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Did This Year's Super Bowl Commercials Live Up to the Hype?

Super Bowl Sunday is the one time of the year I don’t get up to stick more leftovers in the microwave or throw my clothes in the dryer during the commercial break. Last year I thought that overall the ads were pretty underwhelming. This year, it seemed hit-or-miss. Some spots, like the talking E-Trade baby, were great, while others (SalesGenie's panda bears with the terrible accents, say) were really unfunny.

What did you think? Did this year’s ads live up to your expectations?


JennaV JennaV 9 years
Enough with the talking baby commercials :oy: They creep me the f*ck out.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
yea the Tide was funny too
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I loved the Diet Pepsi Max commercial! lol it was funny.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I voted "other", I missed the Super Bowl entirely. :(
juliegal juliegal 9 years
the coke ad w/ the balloons was my fave! so cute!!!! i thought the talking stain was funny too they all pretty much sucked tho....
esmerb esmerb 9 years
Yay for Justin! Boo for SalesGenie!!
JLew1982 JLew1982 9 years
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought the Asian pandas were offensive. I really didn't think any of the ads were great, though I did like the one with Justin in it. Talking babies freak me out; I wish they'd stop making those.
toughfluff toughfluff 9 years
The Sales Genie ad was really really bad. Kinda insulting actually.
rosepetal27 rosepetal27 9 years
you can see all the commerials on, or something like that. You could see them on bell express view tho, they supplied the US feed to canada.
Kristabelle Kristabelle 9 years
Fire Breather was hilarious. Screaming animals (especially the little cricket) were funny. Talking baby was kind of odd - but I liked his line about underestimating the weird factor (or something like that) about the clown.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 9 years
was not a fan of the salesgenie ads. only ones i liked were the doritos and jt ads.
jspeed jspeed 9 years
I LOVED the two COke ads I saw - the ballons (Stewie & Underdog bested by Charlie Brown), and the political one (Dem and Repub share Coke and go sightseeing in DC.) They each had a great message.
raieven raieven 9 years
The screaming animals one was the best. The bud light ones were just weird.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 9 years
The SalesGenie ads were in pretty poor taste. Between the goofy Middle Eastern guy and the pushy female Asian Panda I was kinda put off by them. Most of the other commercials were funny...all the ones you girls have mentioned I liked too :) Where I live (Northern California) we have a ton of political ads running....especially a proposition involving Indian Gaming. Both ads for and against the proposition were incredibly annoying.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
The Thriller Lizards were cute!
Hootie Hootie 9 years
The Diet Pepsi Max one was great. Those bobbin' heads cracked me up!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
For the most part, I was underwhelmed this year as well. Very disappointing, though I did like Big Ben and the American Idol spot.
splayer splayer 9 years
The E-Trade baby was really cute. I thought the Sales Genie commericals were boarderline racist.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
there wasn't that much originality or cleverness. for as much money as these companies pay you would think the commercials would be amazing!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
they all sucked. no originality, not funny, felt "forced"
Jessamae22 Jessamae22 9 years
the talking baby and screaming animals pretty much creeped me out!! But I did get laughs out of the talking stain (for some reason!), Justin Timberlake's ad, and Will Ferrell's ad.....oh, and I thought the Clydesdale/Dalmation ad was cute:)
gigill gigill 9 years
I stayed up until 3 a.m. watching the game on BBC2...and there's no commercials period! BOOO!!!!
nicachica nicachica 9 years
ugh, the SalesGenie ads were downright racist...Pandas with bad Chinese accents??? Omg, that was just painful to watch! I'm really not sure how they got away with that was truly terrible.
Kelly-O Kelly-O 9 years
The Diet Pepsi Max commercials were pretty good. I also liked the Bud Light "firebreather." We did laugh during the Justin Timberlake ad, and the Thriller Lizards. Other than that, it was just fairly "meh."
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
It's so frustrating that we don't get the commercials in Canada!!!
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