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February 9, 2005 7:22 PM   Subscribe

Some people said they sucked, but either way they're all here: the 2005 Super Bowl Commercials courtesey iFilm. Meanwhile ESPN dished up an all-time top ten list for Super Bowl commercials and had the readers do the same. (previous posting attempt credit to Doohickie)
posted by rooftop secrets (18 comments total)
And yes, spell check would have been a good idea...

posted by rooftop secrets at 7:27 PM on February 9, 2005

They don' t have MY favorite: Frontier Airlines. Jack Rabbit gets a tune up.
posted by davebarnes at 7:34 PM on February 9, 2005

Out of the clutter comes the clean crisp taste of Pepsi Blue by proxy...

As much as I like a well constructed advertisement, I think we could all do with a walk outside. Yeah?

Art isn't dead, advertising is just standing on its neck.
posted by JGreyNemo at 7:39 PM on February 9, 2005

I am so not sad I quit watching TV entirely.
posted by Josh Zhixel at 8:03 PM on February 9, 2005

It was pretty awesome back when I posted this on Monday.
posted by Quartermass at 8:15 PM on February 9, 2005

(but this is constructed nicely, so props!)
posted by Quartermass at 8:16 PM on February 9, 2005

Some people said they sucked

They do suck. They're commercials. They are the means by which gigantic, felonious entities jam their over-priced crap into our little mindshares. That they are moderately more entertaining during the Super Bowl is no cause to celebrate. Besides, it's Wednesday already and my plate is full of the Michael Jackson trial.
posted by DuoJet at 8:18 PM on February 9, 2005

Hmmm, call me a sentimental sap but I liked the Anheuser Busch "Thanking the Troops" one. I'm like the next MeFite: thought the invasion was initiated on totally bogus terms; decried the loss of life on both sides; was heartened by the recent elections; through the whole thing gave my best wishes and sympathy to the members of the US Armed Forces carrying out this mission, whom collectively I think of as very decent people doing, under orders, a terrible thing. I think, if I were one of them, I would be most comforted by a round of applause when I entered the international arrival area.

I'm Canadian, so I have no direct stake in this issue. Nonetheless, this commercial moved me.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 8:34 PM on February 9, 2005

what's the fucking point of making a 'best of all time' list, and not bothering to link to video? (espn morons) please. it's the 21st fucking century, this shit is not that hard...
posted by jimjam at 9:06 PM on February 9, 2005

not directed at you rooftop - rather the dolts at espn
posted by jimjam at 9:14 PM on February 9, 2005

Quartermass: I searched for the link and it found nothing. I was surprised no one had posted it, but oh well. The search here consistently fails me sometimes...

jimjam: yeah, I kind of agree about that. I was happy to even just be reminded about the e-Trade commercial with the monkey though (reader's #1).
posted by rooftop secrets at 1:05 AM on February 10, 2005

jimjam, if you really fancy seeing all those superbowl ads from the best of all time list, we (that is me, and pals so this is a self link) got 'em all but the 1977 one. :)
posted by dabitch at 2:29 AM on February 10, 2005

Turtles, you are a sentimental dumbass. I guess A-B supports the troops by spending 2.4 million on a Super Bowl commercial. Yup.
Silly me, I forgot that the message after 9/11 was "keep on spending money".
posted by graventy at 3:20 AM on February 10, 2005

I feel grrrreat!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:47 AM on February 10, 2005

I like the fact that the site launches with an ad, which you can skip, so this line appears at the top of the screen:

Super Bowl Ads 2005 brought to you by: Skip Ad

This means something, I'm just not sure what.
posted by boymilo at 6:10 AM on February 10, 2005

I though the Budweiser 'troops' ad was absolutely awful. Not only was it grossly sentimental and tacky, it was also rendered completely phony by the Annheiser logo at the end of it. If they genuinely wanted to thank the troops, they could have a) done it in a less sappy way, and b) left their goddamned logo off of the advert. The whole thing served just to tell me that look look! this corporation wants you know how good they are!

This moment of human emotion brought to you by Budwesier!

posted by xmutex at 8:28 AM on February 10, 2005

I thought the AB troops ad would have been much better if it had been images of Dover.
posted by grateful at 8:44 AM on February 10, 2005

I was wondering if they were actual troops or actors when I saw the AB spot during the Super Bowl. Anyone know for sure? I would hope they were real troops, but the level of sap made me think actors...
posted by rooftop secrets at 9:56 AM on February 10, 2005

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