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By Kayla Shults
For many people, including myself, the highlights of football’s biggest game of the year don’t come from the plays that are made, but the commercials that are shown in between. Whether they be heartwarming or hysterical, these are my picks for the top five Super Bowl commercials of 2015:
5. #KimsDataStash: Kim Kardashian West for T-Mobile
I know, the last thing any of the Kardashians need is more publicity. But Kim Kardashian West takes this opportunity to mock herself, urging viewers to switch to T-Mobile so they can save data to see more of Kim’s selfies, makeup and of course, vacations. T-Mobile has a history of using big names in their past commercials, including Tim Tebow, Charles Barkley and Dwayne Wade. The cell phone service provider gets this one right, and between the big name and comedic touch, the commercial already has over 10 million views.
4. Snickers: “The Brady Bunch”
Snickers takes on another angle with their “You’re not you when you’re hungry” slogan, this time with help from one of America’s favorite families. The Brady Bunch features an ax-throwing, fit-pitching, tattooed Danny Trejo imitating the eldest Brady daughter, Marcia. Once she takes a bite of the Snickers bar her mother hands her, she returns to her normal self. I have a feeling this commercial will become a Super Bowl classic in the future.
3. Pepsi: The Cutest Halftime Show Ever!
Pepsi is responsible for the Super Bowl’s Halftime Show and if you’re going by this commercial, performer Katy Perry has some stiff competition. This commercial features dogs, sloths, hedgehogs and more competing in what is bound to be the game of the year. Animals are a sure way to people’s hearts when it comes to Super Bowl commercials and Pepsi did not disappoint with this one.
2. NoMore.org: Anti Domestic and Sexual Assault PSA
This hard hitting commercial from advocacy organization No More features a telephone call to 911 from a woman trying to order a pizza. After panning around the home’s destroyed rooms, viewers learn the woman is making the call to police in attempt to have them come to her house after being physically abused. After the numerous domestic violence cases in the NFL over the past year, this commercial is much needed and should be one that all viewers remember.
1. Budweiser: “Best Buds”
Did this commercial give me all the feels? Of course it did. I went through a good amount of tissues and proceeded to hug my dog when it was over. Budweiser has a history of using horses and dogs in their commercials that have been successful in the past. Why is it my top pick? It has a happy ending and inter-species friendships get me every time.