ICYMI: The top Super Bowl 50 commercials

Published: Feb. 3, 2016 at 8:16 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 at 2:08 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers will face off in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, and advertisers are filling up commercial slots fast.

According to Advertising Age, the cost for a 30-second commercial in this year's Super Bowl is $5 million.

That same spot would have cost just $40,000 during the first Super Bowl, meaning that ad could air 125 times for the same cost of one slot in this year's Super Bowl.

The total spent on commercials during Super Bowl 50? $377 million.

That's more than was spent on commercials in the Super Bowl in the '60s, '70s and '80s combined.

With such high costs for a 30-second slot, commercials this year have been highly anticipated.

Many advertisers have released their commercials on YouTube already.

From familiar famous faces to wiener dog stampedes, check out a few of our favorites below. CAUTION: Major spoilers ahead.

1. Bud Light 

"America. They say we're a nation divided. They say we disagree on everything. But they're wrong. We agree on a lot. Like liberty. Justice. Three-day weekends. Funny T-shirts. Jeans. Free parking. Burritos. Sliding on hardwood floors in socks. Cat videos. And beer."

2. Budweiser

A more serious note from Helen Mirren...

3. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Brought to you from a neighborhood filled with endless Ryan Reynoldseseses? Is that a thing? Anyway, it's called Ryanville.

4. The 2016 Hyundai Genesis

"Dads will go to all sorts of lengths to protect their daughters. And now with the help of Car Finder on the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, we get to see just how far one dad will go." That dad being the hilarious Kevin Hart, of course.

5. Skittles

How does Steven Tyler keep the dream alive? With a self-portrait made of skittles. 

6. Heinz

What better way to advertise ketchup and mustard on game day than a stampede of wiener dogs? Probably nothing. Let's be real here.

7. "Super Bowl Babies Choir" ft. Seal 

"Data suggests nine months after a Super Bowl victory, winning cities see a rise in births." Some geniuses from the NFL and Seal brought together some Super Bowl babies for this amazing song....

8. Pokemon

Super Bowl 50 isn't the only one celebrating an anniversary. Pokemon is also celebrating 20 years...

9. Colgate 

Colgate reminds us that amid all the fun and games, water shortages are still a very real problem, especially in California where the game is.

10. Campbells Chunky 

And of course what Super Bowl would be complete without a heartwarming commercial from Campbells?

"Every day. Every game. Mom is there, no matter what. That's why we made this one for her." 

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