I don’t love commercial breaks, but I do love a great commercial. Million-dollar ads are the only reason I watch the Super Bowl. Over the years, I’ve amassed a collection of favorite ads that I’ll still look up on YouTube for a laugh. Here are a few.
I need to get out of here… / Travelocity
This commercial is great for two reasons: it perfectly captures the shut-in feeling of winter, and the viewer can memorize the song in seconds. I’ve heard this sung in public.
I’m Batman / Snickers
Just plain funny. Probably my #1 favorite of all time. “Would you like that? Would you like to ride with Batman?”
Da Da Da / Volkswagen
If I remember correctly, this commercial was so popular, the band Trio had to re-release their album. Absolutely no dialogue but a hilarious commercial.
Voting Booth / Snickers
From the Bush/Gore election of 2000. I still quote, “I invented pants.”
Berries and Cream / Starburst
I consider this video successful because I keep watching it. I remember it. I sing it for my 17-month-old nephew.