The 15 Best Super Bowl Commercials
Rating the Big Game’s top ads is an annual rite. From Bud Light’s star-studded best night ever to Ellen’s Beats Music dance party to Audi’s terrifying Doberhuahua, relive the Super Bowl’s most awesome spots.
Bud Light: Ian Up For Whatever
What do you get when you put together a bachelorette party DJed by Reggie Watts, Minka Kelly the stylist, Don Cheadle leading a llama into an elevator, Arnold Schwarzenegger playing ping-pong, a private One Republic concert, and an unsuspecting average guy who’s up for anything? The best night ever.
Budweiser: Puppy Love
In a twist on last year's unbelievably heartwarming ad, Budweiser's famous Clydesdales show us that dog is more than just man's best friend. It's impossible to not get warm and fuzzy with this saga of animal love.
Step aside, liger. There’s a new hybrid beast in town, and this one might be the most terrifying yet. Let’s just be thankful that Sarah McLachlan doesn’t have to sing for the misunderstood Doberhuahua in real life.
Dannon Oikos: The Spill
Full House is back! And it seems like things haven’t changed a bit in the Tanner household. Danny (Bob Saget) and Joey (Dave Coulier) are still cramping Joey’s (John Stamos) style.
Jaguar: British Villains Rendezvous
In its first-ever Big Game spot, the classy car company recruits some of the baddest baddies with the most forbidding accents to demonstrate how driving a Jag is essential to world domination.
Did you know that every time a Volkswagen hits 100,000 miles, a German engineer gets his wings? And you won’t believe what happens at 200,000.
Beats Music: Ellen’s Fairy Tale
After embarking on a spooky journey to find the perfect song for dancing, Little Ellen DeGoldilocks breaks it down with three bears and a wolf. They all dance happily ever after in this modern mashup of Little Red Riding Hood and The Story of the Three Bears.
The Greek yogurt movement has extended far beyond the aisles of Whole Foods, and now it’s taking over the animal kingdom. Watch out, humans, your meaty flesh is no longer enough for hungry bears.
Toyota: Muppets Most Wanted
What an entertaining yet informative commercial! Now we know what a road trip with the Muppets would be like and what’s going on inside the warped mind of Terry Crews. We just can’t believe it took 46 seconds for Crews’ shirt to come off.
Doritos: Time Machine
Forget your run-of-the-mill lemonade stand. This cute kid has bigger ideas: a time machine. And the crazy thing is that it actually works. (What's extra awesome about this commercial is that it was part of Doritos' "Crash the Super Bowl" contest and reportedly cost only $200 to make.)
Wonderful Pistachios: Stephen Colbert Part 1
The Colbert Report host and nuts; there couldn’t be a better combination. It was such a simple and effective equation that no frills were needed for Colbert’s first crack at a Super Bowl commercial.
Wonderful Pistachios: Stephen Colbert Part 2
Apparently Colbert acted a little too cavalier during his initial spot, so he came back for something a little more, well, enthusiastic.
GoDaddy: Puppet Master
Scantily clad women and sexy Danica Patrick are so last year. This time around, GoDaddy chose puppets and dreams and Gwen. But seriously, a woman just quit her job in front of 100 million people!
Ford: Nearly Double
What’s better than Rob Riggle, a cute dog, and fireworks? James Franco, a majestic tiger, and even better fireworks!
Butterfinger: Cup Therapy
Chocolate and Peanut Butter head to the psychologist to work out their differences in this commercial for Butterfinger’s new competitor to Reese’s famous cups.