February 8th, 2010
10:38 AM ET

What was your favorite Super Bowl ad last night?

The New Orleans Saints took the trophy for last night's Super Bowl game, but who won the title of best Super Bowl ad?

For all of the money that companies shell out for a mere 30 seconds during one of the most-watched sports events in the U.S., expectations are always high for creative and hilarious commercials, and last night's ad spots did a decent job of living up to viewer's hopes.

On the winning team was Google's swoon-worthy Parisian love story, Intel's Jeffrey the Robot, Bud Light's amazing use of AutoTune and Letterman and Leno's surprise 10 seconds of bonding with Oprah Winfrey.

But then there were others that couldn't make you crack a smile, let alone make you laugh, like Coca-Cola's Simpsons ad or the 2010 Census's 100 percent unfunny spot.

The "best in show" title, though, had to be the Snickers commercial with Betty White. It was everything a Super Bowl ad should be: funny, a little shocking, and it got us talking.

What were your favorite Super Bowl ads, and which ones do you think should have died before production even started?

Check out EW.com's list of the five best and worst Super Bowl ads here.


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  1. marquee.blogs.cnn.com

    What was your favorite super bowl ad last night.. Amazing :)

    April 19, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. E.R.

    The Betty White commercial was terrible, it seemed to suggest that violence against the eldery is okay... I realize I am being way too PC but it offended me.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TurntableU

    Google. So understated it stood out, and very effectively made it's point.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tera

    the etrade baby commericals, especailly the one with him webcam talking to the baby girl and she says "is that milk-a-holic Lindsay there"? hahaha

    February 9, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. j-thug

    Tim the Snack-Samarai.....dude, Tim loves Doritos

    February 9, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Finkelton

    Autotune was the best one...."Oh my god! T-Pain!!" "Paaasssssssssss theeee guuaaaacaaaaaamoooleeee"

    February 9, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ang

    I thought the Audi Green Police ad was pretty funny. That one and the Betty White one are just about the only two I laughed for.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jack

    Not much mention of the green Audi ad.... I live in recycle-mad Switzerland so it resonated here. Google was much more intelligent than Snickers and I still love the etrade kids. Coca-Cola's were bottom of list.

    February 9, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  9. darlene d

    My favorites were Hyundai with Brett Favre 2020 MVP Award, The Budweiser bridge of people, and VW with Stevie Wonder. In my opinion, most of them were not that funny this year.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. rftallent

    The dog and the shock collar was priceless. I could've done without the little boy slapping his mother's date. Budweiser ALWAYS comes through.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. KC

    all time best!

    February 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. KC

    Seriously...hands down! [SLAP] ..."Don't touch my mamma, and don't tough my Dorittos! [evil eye given by the little boy]. My goodness, I burst into stiches just sitting here thinking about that! Oh, and don't forget about the dog and the abusive dog collar.... These were the

    February 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. May

    I miss the ole dayz....Budwieser horses and the EDS herding cats.

    February 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. allen

    none were worth much.

    bring back the clydedales.

    February 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Willie D

    I thought the ad firm that thought up the little boy and his love of Mother and Dorito's was absolute genius. Congratulations Doritos

    February 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sandra

    The Doritos commercial with the little boy slapping the taste out of his mothers boyfriend. Very funny

    February 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Christine

    My faves were the Betty White/Abe Vigoda Snickers and the Dorito's commercial with the "Don't touch my mama" boy. Hilarious!

    February 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  18. ACwatts

    VW and Stevie Wonder

    February 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Chrsity

    I LOVED the Budweiser commercial beginning with the foal and the calf racing on each side of the fence, then later it shows the horse grown, pulling the Budweiser carriage and looking over at the longhorn. They give each other the eye and race like when they were young. EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL.

    February 8, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Thomas Baker

    The Doritos both by far were the best then came Bud light Was one great game only now it leaves Question did Peyton choke in heat of battle or got setialmental for his home town

    February 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jennifer Gerholdt

    The Green Police!

    February 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Rachel George

    The Doritos commercial where the little boy threatens his mom's date!

    February 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  23. April

    I'm sad that i missed the doritos commercial with the little kid now...
    I love the commercial where that one guy was pretending to be dead, lying in his casket watching tv adn covered in doritos...IT'S A MIRACLE!!
    ...and the one where the little football guy saw his shadow...

    February 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. laura

    Google followed by Betty White.... Google made me cry (a 1st for a commercial) and the Snickers commercial made me laugh.

    February 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Arlette

    Frankly all this year's adds sucked.

    February 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Whitney

    I had 2 favs this year....the Doritos one w/ the little boy and his mama, and the house made of bud light! Those were great! Hats off to Doritos....they had some of THE BEST i have ever seen!!! loved em! :)

    February 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Angie

    Top commercial (s)
    Doritos, with the tough talking kid, saying Dont touch my momma, and dont touch my Doritos!...

    And the Doritos with the Dog & Bark collar!

    February 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  28. boocat

    I liked Brett Favre's ad the best....shows he has a sense of humor and he looked pretty good for a guy made up to be 50 years old.

    February 8, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Laurie

    My favorite was the Doritos commerical with the little boy who gave the house rules. I was crackin up...IT WAS THE BEST!!!!

    February 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  30. GalleryBound.com

    I liked the screaming chickens and the Betty White spot, but the Doritos commercial with the kid telling the guy what NOT to do was the best!

    February 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  31. dude

    Brett Favre's 2020 MVP/retirement commercial was amusing

    February 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Saly

    Betty White was the only commercial which remotely made me laugh, and only because it had Abe Vigoda at the end. Google and the Audi (Green Dreamer) commercials were clever and had some brains behind them. Everything else was just STUPID rehash of what's been done many time before.

    February 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Deborah Shoots

    The Doritoes ad when the African America child, rebukes the Moms friend. "Don't mess with my Mom and don't mess with my Doritoes

    February 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Bridgette-PA

    The talkin' babies..."Milka whaaat"?

    February 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Just a Thought

    I think all the ads pailed in comparison to past SB events. However, with the choices we had I was actually impressed with Tim Tebow's ad. It was a bit shocking/funny seeing him hit his mother that way; but more than that it was thought provoking and actually had a message worth remembering. To bad CBS didn't have the guts to air the whole thing!

    February 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Angel G

    the google ad was sweet!

    February 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Diva

    The Doritos commercial where the little boy slapped the taste out the man's mouth....omg I hollered!

    February 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Dee

    Hands down - Letterman, Oprah, Leno!!~!

    February 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. joulian

    letterman, leno, oprah

    February 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Amanda Smith

    The Doritos commercial with the little boy was by far the best! VERY FUNNY!! I laugh so hard every time i watch it!

    February 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Nola

    Betty White all the way

    February 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Deborah Shoots

    The Doritoes ad with the African American child, his Mom and her boyfriend. Don't mess with my Mom or my Doritoes.

    February 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Richard Aronson

    My favorite was the Doritos ad with the barking collar. There were a couple of Bud Lights I liked, but they got buried and forgotten by all the rest of the Bud Lights. It doesn't take many bad commercials for a product to make you forget the good ones.

    February 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jen

    The boost Mobile commercial featuring McMahon trying to dance was pretty funny. Sorry Helen I respectfully disagree, I thought the casual Friday commercial was just gross. Betty White and Snickers was the best by far. Kia's commercial with the toys stealing the SUV was pretty good as well.

    February 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Helen

    "Casual Friday" was left off of your list – way funnier than the chickens!

    February 8, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

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