Alright so in the spirit of the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times analyzing and giving their 'top Super Bowl ads' list I figured Strange Brew should probably post something. Also in the interest of full disclosure I thought the ads overall were sub par so I only picked 5 of my favorites. Somewhere Don Draper shook his head in shame at some of the efforts out there. Then he went to drink some scotch. Then he hooked up with a secretary and ate a steak. Draper so hot right now. Draper.
#5: Best Buy
Might be biased here because Parks and Rec is one of my favorite shows on TV so anything with Leslie Knope is a home run. Knope's the new Liz Lemon.
#4: Jeep Whole Again
A lot of the best ads involved me crying and this was one of them. Now to be fair crying at 8pm on a Sunday isn't all that unusual for me anyway but this one tugged at the heartstrings. Also made me proud to be a Jeep owner. Actually it might be the first time I've felt pride in my life.
#3: Budweiser Clydesdale's
Again, sort of a crybaby one but when you put Landslide behind anything I'm bound to cry. Hell play that song underneath a video of a bunch of college kids playing beer pong and I'll probably start bawling. Bottom line is cute baby Clydesdale+Landslide= waterwork city: population Jon.
#2: Doritos Goat for Sale:
Doritos always comes in hot in the Super Bowl. The one with the Dad's dressed in tutu's wasn't bad either. But point blank if you don't laugh when this goat screams you're a scary human being. I've watched this 26 times this morning and I laugh every time. And I'm not even sure where you come up with a concept like this but Doritos does it every year. Pretty sure they just lock a bunch of college kids in a room with chips, beer, and a little smokey smoke and tell them to brainstorm for 10 months. Whatever works for you.
#1: God made a farmer
I couldn't care less about the debate between Ram trucks and Ford trucks and Chevy trucks but this commercial was a flat out scene stealer. It also made me feel terrible about the contributions I've made to the world so far but thankfully there are those out there who make the world turn. And I'm here to blog about them.
PS: I know the Go Daddy commerical we posted on Friday is catching MAJOR flack this morning but I wonder how people are falling into their trap. Like while blogs and articles and comment blogs are being written and blown up with people irate there are 5 marketing execs at Go Daddy headquarters toasting champagne. They don't care if it was funny or not, crude or not, or informative or not. Everyone on the planet is talking about Go Daddy today. No publicity is bad publicity kids.
Double PS: If you call me a wuss for crying at ads then you're also calling Stone Cold a wuss. Your call.