The Best (and Worst) Super Bowl Commercials of 2013
For the record, anything with Amy Poehler is a guaranteed winner, something we're sure the higher-ups at the struggling Best Buy were more than slightly aware of. She's shopping for electronics (obviously) and asks a million hilariously ridiculous questions. "What's an LTE, is it contagious?" "Can I use a dongle with this? Does it make you uncomfortable when I use the word dongle?" "What's the cloud? Where is the cloud? Are we in the cloud now?!" Her last question, asked while holding an e-reader, "Will this one read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in a sexy voice to me?" is perhaps the best, partially because we don't believe she'd ever read such trash.
3. Budweiser: Most Heartwarming
Was it cheesy, yes, but that's all the more reason to love it. Quite frankly, anyone who takes Super Bowl commercials seriously is missing the point. The commercial centers on a young man who raises a Clydesdale and eventually sells him to Budweiser. When he reads in the newspaper (another example of how online news cannot be the future: it wouldn't have been the same if the commercial showed him perusing news online) and sees that the Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to town he makes the trip out to see them. When the horses pass by the man is saddened when his doesn't recognize him. Have no fear, just in time the eyeshades are taken off of the Clydesdales and the man's horse sees him walking away out of the corner of his eye. He comes racing down the road just as the man is driving away. If you didn't tear up, you must not have a heart.