Normally, commercials alone are enough to keep me away from TV. But we recently added a DVR to our cable package so we can record shows and fast forward through the commercials. I know many of you have probably had this capability for years. Me? I'm just now getting used to the process, and man is it a dream.
The only time I ever - kind of - enjoy watching commercials is during the Superbowl. There have been some hilarious, heartwarming, and entirely creative spots in years past. The Bud bullfrogs. McDonald's Larry Byrd vs. Michael Jordan Coke's Mean Joe Greene. Monster.com's "When I grow up ..." Here's a recap of some of them, if you're interested.
As far as I'm concerned, last night's Superbowl commercials were all but complete duds. Sure, the fact that the Vikings didn't make it to the Superbowl in the first place probably impacted my overall experience for the evening, but that's another story.
Doritos dominated the commercial space and you'd think with all that time they could've come up with some intriguing "to be continued" series type commercial, but no. The majority of their spots were sophomoric and uninspired. The only one that was cute was this one:
Then there was Hyundai's spoof with Brett Favre about being an MVP in 2020 (Check out the reading glasses.):
Here's the uncut version of the pretend interview that's pretty funny (He talks blueberries, fiber and GPS footballs!):
And the Snicker's commercial with Betty White (When she gets tackled, I literally sucked air!):
I think that was it.
Oh, yeah. Adding David Letterman -
And eTrade - I do get a kick out of these babies!
Anyone watch the Superbowl last night? Did you have a favorite commercial? One you hated? Overall opinion?