Best Super Bowl Commercials 2013: Funniest Ads During the Big Game

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 4, 2013

YEONGAM-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 14:  Korean rapper Psy visits the Red Bull Racing garage before the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korea International Circuit on October 14, 2012 in Yeongam-gun, South Korea.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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During the exciting action of Super Bowl XLVII that saw the Baltimore Ravens emerge victorious over the San Francisco 49ers, we were able to enjoy some great commercials that helped pass the time when the game took a break.

As is the case every year, the Super Bowl commercials were very entertaining, but some of those ads were funnier than others.

Companies such as Taco Bell and M&M's shined, while South Korean rapper Psy performed a comical version of his hit song "Gangnam Style" for the company Wonderful Pistachios.

Let's take a closer look as to what made these commercials so funny.



Wonderful Pistachios "Get Crackin'" Super Bowl Ad

By now, you must have heard Korean rapper Psy's song "Gangnam Style," which has now become a worldwide phenomenon, as evidenced by his video receiving over one billion hits on YouTube.

Psy was back at it once again, this time slightly changing his words to fit the Wonderful Pistachios product, and was breaking it down with giant pistachios hopping all around him.

On top of that, Psy wore a bright green suit that matched his pistachio friends perfectly. Or maybe you can call them backup dancers.

After this video, Psy is now officially crackin' "Gangnam Style." Here's to another billion hits.



Taco Bell "Viva Young" Super Bowl Ad

Remember the days when you were young and used to sneak out of the house after your parents thought you were asleep?

Well, this ad re-creates that common scenario—except with a group of elderly folks—and has an older gentleman sneaking out of a retirement home for a night of fun with his friends.

Bernie Goldblatt and Co. have an epic evening with everything from firecracker pranks to near skinny-dipping, and even a scene with one of Mr. Goldblatt's buddies flashing some folks at a nearby restaurant.

The scene at the club is by far the best part of this ad. Not only do we get an unnecessary glimpse of two seniors locking lips, but we also get a quick shot of one of the older gentlemen doing the robot dance.

Of course, the night eventually takes these seniors to Taco Bell, where they enjoy a late-night snack and get a suspicious look from a police officer driving by.



M&M'S "Love Ballad" Super Bowl Ad

The red M&M appears to have found the love of his life in this ad, but he won't exactly do anything for his significant other.

The commercial starts off with the M&M singing a rendition of Meat Loaf's hit song "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" as he shows just how much he loves his woman and all the ridiculous things he would do for her—including wearing a toupee.

But as he gets to the chorus, specifically the part "but I won't do that," we get some quick shots of the M&M denying this beautiful woman.

Among the things he won't do, the red M&M denies his love the chance to eat him, cook him or throw him into a pinata.

She might have been beautiful, but clearly this M&M has too much pride to be taken advantage of.