Found February 06, 2012 on
Chrysler's Super Bowl ad featuring a gravel-voiced Clint Eastwood was pulled from the car company's official YouTube channel Monday.
Though the "Halftime in America" commercial can still be viewed elsewhere on the site, the video posted on the automaker's channel was replaced by a note that reads, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by NFL Properties LLC."
The ad was a hit with viewers of Super Bowl XLVI and ad pros alike, ranking third in the overall in the Brand Bowl 2012 and coming top of a poll by The Wall Street Journal.
Brand Bowl monitored 400,000 Twitter comments about the Big Game commercials and ranked them in order according to the volume of chatter they created and their popularity.
Chrysler was topped only by Doritos' comical "Crash the Super Bowl" spots and H&M's use of a scantily-clad David Beckham.
Legendary actor and director Eastwood's poignant speech about the US economy also does not play on Chrysler's website, as it is embedded with the YouTube clip.
The firm's plea -- "Just one person can start a chain reaction that reaches thousands. Share this video and watch as it spreads across the country" -- is still posted on its website.
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Perhaps the most attention-getting Super Bowl ad — other than that dog blackmailing his owner with tortilla chips to keep quiet over a felinicide, of course — was Clint Eastwood’s paean to a resurgent auto industry in Detroit.
Clint Eastwood defended his now-controversial Chrysler ad that aired during the Super bowl, in which he implored the nation to overcome its differences and work together to revive the economy, denying any ties to President Obama and saying that the spot was intended to be apolitical.
As I watched the Super Bowl, I was moved and impressed by the Clint Eastwood ad for Chrysler. I was proud to think that Chrysler would develop such an inspiring ad. Our country is in trouble and it is nice to see a company that still has pride and confidence in the people and products of our nation.
Chrysler's Super Bowl commercial featuring Clint Eastwood is not available on Chrysler's YouTube channel because of a "copyright claim," by the NFL.
The ad features an actor speaking in a raspy, deep voice, delivering some of the same lines that Clint Eastwood did in the two-minute halftime ad that ran during the Super Bowl and swirled up a storm of political controversy on Monday.