were you yesterday? Watch them here.