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Best, worst commercials of Super Bowl XLVIII
Newsday ^ | 2/2/14 | Verne Gay

Posted on 02/02/2014 8:03:50 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks

Jerry Seinfeld won the Super Bowl. But it was seriously close: He almost got beat by a puppy. But choices have to be made, and at deadline, the pup comes in second.

A great Super Bowl for ads? Not great but reasonably good, with only a few ads that were far off the mark, even fewer that assaulted sensibilities and stomachs. That in itself is an accomplishment. This was the year of the tease (Seinfeld) and the year where fewer ads were pre-released in the hopes that viewers would pay closer attention, or at least be surprised.

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The best:

1. Seinfeld Reunion/Crackle: That old tease, Jerry Seinfeld, told listeners of WFAN last week that his "Seinfeld" reunion wasn't a Super Bowl commercial, then amended that by saying it was "not not" one either. The dead giveaway there. But as it appeared Sunday night, at Tom's Restaurant, with Jerry and George and Newman supplying the kicker, this was the Super Bowl ad we all live for -- a fun, well-executed, surprise that made us (me) miss "Seinfeld" all over again. Plus, his "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" is worth the plug.

2. Budweiser: Puppy Love: Little to do with beer but everything to do with puppy love, and love of horses, and love of country, and love . . . running out of "loves" here, but this one was smothered in them, and effectively so. Plus, I loved it.

3. Audi's "Dober-hua-hua": Some people on Monday will argue that this was the best ad of the night, and I won't argue with them. (Except: See above.) Funny, silly and absolutely no doberhuahuas were injured in the making of this ad. Best part: When the critter eats up Sarah McLachlan's guitar.

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"Doberhuahua" was the only ad that made me bust out laughing...
1 posted on 02/02/2014 8:03:50 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It was absolutely the best out of what was, for the most part, a horrible lot of commercials.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 8:05:25 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Jack Bauer / 24 commercials. Do those count?


3 posted on 02/02/2014 8:05:38 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: jpl

Worst commercials in years.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:08:51 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Even Forrest Gump got into Alabama...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I watched about 20 minutes of the show - which translates to about 10 minutes of commercials. I didn’t see anything special any of the commercials I watched.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:09:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The puppy / horse commercial..made alot of people in my house cry. Can’t explain that one.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:11:19 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The MS one was the best imo, sure it was not funny, but it was heart warming.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:11:47 PM PST by aft_lizard
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To: Kirkwood

24 - Live Another Day videos

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=93875


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:12:10 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I thought the Squarespace ad was top t.

http://youtu.be/S0Or1f_RxKQ


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:14:16 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Top 5


10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:15:48 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I agree. (The M&M made me smile.)


11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:16:04 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I was genuinely offended by the multilingual “America the Beautiful” Coke commercial. I mean REALLY pissed off! Big vote for WORST commercial.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:18:55 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: Clint N. Suhks

For me the funniest was the couple where the lady was cleaning off the guy’s lip. It was spontaneous. I couldn’t help myself.

But the dog one was good too.

Interestingly, I have no idea what they were advertising. Same goes for the seinfeld one.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:37 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Clint N. Suhks
"Doberhuahua" was the only ad that made me bust out laughing...

Likewise here. The part with Sarah Mclachlan was hilarious especially since the ads she does for the ASPCA tug at the heartstrings.

14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:20:15 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Sideshow Bob

I was genuinely offended by the multilingual “America the Beautiful” Coke commercial. I mean REALLY pissed off! Big vote for WORST commercial.


Same here.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:20:37 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I liked the M&M’s commercial and the puppy commercial the best. If course all the real action this year was over at The Puppy Bowl!


16 posted on 02/02/2014 8:22:30 PM PST by Smittie (Just like an alien, I'm a stranger in a strange land)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The Maserati ad was horrible. I confess that during the ad I saw a maserati and making the comment out loud that the only brand of anything I’ve seen so far is a maserati, and obviously that is not what they are trying to sell here.

Except it turns out it was.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 8:22:51 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Sideshow Bob
I was genuinely offended by the multilingual “America the Beautiful” Coke commercial. I mean REALLY pissed off! Big vote for WORST commercial.

The muzzie part of that ad was even worse than the foreign languages. The Coca Cola suits need to get the message loud and clear that mooselimbs are the enemy and that diversity is perversity. Real Americans should boycott all of their products including the Minute Maid brand.

18 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:10 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: cuban leaf; Sideshow Bob

Here too. Even Hubby was fuming, and since his stroke he doesn’t care about much of anything.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:52 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The Bud puppy was the best and the Metlife Peanuts second. The Seinfeld ad, like the show he had was not good at all.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:06 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Shadowstrike
As did the Welcome Home Soldier!
21 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:09 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Worst commercials in years

Taken as a whole, I agree. Of course, I still miss the half-time "Butt-Bowl" by Mike Judge.

22 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:10 PM PST by glennaro
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To: Sideshow Bob

Agreed. More PC slop from the media.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:50 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: Sideshow Bob

Just watched the Coke ad. Think I’ll drink Pepsi tomorrow.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:53 PM PST by PAR35
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To: re_nortex
Sing the song in English - even (especially??) if their speech is accented heavily with their native language.
25 posted on 02/02/2014 8:27:59 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: Clint N. Suhks
The Doritos ad was cute.
26 posted on 02/02/2014 8:28:54 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Did anyone notice that all the talk about super bowl commercials focuses on what can be called sophomoric, at best. But, people [especially media pundits] have been careful to avoid THIS ONE?
27 posted on 02/02/2014 8:29:06 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Only saw the puppy/Bud commercial on Youtube. Did not turn on the game. That commercial won. Not a Seinfeld fan.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 8:30:58 PM PST by madison10
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To: Chgogal
http://www.justjared.com/2014/02/02/doritos-‘cowboy-kid’-super-bowl-commercial-2014-video/
29 posted on 02/02/2014 8:31:00 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Worst commercials in years.

worst ever, i think... i thought the Seinfeld commercial fell flat... and Jerry and George looked weird... the make up too obvious...

for me, the highlight of the entire Superbowl was the singing of the National Anthem... spectacularly done... best i can remember!

30 posted on 02/02/2014 8:31:03 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Sideshow Bob
I was genuinely offended by the multilingual “America the Beautiful” Coke commercial. I mean REALLY pissed off! Big vote for WORST commercial.

our entire household had a negative reaction to that commercial... as far as the Maserati ad, a few in our house thought it was a going to be a commercial about anti-bullying...

31 posted on 02/02/2014 8:36:02 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya
At last they got someone who could really sing!!!!

Did you like the KIA luxury car commercial?

Hint: This is what luxury sounds like. ; )

http://www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/k900/2015/galleries/all?file=gallery_k900_2015_superbowl&cid=sem&ppc=y

32 posted on 02/02/2014 8:39:39 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Sideshow Bob

Yep...I didn’t like that one at all.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 8:39:57 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I did not watch the game nor the commercials.

But so many seem offended by the multi-language Coke commercial. Was this the same Coke comemrcial that showed the gay couple skating? I’d be infinitely more offended by that than what language they were speaking.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 8:49:17 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Didn’t anyone else see the Bob Dylan piece? I loved it, and kept whispering, “Please don’t be about Government Motors”; I meant GM. I was hoping it was about Ford. Ended up being about Chrysler, which was kind of in between for me. Anyway, the production values in that one were first-rate.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 8:57:18 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: steve86

Yes, that’s the one. And yes, that was the worst part of a commercial that went out of its way to be offensive on many levels.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 8:58:52 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Migraine
Heh, I also was hoping the Bob Dylan commercial was about Ford.

Still well done, though.

I only hope that it wasn't done with taxpayer $.

But I have my doubts.

37 posted on 02/02/2014 9:12:44 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: Sideshow Bob

Me too. I was REALLY pissed off at it. I never drink soda, but that makes me want to start boycotting Coke.


38 posted on 02/02/2014 9:19:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kirkwood

“Jack Bauer / 24 commercials. Do those count?”

They are the only ones that did.


39 posted on 02/02/2014 9:31:15 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Dale Jr. duck call by Mountain Dew was the best, followed by the Dobehuahua, IMO.


40 posted on 02/02/2014 9:31:49 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: cuban leaf
The Maserati ad was horrible. I confess that during the ad I saw a maserati and making the comment out loud that the only brand of anything I’ve seen so far is a maserati, and obviously that is not what they are trying to sell here.

Except it turns out it was.

No it wasn't. It was about Hillary's "Army" of hags whispering in the dark, plotting her takeover of the country.

And it was evil as hell.

41 posted on 02/02/2014 9:44:45 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Me too. I was REALLY pissed off at it. I never drink soda, but that makes me want to start boycotting Coke.

And here's the part that really chaps me. Coke airs an offensive ad. Conservatives are the only ones smart enough to recognize the offense and the liberal blogosphere immediately demonstrate their own "tolerance" by calling conservatives intolerant, stupid, racist, bigots for taking offense.

42 posted on 02/02/2014 9:51:47 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: cuban leaf

You were [unwittingly] exposed to legendary David Ogilvey’s maxim of Madison Ave...”Sell the sizzle not the steak”.

Jes sayin’....that’s why he was so successful. ;)


43 posted on 02/02/2014 10:06:00 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

The puppy and the doberman head. The latter reminded me of Magnum PI and Higgins’ lads Zeus and Apollo.

The rest sucked.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 10:11:55 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: latina4dubya
for me, the highlight of the entire Superbowl was the singing of the National Anthem... spectacularly done... best i can remember!

I agree. Finally some class singing the National Anthem.

I seriously started to cry. I hear the NA and think of what our founding fathers went through and the great nation they formed. And now...we are rapidly diving into the slop of depravity. My heart breaks from what we once were, to where we are now, to where we are going, barring a miracle.

45 posted on 02/02/2014 11:16:06 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Chgogal
Nessun Dorma by Pavarotti

Kinda brings chills.

46 posted on 02/02/2014 11:24:42 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Went tape delay, skipped just about every single commercial completely.

And never saw a swcond of the half time show.

I wanted to see football, not social economic subliminal diversionary manipulation.


47 posted on 02/02/2014 11:31:28 PM PST by Spartan302
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To: mountn man; All

Agreed but will argue that Tom Sullivan, who is blind, SB X was my favorite.
Note that at the following link SB XI, it was “America The Beautiful” not the National anthem.
X - Tom Sullivan (1976)
XI - Vicki Carr (America the Beautiful) (1977)
Also, XXXV - Backstreet Boys (Signed by Tom Cooney)
“America The Beautiful” performed by Ray Charles (2001)
All SB songs and performers are shown@ link!
http://football.about.com/cs/superbowl/a/sbanthem.htm

Have a great day.


48 posted on 02/03/2014 12:03:47 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: mountn man; latina4dubya
I had the same reaction as your. Renee Fleming sang the lyrics as if she knew the history of War of 1812. That does not happen often.

Here for your enjoyment one last time is Renee Fleming singing our National Anthem at Super Bowl 48.. (Hopefully the link works.)

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=video+of+renee+fleming+superbowl+national+anthem+2014&qpvt=video+of+renee+fleming+superbowl+national+anthem+2014&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=AC99F6685ED619928DE7AC99F6685ED619928DE7

49 posted on 02/03/2014 12:06:22 AM PST by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Game could definitely be better. I am excited about the commercial for The Strain. It is a series coming out on FX in July about a vampire take over of the earth. Its NOT sparkly vampires. Very dark. Based on the book trilogy by Guillermo del Toro.


50 posted on 02/03/2014 12:34:47 AM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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