The latest case of Blake Shelton taking the sort of good-natured teasing he loves dishing out came in a T-Mobile commercial which aired during Super Bowl LV.
One of 2021's better Super Bowl commercials begins with a flashback to when a freshly single Gwen Stefani laid out what she wants in a man during a video call with former The Voice co-star Adam Levine.
"I think I'm ready to start dating again," she told the Maroon 5 lead singer. "I'm sick of LA guys. I want someone completely different, maybe from another country, and someone cultured and sensitive, who's not threatened by a strong, confident woman."
Because of a spotty network connection, Levine only caught bits and pieces of his celeb friend's love life checklist.
"I'm sick of L.A. guys," he misheard. "I want someone completely country, uncultured and threatened by a strong, confident woman."
Shelton happened to be at the same restaurant as Levine, and the country star walked up to say something uncouth about chicken wings and nachos while Stefani's request was fresh on Levine's mind. We next see the No Doubt singer befuddled when Shelton ends up being her Levine-approved blind date.
There's a similar T-Mobile commercial during which Tom Brady accidentally convinces former New England Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski to join him on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers roster. Just as Stefani and Shelton's real-life romance led to an engagement, the Brady/Gronk reunion ended with the pair winning the NFL's big game, defeating Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.
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Mainstream music was well represented on Super Bowl Sunday by halftime show performer The Weeknd, Drake from State Farm and the rapper/rocker crossover we didn't know we needed: Cardi B on Wayne's World. Country stars involved in Super Bowl ads or the game include itself Eric Church, who sang the national anthem with Jazmine Sullivan, plus "5 to 9" singer Dolly Parton and Brandi Carlile, whose cover of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" appears in ads for the new CBS series Clarice.
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