Advertisers are rolling out celebrities, animals galore and old favorites to capture the attention of more than 100 million people expected to tune in for Super Bowl XLV today.
A sampling of commercials people are bound to be talking about after the game:
One of at least nine automakers advertising during the Super Bowl, Audi’s ad during the first break after kickoff is targeted at younger buyers. It shows people escaping from a posh prison to illustrate the difference between “old luxury” and Audi.
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The mocking office chimps that show why viewers might want to look for a new job return in a third-quarter ad.
Promotes the .co alternative to the .com web domain in an ad that shows celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels, above, and auto racing driver Danica Patrick seemingly naked and directs viewers to its website to see the ending.
PepsiCo teams with Eminem on a first quarter stop-motion animated spot that uses a puppet with Eminem’s likeness to promote Lipton Brisk. Also has three ads each for its Pepsi MAX and Doritos, all created by fans.
From left, comedians Richard Lewis and Roseanne Barr star in a second-quarter ad. It’s an encore to last year’s hit commercial that saw Betty White take a vicious tackle on a football field.
Kim Kardashian “will break someone’s heart,” the shoemaker says, in an ad for toning shoes near the two-minute warning.
The online investing site brings back the popular talking babies it introduced in 2008 in a third-quarter ad.
The brewer will promote an imported brand, Stella Artois, for the first time on the Super Bowl. That ad stars Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody as a 1960s jazz club singer. (If you’re looking forward to Bud Light’s legendary humor, it has three commercials coming, too, which it has teased on Facebook.)
The automaker’s trademark whimsy permeates an ad in which a Darth Vader-costumed boy tries using The Force on household objects and his father’s Passat.
Odd couple Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne will star in the electronics seller’s Super Bowl debut in the third quarter that promotes a new program where Best Buy will buy back electronics when customers decide to upgrade. The ad’s still under wraps, but pairing the teen idol and the “Prince of Darkness” certainly fires the imagination.