February 05, 2007

The Five Best Commercials

1. Robert Goulet appears and messes with your stuff. Just hilariously random, and almost as funny as Will Ferrell's Goulet impression. And with Ricardo Montalbon also appearing in an ad, it was an excellent year for former "Naked Gun" villains.

2. Letterman and Oprah. Who knew? Much, much better than the last time Dave tried to use Oprah as a punchline.

3. The Coca-Cola/Grand Theft Auto hybrid. Whoever came up with that is a genius.

4. Jay-Z vs. Don Shula. I totally want to play that virtual reality football/chess game they had. But what are the odds that Shula had heard of Jay-Z before they filmed this?

5. The Bud Light slaps. As usual, Bud had eight different ads, and only one or two of them were actually funny.

I was also happy, of course, about the complete and total lack of "this is our country."

This New York Times writer apparently thinks all the ads were really about Iraq, even though, really, none of them were.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 5, 2007 12:49 PM

The Robert Goulet ad was hilarious. Also - was that George Carlin doing the voice of the gorrilla in the Bud Light ad?

Posted by: LilB at February 5, 2007 01:04 PM

I've seen almost all of those Coke Commercials in movie theaters for the last few months, so I think that might knock it down a few pegs on the originality scale, but I still liked them.
Also, the Doritos ad with teh checkout counter made me feel a little dirty and use. I don't know about the rest of you.

Posted by: Dan at February 5, 2007 03:33 PM

Also, was it me, or did a robot commit suicide in a GM spot?

Posted by: Dan at February 5, 2007 03:39 PM

What about Snickers?

Posted by: A at February 9, 2007 12:23 AM
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