2009’s Super Bowl XLIII has come and gone. The Steelers’s last minute win over the Cardinals will undoubtedly remain a fond/unfond memory, but it’s the commercials, the bloody commercials, that will permeate water cooler conversation for months to come.
Some men will argue there were better (if so, leave a comment). Some men will argue there were funnier (again, leave a comment). It’s all up for debate. All we know is that these were Gear Patrol’s favorite $100,000 per second commercials of 2009.
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Audi “The Chase” Commercial
Why Is It So Good? Car chases, Jason Statham, and a German car company making fun of the Lexus ES300 – a car, which honestly, is worth being made fun of. This commercial might also be referred to as “Audi hates on Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, and BMW.”
Doritos Crystal Ball Commercial
Why Is It So Good? Throwing things at coworkers (crotches). Breaking into snack machines. All men have thought about it, it’s time to watch it.
Bridgestone Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Commercial
Why Is It So Good? Why Mr. Potato head? Why not Mr. Potato head? This commercial will resound with men. Especially those with a penchant for speed (and/or experience being nagged).
CareerBuilder.com Tip Commercials
Why Is It So Good? Cubicle life isn’t exactly ideal, and what man can’t relate to a job they’ve hated? CareerBuilder.com knows that and they’ve stated the obvious. At least they’ve done so in a pretty damn hilarious commercial.
Pepsi MacGruber “Pepsuber” Commercial
Why Is It So Good? The MacGruber commercial is funny because it’s cut so rapidly into the explosion that you can’t help but laugh. Richard Dean Anderson (check out his website, it’s classic) making an appearance makes the commercial that much funnier. Who doesn’t like an actor who can take one for the team?
Transformers 2 Trailer Commercial
Why Is It So Good? It’s. Transformers. 2.
Swedish Coke Conan O’Brian Commercial
Why Is It So Good? Conan O’Brian is a self-deprecating genius and his tie-in with the Swedes and Coke works in this commercial.
Bud Light Meeting Commercial
Why Is It So Good? Meetings are truly better with alcohol. Our preference is Bourbon or Scotch but, honestly, any alcohol will do.
E*Trade Talking Baby
Why Is It So Good? We hated the baby commercials at first. We truly wanted to keep hating them, but so long as that guy’s nonchalant snarky voice is present (accompanied by the word “shankopotamus”) this one will stay on the best list.
Sobe Lizard Lake 3D Commercial
Why Is It So Good? How many people actually had 3D glasses for the Super Bowl remains to be seen, but if you go back and get yourself a pair then watch this commercial you’ll be pretty amazed how damn good it actually is. Not to mention, it might be the first commercial that appeals to teens, techies, stoners, sports fanatics, and parents alike.
Honorable Mention: Cash4Gold With Ed McMahon & MC Hammer Commercial
Why Is It So Good? Sad, so very, very sad. At the expense of Ed McMahon and MC Hammer. Wesley Snipes is noticeably absent though.
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