Toyota's RAV4 "Wish Granted" Super Bowl ad hit the Web days ahead of the big game and went viral pretty quick. Featuring "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco, the commercial racked up millions of views and plenty of rave reviews.
The family-friendly spot trots out Cuoco as a toy dog-toting, purple suit-wearing genie, who pops out of a Toyota RAV4 to grant the wishes and whims of a hapless dad and his family.
— Daniella Monet (@DaniellaMonet) February 4, 2013
— Cindy Gallop (@cindygallop) February 4, 2013
Toyota: best ad yet in my humble opinion.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 4, 2013
We are loving the little girl in the Toyota ad — 'I wish to avenge my father's death!' — AND hearing Skee-Lo's 'I Wish'
— HuffPost Media (@HuffPostMedia) February 4, 2013
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As the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens battle for the right to lift the Lombardi Trophy, Super Bowl advertisers compete for another prize: your attention. Each time that CBS cuts away from Super Bowl XLVII to pay the bills, another group of blockbuster commercials and movie trailers was unveiled (although many had been teased). Take a look around your Super Bowl party. Are people paying closer attention during the game or the commercial breaks?
While memorable Super Bowl commercials like Apple's '1984' and Snickers' spot that featured Betty White will be remembered so many more are soon forgotten or, even worse, ridiculed as super fails. Will this ad make this year's best list? Is it controversial? Or, even worse, destined to be forgotten?