Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Super Bowl Commercials: Nationwide Most Depressing and Inappropriate

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Nationwide is not on your side. They just aired a commercial in which a young boy announces that he’ll never ride a bike or get cooties or travel the world or get married or fly because — he’s dead. And he died in an overflowing bathtub. Depressing and kinda sick. And also inappropriate considering Bobbi Kristina Houston is in a coma and is in peril because she was found face down in a bathtub.

Good work Nationwide. I’ll stick with All State thanks. Oh, and loved the Julia Roberts voice over.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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