In a new campaign, Firehouse positions Interstate car batteries as "outrageously dependable." But the spots aren't really outrageous. By today's wacky standards, they're pleasantly restrained. The "Pinball" spot (below) makes good use of its minute-long running time to build suspense and get viewers hoping that maybe, just maybe, the dude can get his car started and avoid the seemingly inevitable collision with the vehicle sliding his way. Even if, like me, you were rooting for a crash (after Black Friday, I have no goodwill left toward men), the ad's still effective.