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Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time: 30 Hilarious Spots, Ranked

These winners scored big laughs during football’s biggest game. See why!

It’s game time! And the one thing that can bring Chiefs and 49ers fans together is the hope that this year’s lineup of TV ads will deliver some of the funniest Super Bowl commercials of all time. With the cost of a 30-second spot estimated at a mind-boggling $7 million (do you know how much nachos and guac that could buy?!), the pressure is on for each commercial to have an even stronger performance than Patrick Mahomes and Brock Purdy.

With this year’s crop of ads boasting stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Quinta Brunson, Jenna Ortega, Tom Brady, Chris Pratt, Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, Lionel Messi, Kate McKinnon, Christopher Walken, David and Victoria Beckham, and more, chances are “Purdy” good there’ll be some strong contenders in the bunch that will spark a ton of buzz on social media, our new collective water cooler these days. Some clips are already out there for your viewing pleasure, but there’s no doubt more surprises are in store for during the big game.

Until then, suit up for a replay (no referee needed) of the funniest Super Bowl commercials of all time. Just try not to spit out your chips and guac!

30. FedEx Cast Away (2006): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

The Tom Hanks film gets spoofed in this clever spot, as a once marooned FedEx employee makes good on delivering a package. “By the way: What’s in the package?” he asks, setting up a rewarding comedic payoff.

29. Busch Light “Shelter” (2023)

Sarah “for just dollars a day” McLachlan parodied her own heart-tugging ASPCA commercials in this beer ad, in which she winds up taking shelter with an unlikely “dog.” It was “a super fun opportunity [to] take the piss a little bit out of the ASPCA commercial,” the “Angel” singer told E! News.

28. Career Builder Laser Pointer (2006): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

This spot was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. To be exact, it was as fun as a conference room of monkeys all armed with laser pointers disrupting a hapless businessman.

27. E*Trade Talking Baby (2008)

Online trading is so easy a baby could do it! That’s the pitch in this adorable two-part spot, complete with some not adorable (but funny) spit-up and a surprisingly creepy clown.

26. Bud Light “Fist Bump” (2007)

This wildly slap-tastic spot promoting the “refreshingly smooth” taste of a cold Bud Light catches you off-guard with its premise, then just keeps getting deliciously sillier.

25. T-Mobile’s “The Mix-Up” (2021): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

The Voice coaches had viewers turning their chairs around for this winning spot in which Gwen Stefani’s static-filled call on a competitor’s spotty network leads Adam Levine to set her up with a complete mismatch: country cutup Blake Shelton. Who’s having the last laugh now?

24. John Malkovich for Squarespace (2017)

“Get out of my name!” This two-parter from the website-building site plays off of 1999’s Being John Malkovich and finds the quirky actor fighting to get the rights to JohnMalkovich.com for his menswear line.

23. McDonald’s “The Showdown” (1993)

This spot’s tagline, “What you want is what you get” fit perfectly, as it delivered just what audiences wanted: A winning combination of two NBA greats (Michael Jordan and Larry Bird) battling it out in the ultimate game of H.O.R.S.E. — all for the prize of a Big Mac and some fries.

22. EDS Cat Herders (2000): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

“Anybody can herd cattle. Holding together 10,000 half-wild shorthairs? Well, that’s another thing altogether.” This spot boasts a wild Wild West scene that drives home the point that Electronic Data Centers (EDC) could help businesses take their information, technology, and ideas “and make them go where you want.”

21. FedEx Lollipop Guild (2000)

“Whether it’s overseas or over the rainbow, FedEx can get it to places other shipping companies can only imagine.” That brilliant tagline leads to a driver dropping into Oz so the Lollipop Guild can get their voices back to their desired pitch, thanks to a delivery of helium-filled balloons. Pressure from anti-drug groups, who felt the commercial would encourage kids to huff inhalants, led to it quickly being pulled off the air.

20. Volkswagen’s The Force (2011): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

An adorable, pint-size Darth Vader tries to summon the Force all day to little luck — until dad comes home with his Passat and helps create some magic with its remote control. Though it is one of the funniest Super Bowl commercials of all time, its just as heartwarming.

19. Budweiser “Wassup” (2000)

The randomness of the humor in this classic spot didn’t stop pretty much everyone you knew from mimicking its “Wassssssupppp!” catchphrase for weeks after this one aired. (You’re probably fighting the urge right now to belt it out.)

18. The Simpsons for MasterCard (2004): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

“Stupid voice-over!” In this a-doh!-able spot, Homer Simpson is enjoying some suds at Moe’s Tavern when he’s gently nudged by the ad’s narrator that getting your errands done quicker (thanks to MasterCard!) means you can get home and spend more time with your family. 

17. “Slap” by Doritos (2010)

A little boy’s protectiveness over his mom and his favorite snack catches her suitor (and his face) off-guard. “Jaylen, are you playing nice?” mom calls out from the other room. Nope, but she and the Doritos are safe.

16. Bridgestone Tires “Reply All” (2011)

The fear of mistakenly replying all to the entire company makes this classic commercial truly timeless. You’d think in the 13 years since it aired that someone would figure out an undo for such a dreaded workplace faux pas.

15. Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef?” (1984): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

Today they’d be called Karens, but the three old women demanding to speak to the manger, then the owner, of a fast-food joint not quite cutting the mustard cracked the nation up. And it made Clara Peller a household name for a while for her meaty, scene-stealing role in the spot.

14. Dunkin’ with Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez (2023)

“Grab me a glazed!” JLo rolling up and busting Ben Affleck at his side hustle job — working the Dunkin’ drive-through window — is worth its weight in Munchkins.

13. “Did Alexa Lose Her Voice?” (2018)

Gordon Ramsay, Cardi B, Rebel Wilson and Anthony Hopkins all used their unique vocal chops here to hilariously fill in for the ailing voice of the Amazon Echo. The ad did more than okrrrrrrr, as Cardi would say: It was the top-rated Super Bowl commercial of its year based on a public opinion poll from USA Today.

12. Lay’s Golden Memories (2022): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

“Remember when we stumbled into that turf war?” Funny guys Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan reminisce about a series of laugh-inducing “golden times,” all to calm Rogan’s nerves before his wedding to a surprising bride, who scares up a big laugh of her own at the end.

11. Taco Bell “Viva Young” (2013)

It’s a Cocoon-esque joyride throughout this spot featuring a group of elderly party animals livin’ la vida loca as a Spanish-language version of Fun’s “We Are Young” provides a soundtrack to their every tattoo, nightclub visit, make-out session, and, of course, Taco Bell pit stop.

10. Xerox Monks (1977): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

“Very nice work, brother Dominic. Now I would like 500 more sets.” Oh, brother! This spot for the Xerox 9200 duplicating system goes back decades, and it was truly a miracle of advertising genius and comedy.

9. Old Spice “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” (2010)

Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. The sexy — and shirtless — Isaiah Mustafa had women swooning and everyone laughing at this fresh, funny spin on a soap pitch.

8. Uber Don’t Eats (2022)

Celebs Gwyneth “This candle tastes funny” Paltrow, Trevor Noah, and Jennifer Coolidge hilariously (and literally) chew the scenery in this spot for the online food ordering and delivery platform. As the delightfully quirky Coolidge deadpans, “If it was delivered with Uber Eats, does that mean I can eats it?” Then she does — and viewers ate it up.

7. Hyundai Sonata Smaht Pahk (2020)

Hearing Rachel Dratch, John Krasinski and Chris Evans comedically accentuate their Boston accents is wicked funny in this charmer, which features a home run-worthy cameo from Boston Red Sox legend David “Big Papi” Ortiz.

6. Dirty Dancing for the NFL (2018)

Nobody puts Odell Beckham Jr. in a corner! The wide receiver and fellow NFL star Eli Manning show off some impressive dance moves in this laugh-out-loud spot that does Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey proud. Beckham’s move where he laughs as he tosses his head back is perfection, and the trademark lift at the end ain’t bad either.

5. “It’s a Tide Ad” (2018): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

It was indeed a clean sweep for Tide, as the brand seemingly turned every ad during the Super Bowl — even classics from the past — into (you guessed it) a Tide ad. Stranger ThingsDavid Harbour is along for the strange but brilliant, entertaining, and effective ride.

4. Drake From State Farm (2021)

Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Paul Rudd team up in this entertaining spot in which no one feels their commercial stand-in is adequate — especially State Farm staple Jake, who has to put singer Drake in his place.

3. Amazon’s Mind-Reading Alexa (2022)

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost star in this funnier-than-Saturday Night Live spot about the potential perils and embarrassments of having a mind-reading Alexa. (“Ordering fresh mint mouthwash … extra strength.”)

2. Reebok’s Terry Tate: Office Linebacker (2003)

Don’t forget your cover sheet! This “outside-the-box” ad starred athlete-actor Lester Speight as Terry Tate, a linebacker tackling a host of hard-hitting workplace duties for the fictitious Felcher & Sons. “When it’s game time, it’s pay time,” “Terrible” Tate screams as he “gives out the pain” to one felled co-worker, and this creative spot definitely paid off for the footwear company.

1. Betty White for Snickers (2010): Funniest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

The Golden Girl wins the gold for funniest Super Bowl commercials of all time. Just hearing her taunt a teammate with the line, “That’s not what your girlfriend says” made us, well, more than snicker. The kicker with Abe Vigoda is also spectacular. Well played, Snickers.

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