04 February 2013

The best Super Bowl XLVII commercials

Because the Super Bowl is always the most-watched television event on the year by far, there is a huge focus on the advertisements. Companies spend millions and millions for time during the game to promote their products to a huge audience. This year was no different with the average rate for a 30-second ad was $3.8 million, truly a staggering sum. And as every year, there are some great commercials that go down in history, and some that are truly awful. In this post, let's take a look on what I considered to be the best Super Bowl commercials for XLVII.

H/T Mashable

I could not name you many Flaming Lips tunes, but they sure have a damn good time.

Personally, I'm not sure why a genie would live in a Rav4 but I do like Kaley Cuoco a lot and I think this was pretty funny.

Honestly, you can never go wrong with the Clydesdales. I think my mother cried after this one.

I'm not getting the racism angle here, although I do see how a white guy impersonating a Jamaican accent could be taken in the wrong way. I thought it was pretty funny regardless, so sue me.

[Insert joke about Danica Patrick flying a plane]. I like that GoDaddy is actually putting some ideas together for these ads and this was very funny. And pretty true, just look at me.

This was a fantastic ad, just solely based on the fact that Willem Dafoe makes one hell of a Devil.

I feel like putting Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Bob Odenkirk in the same room would make a great commercial for anything. Bonus points for the LeBron cameo.

Like most Super Bowl commercials, this ad is absurd but I found it to be pretty funny. Love the "Wheels on the Bus" bit at the end; it's my ringtone.

You know, if you have ever driven on the New Jersey Turnpike...

I'm not entirely sure why I liked this one, but I did.

This was a commercial that people were split on but count me as one that thought this was great. After all, in these polarizing times...

Certainly much better than the crap Cars.com put out last year.

This commercial was completely absurd, and yet I thought this was funny. Of course, I'm who they are going for, so mission accomplished?

Goats are great.

Pretty weird, but what Super Bowl commercial isn't?

I love the spoof of that classic Meat Loaf tune.

I feel like I would do that for my team.

This has to be one of the best Super Bowl ads of the year. Chrysler has been making excellent ads over the past few years and this was awesome, particularly the message it is sending. And it does not get better than Paul Harvey's narration.

Sue me.

I'm not a huge Amy Poehler fan but this was good stuff.

Hey, you got to do what you got to do.

Excellent commercial with a great messaged. Loved it.

You know, I love Tracy Morgan and I thought this was funny, unlike most.

This ad kicked ass. It was hilarious and the twist that the wife was a Ravens fan was perfect.

I loved this, and the best part is is that it encapsulates Deion Sanders perfectly. Don't rule it out that this actually happens.

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