I watched the “best commercials” show on Monday night, and I’ll say, I was not impressed. Who picked those as the best? I loved that the theft retrieval trunk monkey ad was aired (though only as one of “the rest”). I thought the British VW ad with the singing dog was cute, and the South African ad where the well-endowed woman orders a burger and fries, but can’t see the fries for her boobs was funny. Oh, and the Nextel guys dancing in the office — what a hoot!
Most of the rest . . . meh. The hosts talked about how the #1 US commercial — the DarthVader VW commercial went viral immediately after it first appeared. Huh? I never saw or heard a word about it. In fact, I had never seen probably half of the 10 US ads.
All in all, I thought most of the top 20 were pretty bland. I could name a few dozen better commercials off the top of my head. But I saw a few funny ones that were new to me, and they included the great polar bear/electric car ad. That alone was worth the hour of my time.