Super Bowl Commercials 2013

It’s time for the first ever Conz Hates Commercials Super Bowl commercial extravaganza recap… thing!

First – my thoughts on the game.  Shitty first half, awesome second half, terrible play calling by SF late, Ray Lewis murder joke, racist New Orleans related “black”out joke, Eli would have won it for the 9ers, and Colin Kaepernick looks like he has Progeria.

Ok, now that that’s out of the way, on to the commercials.

Right off the bat, there weren’t many memorable spots this year (or for the past 5) so I’m cheating and using a compiled list from someone else’s site.  … Oh, and there’s no chance I’m giving said site any credit, not like they own the rights to the videos.

I will be rating each commercial on a scale of Eli the God (being 10 naturally) to Sanchez (1.)

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Unfair?  Sure, but who doesn’t like to rip on Mark Sanchez?  I’m gonna have to drop a little spoiler here… there is not one Eli in the bunch, and this rating system is going to be a disaster.  Ten bucks says I abandon it halfway through.

Let’s open with this one, that I predicted wayyyy back in October

This company seems to try and capitalize on internet memes about 6 months after their popularity fades.  Either it takes that long to shoot the commercial, or they have a room full of unhip old people lol’ing about the funny video with 20 million views their nephew showed them. … You can expect a “Psy does it Gangnam Style” commercial around May, 2013…

Ok, so I was off by a billion views, and a few months, but that was as easy a prediction as there is.  Nate Silver I am not.  Way to keep the business model rolling, Wonderful Pistachios.  Rating – 2.  Blane Gabbert?

Not the worst.  I always get a kick out of the religious nuts who find the Virgin Mary in their toast, but this wasn’t worth $8 mil, Tide.  You could have taken $8 mil of your product and dumped it in the Ganges or something.  Rating – 6.  So who’s that?  Romo?  Nah, fuck Romo.

Racist!  Nope, not at all, but of course some people are crying foul.  That’s another $8 million right there.  I’m pretty sure VW had another “Be Happy” ad later in the game, so that was money well spent.  Rating – 4, but only because Jamaicans talk cool as shit.

I actually liked this one.  It’s just too bad the copious amount of pron I’ve viewed has forever tainted the word “cream,” for me.  “Tainted” was a bad choice.  Rating – 7… We ready to call Luck a 7?

People were tweeting about crying during this one.  …  Look, Bud, I like your Clydesdales, but only when they are playing football.  Way too much drama here, but I will say, this is the sweetest story about a man and his horse since Mr. Hands.  Shame on you, Burger King!  Who could eat such a majestic beast?  Rating 5 – but only for the  theatrical quality, fuck the story… although this is probably better than “War Horse.” Who’s the NFL’s most average QB?  Cam Newton?  Nah.  I don’t friggin know.  When’s baseball?

Wonder how much Dafoe pulled in for this.  Forgettable.  Didn’t Mercedes push a sub-$30k car a few years ago?  I bet the “starting” model has hand crank windows, no sun… excuse me, “moon” roof, 2 doors, a 1 cylinder engine, no cupholders, additional car stuff I know nothing about… once you ask for a couple upgrades you’re looking at a $45,000 car, which would instead buy you almost a second of advertising during the Super Bowl.  Rating – 5.

Love me some Rock, hate me some “Dwayne Johnson.”  Kind of mean spirited when you think about it.  While he’s out on his milk run, the cat could have died; the lion could have mauled that woman, etc…  Priorities though.  Rocky’s daughter wants some fuckin milk.  Not a terrible commercial.  Good to the see the Rock getting back to his roots… starring in action flicks with little girls.  Coulda done without the terrible CGI alien at the end.  Rating – 7 – Pre-Playoff Joe Flacco.

Are you bored yet?  I sure am.

This cost over $15 million.  I knew it was going to be some manly pick up truck commercial, but I was holding out hope the culminating shot would be an endless field of Farmers saying this.  Totally missed out on a great cross promotion there.  Rating – 4.  Too damn long and boring.  The cash spent here probably could have paid the yearly salary of every farmer in America, or at the very least subsidized America’s lima bean crops for the next… forever.

Beside the bully being the least convincing of all time, this was decent.  Coulda sworn he got tossed at the end, but I guess not.  Rating – 6.

I’m sure people found this hilarious, but I’m a humorless asshole.  Goat (not to be confused with “G.O.A.T.” aka Eli Manning) noises are always funny though, so the sound effects saved it.  Rating – 6.  Much better than…

… this piece of shit.  How many times has “Daddy playing princess” been used as a comedy crutch?  Hey jackass, you’re the dad.  Just tell her to give you the damn Doritos if you want them so bad. And ya know what, if she won’t hand them over, you have money, go buy a bag… shit, I’m sure you paid for those anyway.  What grown men play football like that in the front yard?  Oh and look at that, there’s a random Asian guy in the tag football group. Probably the only Asian other than Dat Nguyen to ever touch a football. Gotta appeal to them all! (Racist Alert – always wanted Nguyen to play for the Giants and line up with Justin Tuck so there could be a play called the “Nip Tuck” formation.)

There’s no chance Kato and a black dude are hanging out with bootleg Ogre from “Revenge of the Nerds” in the real world.  Also, if she had 5 friggin bags of Doritos, why couldn’t she just let Daddy have one with the promise he’ll play with her later?  Why is she hoarding 5 bags of Doritos anyway?!  I’m sorry but if you’re buying 5 bags, you’re telling me you aren’t mixing in at least one Cool Ranch?  Bullshit.  Terrible.  The kids in the Hyundai commercial above could probably beat these clowns.

This won a million bucks for someone too.  Remember your Grandfather? Yeah, you know em, Poppy Harry? The guy who worked 40 years in a steel mill for 12 hours a day to put bread on his family’s table?  He used to slip you a $5 bill every now and then and tell you not to spend it all on candy.  He made $100,000 in his lifetime.  These guys made a million for a joke that has been done 100,000 times, most recently in an Orville Redenbacher commercial.   Rating – Butt Fumble.

Dare I use the word “adorable?”  I dare not.  I saw this on some “worst” lists, which is ridiculous.  The shit has baby pandas, monkeys and elephants!  That alone makes it a 7.  I’m glad Kia didn’t try to incorporate these assholes.

2/10 would not bang.  Seriously though, this chick doesn’t appeal to me at all.  What am I missing?  I was waiting for Shatner to pop out.  Nothing new here.  You could have done literally anything with the premise and they dropped the ball.  Rating – 4.

What a disgrace.  What is he opposite of giving “eargasms with my mellow accent?”  How can you shit on a classic song like that, Becks? Fuck you.  Rating – Sanchez.

I think the Iron Sheik summed this one up perfectly in one tweet – “Fuck the Leon Sandcastle.”  Rating – 5.

That Paul Rudd is one charming motherfucker.  He and Rogen’s banter was funny.  I was ready to call this my favorite, and then Bob Odenkirk came in and I was all, “ah yeah, this is getting even better.”  … and it didn’t.  It went off the rails. Then Bron Bron made an appearance live via satellite, and in typical Apatow fashion, it went on way too long… but that was the edited for TV version.

This is the extended cut.   Odenkirk slowed it down a bit, but this is pretty hilarious.  Definitely my favorite.  Rating – Eli the God’s big brother.

Here’s the straight to TBS sequel for “Project X.”  Glad they decided to drop the shakey cam for this one.  Seriously though, don’t insult us, Pepsi.  9 years olds have sex parties with booze and drugs these days, teens aren’t drinking Pepsi Next.  Oh, and there’s some great unnatural commercial dialogue from the ‘This Friggin Guy’ actor playing the Dad, “This is real cola taste!”  No one talks like that.  Sneaky cameo from the ginger former child actor in the beginning.  Rating – 3, but only for the fat kid pouring milk over his head.

Look at Gildan running with the big dogs.  Good for you, Gildan… buttt you gave this asshole more work, therefore, I hate your commercial.  Rating – Sanchez.

There were a few other ones I remember but don’t feel like looking up…

Bud had a new black beer or some shit.

Pepsi had some shit with Stevie Wonder playing a voodoo priest or something.  At one point he looked up at (I think) Zoe Saldana like everyone doesn’t know he’s blind.

There was a Wheat Thin commercial that may have been funny, but no lists seem to remember it either.

Some kid drove an Audi and kissed the chick and got punched at Prom.

There was a stupid GoDaddy spot where Danica Patrick was terrible at acting.

The overrated as a motherfucker “Walking Dead” had some sport or something with zombies. Daryl was in one! He was probably checking that house for Sofia.  No offense to Norman Reedus, but between this show and “Boondock Saints,” the guy is cornering the market on disgustingly overrated shit douchebags love.  So Reedus got a Super Bowl commercial, Willem Dafoe got one… somwhere Powder must be crying in a corner.

Coke kept up their tradition of having dogshit ads with some Mad Max vs. Showgirls vs. someone else race for a giant coke in the desert or some shit.  I think the Showgirls ended up winning and saying, “This is real cola taste!”

Taco Bell had 2 ads with Spanish versions of famous songs that were garbage.  The idea was decent, but the Spanish translations sounded like shit in both cases, ruining the potential.

There was a Calvin Klein ad for underwear featuring a basically naked dude.  Nothing rabid football fans want to see more than some model in his manties.  I guess that was for the ladies.

Tracy Morgan did something that wasn’t 30 Rock, so I zoned out.

I think Kate Upton’s voluptuous tits were in 4 commercials, and I’m sure worldwide men high fived their buddies saying she’s the “hottest chick in the world.”  Good for her, getting as much work as possible before the inevitable Anna Nicole Smith transformation is complete.  I’m pretty sure Butt Fumble fucked her.

And of course, last but not least, this…

Gofuckyourself, Godaddy.  While it’s cool to see the world’s greatest extra get some shine, this is one of the most disgusting commercials… probably of all time.  You could have had Bar Refaeli make out with *insert that chick you love here* and those noises would still have made this unsettling.  GoDaddy gives 5 Hour Energy a run for their shitty money.  It’s 2013, we don’t need to see sexy women for 30 seconds, every 5th site you host on the internet is a porn tube… although maybe seeing said sexy women on TV in clothes causes me to go to godaddy hosted porn tube sites… hmmm.  Rating – if you could somehow clone a team full of Sanchez’s.

Hundreds of millions of dollars well spent!  And like always, my (and yours if you read this) time poorly spent.

Time for pitchers and catchers!  … Fuck, I’m a Mets fan.

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Terrible Music Tuesday – Hyundai Summer Drive Deals

This will be summer’s swan song here on More Like Badvertising, aka Conz Hates Commercials: a “fine” WordPress.com site, aka Sir Lucious L. Leftfoot, aka that blog ya momma warned you about (J/K, ya momma ain’t never read this site.)

This is standard fare as far as car commercials go… nah, wait… something’s bugging me about it.  What is it?  Oh I know…

That friggin song!!!  How do I know that friggin song, you ask?  Well, probably because it’s been on every friggin thing ever made!

Cobrastyle is the name of the song.  It’s by the group Teddybears… featuring Mad Cobra, we can’t forget about Mad Cobra, without him it would just be called style.  It’s like the Baha Men’s version of Bawitdaba by Kid Rock, and it is fuckin prolific…

According to Wikipedia, Cobrastyle has appeared on episodes of Entourage, Las Vegas, Grey’s Anatomy, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, The Black Donnellys, Chuck, Primeval, Dancing With the Stars, The Unusuals, So You Think You Can Dance, Teen Wolf and Friends.

It was recently adopted as the national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago…

It is featured in the films Employee of the Month, Epic Movie, After the Sunset, The Honeymooners, Man of the Year, The Benchwarmers, Bee Movie, College Road Trip, Free Style, Date Night, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Megamind.

Cobrastyle was the go to movie trailer song for years… until this came out…

That song bangs hard in the whip though, kid.  Hard.

See, when you really think about it, it’s kinda easy to respect bands like Teddybears… I mean besides picking that terrible name of course.  This the type of music you should want to record — shit that will get played in movies and in stadiums for decades.  Fuck your shitty band and your artistic integrity.  Write the next YMCA, you’ll be caking for life in residuals.  Cobrastyle still sucks the hairiest of the balls though…  I’d rather suck cobra venom out of your ass cheek than listen to this song again… Ladies!

It has been used in advertising campaigns for Heineken, Tab Energy, Secret deodorant, Nissan Rogue, Vodafone Ireland, Microsoft Kinect and Biotherm, as well as Hyundai.

I copied all of that from Wikipedia, and I’m far too lazy to remove the hyperlinks, so read up on Teen Wolf and Tab Energy!  The links are right there for you!

“You know anyone can post on Wikipedia, right? Not everything is factual.”

Nicely done Hyundai, way to break the mold.  Bad enough you straight jacked Honda’s steez and logo “What?  You’re crazy, we italicized it! Totally different!” Now you’re using a song that’s been in 40 other commercials and movies.

And where the hell was Jeff Bridges’s narration on this one?  I thought he was the voice of Hyundai?  Hopefully he’s focusing on acting again.  I have a great three-quel pitch for him…

Flynn is back in that computer game grid universe thing… his attempt to contact his douche son is somehow intercepted by a portly arcade addicted bodega cashier, and now it’s up to her to save his life.  Jeff Bridges and Gabourey Sidibe in…

Rated R for Rotund.

I can have a treatment ready by next week.  I already spoke with Gabourey’s people and they said she’d be thrilled to work with Bridges… as her weight demands she avoid them at all costs in real life.  You see, this is why you should be reading this blog.  No one else is making “Gabourey Sidibe is fat” jokes!  That is some truly groundbreaking stuff.

“Speaking of ‘groundbreaking,’ she breaks ground everywhere…”  Don’t.  Leave the lame jokes to me, ok pal?

Hyundai could be in the terrible music Hall of Fame.  Remember these broads?

and who can forget this asshole?

I’ll give Hyundai props for keeping “Christ” in “Christmas,” because every time those came on TV, I screamed his name at the top of my lungs.  Not looking forward to this Holiday season…

I think it’s safe to say that thanks to their music choices, Hyundai might have the worst commercials of any car company.  That’s pretty ironic (again, it’s probably not) considering their best selling model is called the “Sonata.”

“Actually, the Elantra is Hyundai’s best selling model…”

I bet you read that on Wikipedia, didn’t you?  Hypocrite.

Speaking of Hippos… Gabourey Sidibe  Eh?  Right?!

There was a Hyundai commercial last year that had music that directly ripped off the Super Mario Brothers 3 level select theme.  I looked forever and I couldn’t find it.. Google doesn’t even bring back any hits on it, except this dude’s blog http://jordanmunson.tumblr.com/post/5207489878/the-song-in-the-new-hyundai-commercial-is-remarkably

Props to that dude for apparently being the only other person alive who noticed it.  Instead of posting the commercial, I’ll post this Mario Paint version of the music in question, because apparently the real theme isn’t on the internet either…

I swear they straight Honda logoed it, but there’s no proof. I might seriously write a letter to Hyundai, or Nintendo, because I need to expose them. I don’t want you thinking I made it up, I have a reputation to uphold!  I may be a stunningly handsome, successful, intelligent lady-killer with a huge dong… but I will not be called a liar!

Alright, that’s long enough, I need to go and write the next Cobrastyle.