Let's be honest, while last nights Super Bowl Li will easily go down as one of the greatest sporting encounters of all time, for many of us, the match itself still ranked secondary to what was going on during the commercial breaks. This year, companies could expect to be pay an eye-watering $170,000 for just one second of airtime, meaning a 30-second spot would come in at at some $5 million bucks. Dang. Just think of how many Supreme x Louis Vuitton trunks you could buy with that.
With America's biggest brands keen not to shirk their moment in the spotlight, accordingly, most went all out in terms of production and cast. John Malkovich, Bill Nye, Cam Newton, Justin Bieber, Jason Statham, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Walken and star of the evening Tom Brady made up just some of the eclectic guest spots, while Mercedes went one step further by enlisting the legendary Coen brothers on directorial duties. Some footage you may already be familiar with, having percolated online prior to the night as is now often the case.
To save you the legwork, we've went to the lengths of listing every commercial worth watching. Sit back, relax, disable ad blocker, and actually enjoy watching these damn things for the only time this year. As ever, let us know your favorite in the comments.
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It's a 10!
Now see what Lady Gaga's show stopper of a halftime show looked like.