Super Bowl 50 Ads: The Best, The Worst And The Weirdest

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What made up this year’s roster of Super Bowl 50 ads? A puppy-monkey-baby hybrid. A portrait of Steven Tyler made entirely of Skittles. A strange little pink intestine, and many more. 
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Aside from the spine-chilling clash between two competing teams, the Super Bowl wouldn’t seem as “sacred” as it is right now without the commercials.

Each 30-second slot is priced at a whopping $5 million. The goal of advertisers: to win over and stand out in the minds of the 114 million people who stay tuned to the big game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Some commercials indeed deliver; some could have been done better; while others were just downright weird. Here we randomly list down the best, the worst and the most offbeat commercials this year.

The Best

Budweiser’s #GiveADamn
Budweiser’s 2016 ad is stripped and simple, but it definitely leaves its viewers cackling.

A very stern-looking Dame Helen Mirren, sitting behind a table-for-one, rants off about drunk drivers, calling them the “oxygen-wasting human form of pollution.”

“If your brain was donated to science, science would return it,” she says.

And it works, despite the dim setting and the strange-looking burger. Mirren’s star quality definitely helped the ad stand out.