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Thirteen Appetizing Super Bowl Ads From the Past 33 Years

Don't dispute this one.
Don’t dispute this one.

Whether you’re excited to see the Ravens play the 49ers, or you’re just watching for the Beyoncé halftime show, everyone can get excited about the $4 million commercials. Beer and car spots will always dominate, but over the years, there have been some fantastic commercials hawking fast-food and non-beer drinks, too. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird playing Horse is enough to make you want a Big Mac (maybe), and we can collectively blame the nation’s current soda crisis on Britney Spears gyrating ten years ago. Here are thirteen of the best, presented in chronological order.

Coca-Cola: Mean Joe Greene, 1980
Wendy's: Where's the Beef? 1984
Diet Coke: Elton John and Paula Abdul, 1990
Diet Pepsi: Ray Charles, 1991
Pepsi: Cindy Crawford, 1992
McDonald's: Michael Jordan and Larry Bird Play Horse for a Big Mac, 1993
Wavy Lay's: Elijah Wood Meets Dan Quayle, 1994
Tobasco: Mosquito, 1998
Pepsi: Britney Spears, 2002
Lay's: MC Hammer, 2008
Snickers: Betty White, 2010
Doritos: Pug Attack, 2011
Taco Bell: Viva Young, 2013
Thirteen Appetizing Super Bowl Ads From the Past 33 Years