Monday, February 4, 2013

Top 5 Superbowl Commercials of 2013

Sprinkled amidst a blackout, a two-quarter rout, and a two-quarter comeback that fell just short were some pretty funny commercials.  In case you missed them (and have ignored the rest of the internet, as everybody is writing the same thing this morning), here are the top 5 funniest commercials from last night.

5: Samsung Mobile, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen - Both get called in to audition for "the next big thing"--they insult each other until finding out they are there to work together.  Ah, mishaps.

4: Go Daddy, Close Up Kiss - An overweight geek and a gorgeous woman are the perfect match.  Watch them make out.  Now go get a web page from GoDaddy.com.  By the way, the geek is the smart one here (obviously), as it took 45 takes to get this right.  Brilliant.

3: Kia Sorrento, Space Babies - A dad tells his son where babies come from, but when the son attempts to correct him with the truth, the dad gets his Kia to play some kid-friendly tunes.  It doesn't make a ton of sense, but it's funny.

2: Taco Bell, Viva Young - A group of old people (sans Betty White--she'd have been in it last year) neck out for a wild evening of tattoos, sex, an general dukes debauchery.  Props to the old man pressing his bare, flashed chest up against the restaurant window.  Now that you're thinking of old people humping, who wants some tacos?

1: Doritos, Goat 4 Sale - A man with a neck brace and crutches is selling a goat, so of course a passerby buys it. As the goat proceeds to make his new owner's life miserable by eating bag after bag of nacho cheese snack, the owner determines to sell the goat himself, but he goat catches him painting the "goat 4 sale" sign.

Someone had to be left out, and this year it was the Doritos dad, which would have been funnier and more impactful had Facebook not thrown it in my face for the two weeks leading up to the game.  That's okay for Doritos, they still scored the top spot.  What were your favorites?  Share in the comments or on our Facebook page.

15 comments:

  1. Was a lackluster year for commercials, but still some decent ones. I enjoyed the one where everyone in the family was getting wishes. Some were good ideas that just kinda didn't make sense. Like if you drive or ride in a German car, after being stressed, you come out talking in a Jamaican accent with a happy outlook....

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  2. Yeah, I had problems with a few of the commercials. I liked the wishes one too. Some just seemed stupid--the Coke (or was it Pepsi) one where everyone is racing through the desert to get to the giant bottle--that was just dumb.

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  3. Which one--can you share a link?

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  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoOfBVraMNw

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  5. Ha! I must have missed that one--it's pretty funny!

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  6. 2 words : LEON SANDCASTLE

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  7. On the drive into town earlier, I remembered the best commercial of the entire superbowl, and I'm sad it took me so long to remember. The Audi commercial where the kid is going to prom alone, and his dad tells him to enjoy it, so he parks in the principle only spot, walks right up to the prom queen and gives her a kiss that she'll never forget, he's later seen driving with a smile and black eye. That was my fave. 2nd was the goat,

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  8. That was a good one--he's always been a funny guy. This does a nice job of playing into his funny side and his ego.

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  9. Ha, yeah, that was a funny one. As I look back, maybe I liked this year's crop of commercials more than I realized.

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  10. Two comments from Heike Vogel on Facebook that bear repeating here:

    "The Go Daddy Close Up Kiss was totally gross, and the idea was taken from the GE commercials not too long ago. The GE commercials also married Beauty & the Geek, but did it with taste."

    "My 2 favorites were the M&M Commercial with Meatloaf's, "I would do anything for love, but I won't to THAT", and the KIA one in which the robot woman kicks the guy's behind for smudging the window and kicking the tire on the brand-new KIA."

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  11. The Go Daddy ad was conceptually cute wish-fulfillment, but actually nauseating in practice. I don't even want to see (or especially hear) two ATTRACTIVE people making out.

    Although it was on the subtle side, I thought the Best Buy commercial with Leslie Knope was one of the best.



    And thank god you didn't rank the Clydesdale ad. Enough with the horses already. Bring back the frogs.

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  12. Yeah, I just love the back story to it. Filming that commercials might be that guy's all-time number 1 sexual highlight.

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  13. There were some decent ones, but nothing that was OMG amazing. That Audi commercial was the best OMG Amazing one I saw, the rest were....really decent commercial, but nothing we'll remember. Nothing will ever beat that Wilie Nelson one where he had to do the stuff to make up the taxes, and one was a shaving cream commercial, and he was promoting it well. When the director yelled cut, he was screaming, "Get it off! It burns, it BURNS!!!!" Or the ones that were banned. Like the guy that pulled the test dummy out of the car, and crashed himself into the wall, got out and walked off.... or the reebok pumps bungie commerical, or the one where the car outran a jet airplane....

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  14. The banned ones are always the best.

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