Like one of Stefon's magical nightclubs, Super Bowl XLVII had everything: Football. Beyonce. Ray Lewis. A power outage that inspired some pretty good Revolution / FlashForward / Total Blackout jokes. Oh, and commercials. Commercials featuring babies! And cars! And beer! And... Stevie Wonder as a voodoo master?
Le sigh: We found most of this year's crop to be pretty pathetic—but of course that didn't stop us from yammering about them on the internet! Below, you'll find nearly every ad that aired this year, starting with our picks for best and worst, and polls so you vote on our selections. Name your own favorites and least-favorites in the comments!
Curse you, big box, for using our dear Amy Poehler, but damn if she doesn't make everything better.
A clear winner. Silly, called back the "Great Taste/Less Filling" thing, but framed in a funny way.
Yeah, the premise is nearly as old as the actors in the ad, but it was funny and well done. (Although it's time to officially retire that fun. song now, right? Translating it into Spanish doesn't make it any less exhausting.)
Sometimes you can't go wrong with a solid crowd-pleaser. Also Kaley Cuoco.
Definitely the best use of an infant this year.
'MURCA. #KatDenningBoobs— MaryAnn Sleasman (@Radium_Girl) February 4, 2013
Poor Stevie Wonder. He deserves better than this. And so do we.
Babies also come from fucking in the back of a Kia— Tim Surette (@TimAtTVDotCom) February 4, 2013
Is Budweiser Black Crown made for parties in a vampire nest? #superbowl— Nick Campbell (@sononick) February 3, 2013
Also heard in the TV.com peanut gallery after this pair of ads came on: "Between this and 2 Broke Girls, that Peter, Bjorn, and John song is forever ruined." "So fancy. Too bad it's still Budweiser at the end of the day." "Budweiser Black Crown: When leather jackets, goatees, and acoustic guitars aren't enough."
Go ahead, invade other people's personal spaces and just kiss them. Because it's brave and not at all creepy or horrible or slightly rape-y to do that. Also: People LIKE it.
THIS IS WHY NO ONE LIKES YOU, GODADDY. NO ONE. (But, good to see Fernando from Chuck getting work!)
Was it funny? We remember laughing.
Would've been better if it wasn't feature-length? Regardless, <3 u Bob Odenkirk.
ABC just greenlit a comedy pilot based on that Doritos commercial— Tim Surette (@TimAtTVDotCom) February 4, 2013