10 Best 2008 Super Bowl Commercials

Super Bowl XLII is now just a memory.  While the game itself was a nail biter with three lead changes in the fourth quarter, the talk will still be about the commercials.

Super Bowl commercials are a long standing tradition.  Companies pay big bucks all in an effort to win over consumers.  And everyone watching the Super Bowl has their favorite commercial.

Here are my picks for the 10 Best 2008 Super Bowl Commercials:

1.  The Audi Godfather Spoof

The only thing that could have made this commercial better was if the car in the bed was from a Mustang or some other vehicle represented by a horse.

2.  Budweiser and Hank

Call me a softie, but I loved this commercial about Hank the Clydesdale who upon not making the hitch team works with the Dalmatian a la Rocky to train and make the team the next year.

3.  Bud Light’s Wine and Cheese

The men’s contribution to the Wine and Cheese party included all the trimmings for a football party.  This ad kind of reminded me of something my husband would pull.

4.  Planters Nut

When we finally found out why the unibrow chick’s was drawing everyone’s attention, I couldn’t stop laughing.  I can’t say that I’ve ever used cashews that way before.

5.  Pepsi Max and the Bobbing Heads

The bobbing heads in the bobbing head factory combined with the Night at the Roxbury head bobs made this a cute commercial.

6.  FedEx and the Carrier Pigeons

I loved that the carrier pigeons are outfitted with GPS and night vision.  But it wasn’t enough to help with those big packages.

7.  Doritos and the Mouse Trap

I think if I had mice that big, I’d just move.

8.  Bud Light and Fire Breathing

Fire breathing, alcohol and a cat – never a good mix, especially for the cat.

9.  CarMax’s ShipMax

Even if CarMax dealt in ships, this commercial would be funny.  “Are you shipping me?”

10. Victoria’s Secret

This ad promised that the Super Bowl was only the pregame and the “real game” was still to come.  A lot classier than the Go Daddy commercial that I’m sure was pretty popular.

Honorable Mention

Career Builder’s “Follow Your Heart” offered great advice for anyone unhappy at work.

The Cars.com with a Bones cast member, a witch doctor and shrunken head.

Finally you have to be a dog lover to appreciate the Gatorade commercial with the dog drinking.  I swear that was my black lab in that commercial.

You can view all the commercials at www.myspace.com/superbowlads.

What was your favorite commercial?


7 Responses to 10 Best 2008 Super Bowl Commercials

  1. Dan Mayer says:

    Nice list, there is a cool list of the best commercials going on over at Seekler. It collects a bunch of peoples lists and combines them for the over all best. You should import your list in to cast you vote, and it gives a link back to your post.


    take a look, it is pretty cool. There is also a list of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time.

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  3. Yvette says:

    I can’t believe any of you! Your #1 commercial was the dumbest. What about the Sobe Water commercial it was awesome.


  4. Kirk says:

    I loved the “Life Water” Commercial. Those lizarsds dancing to Thriller was the Most “Awsomest” thats right “Awesomest” thing I’ve ever seen!

  5. vacelts says:

    Kirk, I thought the dancing lizards were cute, but couldn’t figure out what they had to do with the water.

  6. A Man says:

    Where is the Coca-Cola “It’s Mine” ad with the Macy’s Parade Balloons at. But anyways nice choice for number 1.

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