The 2014 Super Bowl featured the Seattle Seahawks destroying the Denver Broncos 43-8, but in between the lopsided action, the new crop of commercials during the big game was as impressive as ever.
The biggest winners of this year’s ads were Audi, Doritos and Toyota.
Here are the commercials that stole the show on Super Sunday and will continue to live on over the next year as the funniest ads from the NFL’s championship game.
Audi Creates a New Breed of Dogs
Car commercials have a tendency of getting lost in the shuffle during the Super Bowl due to the vast number of ads, but Audi stole the show when the company decided that it would compromise and breed a Doberman with a Chihuahua.
Few people like compromise, and even fewer people like Doberhuahuas.
The commercial is meant to show that buying an Audi will give drivers all the class of a luxury car with the efficiency of a compact car. The ad places a Doberman’s head on a Chihuahua’s body to show how compromise doesn’t always work.
Frankly, if Sarah McLachlan doesn’t want to save this breed of dog and the entire world is terrified of it, it’s likely not a good idea. Funny commercial, though.
Doritos Go Back to the Future
The Doritos Super Bowl commercials are always hilarious, and 2014 was no different. This year’s ad featured a man using a Doritos-powered time machine to travel to the future.
Well, that’s what he thinks at least.
The child that built the time machine in the commercial used it as a decoy in order to steal the Doritos from the main character. After taking the chips, the child kicks the side of the box to simulate the act of time travel.
After the kicking stops and our main character emerges from the refrigerator box, an old man is standing in the spot of the child. Without hesitation, the main character thinks he has been transported to the future and is stunned to see that the child had grown old.
This was a great commercial that should be played consistently over the next year.
The Muppets Drive a Toyota
The Muppet Show is one of the greatest children shows of all time, and any time the gang of puppets is incorporated into a Super Bowl commercial, it is a good day for children of the 1980s and '90s.
Toyota stole the show with one of the top ads by incorporating actor Terry Crews with the house band for The Muppet Show, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Let’s just say it was the perfect marriage of madness.
The commercial breaks down into a full-fledged musical experience that sees Crews go from a straight-laced Good Samaritan that stops to help a disabled vehicle to a crazed shirtless man singing with puppets.
To be fair, we’ve all been there before. Am I right?