No one knows what we’re going to see as far as Superbowl 44 ads when the show is broadcast next year, but we do know this: The advertisers pay big bucks for the chance to show their ads and we can expect some of the best and funniest ads to be presented when we see the Superbowl .
But what are some of the ads that we’re seen in the past that the Superbowl 44 ads will need to live up to? Well, I did some research and found the top 10 Superbowl ads for all time:
At Number 10, the Budweiser Frogs. This commercial featured a series of frogs burping out the word “budd “weiss” “err.” It was cute and of course Budweiser kept using the same concept over and over again, making it one of the best in 1995,
At Number 9, the Xerox Monks. And no, we’re not saying that Xerox sponsored the famous TV show. But back in 1977, the idea of an automatic copier was still a pretty new idea and Xerox used the monks trying to hand writer their material as a way to show how cool it was to have a copier (were we ever that young?).
At Number 8 we have the Tabasco Mosquito in 1998. Well this one had obvious comic potential. A mosquito tries to get a bite to eat from a Tabasco fan and well, let’s just say things didn’t end so well for the mosquito.
At number 7 is the EDS cat herder family. EDS, in case you’re wondering is involved in data processing. What this had to do with herding cats, we’re not sure, but hey, it made the 2000 superbowl fun to watch.
At number 6 is one that will give any Superbowl 44 ads a run for their money: Michael Jackson and Larry Byrd doing their utmost in a one on one game. The prize: a big mac and fries. Mmm. Made me want to go out to McDs during the 1993 Superbowl.
At number 5, Monster.com introduced itself to the world with a bunch of kids pontificating about what they wanted to do when they grew up. Hearing kids in 1999 talk about being forced into early retirement sounds so quaint when we think about what life is like now.
At number 4 is Reebok’s 2003 mash up between an office and linebacker Larry Tate. We think Larry won that round hands down.
At number 3, E*Trade decided to poke fun at the dot com bust of 2000 by showing a monkey and couple of losers clapping in a garage with the caption, we just lost 2 million dollars. What are we going to do now?
At number 2, was Coke’s 1979 entry, Mean Joe Greene. He gets a Coke and the kid in the commercial got a jersey. Some would say that Mean Joe Greene really did get the better deal.
And finally at number 1 is an entry that no Superbowl 44 ad is likely to top: The Apple 1984 ad. It only ran once. It was a woman running with a hammer and smashing a screen. The over voice told us, in 1984 Apple will introduce the Macintosh and you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984.