While Super Bowl Sunday is not technically considered a holiday, many Americans look forward to the annual event all year long. In fact, for many folks, Super Bowl Sunday is the granddaddy of all special occasions!
ut whether you are a football fan or well, not so much, many people do look forward to the creative, entertaining and sometimes shocking commercials that air during the big game. Before the big game kicks off, let’s take a look back at some of the best Super Bowl Ads.
Watch the Best Super Bowl Commercials
One of the best commercials of, well, ever, aired during the 2011 game. The spot? The Force from Volkswagen. You know the one – a young Darth Vader uses his somewhat iffy magical powers to jump start all sorts of things including his parent’s Passat. The Force was definitely with him!
This Snicker's commercial stars everybody’s favorite Golden Girl, the young at heart, 90-year-old Betty White.
Life imitates art when Brad Pitt takes center stage in this Super Bowl commercial from Heineken.
The E*Trade Baby.
This 1993 McDonalds commercial showcases the “Showdown” between basketball greats Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. Game on, boys!
This Coca Cola spot starring Mean Joe Green is still a classic. Just don’t forget to have a Coke and a smile.
Imagine a day without technology as we know it. Imagine no mobile devices, laptops and netbooks, no constant connectivity with anyone, anywhere. This Apple Macintosh commercial aired back in 1984 and was directed by Ridley Scott, before YouTube was ever “invented.”
Speaking of technology, watch what happens when Ozzy Osbourne meets Justin Bieber in this Best Buy commercial from 2011.
This commercial, from back in the 70s, stars the Xerox Monk, Brother Dominic.
Kids share what they want to be when they grow up in this Monster.com’s 1999 When I Grow Up commercial. Have you figured out what you want to be yet?
One of the most touching commercials ever shown during the games aired only once in 2002. After all these years, the 9/11 Budweiser Commercial still tugs at the old heartstrings and may just bring a tear to your eye.
This 2007 commercial from Budweiser, is too cute! Ladies and gentlemen - introducing the Clydesdale Donkey.
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Budweiser Clydesdales Brotherhood from 2013 will bring a tear to your eye.
And speaking of animals – check out this Doritos Pug Attack spot. Ouch!
Even though PETA’s sexy veggie ad was too hot for television and never aired on tv, you can still watch online.