Call it a cliche. Call it gratuitously opportunistic. Call it what you will.
But we know that whenever we run a post featuring a new, popular or funny commercial, your clicking fingers get awfully itchy. (Don’t deny it. We have the stats to prove it.)
So, here we are. And it’s Super Bowl week, the US advertising industry’s day to shine (or desperately cling to relevance). Hence, we bring you, the best and worst of the Super Bowl ads for 2012 (according to Anthill).
These were our faves, chosen by Anthill HQ’s patent pending dig-o-meter methodology.
Yes, these are the ads we dig.
Honda CRV with Matthew “Ferris” Broderick
Bueller? Bueller? We don’t care what anybody says. Ferris never gets old, even if they guy who played him does.
Best Buy’s phone innovators
How many of you thought “God, I wish I’d thought of that” as you watched this parade of successful inventors. And the “Words with Friends” punchline. Classic.
Audi vampire party
If only this scene could have happened in the “Twilight” series.
Monkeys in suits? Random celebrities? The ‘New’ Pussycat Dolls? What were they thinking?
CareerBuilder.com’s business travel with monkeys
Primate co-workers? Really? Send this one back to the zoo.
Pepsi and the king’s court
Flavor Flav almost rescues a wooden Sir Reg from this excessively sequined period piece. Almost.
Stop, Daddy. Just … stop. And, oh, the New Pussycat Dolls?
Were the pole dancers from Al’s Pink Parts Palace already booked?
These commercials did what commercials are supposed to do — clearly define the product and sell it. Easier said than done, apparently.
Budweiser — Return of the King
C’mon. The Darkness. The Darkness!
Bud Light — Weego the Rescue Dog
Stately Anthill Manor has secured the services of Weego for all future staff meetings and seminars. Details to come.