Super Bowl 2011: Groupon Mocks Tibetan Crisis and the 10 Worst Commercials

Jim MancariCorrespondent IFebruary 7, 2011

Super Bowl 2011: Groupon Mocks Tibetan Crisis and the 10 Worst Commercials

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    Each year, as many fans watch the Super Bowl for the commercials compared to fans who watch for the actual game.

    Naturally, there were many memorable commercials, with my favorite being Teleflora’s ad with Faith Hill.

    However, here is a list of the 10 worst Super Bowl commercials from this year’s game.

10., Joan Rivers

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    Danica Patrick and Jillian Michaels have the perfect bodies to be girls.

    However, the website made a big mistake with Joan Rivers.

    I know it was done as a joke, but that ad just left a bad taste in many viewers’ mouths.

    No, Joan, it is not hot in here, and you’re the reason.

9. Budweiser, Tiny Dancer

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    This commercial by Budweiser had the makings of a great commercial.

    Then Elton John music was sung.

    Nothing against Elton John, but the song “Tiny Dancer” shouldn’t have made its way anywhere near the Super Bowl.

    Just curious, isn’t Elton John gay? Does drinking Budweiser make you gay?

    Interesting advertisement choice to say the least.

8. Bud Light, Dog Party

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    Bud Light once again had a few hit commercials throughout the night.

    But one I did not care for that much was the one with the dogs.

    I’m not really a dog person, so I definitely enjoyed the other Bud Light commercials better than this one.

7. Brisk, Eminem

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    Eminem’s Chrysler ad was great.

    But his Brisk ad wasn’t.

    I go through phases of liking and disliking this guy. This commercial got me back into the disliking phase until the later commercial brought me back to a liking phase.

6. Audi, Release the Hounds

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    I’m not really a car fanatic either, but this ad was plain dumb.

    I didn’t care for the Kenny G either.

    Audi could have done much better.

5. Coca-Cola, Dragon

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    I have drunk my share of Cokes, but never have fireworks starting shooting out of my mouth.

    In all seriousness, this commercial was just odd. What were those creature-things anyway?

    Pepsi-Max had a few hysterical ads and totally overshadowed Coca-Cola during this Super Bowl.

4. Stella, Adrien Brody

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    Boy, Stella, Adrien Brody?

    Not Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad Pitt?

    King Kong was Brody’s last movie to make it big, and that was in 2005.

    He apparently has four movies coming out in 2011, so Stella figured they could get his face back out there.

3. Best Buy, Ozzy and Justin Bieber

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    This Bieber kid is downright annoying. Pair him with Ozzy, and you get an epic fail.

    Good job, Best Buy.

    I was almost expecting Bieber to ride down from the rafters during the halftime show, but I’m glad it was Usher instead.

    You had to have guessed Bieber would make an appearance at some point during the game.

    The last line, though, was funny and even funnier that it was Bieber saying that about himself.

2. Universal, Cowboys and Aliens

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    Movies about cowboys and movies about aliens are probably two of the most common movie genres out there.

    So what does Universal decide?

    Let’s combine them into one movie, Cowboys and Aliens, and bring in high profile names like Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

    This movie looks terrible, except maybe for the special effects.

    This isn’t so much a knock on the commercial as it is on the movie itself.

1. Groupon, Tibet

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    The worst commercial of the night was by far the Groupon ad about Tibet.

    In a sensitive time for Tibet, Groupon releases this very offensive ad.

    I’m surprised that Timothy Hutton agreed to do this.

    Not too surprisingly, the Wall Street Journal reports that this ad may be a contributing factor to the halt of Groupon’s expansion plans in China.

    It serves them right.