Every year the biggest brands in America spend millions of dollars for a small window of advertisement during the biggest sporting event of the year. From the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld to the growling voice of Clint Eastwood, 2012’s Super Bowl commercials were pretty spot on.
The Coca-Cola polar bears even had me leave at half-time to go grab a drink at the nearby gas station.
And outside of the completely unoriginal Go Daddy ad that runs every year (and lost their shock factor about five years ago), this year’s commercials had a nice mixture of old and new themes. While some commercials like Honda’s “Bueller’s Day Off” might not be relatable to a younger audience, others like the M&M’s “I’m sexy and I know it” ad may have missed an older demographic.
Let’s take a look at my top 10 2012 Super Bowl commercials:
10. Bridgestone – Performance Basketball
Who doesn’t love Steve Nash?
9. Samsung – Thing Called Love
What’s more funny — the commercial or the fact that Samsung thinks reinventing the Palm Pilot is going to be “revolutionary”?
8. Toyota Camry – Reinvented
Is it weird that the DMV was the part I was most excited about?
7. Cars.com – Confident You
What’s not funny about a second head singing disco?
6. Honda CRV – Matthew’s Day Off
While bigger fans of Bueller’s Day Off might put this higher on their list, it gets the No. 6 spot for originality more than anything.
5. Bud Light – Rescue Dog
How many times did we all hear a friend say, “I’m going to train my dog to do that”?
4. Acura – NSX – Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is one of the funniest comedians, ever. And it’s only fitting that Jay Leno is the villain to end the commercial. #TeamCoco
3. Chevrolet – Happy Grad
What’s not exciting about a mini-fridge?
2. M&M’s – Just My Shell
Somehow this chocolate candy keeps me laughing every year.
1. Chrysler – It’s Halftime America
Whose party got real quiet during this commercial? Yeah, I had chills.
Is this list missing any of your favorite 2012 Super Bowl commercials?
Let us know!