Remember when the commercials for the Super Bowl were more entertaining than the game? Me either. I’ve always been a fan of the big game. But there used to be epic ad spots: Wazzzup, the Budweiser Frogs, the 1984 ad. Now Cars.com isn’t trying anymore and ETrade is still using that baby. And what the hell was with that KIA commercial with the Aztecs?
Despite all the crap that they showed this year, there were some that definitely stood out. Here were my top 5.
5. Fox “The Greatest Ever”
It wouldn’t be a superbowl unless someone spoofed the classic Mean Joe Green commercial. At least Fox made it funny.
4. Bridgestone “Carma”
Three cheers for animatronic beavers helping humans.
3. Doritos “House Sitting”
Doritos produces the best commercials year after year because they have starving artists make them and then pay them $10,000 for it.
2. Volkswagen “Black Beetle”
Alright, I’m a sucker for Beetles and the song Black Betty. Also, I was outraged when they released the New Beetle and it looked like a TT with Down Syndrome. But now I’m excited. And you have to see the YouTube Page to truly appreciate this commercial.
1. Volkswagen “The Force”
Deutsch Inc. Los Angeles. Thank you. Also, reconsider your agency’s name.