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Super Bowl Commercials

Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber Star in Best Buy's Super Bowl Commercial (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 7th 2011 2:15AM
Ozzy Osbourne & Justin Bieber Best Buy Super Bowl CommercialSome people call it Super Bowl Sunday, but for just as many people it's become Super Commercials Sunday. Advertisers pulled out all the shots for their expensive 'Super Bowl XLV' (Sun., 6:30PM ET on FOX) spots, which usually includes flashy special effects, huge guest stars, and a healthy does of weirdness.

Best Buy addressed the speed at which technology advances by comparing it to the world of pop culture. Ozzy Osbourne represented the "old" pop culture phenomenon, dating back to his popular MTV reality series, while Justin Bieber represented the new.

The spot was framed like it's a commercial shoot for 4G technology, but as they're shooting it escalates to 5G and finally 6G. Osbourne is on board for the start of it, but as he gets more and more confused, Bieber steps in.

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Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials 2011

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 6th 2011 11:35PM
Darth Vader for Volkswagen Super Bowl spotThere is a contingent of fans that watches the Super Bowl and takes a bathroom break during the game so they don't miss the commercials.

There is something at stake here for the companies who invested an enormous amount of money to buy time. A good spot can keep people talking for weeks or help launch a lasting campaign.

Here is out list of the best, the worst and the indifferent of this year's Super Bowl spots, from the standpoint of pure entertainment. Volkswagen is the biggest winner, and Pepsi and Doritos peppered the Super Bowl with hit or miss adds.


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Look for Kim Kardashian's Skechers Super Bowl Ad and Win a Pair of Shape-Ups!

by Kelly Woo, posted Feb 5th 2011 3:30PM
Kim Kardashian sexy Super Bowl commercialThere may be a new contender for the most sexy Super Bowl commercial of all time.

As we mentioned previously, one of the 2011 Super Bowl commercials will be a Skechers ad featuring Kim Kardashian "breaking someone's heart."

The commercial is quite steamy (of course), as the photos and preview clip show. Look for the commercial close the two-minute warning mark in the second half.

Plus, we're giving away a pair of Skechers Shape-Ups!

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Super Bowl Commercials 2011 Preview

by AOL TV Staff, posted Feb 4th 2011 4:45PM
Super Bowl commercials 2011

Super Bowl XLV is almost here, but more importantly, the Super Bowl commercials of 2011 are ready for prime time. (Actually, some of them have already made their way onto the Internet.)
This year's Super Bowl commercial lineup includes ads from Audi, Best Buy, Careerbuilder, Coca-Cola Doritos, E-Trade, GoDaddy, Pepsi, Skechers, Snickers, Volkswagen and, of course, Bud Light.

And since a good Super Bowl commercial often includes celebrities, look out for Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Roseanne Barr and Ozzy Osbourne, among others.

Check out some already "leaked" commercials, after the jump ...

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Kia and CBS Sued For Ripping Off Song in Super Bowl Ad

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 15th 2010 2:00PM
CBSI really didn't think we'd still be talking about the Super Bowl commercials more than a month after the game ended, but we are. It seems that every other company that had an ad during the game is being sued in one way or another. The latest defendants are Kia and CBS, who televised the game.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the two companies (and a few others, including the NFL and the ad agency) are being sued by Drive-In Music Company, who says that the song used in the Kia ad (the one with Muno from 'Yo Gabba Gabba') is very similar to a song by Dyke and the Blazers that they own called "Let A Woman Be A Woman." This commercial is still being shown a lot.

After the jump, the two songs. You be the judge.

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CBS Gives Dockers Free Ads for Super Bowl Underwear Screw-Up

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 8th 2010 10:30AM
CBS logoRemember when CBS ran two Super Bowl commercials in a row that featured guys running around in their underwear? I mentioned it in my picks for the worst Super Bowl ads, and now CBS is actually apologizing for it (and that's not all).

The network is going to give Dockers three free commercials during the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament coming up this month. The Dockers ad ran first before another men-in-shorts commercial for CareerBuilder, so they're the ones that will get the free spots.

This is rather odd, and I wonder if it will set an unwanted precedent when it comes to what advertisers can expect/want. So what if the ads were similar in content? It's not like Dockers and CareerBuilder are Coke and Pepsi and they ran ads next to each other. Maybe CBS should give viewers something for free for having to endure the commercials. I'd like a 'Late Show' mug.

[via Mediabistro]

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Joy and Regis Philbin Stop by 'Late Show With David Letterman' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 12th 2010 6:56AM
Regis and Joy Philbin, Late Show with David LettermanJoy and Regis Philbin are so adorable together. They're just a hoot every time we see them together on a show, and they didn't disappoint on 'Late Show With David Letterman' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

Throw in Letterman dishing on the Super Bowl commercial, Regis accidentally calling him 'Jay,' and Joy saying that Regis is starting to lose it, and it's just good fun. Not only that, she's a knock-out!

Watch the video after the jump.

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Letterman Thanks the Actors Who Played Oprah and Leno (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 9th 2010 6:07AM
David Letterman, Super Bowl CommercialAbsolutely everyone is talking about that Super Bowl commercial with David Letterman, Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey.

Leno dished about it on 'The Jay Leno Show' (weeknights, 10PM on NBC), and then Letterman did the same on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (weeknights, 11:35PM on CBS).

He took a moment to tell how it all came about, and also thank the actors who played Oprah and Leno. "They did a tremendous job."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Why Wasn't Conan in 'Late Show' Super Bowl Ad?

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 8th 2010 11:45AM
It was one of the biggest surprises of the Super Bowl: embattled late night host Jay Leno appearing alongside his biggest rival and harshest critic, David Letterman, separated only by the presence of television ambassador extraordinaire Oprah Winfrey. But while the ad had fans buzzing, it also had them wondering about the elephant in the room -- a particularly tall, orange haired elephant.

In other words, where was Conan O'Brien?

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The Super Bowl Commercials: The Best

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 7th 2010 11:22PM
betty white super bowl snickersLook, I knew as soon as I saw the promo for 'The Late Show with David Letterman' that featured Letterman, Oprah and Jay Leno, that nothing was going to top that. There was just no way anything could be better than that 15-second ad. While I was correct, there were some commercials for non-CBS products that put a smile on my face. Of course there were many others that made me groan, wince or sigh, but Bob's handling those.

The videos below are from Hulu, because they were the first ones available. If you can't view them due to location restrictions, they will all be up at Fanhouse.

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The Super Bowl Commercials: The Worst

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 7th 2010 10:24PM
Super BowlIt has become a cliche to say "I watch the Super Bowl just for the ads," but I really do. I have no interest in football at all (even less this year because the Patriots aren't in it - the only reason I would have to even be a little interested in the game is if the team from my area was in it), so I really do look forward to seeing and reviewing the ads. Too bad the Super Bowl ads aren't what they used to be (except for that Letterman/Leno/Oprah ad ... wow).

This year I'm picking the seven worst ads, while Kona is handling the seven best. Two rules for my worst: no movie ads (they're in a category all by themselves and shouldn't be judged with the other ads), and I tried not to pick any commercials that aired before today.

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The most surreal ad I've ever seen: Letterman, Oprah, and ... Leno?

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 7th 2010 8:15PM
Super Bowl Ad: Letterman, Leno, OprahThe first big Super Bowl shocker came early tonight, in a CBS promo, no less. The Super Bowl is on CBS, so it's no surprise we get a shot of David Letterman on a couch in his Colts jersey, but here's where things get weird: he's at a Super Bowl party with Oprah, and he's complaining about how it's the worst Super Bowl party ever.

We then see Jay freakin' Leno, who says that Letterman is only saying that because he's there. Letterman then mocks Leno, and then we see that this whole thing is a promo for 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'

How in the hell did this happen?

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TV Squad Ten: Most/Least Sexy Super Bowl Ads of All Time

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 7th 2010 10:31AM
Will Rogers once said, "Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don't have for something they don't need."

And how do you that? That's easy. Just sprinkle in some sex! It's nature's negotiator.

Of course, it's not as simple as it sounds. These days, people are easier to offend than Catholic nuns and the FCC has made it nearly impossible to advertise products the way God intended (i.e. naked girls with abnormally large boobs writhing and moaning over the awesomeness of Flonase). So an even subtler art of using sex to get your money lies within this deeply layered process. Here are the best of the best and the worst of the worst.

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Focus on the Family Tackles Super Bowl With Pre-Game Ad

by Gary Susman, posted Feb 5th 2010 12:45PM
In a move certain to amplify the controversy - and free publicity - it has already generated, Focus on the Family has announced it's running a second Super Bowl ad.

Like the first ad, the second spot, which will air four times during CBS' pregame show, also features Heisman Trophy-winner Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, according to USA Today. No word on the second commercial's content or cost, but it seems certain to add to the outrage among abortion-rights advocates, who have questioned the first ad's accuracy and fairness and have protested CBS' seeming double standard in cooperating with conservative organizations to get their advocacy ads on the air while snubbing liberal issue ads.

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Is Apple's '1984' the Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 3rd 2010 3:05PM
Every year around this time, everyone talks about the best Super Bowl commercials of all-time. In fact, CBS has a special tonight at 8pm, 'Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of All-Time.' Apple's '1984' ad, which introduced the Mac, is often cited as the best Super Bowl ad ever. Is it? I love it and it's certainly in the running and iconic. Some people say this is the best ad ever, period.

Here's the commercial. After the jump, take our poll.

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