Super Bowl Ads 2014: Highlighting Top Commercials Sure to Generate Buzz

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IJanuary 31, 2014

Jan 30, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Opera singer Renee Fleming addresses the media during a National Anthem press conference for Super Bowl XLVIII at Rose Theater. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Super Bowl XLVIII will be talked about, written about and tweeted about. And so will the commercials.

For many non-football fans, the ads are the best reason to tune in on Super Bowl Sunday. Even diehard NFL fans will be on the lookout for the highly anticipated spots. 

With many companies releasing their full-length ads or teasers ahead of time to hype the commercial and ultimately the product, viewers can get a sample of Super Bowl XLVIII's best ads before they even air on television.

Here I'll highlight the top commercials sure to generate buzz on Sunday, Feb. 2.


When: Sunday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. ET

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

Watch: Fox

Live Stream: Fox Sports Go

Spread: Denver (-3), according to


Wonderful Pistachios Call on Stephen Colbert

Wonderful Pistachios is certainly no stranger to celebrity endorsers. For the big game on Feb. 2, the company has chosen Comedy Central superstar Stephen Colbert to sell its product.

Although no official ad has been released as of yet, there are several teasers that viewers can check out on the company's YouTube channel ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII. The brief teasers feature Colbert addressing all sorts of Super Bowl-related issues—even predicting that America will win the big game (above video).

While Colbert's humor isn't for everyone, a little bit of sarcasm never hurt anyone. 


Toyota Brings Back the Muppets

Muppets fans everywhere will be smiling on Super Bowl Sunday when Toyota airs its ad for the all-new Highlander SUV. 

The ad features Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews and the Muppets, specifically Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, who spice up Crews' life in a one-minute commercial.

It starts with Crews, who plays a mundane average Joe, pulling over to the side of the road to check out an abandoned bus. 

The Muppets waste no time invading his SUV and quickly turning him into a free spirit. 

There's even a cameo from Kermit the Frog. 


Bud Light and Whatever 

Bud Light's 2014 Super Bowl ad campaign is "Whatever Is Coming," and by the looks of the beer company's teasers, there's no telling what is coming on Feb. 2.

The most popular, buzz-generating teaser thus far features former bodybuilding legend and action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger dressed up like tennis great Bjorn Borg. The Governator even goes so far as to don a blond wig. 

Schwarzenegger doesn't say a whole lot in the teaser, nor is he holding or drinking a Bud Light. Despite all of that, the brief ad does its job and creates a laundry list of questions we'll probably never have the answer to.

All that's left to do is await the full-length ad on Super Bowl Sunday.


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