Though Super Bowl LIII was debatably the least action-packed of all time with the lowest score in Super Bowl history, the ads were sure to pick up the slack and entertain millions of viewers watching from all over the world.
Leading up to the first week of February each year, companies far and wide spend months (some years) trying to create the funniest, most attention-grabbing commercial. Some popular ones from past Super Bowls go from Dorito’s “Don’t Touch My Mama, Don’t Touch My Dorito’s” commercial to the iconic Budweiser Puppy Love commercial.
From the medieval Bud Light and Game of Thrones promo to three (yes, three!) different commercials featuring robots and an ad featuring our very own Saquon Barkley, this years Super Bowl ads definitely lived up to the hype.
Here are 11 of VALLEY’s favorite standout Super Bowl Commercials:
Michael Scott, is that you?! Steve Carell teamed up with Cardi B. for this iconic Pepsi Co. commercial. Watch it and thank us later. Okurrr?
2. The 100-Year Game
What else can go wrong when some of the world’s most talented, competitive athletes come together in one room for the NFL 100th Season Gala? With cameos from an equal amount of NFL legends and rookies (peep Saquon Barkley at 1:30!) and more, this action-packed commercial following the fight over a golden football will have you actually laughing out loud.
Mercedes and … mind control? This ad follows a seemingly normal guy go throughout his day as he controls everything around him from magically making a parking ticket disappear to changing the music at a live show from opera to Ludacris. The commercial ends in promoting the new A-Class Mercedes, which has Alexa-like voice command qualities that can change the color of the lights inside the car and control the radio.
4. Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer
This Aquamarine-esque ad will have you craving spiked seltzer like never before. Watch out White Claw!
Featuring Jason Bateman from Ozark, this ad takes the viewer on an elevator ride where each stop is a different floor featuring some of life’s most unpleasant things–from root canals to jury duty to the middle seat on a 6-hour flight. After all of the floors are passed, we end up on the Hyundai floor where Shopper Assurance makes car shopping a total breeze, unlike all of the other floors before it.
The infamous “nut mobile” makes its comeback in this commercial featuring perhaps the most unlikely duo ever, Charlie Sheen and A-Rod.
7. Bud Light
This ad was the perfect teaser for Game of Thrones fans who just can’t wait until the final season premier on April 14, 2019. Taking viewers on a journey to Westeros, if only for a minute and a half, Bud Light incorporated their classic “Dilly Dilly” slogan into a medieval horse fight (horses and knights decked out in blue armor, of course.) The commercial ends in true GoT style with a massive dragon flying through the air and lighting up the entire set in flames. Iconic.
Okay, this one was beyond creepy, but it definitely caused a lot of talk on social media. In case you missed Robochild, see it for yourself.
Dorito’s proved once again that they make the best Super Bowl commercials with this one featuring Chance the Rapper and the Backstreet Boys. The minute-long ad includes a mashup of “I Want It That Way” mixed with a freestyle Dorito’s rap by Chance, and it’s actually kind of catchy. You might find yourself dancing to it halfway through…
Whether we like to admit it or not, this T-Mobile “Whats For Dinner?” ad just about sums up every single girl in the world. (Sorry, guys!)
Instantly transport back to Halloween with this spooky yet hilarious commercial, because who doesn’t love killer skin?
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