Many companies save up their best ads for the Superbowl. I mean, when there are over 100 million viewers of one program, it’s probably worth it. This year, NBC charged over $5 million for only 30 seconds of ad time.
When companies pay so much money for only 30 seconds, you know they’re going to choose it carefully. Check out some of these top advertisements from Super Bowl LII.
Doritos Blaze vs. Mountain Dew Ice
When you sign Morgan Freeman on with an advertisement, you know it’s gotta be good. This one made it even better by bringing on Peter Dinklage as well. The commercial featured the two actors lip-syncing a rap battle. Dinklage was rapping along with “Look At Me Now” by Busta Rhymes for Doritos Blaze. Freeman rapped to Missy Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On” for Mountain Dew Ice. Of course, Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot make cameos in the background.
Tide With David Harbour
Tide has been through its fair share of chaos lately, with an uproar about people eating Tide Pods. In their Super Bowl ad, though, they left all that behind. The ad features David Harbour from “Stranger Things.” The beginning of the ad looks like a car ad, then a beer ad, then a perfume ad. It’s none of those ads, though. The company highlighted the fact that every single ad in the Super Bowl features people dressed in clean clothes without stains—so every single Super Bowl ad is really a Tide ad.
Alexa Loses Her Voice
The flu season is going around pretty badly, and apparently, it’s not just humans who are catching it. In their Super Bowl ad, Amazon made Alexa lose her voice. As a replacement for Alexa, the company brought on celebrities. When a young man asks Alexa how to make a grilled cheese, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay yells at him through the speaker. When a young woman wants Alexa to call a friend, Anthony Hopkins responds ominously (while hand-feeding peacocks).
Febreze Don’t Stink
Febreze’s ad featured a man whose “bleep don’t stink:” Dave. Apparently, his parents first noticed it on his first birthday. At the end of the ad, the text reads, “Dave isn’t at your Super Bowl party. But everyone else is.”
Jack in the Box
This Super Bowl ad started out looking like a cooking show with Martha Stewart. When she presented the final product, Jack (from Jack in the Box) broke in and challenged her to a sandwich battle. Check out the full video.
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