During Super Bowl 50, Peyton Manning set his impressive legacy in stone, Queen Bey raised her royal bar even higher somehow, and animals of all kinds stole the show in several hilarious, adorable, and extremely strange ads. If you’re unconvinced on the latter, let us remind you with these three words: Puppy. Monkey. Baby. Yeah. That happened.
If you were too distracted yesterday with the Puppy Bowl and stuffing your face with cheese-covered carbs (as many of us were), here’s your chance to catch up on all the stellar Super Bowl ads featuring adorable animals.
1. Doritos Dogs
The ongoing quest to sneak some human food continues here with a pack of pups trying to purchase Doritos at the grocery store. And do they let a little “No Dogs Allowed” sign and a cranky store employee stop them? Nope.
2. Honda Ridgeline: A New Truck To Love
This ad features a human, his dog, his gorgeous new Honda Ridgeline truck, and a herd of sheep sneakily belting out “Someone to Love” by Queen. When the human returns, blasting the same Queen song in the truck, the sheep go back to quietly munching on grass.
3. Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby
Anyone else have nightmares about this freaky creature? No? Just us? Cool. Mountain Dew’s commercial for its new Kickstart beverage features three dudes contemplating their plans for the evening when Puppymonkeybaby shows up, hands them some Dews, and gets them to dance in a line down the hallway. We still have SO MANY QUESTIONS.
4. Heinz Wiener Stampede
A family of Heinz products, aka “The Ketchups,” stand in a line and wait for Dachshunds dressed as hot dogs to tackle them in a field. We never thought we’d be jealous of a ketchup bottle, but here we are.
5. OIC “Stool Envy”
It probably wasn’t easy to create an ad about Opioid-Induced Constipation (OIC) awareness and also make it entertaining. The ad features a guy with a serious case of stool-envy, as he wanders through his backed-up life seeing others, including one showoff dog, having no trouble going No. 2. But the weirdest thing about this very weird ad is at the end, when the guy sees a woman with toilet paper stuck to her shoe and he doesn’t even tell her about it. RUDE.
6. The Bud Light Party
Two horses appear in this stellar Bud Light ad with Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen, and though their screen time is brief, they managed to land an appearance in what was probably the funniest ad of the night.
7. Hyundai: Ryanville
Imagine a world where everyone looks like Ryan Reynolds. That’d be a wonderful world, yes? Hyundai makes that dream come true in its ad for its new car with auto emergency-braking, as the distracted lady behind the wheel almost hits one of the Ryans walking a bunch of dogs.
8. Butterfinger: Bolder Than Bold
This ad features a man on a bull skydiving out of a plane. Halfway to the ground, the man eats a Butterfinger, which unleashes his parachute. Sure, why not?
9. The Power of Wix
In an effort to promote his dad’s noodle restaurant, Po and the rest of the “Kung Fu Panda” gang comes together to create an ad for the eatery, as well as a Wix website.
10. Hyundai Elantra: The Chase
In a chase through the forest, an outdoorsy couple narrowly escapes a bear attack. Luckily, with the new Elantra’s talk start feature, they get safely inside their vehicle before the bears catch up to them. If only Leonardo DiCaprio had an Elantra in “The Revenant.”
Marmot’s Super Bowl ad features a human and his marmot BFF as they fall in love with the outside, while clad in durable Marmot apparel, duh.