Posts Tagged ‘Budweiser’

#2.5 — Budweiser — Wild West Clydesdales

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

jtherkal: If…IF…they hadn’t run spots prompting you to look forward to the reveal in this spot, it would have scored higher with me. Maybe. I don’t hate it, I don’t love it. I guess Tiny Dancer isn’t my thing. And if it was, I would have wanted to see more. Take it a little further. C.

sjbooher:Clydesdales! Love ‘em. I liked this one a lot until whatever that song is at the end. I don’t know anything about Tiny Dancer. I think this successfully stuck Budweiser in my head though, so overall success. And maybe their best use of Clydesdales in awhile? B-

#4.6 — Budweiser — Clydesdales

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

sjbooher: Sorry, jtherkal, but the Budweiser Clydesdales are as traditional as baseball and Mom’s apple pie. It’s an institution. It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without them. I love them, and I love this. And if you hate this, that’s ok, because “Nothing comes between friends. Especially disagreements over ads.” A+.

jtherkal: It would have been great if when the Clydesdale was all grown up, he went by that field, but instead of the bull running to catch up, he was being jerked-off by a farmer who had to go inseminate other cows with bull semen, because that’s what farmers do. Then the bull just looks at the horse and his eyes say “have fun pulling that shitty beer cart, idiot.” Then the farmer feeds the bull a bucket of beer. C.

And do you know what does come between friends? Defensive Scrabble. I don’t know if I can play against you anymore.

sjbooher:No triple word scores on my watch, playa!

#3.14 — Budweiser Select 55

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

jtherkal: F. Boring to look at, boring to listen to, boring in the worst boring way. You’re telling me you can’t find a fun, interesting way to deliver the “lightest beer in the world” message? Absolute F.

sjbooher: And guess what? It does not have a “superior” taste. And I’ve never had one. F.

#2.4 — Budweiser — Bridge Out

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

sjbooher: Whatever swayable beer market share is out there, it is Bud’s. There was no beer competition this year. This is one of those that was a good, kind of clever idea on paper, but the final product did not have “it”. And I do not like it, but I have to give Budweiser credit for simply raising the IQ level of their ads. B- on the curve.

jtherkal: Predictable. Bud clearly goes with quantity over quality. What did I give that space ad? This should probably be the same. D.

UPDATE: From sjbooher’s wife, an 8th grade teacher: “8th graders think that the human bridge is real and that it was done with real people. Amazing”

#3.5 — Budweiser — Scottish Clydesdales

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

sjbooher: These are completely worthless. I love the historical, honorable Clydesdale image Budweiser used to use. In recent years, though, they have gone over to the dark side, failing time after time as their Clydesdale humor becomes more and more sophomoric. I do have to give some credit, though, for the sheer impact of Clydesdale overload. It’s probably the only beer millions of Americans were thinking about as a result of Super Bowl Ads. So that’s something. And, I did have two Budweisers, accidentally, at the casino, the night before the Super Bowl, though, if that counts. C-.

jtherkal: Even though it tastes like beer syrup when it’s warm, I like Budweiser, but I’m almost ready to turn against them. There used to be something nice about the Clydesdales, now, the full me with a great fury. This weekend, I’m taking the train to upstate New York and buying a Clydesdale so I can put it down. F.

#2.8 — Budweiser — Clydesdale Love

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

jtherkal: I can’t even begin to tell you how much I hope I never see another Clydesdale commercial. I feel like this is one of those Family Guy jokes, where the gag just goes on and on and on and on and just when you think it’s not funny, it goes on a little more, and a little more, until suddenly it’s funny just because it won’t end. You ever seen two horses fucking? F.

sjbooher: Back-to-back Clydesdales on that ass! Whut! Whut! D+

#2.7 — Budweiser — Clydesdale Fetch

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

jtherkal: I am so unbelievably glad I’m not part of the team charged with writing fifty horse joke commercials. Sure, I could write some horse jokes, but they’d all be glue factory or horse-cock punchlines. F.

sjbooher: Honorable Clydesdale > Court jester Clydesdale. D+.

Budweiser — Rocky Clydesdale — A+

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

While Bud Light was represented in several Super Bowl spots, Budweiser went with quality over quantity, and this might have been my favorite ad of the night. It’s outstanding. Whereas Audi butchered an American classic, The Godfather, Budweiser took an American classic, Rocky, and stayed true to its spirit. The end result is commercial goodness. I sort of wished they hadn’t had the dap scene at the end, but that’s nit-picking. A+.

The Mouth:

Borrowed interest. Nice work, you thought of a commercial where a horse trains like Rocky. I know Budweiser is associated with those clydesdales, but in reality, I don’t really care about that at all. In fact, I kind of hate those uppity horses with their wispy white hoof-hair. The horse commercial where the zebra is the referee set the bar pretty high and this doesn’t even come close. Although I do like that they named the horse Hank. How can Hank compete with Thunder? C.