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Did Coke Copy Another Ad For Their Super Bowl Spot?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 12th 2010 4:01PM
Coca-Cola had a Super Bowl commercial last Sunday titled "Sleepwalker," and it showed a guy getting up in the middle of the night and sleepwalking to a fridge with Coke in it. Now some people are saying they copied an ad for Yotvata (another drink) several years ago.

Here are the two ads, both using the same music, same plot, and even a moon in the background. Coke says they didn't know about the other ad. We report, you decide.

[via AdFreak]

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What You Missed Last Night: Leno on That Super Bowl Ad with Dave & Oprah

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 9th 2010 1:29PM
I don't think there's anyone who has been harder on Jay Leno over the years than me. I'm a Letterman guy all the way, but there's something oddly...comforting about having Jay back at 11:35. And you know what? Seeing Jay talk about how that Super Bowl ad with David Letterman and Oprah came about is almost touching. It seems like Jay was truly moved by Letterman asking him to be in the ad, even if it was mostly just to do something funny and surprising.

Jay talked about it on the show last night. (For the record, Dave talked about it too, but just made a few jokes, including one about how the people who played Jay and Oprah in the ad did a great job).

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HuffPo compiles the best banned Super Bowl ads

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 4th 2010 10:13AM
Even though CBS has hacked and slashed an abnormally large number of Super Bowl ads, they aren't the first and they sure as hell won't be the last.

The Huffington Post has compiled a list of some of the more outrageous banned Super Bowl ads including the steamy PETA "veggie sex" ad and this ad for Smartbeep that has been floating around the Internet for years but didn't know until now that it was supposed to air during the Super Bowl. Thank you, Internet. You're the teacher that none of my teachers could ever be.

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Here's the Super Bowl ad that CBS rejected

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 29th 2010 5:01PM
Danny told you about a bunch of advocacy ads that will run during this year's Super Bowl. But CBS has rejected an ad too, from the dating site ManCrunch.com. But thanks to the internet we can still see it. Here it is. It's wicked gay.

[via Mashable]

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Ed McMahon in the hospital in very serious condition

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 27th 2009 3:26PM
One of television's biggest success and tragedy stories has started to take a turn for the worse.

TV legend Ed McMahon, 85, has been in the hospital for the last month and his condition has only gotten worse.

TMZ reported a source close to the family said his condition has been upgraded to "extremely serious" since he has been moved into an intensive care unit. He has also contracted pneumonia, which at his age can make things very serious.

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Update: Proposal ad will run during Veronica Mars

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 5th 2007 3:58PM

Remember that marriage proposal commercial that was supposed to run during the Super Bowl last night? It didn't run.

Seems that CBS just didn't have space for it, or something. The guy was watching the game with his girlfriend and kept getting calls from the network saying they "might" put it in, but it turns out they couldn't. However, the guy came up with a plan B: he's going to tape a proposal at a local station this week and it will run during his girlfriend's favorite show, Veronica Mars.

I know, you're wondering, "how is he going to pay for that?" The ad is only going to run in his local market, which he can't name right now to keep things quiet.

[via Pop Candy]

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Doritos: "Live The Flavor"

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 4th 2007 6:45PM

I believe this was the ad that either won or was a finalist in the Doritos make a commercial contest, and I like it.

It's a rather simple premise: guy driving around eating a bag of Doritos and is distracted by a cute girl, gets into an accident, cute girl comes to help him, she falls. They use words like "crunchy" and "smooth" to highlight what's going on in the commercial.

If you can't drink and drive, this commercial shows that you also can't Dorito and drive.

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Bud Light: "Rock, Paper, Scissors"

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 4th 2007 6:42PM

Two guys fighting over the last Bud Light at a cookout. They decide to play Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who gets it. Guy on the left throws paper, guy on the right throws a rock. He really throws a rock, and knocks the other guy out and takes the last Bud Light. One of the other partygoers calls the police and the guy is arrested for assault.

OK, that last part I made up. Funny commercial I guess, though I really don't know if Bud Light is worth getting violent over. Sam Adams? Definitely.

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