This week, players started to gear up for the big game on Sunday. Of course, we're talking about the Puppy Bowl and the adorable live practice camera set up by Animal Planet so fans can watch the four-legged participants running "drills" ahead of the Super Bowl halftime event. In other Super Bowl news, an ad featuring Scarlett Johansson that was banned from the broadcast leaked online, as did an adorable Budweiser spot. Also, Jimmy Kimmeladministered a Polygraph test to Bachelor newlyweds Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici to find out if they really did wait until their wedding night to consummate their relationship. Also, Mexican fast-casual food chain Chipotle launched a satirical web series. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Chipotle web series: Chipotle brands itself as an atypical fast food chain, and with its latest advertising gimmick, the company attempts to put even more distance between itself and other on-the-go eateries. On Feb. 17, Chipotle (via Hulu) will launch its first web series, calledFarmed and Dangerous. The series, which stars Ray Wise and will be released in four half-hour segments, pokes fun at both the dangerous practices of factory farming as well as the activists who work to bring down large food conglomerates. Check out the trailer below (via Tubefilter):
Jimmy Kimmel's Bachelor polygraph: Bachelor contestant Sean Lowe and winner Catherine Giudici finally tied the knot on Sunday, in an elaborate ceremony that was televised live on ABC. The two maintained that they waited until their wedding night to have sex, but were they telling the truth? Jimmy Kimmel investigates. You might be surprised by the results!
Budweiser Puppy Love commercial: It's official: Budweiser is not only the king of beers, but also of Super Bowl ads. The beer company knocks it out of the tear-jerking park again with this adorable spot about the special bond between a puppy and a horse.
Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl ad: Speaking of Super Bowl commercials, Scarlett Johansson filmed one for SodaStream that the NFL has reportedly banned from the broadcast in its original form. Is the problem that the spot is too provocative? Nope. It's that it ends with Johansson dismissively saying, "Sorry, Coke and Pepsi." (The latter, of course, being the sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show.) Additionally, the ad has come under fire from Oxfam International. Check it out here:
Puppy Bowl Practice Cam: This is a live stream of the Puppy Bowl X participants (all of whom are adoptable) practicing in Times Square, and it will air from 11am to 7pm ET all week.
Oprah Screaming Supercut: There's no better way to celebrate Oprah's 60th birthday this week than with a supercut of her introducing celebrities and announcing audience giveaways with her signature ... inflection.
Seth Meyers Gets the Late Night Pickle: Jimmy Fallon continues what is becoming a Late Night tradition by handing off the ceremonial Late Night pickle to Seth Meyers, who will take over the show on Monday, Feb. 24 after Fallon moves to The Tonight Show. According to Fallon, the pickle originated with David Letterman and was passed down to Conan O'Brien, who later bequeathed it to Fallon.