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The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) Super Bowl XLV Commercials

by: Howard Cosmell On  Monday, February 7, 2011

Everybody loves the Super Bowl. Actually, a few people don’t, but they’re all terrorists and communists. After all, what’s not to like? It’s a great excuse to party with friends, get drunk, and eat junk food. And even if you could care less about the game itself, the commercials are usually pretty entertaining. Sure, they’re designed to sell you a lot of useless sh*t, but so what. Being subjected to a shameless marketing campaign is a small price to pay for video of a guy getting hit in the nuts with a beer bottle.

In case you missed the big game, here are the eleven best commercials. And for good measure, we’ve also thrown in the six worst. Why? Because you can’t have a rainbow without the rain.

The Best

Volkswagen: The Force

This one was leaked early, so it wasn’t a surprise. But any ad that features the “Imperial March” should make the cut.

NFL – Best Fans Ever

Some people might not like this add. Those people are heartless b@stards. Plus, I’m a sucker for nostalgia.

Groupon – Tibet

While I may be a sucker for nostalgia, I’m an even bigger sucker for cultural insensitivity. As such, I loved this Groupon ad. Kudos to Timothy Hutton for having some balls.

Career Builder – Parking Lot

Monkeys are funny. End of story.

Chevy Cruze – Misunderstanding

Old people are funny. End of story.

Audi – Release the Hounds

Kenny G, Afghan Hounds, a Dodo Bird. This ad had it all.

Pepsi Max – First Date

So simple, yet so true.

Snickers – Richard Lewis Lumberjack

Richard Lewis as a lumber jack is a funny concept on its own. Throw in Rosanne getting pummeled, and you’ve got comedy gold.

Doritos – House Sitting

This ad made me miss my grandpa. He’s still alive, but it’s not like I’m going to waste my minutes calling him.

Doritos – The Best Part

This ad was borderline creepy, and mildly arousing. What, was I the only one? Don’t judge me.

Bridgestone – Reply All

This ad falls into the “We’ve all been there” category. That’s why it works so well.

CLICK HERE The Worst Super Bowl XLV Commercials




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