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Super Bowl XLI Commercials: I vote for ‘Mouse’

February 5, 2007

Bob and Brett at TV Squad did some fine marathon blogging during the Super Bowl, logging and reviewing all the commercials during the big game.

SBXLIPersonally, my vote goes to the Blockbuster Video guinea pig and bunny and the “Mouse”. Very creative ad for the movie-rental online service — short and to the point.

My other favorite was the very quick ad with Oprah and David Letterman, both wearing their hometown jerseys.

Here’s a full list of links of all the aired commercials that they thought were worth mentioning, along with embedded videos for most of them.

Also, how about that halftime show? Prince rocked the house in the pouring rain! Though, I was praying for “Little Red Corvette”…

And this from the NY Times: The ads’ cartoonish violence was a metaphor for the War in Iraq. (?!?!?!)

Please leave comments on your favorites. The complete list is after the jump…

My favorite ads:

  1. Blockbuster: “Mouse”
  2. CBS: “Letterman and Oprah”
  3. FedEx: “Not What It Seems”
  4. Bud Light: “Rock, Paper, Scissors”
  5. Budweiser: “Dalmatians”
  6. Budweiser: “Auctioneer Wedding”
  7. GM: “Robot Nightmare”
  8. Bud Light: “Slap”
  9. Bud Light: “Language Course with Carlos Mencia”
  10. Snickers: “After The Kiss”
  11. Coca Cola: “Mr. Hadley”
  12. Budweiser: “Hitchhiker”
  13. Bud Light: “What Would Carlos Do?”
  14. NFL: “It’s hard to say goodbye”
  15. Budweiser: “Crabs”
  16. Emerald Nuts: “Robert Goulet”
  17. Jack in the Box: “Just like Dad”
  18. E-Trade: “One finger”
  19. Coca Cola: “Give A Little Love”
  20. “Training Seminar”

And the rest of the ads:

I would have ranked this ad at the top if it had made it past censors (WARNING: PG-13 language).

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  1. February 5, 2007 10:17 am

    In all honesty, I thought the Bud Light ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ was a scream! Thank god for TiVo….we watched that one about three times before we could actually take a breath and stop laughing.

    I have seen the Best Buy Mouse one before, and it is hilarious, especially for someone who grew up with guinea pigs as pets.

  2. February 5, 2007 10:43 am

    I saw that on internet video, and it was hard to see what he hit him with at first.
    I think this was just another version of the “Theft Deterrent” Sprint phone commercial from last year.

  3. newhoosier permalink
    February 5, 2007 11:23 am

    Yeah, that’s what I thought of when I saw the rock, paper, scissors commercial. I think the bulk of the ads were horrible, a few forgettable, and about 2 or 3 halfway decent.

  4. newhoosier permalink
    February 5, 2007 11:26 am

    Another thought….

    Usually there are at least 1 or 2 good movie trailers for big movies during the Super Bowl. With the number of anticipated blockbusters this year, maybe they thought they didn’t need the ad time.

  5. February 5, 2007 11:33 am

    Good obsv. on the movies Newhoosier. Looking ahead at the movie slate, you have Transformers, Pirates of Caribbean 3, Harry Potter, Spiderman 3 … none of which need even more hype. They’ll all be $175M+ blockbusters.

    I was sad not to see the awaited Apple iPod ad, which was supposed to be for a new widescreen iPod (or to promote the Beatles/iTunes agreement)

  6. February 5, 2007 11:34 am

    I was sad to see that there was no Baby Jesus on a Jetpack half time show, of the sort our President alluded to recently…

  7. February 5, 2007 11:38 am

    Hehe….we didn’t need it. We had PRINCE! That halftime show rocked better than any show since the U2 9/11 tribute halftime show in 2002.

  8. February 5, 2007 4:12 pm

    That was a great commercial. I liked the budweiser dalmatian commercial as well though… it was a bit sad in the begining.


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