If you remember the ad above then you must have noticed the big change in Super Bowl advertising over the years since Farrah and Joe filled up our smaller TV screens. As you might know Farrah is no longer with us. Broadway Joe is listed as 67 on his Wikipedia page.
As viewers, we have learned that 30 second ads costing 2 to 3 million dollars are typically worth watching. I learned from the Wikipedia page on Super Bowl advertising that DVR users will rewind to watch a Super Bowl ad. Also, Canadians complain that US ads are replaced with Canadian ones in the broadcast they receive.
Today, the Monday after the game, people will go to sites to watch the ads. Why can't ads be that good more often?
Here's a site that has the ads and lets you embed them in your blog. superbowl-ads
There has been games when I thought the ads were much better than the playing on the field. Animals typical make great ads. From office monkeys to beer loving lizards the animals offer good laughs.
Yesterday's game was good because it was so close. I didn't care too much who won, I just like it when it can go either way until the end.
Even though I'm years away (hopefully) from living in a senior living facility, I have visited them and can related to the following ad which is my favorite.
"...42 wild Italians..."
What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?
(BTW - I'm still in an undisclosed location but I thought I might try putting out at least one post. Since I'm not on my normal routine, which is OK, I don't know when I'll post another one.)