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Super Bowl 2014 commercials sneak peek: Newcastle trumps Budweiser, Cheerios, Dannon's 'Full House' reunion?
The Super Bowl is only days away, and the commercials are here... in part. Several advertisers -- including Budweiser, Dannon, Cheerios and Wonderful Pistachios -- have released their ads, or at least teasers for the full-length versions set to air during Sunday's big game. Still more brands are making us wait. Here are ones in circulation online.
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Did Newcastle just trump Budweiser (the long-reigning Super Bowl beer commercial king), with its anti-Super Bowl ad? "Pitch Perfect" actress Anna Kendrick stars in the "mega huge game day ad" the brand "almost made," and the results are unexpected and hilarious. Who knew this actress was such a diva? (Warning: Video contains some censored expletives... and the words "super bowl" are bleeped-out, too. Don't ask, just go with it.)
John Stamos, the (very attractive) face of Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt, has that awkward moment, thanks to "Full House" co-stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier in this borderline-creepy ad:
Stephen Colbert is under the impression that the Super Bowl is happening in honor of his new Wonderful Pistachios commercial. Here's the teaser:
Turns out puppies love the Budweiser Clydesdales, too! Add in a little music from Passenger and you're sure to get teary-eyed.
If you were a fan of the 1994 movie Little Giants, you'll most definitely love this Coca Cola spot.
Remember that Cheerios commercial where a little girl places a handful of the whole grain cereal into her dad's coat to keep his heart healthy? Cheerios touches on the same idea again and it's just as cute as last time.
In the land of cars, Volkswagen gives German engineers wings, Jaguar gathers a group of movie villains, Hyundai gets sentimental & silly to the tune of a Bruno Mars song, Audi & Sarah McLaughlin diss the Doberwawa, Chevy transports a 'sexy' bull to a field full of cows, and The Matrix's Morpheus sings in a Kia.
Which Bud Light commercial are you more intrigued by? Yes, Arnold is wearing a wig and ping pong gear, but what is Don Cheadle doing with that llama?
What's better than John Stamos' Dannon Oikos commercials? A John Stamos Dannon Oikos commercial with other "Full House" cast members. Look out for the entire commercial during the fourth quarter.
No need to scream, this bear just wants his Chobani. That's two yogurt commercials this year. Which will be your favorite: The bear or the Full House reunion?
"By isolating your most successful humor ads, we have developed an algorithm to make the ultimate commercial for your big American football festival." Enough said, Volkswagen.
Squarespace looks like it may have used a similar formula. For now, all we know is that "epic fail," "chat now" and "cash for gold" are all involved.
Have you voted for your favorite Doritos Super Bowl ad yet? The finalists include an ostrich, a young cowboy, a time machine, a Doritos finger-cleaner and a pocket full of orange. See the finalists here.
Ever pondered the origin of NFL's halftime? Pepsi claims to have the answer.
Then, of course, there are the Old Spice moms. Watch the commercial below and check out the Pop Cult post here.