Apparently the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos were playing some sort of game on a field yesterday, but we were too busy eating chicken wings, watching Bruno Mars perform and getting all teary-eyed over a Full House reunion to bother noticing which group of grown men went home with shiny new rings on their fingers. Here are the top 5 Super Bowl commercials of 2014 that rocked our world yesterday.
Budweiser – Puppy Love
At first we were like, “What do puppies and horses have to do with…” Um, who cares what this commercial is supposed to be about! We laughed, we cried, we wanted to go out and recklessly adopt a ton of animals! Who knew you weren’t allowed to keep horses in underground parking spots? Too bad our neighbours still haven’t forgiven us for what we did after we were moved by last year’s famous Budweiser Clydesdales/”Landslide” commercial or we’d have new pets today.
Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt – Full House Reunion
Two words: Uncle Jesse. It doesn’t really matter what happened to DJ, Stephanie, Michelle or even Kimmy Gibbler, if you ask us. And we almost forgave Alanis Morissette for letting the world know “You Outta Know” is about Dave Coulier, aka Uncle Joey, when we saw Bob Saget, John Stamos and Coulier together again on the little screen in this gem of a yogurt commercial. It made us nostalgic for a simpler time: the ’80s.
Bud Light – For Whatever Happens
Arnold Schwarzenneger, Don Cheadle, Minka Kelly and Reggie Watts joined forces to make a regular Joe, aka Ian, into an instant TV commercial sensation in this 4-minute mini-movie commercial that reminds us that Super Bowl commercials can still be celebrity-packed explosions of pop culture craziness. Bud is clearly hoping the slogan “The Perfect Beer for Whatever Happens” and the hashtag #UpForWhatever takes off with this star-studded experiment. We’ll start tweeting the hashtag as soon as they make us the next Ian.
Beats Music – Ellen Degeneres
Our beloved Ellen Degeneres as Goldilocks in search of the perfect dance song to rock her body to?! Who has been in our heads stealing our dreams again?
Toyota Highlander – Terry Crews and the Muppets
Whenever we pick up hitchhikers, they never turn out to be the Muppets! Apparently when you’re Terry Crews, though, life just works out a little more magically. The 2014 Toyota Highlander Superbowl commercial doesn’t exactly make a lot of sense plot-wise, but the Muppets have never been big believers in cohesive storylines. Just throw in an awesome rock song, a shirtless Crews and they had us at “Let’s go places!”