2016 was a very strange year in the Super Bowl. Our lives were plagued by #WooGuy who WOULD NOT STOP CHEERING RIGHT INTO THE MIC. The game was decent for Peyton Manning, who really just wants a Budweiser. Though his brother Eli Manning doesn’t seem to be having quite as good of a time as you’d expect. But the commercials, what we are really here for, just weren’t that good this year outside of a select few. There were a few trailers which we’ll put in a separate section but there was also some pretty TERRIBLE ideas that were made into commercials.
But first some of the excellent memes going around during and after the game.
Satan: Welcome to hell.
[unseen, from somewhere in the back]
Satan: He never stops, btw. #wooguy
— Turd Fergussen (@OhTurdFergussen) February 8, 2016
— SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) February 8, 2016
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 8, 2016
ELI MANNING MADE HIS EXCITED FACE pic.twitter.com/5fRpC1ATtp
— T.J. Beisner (@Beisner_cn2) February 8, 2016
The Best Super Bowl Commercials of Super Bowl 50 in no particular order
Doritos – Ultrasound
Snickers – Marilyn
Budweiser: Give a Damn PSA
Both T-Mobile Ads
Coca-Cola: Coke Mini – with Hulk vs. Ant-Man. One of the best Coke commercials in a long time.
Both Toyota Prius commercials
TurboTax – Anthony Hopkins is a serious actor that would never sell out
The Bud Light Party – Pretty close to being better than anything in politics right now
It’s now become standard practice to at least have a few movie trailers either premiere or have new footage during the Super Bowl, and Super Bowl 50 was no exception. However, that doesn’t mean that things weren’t handled strangely. Captain America: Civil War actually premiered before the official game so many might have missed it and Disney’s The Jungle Book (the second live action one, not animated one. I know it’s confusing) only had a short preview and told you to see the full trailer online.
Captain America: Civil War – Technically before the Super Bowl so everyone was confused
Jungle Book: The new live action one. Not the old one.
The Secret Life of Pets
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Worst Super Bowl Commercials of Super Bowl 50 in no particular order
Mountain Dew Kickstart: Puppymonkeybaby – This will haunt your nightmares and leave you waking up in a cold sweat at night.
Super Bowl Babies – The worst idea the NFL has ever had
Quicken Loans: Rocket Mortgage – Pretty much why the Great Recession happened and why we are in so much debt. What we were thinking? This was a terrible idea for an ad.
Skittles: The Portrait – This just ended up frightening. Even Steven Tyler was freaked out.
We’re not sure who thought adding medication commercials to the Super Bowl was a good idea, but making them even worse by having them be related to bowels when everyone is eating junk food sounds like a bad idea that should have been thought of in Marketing.
Xifaxan: The Diarrhea Mascot of the Super Bowl
Jublia: Because sports means toenail fungus
The Okay Commercials
Death Wish Coffee
Hyundai: First Date
Wix.com: Kung Fu Panda 3
Kentucky Fried Chicken: Dream – I’m still not sure what the point is on changing who the Colonel is every few months but at least they had fun with it.
Kia Optima: Walken Closet – Because anything with Christopher Walken is better.
Avocados from Mexico:#AvosInSpace – Poor Scott Baio
Apartments.com: Moving Day – I actually really enjoyed this one but it’s a massive The Jeffersons joke that I’m not sure everyone would understand, especially the George and Wheezy bit at the end.
What were your favorites? Let us know in the comments.