Since people watch the Super Bowl as much for the commercials as they do the game and halftime show, we decided to come up with a Super Bowl Commercial Hall of Fame. What are the best of the best commercials that have aired during footballâ€™s biggest night?
So below, we present the 20 that made our Hall of Fame - ranking would be too hard and arbitrary, so weâ€™re calling it the HOF and leaving it at that.
Think we missed one? Let us know in the comments!
Google - Parisian Love (2010): Google somehow made watching a relationship progress via an internet search relatable.
Bud Light - Cedric Date (2002): Better him than me! (And by better him than me, I mean of course thoroughly embarrassing myself on a date, though I wouldnâ€™t want to be the girl either)
Snickers - Betty White (2010): Our favorite Golden Girl trash talking with a bunch of dudes. This commercial, if you will recall, ultimately led to White hosting Saturday Night Live later that year.
Bridgestone - Reply All (2011): Never thought selling tires could be this amusing, but Bridgestone nailed it.
Apple - 1984 (1984): One of the most famous and groundbreaking ads of ALL TIME.
E-Trade - Baby II (2008): The E-Trade baby has been going strong for a while now.
Monster.com - When I Grow Up (1999): This was a powerful ad. Itâ€™s one thing to hate your job, but no one grows up with that goal in life. This point of view gives us a powerful perspective.
McDonaldâ€™s - Showdown (1993): Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan is great, itâ€™s just too bad theyâ€™re competing for McDonaldâ€™s shittiest menu item outside the McRib.
Pepsi - Cindy Crawford (1992): Another classic that needs no introduction.
M&Mâ€™s - Sexy & I Know It (2012): M&Mâ€™s can be hit or miss with these commercials, and this one was very much a hit. Kind of like the Santa one theyâ€™ve aired during the holidays since 1996 (or something) without ever changing it, because why would they ever need to?
Reebok - Terry Tate (2003): The Office Space references are gold.
EDS - Cat Herders (2000): EDS doesnâ€™t even exist anymore (HP bought them), but this commercial stood out from start to finish and underscored that you can get your point across in a unique way.
Budweiser - Frogs (1995): I bet if I just randomly walked down the street yelling FROG at people, theyâ€™d yell back BUDWEISER. Hmmm, maybe I should try that this weekend. (Or not)
CareerBuilder.com - Monkey Business (2006): Â Are you surrounded by people who donâ€™t care about the job theyâ€™re supposed to be doing? Lucky for you, there are options! Donâ€™t put up with the monkey business any longer than you have to!
Diet Pepsi - Ray Charles (1991): You canâ€™t knock the musical stylings of Ray Charles.
Volkswagen - The Force (2011): Cutest Darth Vader ever.
Coke - Mean Joe Green (1979): Coke makes mean people nice!
Old Spice - The Man Your Man Could Smell Like (2010): This was a risky move but really funny and paid off nicely.
Budweiser - Instant Replay (2003): With us bitching about refs now more than ever, this commercial had to make the cut.
Pepsi - Your Cheatinâ€™ Heart (1996): Is there anything sadder than the dejected look on this dudeâ€™s face when he just has to walk away? I hope he goes to the nearest bar for a rum & Pepsi.