Super Bowl 2014 ads: Volkswagen, Carmen Electra in an ad about an ad

(Screengrab courtesy Volkswagen)
(Screengrab courtesy Volkswagen)

Volkswagen may have come up with the perfect Super Bowl ad.

It’s a Super Bowl commercial about German engineers devising an algorithm for the perfect Super Bowl commercial. (What’s the German word for “spoof”?) Among other things, there are babies, puppies, celebrities, an astronaut, a dinosaur, Carmen Electra, Abe Lincoln, monkeys and a hit to the groin (always a crowd pleaser for the “big American football festival.” But there’s no sign in this teaser of either selfies and twerking, both of which are mentioned. And where is that little Darth Vader kid?

Here’s a clip of what will appear during Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2:

Volkswagen uses Carmen Electra, puppies, football players and a man in a dancing hamburger costume to tease its 2014 Super Bowl ad. (Courtesy of Volkswagen)

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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