Super Bowl commercials: Third quarter

BY foxsports • February 8, 2010

FOXSports.com editors John Galinsky, Kathy Lyford, Jim McCurdie and Scott Wilson review the Super Bowl ads in real-time (or something approximating real-time). Enjoy!

Commercials: First quarter | Second | Third | Fourth | 10 best | 10 worst

Disney -- Prince of Persia

We’re still not sure what this sword and sandals period piece is all about, but it looks to be action packed. Add in a buff Jake Gyllenhaal for the ladies and it’s got promise. -- KL

To watch this ad, click here.


Motorola -- Megan Fox


Megan Fox. In a bathtub. Need I say more? Well, OK. This was a good one, despite the fact her thumb was in the commercial. Actually, it didn’t look so bad, almost like a normal thumb, not like a big toe. Maybe she had a thumb stand-in. -- SW

To watch this ad, click here.


Denny's -- Free Grand Slam

Denny’s used this spot to announce its free Grand Slam breakfast promotion. A warning is issued to egg-layers that this will be “a bad day to be a chicken.” The message may be a little scrambled here, but hey, a free meal is a free meal. Eggs over easy, please. -- JM

To watch this ad, click here.


Volkswagen -- Shot in the arm

The ultimate bored-in-the-backseat game is revived here as folks from all walks of life punch each other in the shoulder upon seeing a certain color of car. Yellow one? Punch. Red one? Punch. Green one? Punch. And so on. Of course, all the cars are Volkswagens, which touts its 13 different models. Are they good cars? Who knows? But they sure are colorful. -- JG

To watch this ad, click here.


Bridgestone -- The Choice

Your tires or your life (wife). Super sexy car and a smokin’ hot girl. I guess it really doesn’t need to make sense. -- KL

To watch this ad, click here.


KGB -- Text your questions

KGB is a text message information service, and this spot reminds us all to be very careful what we text for. The wrong answer draws the ire of a very imposing Sumo wrestler. The guy who went to KGB for a translation escaped unscathed. Not bad. But not very memorable, either. -- JM

To watch this ad, click here.


Michelob Ultra -- Lance Armstrong

OK, Michelob Ultra is supposed to be beer that’s not as bad for you as other beer. I get that. But it is still beer, right? Are we supposed to accept that Mr. Healthy, Lance Armstrong, one of the most highly conditioned athletes ever, cancer survivor, drinks Michelob Ultra just because it’s the healthy beer alternative? I’m not buying it. -- SW

To watch this ad, click here.


Coca Cola -- Safari

Commercials with animals always seem to rate well. And sleep-walking is a nice tool for comedy, too. Combining the two? Very clever. My favorite part was when the hippo bit the boat in half. Well done. -- SW

To watch this ad, click here.


U.S. Government -- Census

I like when a commercial makes me think I’m watching a Christopher Guest movie. It’s no Best in Show, but this one’s a winner. Forget the game. Makes me want to fill out a census right now. -- SW

To watch this ad, click here.


Kia -- Toys fantasy


A life-sized sock monkey, a robot and a red monster you’ll recognize if you have kids all experience a wild weekend in a Kia. Not sure why this was funny, but it was. -- KL

To watch this ad, click here.


HomeAway.com -- The Griswolds

Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as quirky parents from the classic “Vacation” movies, except this time they’re exasperated travelers getting screwed by extra hotel charges. The solution, says the ad, is to rent a house. It’s a pretty good spot, but we were hoping Christie Brinkley would make an appearance at the hotel pool. This is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy! -- JG

To watch this ad, click here.


E*Trade -- Baby Love Triangle

It wasn’t enough for those creepy E*Trade babies to help wreck the economy with their childish day trading. Now they’re involved in an even creepier love triangle featuring a “milkaholic” infant tramp. Someone needs to give these kids a good spanking. -- JG

To watch this ad, click here.


Commercials: First quarter | Second | Third | Fourth | 10 best | 10 worst



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