Super Bowl Commercials: Best And Worst Super Bowl 2012 Commercials

We look at sneak peeks of some of the 2012 Super Bowl ads you will see this Sunday

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Best And Worst Super Bowl 2012 Commercials

Super Bowl XLVI is in the books and the New York Giants are once again champions of the football world. But they weren't the only winners on Super Bowl Sunday. There are also ad execs around the country patting themselves on the back for a job well done while -- like the Giants -- the whole world was watching.

There were plenty of solid ads this year, but here are the five that were the biggest hits (and five that came up short).

5. Dannon Oikos Green Yogurt


Besides the fact that Uncle Jesse from "Full House" is still finding work, this one gets a thumbs up because it goes from cute to funny out of nowhere at the end. The only thing that would have made this better is if John Stamos stood right up and said "THE HAIR, WATCH THE HAIR!"

4. Volkswagon: The Dog Strikes Back


For the second year in a row, VW knocks it out of the park. Following up "The Force" with "The Dog Strikes Back" is a perfect 1-2 punch, as the car company knows the magic behind solid commercials: kids and pets.

3. Chrysler: Halftime With Clint Eastwood


Here's another company that got it right for the second straight year. Last year it was Eminem, and this time around Chrysler goes with Clint Eastwood to score "cool" points. The Hollywood icon not only talks about Detroit rebounding from the brink during the Halftime ad, but how it's "halftime in America too".

2. Skechers: Mr. Quiggly!


There's no way for a French Bulldog to outrun a pack of grehounds... unless he's wearing the Go Run Skechers, of course! Beyond having the cutest dog on Super Sunday, Skechers also gave us a clever cameo from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

1. M&M's: Sexy And I Know It


The group LMFAO could be near the end of their 15 minutes of fame, but this is one heck of a way to go out. There's something oddly enjoyable about seeing an M&M shake what it's momma gave it to the song "Sexy And I Know It".

These three companies didn't quite spend their money wisely.

1. Go Daddy: Body Paint


How many times can the folks at the domain registration company put together a "see more" ad that never actually allows you to see much? Time for Go Daddy to find a new angle.

2. Bud Light: Platinum


Does anyone know exactly what this is? For pouring in (pun intended) so much money into the launch of a product, the people watching the commercial should have some idea what they heck they are getting and that certainly wasn't the case with Platinum.

3. Audi: Vampire Party


Clearly the folks at Audi never saw "Twilight" because otherwise they would know what happens to vampires when they are exposed to light. Well, I mean, I'm told the commercial didn't jive with "Twilight"... let's just move on.

4. Pepsi: King's Court


It was clever using Elton John as the "King", but you can't have the star of the commercial be the winner of a reality show that no one watched ("The X-Factor"). Flavor Flav was a nice touch, but not enough to save this one.

5. H&M: David Beckham Bodywear


A nearly-naked David Beckham should never, ever be featured during any NFL game and especially not the Super Bowl!

Agree? Did we miss something? Check out every single ad that aired during the Super Bowl and judge for yourself!

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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Dannon Oikos Ad A Winner

A word is never spoken between John Stamos and his co-star in this spot for Dannon Oikos yogurt that will debut Sunday during the 2012 Super Bowl.

It's a little bit sexy, a little bit playful and it has a very clear message -- do not EVER come between a woman and her Oikos. Stamos tries to tease his companion with the yougurt, and pays a heavy and painful price for his trangression.

Superbowl-commercials.org really likes this one. It writes:

"What's great about this commercial is that it's fun and playful throughout, without being a Super Bowl commercial "event", thanks to the wordless banter of its two stars. The ending just knocks it out of the ballpark."

-- Check this StoryStream for a look at several of the ads you will see for the first time on television today during the Super Bowl.

Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Super Bowl 2012 Commercial - "The Tease" (via OikosYogurt)


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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Did Pepsi Drop The Ball?

Elton John has worn some crazy outfits over the years, and you can add the one he has on in this new Pepsi commerical to the list.

King Elton, as guardian of the Pepsi, winds up overthrown -- or dropped through the floor, really -- by X Factor winner Melanie Amaro, the hero who exclaims "Pepsi For All."

Superbowl-commercials.org does not like Pepsi's effort here. It says:

"Pepsi was clearly just trying to shoe-horn their "Where There's Pepsi, There's Music" slogan into any concept they could, but came up short here. It reminds us of some kind of summer-camp sketch from our pre-tween years. They should have just given away $10 million worth of Pepsi instead."

This one isn't on my list of favorites, but the outfit make it worth looking at -- once, anyway. Oh, and how in the world did John walk in those shoes?

Pepsi - King's Court Super Bowl (via Pepsi)

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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Let There Be Auto Ads

We have been reviewing Super Bowl 2012 commercial here at SB Nation New York, and despite our best efforts it feels like we have just scratched the surface. With time running out on us, here are a few of the automotive commercials we have not yet touched upon.

First up is a Chevy Volt commercial. The use of aliens is always good. Oh, and aliens leering at earth women is just creepy.

Chevy Volt "Aliens" | Super Bowl XLVI Ads | Chevrolet Commercial (via Chevrolet)

This Chevy Silverado ad says you better hurry up and get the truck you want, since the apocalypse is upon us.

Chevy Silverado "2012" | Super Bowl XLVI Ads | Chevrolet Commercial (via Chevrolet)

This ad for the Cadillac ATS is confrontational, and very cool.

Cadillac ATS | "Green Hell" Super Bowl XLVI Commercial (via cadillac)

Toyota reinvents the Camry, and some other interesting stuff.

Toyota Camry 2012 Big Game :60 Commercial - It's Reinvented (via ToyotaUSA)


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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Teleflora Ad Features Adriana Lima

Teleflora's new Super Bowl Sunday ad is bound to draw a mixed reaction. It features a very sexy and provocative Adriana Lima, and the men the ad is aimed at will love it. There will be women, though, who are offended by Lima's line -- "Guys, Valentine's Day is simple. Give, and you shall receive." An obvious sex-for-flowers reference.

The ad is pretty simple, pretty direct and the message is unmistakable. Sex sells, and Teleflora isn't hiding the fact that that is what is being referenced. Me? This is Adriana Lima, and I could watch this ad all day.

Here is what Superbowl-commercials.org had to say about the ad:

"We think it's safe to say that where they dropped the ball with last year's ad, Teleflora will get everyone's attention this time around. It's not creative, but it's sexy and effective."

Teleflora - Super Bowl Ad - Adriana Lima (via TelefloraFlowers)


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Super Bowl Commercials 2012: 'G.I. Joe' And 'Avengers' Movie Trailers

Let's continue previewing some of the 2012 Super Bowl commercials with a look at a couple of the movie trailers you will see on Super Bowl Sunday.

The first is for 'G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation.' SuperBowl-commercials.org summarizes the trailer this way:

"Despite the first movie being utterly terrible, the trailer for the inevitable G.I. Joe sequel will make its Super Bowl debut this Sunday. What's striking about this sequel is how not-terrible it actually looks, like the G.I. Joe movie the first one should have been."

G.I. Joe: Retaliation Super Bowl Spot Official 2012 [HD] - Dwanye Johnson (via clevverTV)

The second trailer is for 'The Avengers.' Lots of stuff going on here with things getting blown up and stuff flying around, but it's only 15 seconds long. What you will see on Sunday is apparently only 10 seconds of this trailer. It leaves you wanting more, which I guess is the point.

Marvel's The Avengers Super Bowl XLVI Commercial - Teaser (via MARVEL)

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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Sacha Baron Cohen Is Back

If you loved 'Borat,' then this 2012 Super Bowl commercial is just for you. Sacha Baron Cohen is back with a new movie, 'The Dictator,' and this ad will be a piece of the movie trailer.

I have to admit I am not a big Baron Cohen fan. The trailer is pretty funny, though. Plus, Megan Fox sightings are always welcomed. You have to like the cheap shot taken at the Kardashians, too. I mean, don't you have to like any cheap shot taken at a Kardashian? That's also an interesting way to win a race.

The Dictator Super Bowl Spot Official 2012 [HD] - Sacha Baron Cohen (via clevverTV)

The movie is scheduled for release May 11. It is billed as telling "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed."

-- Want to see previews of even more Super Bowl ads? Check out Superbowl-commercials.org.


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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Matthew Broderick's Day Off

This Honda spot for the new CR-V is an obvious -- and well done -- on Broderick's movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' Cast as himself, an allegedy sick Matthew Broderick bails on filming for the day to live a little.

If you loved 'Bueller' you will, at least, get a kick out of this spot. If you know the movie and its trivia by heart pay close attention as there are several nods to the original movie in the clip. There are apparently more than two-dozen references to the original film in the ad.

Here's a link to another clip that gives away some of the 'Bueller' references you will find in the Honda ad. On Twitter, you can use hashtag #dayoff to discuss what you find.

Without doubt, this is a Super Bowl Sunday must-see for 'Bueller' fans.

Official 2012 Honda CR-V Game Day Commercial - "Matthew's Day Off" Extended Version (via Honda)


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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: Volkswagen With Another Winner

Volkwagen's 2012 Super Bowl commercial for the new Beetle gets your attention with a seemingly lonely dog waiting for the right car to chase. It ends by paying homage to last year's terrific Volkswagen ad featuring the miniature Darth Vadar. You know, somehow the best car commercials actually wind up having nothing to do with the cars themselves.

The clip below has a few extra seconds added to the end of it that you won't see on Super Bowl Sunday.

We will be previewing several of the Super Bowl Sunday ads here at SB Nation New York the rest of the week. We know some of you watch for the commercials, and maybe the halftime show, rather than the game itself.

(via Volkswagen)

Of course, since we mentioned the 2011 Darth Vadar commercial it would not be fair if we didn't give you a clip of that one, just for old times sake.

(via Volkswagen)



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Super Bowl 2012 Commercials: 'GoDaddy' Ad Is Disappointing

If you have watched the Super Bowl before -- and if you haven't what exactly is the issue, anyway? -- you know that the GoDaddy.com Super Bowl ads are must-see TV for red-blooded American men on Super Bowl Sunday.

Here is a look at this year's Go Daddy ad which, of course stars race car driver Danica Patrick.

QR Code Super Bowl 2012 Commercial (via MichaelDuz)

To be honest, that's a little disappointing. Pretty tame by GoDaddy standards, though you never know what you are in for when the full version gets released on the GoDaddy website Super Bowl Sunday.

That's not exactly as enjoyable as this one:

Banned Go Daddy 2007 (via ShawtyTM1)

Or even this one:

Candice Michelle go daddy (via Beesdecember)

We will have more on some of the Super Bowl ads you will see as we get closer to the game. YOu see previews of many of the ads at SuperBowl-commercials.org.

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