The Scorchin Pringles ad, where a teenager tells his girlfriend’s dad how good his daughter is at kissing? I don’t know how I missed it because it’s not new at all (posted last May on YouTube), but that’s fine.
Remember all those fake shows in 30 Rock? Watching the pre-pre-pre-show on NBC, I saw a spot for the Bravo series Below Deck, about yacht owners – which really looks like a mastermind conspiracy by Jack Donaghy. Or is it just me?
A Super Bowl commercial that I like? Promoting an NBC show I’ve never heard of? This clip for The Endgame where Morena Baccarin plays arms dealer Elena Federova got me thinking about setting it up to record in my DVR. Or at least that’s how much I miss the Firefly co-star.
What I like least about Super Bowl commercials is that I never recognize the athletes in the commercials. So, thank you Geico for calling out Ickey Woods as the football athlete in your ad. I have no idea who the guy in the Pizza Hut ads is. Pizza Hut didn’t put the ad on their YouTube for me to check either.
That “Stash” ad, though, that aired after, who’s trying to make the investment mainstream? I love the beautiful text that they are all actors.
In the “weird to see you again” commercials, Jim Carrey changed his costume from Robotnik for the Sonic The Hedgehog 2 movie long enough to become The Cable Guy for this Verizon 5G commercial. And that seriously makes me wonder something: has 5G done enough to deserve Jim Carrey? The hype was high, but the results so far? That’s just the trailer, of course. The full announcement is recorded for the game.
Wondering how I watch Super Bowl 2022 and all the pre-show festivities? Well, I watch the Super Bowl on Sling TV, my favorite live TV service.
An NBC correspondent has also just revealed that The Chainsmokers will be performing at or possibly before the big game. I am not sure. What I do know is there’s a rumor that the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar might also see 50 One hundred join in the fun, bringing an east coast fire to the west coast affair.
Oh, and we’ve got an update on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s involvement in the 2022 Super Bowl. Deadline reports the XFL co-owner will appear on the NBC pregame show, and he’s set. to deliver a “pre-kick off speech.”
We suspect this won’t be your standard speech, and it could be more about “drive” and “power” and take a form similar to the rap Eminem will deliver in the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Who else just saw a bit of Peacock JOE vs. CAROLE’s Tiger King drama in a commercial on Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody To Love”? Well, we have the full 2 minute 45 second trailer for the upcoming show:
Carole Baskin is played by SNL great Kate McKinnon, and Joe Exotic is a slightly less recognizable version of John Cameron Mitchell.
Oh, and look at my lack of manners! I forgot to introduce myself. I’m Henry T. Casey, Managing Editor at Tom’s Guide, where I primarily cover streaming. And today I already made my wings, which you can see below (I used J. Kenji López-Alt’s recipe).
And in the news of Super Bowl commercials, Willie Nelson has teamed up with…Skechers? Yes, Willie wants to find comfort wherever he can in this place using his song “On the Road”.
What’s weird about Super Bowl ads is that they’re often leaked long before the game. Advertisers are paying all that money just to… well, play their own spoiler. Such is the case with website builder Squarespace. Her new commercial featuring MJ herself Zendaya (how excited are you for Euphoria season 2 episode 6?) is already live.
But as anyone who finishes this ad (or has a good ear for voices) will tell you, she’s not the ad’s only superstar. We hope 3 Stacks paid well for this one. Squarespace would never pay someone for web hosting, would they?
And hello to all the first comers: we have a little treat.
Early this morning, Universal Pictures released the trailer for Jordan Peele’s new movie “NOPE.” While this trailer begins with the story of Hollywood’s first black-owned horse trainer business, things get spooky very quickly. Starring Keke Palmer, Stephen Yeun, and Daniel Kaluuya, this trailer teases a ton of supernatural activity, an upset horse, and “an evil miracle.”
Released in theaters on July 22, 2022, NOPE can stand for “Not from Planet Earth.”
Will you be watching the Super Bowl on Roku? We wouldn’t be shocked, as the company makes our top pick for the best streaming device.