Super Bowl Commercials 2013: Taco Bell Ad Will Be One of Most Memorable

NILES, IL - JANUARY 31:  Flat-panel wide screen televisions display a football player a Best Buy store January 31, 2006 in Niles, Illinois. Sales of televisions are reportedly up after the Holiday season as the NFL's Super Bowl approaches. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIFebruary 3, 2013

Previews of the Super Bowl ads have been popping up for months, but recently I caught a glimpse of a Taco Bell commercial that is sure to be one of the most memorable.

If you've ever seen or heard of the movie Cocoon, then you will undoubtedly be reminded of the 1985 classic film directed by Ron Howard when you watch the commercial.

In case you're like 11 years old and you have no idea what I'm referring to, the movie is about a group of elderly people that find a source that has fountain of youth like effects.

The seniors in this commercial had to have found their own cocoons, because their exploits are over-the-top and hilarious. Check it out:

Sneaking out of the nursing home while lying in bed fully dressed is very Ferris Bueller-ish, but the advanced-aged gentleman pulls it off even better than Matthew Broderick. 

The more he gathers his gang of emancipated seniors, the crazier the night gets. We're talking tattoos, wild parties, trespassing, menacing with likely illegal fireworks and more.

The wildest 18-year-old would have a hard time having a night that tops this. Obviously, I've seen it a few times but I'll watch it like it's the first time I've seen it when it airs on Feb. 3.

A few other ad spots of note come from Toyota and Hyundai. 

The Toyota ad features the new Rav-4 SUV, but I wasn't paying much attention to the car. The star of Big Bang Theory Kaley Cuoco is pretty hot, and she makes it difficult to concentrate on the vehicle.

I'm not sure that's a good or bad thing, though.

The Hyundai commercial talks about the new Sonata Turbo. Viewing it brought out a few chuckles, but I've been watching Super Bowl commercials long enough to know that the car maker accomplished their goal with this spot.

This isn't meant to be a side-splitting spot, but it's charming enough to pleasantly brand their slick new vehicle. 

I'm looking forward to seeing which company brings the most entertainment and thought-provoking messages during their Super Bowl ad time.


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