Super Bowl XLVI puts the New York Giants against the New England
Patriots, and while many fans are excited about the match-up, I'm proud
to admit that I'm one of those people who watches the Super Bowl for the
commercials. Oh sure, I'm mildly interested in the actual football
game, but that's just because, if the Giants lose, my brother will cry.
This year marks a big change for the always eagerly0anticipated Super Bowl commercials, because almost all of them have already been released online. As a Super Bowl commercial purist, I'm severely disappointed by this new trend and hope it doesn't happen again next year. Watching the commercials is supposed to be a special moment for the Super Bowl, but if people have already seen and analyzed them beforehand, it takes away the magic.
In protest, I have refused to watch any of the ads online. Oh sure, I know that Matthew Broderick will make an appearance as Ferris Bueller, but out of respect for the purity of the sport of watching commercials, I waited for the Super Bowl to see it.
So as Super Bowl XLVI unfolds, I'll be updating this article with my favorite commercials.NBC's "Brotherhood of Men"
The network put on a big musical tribute to its shows, and it's awesome to see the casts of 30 Rock
, The Office
, Parks and Recreation
, Law and Order: SVU
, Up All Night
, Are You There, Chelsea?
, The Tonight Show
, The Celebrity Apprentice
, Saturday Night Live
, Harry's Law
, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
singing this song from the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Audi: Vampire Party
OK, I'm a sucker for vampires, and I have to admit that the idea of a car's headlights being so powerful they they cause vampires to burst into flames is pretty funny.
Pepsi: King's CourtThe X Factor
champion Melanie Amaro, Sir Elton John AND Flavor Flav, all in one commercial? It's so random it works.
is my favorite movie of all-time, so I love anything that ends with raining frogs.
The Avengers Trailer
I'm not a huge comic book fan, but even I geeked out seeing Robert Downey, Jr.'s Iron Man meeting Chris Evans' Captain America.
Skechers: Mr. Quiggly
I have a soft spot in my heart for adorable little dogs doing the moonwalk.
Dannon Oikos: The Tease
A woman headbutts John Stamos for Greek yogurt. It's about time Uncle Jesse got taken down a peg.
Honda: Matthew's Day Off
Kudos to Matthew Broderick for reprising his iconic role of Ferris Bueller 26 years later.
If you want to see my childhood on TV, simply watch this commercial with a number of animated characters, from Charlie Brown to He-Man to Fat Albert to Scooby Doo to Marvin the Martian to Voltron.
Bud Light: Rescue Dog
It's a rescue dog that fetches beer. I'm just happy a commercial about rescue dogs DIDN'T involve a sad Sarah McLachlan song.
CareerBuilder.com: Business Trip:
"Somebody ordered 46 Banana Daiquiris." Funniest line of he night.
(Image courtesy of Pepsi, Videos courtesy of Hulu and NBC)