Super Bowl ad spots with dogs, Adriana Lima & John Stamos: which was the best?

As always, the commercials were the relative highlight of last night’s Super Bowl XLVI show. Overall, those lucrative advertising firms fared … alright this year. My favorite was the Honda CR-V Game commercial, “Matthew Broderick’s Day Off,” which serves as an unofficial sequel to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but it’d have been even better if the commercial had given a (more prominent) nod to the Cameron Frye character as well since he was the most underrated part of the movie itself.

Otherwise, the advert spots were business as usual. The Coca Cola Polar Bears were out in full force as were Jerry Seinfeld and the Soup Nazi for Audi. Most of the commercials can be viewed on the AdBlitz YouTube channel, and Pajiba has compiled a top ten list that’s pretty good, but Dustin Rowles favors the sentimental and also, sadly, doesn’t enjoy beer commercials featuring cute puppies. As for my own taste, I’m a sucker for slightly anthropomoprhized canines, so here are few of those plus some of the better ones featuring celebrities (because that’s what we do here, right?).

Bud Light – “Here We Go” Rescue Dog: So bloody cute that I yearned for the Puppy Bowl. If I could’ve found a dog to fetch me hummus last night, I’d have been one happy woman.

Volkswagon – “The Dog Strikes Back”: This just goes to show that dogs need self improvement too, although I could’ve done without the Darth Vader cameo.

Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt – “The Tease”: John Stamos totally gets his ass kicked and loves it.

2012 Kia Optima – “A Dream Car. For Real Life.”: Featuring Adriana Lima and Motley Crue. Very cheesy but still effective.

Teleflora Super Bowl Ad – “Adriana Lima 2012”: At first, I actually thought this was a (very subtle) Victoria’s Secret commercial.

David Beckham Bodywear for H&M – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”: We get it, David. You like to show off your underwear and tats.

Chrysler – “It’s Halftime America”:: This one really hit the spot, as my grandma used to say, and the commercial fits well with the current economic climate without getting too political.

Chrysler – “It’s Halftime America, Gotham City”: Of course, the same theme also works well to plug the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises movie.

And of course, more puppies are to be found in the “The Bark Side” Volkswagon teaser:

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  1. anotherrandom says:

    I could watch that Beckham ad on loop for hours!

    • whatthehell456 says:

      Any commercial with him not talking is a good thing. *wince* Girly-voice man.

    • DeE says:

      bout time we get some eye worthy eye candy…funny how some of the guys watching it last night got a bit uhm uncomfortable or something. Oh…see when women are displayed for their drooling pleasure, its a bit like but on the flip side. I enjoyed him…yum me

      • Ferocity says:

        Funny, I watched it with a room full of dudes and they were like “Wow, Beckham really isn’t as ripped as he used to be. Is that a gut starting?”

  2. katie says:

    as an animal networker for death row dogs, i have to go with the beer commercial! <3

  3. whatthehell456 says:

    Ok, the Kia commercial’s got to be my fav! I’m such a sucker for cheese and 80’s hair bands…Loved it! 🙂

    • originalone says:

      CB, you are the COOLEST to put all those commercials in one place. Thanks.


      Yep, anything that has to do with bears makes me cry. That green Nissan commercial where the white bear hugs the owner of a Nissan made me tear up a bit!

  4. 221jazz says:

    John Stamos aka Blackie aka Uncle Jesse I love me some Greek food. 🙂

  5. NYC_girl says:

    I love John Stamos. I wish he’d date me.

  6. demian bichir says:


  7. cr says:

    I thought the Broderick commercial did have a tip to Cameron, on the roller coaster the man behind Broderick is wearing a Red Wings jersey. And isn’t the license plate a play on Cameron’s dad’s car?

  8. Bob says:

    Adriana Lima! WOW! I don’t know what the commercial is for but I really don’t care, I wasn’t listening.

  9. Agnes says:

    I loved the dog-centric stuff, especially the one with the beer-fetching pup. And kudos to Bid Light to include a little thing about rescuing dogs! 🙂

  10. NinaG says:

    My favorites were def, the dog one’s I really enjoyed the Budlight commercial and the Volkswagon one, they made me smile!

  11. Reece says:

    I liked the Metlife commercial because I’m an 80’s kid.

  12. LukeThatBoy says:

    “The Voice” ad was the best, Betty White was hilarious and Christina was styled great and looked gorgeous.

  13. Jackson says:

    My faves were the VW/dog, Great Dane/Doritos, Hyundai/cheetah, and the Chevy/apocalypse. Kia/dream one was pretty good, too. Was disappointed that Budweiser didn’t have a really great ad since they usually do. Overall I thought they were just so-so this year.

  14. Newtsgal says:

    I loved the M & M’s, volkswagon, and the Doritos!

  15. S says:

    My puppy got scared from the bark side. 🙂
    But i love the volkswagen ads, they are the best, def.

  16. Jackie says:

    i thought they all were kinda sucky. but i don’t get this whole super bowl thing anyway. guess you have to be american…i have never seen a game in my life.

  17. Amanda G says:

    Thank you for posting these. I liked the Seinfeld and Betty White ones the best.

  18. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    I would like to thank David Beckham, and John Stamos for making MY Superbowl experience a little more tolerable. That is all.

  19. lileneboheme says:

    Adriana was gorgeous but I always love seeing John Stamos 🙂