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17 Epic Super Bowl Ads

A Look Back at the Commercials Leading Up to Super Bowl XLVI

— January 26, 2012 — Lifestyle
Super bowl XLVI is fast approaching and with it comes the buzz surrounding a huge source of revenue for the colossal sporting events: the commercials. The phenomenon surrounding Super bowl commercials is noteworthy; the sky-high prices of those ad spots, the competition for most hilarious, and of course, the questionable controversy-driven ads. There are always a few Super bowl commercials that don't make the cut for TV, but go on to gain a ton of news coverage and Internet attention, since a "banned" ad almost always goes viral.

Over the years, there have been shock-and-awe successes, like the less discreet 'Megan Fox in a bathtub' spot, but there are also a few forgotten gems, such as the hilarious Simpsons Super Bowl ad. Super bowl XLVI is sure to be a good watch, if only for the commercials.
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Gleeful Graduate Advertisements
Gleeful Graduate Advertisements
The 2012 Chevrolet "Route 66" Super Bowl XLVI Commercial is a Hoot
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Super Bowl Commercial Mash-Ups
Super Bowl Commercial Mash-Ups
Adweekdotcom Compiles All 61 Super Bowl Ads in Two Minutes
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Cinematic Canine Choirs
Cinematic Canine Choirs
Volkswagen Bark Side Commercial is a Howling Rendition of Imperial March
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Doctorial Super Bowl Advice
Doctorial Super Bowl Advice
The Dr. Phil Super Bowl Commercial is Comically Advising
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Team Spirit Electrolytes
Team Spirit Electrolytes
Gatorade Super Bowl Commercial Quenches the Spirit
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Otherworldly Auto Spots
Otherworldly Auto Spots
This 2011 Volkswagen Super Bowl Commercial is Forceful
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Comedian-Packed Commercials
Comedian-Packed Commercials
This 2011 Super Bowl Snickers Teaser Ad Features Familiar Faces
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Golden Girl Facebooking
Golden Girl Facebooking
The Betty White SNL Movement Gains Momentum
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Aging Football Endorsements
Aging Football Endorsements
Brett Favre Pokes Fun at Himself in Hyundai 2010 Super Bowl Ad
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Insectified Car Spots
Insectified Car Spots
The Volkswagon Black Beetle 2011 Super Bowl Ad Travels to a Buggy World
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Immortalizing Auto Ads
Immortalizing Auto Ads
Hyundai Genesis Prolongs Super Bowl Buzz With Free Soundtrack Download
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Golden Girl Tackling
Golden Girl Tackling
Snickers Super Bowl Ad Brings out the Badass in Betty White
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3-D Super Bowl Commercials
3-D Super Bowl Commercials
Pepsi & DreamWorks Hope You Have Your Glasses Handy
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Controversial Junkfood Ads
Controversial Junkfood Ads
Doritos Banned Super Bowl Commercial Bites Off More Than it Can Chew
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Cross Marketing Super Bowl & Valentines
Cross Marketing Super Bowl & Valentines
Victoria's Secret Covers all Bases
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Simpsons Super Bowl Ads
Simpsons Super Bowl Ads
Is the "Coke Hardtimes" Commercials an Epic Sellout?
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One-Second Ads
One-Second Ads
2009 Super Bowl Commercials Will Include Minimercial From Miller High Life
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