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Andy Richter as a Caesar salad in the making.
Sure, the is all fine and dandy. But viewers who don’t know a touchdown from a tight end tune in just to watch the commercials. From the legendary 1984 ad for Apple Macintosh computers to the many Budweiser Clydesdales spots, some of the most famous commercials of all time have aired during the big game.
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We’ll pack this story with as many of the Super Bowl commercials as we can find online. If we’re spotting a trend so far, it’s that companies are stuffing their ads with celebrities — maybe thinking famous faces will sell more product than witty, entertaining ads.
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Larry David’s not a huge fan of any inventions, from the wheel to the toilet to coffee, and he’s not sold on cryptocurrency or the FTX crypto app, either.
Kids seem to be having a beer-fueled rager, but it turns out the cans are just filled with Liquid Death brand water.
See singer John Legend in his PJs as he coaxes viewers to sleep with him via his Sleepcast in the Headspace app.
Remember the “she sells seashells” tongue twister? In this Squarespace ad, Zendaya plays seashell-seller Sally. Say that five times fast.
One of the famed Budweiser Clydesdales gets injured, then recovers, as the ad attempts to show that “in the home of the brave, down never means out.”
Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ godmother, and the two star in a linked series of ads urging phone users to switch to T-Mobile to free their phones from the limited 5G networks offered by other carriers.
Remember Jim Carrey’s 1996 movie, The Cable Guy? Carrey resurrected the character for a Super Bowl ad for Verizon.
Demi Moore and Mila Kunis both think they’ll be named their high school’s most notable alum, but someone else steals the crown.
Lizzo sings an unreleased song, If You Love Me, while Google demonstrates how its Pixel 6 camera highlights all shades of skin tones.
Ken Jeong and Joel McHale argue in a bar about how to eat mixed nuts, sparking a nationwide battle.
The first-ever Super Bowl ad from Intuit QuickBooks focuses on helping small businesses succeed.
The actor overspends on all kinds of rich-people weird luxuries, then realizes he should’ve used the financial planning of Greenlight.
Avocados from Mexico always offers up witty ads. In this one, ancient Romans tailgate for a Super Bowl of sorts, with Andy Richter as Caesar, dreaming of the day when he’s best known for his salad.
SNL star Pete Davidson gets tackled by former NFL player Jerod Mayo in an attempt to stop food waste. Davidson’s real mom appears too, and Davidson doesn’t seem to really mind getting knocked down.
In Pringles’ Super Bowl ad, an eager eater gets a Pringles can stuck on his hand, and must go through life with it. Homer Simpson would approve.
Apparently Uber Eats doesn’t just deliver food, and that’s news to a bunch of celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow who takes a bite out of a vagina-scented candle. No, really.
Remember the E*Trade baby from commercials past? Company reps come and retrieve him from the woods, where he’s been working as a lumberjack, to jump back into the financial game.
Canned-cocktail company Cutwater Spirits shows that it’s OK to be lazy.
Turbo Tax tries to show its service is right for everyone by switching quickly through a variety of possible users. Yes, that’s Jason “Ted Lasso” Sudeikis.
Actress Anna Kendrick takes Barbie’s Dream House into the hot housing market of 2022 with an ad for Rocket Mortgage.
Bud Light Next is a no-carb beer, and a 1966 Barbra Streisand song provides the soundtrack. It’s kinda abstract.
Scrubs fans won’t even care what Zach Braff and Donald Faison are selling, they just want to see the Scrubs stars together again. (P.S., it’s T-Mobile.)
Matthew McConaughey appears to be in an ad for Interstellar 2, but no, it’s a Salesforce commercial.
There’s a lot going on in the DraftKings ad, including an homage to Evel Knievel and a brief appearance by Super Bowl vet Joe Namath.
An animatronic dog gets a second chance at life thanks to a virtual-reality headset, all while Simple Minds’ Don’t You (Forget About Me) plays.
Peyton, Eli and Archie Manning dine in splendor for Caesar’s Sportsbook. Pass the gravy.
Comedian Kevin Hart brags about what a VIP he is at Sam’s Club.
Singer Doja Cat leads an escape from a clown college while covering the Hole song Celebrity Skin.
Instead of the Super Bowl, this Michelob Ultra ad heads to Superior Bowl, a bowling alley where plenty of stars, including Peyton Manning, Steve Buscemi and Serena Williams, are getting their bowl on.
Deion Sanders and son Shedeur fight to attain Dad Strength in this ad for Oikos Yogurt, but Mom gets the last word.
Married stars Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson try to get their Amazon Alexa set up for the Super Bowl and discover along the way that it’s a good thing Alexa devices aren’t psychic.
Online car-buying platform Vroom stages Flake the Musical to highlight how easy it is for a used-car buyer to flake out and not go through with a purchase.
A not-fresh-smelling guy stumbles into the magical land of Irish Spring soap.
Lindsay Lohan isn’t the only celebrity in the Planet Fitness Super Bowl commercial. Dennis Rodman, Danny Trejo and William Shatner all show up, too.
Food show host Guy Fieri plays off his “Mayor of Flavortown” nickname with an ad in which his minions steal some Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda and bring it back to an actual place called Flavortown.
It’s gotta be hard to sell a travel-booking site during a pandemic, when travel is discouraged. Actor Ewan McGregor talks about what travel’s meant to him, and how travel experiences are better than material possessions.
Travel website Booking.com enlisted studly Idris Elba for its Super Bowl ad.
Rakuten.com offers ways to get deals and online shopping rewards. Its first ever Super Bowl commercial stars Hannah Waddingham (the creepy “Shame! Shame!” Septa from Game of Thrones and Rebecca the team owner from ). Extra points for the hairless cat.
Samuel Adams beer spokesman Your Cousin from Boston teams up with the famed Boston Dynamics robots for a Super Bowl ad that features the robots dancing.
Lay’s potato chips commercial features Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd playing themselves, prepping for Rogen’s wedding and reminiscing about golden memories. Stay tuned for the creepy twist.
Wild animals get to dancing, and Salt-N-Pepa’s 1987 hit Push It gets to rocking in this Super Bowl ad for Flamin’ Hot Doritos. That’s Megan Thee Stallion as the fiery songbird, and Charlie Puth as the beatboxing fox.
Cryptocurrency site Coinbase created a with a bouncing QR code encouraging viewers to go to its site and enter a sweepstakes.
A giant Kenny G interrupts the quiet peace of the mountains in this Busch Light beer ad.
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