As everyone probably knows, the 50th Super Bowl aired this past weekend, and as usual, it was basically the only thing anyone was talking, tweeting and posting about every time I got on social media. Here are the top 10 times that Super Bowl 50 wowed, shocked, had us dying from laughter or made us say, “WTF?!”:
10) T-Mobile: Drop the Balls – It’s no surprise that the cellular company not only spoofed Drake, but also Steve Harvey. The actor and comedian recently announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant, and in this commercial, he apologizes because last year’s statistics for T-Mobile were mistakenly used. However, he announces that he’s not taking responsibility this time.
9) Hyundai – Ryanville: The Deadpool star, Ryan Reynolds, is seen in Hyundai’s commercial in many costumes other than his red one we’ve all been seeing him in lately. He’s around every corner of the commercial, distracting female drivers in different ways. Unlike the women, however, the new Hyundai Elantra doesn’t get distracted while driving.
8) Movie trailers: As always, there were a slew of new movie trailers released during the Super Bowl, and they didn’t disappoint. Included in the list were: the live-action Jungle Book, Independence Day: Resurgence, X-men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles: Out of the Shadows, Jason Bourne and Deadpool.
7) Mountain Dew – PuppyMonkeyBaby/ Doritos – Ultrasound: These two commercials are tied for biggest “WTF” moments. To promote Mountain Dew Kickstart, the company created a creature called a PuppyMonkeyBaby and it went on to haunt my nightmares. In the Doritos commercial, a father is teasing his baby with a Dorito. The man throws the chip, which reults in the baby’s early exit from the womb.
6) Heinz – Meet the Ketchups: Whoever had the idea to dress wiener dogs up like hot dogs with buns and have them run across a field to a line of people in Heinz costumes is a brilliant person. It was probably the cutest commercial of the year.
5) Super Bowl Babies: This commercial showed various groups of people singing a song about being born nine months after the Super Bowl. It was quirky and original, and let’s be honest, the Seattle babies were cute.
4) Coldplay Halftime Performance: The rock band has finally made their Super Bowl debut, and while a lot of people think it was lame, fans of the group loved it. I think it’s great that they’ve finally gotten to perform at halftime, even if it may have seemed overshadowed by Queen B.
3) No More: Domestic violence: When I saw a text message conversation on the TV screen, I knew something serious was about to happen. No More is a campaign that addresses domestic violence and sexual assault awareness. Viewers were instructed to text the number provided to receive news about ways to notice and prevent the violence. It was probably the most important and shocking commercial of the evening.
2) Lady Gaga’s National Anthem: This year’s Super Bowl opened with the renowned pop star and up-and-coming actress’s rendition of the National Anthem, and it did not disappoint. Everyone has been talking about the way she “nailed it” and it’s been called “total perfection”. You go, Gaga!
1) Beyoncé: This past weekend was a huge one for the queen. She released a new single, “Formation,” as well as its music video on Saturday. At the Super Bowl, she performed with Coldplay and Bruno Mars. Promptly after halftime, she dropped news of her Formation World Tour, which was both a huge surprise and an expectation of her fans.
Whether the Super Bowl made you laugh, cry or dance like Beyoncé herself, it was a good one for the 50th year.
The halftime show not only made jaws drop with fireworks, but it also warmed hearts with its celebration of the LGBT community and Black Lives Matter. Oh, and the Denver Broncos won!