Super Bowl Throwback: Memorable “Big Game” Commercials

Posted on 01-30-2015 by
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Let’s be honest with ourselves. As much as we all look forward to the big game, we look forward to its’ commercials even more. With a little help from Huffington Post here are my top 10 Super Bowl Commercials:

1. Budweiser "A Hero's Welcome" (2014)

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Budweiser has always done a great job at creating memorable commercials, but it’s ones like this send that simple, but meaningful message of Thank You. Thank you to all the troops that sacrifice their lives each and every day for the freedoms we get to enjoy.

2. Budweiser "Puppy Love" (2014)

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When you put puppies in front of an animal lover you shouldn’t be surprised to find the commercial at No.2. Budweiser has always been good at selling their beer, but over the past five years they’ve really mastered the “sell them the beer by tugging on the heartstrings” ploy.

3. Volkswagon: “The Force”

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Ok, even those who aren’t as appreciative of Star Wars have to have liked this commercial. I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t like to be able to use “the force”? This little vader’s imagination is brought to life for a split-second as his dad makes him believe his “force” turned the car on. Chances are this brought out the little kid in all of us.

4. E-Trade Baby 2 Commercial Super Bowl XLII (2008)

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If you were to ask me what is the first thing that comes to mind when you mention E-Trade, my answer would be the talking baby. Giving a baby adult-like speech and having him do adult tasks is creative (and very memorable to some).

5. Mean Joe Greene (1980)        

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One word: Classic. Almost everyone, no matter how old young they are have seen this commercial at least once. We’ll all remember kid’s iconic closing line “Wow! Thanks Mean Joe!”

6. Super Bowl Commercial "Bud" "Weis" "er" (1995)

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Another classic commercial from Budweiser. It reminds us how far they have come from to get to their commercials today.

7. Clydesdales Brotherhood (2013)

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The marketers at Budweiser are amazing. It has been awhile since I saw a Budweiser commercial that I didn’t like. They seem to have the perfect commercial down to a science. Budweiser shows that some things, like another commercial that pulls on the heartstrings, just never get old.     

8. Honda CRV - Matthew Broderick's Day Off (2012)

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Nothing better than bringing the past and the present together. Enter Matthew Broderick spoofing his role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

9. Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl Commercial - Imported From Detroit (2011)

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Nothing could get your blood pumping any more than this commercial did. If you weren’t already pumped for the game, you most likely were after watching this. The monologue was priceless. The appearance by Eminem complimented the monologue perfectly. Together they proved to be the perfect ingredients for an awesome hype video.

10. Air Nike Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny (1992)

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How can one lose when you have Bugs Bunny, Michael Jordan and a pair of “Hare Jordans” in the same commercial? You can’t. This early collaboration of Jordan and Bugs ends with “This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship”… Little did they know they would help each other out in a very popular movie: Space Jam.

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Dear Kitten: Regarding the Big Game (TEASER) – Purina® Friskies (2015)

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So this one technically is set to air for this year’s Super Bowl, but the teaser is great. I’ve enjoyed the “Dear Kitten” series Purina has released and this one seems to be just as hilarious as the previous ones have been.

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