As a group, last night's Super Bowl commercials "presented the most buttoned-up, reserved, elevated level of marketing discourse" that Slate's Seth Stevenson could recall since he began doing his annual post-game ad report card a decade ago. But that's probably only because Seth doesn't live in Savannah, Ga., where, according to Deadspin, viewers were treated to this epic, two-minute long masterpiece during the first local commercial break:
"Daddy, what do you do when you go to work?"
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