Super Bowl Commercials 2014: Ads That Will Leave Viewers Buzzing

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IFebruary 2, 2014

Executive Producer/Correspondent Arnold Schwarzenegger seen at Showtime's 2014 Winter TCA, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Showtime/AP Images)
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Super Bowl commercials have become an event all by themselves. 

Forget about that sort-of-important NFL game that happens to be going on in between commercials. According to a survey by The National Retail Federation (h/t's Greg Sterling), 24.9 percent of viewers are tuning in to the big game just to see the ads. 

With such a wide-ranging audience, companies are now using every available resource at their disposal to create top-notch commercials, and as a result, fans are treated to more and more entertaining ads every Super Bowl Sunday.

The same will once again hold true when the Seattle Seahawks meet the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl XLVIII, the details of which are below. Here's a look at a certain few ads that will stand out, captivate viewers and get them talking. 


Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

When: Sunday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. ET

Watch: Fox

Live Stream: Fox Sports Go

Spread: Broncos -2.5, per Vegas Insider



Have Mercy. Everyone else is just competing for second place now. Game over. 

Ever since Full House tragically went off the air in 1995, this is all I've ever dreamed of. No, I've had my fair share of the Olsen twins (who both played Michelle), and while Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and Candace Cameron (D.J.) are alright, that show was made by the self-proclaimed "Boys of Bromance."

Most of the cast of Full House (I'm looking at you, Michelle) has actually gotten back together on several occasions, but whenever Danny (Bob Saget), Jesse Katsopolis (the dreamy John Stamos) and Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) are back living together on the screen, it's an absolute treat.

They showed why that's true recently on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and thankfully, Dannon is giving us another look at the manliest group of three men living together ever. 

Bonus points if there are appearances from The Rippers, Mr. Woodchuck or Comet, but Jesse eating Greek yogurt, Danny in a onesie and everything else that comes with it is going to set the world on fire with sweet, sweet nostalgia. 

Cut. It. Out.



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Whether you're a sentimental sap or a tough guy who hates feelings, there's a good chance last year's Super Bowl Budweiser commercial featuring a Clydesdale reuniting with his former owner made you feel all of the feels. 

Well, that horse is back, and it's going to share the spotlight with a 10-week-old puppy. I'm not going to watch this one until the Super Bowl because I want to be surprised by all of the adorableness, but here's a look if you're interested:

A 10-week-old puppy.

Goodness gracious. That's not even fair.

This is fantastic news for anyone who likes things that are cuddly and out-of-this-world adorable, but not such great news if you don't like having to come up with an excuse for why you're tearing up faster than Knowshon Moreno


Bud Light

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, Don Cheadle, a llama, Reggie Watts, Minka Kelly and a light beer all have in common?

Probably not too much, but all of those amazing things are going to be intertwined in Bud Light's "Up for Whatever" spot:


I can see this being a fairly polarizing commercial. The complete randomness of having this type of cast together—and a little bit of Lyla Garrity never hurtis going to make some viewers have a blast watching it. But on the other hand, some will probably call it "corny" or claim the premise is fake.

Either way, it's certainly unique, and that will undoubtedly have viewers buzzing on Super Bowl Sunday.