If only two teams are in each year’s Super Bowl, why is it always the most watched TV event of the year? It’s probably a combination of an excuse to get together with friends to drink and eat bad food, hoping the bad guy loses, and of course, the commercials. They cost about 3.5 million per commercial, but if everyone is watching, it’s worth it right? There were some winners and definitely some losers (really, Cars.com?) during Sunday night’s game, but it seems as long as you employ a cute dog or something nostalgic, you’ve got a pretty good chance of being somebody’s favorite. So, who shined this year? Who was less than impressive?
Halftime in America
Chrysler triumphs once again (last year’s commercial was also a huge hit) with their slogan “Imported from Detroit” during Sunday’s halftime. It almost made you forget about Madonna. This commercial actually makes us feel bad about owning a car that wasn’t made in America — or more specifically, Detroit. Clint Eastwood’s rough voice makes you ache for jobless Americans just listening to his speech. Tough times in our homeland. The images of American people and families. It makes you want to shout “AMERICA!” and hold your Samsung screen so tight.
Matthew’s Day Off
Just as some of us were feeling bad about owning foreign cars, Matthew Broderick reprising his famous role as Ferris Bueller assuaged our pangs of guilt. Matthew Broderick is still just as funny and endearing twenty six years after the classic John Hughes film. Only fault? We think it should have been filmed in Chicago.
The Dog Strikes Back
Dogs played a particularly big role in this year’s commercials, and this one was likely the fan favorite. A dog that wants to lose weight so he can chase cars and fit through his doggy door? His inevitable weight loss made us feel almost as proud as we feel for fellow Chicagoan and friend-we-don’t-actually-know J-Hud. Follow that up with a Star Wars reference and our nerd hearts were sent a flutter. If you’re wearing your Boba Fett tee right now lying on your Empire Strikes Back flannel sheets and you missed the Star Wars teaser they released before the SuperBowl, check it out here.
Adriana Lima – Teleflora
It’s been proven that sex sells, and what sells even better than sex? A Victoria Secret model insinuating that if you get her some flowers, well, ya know…This commercial could certainly be seen as offensive to women and it may deserve a mention just for that. But, it probably did get male attention. Hopefully the kind that makes them buy Valentine’s Day flowers. Luckily, we have a coupon to get 20% off your order at Teleflora to help those guys out.
Ms. Brown – M&M
Watching the red M&M strip down to LMFAO actually made us dislike that song a little less. Way to cross-promote, guys (the group actually performed during the game’s halftime show). It was short, to the point, and made us laugh. And want some M&M’s. Good thing My M&Ms is offering 20% off $30 or more sitewide with coupon code UVBUG through 2/13.
Frustration – Coca Cola
These polar bears are a staple during the Super Bowl commercials and they never disappoint. One of the seemingly always calm polar bears takes out his frustration at the football game and accidentally alerts all their animal friends. Cute and relevant. To stock up on the beverage of choice of our furry friends, get 15% off online with code COKEDRINK15.
Body Paint – GoDaddy
Who cares how much sex sells when the commercial seems forced, inappropriate, and just downright dumb? GoDaddy chooses another racy ad this year featuring Danica Patrick and Jillian Michaels. Come on Jillian, we thought you were better than that! Does anybody really go to GoDaddy after the commercial and look up the extra commercial content? They do go to buy domain names, and we’ve got some coupons for you if you can overlook that commercial.
Do you agree? What were your favorites in this year’s game? Let us know in the comments below!
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