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Best Super Bowl Commercials Of 2012: The Top 5 Ads — Watch

Fri, February 1, 2013 5:05pm EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment
Best Super Bowl Commercials 2012
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Go back in time with, as we pay tribute to last year’s most memorable Super Bowl ads!

Because we all know the real point of the Super Bowl is to watch the year’s best commercials — all that “football” stuff is basically an excuse to refill your snack plate — is eagerly anticipating what Sunday’s game will bring. But first, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and relive our five favorite ads from last year’s big game!

Chrysler Super Bowl Commercial: ‘Halftime In America,’ Starring Clint Eastwood

As a filthy rich Hollywood icon, Clint Eastwood can’t relate to the average American — or even the average human, for that matter — but he still lent his gravelly baritone to Chrysler’s uplifting commercial about Americans remaining hopeful in a struggling economy. I didn’t really understand what he was talking about, but everybody told me it was inspirational, so here it is!

Volkswagen Super Bowl Ad: ‘The Dog Strikes Back’

Sometimes the best commercials are the ones that leave you thinking, “What the hell did I just watch?” Enter Volkswagen’s “Dog Strikes Back” ad, which began as the adorable story of a dog who just wanted to outrun a car — then suddenly turned into an intensely realistic Star Wars parody.

Honda Super Bowl Commercial: ‘Matthew’s Day Off,’ Starring Matthew Broderick

Arguably one of the most-hyped Super Bowl commercials of the year, this spot for Honda revived one of the most beloved slackers of ’80s cinema: Ferris Bueller! Matthew Broderick was just as monotone and fourth-wall-breaking as ever, and even though the commercial wasn’t funny — like, not at all — we’re total suckers for ’80s nostalgia.

Acura Super Bowl Ad: ‘Transactions,’ Starring Jerry Seinfeld

Speaking of nostalgia, remember Seinfeld? Of course you do, because Jerry Seinfeld is a national treasure. That’s why we loved Acura’s 2012 ad, which found the observational comedian doing what he does best: observing stuff! He even brought back the Soup Nazi — which, as we all know, is history’s most beloved Nazi.

Kia Optima Super Bowl Commercial: ‘A Dream Car For Real Life’

The idea of a tiny little man tip-toeing around your bedroom while you sleep is admittedly unsettling — unless he’s actually the Sand Man, and he’s making your wildest dreams come true! And seriously, what red-blooded American man doesn’t dream about cars, bikinis and Mötley Crüe? Terrorists and Communists, that’s who!

HollywoodLifers, what was your favorite commercial from last year’s Super Bowl? Drop us a comment below!

— Andy Swift

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