16 of the funniest Super Bowl commercials of all-time

Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown will surely draw millions of viewers.

Nielsen estimated that Super Bowl XLVII drew 108.7 million viewers and resulted in 26.1 million tweets.

We are betting that many of those viewers didn’t particularly care that the Ravens battled the 49ers.

And many won’t watch Sunday because the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will do battle in what some are calling Pot Bowl.

The teams are from the two states that have legalized marijuana.

Read: THC-Hawks? Pot puns pack this Super Bowl

People will watch because they are at a party and it is the thing to do; the halftime show features Bruno Mars and/or the commercials will be hilarious and/or touching.

Incidentally, the early favorite for touching is the Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial “Puppy Love.” It makes your heart warmer than Mean Joe Green’s Coke and a Smile commercial.

There are no front runners in the hilarious category, but below are some to wet your whistle and stimulate your memory banks.

Here is what you’ll find in the video above. They are listed in no particular order.

  • 1995 Super Bowl “Bud” “Weis” “er”
  • Anheuser Busch’s 1989 Bud Bowl I
  • Wendy’s 1984 “Where’s the Beef?”
  • Taco Bell ‘We Are Young’ Super Bowl 2013
  • Xerox ‘s 1976 Monk
  • Miller Lite’s 1980 John Madden
  • E*Trade’s 2010 milkaholic
  • EDS’ 200 Cat Herders
  • Pepsi’ 2001 Bob Dole
  • Bud Light 1987 Spuds MacKenzie
  • Noxzema’s 1973 Joe Namath and Farrah Fawcett
  • Go Daddy’s 2013 Bar Refaeli Kiss Super Bowl
  • Doritos’ 2010 “House Rules” commercial featuring Dayton native Dion Lack
  • Read: Area grad smacked in Super Bowl commercial
  • FedEx’s 2006 Cavemen
  • Miller Lite’s 1974 Groovy Man
  • FedEx’s 2003 “Desert Island”

Contact this columnist at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in News

Springfield High hosts unique college fair
Springfield High hosts unique college fair

Springfield High School students were exposed to a one-of-a-kind college fair this week. Twelve Historically Black Colleges and Universities were present at the first HBCU Day, including Norfolk State, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical, Fisk, Spelman, Howard, Central State and Wilberforce universities. These schools were created to serve the African-American...
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64
AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, the co-founder of the rock ’n’ roll group AC/DC, died Saturday, Rolling Stone reported and the band announced on its website. He was 64. Young had been suffering from dementia for the past three years, which forced his retirement from the band that he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973...
Texas residents find mail dumped near sewer drain
Texas residents find mail dumped near sewer drain

Residents in a Texas neighborhood are angry that their mail apparently has been going down the drain. Brenda Tisdale was walking her dogs in a southwest neighborhood in Mesquite when she noticed a few clean, white pieces of paper in a sewer drain, KTVT reported. “I was thinking, ‘that’s where all of our mail has gone,&rsquo...
Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president
Mugabe refuses to step down as Zimbabwe’s president

Thousands of Zimbabwe residents marched in the streets of Harare on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, CNN reported. The protests in the capital city occurred days after the 93-year-old president was put under house arrest by the army, which also detained some of his key political allies. Mugabe has been Zimbabwe&rsquo...
Happy birthday: Co-workers buy car for fellow employee 
Happy birthday: Co-workers buy car for fellow employee 

A Michigan man will never forget his 19th birthday, thanks to the generosity of his co-workers, WJRT reported. Noah Robinson had been riding his bicycle to work from Saginaw to Kochville Township, pedaling the 6 ½ miles in 45 minutes regardless of the weather conditions. He works in the shipping department at Glastender and lives with his...
More Stories