'SNL' Coneheads Reunite for State Farm -- It's Last Night's New Ads

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Spots Right Now

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week. See the methodology here.

Among the new releases, the two hammiest characters on TV make appearances: Max Greenfield, Schmidt on "New Girl," stars in a spot for McDonald's Sirloin Third Pound Burger, and Jim Parsons, Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory," stars in another Intel spot, this one for the i7 Processor.

And, reunited after a long hiatus from their "Coneheads" characters, Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin appear in a spot for State Farm. The alien couple famous for "Saturday Night Live" sketches and a 1993 film bicker as Aykroyd takes a late-night phone call with State Farm. "With whom are you communicating?" Curtin asks.

Aykroyd responds, "Jake from Planet State Farm."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
State Farm: Jake From Planet State Farm: Coneheads State Farm: Jake From Planet State Farm: Coneheads
Network: Esquire
Show: Parks and Recreation
Primetime Airing: May. 11, 10:49 pm ET
McDonald's: A Lot of Me McDonald's: A Lot of Me
Network: ABC
Show: Dancing With the Stars
Primetime Airing: May. 11, 8:10 pm ET
Chevrolet: Tomorrowland Chevrolet: Tomorrowland
Network: A&E
Show: Bates Motel
Primetime Airing: May. 11, 8:31 pm ET
Intel: Gamers Intel: Gamers
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: May. 11, 8:38 pm ET
BMW: Cab BMW: Cab
Network: Fox News
Show: The O'Reilly Factor
Primetime Airing: May. 11, 8:55 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Sauza 901 Tequila: No Limes Needed Sauza 901 Tequila: No Limes Needed
Online Views: 966,544
Social Actions: 28,181
SpotShare: 2.32%
Warner Brothers Games: Jason Vorhees Warner Brothers Games: Jason Vorhees
Online Views: 868,866
Social Actions: 24,471
SpotShare: 2.03%
Netflix: Orange Is the New Black: Season Three Netflix: Orange Is the New Black: Season Three
Online Views: 1,943,539
Social Actions: 15,054
SpotShare: 1.96%
Kmart: 2015 Mother's Day Dance Kmart: 2015 Mother's Day Dance
Online Views: 53,724
Social Actions: 17,131
SpotShare: 1.16%
H&M: Summer Starts Now! H&M: Summer Starts Now!
Online Views: 807,045
Social Actions: 8,572
SpotShare: 0.97%

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