By Grace Vasquez

I caught a few of the ads during Super Bowl Sunday as honestly I wasn’t watching but caught the half-time show and most of the third quarter. The one ad I loved was the Hyundai ad because it actually made me cry.

So, with a lot of big money invested, who had the best ad? Lots of outlets have lots of picks, but one appears to be rising above the others: Eli Manning and Odel Beckham Jr.’s “Dirty Dancing” recreation. I did catch this one last night and I did laugh. Hey, but let’s compare last nights NFL ad to the real “Dirty Dancing.”

Other winners according to

  • Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage in a lip-synced rap battle for Doritos and Mountain Dew
  • The Bug Light Knight
  • Tiffany Haddish for Groupon
  • Celebs Stepping in for Amazon’s Alexa

One of the more touching, however, was Bud Light’s reminder of shutting down beer production so that disaster survivors could enjoy clean water to drink.

As for what Super Bowl goodies are trending on YouTube, the top ten are…

  • The trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
  • “It’s A Tide Ad” starring “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour.
  • Justin Timberlake’s Halftime Show
  • Trailers for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War,” “The Cloverfield Paradox,” “Mission Impossible: Fallout” (in that order)
  • Ram Trucks’ Vikings Singing “We Will Rock You”
  • “Westworld’s” Season Two trailer
  • Jeep’s “Jurassic Park” ad starring Jeff Goldblum

So what did you think of this year’s Super Bowl commercials? Did you have a favorite? If a commercial makes me cry or laugh, I’ll remember it. If it makes me angry, eh, you lost me. ~grace

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