Top Three Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials

By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer
@beammeupkyra

With the anything but close game Sunday at Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s only fair to focus on the things that made the Super Bowl interesting.  Don’t get me wrong, football is always fun to watch, but with the Seahawks already winning by 22 points going into the third quarter against the Denver Bronocs, the only real entertainment was Bruno Mars, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the commercials.

So, without further ado, here are my top three commercials from Super Bowl XLVIII (in no particular order.)

Pistachio’s “Wonderful Pistachios” featuring Stephen Colbert:

This string of commercials supremely tops last year’s pistachio commercial. No offense to Psy, but the parody of “Gangnam Style” probably did not have the exact effect the company was looking for.

On a lighter note, Stephen Colbert and the bald eagle were wonderful. The next pistachios commercial 30 seconds after the first was both unexpected and the key part of this commercial’s cleverness and charm. Also, anything involving Stephen Colbert is sure to draw a lot of attention.

Coke’s “America the Beautiful”:

Lately, this commercial has been getting a lot of controversial attention. Personally, this one ties the Coke Polar Bear as my favorite Coke commercial ever. I love that the song is a cappella, but more importantly, I love that it isn’t only in English. The diversity in the song represents America itself, and what better way to broadcast our diversity than at the Super Bowl? Even cooler, Coca Cola put a series up on YouTube interviewing the different singers of their #AmericaisBeautiful ad 

Budweiser’s “Puppy Love”:

Budweiser always gets me. Always. Maybe it’s because I have a soft spot in my heart for animals. But come on, Clydesdale horses and golden retrievers make a good mix! What their friendship has to do with beer, I have absolutely no clue. You just really can’t go wrong with horses and puppies.

I salute all the other commercials that didn’t make it into my top three. Everyone loves Doritos, as well as watching David Beckham run around in his briefs, but these three stood out the most. Hopefully next year the game will be half as entertaining as the commercials.

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