Top Five Super Bowl Ads

Published by PETA.

Take it from someone who uses the Super Bowl as a bathroom break to get back to the main-event (commercials!): This year, the ads that were shown during the big game made history with their creative alternatives to live animals. Check out our five animal-friendly favorites:



  • “Whale of a Tale,” Bridgestone: Three friends. One animatronic whale. Millions of happy viewers. Bridgestone also gets extra kudos from us for recently banning the use of endangered animals in all of its commercials!
  • “Timothy Richman,” The pros of animatronic tiger cub birth: clean, cute, and pain-free. The cons of animatronic tiger cub birth? We can’t think of any.
  • “Finding Beaver,” Leave it to this (CGI) beaver…to play the fiddle? Hoedown, here we come!
  • “Squirrel,” Honda: Why can’t all hoarders be this sleek, adorable, and (faux) furry?
  • “Underdog,” Doritos: We yelled “Holla!” when this taunted dog flipped the tables and put the shock collar on the man. Payback is simply delicious.

Animatronics have sure come a long way since the Country Bear Jamboree. We need to get on the Punxsutawney Phil case stat!

What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?

Written by Logan Scherer

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