Top 5ive: Super Bowl Commercials

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Remember when it was a big deal to have a Super Bowl Commercial? Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a big deal. But with most of the ads premiering before the event, there’s not really a point to watch the ads. But there was some all time classics ones. So here’s my Top 5ive Super Bowl Commercials. They are some of the best. So here we go!!!

5. Snicker’s ad with Betty White

It’s an ad with Betty White in it. Betty White is funny as hell. It’s Betty White playing football and making dirty jokes. She hasn’t lost it and it’s because of this ad that she hosted SNL and stayed.

4. “Mean Joe Greene Coco Cola” Featuring Mean Joe Greene

This commercial is literal pop culture. So many people and such have parodied it. It’s literally iconic…and raises so many questions. Like was it really an even trade? A bottle of coke for a jersey that’s worth more? How did that child get that close without security? And why would you drink Coke after a game?

3. “Joy of Pepsi” featuring Britney Spears

This commercial is very iconic. It’s reminisce of the time period, late 90’s to early 00’s. It’s Britney at her best and was catchy af. It was literally the greatest thing if you were a pre-teen or teenager. Who doesn’t have the chorus stuck in their head? It’s the best.

2. “We Will Rock You” featuring Britney Spears, Beyoncé,P!nk, and Enrique Iglesias

This was everything. It was the three biggest stars of the time and they were singing all together. It’s the only time that Beyoncé and Britney sing together. It’s also the last time Enrique Iglesias was relevant.

1. “What your man could smell like” Old Spice body wash

This ad is extremely cleverly written and funny. It’s pretty much tell women to dump their men because they don’t smell like a real man. It even got women’s attention because it has an attractive male telling them that if they bought the body wash, their man can be as study as him. Sure, it probably would get a lot of flack now but it’s an advertising masterpiece. It just gets stuck in your head and make you want Old Spice Body Wash. Mainly because you wanted to be “real man.” Who doesn’t want to be a real man?

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Grinds My Gears: Super Bowl Commericals

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Do you know what really “Grinds My Gears?” How stupid Super Bowl commercials have become.

I remember back in the day when we would watch the Super Bowl waiting for the commercials just to see what clever and funny things they come up with. Now, we can watch 75% of them before the Super Bowl even goes live and it’s pretty much a bunch of rich bastards in a pissing contest. Let’s also consider how much it is to get an ad for even a few seconds. The richer you are, the better spot your ad gets and your ad can be a tad bit longer. I mean, yes it was like that in the older days as well, but not to the extent that we have it today. I can safely say that 90% of the ads that aired during the Super Bowl in the last 3 years have not been funny or remotely clever. And the ones that are funny, we don’t really get a chance to see because they are in a spot where we are either flipping to the puppy bowl or using the bathroom. I understand the “higher you pay, the better you get” thing but shouldn’t quality of the ad be a reason in it as well?

There is a certain standard that one comes to expect with Super Bowl commercials and I think it’s about time that it’s taken into consideration. Like if Coke’s ad is like listening to a monotone person while a smaller business is like an episode of SNL during the 2000’s, then the smaller business should get a better spot than Coke.

Moral of the story: Don’t be a greedy bastard, and care more about the quality of the stuff you are putting out for the world to see instead of crappy stuff that rich people with no sense of creativity in them.