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The 5 worst Super Bowl commercials of 2013
Washington Post ^ | 2/4/13 | Maura Judkis

Posted on 02/04/2013 5:14:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

The 49ers only lost by a few points, but these advertisers lost big, ticking off viewers with sexist or unfunny commercials. Watch the worst commercials of this year’s Super Bowl below. Disagree with our choices?Let us know in the comments.

Go Daddy: This commercial objectifies women and makes fun of unattractive people...

Go Daddy: First impression: “Can it be?A Go Daddy ad without bikini-clad babes?”...

Doritos: A little girl wants her dad to play with her, but he is about to go hang out with the guys...

Volkswagen: This commercial, released early, has been controversial all week. An average white guy’s Volkswagen makes him happy —so happy that he speaks with a Jamaican accent....

Gildan: After a crazy one-night stand involving fuzzy handcuffs, a dude tries to escape without waking the woman he hooked up with ... except she’s wearing his favorite t-shirt, and he needs to find a way to get it off of her...

Bonus: Century 21: Though a few of them aired before the actual game, every single one of the ads that Century 21 prepared for the Super Bowl comes across tone deaf at best, and mean at worst.

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I thought the VOLKSWAGEN and CENTURY 21 ads were funny....and the DORITOS was kind of funny, too.
1 posted on 02/04/2013 5:14:29 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I thought the VW ad and both Doritos ads were funny (the one with the goat was funnier)


2 posted on 02/04/2013 5:16:56 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SoFloFreeper

cars.com was good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nazQNSEbiVk


3 posted on 02/04/2013 5:20:51 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m with you, I thought the vw commercial was funny, not insulting or hurtful towards anyone. Yes, the go daddy one was nasty, I speed watching part way into the kiss, second time it came on I went to the kitchen. I thought the t shirt one and the Doritos ones were dumb. I liked the bud voodoo doll one,thought it was on - there’s always a fan for the other team just as into it as you are.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 5:21:50 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This year was terrible compared to past years, nothing really clever.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 5:23:38 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I watched very little of the superbowl, though I did see the Clydesdale ad. Very good one, but it seems that whenever they pull out the Clydesdales, the ads are good.


6 posted on 02/04/2013 5:27:12 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: NRA1995

none of the funny ads were, well, funny. The best two by far were the Farmer ad (one of the best ever) and the Clydesdale ad, but of course, those were not humor ads, which was sort of odd for the Super Bowl....also odd was the farm theme of those. Look for farmers to be “cool” for a while throughtout the culture now.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 5:28:50 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nice to see someone besides Anheuser-Busch can make a memorable, pro-military commercial while keeping their product low-key (Jeep).


8 posted on 02/04/2013 5:29:01 AM PST by AF_Blue ("America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936)
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To: NRA1995
This year was terrible

So was the halftime show........

9 posted on 02/04/2013 5:29:27 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Not only are the Go Daddy commercials bad, their company sucks to boot.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 5:29:32 AM PST by WCH
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To: SoFloFreeper

C’mon! The best was PSY in the pistachio advert!

Who couldn’t help but laugh with PSY lip-synching “Crackin’ Gangnam Style” while the chorus in the background sang, “Heeyyyyyyyy, crack your nuts, now!”


11 posted on 02/04/2013 5:31:59 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Doritos commercial was funny!


12 posted on 02/04/2013 5:32:51 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: SoFloFreeper

I was eating when the “Go Daddy” kiss commerical came on. Sickening.


13 posted on 02/04/2013 5:33:00 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I think the internal power outage in the “Energy Efficient” Superdome was rather comical.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 5:33:05 AM PST by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I have no love for Beyonce so I skipped the halftime show.


15 posted on 02/04/2013 5:34:21 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
"So was the halftime show........

I agree. Was it me, or did the entire sb have a "ghetto" theme this year. Maybe in honor of the departing Ray Lewis.

16 posted on 02/04/2013 5:34:59 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: SoFloFreeper

On the best, a toss up between Dodge Ram “God made farmers” and the Jeep salute to our troops.

Kleenex for both...


17 posted on 02/04/2013 5:38:28 AM PST by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Great points. Hearing Paul Harvey narrate that very tasteful piece was magnificant. Chrysler- Dodge should run that and similar pieces for a good while.

Also loved the trainer who came to see his Clydesdale do good. Very heart warming.

18 posted on 02/04/2013 5:39:37 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Great points. Hearing Paul Harvey narrate that very tasteful piece was magnificant. Chrysler- Dodge should run that and similar pieces for a good while.

Also loved the trainer who came to see his Clydesdale do good. Very heart warming.

19 posted on 02/04/2013 5:39:47 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The second Go Daddy ad was actually effective in its message, and lacking in sexual crudity (for a change). Can’t see that being a “worst” ad. (The first one was easily the bottom of the barrel, however.)


20 posted on 02/04/2013 5:40:23 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
...The best two by far were the Farmer ad (one of the best ever) and the Clydesdale ad...
We agree! The rest were disappointments in one way or another. And we watched the strong-man competition (the truck pull) during halftime. Better entertainment! :)
21 posted on 02/04/2013 5:43:03 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The Dodge/Paul Harvey/Farmer commercial is one of my all time favorites. Absolutely brilliant put together. Here's link link in case anyone missed it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sillEgUHGC4

22 posted on 02/04/2013 5:47:11 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: meyer

I was dabbling with Twitter about the power outage...lot of funny stuff about it....


23 posted on 02/04/2013 5:51:09 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The Dodge ad, with Dodge only subtly in the background, using Paul Harvey’s talk on “The Farmer” was the best Super Bowl ad ever IMHO.

But I’m biased. It started with God, and went to what is missing so greatly in our nation: character. Willingness to sacrifice, suffer, lay down one’s life for family and others, work hard beyond comprehension, and so much more.

Been a Chevy truck guy all my life until they were taken over by Gov. Motors and the Union, a Ford guy since then - and never like Dodges.

But I’m tempted to go get a new one just because of their ad.

But then again - they took the Gov. pill too.....

Kudos to Dodge. It took “Guts” to do that ad.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 5:54:07 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Doritos Goat, Bud Light - jinxing the chair, and the dateless kid taking his dad’s car to the prom & kissing the prom queen.

And the M&M commercial.


25 posted on 02/04/2013 5:56:42 AM PST by LadyBuck (Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream... of spring. Ciao)
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To: Doogle

the absolute best SB ad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHjV-FPMm_I


26 posted on 02/04/2013 5:57:10 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: meyer

Ditto. The Clydesdale ad was my favorite this year.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 5:57:32 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Wife, kids and I had a SB Commercial watching party - we fast forwarded through most of the game and stopped for the commercials.

We didn’t mind the VW commercial - we thought that if they played that very often it would quickly become annoying, but it wasn’t offensive.

We liked the Doritos commercials - goat and girl/daddy/friends (goat one was best).

We really didn’t care for the Century 21 ads - we just didn’t think they were that funny. Our 16 year old commented that apparently all those women are Gold Diggers looking for the first opportunity to “off” their husbands for insurance money. Now THAT was funny!

The Farmer ad was awesome! We thought the Jeep commercial was heart-felt, but my wife commented on how far Oprah had fallen that she needed to do a voice-over for a commercial.

The voodoo commercials were pretty good (of course, I am a Miller man, so the product SUCKS), but their commercials are usually funny.

The half-time show SUCKED! It had nothing but partially-naked women shaking their butts at, and thrusting their ho-ha’s at, the camera! You could barely hear her sing and I heard more of the back-up singers throughout the whole show that Beyounce! It was very BAD!


28 posted on 02/04/2013 5:57:51 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: catfish1957

No, it wasn’t you.

Our entire society has a ghetto theme.

Class and decorum are no longer in style.


29 posted on 02/04/2013 5:58:27 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: Arlis

Yes, God, and Paul Harvey, and America - and Paul believed in both and everyone knows it. it’s like Dodge just stole “baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet” from GM.....


30 posted on 02/04/2013 5:59:49 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Hot Tabasco

Bumping & grinding...couldn’t understand a word that she sang.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 6:01:08 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Arlis

Yeah, GM is tainted for me NO MATTER how they market their product.


32 posted on 02/04/2013 6:01:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
God made the Farmer... I turned to my son and said, "best ad of the entire Superbowl... but they should have left out the truck".

I thought the two (carbonated flavorless water sold as if it was beer) commercials w/ Stevie Wonder were funny. The oreos in the library commercial was hilarious. Although opinions vary.

33 posted on 02/04/2013 6:03:24 AM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Worst year for commercials I’ve ever seen. The kid kissing the prom queen one was ok.

The commercials were generally so unmemorable that I wondered if they are intentionally trying to start deemphasizing them.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 6:05:55 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: FES0844
There were only two things missing from the halftime show that ordinarily would have been there:
1) a pole
2) dollar bills (folded in half the long way)
35 posted on 02/04/2013 6:06:23 AM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Farmer, Clydesdale, without question. I also liked the Taco old fogy nursing home night out. Funny! But so many of the ads made little sense and used sex to make a point instead of humor. I did like the Doritos dad and his friends, tho.


36 posted on 02/04/2013 6:07:41 AM PST by Exit148
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why is there always so much destruction? Crashes all over, yet no one hurt. Makes people feel immortal. Not just commercials, but movies too. The Oreo was funny in a way, but only in that the rescuers whispered, too.


37 posted on 02/04/2013 6:13:51 AM PST by Exit148
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Why is there always so much destruction? Crashes all over, yet no one hurt. Makes people feel immortal. Not just commercials, but movies too.

Seriously?

38 posted on 02/04/2013 6:18:56 AM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Notice most of the WashPost reasons were for politically correct reasons. Not quality of ad. The Godaddy ad was uncomfortable, but not because it objectified women or demeaned nerds. It was the gross up close kissing. That said, it was extremely effective (as usual).


39 posted on 02/04/2013 6:19:49 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I LOVED the God made a farmer ad for Ram with Paul Harvey


40 posted on 02/04/2013 6:21:01 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nuconvert

i like the “seniors getting their groove on” Taco Bell ad...


41 posted on 02/04/2013 6:26:50 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I don’t really enjoy ads featuring people who sing about killing American troops


42 posted on 02/04/2013 6:26:59 AM PST by globoreally
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To: NRA1995

the Dodge truck/farmer ad was soooo not Super Bowl... not a good one...


43 posted on 02/04/2013 6:28:35 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What about the LONG ad with the two guys sitting in chairs, facing each other? One guy was spewing about raising taxes again, smirking and smarmy and the other guy had brown stuff on his nose...
That was a commercial, right?


44 posted on 02/04/2013 6:29:22 AM PST by matginzac
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sold my ‘06 2500HD Duramax Diesel 4x4 LT loaded with everything that I bought when you could get the employee discount for $12k less than I paid for it 5 years later with 60k mis. on it.

Bought a like new ‘96 F-150 XLT 4x4 with factory off-road package and love it. Only Fords from here on.

BTW, my first 3 cars were Fords....’’51 Crestliner, ‘66 Mustang coupe, new ‘68 “Bullitt” fastback with 302 4bbl.


45 posted on 02/04/2013 6:35:31 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The worse one on Oprah and Jeep. She does not believe a word she said.


46 posted on 02/04/2013 6:41:04 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Volkswagen is far and away the most militant pro homosexual corporation in the world. They have for decades been branding themselves as the most pro-homosexual company in history. Everything about Volkswagen reeks of homosexual depravity. Stay away from this filthy, disgusting, dirty company.
47 posted on 02/04/2013 6:54:09 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: matginzac

Thankfully I missed that....I cannot stand the sound of the assclown’s voice.


48 posted on 02/04/2013 7:02:13 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Flavious_Maximus

Really? Never heard that.


49 posted on 02/04/2013 7:04:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stupid feminist whore working for the Wash Post analyzes the commercials through eyes that see everything based on racism and sexism.


50 posted on 02/04/2013 7:13:15 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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