Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl commercial with Tom Clifford marks 25th Anniversary

Super Bowl XXIV

On January 28th, 1990, new head coach, George Seifert, led the San Francisco 49ers to their second straight Super Bowl Title, blowing-out Dan Reeves' Denver Broncos 55-10 at the Louisiana Super-dome in New Orleans.

This game remains the most lopsided game in Super Bowl history to date. San Francisco's 55 points were the most ever scored by one team, and their 45-point margin of victory was the largest ever. The 49ers are also the only team to score at least eight touchdowns in a Super Bowl and at least two touchdowns in each quarter (the only mistake was a missed extra point attempt).

It was also a damn Big Night for the fans of Tom Clifford... his wife and infant child - LOL.!

Because, during the games commercial interruptions or as the industry calls 'em - commercial clusters,  the On-Camera commercial I had done for the Oil Heat Industry "Humungous Gas & Electric" aired. I had a ball doing the spot and had a chance to work with Bill Bryden the star of those "Oxy Five" (prepubescent pimple ad) spots. Lo and behold, we went from cloud nine to cloud ten when we learned later that year the spot had gone on to win the prestigious Clio Award amongst the other nominees.

+Tom Clifford, VoiceOver & Creative Services


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