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Will Ferrell's Super Bowl ad was for Nebraska only

Feb. 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM ET

Nebraskans, you're one up on the rest of the nation. You, and only you, were shown the most-talked-about local-only Super Bowl ad during Sunday's game.

Actor Will Ferrell stars in a spot for Old Milwaukee beer that was only seen in the Cornhusker State (and, according to Deadspin, only in one small part of it). In it, the star of "Old School" and "Anchorman" is seen striding through a golden field wearing doofusy blue shorts. When he finally stops, he's thrown a can of Old Milwaukee, and as he opens it and starts to say the brand's name, he's (intentionally) cut off.

The ad is just one in a series of goofy ads for the beer that only aired in a very few states. The Quad-City Times reported back in November that Ferrell approached the brand as a "big fan of the beer and thought it would be fun to make the commercials."

Some thought the cut-off ending was unintentional, but Adweek links to Ferrell's earlier Old Milwaukee ads, one of which cuts off abruptly just as the Super Bowl ad does.

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