15 Best Super Bowl Commercials (Ever)

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Ameriquest – “Surprise Dinner”

We don’t know who it was that decided the first step in courting customers was getting them to laugh, but it’s undisputed at this point. So when Ameriquest Mortgage set out to court consumers, they decided that the best way to prove their company motto of “not judging too quickly” was through offering examples of the sentiment in practice – unexpected, darkly humorous examples. This “Romantic Dinner” spot was a fan-favorite, even if the company’s policies led to its collapse as part of the American financial crisis.


Google – “Parisian Love”

It’s absurd to think of a company that needs no advertising whatsoever, but Google has become more than a household name (or a verb). As the one search engine turned to for nearly any question a human being raises, the company has been able to use its marketing not to spread awareness, but improve its view in the public eye. In “Parisian Love,” the company used its search engine to promise they aren’t going anywhere, and moisten a few eyeballs in the process.


Wendy’s – “Where’s The Beef?”

Three famous words that defied the odds. Honestly, if any company decided to film a commercial punctuated by an elderly woman naggingly demanding to know where the meat on her burger was, the results would almost certainly be disastrous. But Wendy’s tried it out in 1984 and the world was given one of the most memorable slogans in fast food history – not once, but three times in the same commercial. Even now, we can’t watch it just once.


FedEx – “Carrier Pigeons”

It’s another unwritten rule of Super Bowl advertising that the more people you can feature screaming and running for their lives while getting a viewer laughing, the better. FedEx, a company that has become a regular staple of big game spots, took that lesson with their “Carrier Pigeons” commercial, following the normal formula of showing why shipping with Federal Express beats just about any solution. The results are horrifying, but about as funny as FedEx spots get.


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  1. I don’t know. I like the list but the bud ones. You can pick just about any bud bowl year was way better then most of these on the list. Each one was different because it was a game and it was freaking beer cans playing football with no hands or legs. Classic stuff right there. Sad Sad Sad. I would put every bud bowl with maybe the last one as the exception.

  2. I don’t know Mr. rob . I have to say I really like your site and I enjoy reading the majority of the stuff you guys post on here but your list are kind of like wtf? to me. How do you guys come up with these lists? Does one person do them , do you take a vote with all the ppl who post and work with the site? I would like to know.

  3. The Budweiser one with the newborn horse was good, but their beer still sucks.

  4. I would have put the “Imported from
    Detroit” Chrysler ad that featured Eminem on the list. I really like that commercial.

  5. the Michael Jordan one is awesome, but you can’t touch the Where’s the beef ha

  6. when the Cap Trailer plays today someone post it up, don’t be shy thanks :D

  7. Some cool ads I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing before due to being a non-US citizen.

    Also, RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    • That’s the thing though, I’m not likely to need to compare different insurance companies to get a cheaper deal because I don’t pay insurance on my home or my health and I don’t drive so have no car insurance but that can’t stop me from enjoying the meerkats that help advertise for one insurance company.

      Like this one, where they teamed with Take That singer Gary Barlow to perform on the set of Britain’s longest running TV soap opera (been on the air since 1962) for a commercial late last year.

  8. I wasn’t impressed with the commercials this year. I have to say the one with the mixed breed dog was very funny. But over the years, the commercial have been costing more and have been less entertaining. This list of what you considered your favorite past 15 super bowl commercials wasn’t bad, but it was still lacking.

    There is something about a man innocently cooking supper for his sweetheart and the cay getting covered in red sauce and then being seen by said sweetheart holding a red covered cat and knife, that made me laugh again like before. That surely is one of the better made commercials picturing something that could happen to anyone.

    But missing from your list for my liking are the Budweiser frogs and chameleon. Most of those were classic and I think the trendsetters of super bowl commercials. But you are right, Budweiser still has a lot to be desired.

  9. In case you guys don’t know, there area a lot of Football fans in the U.K. too. And I do mean American Football! We have to stay up until 3.30/4.0 AM to catch all the match.
    Yes, we ‘get’ the ads too – VW is always brilliant.
    This year the only spoiler was the lack of any Broncos at the Game. We knew it was Super Sunday; you should have told them too. Well played Seattle, the Brits always love it when the underdog wins, especially in the manner that the Seahawks played.
    Thanks America, lookin’ forward to next year already. Any chance we could have the ‘Skins there? (I go back to John Riggins!)

  10. Mine favorite Super Bowl Commercial is the middle seat for datrios aired in 2013. I like this list and i found a similar kind on PureVPN