My Top Ten Favorite Ads for Super Bowl LIV
Another Super Bowl’s come and gone, and while I’m happy to see the Kansas City Chiefs win, I’m going to be honest. I never watch the Super Bowl for the game unless its my home team: it’s all about the ads. This year saw some really great ones, and some not so great ones (the nerve of Trump and Bloomberg). So, without further ado, here are my picks for favorite ads for Super Bowl LIV.
By the way, I absolutely loved Demi Lovato singing the National Anthem. I can’t believe how far she’s come from from Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance.
Give the Earth a Snickers
There’s no denying that life on Earth could be a lot better. Climate Change has yet to be checked, violence abounds, and people seem to be doing so many stupid things. So, why not feed the world a Snickers Bar, because that’s just what happens in this hilarious commercial. The effects seem to be pretty fast, too.
Given my love of pop culture, and the fact that this commercial is filled with appearances ranging from Flash Gordon to Bill from Bill and Ted, this one’s pretty self explanatory. Thank you, Super Bowl and Walmart!
Mountain Dew Zero and Bryan Cranston
Never in my life have I needed something so much and never known until I received it. In this parody of Stanley Kubrick’s version of The Shining, Bryan Cranston re-enacts the famous “here’s Johnny” scene in order to convince a woman that Mountain Dew Zero’s as good as the original. It’s gut-busting hilarious, and the real kicker is seeing Bryan dressed as those two creepy twins at the very end. That, and the elevator filled with Mountain Dew.
This next pick wasn’t one commercial, but several commercials that ran throughout the Super Bowl. In the first one, after a man gets a stain on his shirt, he’s told to wait until “later” to use Tide to get rid of it. What would have been a good one-off ad became a running gag, though. The “Later” man kept showing up in other ads, until it was finally later. Too bad he got another stain in the end.
Rick and Morty Pringles
Ever since I saw this ad online a few days ago, I couldn’t stop obsessing over Pringles and how much I wanted them. So I had to go buy a bunch of Pringles packs for the Super Bowl. Rick and Morty is a great way to advertise products.
Jason Momoa and Rocket Morgtage
This almost didn’t make the list, mainly because I got a little weirded out by how Jason Momoa ended up. After thinking it over, though, I think it’s brilliant. I still prefer Jason more as his buff self, though: it’s how I know him as Aquaman and Khal Drogo.
Marvel Studios and Disney+
Okay, so the Marvel series on Netflix didn’t turn out so hot. However, I have a good feeling about the upcoming Marvel series on Disney+. I’m gonna try and review each of these shows when they come out!
Weather Tech and Scout the Lucky Dog
It was either this or Google’s in terms of the most tear-jerking commercial. Given the fact that I love dogs and hate cancer, though, Scout the Lucky Dog won out in the end. I’m so happy that Scout managed to beat cancer!
A few weeks before the Super Bowl, Planters shocked the world when they chose to kill off their long time mascot, Mr. Peanut. He died saving the lives of two others after their car went off a cliff. Then, Planters brought back Mr. Peanut in their Super Bowl ad. At his funeral, Kool-Aid-Man’s tears somehow revive Mr. Peanut as a baby, with the now Baby Nut taking the Internet by storm. Now we have people debating over who’s cuter: Baby Nut or Baby Yoda?
Jeep, Bill Murray, and Groundhog Day
This commercial was an absolute stroke of genius. Not only was Februray 2nd Super Bowl LIV, it was also Groundhog Day. So, Jeep decide to seize the moment and recreate the famous Groundhog Day film. With Bill Murray reprising his role as Phil Connors, he redoes the events of his famous movie. That is, until he sees a Gladiator Jeep and takes it for a joyride with the groundhog. The commercial then shows the pair enjoying themselves in the time loop, which is both nostalgic and hilarious. By far, the best ad of the Super Bowl this year.
Agree with my picks? What was your favorite ad from the Super Bowl this year?