Super Bowl 2013: Best and Worst Commercials

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RAM TRUCKS, “GOD MADE A FARMER”
Whoa. I wanna buy a farmer as fast as I can! Audio from Paul Harvey’s 1970s speech “So God Made a Farmer” accompanied still images of hardworking real Americans and appealed to “the farmer in all of us.” It didn’t make me want to buy a Ram, but it did make me cry and respect farmers more. That’s always fun. Here’s Ken Tucker’s take — and Slate.com says the spot derived from a 2011 ad from Farms.com.

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These next few I would describe as “gratuitously amusing” — so over-the-top you can’t help but smile.

TACO BELL, “VIVA YOUNG”
I knew this is what seniors got up to in the dark! I am fairly certain this is my future.

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M&Ms, “LOVE BALLAD”
Glee‘s Naya Rivera has a new crush and his name is Red M&M. I’m pretty sure Sexy Green M&M wouldn’t have minded being bitten by three giggly teens at once. But we can’t choose the ones we love.

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CALVIN KLEIN, “CONCEPT”
Well-oiled machines are out to destroy us. I see your “Concept,” CK, and I’m not mad at it.

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WONDERFUL PISTACHIOS, “GET CRACKIN’”
Heyyyyyy… crack your nuts, now! This “Gangnam Style” send-up beats Snooki’s pistachio ad, at least. “Psy does it — why don’t we all go nuts?” Ugh, I still can’t read Psy’s name without sounding it out as two syllables. And I’m still not sick of this song. I hate myself.

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