Super Bowl Commercials: A GLAD WORKS Perspective, Plus a Poll!

So of course everyone here watched the Super Bowl.

Great game, right (even though Brady’s game-ending Hail Mary fell short of being epic)?  But what about the commercials? They were pretty killer this year and we took notice of the amount of humor that was used considering the current mood of the country. Maybe advertisers felt like we could all use a little comic relief during the Super Bowl this year. After all, it’s supposed to be fun, so why not, right?

But with all the amazing stuff we saw, there were a few commercials that stood out as our favorites. Here’s our perspective on the offerings from Sunday. Pay attention GLAD WORKS friends! There’s a poll at the end!

Ooooo…a poll. Everyone loves polls.

Sketchers “Mr. Quigley"

We thought this one was amazing! Maybe it’s because we’re partial to dogs, little ones in particular, or maybe it’s because the only thing we like more than little dogs is little dogs wearing outfits, but this one hit our funny bone in a big way. The sneakers just slay us!

Doritos “Cat Killer”

Has anyone ever noticed that TV commercials love to portray men as total boobs motivated mostly by food and/or sex and/or beer and/or trucks?  Well, this commercial didn’t disappoint! Here’s your stereotypical guy being bribed by a dog with a couple of bags of Doritos. Perfect!

Doritos ”Baby Slingshot

Not to be outdone, Doritos went big with their TV visibility and delivered a second crowd-pleading spot. What knocked this one out of the park for us is the music while the baby is flying through the air and the Dorito the baby holds up right at the end as if to “chuck the bird” at that snotty kid who was teasing him. Later, Nicki Minaj did it for him during the Half Time Show. We like to think that’s because she was feeling this commercial too!

Teleflora “Valentine’s Night”

Back to guys being motivated by S-E-X, what about this commercial for Teleflora with Adriana Lima! WHOA! No doubt it went head-to-head with the party food for attention of the male audience. Do you think it was a little too racy, or was it doing the women of the world a favor by getting the point across to those reluctant valentines in their lives?

M&Ms “Naked Party”

This one killed us when the silly M&M stripped off his shell and started dancing naked on the table. He kind of has a point though: the brown ones are just naked looking! Nobody likes the plain brown ones, do they? Everyone knows red ones are the best!

Chrysler “MotorCity”

And in the midst of all the silly, there’s the moving and inspirational and somewhat political commercial from the Detroit automakers. Featuring Clint Eastwood delivering a rousing half-time pep talk to the country, we bet Obama dropped his bowl of chips right on the floor! That probably made his day no matter what team he was rooting for.

And now it’s time for a poll!


What commercial gets your vote? Leave it in the comments!


  • Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:37am reply

    Matthew is great and I really loved the longer version. Thanks Craig!! But my favorite is the Chevy apocalypse ad. All the end of the world scenarios rolled into one.

    • Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:37am reply

      That one was completely awesome! LOVE the Twinkies at the end! LOL

  • Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:37am reply

    Sketchers “Mr. Quigley" all the way. It made the whole room of people I was with laugh.

    • Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:37am reply

      Mattie, Dogs wearing sneakers for the win!!

  • Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:37am reply

    Hi Gina,

    Hands down...Ferris Beuller!! I think there might have been a Honda somewhere in that commercial too. I'm just disappointed that they shortened it for the Super Bowl. Full version can be found on You Tube.

    • Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:37am reply

      Hi Craig!

      That's a great one! Thanks for sharing. :)

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