Are you bolder than bold? Butterfinger sure is! In the candy bar’s wild Super Bowl 50 commercial a bull rider leapt from a plane and soared through the air — AND got schooled by his mother! Watch all the craziness unfold right here!
Butterfinger set the bar high this year as their Super Bowl commercial featured a bull-riding cowboy plummeting out of an airplane…all while eating — you guessed it — a Butterfinger candy bar! Bet you’ve never seen that before! The wild ad literally defied gravity and gave us a taste of Butterfinger’s fearless spirit. Watch just HOW wacky things got here!
The candy company’s 30-seconds of air time, which occurred during the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl 50, spread the message that they are #BolderThanBold. AND on top of an epic performance by a flying bull rider on his bull, the Nestle brand brought Armando Bo, co-writer of the movie Birdman, on board to direct. In the spot, a bull-riding skydiving Butterfinger-eating man gets scolded by his mother in an escalating series of ridiculous mid-air stunts.
Of course a cowboy on a bull is bold in itself, but a cowboy on a bull inside an airplane? Even bolder! In the bit, things advance quickly and before you know it, the cowboy’s mom is telling him NOT to eat the Butterfinger — while all three parties are soaring in midair — because it’ll “spoil” his dinner. Mom knows best, right? But listening to your mom is SO not bold so the cowboy continues munching on his chocolate — gasp! We have to hand it you Butterfinger, you are the boldest of the bold.
Butterfinger released a teaser of their big game ad earlier this month, which helped get fans pumped for their spot come Feb. 7. Their anticipated commercial was well worth the wait though as we’ve never seen anything like this spectacle before! This is the second time that Butterfinger has dished out big bucks for a Super Bowl ad. Their last gig was a 2014 spot touting Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups.
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HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Butterfinger’s bold Super Bowl ad?