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SUPER BOWL SPOT: VW’s “The Dog Strikes Back” Is 90% Great

When it comes to Super Bowl commercials, Volkswagen really stole the show in 2011 with their Star Wars themed commercial. This year, they almost had another winner with ‘The Dog Strikes Back” – a funny spot about a dog who puts himself on a diet.But a strange turn at the end leaves the whole thing falling short.

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When it comes to Super Bowl commercials, Volkswagen really stole the show in 2011 with their Star Wars themed commercial. This year, they almost had another winner with ‘The Dog Strikes Back” – a funny spot about a dog who puts himself on a diet. But in what almost seems like a desperate act to capitalize on last year’s magic, it tries to bring back the Star Wars theme at the end, which ultimately ends up falling short. Still… the initial concept for the ad is really strong, and could have stood well on its own. Take a look and see for yourself.

Below is a slightly extended version of the spot.

Last years spot, which featured a child dressed as Darth Vader trying to “use the force” became a viral sensation, getting nearly 7 million views on YouTube.

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Bryan Cranston and Tracee Ellis Ross Mountain Dew Commercial Is A Win

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One of the best, most surprising commercials of Super Bowl Sunday comes in the form of a surprising re-envisioning of The Shining.
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Budweiser Raises A (Beer) Glass For International Women’s Day With Re-Imagined Ads

The brand tackles old gender stereotypes with new versions of their 1950’s ads. 

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As part of International Women’s Day, Budweiser has adapted their own old ads, once portraying women as housewives serving their husbands and reworked them into a more modern point of view.

Appearing in the pages of The New York Times, Chicago Tribune or L.A. Times today, the ads still look like the colorful, retro pages of a newspaper from the 1950s, but instead of serving the beer, they’re enjoying it themselves.

Beyond commemorating International Women’s Day, the brand is also a partner with #SeeHer, an industry effort to improve how women are portrayed across all advertising.

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POP Throwback: Four Years Later this SNL Mothers Day Flowers Commercial Will Still Crack You Up

SNL and Kristen Wiig will leave you in stitches with this parody of a 1-800 Flowers commercial! Give flowers to the mother you love, but also annoys the heck out of you!

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It’s hard to believe this parity first came out in 2013!

SNL and Kristen Wiig will leave you in stitches with this parody of a 1-800 Flowers commercial! Give flowers to the mother you love, but also annoys the heck out of you!

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