It’s that time again! All eyes are focused on football’s biggest stage — for the commercials.

Oh yeah, there’s also that whole championship thing. Omahas and yards and stuff.

Anyhow, here are our 21 favorite Super Bowl spots of all time. Check ’em out and vote in the poll down below.


(Remember, this is a subjective list. You won’t be seeing the E-Trade baby, because we can’t stand the E-Trade baby.)

Volkswagen: Darth Vader Kid — 2011

The office favorite. And it wasn’t even close.

Miller High Life: 1-Second Spot — 2009

Don’t remember this one? You must’ve blinked. Or sneezed.

Lipton Brisk: Reggie, Ruth & The Boss — 1998

Everything about this is fantastic.

Pepsi: Dancing Bears — 1997

So majestic and so… thirsty?!

Budweiser: Those Frogs — 1995

A great commercial that jumped the shark the moment your parents started going “Bud … Weis … Er.” Speaking of…

Budweiser: WAZZUUUUUP! — 2000


Coke: Mean Joe Greene — 1980

Hey kid, catch.

Diet Dr. Pepper: Hudson Riverdance — 2001

Starring Michael Fatley.

Reebok: Terry Tate Office Linebacker — 2003

You kill the joe, you make some more. Enough said.

Anheuser-Busch: Bud Bowl II — 1990

The first Bud Bowl was great – but the rematch was epic. Bonus points for “Nothing beats a Bud.”

Anheuser-Busch: Respect — 2002

This spot, a tribute to those lost on September 11, 2001, was never aired again.

Apple: 1984 — 1984

A look at the future if there was no Macintosh, directed by Sir Ridley Scott. No joke. (Thankfully we’ll never know a world without the iPhone.)

Pepsi: Cindy Crawford Needs A Drink — 1992

Where are those dancing bears when you need ‘em?

Noxema: Joe Namath & Farrah Fawcett — 1973

A little creepy, but a classic nonetheless.

Old Spice: Smell Like A Man, Man — 2010

This commercial went viral and launched a career. Isaiah Mustafa is the man, man.

Ford: Jack Palance To The Rescue — 1996

How did that rope not snap?

Bud Light: Fist-Bumps Are So Last Year — 2007

We wouldn’t recommend slapping your boss. We would recommend watching this clip.

New York Life: Ice Man – 1988

Why is this horrible commercial among the greatest ever? Because it’s THAT bad.

McDonald’s: The Showdown — 1993

Be right back – have a sudden urge to play HORSE.

Tabasco: Mosquito Doesn’t Stand A Chance — 1998

And boom goes the dynamite.

Wendy’s: Where’s The Beef? — 1984

It’s at Wendy’s, grandma. Sheesh…

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