Super Bowl 2015: Here Are Some of the Best and Worst Commercials You'll See This Weekend (VIDEO)

The Super Bowl isn't until Sunday, but I built a time machine, traveled to the future, watched all of the commercials, and have returned to let you know which ones are worth watching and which ones will provide you with the perfect opportunity to get up and grab another beer.

Okay, so that's all a lie, and lots of companies have started releasing their Super Bowl ads ahead of time so that sites like this one will talk about them early, which will theoretically put them in front of people who aren't likely to watch the game, essentially giving those companies more bang for their advertising buck. To be honest, it's a pretty smart strategy. I mean, who needs football when you can go on the internet and watch a video about a puppy and a horse who are BFFs? I'll tell ya, those Budweiser guys know what people like (too bad that knowledge doesn't translate to their beer!). Anyway, without further ado, here are some of the best, worst, and weirdest 2015 Super Bowl ads we've seen so far...



THE BEST

The World's Greatest Best Friends Ever for Budweiser


SHUT UP! You're the one who's crying!


The Brady Bunch With Danny Trejo for Snickers


This poses an excellent question: IS Steve Buscemi the Jan Brady of actors?


Beer Shaming for Budweiser


Admit it, you've done the same thing to your friends on a Friday night.


Terry Crews' Nightmare Face for Old Spice


If Old Spice commercials ever stop being weird, we should be concerned.


Cats Explains the Super Bowl for Friskies


"They gather up every single thing that we sleep on, and then they try to take up as much room as they can in the dumbest-looking way possible." This extended version will obviously be cut down into a smaller cut for broadcast during the game, but the whole thing is quite good.  


Invisible Mindy Kaling for Nationwide


If she thinks she's invisible, I don't understand why she's not spying on Chris Messina in the shower. 


Dads for Dove


Excuse me, I just need to go call my dad real quick.


The Tortoise and the Hare for Mercedes-Benz

Teehee. Get it?


Angels Play Football, Too for Victoria's Secret


Eh, it's no Friday Night Lights, but it'll do.


Pierce Brosnan for Kia Sorento


Kinda wish it really did blow up at the end.


Brett Favre and Others for Wix


It's funny because they spent all their NFL money and now they have to make cheap websites to pay their bills?


Sexy Lady #2 for Carl's Jr.'s All-Natural Burger


Yes, it's on-the-nose and groan-inducing. But whatever, everyone knows the real reason to go to Carl's Jr. is for the Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches, anyway.


Amy Purdy for Toyota Camry


So if I buy a Camry, I will be Amy Purdy and Muhammad Ali combined, right? That's what this is saying? Cool.


Kim Kardashian for T-Mobile


Look, she knows how to make money and I have to respect that.



THE WORST

Real Life PacMan for Bud Light


PacMan is a classic for a reason, bro. Just stop.


Volvo's Not a Super Bowl Ad


Wait, so you're telling me I can't have the car?


Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric are confused for BMW


Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric not understanding the internet in 1994 was way funnier than this commercial selling a car.


Lexus's "Make Some Noise"


No thanks, I will not buy your car because your commercial killed what few brain cells I have left.


GoDaddy's Sad, Disgraceful Puppy Ad Mocking Budweiser


GoDaddy has actually pulled the ad, which they probably knew would cause an uproar right from the start. Because WHO WOULD SELL AN ADORABLE PUPPY LIKE THAT ON THE INTERNET? Go home, GoDaddy, you're drunk and also horrible.



HUH?

And then there's Jeff Bridges for Squarespace


I will have whatever Jeff Bridges is smoking.


Which of these ads are your favorite?


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Feb 02, 2015
Beer shaming? Shame on anybody who buys Budweiser, "best of the worst" is still part of THE WORST. And we used to drink it every. single. weekend. Because we were dumb and it was cheap. I don't think that ad actually aired during the game though, I didn't notice it.

Neither did Old Spice Terry Crews, but holy fucking shit was that trying hard, and semi landing. Why would I trust Old Spice to make a shaver worth a fuck though?

That Friskies one also didn't air on the game that I noticed. And why would it at 3 and a half goddamn minutes?!? We watched the Puppy Bowl and didn't see it there either.

What was with all the build-up for Mindy's invisible ad and then it's so short??? What a misfire, the one that aired was I think 15 sec longer but still cut wrong and probably needed to be a minute or 3 30-second spots.

I think that Dove Dad one kinda fell flat for me, it was shorter or I zoned out through the middle, but the end result didn't connect well with the premise.

No Angels playing football either, this is getting weird, but that ad did suck anyway.

Loved Pierce Brosnan for the Kia Sorento.

Carve with Favre for Wix was good, although they should have put their name in it more.

I gave half of no fucks about that Carl's Jr all natural burger, they've worn out their welcome with these ads. That burger sucks shit anyway though, worst-tasting fast food meat at the price by a long way.

Pac Man just didn't work, and how exactly was he seeing where to go on the game board? It wasn't as clever as last time.

Did that Volvo one air? I don't remember it but it's wildly unmemorable AND a terrible, awful social media premise that will only pimp other brands instead. Too convoluted and too confusing.

We enjoyed the Gumbel/Couric I3 ad.

Can't say I didn't like Jeff Bridges' weird-ass ad (which wasn't this one), but they really failed at delivering their message.

All in all, this was a particularly mediocre Super Bowl ad season. But that goes hand in hand with a mediocre game.
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Feb 02, 2015
Did anyone else root for the wolf in the Budweiser ad?
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Feb 02, 2015
The nationwide one is pretty bad. Dead kids? seriously?
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Feb 02, 2015
plenty of parents out there need a wake up call.
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Feb 02, 2015
This wasn't how, it was dickish and cruel and didn't get the message across properly.
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Feb 01, 2015
I say the GoDaddy spot is a manufactured controversy from GoDaddy themselves. It's cute, & could maybe be considered offensive to the specifically thin-skinned types, but for all the hard-core animal lovers out there, I'd say the specifically thin-skinned that are TRULY offended by the advert are a tiny minority & not numerous enough to warrant pulling it off the air.

What makes more sense, is to manufacture a false controversy, & let the internet do what it does best: spread info quickly & allow anonymous people to spout snap opinions that snowball out of control

By "pulling the ad" GoDaddy doesn't have to shell out the multi-millions for superbowl commercial airtime & yet still get more than their moneys worth of exposure for it

It's pretty smart
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Feb 02, 2015
They aired another ad instead, it was a guy working at a cubicle instead of watching the game with narration, it was woefully forgettable.
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Feb 01, 2015
who even conceved of that pathetic go daddy commercial. it is dumb, cruel and never should have been made
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Jan 31, 2015
First of let me say I LOVE ANIMALS. i seriously do love animals, especially dogs! They are caring creatures no matter what. I found the go daddy commercial pretty funny actually because it was so unexpected! I don't understand why PETA had to come into this because its a commercial…. Get a sense of humor people!!!
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Feb 01, 2015
And the GoDaddy ad really isn't that much of "dark humor" if that's what people think. Believe me, there could be way way worse so pulling it seems a bit ridiculous.
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Jan 31, 2015
I'm going to wait to watch these tomorrow during the actual commercial breaks from the Super Bowl. That way I can watch it on a big screen in glorious high definition... and still be disappointed.
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Jan 31, 2015
dear Kittah is the best
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Jan 31, 2015
I'm not sure I appreciate this article's implication that I'm stupid enough to watch the Super Bowl.
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Jan 31, 2015
the go daddy ad wasn't shameful and it wasn't funny it was just stupid like most of their commercials

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Jan 31, 2015
I was shocked when I got to the header saying "worst". I thought I was already viewing them after the Bud/clydesdale/dog ad.
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Jan 30, 2015
what have they done with the dog add omg
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Jan 30, 2015
The GoDaddy commercial is horrible. Plain and simple. People can argue that it's "just an ad" all they want, but the animal rights movement already faces so many challenges and people who say "They're just animals" that any ad depicting a person selling an irresponsibly bred puppy online for profit is damaging to the progress that's been made. I'm not trying to say that this one ad will make people go out and breed their dogs, but it does make light of the fight to ban puppy mills and impose stricter regulations on backyard breeders. I'm glad they took it down, but the fact that anyone thought it was a good idea in the first place shocks me. Sure, people are talking about GoDaddy. But most people I know are taking their paying business elsewhere so as to not support a company that thinks this kind of stunt is funny.

The Budweiser ad, on the other hand, was phenomenal. Cheesy, yes. Corny, yes. But so cute! And they picked the perfect song, even if it was a weird version...
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Jan 31, 2015
Animal-lovers are always hilarious, even though you lack a sense of humour.
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Feb 01, 2015
if thinking a commercial like that is funny means i have a sense of humour then i dont want one
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Jan 30, 2015
"It's funny because they spent all their NFL money and now they have to make cheap websites to pay their bills?"

You're extremely good at missing the point.

They're retired and bored. They need something to do. Lots of retired athletes who have not lost their money start businesses.
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Jan 30, 2015
Sorry TV.com but I find the GoDaddy add selling the puppy really funny, because you know: It's an add, they are not really selling the puppy, and there's a tradition that superbowl adds provoke.

If you watch the news segment on the Young Turks talking about this story, it's clear GoDaddy has manipulated the add and people's minds very well with this add. The puppy is now the companys CCO (Chief Companion Officer) and they have everyone talking about GoDaddy before they air the intentional add during the Super Bowl.
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Jan 30, 2015
Everyone might be talking about it, but most people I know have stopped using GoDaddy and have taken their business elsewhere. It's one thing to spark discussion; it's something else entirely to create an offensive ad that sparks a mass exodus of animal people from your company.
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Jan 31, 2015
Yeah right. Like any person with a shred of sanity would stop using a company over an ad, but on the other hand animal people.....
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Jan 30, 2015
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Jan 30, 2015
The GoDaddy commercial stinks...and the Jeff Bridges commercial..I laughed at it..and then said wtf....him and Gary Busey need to make a weird commercial..together...them together would make me say WTF...and then laugh....
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Jan 30, 2015
The fact that GoDaddy would even think of making a puppy commercial like that makes me puke.
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Jan 30, 2015
Godaddy commercials make me puke every year. They are the worst. And have you seen the counter commercial form PETA, it is puke worthy too.
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Jan 30, 2015
I still have bad memories of the commercial they did last year.
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Jan 30, 2015
Of all the things to cause outrage, that commercial is the stupidest. Yeah, puppy mills are the greatest threat to this planet. *eyeroll*
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Jan 30, 2015
I know, a puppy getting a good home from someone who wants to love him always makes me puke too.
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Jan 30, 2015
I still don't understand the point of releasing commercials before they actually air.
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Jan 31, 2015
Didn't you read the article that said "... lots of companies have started releasing their Super Bowl ads ahead of time so that sites like this one will talk about them early, which will theoretically put them in front of people who aren't likely to watch the game, essentially giving those companies more bang for their advertising buck. To be honest, it's a pretty smart strategy..."?
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Jan 30, 2015
I'd rather watch them during the game. It's more fun that way.
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Jan 31, 2015
Hence, why I record to watch only the commercials and half-time show, and not the game.
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Jan 30, 2015
Maybe so we don't need to slog through the game, especially if the Deflatriots are going to play.
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