Sunday, February 05, 2006

Superbowl Commentary

I'm biased, but the first winner for commercials is the Pixar Cars commercial. I really don't get the NASCAR fad, but I love Pixar :)


Additions:

Escalade Oil sucker/model commercial = pathetic. What are we supposed to think? The SUV is too thin, overpaid and addicted to drugs? Oh, well check that too thin, and it's not too bad. kudos, Caddy for admitting that you're selling a piece of crap.

Noooooo Kermit!! Don't shill for Ford - even if it is for a hybrid... My childhood memories.... destroyed...

Let's give Godaddy.com a pass too - Their commercials have always been horrible. Think of all the money they pay so that we get to see them... sad...

Gillette's razor of doom commercial is very interesting though. They're obviously selling so much more than a razor now - it's more like beer selling sex. Gillette's selling tech and geekdom.

Halftime:

Wow, Mick sounds awful. Is there something wrong with his mic?

Et tu, Yosemite Sam? A shill for Honda? sigh...

Final Seattle 10 Pittsburgh 21:

Well, I'm a little disappointed. I wanted Seattle to win, but more disappointing was that the game really never seemed that exciting. It just seemed like another game. Nice for the Bus to win, but overall: eh...

10 comments:

sheepish said...

Amen to the hybrid SUV thing. Oooooo! Look, we can make it get as much fuel efficiency as a now-behind-the-times sedan!

I still don't know what Godaddy.com sells, but I'm not about to go there and find out. I'll just assume it's a porn site.

Just how many blades does one need in a razor? Mach 3, Quattro, and now this 5+1 blade razor. At some point guys will just need an entire butcher block worth of knives to shave.

Overread said...

Poor Kermit. I'll never see him the same way again...

BrightStar said...

yay! Pixar!!!

jayfish said...

awww i missed the whole shebang...
i was at chuck-e-cheese.


...really.

Camera Obscura said...

Baby Clydesdale, FedEx, and the Little Monster Hummer commercial. The Fabio commercial was decent, but the ending was telegraphed.

Companies who should have been denied air time: Gillette Fusion, GoDaddy, Sierra Mist, Blockbuster, Careerbuilder. I'd make the sweeping statement that one ought to have to start a new ad campaign for the Superbowl, but then I wouldn't get to see the Clydesdales (and Dalmations), which have been running for years but are always fun. (The dalmation on the beer wagon, last-chosen of the litter, sticking his tongue out at the firetruck dalmation -- who hasn't had that moment in their life?)

Overread said...

I have to admit shamefacedly that I liked the robot/monster baby Hummer commercial even though I don't like the product.

I think you're right about needing to invest in a new idea for the superbowl though. I also agree with your deny list. They should serve a one year probationary period. And Godaddy? Couldn't they have gone out of business when the bubble burst? That would have been better for all, I think...

BrightStar said...

have we discussed the cutest commercial of them all, the "I'm going to Disney World!" commercial?

And jayfish's ass needs to explain the time spent at ChuckECheese.

Overread said...

The one where all the football players are rehearsing their 'I'm going to Disneyland' line? hehe

In case Jayfish doesn't get here in time to defend himself, I have it on good authority that it was for a very good cause. Lord knows it wasn't for the quality pizza, right?

jayfish said...

the REAL reason i was at chuck cheese's house of slobbery kids was to win my 3 year old niece a big pile of skeeball tickets. that and it was her birthday.

why is it that all the teenagers that work there have no clue? at all. they all swarmed around a register looking at it like it was going to do a magic trick... and none of them could figure out how to thread the paper into it so it would work properly.

BrightStar said...

I frickin' love skeeball! Any game in which you end up with presents at the end is good by me.