So many commercials, so little time to write about them all. What are my favorite Superbowl 2007 commercial picks? It is difficult to narrow down. You can see my individual reviews of my favorite commercials on my Associated Content page. I will instead grace you with my least favorite Super bowl 2007 commercial picks.
The first commercial to catch my eye was the Snickers: Kiss commercial. Watching it was like watching a train wreck. You knew something you did not want to see was about to happen, but you could not look away. Why a man would put his mouth on the end of another’s Snickers, I ask. Is it that good? As someone who was a snickers-a-holic in my earlier days, I can kind of empathize.
Regardless the point of the commercial is that Snickers candy bars are so good, that you will risk the rugged man kiss to taste a “sweet, Delicious Snickers”. Ok, I’ll buy that. Would I punish myself by pulling the hair out of my chest? If I had chest hair, I would. As one clever commenter on Ifilms wrote, by saying, “My My, Its Broke Back Car Mechanic!” It definitely will appeal to the demographic that loved that film. By the way, a lot of people loved that film. Good job Snickers. Very Clever, but if I were a guy, and someone put their mouth on my Snickers, I would have decked him!
Sierra Mist: Beard Comb Over
Speaking of train wrecks… nothing is more off-putting than a man with a beard comb-over. Sierra Mist wants me to believe that diet Sierra Mist tasted like regular Sierra Mist by showing me a guy without a modicum of taste? Fat chance. If I wasn’t repulsed by the beard comb over, (which by the way is copied from a TV show my kid watches called Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide) the Daisy Duke shorts and roller skates made me want to heave.
Pizza Hut: Cheesy Bites Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson graces us in the Pizza Hut: Cheesy Bites commercial. Jessica gets out of a limo and is shown talking to a reporter on the red carpet. The crowd instead of paying attention to her starts chasing a cheesy Pizza Hut delivery car yelling, “Cheesy bites are back”. Jessica jumps in the limo and chases after them too, and then the commercial cuts away to her sitting in the vehicle eating cheesy bites commenting that the food is her one true love. That is sad. The commercial leaves me with images of her red clad butt sticking out of the Limo door as she jumps in it. This is not her best angle. The memorable, It did nothing to spur craving of pizza bites for me.
Bud Light: Rock, Paper, Scissors
The Bud Light: rock, paper, scissors commercial was just in bad taste. I did not see this one coming. In fact, I thought that someone else was going to walk up and take the beer while the two men played the childish game over the last beer. Instead, one player throws a rock (hard) at the other players head. Do not try this at home kids. Stupidity of this level could actually kill someone. While the punch line was funny, “I threw paper, I threw a rock” was funny, the actions in the commercial were not. There has to be a better way to sell beer.
GM: Robot, General Motors
The GM: Robot commercial was clever, dare I even say brilliant, but in poor taste. A little yellow robot loses his job because he dropped a screw and tries other jobs that do not quite fit his purpose. The little robot gets depressed (as the depressing song, All by Myself plays in the background) and jumps off a bridge. Fortunately, he is only dreaming due to his obsession for perfection. Robot or not, this commercial displays an act of suicide that I wish my kids had not seen.
It is rumored that his commercial copies a scene in the move Short Circuit where a robot Johnny 5, falls from a bridge.
Bud Light: Auctioneer Wedding
Bud light, missed the mark with this auctioneer-wedding commercial. Let us think about this… Women make most of the decisions especially as far as the wedding refreshments are concerned. After seeing this commercial where bud light is on display as the wedding starts, and a guest pays to have the wedding performed quickly (auctioneer style), what woman in her right mind is going to run out and buy bud light for any event, or otherwise. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth,
A better ending of the commercial would have been to see the bride in the background chocking the groom or friend who paid for the auctioneer.
This Power Rangers-esque commercial for Garman GPS where a super hero fights a map monster definitely caught my eye. I kind of makes sense, good technology… Japanese horror movie style commerical… If I struggle, I can draw a few correlations. Fortunately I own an old Garmin, and it is an awesome product. All a user needs is a gentle reminder to buy a new one. If you have never owned a Garmin before, the point of the commercial may be lost on you.
Flomax: Here’s to Men, Astellas Pharma
What man in his right mind wants to see a commercial about Flomax (for urinary dysfunction) in the middle of the Super Bowl? Perhaps there is a greater need, and it does should not matter whether or not men really want to see such a commercial. On the other hand, perhaps the pharmaceutical companies made a clever decision to plant a seed for the need of yet another questionable medication and placed it during the most watched show by men ever.
My whole family was less than thrilled to see this one.
So which commercial struck me as being the worst?
The bud light, paper rock scissors commercial was the most damaging, least productive, and most tasteless commercial of the night.