Monday, February 5, 2018

Super Bowl where were you?

Did you watch the Super Bowl last night?  I'm not a sports fan, I admit it.  If my husband is watching sports, I'll be happily working on my computer or reading a book.  I usually do love the Super Bowl commercials, though.  Tonight, as soon as I heard another one starting, I abandoned my supper preparations and raced into the living room to catch it.

Usually, there are some doozies that make me laugh and think about them long after.  Did you see any you enjoyed tonight?  Do you fondly remember any from past years?  I especially adore the sweet, poignant Budweiser draft horse commercials, but I must have missed it this year.  Who could forget the Budweiser puppy one year, or the young horse dreaming of becoming a star on the hitch?  :)  Or...the  charming commercial with a horse pining for his girlfriend?  I know, it sounds silly in this retelling, but it was so cute.  I love that one can go to youtube and see them again.  :)  And in case you want to see some of the funnier Super Bowl commercials from yesterday, you can check them out here:

Tonight, I finally lost interest in football and headed back to the bedroom to enjoy two episodes of Victoria on PBS--the episode I missed last Sunday, and the new one that aired tonight. Do any of you follow the Victoria series?

As you can see, our two dogs joined me and were totally fascinated by both episodes.  :)

After they were over, I began to think about how amazing commercials can be--when the writers have been able to come up with an unforgettable phrase or song or storyline that one remembers years later.

    Who remembers the old commercials like "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" or "Sorry, Charlie, only the BEST tunas are Star Kist" or "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature" on television?   Or the happy little tune for "Rice-a-Roni?"

And continuing with that thought, who remembers wonderful lines from their favorite books?  Can you name some?

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Roxanne Rustand


  1. I'm not a football fan, either, Roxanne, although my husband is. So many fun sayings from commercials--I enjoyed the ones you named from years past. Love your dogs, BTW.

  2. I was watching other TV programs and working on a story I'm writing. My husband watched it and told me about the game.

  3. I'm from a long line of Eagles fans, so I did watch the game. Well, the first half. I couldn't stay up for the second half. LOL I might be an Eagles fan, but I'm also an early to bed, early to rise kinda gal. I'm so happy for my team, though!

  4. Even though I watched the whole game, I somehow missed the good commercials. Funny that my hubby boycotted the game while I watched it.

  5. I remember all the old commercials. Those were the best!