Groupon raised a whole lot of brows on Sunday when it released its triumvirate of satirical Super Bowl commercials -- one before, one during and one after. Each saw a celebrity talk about a serious global issue before delving into how it served them specifically, with Timothy Hutton talking Tibet, Elizabeth Hurley discussing the rainforests and Cuba Gooding Jr. dishing about whales.

The seemingly callous commercials sent Twitter and the rest of the Internet abuzz with criticism, but there's a bit of a catch: Behind what many have seen to be poor humor is a big philanthropic drive to help each cause, and it was all filtered through the mockumentary vision of one Mr. Christopher Guest.
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