The best part of any Super Bowl, aside from King Beyonce’s performance, is the debut of new commercials. This year, we heard a lot of grumblings about week ads during the game, so VIBE rounded up some of the most memorable, hilarious and downright awful commercials from Super Bowls past.
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Google’s Parisian Love
Google doesn’t really need promotion—it’s GOOGLE after all—but when the search engine launched its first ad during the Super Bowl in 2010, it hit it out the park with this touching spot about an American finding love in Paris. Yes. A commercial about Google searches can make you cry.
Kim Kardashian for Sketchers
“You’re amazing. The best I’ve ever had,” purrs Kim Kardashian in her best actress voice, which actually sounds a lot like her normal voice. The awful acting and PG body shots were bad enough, but did people actually believe that a pair of sneakers would give them a Kardashian backside?
Ray Charles for Diet Pepsi
Ray Charles gave Diet Pepsi one heck of a catchy jingle in this 1991 commercial and “You got the right one baby, uh huh” became seared into our ears forever.
Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny for Nike
The king of basketball and the king of cartoon, Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny matched wits in this 1992 commercial for Nike. Hare Jordan was born and kept us laughing until the full-length Space Jam.
The beer giant’s schmaltzy spot about a trainer and his Clydesdale horse for this year’s game. Real men cried real tears for this one.
Danica Patrick Go Daddy
Go Daddy has a reputation for sexing up website domains. This cheesy commercial starring racecar driver Danica Patrick supposedly promoted customer service…with some lady in a wet t-shirt.
McDonald’s Around the World
We may not speak the same language, but we all sure do love a Big Mac. McD’s captured the universal love for its calorific fare in this spot.
The Doritos Girl
This commercial turned Ali Landry aka “The Doritos Girl” into a household name. Hot girl + nacho cheese. What more could a slacker ask for? Aye Chihuahua, indeed.
“Coke” Deliveryman Cheats
As the Coke vs. Pepsi beef waged on, Pepsi put together this funny commercial to show that even a Coke deliveryman couldn’t resist sleeping with the enemy. Hilarious.
Betty White for Snickers
Snickers created a super funny spot with on-screen legend Betty White and reignited her career in the process. After this ad, she hosted Saturday Night Live and scooped up several acting gigs. Not too bad for peddling some peanuts and nougat.