Here is an imperfect list of my favorite Super Bowl ads.
Please feel free to help out by writing in some of your own.
5. Tabasco Mosquito – 2009
Simple and funny. And for the record, I don’t even like Tabasco sauce.
4. “The Showdown” – 1993
Two of my childhood idols playing a game of H-O-R-S-E. Pay special attention to MJ’s sweater.
3. Apple “1984” – 1984
While not a funny ad, most Super Bowl Ad Historians (can’t believe that’s really a thing) agree this may have been one of the most influential ads in Super Bowl history.
2. Your Cheatin’ Heart – 1996
Again, here is a simple ad that’s easy for me to understand.
1. Terry Tate Office Linebacker – 2003
No question my favorite ad of all-time. I still laugh every time I watch it. My favorite line is, “You know you need a cover sheet for your TPS reports, Richard!”
Bonus Commercial. Watch for this one from VW this Sunday:
This ad makes me smile.
What are your favorites?
Which ads should have been on my list?