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February 4, 2011 6:23 PM   Subscribe

Watch the Super Bowl ads now.
posted by kevinsp8 (73 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
As if.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 6:33 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah, why waste Sunday afternoon hanging around with your stupid friends drinking stupid beer when you can cram these all into a few lonely minutes in your cubicle / bed room?
posted by rkent at 6:33 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Doritos boobs schadenfreude Ford trucks beer worship them.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:42 PM on February 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


No.
posted by koeselitz at 6:47 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow. You are aware this is like a parody of consumerism, right?
posted by jaduncan at 6:48 PM on February 4, 2011


Whoa, hey, SPOILER ALERT.
posted by katillathehun at 6:49 PM on February 4, 2011


Jeeze, Kenny G looks rough. Like a skull with a perm.
posted by boo_radley at 6:49 PM on February 4, 2011


why?
posted by dunkadunc at 6:51 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


The VW "The Force" commercial is wonderful. On the other hand, I'm afraid VW is jumping the shark with the new Beetle. I liked the Chrysler commmercial too, until it got to the modern day cars.
posted by spock at 6:54 PM on February 4, 2011


Is that last one actually a trailer for a commercial? Will the full commercial complete me?
posted by Burhanistan at 6:54 PM on February 4, 2011


Wait, what? I was up getting more beer and cheese dip.
posted by box at 6:56 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


The New Beetle "masculinized"?
posted by spock at 6:59 PM on February 4, 2011


At least they omitted anything from GoDaddy. (A small blessing)

But if Snickers believes Roseanne as a lumberjack will make us forget Betty White playing football, then that candy really IS from Mars. Still, if she breaks into Monty Python's Lumberjack Song... no, no, not even that.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:00 PM on February 4, 2011


> The New Beetle "masculinized"?

It now features truck, er, bug nutz.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:03 PM on February 4, 2011


I had to watch the Super Bowl once. It was at the worst birthday party in the world.

Everyone else but me was fixated at the TV, cheering for the team that was vaguely geographically closer to us. They were getting excited about the ads and laughing at the crass, crass jokes.

WHY
posted by dunkadunc at 7:05 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I shall NOT!!
posted by Senator at 7:06 PM on February 4, 2011


Obligatory superbowl thing.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:10 PM on February 4, 2011


Flagged as ads.

Also, why would I care about the new look of a car that was popular for being simple, open and easy to maintain?
posted by DU at 7:11 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flagged as [offensive].
posted by dunkadunc at 7:12 PM on February 4, 2011


HEY GUYS I DONT LIKE FOOTBALL AND DONT LIKE ADS CAN I BE IN YUOR GROUP NOW
posted by Rory Marinich at 7:14 PM on February 4, 2011 [12 favorites]


I liked the Volkswagen "The Force" ad a lot.

The Kenny G ad for somebody (Audi?) seemed in really inappropriate taste given current events. I'd pull that one if that was my company. Sure it sucks to be out all that money, but it would suck even worse to be seen making light of torture and prison conditions with everything going on overseas right now. Actually, it's pretty distasteful at any time.
posted by marsha56 at 7:17 PM on February 4, 2011


The Chrysler commercial seems to borrow music from this memorable VW ad from a few years ago. Seems kind of dicey to run an ad that might subtly remind people of your competitors - and spend so much on it, too.
posted by Clandestine Outlawry at 7:18 PM on February 4, 2011


Many of those posted are "teasers" for the actual ads. The big hint is the running time. a :30 is rumored to cost $3M so I would suspect the advertisers aren't going run anything >1 minute. The Audi ad doesn't even mention a car.
posted by birdherder at 7:31 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


"The Audi ad doesn't even mention a car."

Haven't you seen Putney Swope?
posted by artof.mulata at 7:37 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, man, the Volkswagon "Force" commercial with the little girl Darth Vader is adorable.
posted by ShawnStruck at 7:42 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Sunday is going to be awesome, the Giants are going to kick the Celtics ass.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:42 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


So there's some kind of sporting event this weekend?
posted by secretseasons at 7:43 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I admit I love the Audi ad. That little girl was me once. I was on board with the Chrysler ad until they revealed a car that looks exactly like everything else on the road.
posted by katillathehun at 7:49 PM on February 4, 2011


Er, gah, the Volkswagen ad, not the Audi ad, which was funny for all of two seconds.
posted by katillathehun at 7:50 PM on February 4, 2011


Sunday is going to be awesome, the Giants are going to kick the Celtics ass.

The Giants are a baseball team. It's hockey season. I see what you did there.
posted by explosion at 7:50 PM on February 4, 2011


HEY, HEY.

HEY!

Hey, look at me!

I would just like you to know that there is a huge sporting event this weekend and I don't know ANYTHING about it and while you're all sitting in front of your TVs soaking up consumerism and stuffing your face with CHEESE DIP I will be sitting, alone, in the library, reading poetry quietly to myself.

And I want you all to know that really, really badly.

GO PACK
posted by kbanas at 7:54 PM on February 4, 2011 [12 favorites]


Man, I am so sick of Ozzy.
posted by biddeford at 7:55 PM on February 4, 2011


I can see how it reads that way, kbanas, but what I really meant was more like "oh man how out of the loop and un-with-it am I that I didn't really remember it was the super bowl this weekend?"

but nevertheless your critique makes it funnier
posted by secretseasons at 8:00 PM on February 4, 2011


The puppy bowl is this weekend yes
posted by IjonTichy at 8:03 PM on February 4, 2011 [7 favorites]


I'm done with the talking E-Trade babies with the smart-ass smarmy Charles Schwab broker voices. One time, mildly amusing. Ten thousand times, nauseating.
posted by blucevalo at 8:04 PM on February 4, 2011


I had to watch the Super Bowl once.

I feel so bad for you. If I only got to see one Super Bowl, I'd be really, really sad.

Seriously, sports haters. Get off your high horses. Of all the sporting events in the world, this is the biggest. And it happens this weekend. (Don't give me your world cup nonsense, or your olympics. I want sports with goddamned GLADIATORS on the field.)

GO PACK GO
posted by King Bee at 8:11 PM on February 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


I don't need no god damned ads to remind me to drink.
posted by Max Power at 8:11 PM on February 4, 2011


I'm actually a football convert. I never thought much of the sport until recently. I've grown to admire the strategy and the sheer talent of a QB predicting the position of where the receiver is going to be, and the receiver predicting the position of where the QB is going to throw did I get the positions right? I also love the way the ball spins when they throw it.

Anyways, I have to say I am a bit disappointed in these commercials (except for the Darth Vader one), and I really hope that there are better ones out there.

The Kenny G one was way too long and pointless, and the Chrysler one was kinda jerkish. I don't know why. I mean, I see the message that they want to convey, but the grumpy old man in me is saying "Life was never like that! The glamorous, beautiful people that you refer to were probably rich and spoiled, just like they are now!"

And then that scene with the guy stealing the umbrella from the valet? What an asshole! Do I really want to drive a car that umbrella-stealing assholes drive?

And what was the point of the guys in one car and the girls in the other and they all switch cars and couple up? Then the old man looking at the girls? This is supposed to be classy?

Meh, I'll stick with my 2000 Hyundai Accent. No girls will want to make out in that piece of junk, but at least it's paid for.

posted by bitteroldman at 8:17 PM on February 4, 2011


whoops. HTML fail
posted by bitteroldman at 8:18 PM on February 4, 2011


I love that Teeny Darth Vader is a girl.

And even though I don't understand football I'll be watching. And eating snacks. Delicious snacks.
posted by sugarfish at 8:20 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


i remember once the red sox won the world series and there were herds of students milling around campus cheering and i drove around the block yelling FOOTBALL SUCKS
posted by dunkadunc at 8:20 PM on February 4, 2011


Most of these are not the actual super bowl ads. A few of these advertisers are clients of the media agency I work at and I've seen the super bowl ad previews. Looks like a few of these are the actual spots, but most are old spots and/or super bowl teaser spots.
posted by jourman2 at 8:25 PM on February 4, 2011


there is a terrible pestilence approaching!! a "superboll"?? i pray it does not ravish my crop
posted by p3on at 8:38 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


King Bee: “(Don't give me your world cup nonsense, or your olympics. I want sports with goddamned GLADIATORS on the field.)”

Yeah! Gladiators with brain damage! It's not a cool sport unless you know the players will be drinking battery acid by the age of 50! Wooo!
posted by koeselitz at 8:53 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


I really liked the Kenny G one as a short comedy feature, but it was a terrible ad. It's unclear who the audience is supposed to be, it doesn't mention the product, and the association it creates - Audis are for unethical rich people with bad taste - makes me less likely to buy one than I was before watching it.
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 9:10 PM on February 4, 2011


I struggle to understand why people come to a thread, in which the topic is clearly delineated, just to say how much they don't care. Oh well, I love a good Super Bowl ad.
posted by wv kay in ga at 9:21 PM on February 4, 2011


Packers by 10. Roethlisberger throws three picks. Black-Eyed Peas suffer horrible career-ending pyrotechnic accident during halftime show.

Well, a man can dream.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 9:23 PM on February 4, 2011 [5 favorites]


SUPERB OWL
SUPERB OWL SUNDAY

I ONLY WATCH THE SUPERB OWL FOR THE ADS

AND BY "ADS" I MEAN
Automatic Dependent Surveillance. A data link method of automatically transmitting an aircraft’s position, altitude, air speed, and other data. The aircraft acquires position information through a navigation receiver from a global navigation satellite system such as GPS and then uses a transponder to transmit that information along with other data from the flight monitoring system to air traffic control and other aircraft.

FOR WHEN THE SUPERB OWL IS FLYING.

MARKET DATA SHOWS THAT THE ADS RUN DURING THE SUPERB OWL'S FLIGHT CLOCK MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A SECOND.

THANK YOU
posted by Enigmark at 9:56 PM on February 4, 2011 [7 favorites]


The Darth Vader commercial is cute, but the rest are really sorry.
Is cute is the best the superbowl can do this year?
posted by schmattakid at 10:06 PM on February 4, 2011


There are trailers for ads now?

*starts ad-trailer teaser business*
posted by Sys Rq at 10:17 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


King Bee: Seriously, sports haters. Get off your high horses. Of all the sporting events in the world, this is the biggest.

King Bee, conference call for you! It's the 700 million people who watched the World Cup finals, and they want to know what you're smoking.
posted by tzikeh at 10:52 PM on February 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

(Wearing my Marquis Pouncey jersey as I sit in my Gainesville apartment)
(Suck it, haters)
posted by dirigibleman at 12:03 AM on February 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Re Ozzy: What is it about the rubber-ization of superannuated rock stars in advertisements? In the UK we have Iggy for example - the fact that he is promoting a product which the insurance industry would not actually be willing to sell him does not seem to have deterred the advertiser.
posted by rongorongo at 12:14 AM on February 5, 2011


These are awful.

The worst of the bunch is the Chrysler ad, which asks the question "what happened to style & class?", says they'll bring it back, and then shows modern people acting utterly classless in Chryslers.

The '99 E*Trade Monkey commercial may never be beat.
posted by grajohnt at 1:10 AM on February 5, 2011


Most of these are not the actual super bowl ads.

I just saw two of these ads tonight. I'm pretty sure these clips aren't "actual Super Bowl ads" so much as they're "ads that may also appear during the Super Bowl". There are always some sort of also-ran ads for later in the game, where the company buys the ad space but already shot its wad on an earlier ad, so they run some other ad they already had lying around.

And yeah, I'm going for the Puppy Bowl instead. (Eeeee! Puppies!)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:18 AM on February 5, 2011


(oh my gosh they have chickens this year and chihuahuas dressed in cheerleader skirts eeee)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:21 AM on February 5, 2011


Yeah! Gladiators with brain damage! It's not a cool sport unless you know the players will be drinking battery acid by the age of 50! Wooo!

Yes, that is why I watch football. I like to see young men get brain injuries that will impair them for years to come.

It's the 700 million people who watched the World Cup finals, and they want to know what you're smoking.

Those 700 million people can kiss my Green & Gold ass. How many of those 700 million people actually gave a shit about the outcome, I mean, actually cared?
posted by King Bee at 3:25 AM on February 5, 2011


I love that Teeny Darth Vader is a girl.

Oh, man, the Volkswagon "Force" commercial with the little girl Darth Vader is adorable.

Apparently not a girl (his sister's room, I guess). Still a perfect ad.
posted by progosk at 4:44 AM on February 5, 2011


Kenny G looks a lot like Weird Al.
posted by LogicalDash at 6:21 AM on February 5, 2011


There's a football player named Marquis Pouncey? Holy shit, I may have to watch this game just for that.
posted by Mcable at 6:41 AM on February 5, 2011


He spells his name Maurkice but he's not playing because of a bad ankle.

/me waves turrible tawl. Yoi!

And double yoi!
posted by octothorpe at 7:05 AM on February 5, 2011


Bah, the Super Bowl. I will instead be enjoying a few glorious episodes of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, because if I am going to watch a stadium full of huge sweaty muscular men running crazily at each other with blood and mayhem in their eyes, I am OBVIOUSLY going to watch the ones doing it mostly naked and lubricated and with swords.
posted by elizardbits at 7:57 AM on February 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bonus: Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye 1995

DYING to see this now.
posted by gottabefunky at 8:35 AM on February 5, 2011


Those 700 million people can kiss my Green & Gold ass. How many of those 700 million people actually gave a shit about the outcome, I mean, actually cared?

You think you care more about a [at best] regional team than what a few million people care about their national team?

That's kinda sad.

Anyway...this post's about the ads. I saw some of them on, I think, CNN yesterday. Loved the Darth Vader ad and showed it to my husband. Made him LOL.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 8:44 AM on February 5, 2011


You think you care more about a [at best] regional team than what a few million people care about their national team?

Ah, but I am cheering for the national team tomorrow.
posted by octothorpe at 8:57 AM on February 5, 2011



I would just like you to know that there is a huge sporting event this weekend and I don't know ANYTHING about it and while you're all sitting in front of your TVs soaking up consumerism and stuffing your face with CHEESE DIP I will be sitting, alone, in the library, reading poetry quietly to myself.


So what you're saying is that I can't bring cheese dip to the library?
posted by thivaia at 10:37 AM on February 5, 2011


Really, marsha56? Methinks you're reading into that Audi ad a bit much.

BTW, that's a teaser trailer for their actual ad, that's not actual Superbowl spot, from what I understand.

That said, VW's "The Force" is brilliant.
posted by tgrundke at 12:54 PM on February 5, 2011


I absolutely guarantee that I care more about the Packers than most people care about their national soccer team, yes.
posted by King Bee at 4:55 PM on February 5, 2011


No, my dick is bigger.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:56 PM on February 5, 2011


Are all the teevee guys picking the Packers to win because they're trying to, y'know, manufacture a narrative and stuff, or are they picking them because they think they're going to win?
posted by box at 11:14 AM on February 6, 2011


spock wrote: "I liked the Chrysler commmercial too, until it got to the modern day cars."

It was by far the best, and it wasn't very good. Advertising sucks lately.

So does the NFL. College football FTW.
posted by wierdo at 2:47 PM on February 6, 2011


To the people debating which is the biggest sporting event in the world, the Super Bowl or the World Cup:

American football is very popular in America. Football (er, soccer) is very popular in like a billion countries throughout the world.

Therefore, the World Cup wins by default.
posted by Put the kettle on at 5:14 PM on February 6, 2011


Apparently we don't get the real ads in Canada, just regular crap Canadian ads. For what it's worth, here's one newspaper's roundup of the ads they like... even still, some ads can't be viewed due to 'copyright claim[s]'... how bizarre, companies turn down people who WANT to watch their ads?? [mind explodes]
posted by kevinsp8 at 1:28 PM on February 7, 2011


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