Super Bowl XLVI commercials: A sneak peak and a look back to the past

Watch our top five favorite funny ads for Super Bowl 2012, plus five more all time favorites!

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HOUSTON, TX – January 31, 2012 – Whether you’re a football enthusiast or not, you’re favorite part about Super Bowl Sunday is quite possibly the funny commercials. That, and the guacamole dip; And maybe the beer. But seriously, who could look away or refrain from laughing when that choir of bullfrogs chanted “Bud Light,” or mini Darth Vader used the force to start dad’s car?

Now, much to our delight, many brands are choosing to preview their Super Bowl ads on YouTube prior to the game, just to give us all a little taste of the funnies.

Our Top 5 Favorites, Coming Super Bowl Sunday, 2012:

1. The Bark Side: 2012 Volkswagen Game Day Commercial Teaser

Seriously, how do you out-funny or out-cute these costumed singing canines?

2. “Transactions” Extended Version - 2012 Acura NSX Big Game Ad #JerrysNSX

Honestly, it was Jay Leno’s flying squirrel suit that sold us on this one.

3. Audi 2012 Game Day Commercial - Vampire Party

Sick of vampires yet? From Twilight to The Vampire Diaries, pop culture seems to be obsessed with the blood-sucking freaks. This vampire spoof commercial has the perfect balance of fangs and funny.

4. Chevy Happy Grad | Chevy Super Bowl XLVI Ads | Chevrolet Commercial

Happy graduation honey! Here’s a … car?

5. Doritos – Bird of Prey - Crash the Super Bowl 2012 Entry

Doritos unique campaign of letting fans create ads and compete for a Super Bowl spot has resulted in many a funny (and weird) commercial. You’ve got to watch the game to find out which video is the 2012 finalist, but this is our favorite contender.


Our Top 5 All Time Favorite Ads from Bygone Bowls:

1. The Force: Volkswagen Commercial (2011)

Poor mini Darth can’t seem to catch a break … until dad helps out a bit.

2. Budweiser Clydesdale Team Commercial (2008)

When Hank gets turned down for inclusion in the Budweiser Clydesdale Team, he and his dalmatian partner train Rocky Balboa style.

3. Doritos - Best Part

Until we decide to write a Top 10 Creepiest Coworker List, this guy makes our favorites list as one of the funniest (and most awkward) Super Bowl commercial characters.

3.2. Doritos – Mouse Trap – Crash the Super Bowl (2007)

OK. So we couldn’t decide whether the creepy finger-licking office guy or this ingenious mousetrap mishap was funnier. You’ll have to decide.

4. The Budweiser Frog Chorus (1995)

Originally airing 17 years ago, this ad has long held a soft spot in our hearts as one of the most memorable, funny, and cute Super Bowl ads ever.

5. Bud Light Fire Breathing Boyfriend (2008)

This commercial explains why Bud Light beer no longer offers the ability to breath fire.

That’s all for now folks! We hope you enjoyed our funny Super Bowl commercial picks. Please send us your suggestions in the comments below. Thank you


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