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Super Bowl commercials are a highlight of Super Bowl Sunday for many. These highly anticipated advertisements usually feature big-name celebrities. They creatively market various products to the millions of people tuning into the big game. Here’s a list of my top five super bowl commercials from this past Sunday’s game!   

Toyota 

The Toyota ad is perhaps the most emotional commercial on my list. This advertisement features American Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long and recounts her adoption story in a powerful and creative way. Although the connection between Long’s life story and Toyota cars is a bit unclear, overall, this commercial was one of the most moving and impressive of the night. 

Huggies 

This Huggies commercial might have been the cutest of the evening. The ad’s premise was quite simple; In a bid to promote their products, Huggies showed viewers a bunch of adorable babies doing various baby-related activities. 

M&Ms

M&Ms always has fun ads, and this one didn’t disappoint! The commercial features various people (including Dan Levy!) using M&Ms as peace offerings after fights or disagreements. 

Doritos

Doritos made the wise choice of enlisting Matthew McConaughey to appear in their ad this year. A flat Stanley version of McConaughey sneaks into a vending machine to steal Doritos’ new 3D Doritos. In a shocking and comedic turn of events, Mr. McConaughey transforms back to his normal form after eating some of the 3D Doritos and finds himself stuck inside the vending machine. 

Michelob Ultra 

Michelob Ultra, a beer brand, recruited many celebrities from the sports world to appear in their commercial this year. Serena Williams, Peyton Manning, and Anthony Davis are a few of the featured athletes. The commercial shows them playing games, socializing with friends, and simply enjoying life. At the end, the ad posed the following question: “are you happy because you win, or do you win because you’re happy?”

One important brand missing from this list is Budweiser. Budweiser is infamous for airing great ads that feature the famous Clydesdale horses. This year, however, Budwiser decided not to run a commercial during the Super Bowl, instead opting to redirect their advertising dollars to support Covid-19 vaccines and education.  

 

Beatrice is a first-year, planning to concentrate in political science.
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