Last year an estimated 111 million people watched the Super Bowl, though, of course, not everyone is a diehard football fanatic. Some people are casual fans, while others could care less about football and more about getting free grub and booze. So while you're busy reading the tea leaves about Gronkowski's ankle or trying to figure out if Eli Manning is going to Hakeem Nicks on a slant or Victor Cruz on a hitch on the next play, other people at your Super Bowl party just want to see the very expensive commercials. The price for a 30-second spot during this year's Super Bowl will cost advertisers $3.5 million, so these commercials had better be good. Let's take a sneak peek at just some of the 70 commercials that will be vying for your attention and providing the off-the-field entertainment.
The Acura commercial "Transactions" utilizes Jerry Seinfeld as the spokesman for the new NSX. Add in a cameo by Jay Leno and the Soup N*zi and it is an instant success with over 8.4 million views on YouTube in only a few days.
After causing much commotion on the Internet that thought this spot was a teaser trailer to a sequel to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," it was revealed that it is just a vehicle for Matthew Broderick to shill for Honda.
The hunky Greek god John Stamos is the spokesmodel for Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt. Stay with the seemingly corny commercial through the whole thing because the ending packs a punch.
Will Arnett is the the new spokesman for Hulu, replacing Alec Baldwin. You have to appreciate the "Arrested Development" references:
It's good to see that Regis Philbin is still alive and kicking in this PepsiMax advertisement. A Coke driver has a cheating heart and when he gets caught, he really gets caught.
They've taken the classic Mean Joe Green Coke commercial and attempted to revamp it with Amy Sedaris to make it a funny ad for Downey. Seems rather lazy.
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