Advertisers spend millions of dollars for the right to push their products in front of a massive audience on Super Bowl Sunday, so they better hope their commercials make an impression.
The ads during Super Bowl 50 did not disappoint. They featured a mix of current stars, childhood nostalgia and appearances by stars of the past. Some were funny. Some were poignant.
If you missed the ads because you were off getting more guacamole during breaks in the action, here are the 10 best of the night.
Doritos went perhaps a bit too far with this one, but it got people talking.
9. Mountain Dew
Of course this commercial spawned a parody Twitter account.
Hey, look! It’s the guys from The Wire.
7. Amazon Echo
This star-studded cast comes together surprisingly well.
6. Bud Light
Amy Schumer and Ronda Rousey are two of the most famous women in entertainment. Oh, and then there’s Seth Rogen.
If only there was a way to watch this commercial on a Game Boy Pocket.
You’re definitely not going to drink and drive after being berated by Helen Mirren.
3. Taco Bell
Taco Bell ditched football for futbol with a special guest appearance in an ad for the “Quesalupa.”
T-Mobile had two of the best ads of the night. The first one featured Steve Harvey hilariously poking fun at himself.
In the second one, Drake got to show off the acting chops from his Degrassi days.
1. Death Wish Coffee
Death Wish Coffee is a small New York-based company that won QuickBooks’ Small Business Big Game Competition, thereby earning a commercial slot during the game.