Millions of people from every corner of the globe are expected to tune into Super Bowl LVII on Monday morning (AEDT), in what is set to be an enticing clash. While sports fans around the world will be cheering on either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Philadelphia Eagles, pop culture fanatics will be begging for as many breaks in play as possible, waiting for the highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials to air.
Dating back to the inception of the Super Bowl, commercials throughout the big game have been remembered for their creativity and cinematic enticement in what can only be described as the advertising Super Bowl. On Monday, global celebrities and worldwide brands will collaborate to produce a plethora of quality advertisements.
To honour the work that has previously graced our scenes, here are the 10 funniest Super Bowl commercials.
10. Bud Light Seltzer: Inside Post Malone’s Brain (2020)
In a Bud Light campaign where we go inside the inner workings of rapper Post Malone, this edition of the series features the 10-time Billboard Music Award winner tasting a mango seltzer for the first time. What comes next is a funny experience into how the artist reacts to drinking the seltzer.
9. M&Ms: Just My Shell (2012)
We have always distinguished M&Ms by their colour, but when a brown M&M is seen at a party, a few eyebrows are raised. What the red M&M does next is sure to provide a laugh.
8. FedEx: Cast Away (2003)
This commercial tried to fill a plot hole left at the end of the 2000 Tom Hanks movie ‘Cast Away’. After viewers were left wondering what was in the FedEx package, the company decided to clear this up in hilarious fashion, during their Super Bowl XXXVII commercial, re-enacting the scene with an extra aspect.
7. Budweiser: Wassup? (2000)
Sometimes a basic ad is all you need to gain a cult following. Starting off with two guys on the phone to each other “watching the game, having a bud”, it ends with a group of mates screaming wassup in the most overzealous way possible. This without a doubt sparked the Annoying Orange series which became a forgotten favourite.
6. Doritos: Ultrasound (2016)
With an array of options to choose from, including the ‘Time Machine’ advert from 2014, we have to go with the ultrasound commercial which was released two years later. A baby ultrasound can be a significant milestone for a couple, but in this case, Doritos seemed to detract from the occasion. So much so, the reaction from the disgruntled mother resulted in a hilarious surprise for the new parents.
5. Snickers: Betty White (2010)
Keeping with the football theme, our next addition to the list was first shown during Super Bowl XLIV which was played out by the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. Playing at Tight End in a pick-up game, Mike (played by Betty White) is moving too slow for his team’s liking, creating an all-time classic.
4. Amazon Echo: Alexa Loses Her Voice (2018)
This 2018 commercial posed a question that many were thinking but never thought to ask – what would happen if Alexa lost her voice? With a host of stars taking over the reins, we are treated to some comedy gold. Our favourite? Gordon Ramsay explaining how to make a grilled cheese sandwich.
3. Heineken: Walk-In Fridge (2007)
2007 provided arguably the best off-field entertainment ever seen at the Super Bowl. Prince produced a halftime show to remember and there were some amazing commercials which include our next two entries on this list. In this ad, Heineken solves the phrase: what shoes are to women is what ____ is to men, and they could not have answered the question any better.
2. Bud Light: Fist Bump (2007)
This list could have featured all Bud Light commercials but remaining disciplined, we selected the fist bump ad from Super Bowl XLI. Although this ad might be outdated for thinking high fives are outdated, Steve did something that almost every employee wants to do – slap their boss.
1. Reebok: Terry Tate – Office Linebacker (2003)
Increasing productivity in the workplace can always be tough when employees are not willing to compromise. For Felcher and Sons CEO Ron Felcher, he decided to solve this issue by hiring an office linebacker, in the form of Terry Tate. A man-made mountain, Tate ensured that Felcher and Sons became a better-functioning working environment.