Depending on your point of view, PuppyMonkeyBaby — the Mountain Dew mascot introduced during Super Bowl 50 commercials on Sunday — is either fall-down hilarious or a crime against good taste. The Voorhees Police Department in Camden County, N.J.? They apparently fall closer to the “crime” determination.
In what is perhaps the biggest weekend of the year for commercials, Hallmark has released an ad on YouTube that features a real-life lesbian couple—the first time the greeting card company has done so.
In typical Hallmark pull-at-your-heartstrings fashion, the couple, Eugenia and Corinna, talk lovingly about their relationships, saying oh-so-sweet things like, “You make my heart fifty times bigger and I’m so lucky to have you.”
It’s a nice antidote to the beer-and-boobs ads we’re likely to see during today’s big game. Check it out above.
In the spirit of Super Bowl season, videographers across the nation are producing ads in the hopes that their videos find a spot on your search feed Monday when you’re goggling “Super Bowl ads.”
The particular helmers responsible for the above “SHOCKING Super Bowl COMMERCIAL 2015 (GAY KISS)” have gone all out with the taglines: “Super Bowl Commercial “Queer Beer.” TOM BRADY GAY?” And we don’t mind it one bit.
Check out the video, which is a fake ad for Queer Beer that features gay YouTuber Davey Wavey, above for lots of guy-on-guy action in the Super Bowl locker room.
Betty White in her career-reviving Super Bowl commercial for Snickers in 2010.
We don’t know much about football. (We leave that to the Eagles guys). But we can totally hang with some TV commercials. Follow along during the game tonight as we live-tweet all the Super Bowl ads. Read more »
Is there anyone more adorable than Leslie Jordan? Here, the Will and Grace Emmy winner flaunts his cuteness in an ad for Crash the Super Bowl, a competition held annually by Doritos for the chance to have your commercial shown during the next year’s game. He co-stars with hunky models Joel Rush and Nick Ayler, which makes it even that much more fun to watch. Check it out above, and if you’re so inclined, vote for the spot here. Would love to see him get some Super Bowl-ad love.
Earlier this week Philadelphia magazine food editor Jason Sheehan and I sat down at the office (it’s a tough job) to try Budweiser’s brand new Black Crown beer. Black Crown is making its marketing debut during the Super Bowl and we wanted to share what we thought of the beer. Black Crown is the result of 25,000 votes in a project Anheuser Buschcalled “Project 12.” The experiment had twelve master brewers setting out to create a new beer that was consistent with the Budweiser name. The winner of the exercise was from Los Angeles and that beer is now Budweiser Black Crown. Black Crown uses the same yeast strain that Adolphus Busch used in the original Budweiser back in 1876 and like the original Bud Heavy, it is also beechwood aged. The beer weighs in at 6% alcohol by volume and promises more taste.
Until the Super Bowl, there is just this short Budweiser Black Crown preview video to whet your appetite. Well that video and the one Jason and I did while tasting the beer. Bonus points if you get the reference we ran with in making the video.
Are you jealous? Well you should be. Because while we briefly though about keeping the cookie forever as a kind of weird souvenir of the sort of fleeting fame that can come and go without anyone but some food nerd website noticing, Art and I were both kinda hungry, so we just ate it.