Best moments: Super Bowl commercials

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Man, what a bummer of a Super Bowl.

Oh, I don’t mean the game. The game itself was amazing and as entertaining as one could ask for.

I’m talking about the commercials. What happened this year? The Super Bowl is supposed to be a time when friends and families watch the big game, gorge on food and get entertained by the fun TV ads. Instead, we got dying children (apparently killed when a flat-screen TV fell on them), an annoyingly manipulative Microsoft ad about a physically disabled kid and a cruise line pitch that sounded like a college lecture.

You bringing me down, man! Where were the wacky celebrity cameos? Where was the geek making out with the hot model? Where were the laughs? I guess when you pay $4.5 million for 30 seconds of commercial time, there’s no money left for creativity.

Despite the extremely slim pickings this year, I still managed to come up with a short list of my favorite Super Bowl commercials. A very short list. And I had to cheat a little and include a movie trailer. Like I said, slim pickings.

Doritos

We’ve all been there. Sitting in our assigned seat on the plane, praying no one annoying will sit next to us, praying even harder that whoever does end up there is hot. Some of the best commercials are the ones you can totally relate to.

“Furious 7” Super Bowl TV Spot

A car jumps between two highrise buildings. How did the car get into that building in the first place? Who cares? A CAR JUMPS BETWEEN TWO HIGHRISE BUILDINGS!

Snickers

I’m normally not a fan of the Snickers “You’re not yourself” ads. But put Machete and Mr. Pink together with America’s wholesomest family? Brilliant.

 

Budweiser

This was easily my favorite of the day. It’s become tradition for Budweiser to feature their Clydesdales, but this year’s edition was the best. Loved seeing the horses save the little dog, all to the tune of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers.

 So what was your favorite Super Bowl commercial this year?