10:51 am - 02/03/2014

The Amazing James Franco Super Bowl Ad

For a second, everyone was like, “Who’s this Rob Riggle guy?” until James suddenly became Rob in the Super Bowl ad for the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which was easily one of the zaniest commercials during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.

You had us at James Franco. The hilarious iconic star popped up in a Super Bowl ad for the Ford Fusion Hybrid on Feb. 2 under some pretty hilarious pretenses. Basically, he was just playing a dialed-up version of comedic actor Rob Riggle, and the results were definitely odd, and definitely funny.

For the first 30 seconds of the ad, Rob had center stage. “This has never been done before in the history of commercials,” he says, boasting that the commercial is going to be double the length. So guess who took over the next 60 seconds?

Franco busted in playing a different version of Rob. Everything that Rob did — and even said — Franco did and said a little bit bigger. It was all in the name of stating that the Ford Fusion is twice as good as everything else. And it had a tiger!

Before the spot aired during the Super Bowl, James broke it down a little bit to Entertainment Weekly:

Super Bowl commercials are almost like movies nowadays… In the ad, a lot of the little things in Rob’s portion will have doubles in my portion, but everything will be much grander. He has a chihuahua, I have a Bengal tiger.

The commercial was creative and definitely had a certain humor to it — all in the name of hybrid cars.

source / yt
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rarkon 3rd-Feb-2014 02:55 am (UTC)
The hilarious iconic star

He's neither of those things, tho.
whiskybars 3rd-Feb-2014 02:55 am (UTC)
he's only those things in his head lbr
bienenkiste 3rd-Feb-2014 02:57 am (UTC)
lmao ikr.
jellycar 3rd-Feb-2014 03:29 am (UTC)
lmao yes
alexander2808 3rd-Feb-2014 03:07 am (UTC)
he wrote this article
bienenkiste 3rd-Feb-2014 02:56 am (UTC)
jellycar 3rd-Feb-2014 03:30 am (UTC)
perfect gif for this tbh
valentineballad 3rd-Feb-2014 02:59 am (UTC)
he was a correspondent on TDS for a while. he was pretty hilarious there.
whossoulsister 3rd-Feb-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
he was in 21 jump street
jessepinkman 3rd-Feb-2014 03:08 am (UTC)
The track coach from 21 Jump street
sarmoti 3rd-Feb-2014 04:16 am (UTC)
The Daily Show and SNL
misslouboutin 3rd-Feb-2014 02:59 am (UTC)
Fuck you James Franco
nineteensix196 3rd-Feb-2014 02:59 am (UTC)
Well that was stupid and lacking creativity
_twenty 3rd-Feb-2014 03:01 am (UTC)
ford tho....
syvlie0o0 3rd-Feb-2014 03:02 am (UTC)
The newest Fords are quite nice.
xkyrie_eleisonx 3rd-Feb-2014 03:17 am (UTC)
I was set on a Fiesta before my grandma sold me her Civic. I still want a Fiesta.
imitosis777 3rd-Feb-2014 05:03 am (UTC)
valentineballad 3rd-Feb-2014 03:01 am (UTC)
i feel like anytime you have to add a qualifier to your selling point, you should probably choose a new selling point.

the commercial was interesting. i feel like they were going for an old spice vibe but didn't quite nail it.
dior_chic 3rd-Feb-2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Yea I agree.
syvlie0o0 3rd-Feb-2014 03:02 am (UTC)
That was pretty stupid and lacking any creativity whatsoever.
xoxo_tkn 3rd-Feb-2014 03:05 am (UTC)
i thought it was funny how they wasted money just to put the same commercial on immediately following the original, just with james and more pizzazz
skizzylizard 3rd-Feb-2014 03:06 am (UTC)
that was pretty dumb but so is my inexplicable love for james franco so i enjoyed it
screw_jack 3rd-Feb-2014 06:28 am (UTC)
basically me
alkalinecupcake 3rd-Feb-2014 03:06 am (UTC)
i like it, it's straight forward but they went with it.
also, there's a tiger and fireworks and franco, that's cool.
dior_chic 3rd-Feb-2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Eh. It was forgettable.
alexander2808 3rd-Feb-2014 03:08 am (UTC)
james looks like he smells like he just barfed or smth, UGH

i mean i think hes hot, but he needs a tan
pantsparty1 3rd-Feb-2014 03:09 am (UTC)
That was creative? Damn, watching paint dry must be like witnessing the birth of Jesus then.
alexander2808 3rd-Feb-2014 03:20 am (UTC)
lol oops
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