Super Bowl’s Greatest TV Commercials of All-Time: A Look Back Over 50 Years

super-bowls-greatest-commercials-logoIt’s that time of year again, the grand finale of the American football season, the SUPER BOWL, complete with all the hype that leads up to it, especially over the past two weeks. Even for the non-football fans, the commercials can be the main attraction along with the half time show, usually a music extravaganza. The focus here is strictly on those television commercials, the ones that the largest sponsors pay mega-bucks for, this year having hit around the five million dollar mark – and that’s per sixty second ad! This is the time of year sponsors pitch their best ad, knowing that this is the “holy grail” of TV viewership, millions and millions of viewers worldwide. Some are quite humorous, some are thought provoking, some are sentimental, some are bizarre, but most all of them are memorable for a long time afterwards, which is why they’re initially shown during this time to begin with. Love ’em or hate ’em, here they are in all their glory.

Here are the very best of the best…. year-by-year….. in reverse order

(2016) Super Bowl 50 – Hyundai Genesis “First Date”

(2016) Super Bowl 50 – Doritos “Ultrasound”

(2014) Super Bowl XLVIII – Doritos “Time Machine”

(2013) Super Bowl XLVII – Budweiser “The Clydesdales Brotherhood”

(2013) Super Bowl XLVII – Dodge Ram Trucks “Farmer”

(2013) Super Bowl XLVII – Doritos “Goat 4 Sale”

(2012) Super Bowl XLVI – Chrysler “Halftime In America”

(2011) Super Bowl XLV – Volkswagen “The Force”

(2011) Super Bowl XLV – Bridgestone “Reply All”

(2010) Super Bowl XLIV – Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry”

(2010) Super Bowl XLIV – Doritos “Slap”

(2010) Super Bowl XLIV – Old Spice “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like”

(2009) Super Bowl XLIII – Pepsi Max “I’m Good”

(2008) Super Bowl XLII – Bridgestone “Scream”

(2006) Super Bowl XL – Fedex “Caveman”

(2006) Super Bowl XL – Bud Light “The Magic Fridge”

(2003) Super Bowl XXXVII – Reebok “Terry Tate, Office Linebacker”

(2003) Super Bowl XXXVII – FedEx “Castaway”

(2002) Super Bowl XXXVI – Budweiser “911 Tribute”

(2000) Super Bowl XXXIV – EDS “Cat Herders”

(2000) Super Bowl XXXIV – Budweiser “Whassup?”

(1999) Super Bowl XXXIII – “When I Grow Up”

(1998) Super Bowl XXXII – Doritos 3D “Mad Skills”

(1998) Super Bowl XXXII – Tabasco “Mosquito”

(1996) Super Bowl XXX – Pepsi “Security Camera”

(1996) Super Bowl XXX – Budweiser “Clydesdales Football”

(1995) Super Bowl XXIX – Budwesier “Frogs”

(1993) Super Bowl XXVII – McDonald’s “The Showdown”

(1992) Super Bowl XXVI – Nike “Hare Jordan”

(1991) Super Bowl XXV – Diet Pepsi “You Got The Right One, Baby”

(1990) Super Bowl XXV – Coca Cola “Hilltop Reunion”

(1984) Super Bowl XVIII – Apple “Introducing Macintosh”

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

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

(1977) Super Bowl XI – Xerox “It’s A Miracle”






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