Film and TV

Six Super Bowl Commercials That Didn't Suck

The Super Bowl XLV's over and we're just happy our team in yellow pants made it through the halftime show. If you need to catch up on a recap, check out this back and forth on Valley Fever.

The game was intense -- unexpected touchdowns, a few pathetic incomplete passes and a ton of injuries (not counting everyone's eyes and ears during the Black Eyed Peas performance shit show at halftime). But for those of us who skip the game to watch the commercials, this year was a flat damn disappointment.
Yeah, there were a few cute ones that made up for the overwhelming load of crap including a bitching Roseanne Barr appearance, a stupid Facebook status-reading car technology, a slew of horrible Pepsi commercials and the claymated Eminem attempting to convince us that Brisk iced tea is actually cool.

And because we'd rather not prolong the misery, here are our top picks:

1. Volkswagen: May the Force Be With You
Because cars are best sold by children, especially tiny ones in Darth Vader costumes who think they have special powers.

2. ETrade: Tailor and Cat Commercial
Another from the small child category. We were happy to see the ETrade baby return, and even happier they included a viral destined sneezing cat.

3. Doritos®: Pug Attack
In an effort to please every dude and his indie, pug-loving girlfriend, Doritos (who had the best overall set of commercials) played to both sides, brilliantly.

4. Best Buy: Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osborne asks the question we've been asking ourselves for years.

5. Volkswagen: Black Beetle
Car commercials always have the best songs, and they didn't have to use a kid this time.

6. Bud Light: Extreme Home Makeover
News Flash: No one actually gives a shit what your kitchen looks like.

To check out all of the ads, check out the official Super Bowl website on Fox.

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Claire Lawton
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