Super Bowl 2010 Commercials
In addition to championship football, the Super Bowl is known for its commercials, and the Super Bowl 2010 commercials were funny. Some people watch the Super Bowl just for the ads, so companies pay millions of dollars for a thirty-second slot during the big game. Here are five of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials from 2010, ranked according to viewer popularity.
- “Dog Gets Revenge.” “Dog Gets Revenge” was the fan favorite among Super Bowl 2010 commercials. The funny Doritos commercial featured a man sitting on a park bench, enjoying his bag of Doritos and taunting a dog with a shock collar. Of course, the dog eventually gets his revenge. The popular commercial was just one of many Doritos commercials that aired during Super Bowl XLIV.
- “Snickers.” A “Snickers” commercial also ranked high among Super Bowl 2010 commercials, and some viewers think it was actually the best one of all. It featured actress Betty White getting sacked by a bunch of football players. After eating a Snickers candy bar, White returns to the game as an energetic young man. “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” the commercial says.
- “Play Nice.” “Play Nice,” another Doritos commercial, also stole the show. It opened with a knock on the door from a man there to pick up his date. While she gets ready, he waits in the living room with her young son. As the man reaches for a Dorito chip, the little boy slaps the man and gives him a stern warning: “Keep your hands off my mama, keep your hands off my Doritos.”
- “Punxsutawney Polamalu.” “Punxsutawney Polamalu” from TruTV was probably the creepiest Super Bowl commercial in 2010. It borrowed from the Punxsutawney Phil legend and his annual appearance on Groundhog Day. The commercial centers on a group of Pennsylvania men who pull professional football player Troy Polamalu from a tree stump. Polamalu’s shadow reveals six more weeks of football.
- “Hotels.” Though not as funny as the first four ads, “Hotels” also rated high among Super Bowl 2010 commercial. Presented by HomeAway, a vacation rental marketplace, the commercial featured Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo in their roles as the Griswold’s from the “National Lampoon Vacation” movies. The thirty-second comedy, reminiscent of the popular 1980s films, attempted to lure travelers away from hotels and into vacation rentals.