Best & Worst Super Bowl 2019 Commercials
Yes, the New England Patriots may have won Super Bowl LIII, but for many of us, all that matters is the commercials. So which ones captivated our attention this time around?
From Cardi B rocking Pepsi-themed nails to Chance the Rapper remixing The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” and everything in between, here are Billboard’s picks for the best and worst commercials of the night.
Pepsi, "More Than OK"
Cardi B, Lil Jon and Steve Carrell take over a 1950s-themed diner, making the case for Pepsi being, you know, more than a simply "OK" choice of drink. The scene-stealing moment comes when Cardi storms through the door wearing head-to-toe red, white and blue, offering up her signature, "O-kurrrr” as “I Like It” booms over the speakers.
Doritos, "Chance the Rapper x Backstreet Boys"
Chance the Rapper adds a hilarious rap verse to "I Want It That Way." Need we say more?
Amazon Alexa, "Not Everything Makes the Cut"
Forest Whitaker, Harrison Ford and NASA astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly star in the celebrity-filled clip about rejected Amazon Alexa ideas, with one particularly shining moment occurring when Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are ejected from a hot tub.
Pampers, “Stinky Booty Duty 2.0”
Maroon 5's Adam Levine pulled double duty tonight as both the halftime performer and one of the stars of Pamper's adorable ad, joining John Legend on diaper duty. Come for the harmonizing, stay for Chrissy Teigen’s appearance at the end.
NFL, "The 100-Year Game"
A star-studded cast of 44 retired and active football players turn a ballroom ceremony into a football free-for-all, serving up two minutes of ruckus that was arguably more entertaining than the night’s actual game. One particularly amusing moment comes when Tom Brady hands off his rings to newbie Baker Mayfield, and of course it’s always funny to watch people smash cake and fall on stuff.
Really thought that was Benedict Cumberbatch for a moment, didn’t you? Well, it isn’t. One word to describe this ad: boooring. (Though it is pretty cool that, apparently, "one third of all new Audi models will be electrified by 2025.")
Avocados From Mexico, "Top Dog"
This one had potential, with the beloved Kristin Chenoweth as a commentator at a dog show with a human twist, but the humor doesn’t quite land.
BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer, "The Pitch"
BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer makes its debut in this ad, featuring two mermaids named "Bonnie" and "Vivian." While mesmerizing, there's something about the structure of this ad for seltzer that simply...falls flat (sorry).
Stella Artois, "Change Up The Usual"
Stella clearly shelled out big bucks to make this mini Sex and the City/The Big Lebowski crossover happen, but it’s not the sequel that fans of The Dude were hoping for after his return was teased back in January.