Top 5 Super Bowl Advertisements


February brings Valentine’s day, Black History Month, and the occasional leap day. Among these hallowed traditions resides an event that transcends politics, hatred, belief, and ideology. Each year, almost 100 million Americans tune in each year to witness one of the most highly-anticipated spectacles of the year, the Super Bowl. This year for Super Bowl LVII there has not seemed to be as much buzz about potential commercials as there has been in recent years. I decided to take a look back and find five of my own favorite Super Bowl Commercials.

These are not in any particular ranked order:

  1. Doritos “Jogger Girl”, Super Bowl XXXII (1998)
    • This commercial is simply iconic. Most guys have stumbled across this magnificent piece of advertising after watching “Biggest Football Hits Ever 300 Violin Orchestra” on Youtube or “Biggest Football Hits Ever (Here Comes the Boom)”. This commercial is the epitome of “Sex Sells,” as it insinuated the fact that, if you eat Doritos, hot chicks will want to spontaneously lick your face. Pretty convincing if you ask me. And now that I think about it, they probably have Doritos at the nearest gas station… I’ll be right back.
  2. Budweiser “Puppy Love”, Super Bowl XLVIII (2014)
    • This commercial is one of the most well-loved Super Bowl advertisements ever. Anyone who does not enjoy this miraculous example of cuteness and heart-warming tenderness must be clinically insane. And “Let Her Go” by Passenger playing in the background is the pèice de résistance. Just what exactly puppies and horses have to do with Budweiser beer befuddles me, but I digress.
  3. Pringles “Flavor Stacking Space Return”, Super Bowl LV (2021)
    • A key component to making a good advertisement is relatability. Everybody has enjoyed Pringles, and everybody holds reverence for the chips-out-of-a-can genius. Everyone has also at least once tried to combine different Pringles into one mind-shattering concoction. My personal favorite is the delectable blend of Applewood Smoked Cheddar, Salt & Vinegar, and Scorchin’ Buffalo. A Pringles mingle is always a good time.
  4. Heinz “Weiner Stampede”, Super Bowl L (2016)
    • Wordplay at its finest, Heinz truly displayed creative genius when they came out with this cinematic masterpiece. Small dachshunds dressed in mini-wiener costumes prance around in a sunny field while “Without You” by Harry Nilsson plays in the background; give this commercial an oscar. This ad truly plays on the heartstrings of the American public.

  5. Budweiser “Frogs”, Super Bowl XXIX (1995)
    • This commercial is a classic. Elevating the art of simplicity, this commercial consists of three frogs synchronizing together to say “Bud-Weis-Er.” Creativity at its finest. This commercial appeals to the mind of the person simply trying to enjoy beers, good football, and fellowship.
  6. Honorable Mention is the Budweiser “Wassup” commercial from Super Bowl XXXV, (1995)