Turbulence And Sleeping Passengers Make Potty Trip Tough

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Everyone's been stuck in that frustrating situation on a plane when you're sitting in a window seat in a row of three seats and you just really, really have to go to the bathroom except the passengers next to you are sleeping making a graceful exit to the aisles a tryting task. That's the set up for Ameriquest's second Super Bowl ad. The poor woman trying to make it to the bathroom ends up in a rather embarrassing position once a bit of turbulence hits causing the lights to go on and revealing to the rest of the passengers her not so normal seating position. See the spot here.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television



Rolling Stones Half Time Show Kinda, Sorta OK

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Perhaps making the most insightful comment about their appearance during the Half Time show, Mick Jagger said, "We could have done Super Bowl One but everything comes to he who waits." They might be old but they are good. And for all you youngsters out there who might think Mick could have sounded better, that's what actual, non-lip synched stadium singing sounded like back in the day. That said, it was not the most stellar of Half Time shows. Maybe Bob Garfield was on to something after all.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Super Bowl 2006, Television



Cadillac Escalade Makes Dramatic Entry

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As fashionistas eagerly anticipate the latest fashions on the runway in this Cadillac Super Bowl "Chrome Couture" commercial, this runway's a bit different. It's all wet and dark and mysterious with models rising out its glistening ooze. But the finale is what grabs everyone's attention. Rising slowly from the liquid is the new Cadillac Escalade. A very dramatic entrance indeed. See the spot here.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television



She's Wide Open!

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You know, it's just not right when a hot girl says to a hot guy in a touch football game, "Throw it to me. I'm gonna be wide open." Sorry, you witty creative. We know what you were thinking when you wrote that line and we know you laughed about it over and over and wondered if you'd get it past the client. Apparently, you did. And you know what? It was funny. Oh, was it for Bud Light? Sorry, we were, once again, distracted. Oh wait. It was Michelob. See the spot here.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television



ESPN Immerses Sports Fan in New Mobile Sports Service

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For a spots fan, walking through a city where athletes from every possible sport are doing their thing is heaven and that is exactly what ESPN is telling us in their commercial for its new ESPN mobile service which brings the world of sport to your mobile device. The spot did a perfect job with message and did it in an interesting and not so ordinary way. After all, it''s not very often you see NASCAR vehicles scream down the street. See the ad here.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television



Ameriquest Kills Its Patient

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Playing right into our enjoyment of sick humor, the first Ameriquest Super Bowl spot showed a couple of doctors presiding over a patient with cut shots to the patient's husband and daughter. A fly is buzzing around the patient and one of the doctors kills the fly with the those heart paddle things and says, "That killed him" just as the wife and daughter walk into the room. Love that sick humor! However, we forget what the spot had to do with mortgages. See the ad here.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television



Cave Man Wishes He Had FedEx

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The FedEx ad took place in pre-historic time with a cave man setting a bird free becasue the bird was delivering a package for him. but as soon as he set the bird free, a large creature devoured it. The cave man goes back into the cave and his "boss," who wanted the package delivered overnight, fires him but than man, complains, "FedX isn't invented yet!" He then walks out of the cave, dejected, only to be stomped on by some gigantic elephant foot. Funny. Click More to see the ad.

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by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television



Whopperettes Create Human Burger King Whopper

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OK, we were already to hate the Burger King Brooke Burke Whopperettes commercial until all those Whopperettes started flying through the air, dressed like burger ingredients, and landing face first, one on top of each other, until they formed a Whopper presented by Burke all while that really freaky looking Burger King dude looked on. From Crispin and we like it. See the ad here. And thank you Crispin for making it so easy for us ad types that obsess over this stuff to actually find and view the ad. Much appreciated.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Commercials, Good, Super Bowl 2006, Television



Jessica Simpson's Breasts Are Pizza Hut Bites

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Is it just us or are the creative folks behind the Jessica Simpson Pizza Hut ad pulling one over on us? The copy, "These bites are gonna pop right into you" uttered by Simpson as she lears into the eyes of that horned up kid just can't help is feel there's some sort of sexual overtone going on here. Just what bites is she talking about putting into his mouth?

by Steve Hall    Feb- 5-06    
Topic: Celebrity, Commercials, Super Bowl 2006, Television



James Frey Shakes His Lying Ass

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We didn't join the media circus surrounding the Oprah/James Frey "is it fiction or non-fiction" thing because, well, we really didn't care what yet another author had to say and how Oprah would heap praise until we found this little video poking fun at the whole thing. Watch Frey shake his ass and tell the story of how he liked to all of us in his book.

by Steve Hall    Feb- 3-06    
Topic: Publishing, Television, Viral










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