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Scott D. Pierce: Fat dog/little Vader topped the Super ads
Regis Philbin is featured in the new Pepsi MAX Super Bowl commercial "Check-Out," surprising a startled competitor deliveryman who wins "Pepsi MAX for Life."  (PRNewsFoto/PepsiCo)
This advertisement  provided by Dannon Co,. shows a scene from the Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt Super Bowl commercial, starring Jessica Blackmore and John Stamos. The Dannon Oikos advertisement will run during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Dannon Co.)
This advertisement provided by Teleflora, shows a scene from the ad with super-model Adriana Lima set to launch during Super Bowl XLVI, which will air Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. Teleflora’s 30-second spot will debut during the game’s second quarter. About 20 of the roughly 36 Super Bowl advertisers put their TV commercials online in the days leading up to Sunday's broadcast. That's a big break with tradition and up from last year when only a handful of companies released their ads before the game. Millions have already viewed Lima's pre-released Teleflora ad. (AP Photo/Telaflora)
This advertisement provided by PepsiCo Inc, shows a scene from the Pepsi Max cola wars ad that will air during Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/PepsiCo Co.)
This advertisement provided by Honda Motor Co. Inc., shows award-winning actor Matthew Broderick playing himself in a grown-up version of his celebrate role of Ferris Bueller to promote the all-new 2012 Honda CR-V in a new 60-second commercial to air at the start of the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Honda Motor Co. Inc.)
This advertisement provided by Audi of America, shows the "Vampire," ad that will be aired during Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Audi of America)
This advertisement provided by H&M, shows English soccer star David Beckham posing for the David Beckham Bodywear Collection for an H&M advertising campaign. H&M will debut a 30-second ad during Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, featuring Beckham and his collection. (AP Photo/H&M)
This video still provided by the Coca-Cola Co. and Wieden + Kennedy, shows the polar bears advertisement the "Catch," that will be aired during Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Coca-Cola Co.)
This advertisement provided by Century 21, shows a scene from the ad "Smarter, Bolder, Faster," with a Century 21 saleswoman and NFL analyst Deion Sanders. The ad will air during Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Century 21)
This video grab provided by Volkswagen of America Inc., shows Bolt the dog on the couch, watching the all new Volkswagen Beetle go by. The spot will air during Super Bowl XLV1, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP photo/Volkswagen of America Inc.)
This video grab provided by Volkswagen of America Inc., shows Bolt the dog chasing the new Volkswagen Beetle. The ad will air during the Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Volkswagen of America Inc.)
This advertisement provided by Best Buy, shows an ad starring Internet innovator Philippe Kahn, creator of the camera phone. The ad will be aired during Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Best Buy)
This advertisement provided by Skechers USA, shows Mr. Quiggly wearing Skechers sneakers in an ad to be aired at Super Bowl XLVI, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Skechers USA)
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9. Chevy Silverado: Silverados and their owners who survived an apocalypse were made more amusing with Barry Manilow singing “Looks Like We Made It” in the background.

10. Chevy Sonic: How can you not love a car skydiving out of an airplane, doing barrel rolls and bungee jumping?

11. Oikos Greek Yogurt: That John Stamos is still so cute. Especially when he’s being viciously head-butted by a girl.

12. Doritos: Grandma slingshotting the extraordinarily cute baby to grab the chips from the bratty kid was amusing.

13. M&Ms: Would you believe stripper M&Ms? “My shell is brown. It’s just looks like my milk chocolate is showing.”

14. Acura: Jerry Seinfeld was funny; Jay Leno, not so much.

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15. Skechers: Loved the little dog outrunning the greyhounds. But moonwalking across the finish line and an appearance by Mark Cuban kind of killed it.

16. Pepsi: Doing a commercial with Elton John and Flava Flav has some merit, although it wasn’t as funny as it was intended to be. But including Melanie Amaro, the virtually unknown winner of “The X Factor,” was a major misstep.

17. Fiat 500: Again, never going to make me buy the car. But the guy imagining a Fiat as a sexy Italian woman was clever.

Scott D. Pierce’s column appears Mondays and Fridays in The Mix. Email him at spierce@sltrib.com.

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