Being one of the most watched television broadcasts, the Super Bowl attracts advertisers; and since then, ads have become part of the big game culture along with the game itself. Sit back, grab your snacks and let’s count 10 of the best Super Bowl commercials ever.
“You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” by Snickers (2010)
Betty White, who celebrated her 93rd birthday on Jan. 17, 2015, appeared in the funny Super Bowl XLIV Snickers ad, and it was pure awesomeness. White played in as Mike, a football player, and gets to trash talk with her team mates. Watch it here and be the judge.
“Cindy Crawford” by Pepsi (1992)
When a hot chick pulled up to a gas station to grab a can of Pepsi, a couple of kids stared, ogling at the can instead of the gorgeous Cindy Crawford. “Is that a great new Pepsi can or what?” said one of the kids.
“The Force” by Volkswagen (2011)
Volkswagen decided to combine two of the most-loved things in the world — kids and “Star Wars.” This award-winning and viral ad features a kid in Darth Vader suit trying to get into character. His dad connived to make his dream of using the Force comes true by turning the 2012 Passat on and off.
“Terry Tate: Office Linebacker” by Reebok (2003)
This ad was originally made as a series and was a fusion of the retired NFL Linebacker Terry Tate’s best and worst career moments. In the series, he was hired by Felcher and Sons to boost employee productivity and end workplace politics in his Reebok shorts of course.
“The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” by Old Spice (2010)
This lady-friendly commercial was not aired during the 2010 Super Bowl. but it went viral after its release online on the same date. Thanks to the catchy dialogue, the hot model and the awesome effects. This Old Spice ad made it to our list.
“The Showdown” by McDonald’s (1993)
Michael Jordan and Larry Bird defied the laws of physics with their game of Horse. The price? Jordan’s Big Mac and fries. The ad still grabbed the viewers’ attention even if it’s an off-base sports to show in the Super Bowl and with “nothing but net.”
“Frogs” by Budweiser (1995)
“Mean Joe Greene” by Coca-Cola (1980)
As part of their “Have a Coke and smile” campaign, Coca-Cola made an impression other companies failed to match. In the commercial, a kid shared his Coke with “Mean” Joe Greene when he saw him looking tired after a game. Greene thanked the kid and gave him his jersey — this was one iconic scene.
“When I Grow Up” by Monster.com (1999)
In their first Super Bowl commercial, Monster.com shows some kids talking about they want their future jobs to be. Things got interesting when they expressed that they don’t want doing a job they hate.
“1984” by Apple (1984)
The commercial aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII. The ad was inspired by George Orwell’s famous novel, “1984,” and directed by Ridley Scott. This is Apple’s first Macintosh ad, and it captured the viewers’ attention with its movielike presentation. It also impressed The Clio Awards and was added to its Hall of Fame.
There you have it for 10 of the best Super Bowl commercials ever. What was your favorite this year? Let us know in the comments below. For more entertainment features, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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