10 Super Bowl Commercials That Have Been Banned


What are you most excited about when it comes to Super Bowl XLVIII? The epic matchup between the Denver Broncos’ historic offense and the Seattle Seahawks’ historic defense? The game of cat-and-mouse between Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman? The chess match between head coaches John Fox and Pete Carroll? Uhhhh…yeah. All that sounds great. But let’s be honest: The one thing you’re really looking forward to is the commercials. Super Bowl commercials are the best.

Unfortunately, though, you’re not going to see the entertaining SodaStream commercial above featuring Scarlett Johansson that was released earlier this week. That’s because Fox banned it from this year’s Super Bowl because of their close ties to Pepsi and Coca-Cola. And believe it or not, it’s not the first Super Bowl commercial that’s ever been outlawed by the powers that be. Here, 10 other Super Bowl commercials that have been banned over the years.