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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, February 05, 2007

Before we begin, we want to apologize, in advance, if we don't get to your blog every day over the next two weeks. This is the busiest time of year for me and we will be traveling from this Thursday, until next Wednesday...including the weekend. We will try and break my favs in half and catch you each every other day.

Now.. on to todays bit of COUCH wisdom...bwahahahahahahahaahha




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AH, the Super Bowl…the last real football game of the season.

NO the Pro Bowl is NOT a real game.

Friends get together and drink, overeat, cheer for their favorite team…and watch the COMMERCIALS!

Over the years, the commercials have been as much of the hype as the game itself. Many years, the commercials were the best part of the game.

The last few years, there seems to have been a decision by the advertisers that a commercial needs to be about their product and not produced for the sheer pleasure of making us watch.

Last night just before the game began, there was a big commercial. Guess what? We have no idea who the advertiser was, but it was a party and Martha Stewart was there and Beckham.

THE COUCH thought this was a great idea for a series of ads to appear throughout the game….but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…nothing else… not one visit back to the party.

From that point on, we kept track of the commercials …

THE COUCH ratings are simple 10 is a classic – 1 is why did you waste your money LOSERS. So, let’s go to the videotape…

BUD LIGHT - ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – What a great concept. We laughed outloud. “Low five..bwahahahahahaah - 8

BLOCKBUSTER – CLICK THE MOUSE – Definitely in the running for a classic commercial when they do the review of commercials over the years. “Ummm try dragging it…” LOLOLOLOL - 10

SIERRA MIST - BEARD COMB OVER – Had to look twice at this one. Very weird, but sort of funny. – 7.5

SALES GENIE - SALES GUY – Ummm Sales Genie seems to have spent a whole lot of money yesterday. Sure hope it brings them in some sales - 4

SIERRA MIST – KARATE – OK, following up a commercial that they got a 6 on.. right down the toilet - 1

SPEED TEST – TOYOTA TUNDRA – A typical car commercial, with a twist. Stopping the truck right on the edge. OK, we all know it was probably done with computer graphics to show the end of the cliff.. but still pretty cool - 7

FED EX – MOON OFFICE – Interesting concept… poor Phil - 5

BUD LITE – WEDDING – One way to get to the kiss quick - 7

SNICKERS – KISS IN GARAGE - OK, besides the fact that it made me shiver, this was one funny concept. - 9

QUATTRO – TEST – UGH - 1

PROMO - MOVIE

PROMO - SURVIVOR

CHEVY – SINGING – Liked the different styles of tunes with the different cars. 7

SECOND QUARTER

BUD LIGHT – CLASS – OK, all the other advertisers pay attention to the people at Budweiser, they know what Super Bowl commercials are supposed to be about - 9

PROMO - DAVE & OPRAH

GO DADDY – MARKETING – Never really liked the Go Daddy commercials, this was OK - 4

COKE – GIVE A LITTLE LOVE – The take off on the video game Grand Theft Auto, only the lead character does nice things… missed the mark. - 5 CBS PROMO

BUD – DALMATION – Wonderfully done…cute, sweet, funny, happy… 10

GARMIN – MAP MONSTERS – Please treat us like adults - 3

PROMO - CBS CARES

PROMO - GRAMMYS

CAREERBUILDER – JUNGLE – Memories of the Apple “Lemmings Commercial, Intersting concept - 7

DORITOS – CASHIER – Looked like it cost less than $20 to make, and it did - 6

CHEVY –CAR WASH – this scared me, but we are sure people liked it. 6

BUD LIGHT – FACE SLAP – Least favorite of the Bid commercials - 5

AM HEART ASSOCIATION – HEART – Silly - 4

PROMO - UNITED WAY

PROMO - PRINCE

GM – ROBOT – Took a page from Bud. 7

COKE – BLACK HISTORY – Nicely done .. told the story well - 8

PROMO - LETTERMAN – DR. PHIL

PROMO - MOVIE – WILD HOGS – MUST SEE

SPRINT - BROADBAND – Connectile Dysfunction… bwahahahahah - 8

PROMO - HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER -

PROMO - AMAZING RACE

FRITO LAY – FANS – Got your attention..liked it - 8

COKE – REBIRTH – Two good Coke commercials in a row. - 8

PROMO - RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

PROMO - CSI END OF HALF

PRINCE- He was good, but we have heard people talking like it was the best concert ever. Not to me


END OF HALF TIME



PROMO - MEET THE ROBINSON'S

ETRADE – BANK ROBBERY – Got it’s point across in a humorous way. - 7

COKE – ASSEMBLY LINE – Excellent animation…too long. 6

PROMO - LATE LATE SHOW

BUD LIGHT – GORILLAS – And they do it again…8

REVLON – SHERYL CROW – Nothing special what so ever. - 4

CAREERBUILDER – BATTLE – A series of commercials that follow a common theme becomes enjoyable and strange all at the same time. - 7

TACO BELL – LIONS – Another series of commercials. 6

VAN HEUSEN – WARDROBE – An unusual advertiser and they fail horribly. 2

PROMO - 2 ½ MEN

TOYOTA – TUNDRA RAMP – Taking the boring car commercial and making you watch. - 7

EMERALD NUTS - OFFICE – Stupid. 1

T-MOBILE – MY FAVS– Saw this coming from a mile away .. 5

PROMOS - GRAMMY'S

FED EX – GROUND – Forgettable -2

NATIONWIDE - K-FED – He should be making fries… dumb 3
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BUDLIGHT – HITCHHIKER – OK, everyone who wants to advertise on the Super Bowl has to go to the Bud “how to do it right class” – It’s a bottle opener – brilliant. 9

PROMO - CSI

PROMO - CBS NEWS

PROMO - PRO BOWL

PROMO – MASTERS

BUD – CRABS – bwahahahahahahahahaha 9

PRUDENTIAL – RETIREMENT – so boring we have forgotten it. 1

HONDA – CRV – boring car commercial - 2

PROMO - SURVIVOR

HP – ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS – Good commercial. Actually thought it might be for MAC LOL - 7

IZOD – SPORTS – eh - 3

BUD SELECT – STRATEGY – We want that game! 7

E-TRADE - ONE FINGER – So much potential..never reached - 5

PROMO - RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

PROMO - HANNIBAL RISING – MUST SEE

CAREERBUILDER – INTERVIEW – Best of them all 9

PROMO - CRIMINAL MINDS

END OF GAME


What did you think?

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Now, the wedding proposal. They could not get a sponsor and CBS decided not to run it. Sure they had to get in their 200000000 promo ads... corporate weenies. The guy bought local time on the show Victoria Mars tonight. If the network (WB? or whatever they call themselves now) decides to, they might make it national. If not, he has promised to put it up o n his site Thursday. If he does we will direct you there.



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CREDITS:

Music Codes: Best Audio Codes

SALES MAN: The Monkees; Composers: Smith & Craig Vincent
TELEVISION MAN: Talking Heads; Composer David Byrne


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20 Of Your Sparks

  1. Hubby really liked the Career Builder series (jungle theme); just having gone through the job search again recently, it really hit home for him.

    The one we both thought was the best? The Dave/Oprah promo. It was never hyped, ran only once, and came from left field. Hilarious!

    Other than those, we didn't really pay attention. We thought it was pretty funny that K-Fed/Fed-Ex made fun of himself, but can't stand him.

    Safe travels. See you when you return.

    The Ice Box
    Ice Box Project 365

     
  2. Travis Says:
  3. I don't remember half of those. But I do agree with you that the Bud commercials are almost always the best.

    Take care of business and check in when you can.

     
  4. Turnbaby Says:
  5. Cool beans and cool tuneage.

    think the folks at Budweiser really strive to reach a particular audience during this game and in most of their ads. We are it.

     
  6. Tisha! Says:
  7. where can we get a recorded copy of the game!?

     
  8. Twyla Says:
  9. Holy crap! With all those commercials was there anytime left for football? I missed it all...but I'm going to try to find some of those commercials on youtube.

     
  10. Mags Says:
  11. Wow. That's a very in-depth look at the commercials.

    I didn't watch the game. My plane was delay and I couldn't make it to a friends house. Luckily, I had dip to keep me occupied while in the airport. ;)

    Actually, I'm glad I didn't waste my time watching it-there weren't a lot of 10's on your list!!

     
  12. Matt-Man Says:
  13. Only a modicum of Bond over the next few days!? What will I do?

     
  14. julie Says:
  15. Umm Vinny? When did you pee?

    LMOO!!!

    Cool post!

     
  16. Angell Says:
  17. Thanks for the rundown.

    I was too busy taking care of a sick family to watch... but we never get the good commercials up here anyway.

    Safe travels baby. We'll keep the couch warm for ya!

     
  18. busy91 Says:
  19. missed all the commercials, there is usually a site that has them all on it, but I haven't gotten that link this year.

     
  20. Tug Says:
  21. I haven't seen much love for the commercials this year, & I had my head stuck in computers looking at their guts most of the game...not fun.

     
  22. Tug Says:
  23. I haven't seen much love for the commercials this year, & I had my head stuck in computers looking at their guts most of the game...not fun.

     
  24. Meribah Says:
  25. We don't get the good Super Bowl commercials up here. Grrrr. Well, at least they have 'em posted on the Internet! Thanks for letting me know which ones are worth watching! LOL

     
  26. Anndi Says:
  27. Ok.. so this foreigner actually got the commercials.. and that click the mouse and drag had me howlin'!

    Loved the puppy..

    And Budweiser... bar none... the BEST out there!

    But nothing had me howling like Terry Tate Office Linebacker... You kill the Joe, you make some Moe!

    Great play-by-play.. almost like watching it with you pal!

    Be safe luv... did you pack the luggage?

    Smooch

     
  28. Dana Says:
  29. The Monkees! Oh, Vinny, I love you! Not as much as I love Taylor, though...

     
  30. I agree w/ Songbird that the Oprah/Dave bit was the funniest ad or promo of the night. I was real disappointed in the commercials this year. Only Bud Lite made me laugh at all.

    Bond: Awesome job rating them all.

     
  31. Bond Says:
  32. SONGBIRD: Yes Dave/Oprah was funny but I didn't deal with the promos... the Careerbuilder sure is true though

    TRAVIS: If I hadn't taken notes I would not remember them either

    TURN: Yes maybe a course taught by the Bud agency on how to do a Super Bowl Commercial

    TISHA: Not sure about the game, but the commercials can be found at http://sports.aol.com/nfl/superbowlads

    TWYLA: Sent you the link... yes there was time .. OLOLOL

    MAGS: And I waited at the airport with the chips for the dip - damn

    MATT-MAN: I will call you every day baby --umm I mean you will survive. lol

    JULIE: That is what the empty beer bottles are for... no?

    ANGELL: Sorry for the sickies.. hope all feel better soon

    BUSY: Got it to you my twinie

    TUG: Ummm sounds messy ... but as far as commercials ya didn't miss much at all

    MERI: Living in a foreign country must be touch LOLOLOL

    ANNDI: Well some foreigners have satellite dishes dear heart...Yes the Bud ones are great... and TTT was very funny ... TY ..well next time come down to memphis and I will let you hear my comments live

    SUPER BOWL PARTY IN MEMPHIS NEXT YEAR- EVERYONE GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

    DANA: LOL almost as much as Taylor maybe ...

    DOC: Thanks ... looking forward to your world-wide debut dude

     
  33. julie Says:
  34. Ewww Vinny!

    **walks up to bed wondering about that man**

     
  35. Skittles Says:
  36. Loved the game .. Yay Colts.. but I thought the commercials fell short this year.

     
  37. Sadie Says:
  38. I liked that party commercial, too. It would have been awesome if they went back to it.

    And the slapping. Loved it.

    excellent list! It will be a handy reference.

     

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