Super Bowl commercials. Where talking animals, cars, beer, Coke vs. Pepsi, and Doritos are king.
A 30-second commercial in the first Super Bowl cost around $42,000. For this year's game, it is estimated that a 30-second advertisement will cost $4.5 million.
Thinking outside the box (or car).
Scuba diving and cars. I told you these commercials were out-of-the-box.
An iconic Coke commercial.
This one caused quite the stir when it aired.
It wasn't until the 70s that commercials became a coveted and competitive spot during the Super Bowl.
Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a
"It's a miracle."
Fact: Americans love burgers
What's better than a toy in your Happy Meal? A McDonald's Super Bowl XII poster.
"Hey Kid, catch!"
This controversial Apple ad invoked the dystopian future imagined in George Orwell's 1984. British director Ridley Scott (of Alien and Blade Runner fame) directed the spot, which reportedly cost about $500,000 to make. Two hundred extras were paid $125 a day to shave their heads.
Not the typical beverage advertised on Super Bowl Sunday.
There's nothing cheesier than Jay Leno endorsing Doritos.
I bet you didn't see that one coming.
Inspiration from Nike.
That's one way to show the "new look" of the Pepsi can.
The classic Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.
Sorry if this one gets stuck in your head.
It even happened to the dog.
If only this actually worked...
Now that's one way of getting the message out there.
Paper or plastic?
Try to watch this without cracking a smile.
"What are you doing?"
A tribute to September 11, 2001.
Why did the squirrel cross the road?
A sweet one.
This talking baby. Hilarious!
Here We Go!
Never let a goat come between you and your bag of Doritos.
This one gets me every time.
More talking animals.
Who will take the cake this year? Some commercials have already been released.
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