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Top Ten Best Super Bowl 50 Ads

So raise your hand if you think this year’s presentation of the greatest gridiron epic saga ever sold was an absolute borefest?

Normally this wouldn’t be a problem as the Super Bowl in recent years has been about as exciting as the Pro Bowl (maybe the NFL should switch it back so they play the Pro Bowl AFTER the Super Bowl). However, this year the commercials seemed like total duds, and did not make sitting through the excrutiating 3 hours just to see who would show up any better.

Even so, here is our annual list of the top ten ads that we thought stood out among the rest.

10. Audi:  “Commander”

This was a sentimental tear jerker as it invoked memories of a time when we were all racing towards the moon, and of course, the ultimate Starman himself, David Bowie.

9. Jeep “4x4ever” and “Portaits”

 

So we have a tie (and you know how we love ties here at GeekGirl World) between the two Jeep commercials celebrating 75 years of this rugged vehicle that has accompanied us into victory during war time, and led us into many adventures.

8. Pokemon #Pokemon20

Wow. Pokemon turns 20 this year! Can you believe it? Neither could I, but you better catch ’em all!

 7. Amazon Echo #BaldwinBowl

There aint no party like a Baldwin party because Baldwin parties have Missy Elliott dropping her new single Pep Rally! And Dan Marino and Alec Baldwin doing “Who’s better/Who’s best.”

6. Advocados from Mexico #AvosInSpace

Advocados in space. That is it, that is all. Plus Scott Baio, but who’s counting that?

5. Taco Bell “Bigger than…”

One word: Quesalupa. Just let that marinate in your brain because Taco Bell has invented a new reason to buy some Pepto-Bismol. Of course, I will be eating these every day until they come up with their next invention. Oh…and then there’s George Takei!

4. Skittles “Portait” with Steven Tyler

Rock the Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow. When you have Steven Tyler, what better way to do both?! Guess what? You can bid on the actual Skittles portrait here with proceeds going to Janie’s Fund.

3. Snickers “Marilyn”

Snickers exposing an age old truth; that there was no good reason to film Marilyn on that subway grate. Hell, I would have been crankier than Willem Dafoe too!

2. Budweiser #GiveADamn

Helen Mirren letting us all know why she is the Queen of Everything, and how one should look at 70! Also, #GiveADamn, because drunk driving is for complete wastes of space, and Helen Mirren said so!

1. Doritos “Ultrasound”

As a person who has had a baby and loves Doritos, all I can say is that this commercial is scary and could possibly happen! Because, I couldn’t imagine anyone not liking Doritos. Even unborn children!

Let us know if your favorite made the cut! And no, Puppy Monkey Baby is not on this list, because it was just creepy as fuck!

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Top Ten Best Super Bowl XLIX Ads

Now that the the big game is over, let’s discuss the real reason for watching Super Bowl XLIX. The commercials! Here is our list counting down from 10 to 1 of the best ads to air during the game. So sit back, relax, and relive Super Bowl Sunday through these ads!

10. Tie between the Walter White and Lindsay Lohan “Sorta Isn’t You” ads.

While Lindsay Lohan was being a good sport and poking fun at her own image of being a bad driver, we got to see Walter White return to us in his prime to dole out prescriptions…sorta…

9. Toyota Camry “How Great I Am” Featuring Amy Purdy and Muhammad Ali.

The voice-over of the “Greatest of All Time” narrates this spot featuring Paralympic Champion Amy Purdy as she shows us how unstoppable she can be despite having a disability.

8. Chevy “What would you do if your TV went out right before the Super Bowl?”

So, Chevy had approximately 115 million people (including this author) in an utter state of panic with their Super Bowl ad. Luckily, it was a hoax to promote their 4G LTE Wi-Fi equipped Colorado..but yea..don’t do that to us again!

7. Snickers “The Brady Bunch”.

Snickers went full on nostaligia with their ad that reminded us of the age old adage that it’s ALWAYS about Marsha and NEVER about Jan!

6. Budweiser “Best Buds”.

If anyone knows how to pull on those feels, it’s Budweiser. Regardless of whether their beer tastes any good or not. Puppies and Clydesdales! Their marketing department knows their stuff!

5. Tie Between Microsoft’s “Braylon O’Neill” and “Estella’s Brilliant Bus” Commercials.

Both these commercials had empowering messages of how technology is being used to make our lives better. Certain to jerk a tear from even the driest eye.

4. Dodge “Wisdom”.

Sharing with us 100 years worth of wisdom, these seniors remind us of how young they truly are. You are never to old to put the pedal to the metal!

3. Nationwide Insurance “Invisible Mindy Kaling”.

Mindy is every woman who has ever felt invisible in this world…and who has also wanted to kiss Matt Damon. At least we can settle for a selfie!

2. Mophie “All Powerless”.

So when the end of days comes, we know it’s just that God forgot to charge his phone. Also, God has a nice afro!

1. Always “Like A Girl”.

If there was one commercial that really captured what it means to be a girl, it was this one. Us girls don’t think of being female as a deficit. We ALWAYS play full out and beyond, just as any guy would!

There you have it. Our Top Ten with a few extra. If you agree or disagree, or if you have your own list, feel free to discuss in the comments!

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