Earlier, we posted about fans on Twitter being critical of the first half Super Bowl commercial offerings. If there was one first half spot that did catch people’s attention, though, it was a Tide commercial — only people didn’t immediately realize was a commercial.
Early in the second quarter, Fox NFL studio hosts Curt Menefee and Terry Bradshaw appeared on screen, ostensibly to promote the halftime show with Lady Gaga.
Everything appeared to be normal. Only, there was an impossible to miss red stain on Bradshaw’s shirt.
Viewers noticed it immediately:
So we’re all just gonna ignore the humongous ketchup stain on Terry Bradshaw’s shirt?
— Justin Sorice (@Soreechay14) February 6, 2017
If there was any group of viewers who hated the first half of Super Bowl LI more than New England Patriots fans, it was those who tuned in just for the commercials.
The Super Bowl is known for having the most funny, emotional, and all-around best advertisements on television on all year. But fans, journalists, and even a Senator have all been critical of this year’s crop.
Here’s a sampling of the social media opinion on Sunday night’s ads:
i swear, i usually enjoy the commercials….. but this year, theyre TERRIBLE… not one single funny one (except skittles)
Snickers is planning to shoot what would be the first-ever live Super Bowl commercial.
According to , Mars Inc., which manufactures Snickers, purchased a 30-second spot with the intent of filming it live.
The commercial, which will air during the first break of the third quarter according to CNN Money, will feature Adam Driver as “a very hungry cowboy,” Mars marketing executive Berta de Pablos-Barbier told the Journal.
Live ads have been somewhat popular of late. Oreo, Toyota and Reddi-Wip all aired live spots during the NBC broadcast of Hairspray Live! in December.
Mars Inc. is undoubtedly hoping that Driver doesn’t fumble his lines — given that he’s only got one shot and the ad costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $5 million.
Watch a trailer for the ad above, via Snickers.
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Soda is out. Foodie culture has taken over and as people’s palates become more sophisticated, they’re drinking less and less soda. Coca-Cola is trying to combat that with a new initiative that aims to show that Coke goes with everything.
According to the Associated Press, The company made a TV ad that features a young couple drinking Coke while they make paella. Food bloggers are also now doing paid posts that feature the product next to fancier items.
Those of us who were alive and of film watching age in 2004 will forever associate tater tots with the movie Napoloeon Dynamite. Also “dang quesadillas,” llamas, ligers, and the days of “chatting online with babes all day.”
Burger King is now bringing back its cheesy tots for a limited time, and they tapped the stars of the cult classic for their new commercial, and everything about it is pretty much amazing. Though it’s been a long time, not much has changed between Napoleon and Pedro.
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