10 Best Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

Let's be honest, one of the reason we watch Super Bowl is because of the commercials.

Super Bowl is just around the corner and here are my top 10 of all time.  


10. Doritos: Crystal Ball – Super Bowl XLIII (2009)

Frito-Lay’s run of commercials featuring doofuses and their Doritos came to an end last year because the company has chosen a new marketing direction.  This one featuring a crystal ball being hurled at a vending machine is the best of the lot.



9. E-Trade: Wasted – Super Bowl XXXIV (2000)

No ad has ever mocked the price of a Super Bowl spot and reached consumers more effectively.



8. Volkswagen: The Force – Super Bowl XLV (2011)

Many have criticized how George Lucas handled the Star Wars franchise after Return of the Jedi, but as this commercial shows, he still does have a sense of humor.



7. Budweiser: Brotherhood – Super Bowl XLVII (2013)

Budweiser has been making Clydesdale commercials for the last 20 years. This is the most touching of all of them.



6. Pepsi: Cindy Crawford – Super Bowl XXVI (1992)

Pepsi memorably used one of the biggest supermodels of all time to introduce its new logo.



5. McDonald’s: The Showdown – Super Bowl XXVII (1993)

Two of the greatest basketball players ever, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird, engage in an epic game of Horse. Nothing but net.



4. Budweiser: Frogs – Super Bowl XXIX (1995)

Gore Verbinski, director of The Ring and the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, helmed this classic ad, which launched a pop culture phenomenon.




3. Wendy’s: “Where’s the Beef?” – Super Bowl XVIII (1984)

Whenever you worry that your best years are behind you, just remember that Clara Peller went from being a retired manicurist to voicing one of the biggest catch-phrases of the 1980s when she was 81 years old.



2. Apple: 1984 – Super Bowl XVIII

This Ridley Scott-directed ad that introduced the Macintosh computer only aired once. It clearly made its point.



1. Coca-Cola: “Hey Kid, Catch!” – Super Bowl XIV (1980)

This ad featuring “Mean” Joe Greene tossing his jersey to a kid, played by Tommy Okon, actually debuted on Monday Night Football in October 1979. The fact that it still tops this list is a testament to its greatness.


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