Tampa hosted its first Super Bowl in 1984. It was the same year when television commercials during this sporting event would become equally as important. One in particular aired while capitalizing on George Orwell’s 1949 novel “1984.” After the ad was turned down by many companies Steve Jobs became interested. Jobs showed it to Apple employees while introducing the Macintosh or The Mac back in 1983. The rest as they say is history.
Now in 2013 Super Bowl ads literally go all out with many different themes. One theme that never gets old is the ones with kids and animals. You can never go wrong with that winning combination or one of the two. Here are highlights from four during the Super Bowl Sunday night featuring those lovable, laughable, and touching ones with children and animals.
Doritos® - Fashionista Daddy
A little girl asks her father to play Princess. The father is anxious to get back to touch football with the guys. She pulls out a bag of Doritos and he does whatever she wants, including dressing up like a Princess with makeup. The others discover the delay and join in the festivities. It’s like watching “RuPaul’s Drag Race” when the gang gets into the act of eating Doritos. One of them is busted for wearing the wife’s wedding dress.
2014 Kia Sorento - Space Babies
One of the funniest and cutest ads of the year combines human and animal babies. Here’s a young boy asking his father, while riding in their Kia Sorento, where babies come from. A panicked father then comes up with a clever story akin to birds and the bees, also when storks delivers babies. They come from faraway out into space on a planet called Babylandia. When its time they board a ship, enter earth’s atmosphere, and are delivered safely to a family. The youngster doesn’t buy that story for one minute. Instead, he tells his father one of his friends said they come when mommies and daddies... It’s time for the family to sing-along to an mp3 of “Wheels on the Bus” from Kia’s sound system.
Doritos® - Goat 4 Sale
Once upon a time a lonely guy buys a pet goat to share his Doritos with. At first they happily munch together, except this goat likes to eat and eat and eat..... After 42 bags the owner is going crazy. When the goat reaches 156 bags it is time take action. The following day the goat discovers his supply of Doritos are all gone. He’s now in panic-mode going straight to his owner who’s hoarding and hiding out. The goat closes the door and a battle begins for Doritos.
Budweiser - Brotherhood
Last, but never least this one’s sure to make you shed a tear or two. Budweiser commercials featuring the famous Clydesdale horses are synonymous with Super Bowl commercials for decades. This one is no exception. It shows a rancher becoming deeply attached to a Clydesdale from birth until he is sold to become a Budweiser Clydesdale. One day the rancher sees a story in the newspaper where the horse team is coming to town. He attends the parade and at first the horse does not recognize him, but a reunion awaits them later on.