Super Bowl Animal CommercialsPublished February 1, 2013
I’ll bet my bottom dollar that all you football aficionados out there are counting down the minutes until Super Bowl Sunday begins; planning parties, cooking up a storm and loading up on those mouthwatering munchies as you get ready to celebrate the biggest event in the sport—Super Bowl Sunday.
Now, please don't hate me; but personally I am thrilled that the season is finally over. While I could care a fig about football, my husband Marty is a huge Giants fan. Since not every Giants game is aired on network TV, every Sunday he’s out the door to watch the game at the local sports bar. So every September when the season re-opens I become a football widow.
However, on those occasions when the Giants' games are aired nationally, our white Oriental Shorthair, Sir Hubble Pinkerton apparently enjoys hanging out with my husband for some quality male-bonding time. It totally amazes me when I catch him sitting on the couch next to Marty, taking in the action. I have even witnessed him raising a paw when the Giants score a touchdown; giving Marty a “high five.”
While I am not anticipating this Super Bowl Sunday’s game in delight, at the same time I have to admit that I am looking forward to watching the fabulous half-time show and the creative commercials.
If I had my druthers, and had the power to influence Super Bowl producers, there are a couple of animal-related commercials that I would love to see prominently featured during breaks in the pigskin production.
My all-time favorite of course is the recently released Aflac commercial featuring the press conference held by the veterinary surgeon who just finished operating on the duck—the Aflac’s mascot. The reporters are shooting questions at the doc who simply responds to all of them by saying “Aflac.” Catch up on the duck’s prognosis by watching the YouTube video
And for folks who don’t believe that some canines can clearly “grok” certain words to which little children may not be privy, one can’t help but chuckle watching the BMW commercial starring a dog jumping out the window and running away, when he grasps that the family vet is about to permanently alter his “profile”. This said, perhaps somebody should enlighten the ad-man who created the commercial that rather than putting a negative spin on neutering, this essential surgery makes pets happier and healthier.
What commercials would you like to see featured during this Super Bowl half-time show? Tell us in a comment.