So it’s been a whole work week after the Super Bowl, and I’m sure most of these commercials have been running all week. Â So I hope you have seen them and have had a chance to talk about them and learn from them! Â Here is a list of some of the best and worst from, Kim Lachance Shandrow. Â I know I enjoyed some of them myself, and didn’t quiet get some of them! Â But thats the joy of watching and seeing what everyone is going to do and come up with. Â
Donald Trump thought Super Bowl 50 was boring. So did Tom Brady, but thatâ€™s a different story. Barring Beyonce and Bruno, the Denver Broncosâ€™ season victory lap was such a snoozer that even the obscenely expensive commercials shoehorned into it didnâ€™t quite perk us up, and theyâ€™re half the reason we tuned in anyway.
From a high-fiving clump of intestines to sobering drunk-driver shaming, here are the best and worst commercials from last nightâ€™s big game. Cheap thrills? We donâ€™t think so. Each ad clocked in at $166,000 attention-hungry dollars per second.
1. Xifaxan’s grody ‘GutGuy’
Forget Peyton Manning and Cam Newton. The real star of Super Bowl 50 was â€œGutGuy,â€ a gassy pink blob of intestines. Heâ€™s the diarrhea-stricken mascot for Xifaxan, Valeantâ€™s Rx for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Yeah, that guy, the gross one weâ€™re trying to forget as we digest yesterdayâ€™s hot wings.
Love him or hate him, â€œGutGuyâ€ scored a branding touchdown with viewers yesterday, even if his timing was crap. Case in point: Weâ€™re still talking about him today.
2. Marmot Mountain’s ‘Love the Outside’ awkwardness
Man and marmot. They camped, they climbed, they canoed. Then they almost kissed. Then Twitter exploded with disgust. This dirty doozie didnâ€™t sit well with a lot of humans, with the Washington Post slamming it as â€œone long â€˜no homoâ€™ joke, with an extra sprinkle of implied bestiality.â€ Not cool, Marmot. Itâ€™s the yellow flag for you.
3. The NFL’s ‘Super Bowl Babies Choir’ music video
Thanks, NFL. Weâ€™ll never think of â€œKiss From a Roseâ€ the same again. And neither will the kids awkwardly on display in this freaky commercial — each of them conceived after past and apparently aphrodisiacal Super Bowls. While Sealâ€™s cameo was a nice touch, it wasnâ€™t enough to save this thorny rose, or to save us from imagining our parents doing … yeah, letâ€™s just stop there.
1. Mountain Dew’s ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ freak show
That thing — part cute pug, part chubby toddler, part hyper monkey — tops most worst lists today, but we disagree. If you ask us, â€œPuppymonkeybabyâ€ won the Super Bowl and the Internet last night. Everyone and their stoner brother is talking about that unforgettable freak show today, trying to wrap their brain buckets around the viral Frankenstein that Mountain Dew burped up, and thatâ€™s precisely the point. Well played, PepsiCo. Our nightmares are now branded.
2. Budweiser USA’s drunk-driver shaming, care of Helen Mirren
It was classy, clever and controversial. What better time to rip drunk drivers a new one than the always alcohol-soaked night of the Super Bowl? And who better to shame them than Dame Helen Mirren, a â€œnotoriously frank and uncensored British ladyâ€? TouchÃ©, Budweiser.
The spot-on ad spot set a few of the drunk uncles at our party straight. Darn â€œpillocks,â€ Mirrenâ€™s Kingâ€™s English might’ve even sobered them up a bit. Seriously, though, for everyoneâ€™s safety, please do #GiveADamn when this Budâ€™s for you.
3. Squarespace’s ‘Real Talk’ with Key and Peele
â€œS-u-c-c-e-ss-e-to-the-s. Successes.â€ Thatâ€™s what Squarespace was all about with this 30-second jolt starring you-know-who: goofballs Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The funny duo teamed up once again to shake up Squarespaceâ€™s third pass at the Super Bowl. Theyâ€™re in a â€œfuture hallwayâ€ with a â€œdope website,â€ and thatâ€™s pretty much it, but it works.
4. Doritos’ pushy ultrasound action
No, your eyes did not deceive you. Doritos really went there, all the way — into the womb. Memorable, giggly commercial or not, if we lucked out with a loser like that for a birth partner, weâ€™d fire his ass. So would an army of offended Super Bowl viewers who whinged about the ad on Twitter, abortion rights activists included. You ordered a nacho-cheesy — and insanely viral — blast of controversial, Doritos, and you got it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow is a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com.Â