I am not even remotely a sports girl. For the Super Bowl this year, I was rooting for the Rams solely because Stassi (my favorite character from Bravo’s masterpiece Vanderpump Rules) was rooting for the Rams. Needless to say, I was tuned into the game for one thing and one thing only: to enjoy some top-notch Super Bowl commercials. Luckily for me, this year did not disappoint (wish I could say the same for Adam Levine and the halftime show, but I digress). Without further ado, here are what I consider to be the top five commercials from this year’s Super Bowl.
- Games of Thrones & Bud Light. I’ll admit it was slightly disappointing realizing this was a Game of Thrones advertisement and not a trailer for the upcoming season (APRIL HURRY UP ALREADY). That said, I couldn’t have been more excited to finally have dragons and GOT characters back on my TV – although I would have preferred to have seen a cameo from Jon Snow as opposed to the freaky Mountain. Click here to check it out.
- Amazon. Amazon went the “how many celebrities can we fit in one advertisement” route, and I’m here for it. I legitimately laughed out loud at Harrison Ford’s dog ordering his own dog food via Alexa color, and any day that I have Ilana and Abbi from Broad City on my screen is a guaranteed good day. Click here to check it out.
- Pepsi. As a millennial and 90’s baby, I cannot emphasize enough the fact that Pepsi will NEVER top its Britney Spears campaign. That said, this year’s ad with Steve Carrell and Cardi B is probably the closest they’ll ever get. Cardi’s “Okurrrrrr” isn’t as iconic as Britney, Pink and Beyonce rocking out the Coliseum, but it’s still a good time. Click here to check it out.
- Stella Artois. When I saw this commercial, I couldn’t help but wonder – would Carrie Bradshaw really ever order a beer as opposed to her beloved cosmopolitan? Anyone who watched Sex & the City knows this would never happen (how could Carrie it into her sample size Dior dresses if she was a beer drinker?) but I have zero complaints about seeing SJP reprising her iconic role, even if it’s totally unrealistic. And a cameo from The Dude was just icing on the cake. Click here to check it out.
- Pampers. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have already established themselves as the king and queen of social media, and now they’re the king and queen of diaper commercials as well (yes Adam Levine is in it too, but I’m still angry at him for his pitchy halftime show performance so let’s leave him out of this as well). It’s so refreshing to see a brand reinforce the fact that changing diapers is not just the mom’s responsibility – and having dad’s singing along about stinky diapers is a hilarious way to break down gender roles. Click here to check it out.