BOB's 9 Favorite Super Bowl Commercials
BOB had a great time last night watching the "underdog" Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots and winning the Super Bowl 41-to-33. When looking back on his favorite part of the night, aside from kicking back with friends and catching the Prince tribute, he named a few of his favorite commercials from the evening.
Check them out below.
1. SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Teaser Trailer
The biggest movie trailer was for "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which comes out May 25th. It may have been the only commercial during the game that WASN'T online weeks before the broadcast. So it was actually a surprise.
2. Touchdown Celebrations to Come
One of the best 'commercials' was actually just a promo for the NFL. They had Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr. of the Giants practice a touchdown celebration which turned out be the "I've Had The Time of My Life" dance routine from "Dirty Dancing", complete with "the lift."
3. Tourism Australia Dundee Super Bowl Ad 2018
A clever parody was the fake trailer for the "Crocodile Dundee" sequel, with Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth. But it was just a commercial for Australian tourism. Although it did have a cameo from the real Crocodile Dundee, Paul Hogan.
4. Rocket Mortgage
He also loved the commercial for Rocket Mortgage, where Keegan-Michael Key took confusing stuff and translated it into everyday languages like pretentious hairdresser-speak, pretentious vegetarian food, rap lyrics, and dating profiles.
5. DORITOS BLAZE vs. MTN DEW ICE
Then there was the lip synch rap battle between Peter Dinklage from "Game of Thrones" and Morgan Freeman, representing Doritos and Mountain Dew.
It worked because they're the two celebrities LEAST likely to engage in a lip synch rap battle. And because everything Morgan Freeman does is cool.
6. Official Jeep Commercial
Jeep had Jeff Goldblum re-enact the famous chase scene from the first "Jurassic Park", where they drive away from a T-Rex. But he was actually just daydreaming in a Jeep dealership.
7. Amazon Alexa
A lot of people liked the Amazon Alexa ad where Alexa lost her voice. Jeff Bezos had a bunch of celebrities fill in, like Gordon Ramsay, Cardi B, Rebel Wilson from "Pitch Perfect", and Anthony Hopkins. But it didn't go as planned.
Tide was all over the Super Bowl this year, with a series of ads featuring David Harbour, he plays the cop Jim Hopper on "Stranger Things". The first commercial started out as a car ad, then a beer ad, then a perfume ad and just kept going.
It became a series of short, funny, mini-parodies of other kinds of commercials. But since everyone's clothes were spotless, the catchphrase was "it's a Tide ad." At the end, Harbor asked, "Does this make every Super Bowl ad a Tide ad?"
And they kept it going. At different times during the game, what looked like a Mr. Clean commercial, an Old Spice ad, or a drug ad, were just spoofs. Maybe this will distract everyone from the bad publicity of the "Tide Pod challenge"?
9. Michelob Ultra - The Perfect Fit
Michelob Ultra had fun with the whole celebrity cameo thing. It was a two-parter, where Chris Pratt got all buff to play the spokesperson for Michelob Ultra. But it turned out he'd only landed a role as an extra.
PHOTO CREDIT: Doritios // Frito Lay // Youtube