j_hallgren
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Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:33 pm

I didn't see any this year that were all that great, IMHO..
A couple were a bit different...but nothing memorable..
The one I liked the best is likely the "troops coming home" one.
Also, the animals gathering for the donkey in the Busch ad..
There was one in the beginning that I liked, but can't recall it.

I thought the Olympus ones were a ripoff of the jeans(?) one..

What did you like/dislike?
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:38 pm

The damn Monkey with the banana in his ear - near the beginning . . .

"can you hear me now" . .. . .

And the Anhauser Busch commercial, salute to the troops . . . Applause in the Airport for returning troops. I have been on the receiving end of that kind of welcome, nothing like it in this world! Thanks Budweiser.

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:38 pm

The finance company ones were pretty classic. The guy holding the knife and the cat with the red sauce all over the floor would have been SOL with any woman..... I mean, what do you say? "It's not what it looks like!"
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:42 pm

Pretty blah.

The one I liked had a tag line that went something like "Don't judge too quickly."

Don't remember the brand name (not a good sign for the advertiser).

It involved a guy trying to hurriedly cook dinner for his mate. He's fixing spaghetti sauce in a tiny little kitchen and trying to control a white Persian cat that is jumping up on the counters. Anyway, while he's chopping an onion, the cat steps on the handle of the pot and red sauce goes everywhere, including the cat.

The final scene shows the wife opening the door and seeing hubby with a dripping red Persion in one hand and a big knife in the other with red sauce pooled on the floor.

Then the tag line: "Don't judge too quickly."

Cute.
 
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:43 pm

I like the troops coming home ad, but they should have gone and filmed some troops actually coming home at ATL or BWI. The folks in the ad were hand picked folks who are stationed in the U.S.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123009763

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:43 pm

And the Anhauser Busch commercial, salute to the troops . . . Applause in the Airport for returning troops. I have been on the receiving end of that kind of welcome, nothing like it in this world! Thanks Budweiser

I only saw the last 2 or three seconds of this ad. Was it filmed in BGR..??? It kind of looked like it might be, and I know they still greet every flight.
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:44 pm

I have to agree with DL021 on this - the financial ones (it was either Fidelity or Ameriquest) were great. (the guy holding the cat and the knife with the red sauce on the floor, and also the guy in the convenience store reaching into his jacket while saying "you are getting robbed" into his cellphone headset).

The troops in the airport commercial was also very touching. I just wish companies didn't have to commercialize that kind of thing by putting a promotional website at the end of the ad.

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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:46 pm

I liked two of them. I liked the one where the guy said you are getting robbed, you are getting robbed and also the one where the guy is preparing the dinner for his date and the cat spills the sauce. When the women walks in she sees him putting a knife to the cat. Those were the only two that I thought were funny.
 
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:59 pm

The troops commercial was touching, but its kind of hard not take it as at least a little explotive.


The Mustang Commercial was amusing the first time.

I liked the bud commercial with te sky divers

The insurance ad with the robot was good too.
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:01 pm

YEs the Mustang commercial was amusing. Also I have to concur that the troops commercial was touching, i wonder if it was real though.
 
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:02 pm

There was nothing spectacular, but my favorite was definitly the Cat and the sauce commercial. Its the only one that really made me laugh out loud.

The FedEx "Elements of a great superbowl ad" was pretty funny too, and I did like the P.Diddy Pepsi Truck one.

Other than that, nothing great. I was hoping for something more from Budweiser (although the troops one was touching), but I am willing to bet that many companies were a little hesitant to do anything too crude or over the top.

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:03 pm

I'm too wasted to care right now,

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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:04 pm

I saw more of MC Hammer today in Superbowl commercials than I have in the past 15 years or so.

I really liked the Budweiser skydiving commercial too. Didn't expect the pilot to jump out.
 
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:09 pm

...but they should have gone and filmed some troops actually coming home...

Yea, no kidding. The thought was there, which is nice, but shoot...send a film crew to BGR and you can film the real thing everyday with real people greeting the flights showing real gratitude.

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:13 pm

I big disapointment.

Last year's "wardrobe malfunction" messed us over for years. Thanks Jannet!
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:20 pm

Thanks! i think it was that skydiver ad that i had forgetten..

And yes, having true troops coming back would have been better but having to make a commercial is not something you want to have the public involved in, as i understand it...takes too long...

The 3rd one with the monkeys...showed one kissing the bosses butt...bit different...

Then the one with the people the size of a doll...smile but no laugh..

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:21 pm

I believe that monkey thing meant something else. I think it meant kiss my ass
 
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:25 pm

Oooh Airlinerfreak... you have a lot to learn.  Big grin
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:29 pm

I thought the Olympus ones just seemed like a cheap hack of the iPod commercials.
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:34 pm

The GoDaddy commercial  Big thumbs up
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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:34 pm

What is this monkey commercial everyone is talking about? I must have missed that one.

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:59 pm

If one (me, specifically) were to points-score all the ads and all the millions spent, I would comment that, overall, the ads were as lackluster as the game.

Although things picked up a bit in late, most high-school games would have been more exciting overall, and with all the hype, I also expected the ads would have been more memorable too.

Shit, even the coverage of flybys sucked, and, the WWII flyby (good grief: a single 25 and a couple of 6s? Wifey and I do that when we get bored on a Saturday afternoon) was almost an insult to the "Greatest Generation".

Back to the ads...nothing I'll remember after sobering up tomorrow. BUT, I still remember the Bud Frogs and goal-kicking Clydsdales from before. Regards...Jack
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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:04 pm

Come to think of it, the Diet Pepsi truck ad was great the first time, not so good the second time around.

The Mustang commercial was an interesting take on Fargo (yes, it does look like that).

And the skydivers commercial was also quite good.

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Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:09 pm

Dude you just joined up today? Damn, welcome.

And I didn't see the superbowl, sorry I have never given a hoot for sports, though I am looking forward to downloading previews of the commercials.

And no, I didn't drink either. I do not do it that often, when i do I go overboard.  Big thumbs up
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:14 pm

The cat with the sauce one was great! The P. Diddy Diet Pepsi was pretty good, and that was about it. The commercials seem to get worse and worse every year. I miss the Budweiser frogs and Reebok's Terry Tate: Office Linebacker.
 
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:28 pm

What is this monkey commercial everyone is talking about?

There where actually two ad campain's with Chimpanzee. One was Verison. The chimpanzee walked around with a banana stuck in its ear much like a phone as he chattered about "Can you hear me now" The second, I want to say HotJobs was an office full of Chimpanzees and one human. The Chimps just goofed around and acted stuipd, while the human tried to make good business recommendations and got put down. (you had to see it, it was funny)
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:47 pm

The FedEx Kinko's "Elements of a Great Superbowl Ad" was the funniest IMO, as was the P. Diddy Diet Pepsi truck commercial (when I saw P. Diddy in the beginning of the commercial, I got very nervous because he tends to make things suck). The Verizon commercial was clever, but not necessarily funny. However, the careerbuilder.com commercial was pretty funny.

As for the Mustang commercial, as soon as I saw it, the only thing I could think of was any intersection outside of any town in North Dakota.
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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:38 pm

Oh man, I forgot about the FedEx Kinko's ad. That was pretty damn funny, too. I still say nothing compares to Terry Tate: Office Linebacker though.
 
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:42 pm

The FedEx one was the best. I also thought the new Mustang Convertable one was ok the first time. Then they showed it again as the very first comercial a few minutes later...and then again, and again and again....and it lost it's humor.

The ads were way disapointing. None of the companies buying ad time could do anything even slightly innapropriate for fear of getting slapped with a fine by the FCC. Truely sad what this country has come to.
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:53 pm

How about the beer one where Cedric(?) ends up on island with two bickering women in a fantasy...then changes it to a grill and a dog?
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:31 pm

My favorites were (in no order):

The FedEx Kinkos Commercial
Ameriquest (especially the cat)
Cedric being the designated Driver
Careerbuilder.com
The Puff Daddy (I refuse to call him P.Diddy) commercial was funny the first time.
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:57 pm

For any of those not in the US that want to see them, they are here:

http://dyn.ifilm.com/superbowlads/

Near the middle right, they have links to the past years. 2004 were great in my opinion, minus the boner medications.
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:05 pm

For the Budweiser (or was it Bud Light) commercial that featured the parachute jump; since it aired earlier during the game, did anyone notice the the exterior shot of the plane had the tricolored Pilgrim Airways stripes? The plane looked like a DH-6, Twin Otter.

My favorite commercial was the Amerquest cat, knife and sauce ad. I was laughing for a good 2 minutes following that one. Another commercial showing the woman being interviewed by the F.C.C. regarding her upcoming half-time performance was a nice parody jab.
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Mon Feb 07, 2005 11:10 pm

The absolute worst ad, maybe of all time, was the stupid McDonald's french fry that looked like Abraham Lincoln....some heads should roll for that one.

Fox did a good job promoting it's own show...."24".....something like "how much do we like this show?....well, running this ad for it just cost us 2.4 million dollars."
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:54 am

The absolute worst ad, maybe of all time, was the stupid McDonald's french fry that looked like Abraham Lincoln....some heads should roll for that one.

I'm surprised that they didn't have Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger) promoting the french fry. Remember the Cheers episodes that had him showing a potato that resembled Richard Nixon and a melon that looked like then-Secretary of State George Schultz.
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:36 am

For me, the godaddy.com for obvious reasons  Love and the FedEx Kinko's with Burt Reynolds.

Locally, for San Antonio-based HEB Grocery's 100th anniversary, I heard they did a spot with Roger Clemens in a goofy birthday hat that suppose to be funny...
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:50 am

For those who didn't watch the game in America, any place on the internet where I could watch the ads? I'm looking forward to the Budweiser salute to the troops. Thanks!
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:24 am

Those bud lites are always the best Smile
 
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:19 am

The Budweiser spot with the returning troops in the airport has to be the best commercial I have seen in years. I somehow get the feeling that the soldiers actually were just returning for real and had no clue as to what was to take place. It was just too real if you know what I mean to have been staged and acted upon take after take after take.Anyone else feel that way about it? Anyway, my hat is off to Anhauser-Busch for a long overdue conveyance of MY personal feelings and I am sure many millions more worldwide. Agree with the war or not, we simply MUST let our servicemen and women how much we appreciate their sacrifice and to just say "Thank You". God bless each and every one of them.
 
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:49 am

I forgot about the NFL ad with all the players that lost in the playoffs singing "Tomarrow"! That one was a close second to the FedEx ad, in my opinion. John Gruden was fricken hillarious!
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:52 am

Even though I detest Fords and especially Mustangs, I thought the Mustang commercial was excellant. To clarify, the one the frozen dude was sitting in the vert.
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:52 am

For those who didn't watch the game in America, any place on the internet where I could watch the ads? I'm looking forward to the Budweiser salute to the troops. Thanks!

I posted it reply 31. Here is the link so you dont have to deal with AOL BS.

http://dyn.ifilm.com/superbowlads/
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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:55 am

The Ford Mustang and the skydiving were pretty funny.
 
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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:28 am

haha that one where mc hammer came over the fence cracked us all up
 
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:16 am

I somehow get the feeling that the soldiers actually were just returning for real and had no clue as to what was to take place.

Actually no, it was staged. If you click on the link in Reply 4 there is a story about the filming.
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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:24 am

I bet Budweiser used their tax cuts to thank the troops with that ad.

I really liked the Puff Daddy Diet Pepsi Commercial.
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Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:05 pm

I'm pretty sure they used their advertising budget.
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RE: Super Bowl Commercials -> Any Comments?

Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:28 pm

Thanks Mdsh00, they are all there.

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