Sunday, February 05, 2006

Thoughts on the Super Bowl commercials

Not caring about either team in the Super Bowl this year, my attention turned to the commercials even more so than usual. Some thoughts as they aired:

  • Harrison Ford: you just look silly in an earring. And lose the goatee.
  • If you need an actor to play an agent, Jay Mohr (Jerry Maguire, "Action") is your man.
  • I'm totally on Pixar's jock, but Cars just looks dumb.
  • I haven't even seen the movie, but Brokeback Mountain now makes me think all cowboys are gay. That probably wasn't Budweiser's intention for their ad.
  • Chimps will make anything funny. The one smoking a cigar and holding a burning dollar bill? Hilarious.
  • Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the bad guy in MI:3! I mean, I was going to see this movie anyway, but now...
  • Given the show's suckitude for the past few years, "from the creator of 'Saturday Night Live'" doesn't have the cachet it once did.
  • The Go Daddy girl. Yummy.
  • Sprint's crime deterrent made me laugh.
  • "Might as well face it. You're addicted to 'Lost'." Cheesy.

Halftime: Mick & company, your pre-Tattoo You music is great, but hang it up already. Try aging with some dignity, if it's not too late. The RS logo stage was cool, though.

  • Anyone else a bit creeped out thinking about the process of the giant robot and monster getting it on so they could produce that Hummer baby?
  • More chimps!
  • I'm thinking that Taco Bell meant to have that girl be geeky, but she's damn cute. Yeah - glasses.
  • Oh, man. Sprint utilizing "Yakety Sax" from Benny Hill's show. Classic.
  • Emerald Nuts was kind of clever.
  • Nice to see McGuyver back.
  • Hey, ABC, don't dumb down society even more. Put a question mark (and not a period) after "Who wouldn't". This ain't an Abbott and Costello routine.
  • A remake of the Billy Crystal/Gregory Hines movie Running Scared? Nope.

Wow. What a craptacular year for Super Bowl commercials.


jasdye said...

um, you forgot the new Burger King nightmare-feast/fred astaire routine.

i think the sprint 'theft-deterrent' got my vote, though.

spydrz said...

Umm, Jay Mohr was much better in Cherry Falls.

Micah said...

jasdye - Based purely on Boob Quotient, I'd have to vote for Go Daddy, but removing that factor I think the Sprint ones were my favorites, too.

spydrz - Says the only person who ever saw that movie.