Feb 03 AT 1:09 PM Sean Riley 13 Comments

Samsung’s Super Bowl ad with Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen; who’s The Next Big Thing?

Samsung ad Sunday has arrived at last and it’s going to be bookended by a football game no less, pretty sweet. Just in case you’ve got nachos and chicken wings to get rolling on you can catch it now though as Samsung Mobile posted it early to their YouTube channel.

The ad is very much in line with the teaser that we saw a few days ago. There was some speculation in the comments that Samsung would take at least some kind of pot shot at Apple in the ad proper, but it seems that they have gone firmly for the high ground this time around with Rudd and Rogen just taking shots at one another.

Overall I like what they did here as they managed to slip in the products and some of their unique features without beating people over the head with them and there are certainly some funny bits in there.

Any favorite moments from the ad for you and the critical question is do you think that this is one of the ads people will be talking about on Monday?

Source: Samsung Mobile YouTube Channel

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    This is one of those ads where people will be wondering why its not over yet after 30 seconds. Samsung makes good ads… this is not one of them.

    • Jorge Vieira

      It’s a Super Bowl ad that’s why and don’t worry they will chop it down when they running on regular TV commercials

  • mustybooks

    I think it’s much better than their last attempts. Focusing on comedy, celebrities, and their own products, rather than trying to compare themselves to their competitor(s).

  • Vyrlokar

    Maybe I’m in the wrong demographic, but I don’t really get this add. Yeah, it shows products on the sidelines, but does not showcase the products at all. It’s not really an add for Samsung Mobile products (though it shows both phones and tabs), it’s an add for the Samsung brand. Again, I may be in the wrong demographic, but I don’t really need them to show me that Samsung has the money for adds with celebrities in them. Then again, I’m neither a Superbowl watcher not a US resident, so I’m definitively not in the right demographic.

  • IvanRoad

    It simply screams. . . “You should get a Samsung because. . . . well. . . You should be really hot for Samsumg because. . . well. . . Buy our phone (and was that a tablet) because we have really funny people in our commercials.

    Wait. You should really ache to own a Samsung because. . . Um.

    Who the hell is Samsung again?

  • RonWeez

    funny ad, a little long but funny

  • Breakingbad

    better call saul

  • Jorge Vieira

    I like it. I wonder if they’ll actually use a Samsung. I read that LeBron does actually use the note.

  • frmorrison

    The ad was decent, but too long.

  • donger

    I liked the ad.

  • madsalad

    Bob Odenkirk should have been given some billing in this commercial. Better call Saul.

  • raichleb

    Samsung took a big gamble by running this ad at the 2 minute warning. Turns out it paid off big with the outcome of the game still very much in question. But for a while it looked like the only people who would still be watching would be Ravens fans. I’ll bet there were some anxious Samsung marketing execs when it looked like the game was going to be a rout.

  • doseas

    The teaser was cute; the actual ad was boring.