QOTD: The Most Superb of All?

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy
qotd the most superb of all

Yesterday was, in addition to being an excellent palindrome, a pretty big day for sports. With untold million being thrown around by companies vying for attentive eyeballs, our own Chris Tonn offered a roundup of the various and sundry Super Bowl cars ads, leaving us with one questions: what was your fave?

Hyundai seemed to score a touchdown with a good many on the internet with their Smaht Pahk ad, highlighting the Sonata’s ability to worm its own way in and out of a parking spot. It even spurred a MA cop shop to get in on the action.

Quick remindah, that even if your cahh is equipped with smaht pahk, an offisah will give you a ticket if you pahk.

❌ Within 10’ of a Fiah Hydrant

❌ Blocking a Fiah Lane

❌Handicap Pahking w/o placahd

❌ Pahking within 20’ of an Intahsection

❌ Intahfering w/ Snow Removal https://t.co/Wgr4If6CXc

— Braintree Police Department (@BraintreePolice) January 31, 2020

Your author enjoyed the Jeep ad, which latched on to the fact Super Bowl fell on Groundhog Day, dragging Bill Murray out of mothballs to go for (several) spins in the new Gladiator.

How about it? Which of this year’s Super Bowl ads — heck, let’s throw it open to past years, too — was your pick of the litter? Actually, if we’re permitted to go back in time, I’m absolutely selecting the Chrysler 200 ad from a few years ago. That was a great commercial, even if the car itself was somewhat wanting.

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  • Gearhead77 Gearhead77 on Feb 04, 2020

    In a sea of meh commercials, Hyundai's "cah pahk" was pretty good, at least it was original. The Genesis ad was OK, I couldn't care less. But back in the day, they would have used "stuffy luxury vehicles" and compared them to "the game changer". Like "The LS400 has all the features of the 560SEC and was half the price" " Is "Always Sunny" that much of a thing that people will get the reference to the character? I've watched the show and I like it, but isn't this commercial about 5 years past its peak? (I know, ads trying to be "cool" is nothing new) For the first time in a long time, the game was better than the ads. And I'm not a football fan or sports fan. I can follow the game, but don't ask me who's the better QB or why they should have used Play Z over Play X in that situation. Don't care.

  • Daniel J Daniel J on Feb 04, 2020

    I for one couldn't stand the Hyundai commercial. Thought it was terrible. Didn't think any of it funny at all. I don't think making fun of the accent was special at all. It would be one thing if these actors really did have that thick of an accent. It might be half believable if Donny or Mark Wahlburg did the commercial. I mean, I wouldn't see actors from the south in some southern twang accent doing a Ford F150 commercial appealing at all. I did enjoy the gladiator commercial.

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