Super Bowl Ads 2012: M&Ms, Doritos and Companies That Made Us Laugh

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  A detail of the official Super Bowl XLVI logo painted on the field during Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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After another stellar season, the 2012 Super Bowl wrapped everything up very nicely for us. It also gave us some of the funniest ads in a long time.

With companies like M&Ms, Doritos and Chevy pulling out all the stops to make the funniest commercials, this latest batch was the best of the last five years.

Many commercials weren’t anything special, but all of the following commercials made the time in between the snaps worth watching.



The best commercial of the night by far was the M&Ms commercial that premiered the newest addition to the family: the all-brown M&M. Fatties rejoice!

Knowing this was a strong female M&M character, they decided to start the commercial off by making her look empowered. Then they got to the men.

If you think about it, doesn’t every man have the little red M&M inside of them? When that music hits and the M&M starts dancing naked, I almost spit my beverage on the floor. To funny.



While Doritos does a nice job a producing several funny commercials each Super Bowl, there was no better than the cat-murdering dog.

From seeing just the cat’s tags being buried by the dog's paw to the dog just appearing in front of the guy gardening and sliding a bag of Doritos in front of him, this commercial was gold.

The kicker was the note on the bag that made it clear it was a bribe. In little kid writing, it said “You didn’t see nuthin.” This commercial was clever and came in a close second for me.


Chevy Camaro

While the first two commercials were hilarious, the Chevy Camaro commercial that featured the graduating son thinking that the parents had bought him a car instead of the mini-fridge next to the car was amazing as well.

The premise of the commercial is easy to understand, and it’s easily relatable to the target audience. The part that makes this commercial as amazing as it is was the selling of the scene by all parties involved.

As good as the kids were that were flipping out, the credit has to go to the parents that just sit back and watch their son make a fool out of himself. This commercial was great.


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