Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Will Ferrell's little-seen Super Bowl XLVII ad goes viral on the Web

Reminiscent of Bar Rafaeli's Go Daddy ad, a Will Ferrell ad that was aired during the Super Bowl appears to be at least as hot, if not hotter. The ad was missed by most viewers, though, as it was only shown regionally; it was uploaded to the Internet on Monday, where it instantly went viral, closing in two million views at the time of this writing.

The ad, for Old Milwaukee beer, aired in only three of the country’s smaller markets: Glendive, Mont. Sherman, Texas; and Ardmore, Okla. Ferrell is the spokesman for Old Milwaukee beer, but there is a catch: His ads for the beer only air in certain small markets.

Ferrell, in fact, does the ads for free. While speaking to the website Eater late last year, the movie and former "SNL" star said he has the face of the beer's ad campaign not for money, but rather Old Milwaukee beer has given him “creative freedom to revive a brand, and shoot crazy fun commercials.”

This appears to have been fun for Ferrell. It shows the comedian making out with a woman on a bus. That's basically it, except for a cut to the beer cans.

If you thought the Bar Rafaeli ad was hot, this one will titillate you, as well.

Note: Will Ferrell fans will note that, in the ad, he is sporting Ron Burgundy’s signature mustache.   Ferrell is currently filming "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

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