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Poll: Which Was the Best Super Bowl Commercial This Year?

Social media networks were set aflutter with the hint that Matthew Broderick may be reprising his Ferris Bueller role in a Super Bowl ad on Feb. 5. “How can I handle work on a day like today?” he says in the opening frame.

With just a few days before the big game, commercials are a hot topic, along with whether Eli Manning or Tom Brady will be the hero of Super Bowl XVLI. According to businessinsider.com, 2012 will go down as a banner year for the event. The top price NBC got for an ad is $4 million, and on average, the network sold 30-second spots for $3.5 million each.

Just about everyone has a favorite Super Bowl commercial. Betty White would never have been introduced to Facebook or the “Saturday Night Live” audience were it not for her 2010 Super Bowl ad, the most popular one that year.

And, few fans have forgotten Cindy Crawford’s 1992 Super Bowl ad.

Two Super Bowls ago, AOL TV (now HUFFPOST TV) compiled a list of 10 memorable Super Bowl commercials, including Apple's 1984 introduction of the Macintosh, the Budweiser frogs, Mean Joe Greene drinking a Coke and offerings from Monster.com and from Xerox.

Now that the game is over, tell us which was your favorite this year? 

Noelle February 07, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Seriously? She was absolutely awful. Never will be a fan of fake singing. And the cheerleading...come on! Rockin it is not even close!
Tim February 07, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Laughable rant huh? Laughable rant like I see posted by you of every anti-pot club article on the Patch? The one thing I agree with you on a majority of Californians do not as was shown by the rejection of a ballot measure thay would have legalized pot. My point is that its not always easy to be in the minority opinion which I am in CA. However, as weak as the republican field is, Obamas reelction is far from a lock and he will have a tough time in the swing states with continued high unemployment and if Israel attacks Iran this spring all bets are off in November.
Leah Hall February 08, 2012 at 01:36 AM
"People have to understand that what he was doing was saying to America 'Get yourselves together - all of you - and make this a second half.' It's not a political thing.'" -Leonard Hirshan, Clint Eastwood's manager Clint! Clint! Clint! :)
Anneke9 February 08, 2012 at 03:19 AM
As a conservative, and knowing Clint's politics the way I do, it never occurred to me that this commercial was political. Shame on opportunist GOP pundits who saw this as an opportunity to use a classic American celebrity to get face time on TV.
Tim February 08, 2012 at 04:05 AM
This was a fairly weak year for Superbowl commercials looking back on years past. But then again, I was paying more attention to the game since I'm a huge Giants fan... Two Superbowl wins in four years! NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS!!!

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