Forgive us another story about the Super Bowl, but we have to talk about the ads.
So far today we’ve done Justin Timberlake’s disastrous halftime show, 10 of the most over the top Super Bowl rings, and topped it off with a look at why Michael Jackson’s 1993 halftime show will never be forgotten.
Why does make the list? Well, we’ll start with Tide, who are riding the PR wave off the back of disturbed souls eating their Tide pods.
Not bad at all.
We did show you the fake trailer for the movie Dundee, which was actually a punt for Tourism Australia, but it’s worth watching the trailer that aired during the Super Bowl:
From out of left field was the NFL advertising itself, which is probably a good idea given that the whole ‘taking a knee’ debate has seriously affected viewership numbers.
It’s almost like some Americans can’t figure out that the athletes taking a knee aren’t pissing on the American flags and troops, but rather protesting a system that continually persecutes them, including through overt police brutality.
Anyway, here’s the NFL’s fun ad, with a little extra info via the Washington Post:
New York Giants teammates Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. recreated the most memorable scene from “Dirty Dancing” after a touchdown, and we sat on the edge of our seats from the moment “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” started playing. Twitter tells us that jaws collectively dropped as Manning lifted Beckham into the air, outranking even Ryan Gosling’s recreation of the iconic move in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Well done, boys.
Soar like an eagle…
Some folks are also digging the M&M effort involving your man Danny:
Anything that features someone from Key and Peele gets a tick in my books, so props to Rocket Mortgage:
Let’s see a few spots that didn’t quite hit the mark, starting with Jeep’s attempt at less is more.
It’s like the Tide effort, except that it misses the mark. Not their best:
How about that awful Ozzie wine that Americans seem to guzzle up? We’re talking about Yellow Tail Wines, and they seem to love this chap in the yellow suit:
Nah maaaate, we’ll stick to the good stuff.
Bill Hader popped up in the new Pringles effort, but he didn’t win everyone over:
Let’s leave it there.
Enough Super Bowl for one day, thank you very much.
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