If you missed some of the best Super Bowl commercials 2014 on Feb. 2 because you needed to grab another sandwich or make a trip to the restroom, we don't blame you. Rest assured, we've got you covered!
Below the jump, you will find some of the best Super Bowl ads to air during this year's Broncos vs. Seahawks showdown. You'll also find a few that missed the mark.
(If you missed any or all of the big game Sunday night, get a recap and final scores here.)
Watch Best Super Bowl Commercials 2014 Online: What Were Your Favorite Ads This Year?
First, we'll start with the obvious winners. There was the Budweiser Puppy Love ad, which told the story of two four-legged star-crossed lovers and broke hearts across the country before the big game even got underway due to its early release on YouTube.
Ditto for the Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family that set a few bigoted tongues wagging when they appeared in their first commercial last year. It was heartwarming to see this real-life family back on the small screen, with 6-year-old actress Grace Colbert as adorable as ever and with a sibling on the way! (Take that, haters!)
But there were so many other commercials that caught our attention. For example, we got the warm fuzzies watching Gwen, the woman who quit her job via her appearance in the Go Daddy spot, say so long to her job and begin the journey to follow her dreams. (Give Gwen some support by checking out PuppetsByGwen.com.)
There was a quick "Full House" reunion during the Dannon Oikos yogurt ad, which featured brand spokesman John Stamos getting an assist from former "Full House" co-stars Bob Saget and Dave Coulier. It was mildly amusing, though mostly forgettable.
Coca-Cola likely didn't intend to have one of the most controversial ads of Super Bowl 2014, but that's what happened. Their take on the song "America the Beautiful," which included stanzas sung in eight languages, a girl with two dads and footage of people of various ethnicities, was quickly bashed by some people online. Twitter user @Vonzion tweeted, "Hey @CocaCola This is America. English, please. #SB48." (We would like to applaud Coke for their spirit of inclusiveness, as well as depicting the first gay family in a Super Bowl commercial!)
We love anything that gives us more Ellen DeGeneres dancing, so the Goldilocks-themed Beats Audio commercial really rang our bell. Our absolute favorite part of the evening, though, was the "girls are smart and we want smarter toys" message small-scale toymaker GoldieBlox managed to get across. (See the GoldieBlox Super Bowl 2014 ad in the video above.)
Our least favorite of this year's Super Bowl ads? The Audi commercial featuring Chihuahua-Doberman hybrids. We're pretty sure the "doberhuahua" will be starring in all of our nightmares forever. Shudder.
We've really only scratched the surface. However, the New York Times put together an in-depth recap of most, if not all, of this year's Super Bowl ads and provided links so you can check them out again or see them for the very first time. Watch the best Super Bowl commercials 2014 online here.
What did you think of the Super Bowl ads this year? Which were your favorites? Sound off in the comments section below.