Super Bowl commercials. They can become more memorable and iconic than the game itself. Others fail miserably and end up remembered as million-dollar mistakes. Here’s our list of the 10 best ads from last year’s big game. Check out our lists of the best and worst, watch the videos, then tell us what you think.
Volkswagen — Baby Darth Vader
Sometimes channeling a 30-year-old movie is all it takes. A child, dressed head-to-toe in authentic Darth Vader gear, wanders around trying to “use the force” on a number of household items. He finally has success on his dad’s new Volkswagen’s Passat … thanks to a little help.
Pepsi Max — Mind Readers
Pepsi gave us a few solid offerings this year, but our favorite was this one that gave us a unique look inside a typical first date, letting you read the minds of both parties. The guy thinks over and over again, “I wanna sleep with her” only to get an untimely rejection.
Bud Light — Party Dogs
A house-sitting job inside a home with a dozen obedient dogs and an endless supply of Bud Light. Need we say more? The beer giant — always good for a Super Bowl laugh — gave us a few good ones in 2011, but this spot took the cake. Watch video …
Doritos — Finger Licker
This gem from early in the game caught us all a little off guard. An office worker finishes off a bag of Doritos, then has a colleague ask if he can finish off the “best part.” The worker isn’t sure what the best part is, exactly, until he’s getting his fingers cleaned in a most unpleasant way.
Bridgestone — Reply All
The first of Bridgestone’s two entries on this list, the tire company struck gold with this take on a common office problem — hitting “Reply all” when you meant to just hit “Reply.” The painful payoff at the end is simple but worth it.
Careerbuilder.com — Parking Lot Chimps
If you’ve ever been late to a meeting, these chimps are probably the reason why. A man gets boxed in the parking lot by a pair of aggressive-driving primates in this hilarious spot.
Chevy — Billy Gets Trapped
Little Billy just can’t seem to stay out of trouble in this solid ad from Chevy. Fortunately, the Silverado is there to bail him out every time … whether he’s trapped in a well or — yes — a volcano.
Snickers — Richard Lewis/Roseanne
Last year’s Betty White ad went over so well that Snickers decided to roll with the same idea. This year, the celebrity cameos come from Richard Lewis and Roseanne. This one goes over the top when Roseanne gets clocked by a giant log.
Bridgestone – Beaver Props
Pretty funny late entry from Bridgestone, in which a driver helps out a beaver and he helps him out in return.
Audi — Old Luxury Prison
Trying to get of “old luxury prison”? Try Audi. They won’t lead you astray.
My vote goes to Audi! Audi is the most innovative and creative automobile company as far as I am concerned. The Germans are number one when it comes to quality, creativity in design, innovation and engineering! Very funny commercial!