It’s Tuesday. Even with the dust cleared and the confetti swept up in Miami, people are still talking about The Game. Are you glad you tuned in? Will you remember forever where you were and the dip/chips/pretzels/veggies masquerading as snacks you enjoyed while the Saints upset the Colts? Good. Because you’re going to be remembered for watching. It seems Sunday’s Game was in fact one for the history books – as in, Super Bowl XLIV was the most watched TV program of all time. Ever. That’s right. 106.5 million viewers – if you’re old enough to remember the M*A*S*H finale, it trumped even that. Someone was in the mood to catch a surprising upset/feel-good ending. Like maybe all of America. Bravo, record-setters. Now before we talk about those Super Bowl ads (which are still generating lots of feedback — thanks for your comments ) we need to get to some news bits. First, bad news for a TV show that 106.5 million people weren’t watching, and perhaps if they had, it wouldn’t have been canceled. Unfortunately after 6 seasons on TLC and 2 video games, the show “American Chopper” is bowing out, and will rev its engines one last time this coming Thursday. Next up, Happy Birthday to actress Mia Farrow, who is 65 today. The star of many movies, you might know her as the one-time companion of Woody Allen – but did you know she was also the former Mrs. Frank Sinatra? And the first person to grace the cover of People Magazine. Now, on account of it being Tuesday, we also have brand new DVD’s out. And one of the good things about the fact that there are about 35 movies nominated for Best Picture this year? Most of them will be (or are ) available on DVD so we can all be armchair voters even if we didn’t catch them the first time around. Like the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man – nominated and out today – which is allegedly as funny as their other film The Big Lebowski, only it’s a bit more em, serious. If you want something fun and a bit silly, rent Couples Retreat. Want terrifying and a bit silly? Try The Stepfather. Perhaps a gooey love story (let us know if it’s at all silly): go get The Time Traveler’s Wife. But now, let’s get back to the business of Super Bowl ads. Because yesterday we asked, and you told us the ones you liked most. Here they are…voice your choice in today’s featured poll and tell us which of these Super Bowl commercials was your favorite.
1) Doritos: Dog & Bark Collar
2) Jay, Oprah & Letterman
3) Anheuser-Busch: Clydesdale & Steer