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So, a year ago we were lamenting/cheering the controversial Ridgeline commercial during the Big Game.

I don't know if they'll have any Ridgeline commercials during the game this year, but if you go to automobiles.honda.com you will see their new commercial for the SuperBowl.

It doesn't have a Ridgeline. In fact, it is based on the new CR-V. However, it is a pretty cool commercial.
 

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I found the secret script of the new Ridgeline Superbowl commercial....

FADE IN
(Establishing shot: bucolic outdoors scene in a mountain glade with beautiful trees and a stream. At a picnic table under a tree, we see a LLAMA eating chocolate donuts and ritually stabbing a DONALD TRUMP voodoo doll with a fork

CUE MUSIC (Carly Simon "Nobody Does it Better")

- Suddenly a commotion breaks out on the stream. LLAMA stops eating donut, looking at the stream in shock. TRUMP DOLL seizes the opportunity to escape, hissing like a snake as it slithers away toward a battered evil-looking Ford F-150 parked in the distance.

- On the stream we see a RIDGELINE GEN 2 floating along on its back with the in-bed speakers playing the Carly Simon tune. Sitting on each wheel are orange OOMPA LOOMPAS with paddles steering the GEN 2 along like a river barge).

- Underwater we see the driver door open, and a BORDER COLLIE wearing a straw hat and holding a cane swims to shore and joins the LLAMA at the picnic table

- BORDER COLLIE and LLAMA leap onto table and start tap-dancing as small animated clouds float by with random eco-friendly phrases printed on them. Behind them, TRUMP DOLL in the F-150 brutally runs down an innocent UNICORN that is grazing in the meadow, then begins doing donuts and defiling the environment in an evil-looking cloud of smoke. As the UNICORN dies, a fading rainbow falls from the sky and drapes across the trees like a sad deflated balloon.

- BORDER COLLIE and LLAMA jump down from the table and race to the side of the stream, where the GEN 2 has docked. GEN 2 slowly rises out of the water like a spaceship and rotates to upright position, trunk lid hungrily flapping open and shut like a catfish's mouth. It then floats over onto land, magically dry and ready for a rousing trip to the mall.

- Music is interrupted by an earsplitting yodel as a modern HIGHLY DIVERSE FAMILY comes soaring down a nearby snow-covered mountain on snowboards and antique sleds. As they reach the grassy area by the stream, their snow vehicles disappear and the scene abruptly shifts to a grainy black-and-white WW II newsreel film of German tanks rampaging through a peaceful village as a small child weeps in the gutter. On the sides of the tanks we see runic script reading "TOYOTA TACOMA". In the background we can hear Adolf Hitler angrily screeching out a speech at the Reichstag.

- The scene just as suddenly flicks back to HIGHLY DIVERSE FAMILY, who are now all wearing rhinestone-covered Elvis jumpsuits with capes like the Osmonds circa 1970s. Striking Power Ranger-like poses, they wave their arms and do kung fu kicks and suddenly fly into the Ridgeline like characters from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. As they buckle in, the youngest child looks soberly at the camera and says "Equal pay for equal work."

- The scene suddenly shifts back to the stream side, where we see LADY GAGA sitting on a golden toilet reading a newspaper made out of slabs of meat. As she lowers the newspaper and looks disapprovingly at the camera, the Gen 2 explodes into a huge cloud of glitter as the LLAMA, BORDER COLLIE, and OOMPA LOOMPAS joyfully sing "Nobody does it betttttterrrrrr".

- From the sky, the huge disembodied hand of SOICHIRO HONDA reaches down from heaven and touches the cloud of glitter, which instantly coallesces into the form of the previously dead UNICORN. The UNICORN races across the field and gores TRUMP DOLL with its savage spiral ivory horn, destroying the F-150 in the process. Angels float down from heaven and sing hosannas. Rainbows and golden sunshine fill the air as TRUMP DOLL writhes in agony impaled by the horn.

- LADY GAGA speaks: "Honda Ridgeline - the truck for practical people that want to go to the bathroom and get better gas mileage. If you don't drive one, unicorns will die."

FINIS
 

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CTV/TSN have broadcast rights to the Superbowl in Canada. While some of the ads are carry-overs from the Fox broadcast, it does often mean we see different (and usually of lesser quality) ads during the game. Honda ran a different ad in Canada during the Superbowl which can be viewed on YouTube.
 
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