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Helen Mirren stars in Budweiser Super Bowl 50 commercial rebuking drunk drivers

Helen Mirren's Budweiser Super Bowl ad blasts drunken

Helen Mirren's Budweiser Super Bowl ad blasts drunken drivers and gives viewers an idea of what "pillock" means. Photo Credit: Budweiser via YouTube

Helen Mirren stars in a Super Bowl ad released Tuesday morning for Budweiser lambasting drunk drivers. This one is — to say the least — unusual: She decries drunk drivers as “shortsighted utterly useless oxygen-wasting form of pollution . . . a selfish coward. If your brain was donated to science, science would return it.

“So stop it. Chances are, you’re a fun, solid human being — don’t be a pillock.”

A “pillock”? It’s not something you want to be. Take my word for it.

What’s perhaps amusing about this otherwise sharp slap across the face is twofold: Has Dame Helen ever tasted something called a “Bud” in her life? And does anyone seriously think she’s going to eat that hamburger seated squarely in front of her? Maybe this ad will have a second edition, with answers.

Meanwhile, Drake stars in an ad for T-Mobile — an amusing one in which he’s annoyed by suits and which also carries the tag: “Other wireless carriers ruin everything.”

The T-Mobile commercial is yet another parody of his song “Hotline Bling.” (The Donald Trump-hosted “SNL” had at it, as well.) The video, released last October, remains one of the major destinations on YouTube: 432 million views as of this morning.


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