Best Super Bowl Commercials Hall of Fame

super bowl commercials hall of fame

Super Bowl XLVIII is right around the corner! People have different opinions when it comes to the Big Game, such as Super Bowl vs. Superbowl; Seahawks vs. Broncos; and, of course, Super Bowl commercials vs. the Super Bowl game.

At my house on game day, we mute the game and turn up the volume for the commercials. I have been shushed by my mother on several occasions because it’s serious business. The ads will make you laugh, they’ll make you cry, and sometimes they’ll make you ask “What was that?”, because they can get weird.

Can’t wait to see the new commercials? Get your fix this week with our list of Top Super Bowl Ads you can watch over and over again.

In no particular order, I give you:

The Super Bowl Commercials Hall of Fame

Bud Light “Magic Fridge” 2006

Super Bowl XV

This video is a personal favorite of mine, and when someone says “Super Bowl Commercials”, it’s the first to come to mind. Watch and learn how (not) to store your Bud Light.

Google “Parisian Love” 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

Who knew you could tell a whole love story through Google searches? On second thought, someone at Google knew, or this cute commercial wouldn’t have been made:

Coca-Cola “Videogame” 2007

Super Bowl XLI

This spinoff of Grand Theft Auto has a twist: the character is a good guy! A very clever commercial indeed.

Budweiser “Brotherhood” 2013

Super Bowl XLVII

I put this in the Hall of Fame despite being only a year old because it was so incredibly popular. Proceed with caution: this commercial has been known to invoke tears. All aboard the Feel Train!

Volkswagen “The Force” 2011

Super Bowl XLV

Who can resist a mini Darth Vader?

Doritos “Slap” 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

In general I enjoy most of the Doritos commercials, but this one has always been my favorite to watch. The actor in this commercial should get an Oscar for managing to keep a straight face as a cute, sassy kid confronts him.

Budweiser “9/11 Tribute” 2002

Super Bowl XXXVI

Budweiser aired the commercial only once (and again for the 10-year anniversary of 9/11).

EDS “Cat Herders” 2000

Super Bowl XXXIV

I’ve never really heard of EDS, but this commercial is PURRfect (yes, I went there, and I don’t apologize). Cowboys with lint rollers, allergies, and scratch marks? I’d watch that TV series.

E*Trade “Milkaholic” 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

I’m going to admit something here. I’m not a huge fan of the E*Trade baby ads. I rarely think they’re funny. But it’s their trademark schtick for the Super Bowl, and incredibly memorable, so here is my favorite of the E*Trade babies.

Bud Light Axe 2007

Super Bowl XLI

In my opinion, it doesn’t get much funnier than this. Dark and stormy nights, potential axe murderers, a crucial dilemma (to pick up or not pick up the hitchhiker?)… this commercial has everything.

Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” 2010

Super Bowl XLIV

Betty White AND one of the best candy bars ever? Instant classic.

Volkswagen “The Bark Side” 2012

Super Bowl XLVI

More Star Wars. The amount of work that must have been put into this 30 second commercial is astonishing, and I know I’d like to see this Canine Choir perform live.

McDonald’s “The Showdown” 1993

Super Bowl XXVII

A 21 year old classic in which Larry Bird and Michael Jordan have a competition over a bag of McDonald’s despite having plenty of money between them to buy a second meal.

Honorable Mentions

It remains to be seen whether these commercials from last year will be able to withstand the test of time, but they deserve to be mentioned, and if you happen to have another five minutes, they make for a good laugh.

Best Buy “Asking Amy” 2013

Super Bowl XLVII

In which Amy Poehler nails her role as a salesperson’s worst nightmare.

Tide “Miracle Stain” 2013

Super Bowl XLVII

Admit it. You would do the same thing as this guy if you found a stain of Joe Montana on your jersey.

Samsung “The Big Pitch” 2013

Super Bowl XLVII

A self-referential commercial about making Super Bowl commercials. Very meta.

Oreo “Whisper Fight” 2013

Super Bowl XLVII

A simple but brilliant concept: people whispering when they probably shouldn’t be. Librarians everywhere must be proud.

Can’t wait to see the ads for this year!

Did your favorite make the list? Share it in the comments!

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