Super Bowl 57 is scheduled for Sunday, February 12, 2023. As the Kansas City Chiefs pair up against the Philadelphia Eagles, the big game is not the only reason fans tune in.
From catchy jingles and dry humor to celebrity ads, the commercials that air throughout the game are a great reason to Tivo them (or expertly time your bathroom breaks).
Below we will look at some of the best Super Bowl commercials. Expect this year’s commercials to feature everything from AI and sports betting to cryptocurrency ads.
The Budweiser Ad Between a Man and His Beloved Horse (2013)
Heartwarming scenes are often mixed in randomly during the Super Bowl. They may be reminiscent of the Budweiser commercial with the Clydesdales from twenty years ago.
Regardless, this version with Landslide playing from Fleetwood Mac makes it a keeper as a man reunites with his horse after three years. Tissues, please!
Touchdown Celebrations to Come (2018)
A favorite ad among football fans is this clip featuring the Manning family, the New York Giants, and several NFL football players.
With a reflection and celebration of famous touchdown celebrations, watch as Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr. work on their dance duet to Dirty Dancing’s “I’ve Had the Time of My Life.” No one puts baby in the corner!
Hyundai’s First Date (2016)
Can you remember your first Super Bowl game? What about your first date? While first dates are reminiscent of feeling awkward, imagine having Kevin Hart as your dad.
With a loudmouth comedian father serving as Helicopter Dad, this commercial won USA Today’s annual poll of favorite ads. Watch as Kevin pops up at school, in the movies, and plays watchdog during his daughter’s first and likely only date until college.
It gives new meaning to “The call is coming from inside the house.”
The Blue Pill (2015)
While Fiat car is not the most popular brand in the US, this blue pill commercial was quite memorable from Super Bowl 49.
As laundry hangs overhead, a man heads back to bed with his gal-pal but loses his little blue pill, which ricochets around Italy before landing in the gas tank of a Fiat before its climactic ending!
Doritos Middle Seat (2015)
Like crazy Super Bowl prop bets, all bets are on ads like these to make us laugh out loud.
Who does not love having toasty orange dust all over their ride? This Doritos ad is one of the best commercials from Super Bowl 49. Lesson learned: Keep it in the bag!
The Budweiser Brotherhood Ad (2013)
Airing during Super Bowl 47, get the tissues out for this Cries-dales favorite.
Watching the young foal fed and raised by its owner, it grows and then leaves. The pair are reunited in Chicago as the man leaves a parade, and the horse, recognizing him, comes running up alongside his vehicle.
Reunited, and it feels so good. Well done, Budweiser!
Toyota Ad: Bold, New Camry (2015)
When car companies try to sell new ideas instead of vehicles, their commercials usually crash and burn. However, this one hit a sweet spot with Amy Purdy, a Paralympics medalist (narration by Muhammad Ali).
Hero’s Welcome (2014)
Airing during Super Bowl 48, this is a tear-jerker and proof that Budweiser is no one-hit wonder with ad campaigns (Clydesdales, Bud Knight, Dilly Dilly).
Alexa Losing Her Voice (2018)
Okay, so if your smart speaker had laugh-engitis, you might prefer Samuel Jackson or Simon Cowel to give you pointers.
But having Gordon Ramsey cursing when you burnt a toast is priceless you donkey!
Budweiser Ad Puppy Love (2014)
Okay, so Bud knocked it out of the box again with animals during Super Bowl 48. This time, their ad featured an adorable puppy adoption where one breaks free and befriends a Clydesdale horse.
As a man continues to take the pup back to its owner over the years, the dog and the Clydesdale reunite and prove that best friends come in all shapes and sizes. Well, dog-gone it!
The NFL’s 100-Year Game (2019)
As one of the best ads from Super Bowl 53, commercials that promote the NFL might not usually work, but this one nailed it, and the classic is what fans like to see!
With Super Bowl 57 approaching, who knows which car companies or snack brands will have the best ads? Whether you watch the big game in between table games at your favorite online casino or in the comforts of home, there are two things we know for certain.
One is the matchup between the Chiefs and Eagles, two top seeds, which will be intense. The other is that Budweiser will have something touching, so get the Kleenext ready. Let us hope it is not puppies and Clydesdales!