Some of the most expensive ads all year, Super Bowl spots are a proving ground for advertising firms and for companies upgrading their brand images. In the annual post-game analysis, companies like Budweiser or Pepsi often take away the crown. So far this year it's Google that's earning the most buzz. Their simple, understated ad--their first major television ad buy on television--is already this year's most talked-about.
But all things popular are inevitably parodied. Here's the first, an unofficial "sequel" produced by Internet comedy group The Big Honkin:
And here's Slate parody, built around the Tiger Woods scandal and its fallout.