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*YAWN*

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Here’s an image from Dr. Pepper’s upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring Kiss. I don’t know why, but I’m already disappointed by this spot. Hopefully Gene Simmons and the gang will prove me wrong, but I doubt they will.

BRETT FAVRE TO STAR IN AD FOR… HYUNDAI?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

As previously mentioned on the SpotBowl ad line-up, the king of the economy car, Hyundai, will be airing an ad in this year’s game. Does anyone remember the lyric from Kanye West’s Gold Digger from four or five years ago? In it, King Kanye lamented how even the biggest stars can find themselves cash strapped after getting mixed up with money hungry women with the line “Win the Super Bowl, drive off in a Hyundai.”

Ouch.

Of course, that’s precisely the image Hyundai is trying to shed with its spot for its mid-sized Sonata sedan (one pre-game promo even compares the Sonata’s paint job to a Mercedes). To get there, Hyundai has enlisted the help of Brett Favre, who will poke fun at his on-again-off-again retirement status in a spot that shows him winning an MVP award after the 2020 NFL season and weighing his retirement options.

It sounds funny, especially because Favre will be aged with make-up, but when I think of Hyundai, Brett Favre is the last person that comes to mind. Remember, this is the same guy that shills Wrangler jeans and wears a perpetual three-day growth of facial hair that would make the guys on LOST look like pre-pubescence Boy Scouts. Shouldn’t he be in an ad for the new Ford F-150 or maybe a spot for magic pills that can transform ordinary men into one-quarter of the man he is?

“Thanks Farvlazine! Now I can pee standing up!”

HOMEAWAY SUPER BOWL SPOTS TO DRIVE TO NAT’L LAMPOONS MINI MOVIE

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

More details are emerging about HomeAway.com’s much buzzed about Super Bowl ad featuring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold from the National Lampoon’s Vacation films. As a kid who grew up in the 80s, I’m understandably a huge fan of the Griswold’s work.

That’s why I was excited to hear that they’d be making an appearance in this year’s Super Bowl, but became even more excited when I learned that their spot will actually be a mock trailer for a 15 minute short movie called “Motel Hell Vacation.” The movie will  be housed on a microsite and the Griswolds will be brought into the 21st century via social media. Clark himself has been given his own Facebook page and he’s also found time to share his thoughts with the world on Twitter. (Sadly, his tweets seem to be lacking Chevy/Clark’s bumbling wit.)

A huge thanks to CappyNJ on YouTube for compiling the awesome NLV clip montage below… accompanied, of course, by Lindsay Buckingham’s “Holiday Road.”