Free Doritos with Crystal Ball

Doritos Crystal Ball, a user generated commercial, the winner of the 2009 Crash the Super Bowlcontest, was named the top spot in the US Today Ad Meter this year. The team behind the spot won $1 million for their efforts. It’s a reward for perseverance for the Herbert brothers, as their “Duct Tape” spot took them to the top five finalists in the 2007 competition.

Crystal Ball Doritos commercial


The “Free Doritos” spot features two men in an office using a snow globe to predict the future. The tall guy, played by Steve Booth, uses the snow globe to work out if the office will have free Doritos, moments before throwing the globe into a nearby vending machine. Just right for the financial crisis! The shorter guy, played by David P. Hyden, asks the globe if he’ll finally get that promotion, before hurling it towards the door, with painful results.

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Credits

The Doritos Crash the Superbowl campaign was developed at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco.

Free Doritos was filmed at Transit Films by directors, editors and producers Joe and Dave Herbert, director of photography Jim Timperman, sound mixer Adam Rabinowitz, production assistants Josh Bower, Franklin (Skeeter) Hines, John Herbert, Diane Herbert, Holly Herbert and Pete Herbert.

See the other four finalists at Doritos Crash the Super Bowl.

  • Paolo

    Steve Booth and Dave Hyden are both stand-up comics with a couple of clips on RooftopComedy:

    http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/DaveHyden
    http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/SteveBooth

  • Coco

    Very sad news this morning, my dearest friend lost her brother Steve the talented gentleman with the “crystal ball” late last night. Steve was a wonderfully talented and funny man. For those of us that knew him know how much he enjoyed his career and making you all laugh. RIP Steve Booth