Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Budweiser Immigrant Super Bowl Ad
This is another wonderfully produced Super Bowl ad that is obviously taking aim at President Donald Trump’s selective temporary immigration ban. And while it tugs at our heartstrings, it might work better if not for the following:
Budweiser is not the greatest beer. Sure, it’s easy to buy cans of it at gas stations when you’re underage, but most adults probably have moved on to other beers by the age of whenever they have money. So maybe, I don’t know, this would be a better ad if Budweiser were a better beer. But that’s just conjecture on my part.
It just seems to me that in the scene where the guy gets battered in the ship, when he says he wants to leave Germany to brew a beer, it’s because Germany won’t let him brew the kind of beer he wants to brew. Because in Germany, they have a purity law for beer, and maybe he wants to put stuff in his beer those Nazis wouldn’t let him. And maybe there’s a reason they don’t want him putting that stuff in a beer. Maybe it would taste not as good. Maybe it would stain a brown shirt in a beer brawl: who knows?
In this Super Bowl ad for Budweiser, I think, when the Anheuser guy gave the Busch guy the beer, he should have taken one sip, spat it out in his face, and said: “This is piss water beer! I want to make a good beer!” And so it was that Miller Beer became the #1 beer in America. (Just kidding. It didn’t.)
In fact, I cannot remember the last time I saw an ad for Miller Beer. Not Miller Lite Beer, but Miller Beer. The airwaves used to be lousy with Miller Beer ads. Where are they now?
Here’s the immigrant beer ad that has nothing whatsoever to do with Donald Trump’s travel ban (Really it doesn’t! Not that I would care if it does…):
It would actually be funny to see another American beer brand do an ad where they show how the Busch guy was (obviously lying about it) the founder of the American Nazi Party, and how drinking his beer is the only reason Hitler ever came to power. Obviously that’s a joke based upon this ad, and not an allegation. Actually it was the guys from the xxxxxxxx beer company who did that! Oh, sorry, I guess that information is on a need-to-know basis.
Posted by Greg Medernach at 10:52 PM