The Celebrity Super Bowl Ads That Scored Best (VIDEO)
For many of us, the main event of the Super Bowl isn’t the game itself, but what comes between the plays — the halftime show (Beyonce and her Destiny’s Child buddies brought it), and of course the big-budget commercials.
While there were no crazy Brad Pitt-level shockers, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd added some fun, and Willem Defoe as the devil was seductively scary. Oh, and a PJ’ed-out Rock definitely made us thirsty — anyone got any milk?
Read on for six of our favorite star-studded spots:
Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan, Samsung Mobile, “The Next Big Thing”
In a play that reminds us of the infamous, “You know how I know you’re gay” scene from The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the two funnymen duke it out over who Samsung really wanted to be “The Next Big Thing.” Our favorite dig from Paul: “You make people physically uncomfortable.”
Amy Poehler, Best Buy, “Asking Amy”
Amy wants answers. And she’s got lots of questions for the Best Buy employee who she speedily grills with important questions like, “What’s LTE, is it contagious?” and “Are we in the Cloud?” And we’re with her — we may not need an e-Reader to read Fifty Shades of Grey to us in a sexy voice, but Amy can read it to us any day.
Willem Dafoe, Usher, Kate Upton, Mercedes-Benz, “Soul”
Who better to play Satan than Willem Dafoe? Sorry Willem, but it’s true. Mercedes-Benz doesn’t skimp on anything in this big-budget commercial that also features cameos from a dancing Usher and sexy Kate Upton. After watching this ad a few more times, we just might be willing to sell our soul for a Mercedes — or because Willem told us to.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Got Milk? “Morning Run”
Not everyone loves milk, but The Rock may have sold a whole bunch of it with this action-packed ad — if only because it’s fun to see him running around in his jammy pants.
Psy, Wonderful Pistachios “Get Crackin'”
In the song that just won’t die, Psy does his famous dance, while singing about cracking pistachios. We hate to admit it, but we really don’t hate this song or this ad. Is that nuts?
Kaley Cuoco, Toyota Rav4, “Wish Granted”
Cuoco is perfectly silly as a wish-granting genie. Looking like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde with her little purple-clad Chihuahua, she proves that not all wishes should come true.
What were your favorite ads of the night? What did we miss? Kick it to us in the comments below.
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