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The Most Popular Super Bowl Ads of All Time

From talking animals and classic jingles to celebrity cameos, here's what the buzziest Super-Bowl commercials looked like over the last half century.
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Super Bowl commercials. Where talking animals, cars, beer, Coke vs. Pepsi, and Doritos are king.

1967

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.

1968

Thinking outside the box (or car).

1969

Scuba diving and cars. I told you these commercials were out-of-the-box.

1970

An humorous animated razor.

1971

An iconic Coke commercial.

1972

This one caused quite the stir when it aired.

1973

It wasn't until the 70s that commercials became a coveted and competitive spot during the Super Bowl.

1974

1975

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.

1976

"It's a miracle."

1977

Fact: Americans love burgers

1978

What's better than a toy in your Happy Meal? A McDonald's Super Bowl XII poster.

1979

1980

"Hey Kid, catch!"

1981

1982

#TBT

1983

1984

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.

1985

1986

Not the typical beverage advertised on Super Bowl Sunday.

1987

1988

1989

There's nothing cheesier than Jay Leno endorsing Doritos.

1990

I bet you didn't see that one coming.

1991

Inspiration from Nike.

1992

That's one way to show the "new look" of the Pepsi can.

1993

The classic Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.

1994

1995

Sorry if this one gets stuck in your head.

1996

It even happened to the dog.

1997

If only this actually worked...

1998

Now that's one way of getting the message out there.

1999

Paper or plastic?

2000

Try to watch this without cracking a smile.

2001

"What are you doing?"

2002

A tribute to September 11, 2001.

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Why did the squirrel cross the road?

2009

2010

A sweet one.

2011

This talking baby. Hilarious!

2012

Here We Go!

2013

Never let a goat come between you and your bag of Doritos.

2014

Best buds

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2015

This one gets me every time.

2016

More talking animals.

2017

Who will take the cake this year? Some commercials have already been released.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com. 
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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