Best Super Bowl Commercials 2012: The Best of the ‘Meh’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 8:13 am,

best super bowl commercials 2012 Best Super Bowl Commercials 2012: The Best of the Meh

On Sunday, over 110 million viewers tuned in to Super Bowl XLVI, to watch the New York Giants face off against the New England Patriots television’s most talked commercials of the year. With ad space costing $3.5 million per 30 second spot, it’s time to figure out who spent their money the best.

Overall, one could say that this year’s Super Bowl commercials were relatively mediocre compared to previous year – but if the “Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition” has taught us anything, it’s that it doesn’t mean we still can’t rank them!

Taking a lead from Will Arnett in the depths of Hulu’s Hulubratory, we’re making use of their extra scientists on hand, by allowing them to tell us (and you) which commercials were the best of the best.

Oh, and if the best of the best isn’t good enough, there’s also seven additional categories to rank Super Bowl ads. (Will Arnett doesn’t mess around)

So take a look and see which ads Hulu’s Hulubratory has calculated are the best, based on what you, the people, are saying.

(To view all the “best of” lists on a single page, click on the “view all” towards the bottom of the page.)

Overall Best Ads


1.) Volkswagen – “The Bark Side”

2.) Honda – “Matthew’s Day Off”

3.) Volkswagen – “The Dog Strikes Back”

4.) Skechers – “Mr. Quiggly”

5.) Oikos Yogurt – “The Tease”

6.) Chevy Silverado – “2012″

7.) M&M’s – “It’s That Kind of Party”

8.) Audi – “Vampire Party”

9.) E*TRADE – “Fatherhood”

10.) Acura – “Transactions”

…continue for EVEN MORE “best of” rankings


Funniest Ads


1.) Acura – “Transactions”

2.) Hulu – “Hulubratory”

3.) Chevrolet – “Happy Grad”

4.) Honda – “Matthew’s Day Off”

5.) Chevy Silverado – “2012″


Best Celebrity Cameo


1.) Will Arnett: Hulu – “Hulubratory”

2.) Matthew Broderick: Honda – “Matthew’s Day Off”

3.) Jerry Seinfeld: Acura – “Transactions”

4.) Adriana Lima: Kia – “A Dream Car”

5.) H&M – “David Beckham”



Cutest Critters


1.) Bud Light – “Rescue Dog”

2.) Volkswagen – “The Dog Strikes Back”

3.) Doritos – “Man’s Best Friend”

4.) Volkswagen – “The Bark Side”

5.) – “Business Trip”

Cutest Kids


1.) Toyota – “It’s Reinvented”

2.) E*TRADE – “Fatherhood”

3.) Doritos – “Sling Baby”

4.) – “Free to Pee”


Best Soundtracks


1.) Chevrolet – “Stunts”

2.) M&M’s – “It’s That Kind of Party”

3.) Budweiser – “LMFAO”

4.) H&M – “David Beckham”

5.) Budweiser – “Eternal Optimism”

Nostalgic Ads

1.) NFL – “Timeline”

2.) Budweiser – “Eternal Optimism”

3.) MetLife – “Everyone”

4.) Toyota – “Connections”

5.) Honda – “Matthew’s Day Off”


Source: Hulu

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  1. what about the commercial with Clint Eastwood?

  2. Dude- no mention of the Chrysler Clint Eastwood spot? At the very least, it gets best score hands down!

  3. How about the AGT commercial with Stern?

  4. You’ve got double a duplicate of the Chevy commercial in the M&M slot.

  5. The 30 Rock Pizza Hut ad is hilarious.

  6. Nobody liked the Jack in the Box “you may now EAT the bride” commercial. It was hilarious and the double entendré at the end was ridiculous. Couldnt believe it got past the censors.

  7. Looking extremely forward to the day the insipid, gooey “meh” goes the way of “my bad”…

  8. I thought that tax whatever commercial was disgusting. How it made it into anyone’s best is beyond comprehension.