We watch them voraciously during the Super Bowl but ignore them the rest of the year. There are some fun commercials out there.
Generally, beer commercials overall are the best. The Guinness commercial urging us to make St. Patrick’s Day a holiday is great. Young men come tumbling down the stairs to find the tree decorated in shamrocks and presents underneath. All the presents are Guinness of course. Another fine beer commercial is the woman leaving one light beer for another and explaining her reason to the rejected beer.
Coors has the twins. The original theme song “I love quarterbacks eatin’ dirt” gets sung around our house a lot. Of course, we’re a family that invented our own “sack dance” for when the opposing quarterback goes down.
While beer commercials overall are better than the others, not all beer commercials are good. The Miller for President campaign leaves me cold. Additional note: I don’t care which beer has the fewest carbs. By the time I’m opening a beer, my carbcounting is done and the dark beers I prefer all have more carbs than are worth mentioning.
We have a local commercial for Six Flags where an old man comes out of the bus and starts dancing up a storm. It seems cheesy but it works.
However, my absolute favorite commercial now running is a car commercial. Five guys packed into a car while the guy in the middle back sings “Feel like a woman” while the others grow clearly uncomfortable. The point is that there’s enough room. Who cares? He sings it with just the right amount of pleasure without becoming a satire and the other four do a fine job with the facial expressions.